Halifax Black

Designer: Jeremy Lock
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Course Description:

My first course created using the new fairway/rough tools provided by HB. Creative and imaginative course that plays on the difficult side.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

Other Courses by Jeremy Lock

Course Name Theme Par
The Garden at Castleberry Hills Countryside 71
Harbor Island Black Links 72
Kobeoshi Royal Boreal 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
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:

A pioneer in expert course design

I'm going to start this review with a walk down memory lane. I had been playing TGC for a couple of months when one day this gem appeared in the suggestion box on the course selection screen. I hadn't heard of tgctours at that point yet, and would just select a course to play my meandering around the listing and would choose them if they had an interesting name or something. I went ahead and fired the round up, and after experiencing its magnificence, this was the standard by which I judged all other courses.

Structurally, this was the standard of its time. I had never seen such beautifully crafted multilevel fairway. Most holes are divided into a plateaued landing area, and then a second shot over a gorge on creek, or general waste area. The fairways are super firm and super tight, and expertly designed. The greens are extremely challenging to get the ball close to the pins on your approach. 

This was also the first course I played that featured extensive greenery and planting. If my memory serves me correctly, it came out after the first major update with upgraded editing tools, and featured meticulously crafted stair cases, and utilized the new terrain brushing tools. 

The course still stands up to the test of time. Insanely beautiful,technically brilliant, and offers every type of challenge. Truly ahead of its time. If you've never played it, do yourself the favor and take it for a spin.

Several updates later, this course is no longer the pinnacle of design superiority. Now that I'm far more experienced, and can say that there is a definite failure to balance its firmness with fairness. There is also some recklessness in that your ball can be permanently trapped under the ornate wooden steps spiraling up to the green.

The spirit of this review is to pay the course a tribute, for changing my perception of what a great course could be. Early examples like this are what really drew me in to the game, and are responsible for my infatuation with TGC.   
Reviewed by: James Moon on 4/12/2015