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Very clever question, Mr. Cirba! I know there has to be something wrong with the guy; I just wasn't sure what it was. I think you got it----eg he's rich and he owns a yacht.
"How good was the course, did it compare favorably with best public courses at the time?"Well, one way you could answer that question is go take a look at the golf course in question for a change, even though it has been changed to some degree particularly due to the relocation of the clubhouse. You could even compare an old aerial to the course today, or you could get in touch with Sean Remington who's the super at Green Valley (the former Marble Hall) and ask him about it. He's registered on this website.Personally, I would say Marble Hall would have very much compared favorably with the best public courses at the time. It very likely was a course and a design which Flynn ramped up over time because he felt, if given the opportunity, that that was the ideal way to design and develop a golf course (ala Merion East). Since he owned the place obviously he could do that at Marble Hall. But one of the most interesting aspects of it was it sort of doubled as an agronomic experimentation project as one can tell from Toomey's article. We played a certain amount of local tournaments (GAP) at Green Valley. The golf course definitely has the "bones."I hope you're learning something about early American public courses Tom MacWood. Marble Hall was an excellent example!
Yes, Tom, and at Kiawah and Bandon I stayed in a bungalow.
Tom, Where is the hotel at Bandon?