AR, Vintage Open – 2021, Old Post Gold

The Vintage Open is using the Old Post Gold layout for competition. The course sits on the hillside above the Arkansas River next to the dam that forms Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. Most of the holes in this amped up pro layout have some difference in elevation between the tee and the basket yet, the graphics in the caddy book do not indicate any of the this.

9 feet of elevation drop seems small, but it’s just enough to make the green look daunting indeed..

I have created two graphics of what many consider the signature hole. It’s a 310 foot shot to a peninsula green. Fall short or left and you’re OB in the water. Head right and you are below the earthen berm with a blind shot to that well-guarded green.

Old Post Gold Layout #13

Below is a a hole map of Gold #10 where Gavin Rathbun hit an ace. What I find interesting about terrain in this video is that the hole looks very level but it actually drops in elevation seventeen feet, more than hole 13.

#10 Gold Layout Old Post DGC

I find it odd that tournaments under the moniker of Pro Tour don’t utilise pro graphics to represent the course. The image below is a side by side comparison of the hole map provided to the elite players in the sport (cropped to focus on the map) and the map I created.

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