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Garland:That's rich -- you hold out Golfweek as the sole determining ingredient for course greatness.Not hardly. I use Golfweek to demonstrate that I am in the vast majority comparing LND to RC, whereas you may be in a minority that could be as small as 1.They've missed the boat on plenty -- just check out their latest best places to play in each state summary.Rustic Canyon is beyond Links of ND -- have you played the CA course or simply just LND and WV ?Please state with clarity what YOU have played. I prefer to get solo opinions on such matters for total clarification.I have played LND, RC, and WV, but not WH.WV is a superb layout and has the better terrain, routing and overall presentation than LND. The number of absurd statements that you make to put down LND continues to grow.
Garland:Look at the Golfweek listing for the best places to play in each state -- there's plenty of holes on that list.The western states and those in the mountain time zone seem to be especially bizarre.WV is right there with Wild Horse on all architectural elements -- I see it ahead. The lone area where WH winds conclusively is on the price front. WV is still a bargain biut WH is a steal.Absurd?Let's try this again -- the first six holes at LND are pedestian holes. Only when you get to the par-5 7th does the course raise the stakes. The rest of the layout is quite good but when you have 1/3 of the course being quite ordinary you have a major hole to fill. WV has the better overall consistency in terms of the holes. A few of the par-3 holes there are quite tame but the green contours more than make up for that. There's one siure thing that LND does win -- utter remoteness.
I don't think anyone put up a link to some of these early photos of WV, that Slag took mostly. They do show some interesting views, even though they were recent grow-in and bunkers a little raw.http://golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,37672.0/