I have played the "new version" course 3 times in the last 8 days. Its still Blue Valley folks, it has hills, its a beautiful park, and there are some walks. But it is a course that can be played in conjunction with another course the same day.
I was asked about Cliff Drive and there are tweaks I want to make before we host another major event there, and asked that it be removed in favor of Blue Springs. I personally love the contrast of the courses.
Loomis mentinoed the new trees at Blue Valley. What he fails to mention and what will be in play probably by the time the event is going on is the bushes, shrubberies, and native tall grasses will create obstacles that you may not see now.
I am uncertain on the mowing schedule, but we will address that as we move into the mowing season. Last year we didn't ask for mowing to be done as it looks horrible on video with the un-mown sections getting a fresh mow before hand, I am sure this will be discussed as we move into the final weeks of the event to make the courses play