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Rob Curtiss

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1075 on: March 21, 2015, 01:58:53 PM »
Palma Ceia CC
Redtail
Deltona Club
San Francisco Golf Club
The Preserve
Pasateimpo
Trump International
Calusa Pines
Naples National
Pine Tree

David Davis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1076 on: March 24, 2015, 08:16:18 AM »
Just back from an amazing spring tour where I played my last 10.

Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)
Royal Lytham & St. Anne
Formby
Royal Birkdale
North Berwick
Renaissance Club
Castle Course
Old Course
Turnberry
Prestwick
Troon
Dundonald Links

ok, last 12 but it was one trip so there. A truly great run of courses and links golf.
Next up: open to ideas!

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Bill Crane

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1077 on: March 24, 2015, 01:12:47 PM »
Wonderful March trip to So Carolina with three days at Chechessee and one at Yeamans!!

I love Chechessee more every time I go.  It is so well conceived and executed. The angles on every hole are fascinating, and so are the greens.

Springdale Golf Club (Princeton, NJ)   HOME CLUB
Pine Valley (PV - NJ )
Alamance G C (Burlington, NC)
Longaberger  (Newark, Ohio)
Merion G C - East (Ardmore, PA)   
Westchester C C West Course (Rye,NY) ,
Westchester C C South Course  (Rye, NY),
TC at Yale (New Haven,CT)
Chechessee Creek Club (Okatie, SC)
Yeamans Hall Golf Club   (Hanahan, SC)

Well - it was a pretty good fall, too.


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Matt Waidmann

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1078 on: March 25, 2015, 10:55:47 AM »
Been a long time since my last post.  Life gets in the way sometimes, but at least there is golf to balance it out...here is my Last Ten:

Walden Ponds (Hamilton, Ohio)
Blue Ash (Blue Ash, Ohio)
Stonelick Hills (Batavia, Ohio)
Cog Hill #4 (Chicago, Illinois)
Island Hills (Centreville, Michigan)
Pilgrim's Run (Pierson, Michigan)
Angels Crossing (Vicksburg, Michigan)
Hawkshead Links (South Haven, Michigan)
Hidden Valley (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)
The Ocean Course-Kiawah (Kiawah Island, South Carolina)

*Cog Hill #4 I found to be overrated.  Bunkering is phenomenal, no question there, but there are several weak holes & way overpriced.
*Pilgrim's Run is a gem.  I don't think I've played a better course for the price & architectural value.  My first Mike Devries course, won't be the last.
*My 2nd time on the Ocean Course.  Difficulty level is off the charts if the wind blows 20+mph; probably the last time I'll play there.


Jim Jackson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1079 on: March 26, 2015, 10:44:48 PM »
If my selection of golf courses is like investing in the stock market, looks like I'm into the dividend yielding, stable choices and not as speculative as I'd like.   I was blown away by Seminole.  Truly one of golf's hallowed grounds. 

The Concession
Seminole
Briggs Ranch
San Antonio CC
Brackenridge Park
Long Cove
Chechessee
May River
Harbour Town
Melrose @ Daufuskie Island
Oakmont

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1080 on: March 28, 2015, 02:08:34 PM »
Jim...

What impressed you most about Seminole?

What are your thoughts on The Concession?
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Jim Jackson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1081 on: March 29, 2015, 09:47:50 AM »
Mac:

Seminole is like a symphony of dunes, wind, routing, and maintenance meld.  The interaction between the course and the dunes is stunning, and I'm not sure it would be possible to route a better course on the property.  I'd only seen the course by google earth and the few photos available, and the amount of movement in the property is much more than I expected.  At 6800, I expected it to play short, but I hit every club in the bag, from a 9 iron to a par 5, to a hybrid to a par 4.  And the finishing stretch of 16-18?  It rivals any finishing stretch I've played.  And I loved the look and play of the turf - perfect conditions, bouncy, and not concerned that it be perfectly green. 

Is there a better post-round drink than the Southside at Seminole? 

The Concession is an exacting course, and fitting for a NCAA Championship.  Although not overly long (we did not play the tees all the way back), the green complexes were such that short-sided or wrong-sided misses were often hard to recover from, and I made more doubles than in quite a while despite decent ball striking.  But a beatifully presented course.   Of post-Sebonack JN courses I've seen in the past 6 mo, I prefer May River by a nose.

