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Sven Nilsen

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Your Last Ten
« on: August 02, 2011, 04:54:57 PM »
Stemming from Mac's recent thread, someone made the comment that most of the folks on here generally play average courses.  

Might as well take a survey.  What are the last ten courses you played?

Mine:

Ravisloe - 5
Thunderhawk - 5
Butler - 7
Shepherd's Crook - 6
Skokie - 7
Barnbougle Dunes - 9
Barnbougle Lost Farm - 8
Yarra Yarra - 6
St. Andrew's Beach - 8
Royal Melbourne West - 9
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 05:20:04 PM by Sven Nilsen »
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PCCraig

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 05:06:59 PM »
It's sad that this dates back now about 2 months, but with a recent move my golf has been limited. However, the courses I've played have been pretty solid with nothing near "average," IMO.

Rochester Golf & Country Club, MN
The Minikahda Club, MN
Interlachen Country Club, MN
Island View Golf Club, MN
Southview Country Club, MN
Keller Golf Club, MN
Big Fish Golf Club, WI
Northland Country Club, MN
Old Elm Club: Blue x 2
Shoreacres: Black, IL
H.P.S.

Bill Shamleffer

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 05:07:25 PM »
Franconia  (Springfield, MA)
Chicopee  (Chicopee, MA)
Longmeadow  (Longmeadow, MA)
Algonquin  (Glendale, MO)
Wintonbury (Bloomfield, CT)
Far Oaks  (Caseyville,IL)
Veterans  (Springfield, MA)
Hampden  (Hampden, MA)
Forest Park  (St. Louis, MO)
Ruth Park (Univeristy City, MO)
Normandie Park  (St. Louis, MO)
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Greg Tallman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 05:11:27 PM »
Sadly this assignment was rather hard work for me...

Cabo del Sol Ocean (Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico) - 8.5-9
Bahia de los Sueños (Los Planes, BCS, Mexico) - 6
Paraiso del Mar (LaPaz, BCS, Mexico) - 6
Cabo del Sol Desert (Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico) - 7
Diamante (Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico) - 8.5-9
Querencia (San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico) - 5.5
Troon North - Pinnacle? (Scottsdale, AZ) - 6
Estrella Mountain Ranch (Scottsdale, AZ) - 6.5
Long Cove (Hilton Head, SC) - 7
May River (Bluffton, SC) - 7.5

I rarely travel with clubs and am now arguing/debating with my buddy whether we will trek up to Pittsburgh for Oakmont and Laurel Valley during our trip to Morgantown for the West Virginia-LSU game at the end of September. I am a heavy "no" lean on the golf but looking at my list above... perhpas I should reconsider... you know... broaden my horizons and all.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2011, 12:49:43 PM by Greg Tallman »

Joel Zuckerman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 05:13:20 PM »
Heading backwards in time:

Deer Creek (Savannah GA)
Park City GC (Park City, Utah)
Glenwild (PC)
Jeremy Ranch (PC)
Victory Ranch (PC)
Mountain Dell--Canyon (PC)
Promontory--Dye (PC)
Old Town Club (Winston-Salem NC)
The Cardinal (Greensboro NC)
Sedgefield CC (Greensboro NC)

Jim Colton

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 05:13:48 PM »
Working backwards...I have both sides of the Doak Scale spectrum covered. This is basically my year.

Colorado Golf Club - 6
Castle Pines - 6
Ballyneal (x25-30)- 9
Sanctuary - 0,2
Cantigny - 4
Shinnecock Hills - 9
NGLA - 10
Prairie Landing - 4
Pound Ridge - 0
Riviera - 9

I played a 9 and 7 in there as well, but can't disclose the courses

Total: 57-66
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 05:59:36 PM by Jim Colton »

Patrick Hodgdon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 05:14:47 PM »
7 out of 10 are Doak 6 and above based on my own ratings using the scale, with the average being 6.

