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Aaron Hanson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1750 on: October 14, 2019, 01:20:40 PM »
Unfortunately, my list dates back to late spring, however I am fairly pleased with the quality of courses played.


Mammoth Dunes
Sand Valley
Minikahda Club
Royal Golf Club
North Shore Country Club
Prestwick Golf Club (MN)
Legends Club
Braemar Golf Course
North Berwick West Links
St. Andrews New Course

Pete_Pittock

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1751 on: October 16, 2019, 01:15:32 PM »

Heron Lakes Greenback
Reserve Vineyards North
Reserve Vineyards South
Algonquin
Green Gables
Cabot Cliffs
Cabot Links
Tetherow
Pronghorn-Nicklaus


Excluding locals the next ten will be
Barnbougle Links
Lost Farm
Cape Wickham
Ocean Dunes
Kingswood Peninsula North
Kingswood Peninsula South
The Woodlands
National Gunnamatta
St Andrews Beach
RACV Healesville

Jeff Schley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1752 on: October 16, 2019, 02:00:24 PM »

Heron Lakes Greenback
Reserve Vineyards North
Reserve Vineyards South
Algonquin
Green Gables
Cabot Cliffs
Cabot Links
Tetherow
Pronghorn-Nicklaus


Excluding locals the next ten will be
Barnbougle Links
Lost Farm
Cape Wickham
Ocean Dunes
Kingswood Peninsula North
Kingswood Peninsula South
The Woodlands
National Gunnamatta
St Andrews Beach
RACV Healesville
Probably Royal Melbourne is not open due to Presidents cup.
How about Kingston Heath?Going for the Presidents Cup?
"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice your gifts."
- Steve Prefontaine

Pete_Pittock

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1753 on: October 16, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »

Heron Lakes Greenback
Reserve Vineyards North
Reserve Vineyards South
Algonquin
Green Gables
Cabot Cliffs
Cabot Links
Tetherow
Pronghorn-Nicklaus


Excluding locals the next ten will be
Barnbougle Links
Lost Farm
Cape Wickham
Ocean Dunes
Kingswood Peninsula North
Kingswood Peninsula South
The Woodlands
National Gunnamatta
St Andrews Beach
RACV Healesville
Probably Royal Melbourne is not open due to Presidents cup.
How about Kingston Heath?Going for the Presidents Cup?

Jeff, 
Probably going in mid-February, opening phase of planning with travel agent. Already have multiple rounds on the top tier sandbelt courses. This trip is new courses and Melbourne area courses which did not make the cut on previous trips, plus the quirk of Healesville.

Michael Goldstein

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1754 on: October 22, 2019, 04:43:06 AM »
Haven't been on here for months but played with an old GCA friend at the weekend, jumped online, and saw this thread that I've contributed to over the years. Needed to go back to March to cover 10 courses...


Kingston Heath
Royal Melbourne West
Helensville ($20 in Auckland)
Onga Onga ($10 in Hawkes Bay of NZ)
Cape Kidnappers
Muriwai (Auckland)
Christchurch Golf Club
Wellsford (North of Auckland)
TPC Sawgrass
Victoria GC (Melbourne)








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JReese

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1755 on: October 22, 2019, 12:18:16 PM »
Have to go back to 2017 to get to 10 different courses.  Sad.  Most recent first.


* Innsbrook CC - Merrillville, IN
* Culver Academies - Culver, IN
* Onwentsia Club - Lake Forest, IL
* The Rail GC - Springfield, IL
* White Hawk CC - Crown Point, IN
* Oak Park CC - River Grove, IL
* Midlothian CC - Midlothian, IL
* Lake Shore CC - Glencoe, IL
* Ravisloe GC - Homewood, IL
* Lakeshore GC - Taylorville, IL
"Bunkers are not places of pleasure; they are for punishment and repentance." - Old Tom Morris

Jon Heise

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1756 on: October 27, 2019, 06:23:24 PM »
Village Links of Glen Ellyn
Lawsonia Links
Chicago Golf
Meadow Club, CA
Robert Black, Chicago  :P


Midlothian, IL
Champion Hill, MI
Pinecroft, MI
Arcadia South
Arcadia Bluffs




...Kingsley and Greywalls right ahead of those.  Been a fun year, with a few doozies before those and yet to come.  Yay 2019.



I still like Greywalls better.