Gene Greco

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1082 on: March 29, 2015, 10:18:30 AM »
Last ten SNOWSTORMS or golf courses?
"...I don't believe it is impossible to build a modern course as good as Pine Valley.  To me, Sand Hills is just as good as Pine Valley..."    TOM DOAK  November 6th, 2010

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1083 on: March 29, 2015, 05:13:52 PM »
Jim,

Great descriptions!!

I agree Seminole is excellent and I think Ross seems to have gotten a heck of a lot out of that property.

The Concession is a course I like and I think you've captured the essence of it.
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Wade Whitehead

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1084 on: March 29, 2015, 08:19:54 PM »
Melrose @ Daufuskie Island

Melrose is still open?

Was it busy?

WW

Jim Jackson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1085 on: March 29, 2015, 09:21:05 PM »
Open but quite slow.  They've done a lot of work over the past year or so, and when I was there late last summer the hotel was getting ready to open - new logo and all.   The clubhouse was beautiful, and we were picked up in a new Benz shuttle from the dock, so I'm assuming they have big plans, or the owner has a deep wallet.  The trip over was easy with a new speedboat shuttle.  We played a late summer evening and the course was empty, but well-maintained.   The green on the 18th, the par 5 on the water, had eroded into the sound, so the green was a temp and I think was eventually to be permanently moved away from the water.  Makes for a pretty sweet 36 hole day to play Harbour Town in the AM, quick lunch near the lighthouse, speedboat over to DI, play a quick 18 at Melrose, and beers at the dockside bar while the shuttle comes back to pick you up.

Gene Greco

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1086 on: March 30, 2015, 10:39:28 PM »
Last ten SNOWSTORMS or golf courses?

Golf courses Gene.

Rough winter here
Just today see grass in my yard
Still four feet of snow at the end of the driveway from the first storm two and half months ago

With that said:

Casa de Campo
Dye Fore
Mountain Lake
Orange Tree
Port Royal
Mid Ocean
Shinnecock
NGLA
Southampton
Maidstone East and West
"...I don't believe it is impossible to build a modern course as good as Pine Valley.  To me, Sand Hills is just as good as Pine Valley..."    TOM DOAK  November 6th, 2010

Matt Bosela

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1087 on: May 15, 2015, 09:53:37 PM »
A bit of travel to start the year but I most likely will stay close to home the rest of the season.

** MODIFIED TO INCLUDE MY OWN SCORE OUT OF TEN BASED ON DOAK SCALE **

Mississaugua G&CC, Ontario, CAN - 5
St. Catharines G&CC, Ontario, CAN - 4
Old Town Club, NC - 8
Mid Pines, NC - 7
Dormie Club, NC - 7
Pinehurst #2, NC - 8
Carolina GC, NC - 6
Walden on Lake Conroe, TX - 5
Wolf Point, TX - 9
Champions GC - Cypress Creek, TX - 6
« Last Edit: June 08, 2015, 01:30:41 PM by Matt Bosela »

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1088 on: May 15, 2015, 10:08:46 PM »
Here's an interesting list of ten ... due to book "research" and a grand opening trip:

Crystal Downs
La Cana, Dominican Republic
Corales, D.R.
Royal Isabela, Puerto Rico
Tara Iti, N.Z. [4.5 rounds]
Waverley, N.Z.
Marton, N.Z.
Palmetto GC, S.C.
Pueblo Nativo, Argentina
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Almost every number from a 10 to a 4 covered in there, but every one of those rounds was a lot of fun.  I've actually played 25 rounds of golf this year, and it's only the middle of May ... and only one out of 25 was at home!

Steve Lang

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1089 on: May 15, 2015, 10:38:46 PM »
A bit of travel to start the year but I most likely will stay close to home the rest of the season.

Mississaugua G&CC, Ontario, CAN
St. Catharines G&CC, Ontario, CAN
Old Town Club, NC
Mid Pines, NC
Dormie Club, NC
Pinehurst #2, NC
Carolina GC, NC
Walden on Lake Conroe, TX
Wolf Point, TX
Champions GC - Cypress Creek, TX

Matt, So is TX a GCA wasteland?
Inverness (Toledo, OH) cathedral clock inscription: "God measures men by what they are. Not what they in wealth possess.  That vibrant message chimes afar.
The voice of Inverness"

Sam Morrow

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1090 on: May 15, 2015, 11:48:00 PM »
A bit of travel to start the year but I most likely will stay close to home the rest of the season.

