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Eric Smith

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1400 on: July 11, 2016, 10:39:47 AM »
Ganton
Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
Hollinwell
Rye
Royal St George's
Royal Cinque Ports
Walton Heath (New)

Ah yes, the tour of the English countryside...what happened to the Sacred 9?


Sean,

We realized that trying to fit it in the morning we drove from Deal to Hollinwell would be insane.

Eric

I am losing my faith in you  :D

Favourite course?  Best Course?  Biggest Surprise?

Ciao

Sean,

The itinerary we came up with, thanks to a handful of local GCAers, turned out to be incredible! Personally, I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat, maybe skipping Woodhall Spa for another day in Deal or possibly seeing Alwoodley on the way up from Hollinwell to Ganton.

Spent a few days in Scotland at the end of the trip, playing North Berwick, the Old Course, and the New at St Andrews, so all in all a massive variety of wonderful courses, each with its own special flavor, that, taken as a whole, makes this trip one I'll daydream about for a long long time.

Hollinwell has to be the biggest surprise. As special as any of the big "ranked" courses over there.

Deal and Royal St George's: what a 1-2 punch! I'd split 10 rounds 5/5 and want to play Deal first and last but knowing the big all world course next door is a part of any future trip to the area is incentive enough to want to go back. There more than anywhere I wished I was a better golfer.

Rye: the She-Devil of the trip. We had wind to boot so not knowing where to hit it and trying to play the wind from all directions was a blast. Reminded me of Silloth in a lot of ways, particularly when playing across the dunes.

I'm spent at the moment but sometime soon will try to get a thread up to discuss the trip further.

David Davis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1401 on: July 11, 2016, 05:56:10 PM »
Last 10:


La Cala
Valderrama (only an extensive walking/cart tour of all holes)
Finca Cortesin
La Manga West
La Manga South
La Manga North
El Saler
Belle Dune
Hardelot les Pins
Le Touquet - Le Mar



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Mark Greer

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1402 on: July 13, 2016, 08:28:46 AM »
Honors
Oak Ridge CC
Roaring Gap
Medalist
Seminole
Jupiter Hills Hills
Mirimichi
Spring Creek Ranch
TPC Southwind
Alotian

Dan Gallaway

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1403 on: July 13, 2016, 11:59:34 AM »
Blackstone
Lookout Mountain (Phoenix)
Troon North - Monument Course
TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course
Boulders - South Course
Indian Wells - Celebrity Course
La Quinta - Mountain Course
PGA West - TPC Stadium Course
Shadow Ridge
GC at Estrella


Matthew - you played quite a few courses that have multiple 18's. Had you played the other "option" before?  What was your deciding factor on which 18 to play?  Several (all) of those are on my list to play, but I've always just assumed it would be a 36-hole day.

Brian Finn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1404 on: July 13, 2016, 03:10:12 PM »
First trip to Scotland was incredible...most recent listed first:

St. Andrews New
St. Andrews Jubilee
St. Andrews Eden
St. Andrews Castle
St. Andrews Old
North Berwick
Crail Balcomie
Crail Craighead
Cruden Bay Championship
Cruden Bay - St. Olaf
Royal Aberdeen
Leven Links
New for 2023:  Cheraw SP, Grandfather, Clyne, Tenby, Pennard, Langland Bay, Southerndown, Pyle & Kenfig, Royal Porthcawl, Ashburnham, Rolls of Monmouth, Old Barnwell...

Daryl David

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1405 on: July 13, 2016, 04:21:23 PM »
Banff Springs
Jasper
Wilderness Club
Valley Club
Blue Lakes
Inverness
Oakland Hills
Baltusral Upper
Baltusral Lower
Tumble Creek

Matthew Petersen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1406 on: July 14, 2016, 12:34:33 AM »
Blackstone
Lookout Mountain (Phoenix)
Troon North - Monument Course
TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course
Boulders - South Course
Indian Wells - Celebrity Course
La Quinta - Mountain Course
PGA West - TPC Stadium Course
Shadow Ridge
GC at Estrella


Matthew - you played quite a few courses that have multiple 18's. Had you played the other "option" before?  What was your deciding factor on which 18 to play?  Several (all) of those are on my list to play, but I've always just assumed it would be a 36-hole day.


Dan,


Everything in Palm Springs was a quick 3-day trip where we drove in, played 18 (Shadow Ridge), played 36 (PGA and LQ), and then 18 the last morning (IW) before driving back to Phoenix. I had never played anywhere in Palm Springs before. My buddy's only "must" was PGA West, and La Quinta Mountain was really my choice. The others I just chose basically looking for some variety. As for Indian Wells, I think it came down to which had the better tee time for us on the morning in question.