Joe Hancock

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1757 on: October 29, 2019, 10:26:05 PM »
My list, all a function of where Iím working:


Ohoopee Match Club
Sunningdale CC, Westchester version
The Loop, clockwise
The Loop, cc
Pasatiempo
Bandon Trails
Old MacDonald
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Winged Foot, West


Now, I feel like I need to take a shower.....
" What the hell is the point of architecture and excellence in design if a "clever" set up trumps it all?" Peter Pallotta, June 21, 2016

"People aren't picking a side of the fairway off a tee because of a randomly internally contoured green ."  jeffwarne, February 24, 2017

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1758 on: October 30, 2019, 10:26:14 AM »
My list, all a function of where Iím working:


Ohoopee Match Club
Sunningdale CC, Westchester version
The Loop, clockwise
The Loop, cc
Pasatiempo
Bandon Trails
Old MacDonald
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Winged Foot, West


Now, I feel like I need to take a shower.....


Or at least smoke a cigarette...
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Matt Wharton

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1759 on: November 01, 2019, 10:52:14 AM »
Thanks to the TurfNet Ireland trip in early October and a recent superintendent's meeting my last ten are:


Cowans Ford
Rosapenna - Old Tom Morris Links
Enniscrone
Carne
Lahinch
Doonbeg
Spanish Point
Carolina Golf Club
Mimosa Hills
Catawba CC

Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG
Idle Hour CC
Lexington, KY

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1760 on: November 25, 2019, 11:58:46 AM »
Cobb's Creek (PA) (twice)
Pine Valley (NJ)
Sewanee (TN) (9)
Black Creek (TN)
Sweetens Cove (TN) (9)
Lookout Mountain (GA)

Skyline (PA)
Paramus (NJ)
Orchard Hills (NJ) (9)
Galen Hall (PA)
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 12:57:04 PM by MCirba »
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Eric Smith

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1761 on: November 25, 2019, 12:47:00 PM »
Olympic (Cliffs)
Cal Club
Pebble Beach
Pasatiempo
Valley Club
Rustic Canyon
Trinity Forest
Sweetens Cove
Hermitage (General's Retreat)
Golden Eagle




Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1762 on: November 27, 2019, 03:00:28 AM »
NBWL
Portmadog
Abersoch
Glenbervie
Goswick
West Linton
Baberton
Aberdour
Muckhart
Elie
Torwoodlee
Gullane Nr 1
The Machrie

A quite parochial list compared to many on here!

Ian,

Interesting list and a few I've never heard of. Any worth going out of the way to play besides the usual suspects?

Tim, Abersoch and Portmadog (Braid)  are rather similar in that they both have a run of excellent old links holes which have been extended by the addition of a neighbouring 'pasture'. If you could merge the front 9 at Abersoch with the back 9 at Portmadog you would have a real fun 18. I particularly enjoyed the wild holes in the big dunes at Portmadog, 10-15 are really  challenging in the wind with long par 3s and short par 4s - probably worth the green fee alone if you're in the area.


West Linton is another Braid course high in the moorland south of Edinburgh, very exposed  though with the payoff of great open views in every direction. A good mix of holes and  decent condition with a brutal up hill par 3 to finish. A few holes which are a bit samey laid out on similar terrain but I'd happily go back for another visit - (also the clubhouse is nice and friendly with a very extensive & tasty menu).


Muckhart has 3 nines all of which loop back to the clubhouse. We played the Arndean and Cowden loops. The Arndean seemed to be about 7 holes up the hill and 2 back down again which unfortunately got a bit monotonous. It was pretty soggy underfoot which didn't help. The Cowden 9 had quite a bit more character and variety to the holes but was also pretty wet. I don't think we'll be rushing back again when Auchterarder is just up the road.


Torwoodlee is another Braids design nestled just outside Galashiels. I actually made two trips there this summer one at the invitation of a friend and the other with my wife as I thought she'd enjoy the course. It does have a few steep climbs but otherwise than that it is a very enjoyable, perhaps typical, local Braids course. Not unlike nearby Peebles or Aberdour. The signature hole is a drivable par 4 from high on the hill and the direct 'tiger' line is over a forest down below you to the green. If you can carry the ball 200 on the flat it is doable and great fun.

Finally I was lucky enough to have a 36 hole day at Glenbervie near Falkirk, yet another Braid parkland course but one that I always enjoy. It is set amongst mature trees but is mostly wide enough you are not hemmed in. A good set of par 3's and some long par 4s. Greens were excellent when we were there (August). One unusual feature is on the 17th were there are some trees parked in the middle of the fairway. Locals argue that it is our challenge to manoeuvre around them (it's a par 5) but I just find them too awkward and irritating to buy that. Likely that's a sign my skills need improved. On the whole perhaps every course would be enriched by the existence of one feature which splits opinion! 