Mississaugua G&CC, Ontario, CAN
St. Catharines G&CC, Ontario, CAN
Old Town Club, NC
Mid Pines, NC
Dormie Club, NC
Pinehurst #2, NC
Carolina GC, NC
Walden on Lake Conroe, TX
Wolf Point, TX
Champions GC - Cypress Creek, TX

Matt, So is TX a GCA wasteland?

Matt had a nice trip.

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1091 on: May 16, 2015, 07:10:08 PM »
Here are my last ten. Oldest to newest.

Washington National GC, Auburn, WA
Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek), Houston, TX
Walden GC on Lake Conroe, Montgomery, TX
FarmLinks, Sylacauga, AL
Ross Bridge, Birmingham, AL
Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, KY
Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, IL
Olympia Fields Country Club (South), Olympia Fields, IL
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, MN
Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN

Steve Lang

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1092 on: May 16, 2015, 08:12:57 PM »
Here are my last ten. Oldest to newest.

Washington National GC, Auburn, WA
Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek), Houston, TX
Walden GC on Lake Conroe, Montgomery, TX
FarmLinks, Sylacauga, AL
Ross Bridge, Birmingham, AL
Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, KY
Olympia Fields Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, IL
Olympia Fields Country Club (South), Olympia Fields, IL
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, MN
Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN


 Jeff, how did the von hagge & plummer offerings fare in your tx tour?
Inverness (Toledo, OH) cathedral clock inscription: "God measures men by what they are. Not what they in wealth possess.  That vibrant message chimes afar.
The voice of Inverness"

Sam Morrow

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1093 on: May 16, 2015, 10:15:33 PM »
Damn I thought I hugged Shelman at the bar!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 06:01:37 PM by Sam Morrow »

Steve Lang

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1094 on: May 17, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
 8) I think I played Banff with him !
Inverness (Toledo, OH) cathedral clock inscription: "God measures men by what they are. Not what they in wealth possess.  That vibrant message chimes afar.
The voice of Inverness"

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1095 on: May 18, 2015, 04:28:45 AM »
Canterbury...heavy sigh

Sandwich x2.....!!

Burnham & Berrow x3

Cleeve Cloud...bumped to 1*...the love story continues

Droitwich.....heavy sigh

Harborne....very fine

Blackwell...very fine

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1096 on: May 18, 2015, 01:28:45 PM »
I do enjoy Sean's rating scale but if I applied the same I'd likely hyper-ventilate given some of the courses I've played lately.  ;)

Instead, I'll use the Doak Scale and try to assign numbers accordingly;

Cavaliers (DE) - 2
West Chester (PA) 9 holes - 4
Indian Mountain (PA) 9 holes - 2
Fiddlers Elbow (Forest) (NJ) - 3
Forsgate (Palmer) (NJ) - 1
Old York (NJ) - 0
Burlington NJ) - 3
Kennett Square (PA) - 5
Berkshire (PA) - 6
Tioga (NY) - 1
« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 06:26:43 AM by MCirba »
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Mike Hendren

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1097 on: May 18, 2015, 01:36:18 PM »
Michael, what a pity to arrive at Forsgate only to tee it up on the Palmer course.

Bless your heart.

Bogey
Two Corinthians walk into a bar ....

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1098 on: May 18, 2015, 01:44:58 PM »
I do enjoy Sean's rating scale but if I applied the same I'd likely hyper-ventilate given some of the courses I've played lately.  ;)

Instead, I'll use the Doak Scale and try to assign numbers accordingly
Old York (NJ) - 0


Friendly warning:  some designers get pretty huffy when you give their course a 0. 

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1099 on: May 18, 2015, 01:45:46 PM »
Mike

Either you are playing some dog tracks or you are a tough judge of gca.  Doakers for ya.

Canterbury...heavy sigh    4  (no Doak, no need for real Doak)

Sandwich x2.....!!           8  (real Doak 9)

Burnham & Berrow x3      7  (real Doak 5)

Cleeve Cloud...bumped to 1*...the love story continues     6  (no Doak...should be Doaked)

Droitwich.....heavy sigh    3  (no Doak, no need)

Harborne....very fine     6  (Real Doak 5)

Blackwell...very fine[/b][/i]    6   (no Doak...should be Doaked)

Ciao
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 01:50:27 PM by Sean_A »
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

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