All the others are Phoenix-area courses where I have played just about everything. So, I have played both Troon North courses several times. They're both pretty equal but I prefer the "new" Monument by a hair. So I picked that one when playing with a guy who had never seen either course there. I played TPC because it is cheap this time of year and I hadn't played there since they made some changes a few years ago and was curious. The Boulders has one course open to public play per day, the other is reserved for club members. I was out there on a lark, so it was just chance which course I played (but I enjoy both so I was happy either way). For WeKoPa, I recently played the Cholla course because I've only played it a few times whereas I make a point to get to Saguaro at least once a year, and so I was just interested in reminding myself what the other side is like.


TLDR version: I generally prefer playing different places over playing the same course multiple times in a shot period.

JBovay

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1407 on: July 31, 2016, 08:09:09 AM »
Yale (CT) 8
East Potomac Park White (DC) 1
Vista Links (VA) 4
Ballyhack (VA) 7
Boston GC (MA) 7
Fenwick (CT) 4
Lexington G&CC (VA) 3
University of Maryland 5
Schoolhouse Nine (VA) 4
George Wright (MA) 5 [only played front nine]

PThomas

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1408 on: July 31, 2016, 03:09:24 PM »
Rivermont
Cliffs at Mountain Park
Roaring Gap
Old Town
Grandfather
Mountaintop
Atlanta CC
Hawks Ridge
Sand Valley
Moraine
197 played, only 3 to go!!

CJames

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1409 on: July 31, 2016, 09:39:58 PM »
Dunes Club
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[/size]Shinnecock Hills GC[/color][/size]Winged Foot - WestBeverly CCChicago Golf Club



Next up:
Milwaukee CC
Culver Academy
Canal Shores
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BCowan

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1410 on: August 01, 2016, 09:57:43 PM »
UofM
Franklin Hills
Birmingham
Orchard Lake
Grosse Ile
Champion Hills
Donald Ross Memorial
Forest Dunes
Belvedere
Harbor Pointe

Jim Franklin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1411 on: August 02, 2016, 03:13:15 PM »
The Creek
Five Farms
Hawktree
Sutton Bay
Dismal Red
Dismal White
Prairie Club Dunes
Prairie Club Pines
Sand Hills
Wild Horse


Playing The Loop next week. Can't wait.
Mr Hurricane

Jaeger Kovich

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1412 on: August 02, 2016, 03:51:01 PM »
Quaker Ridge
Yale
Whippoorwill
Metropolis
Bayonne
Piping Rock
Pinehurst #2
Mid Pines
Winged Foot East
Winged Foot West

Andrew Bertram

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1413 on: August 03, 2016, 12:46:59 AM »

Royal Melbourne West
Yarra YarraEindhoven
Roschendealche
Koninklijke Haagsche
Noordwijkse
Hilversumche
de Pan
kennemer
Kingston Heath


Matthew Prince

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1414 on: August 05, 2016, 08:17:20 AM »
Quaker Ridge
Bethpage Black
Aronimink
Merion East
Old Mac
Pac Dunes
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Trails
Puerto Los Cabos
Campestre

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1415 on: August 05, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine

Ash Towe

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1416 on: August 05, 2016, 04:43:50 PM »
Rees,
That is some list.  Well done.

Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1417 on: August 05, 2016, 05:41:10 PM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine

Game, Set, Match!!!!!!!!

Tim Gallant

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1418 on: August 05, 2016, 05:50:58 PM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine


Rees,


Great list - as possibly one of the only ones on this site to have seen Domaine Laforest, did you enjoy the course? Any small details to share?

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1419 on: August 05, 2016, 08:47:34 PM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine

Sorry, I call BS. Nothing between any of those jewels? It's last ten not last best ten.

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1420 on: August 05, 2016, 09:15:50 PM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine

Sorry, I call BS. Nothing between any of those jewels? It's last ten not last best ten.

Classic Hater

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1421 on: August 05, 2016, 09:27:14 PM »
Ellerston
Shanqin Bay
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Domaine Laforest
NGLA
Pine Valley
ANGC
Seminole
Morfontaine


I'm with JK
Those are your last 10?
in order?
"Let's slow the damned greens down a bit, not take the character out of them." Tom Doak
"Take their focus off the grass and put it squarely on interesting golf." Don Mahaffey

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1422 on: August 05, 2016, 10:30:36 PM »
It is, but I was rained out at Ayodhya Links, which was put a damper on my Asia trip.

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1423 on: August 05, 2016, 10:39:02 PM »
It is, but I was rained out at Ayodhya Links, which was put a damper on my Asia trip.


Please accept my apology and condolences.

Bill_McBride

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1424 on: August 05, 2016, 11:17:24 PM »
Hmm, trying to remember. 


Leven
Black Creek Chatanooga
Barton Creek Fazio Canyons
Barton Creek Fazio Foothills
Barton Creek Crenshaw
Pensacola Country Club too many X
Dismal River Red
Dismal River White
Sand Hills
Rose City public, Portland Oregon

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