Kyle Smetana  › Blue Lake Park   April 29, 2013 at 8:13pm

I was wondering if someone could clarify the OB on hole #4? This is the 300-foot, par 3 that throws towards the water treatment (?) mound with the shed and retaining wall. OB stakes line each side of the fairway. Along the right side, the stakes terminate at the cluster of trees just to the right of the basket 4. There are no stakes on the other side of the tree to indicate the OB line extends through the cluster of trees. The stakes pick up again at the small shed/utility vault.

Is that cluster of tress to the right of the basket supposed to play like a Mando Left? Common sense tells me they would not want people throwing into the gravel area by the water treatment mound because there is a chance park maintenance would be working there during the week.

Brian Cole   April 29, 2013 at 1:15pm

I believe the OB line extends on a line that the last two stakes on the ground create. So if you stand behind the second to last stake and look straight through the last stake, the OB line would extend straight to infinity beyond the last stake. I believe this is the case for all the OB lines at Blue Lake that don't connect and form the fairway into an island or peninsula.

Brian Cole   April 29, 2013 at 1:17pm

The beginning of hole 12 has another grey area like this where if you hit a tree (what? no chance on that hole!) and bounce hard left or right you can be OB but not beyond any red stakes. Also, someone with more authority can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)

Logan Van Diepen   April 29, 2013 at 3:12pm

I'd say anything behind the trees up to the WTP is in bounds. When I play hole 5, I shoot to the top of the WTP. It's not OB on that hole, so I think it is the same for hole 4.

Josh Dearing   May 2, 2013 at 11:19pm

Look closely on hole 4 you will see the stakes are tight to the right edge of the Cedar tree and go all the way to the top of the mound, or at least they did when they where 1st installed. The Stakes then cut right across the top of the mound and back down to hole 5 tree. this creates an OB deadzone ... more