Fred Richards Executive 9-Hole Course (with the wife who's learning how to play) - 2
Interlachen CC - 7
Superior National GC - 4
North Oaks GC - 7
Minneapolis GC - 7
Lawsonia Links - 8
Oak Ridge GC - 6
Pensacola Country Club - 7
Talking Stick North - 6 maybe 7
Bonita Bay East - Pines - 5

« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 05:25:47 PM by Patrick Hodgdon »
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Sven Nilsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 05:18:44 PM »
Patrick:

Thanks for adding the Doak scale scores.  I'm going to edit my original post to include them and hope people do so going forth.

Doesn't have to be Doak's score, just your own analysis using the 10 pt. scale.
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Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 05:24:16 PM »
Here are mine. Newest is on the bottom. Some really good. One really bad.

Hastings Country Club, Hastings, Minn.

Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.

Highland National Golf Course, St. Paul, Minn.

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, Lakeville, Minn.

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club, Sartell, Minn.

Hawks Landing Golf Club, Verona, Wis.

Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Ill.

Blue Mound Golf and Country Club, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Southview Country Club, West St. Paul, Minn.

Patrick Hodgdon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 05:24:26 PM »
Patrick:

Thanks for adding the Doak scale scores.  I'm going to edit my original post to include them and hope people do so going forth.

Doesn't have to be Doak's score, just your own analysis using the 10 pt. scale.

Just to clarify those are my own scores using the Doak scale. It will be interesting to see the average of everyone's 10.
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George Pazin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 05:28:07 PM »
Stemming from Mac's recent thread, someone made the comment that most of the folks on here generally play average courses.

Wow, who said this? Could be the envy in me speaking, but it doesn't seem like this group plays average golf courses very often.

I don't know if I could even come up with mine, it would stretch over 7-8 years, probably. Here's a guess:

Pittsburgh North (pretty weak mom and pop'er up north here)
North Park GC (my home muni)
Mountain Ridge (woo hoo! This one rocked)
Pete Dye Golf Club
Mystic Rock
Pensacola CC
Hidden Creek
Grayhawk - Raptor Course
Las Sendas
Eagle Mountain

Not a bad list, though it would be a lot better if it were over a few months, as opposed to almost a decade... :)

EDIT: Damn, forgot about a golf trip with the friends, had to edit out the NM trip.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 05:34:19 PM by George Pazin »
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Jim Jackson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2011, 05:31:23 PM »
Briggs Ranch
Oak Hills CC, San Antonio
Cabo del Sol, Ocean
Cypress Point
MPCC Shore
Pecan Valley, San Antonio
TPC San Antonio, Oaks
Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio
San Antonio CC

Kalen Braley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 05:34:11 PM »
Hmmm, last ten....

Downriver - An old pre-Great Depression course with wonderful land forms, but is woefully short and only has 4-5 bunkers.
Avondale
Chambers Bay
McCormick Woods - Really fun course near Gold Mountain with an interesting back 9.
Indian Canyon - The Spokane classic!
Palouse Ridge
Qualchan Creek - A fun 1990s style Spokane muni
Hangman Valley
Liberty Lake - Much improved since the redo 3 years ago
Wine Valley

Darren Gloster

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 05:35:04 PM »
Most recent to oldest

Onion Creek Club (TX) - Home club.  27 holes.  Do the different course combinations count?
Twin Creeks Country Club (TX) - Sister Club
Ballyneal (CO)
Barnbougle Dunes (Tassie)
Lost Farm (Tassie)
13th Beach - Beach Course (VIC, Australia)
River Place (TX) Sister Club
Bandon Trails
Old MacDonald
Bandon Dunes

With Pacific Dunes and Sand Hills coming in at 11 & 12, which I'm counting as they were part of the same trip ;)  

4 Doak's if you include #11 and 3 C&C's if you include #12 + a C&C remodel and 9 holes. #Trend?


Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 05:35:32 PM »
Well, I'm going to blow this premise out of the water.  My last ten:

The Renaissance Club (Sunday)
North Berwick West Links (Friday)
Crystal Downs (previous Sunday, and three other times this year)
Royal Melbourne (in July)
Country Club of Detroit (grand re-opening in June)
North Shore CC (grand re-opening in May)
Augusta National (with a client in January)
Lost Farm (grand opening last December)
Barnbougle Dunes
St. Andrews Beach



George Pazin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 05:36:26 PM »
Can't hardly tell the difference between mine and Tom's...
Big drivers and hot balls are the product of golf course design that rewards the hit one far then hit one high strategy.  Shinny showed everyone how to take care of this whole technology dilemma. - Pat Brockwell, 6/24/04

John Handley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 05:37:03 PM »
Greg-

I think you last ten is very solid.  I need to tee it up with you.  :)

The Jim's (Colton & Jackson) -

Very, very impressive.


My last 10 would be (my rating on a 1-10):

Texas Star  5
TPC Craig Ranch 6
Gleneagles CC Queen's 4
Timarron CC  5
Bent Tree CC  5
Pumpkin Ridge Witch Hollow  7
Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek 7
California Golf Club  8
Dallas Athletc Club Blue  6
Vaquero Club  7


hhuffines

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 05:37:48 PM »
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Corballis
Royal County Down
Royal Portrush
Portstewart
County Louth
The Island
European Club
Portmarnock Old
Carolina Country Club

Big drop off from #9 to #10 but I had to get back home...

Gary Slatter

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 05:38:01 PM »
it has been a tough year for me, in order my last ten courses have been:
Banff Springs  8
River Spirit 4
Darcy Ranch 5
Kananaskis  6
other Kananaskis 6
Wolf Creek 6
Canouan GC 7
Old Course 10
Torrance 7
Kittocks 8  best views in Scotland
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John Handley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2011, 05:38:15 PM »
Ok Tom wins   ;D

Don Hyslop

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2011, 05:39:47 PM »
1. Berwick Heights- Weston, Nova Scotia
2, Cabot Links- Inverness, Nova Scotia
3. Eagles Crest- Centreville, Nova Scotia
4. Digby Pines- Digby, Nova Scotia
5. Highland Links- Ingonish, Nova Scotia
6. Riverbend- Durham, New Brunswick
7. Green Gables- Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
8. Glen Afton- Cornwall, Prince Edward Island
9. Eagles Glenn, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
10. The Links at Crowbush Cove- Prince Edward Island
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Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2011, 05:45:48 PM »
Most recent to oldest

Bethesda CC [many times]
Bald Peak Colony
Belle Haven
Columbia
Burning Tree
Congressional
Cal Club
Kiawah -- River
Kiawah -- Ocean Course
Kiawah -- Cassique
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 09:12:31 AM by Carl Nichols »

Emile Bonfiglio

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2011, 05:49:10 PM »
A lot of local, with a bit of costal.

Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek)
Langdon Farms
Portland Golf Club
One & Only Palmilla - Cabo
Tetherow - Central Oregon
Aspen Lakes - Central Oregon
Newport Dunes - S Padre Texas
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Dunes

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Garland Bayley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2011, 05:49:15 PM »
Well, I'm going to blow this premise out of the water.  My last ten:

The Renaissance Club (Sunday)
North Berwick West Links (Friday)
Crystal Downs (previous Sunday, and three other times this year)
Royal Melbourne (in July)
Country Club of Detroit (grand re-opening in June)
North Shore CC (grand re-opening in May)
Augusta National (with a client in January)
Lost Farm (grand opening last December)
Barnbougle Dunes
St. Andrews Beach




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Mark Pearce

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 05:51:24 PM »
Working backwards:

Crail Balcomie
Elie Sports Club (the 9 hole kids course, not the proper course at The Golf House Club)
New Zealand
Northumberland
Worplesdon
Gerrards Cross
Berkshire Red
Berkshire Blue
Brampton
Spring Valley, WI

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