There can't be many longer than my grand prize winner....Ted Rhodes golf course in Nashville 10 to 11 and then again 17 to 18. I'm thinking half-mile.
Any photos of the canadian course that has a nice walk? Anthony
Yale 9 to 10 long walk. Both holes are worth it, but it is a trek.Crystal Downs 11 to 12 and 16 to 17. Beautiful walk but not convinced I love the flow.Pilgrim's Run - I'm blanking on the exact holes but it is toward the end of the front nine (either 7 to 8 or 8 to 9??)There can't be many longer than my grand prize winner....Ted Rhodes golf course in Nashville 10 to 11 and then again 17 to 18. I'm thinking half-mile.
A couple years ago I played a pretty awful course in the SD area called Carmel Mountain Ranch. It seemed every tee was miles from the previous green. A bunch of holes between a bunch of houses. Not so enjoyable a walk.
I think it's safe to say that nearly everyone dispises long walks. Therefore, I don't believe anyone in their right mind would purposely design them in. Most stem from 1 of 3 circumstances. 1) environmental concerns that must be skirted, 2) terrain not condusive to holes being contiguous, (and as a subset, rock), 3) stuck with a poor landplan.
The walk along the beach to Crail's back holes is lovely and welcome, but this is a very rare instance. There aren't many holes out there in which the quality of the hole justifies the long walk. Usually, nasty terrain or housing is the reason. Speaking of nasty terrain, folks love to play through huge dunes, but one side effect is that these dunes can often cause several longish walks in a round (and constrict play when the wind is up!). Hence one reason that I welcome some flatter terrain when playing in these sort of dunes. Ciao