Kobeoshi Royal

Designer: Jeremy Lock
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Staff Review:

Pros

  • Excellent planting. It's obvious that Blaylock knows how to create top quality courses.
  • Interesting use of a large central lake.
  • The combination of the soft firmness with fast green speeds makes for an enjoyable round.
Cons

  • Over-reliance on peninsular greens. I counted 5 to 7 depending on definition.
  • Bunkering on the back 9 felt unfinished; almost a rough-draft.
  • Some of the design choices were overly punishing.

Blaylock has provided another quality offering with Kobeoshi Royal; his excellent planting work is highlighted by the realism of the Boreal theme. Kobeoshi winds its way around a large central lake, clearly the main feature of this course, as it comes into play on a majority of the holes. The softness of the greens allows for pin seeking, a welcome feature with so many greens completely surrounded by water. This reliance on one style of green complex is the major drawback to Kobeoshi. I would have liked to see a bit more variety and creativity, but Blaylock did manage to incorporate the central lake on a majority of the holes. The back 9 seemed a bit unfinished with a few holes suffering some cosmetic problems (transitions between fairway and fringe). I would have liked to see a bit more detail put into the end of the round, but it in no way affected play. 

I'm sure we will see Kobeoshi Royal on the Web.com tour, and it is sure to provide a thrilling tournament. All in all, a fun and enjoyable round and recommended. 

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2015 Maybank Malaysian Open European Brionne Beaumont-Thomas

Other Courses by Jeremy Lock

Course Name Theme Par
The Garden at Castleberry Hills Countryside 71
Harbor Island Black Links 72
Redwood Elite Boreal 71
White Sands National, Alamogordo, New Mexico Desert 72
Barstow Country Club Desert 36
Baja Classic Championship Course Desert 72
The Colonial Grand Rural 72
Kodiak Reserve Golf Club Boreal 72
Kodiak Reserve Championship Course Boreal 72
Kodiak Blue (Front 9) Boreal 36
Kodiak Blue (Back Nine) Boreal 36
Kodiak Black (Front 9) Boreal 36
Kodiak Black (Back 9) Boreal 36
Halifax Black Autumn 72
Chamber's Hills Countryside 71
Chamber's Hills Countryside 71
Brickyard Double Black Harvest 71
McKee McGrodo - Platinum Highlands 71
Harbor Island Gold Highlands 72
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Members Highlands 70
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Tour Highlands 70
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Tour Highlands 70
RollingRock EverBlades Highlands 71
The Arizona Diamonds Desert 70
The Sunday Course of Course @ Irving's Retirement Estates Delta 72
The Club at Saguaro Lake Desert 70
Kiawah Ivory Coast Course Tropical 70
Caramel Creek Golf and Billiards Club Harvest 72
Caramel Creek Harvest 72
Kiawah Keys Tropical 70
Arizona Azure Desert 70
Raging Rooster Delta 70
Jackfish Jungle Delta 72

Member Reviews:

Beautiful course some of the holes are simply just fun to look at.
Reviewed by: Todd Driver on 12/19/2014
I honestly don't remember the difficulty rating but I'm glad I found this course.  I loved the layout and it felt 'different'.  I'm not sure how to explain that but the experience was very enjoyable.
Reviewed by: David Chism on 1/6/2015