Sean, I'm surprised you've not been to Aberdour given its location. I've played there quite a lot over the years and besides the excellent views over the Forth and the novelty of starting with 2 par 3s is a very pleasant parkland course. They have done quite a bit of work improving the bunkering and the drainage over the last few years which has paid off. I won't pretend it is a top quality parkland in the league of Burgess or Mortonhall, but I enjoy it regularly and it is short/open enough to be enjoyable for players who haven't been playing very long. The greens are a bit plain-Jane but some are quite small so no pushover.

Probably more words than you were looking for but the conclusion (again) is that there is plenty of decent golf to be found off the beaten track if you have the time to try it out.

Ian

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I am sensing none of these are courses to seek out for a guy living in Worcestershire. Is that fair?

My last 10

Burnham x3
Notts
Tadmarton Heath
Harlech
Goswick x2
Dunstanburgh
North Berwick

Happy Hockey
« Last Edit: November 28, 2019, 05:02:50 AM by Sean_A »
New plays planned for 2024: Fraserburgh, Hankley Common, Ashridge, Gog Magog Old & Cruden Bay St Olaf

Ira Fishman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1763 on: November 28, 2019, 11:01:13 AM »
My list, all a function of where Iím working:


Ohoopee Match Club
Sunningdale CC, Westchester version
The Loop, clockwise
The Loop, cc
Pasatiempo
Bandon Trails
Old MacDonald
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Winged Foot, West


Now, I feel like I need to take a shower.....


Or at least smoke a cigarette...


Priceless line.


Ira

John Crowley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1764 on: March 01, 2020, 01:02:19 PM »
Since getting to SOCA for Winter.


Plantation Golf Club (Indio)
Mission Hills Tournament
Mission Hills Dye
Mission Hills Palmer
Indian Wells CC Cove
Indian Wells CC Classic
Riviera CC !
Bel-Air CC !
Lakeside CC !
Rustic Canyon GC !


Jeff Schley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1765 on: March 01, 2020, 01:13:51 PM »
Since getting to SOCA for Winter.


Plantation Golf Club (Indio)
Mission Hills Tournament
Mission Hills Dye
Mission Hills Palmer
Indian Wells CC Cove
Indian Wells CC Classic
Riviera CC !
Bel-Air CC !
Lakeside CC !
Rustic Canyon GC !
John you are having a great winter.  How did you like Plantation?  I just won a charity auction for it and heard it is very nice and all male?  Let me know your thoughts.
"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice your gifts."
- Steve Prefontaine

John Crowley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1766 on: March 02, 2020, 12:22:05 PM »
Since getting to SOCA for Winter.


Plantation Golf Club (Indio)
Mission Hills Tournament
Mission Hills Dye
Mission Hills Palmer
Indian Wells CC Cove
Indian Wells CC Classic
Riviera CC !
Bel-Air CC !
Lakeside CC !
Rustic Canyon GC !
John you are having a great winter.  How did you like Plantation?  I just won a charity auction for it and heard it is very nice and all male?  Let me know your thoughts.


Jeff,
You'll enjoy the day. A golfers club. Second or third or fourth club for many members. Club has drawn from the best features of some of the finest golf clubs. Attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere, not pretentious.
The course itself is a fun play. Good walkable routing. Fine shaping and excellent green complexes. Conditioning is usually excellent.
Enjoy!


I will be in the Desert until the end of April or early May. Next up for me will be Stone Eagle!




Richard Fisher

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1767 on: March 03, 2020, 02:37:58 AM »
Since last summer, I have made one foray into relatively new terrain (the English Midlands) but otherwise this Recent Eleven is full of trusted old friends...

Huntercombe
Gog Magog Old
Gog Magog Wandlebury
Deal
Harlech
Conwy
Harborne
Blackwell
Little Aston
Worlington
Porthcawl

As of today, I suspect that ground conditions at the Gogs (Old) on its chalk downland site are as good as anywhere in the UK. Reports suggest that up to half of the courses in Wales were closed upon St David's Day (Sunday). Very sadly.

Richard Fisher

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1768 on: March 03, 2020, 04:59:56 AM »
Should have added

Woking
West Lancs
Formby Ladies
Royal Blackheath

to the Eleven listed above. Happy foursomes matches at all of these in the second half of 2019

Pete_Pittock

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1769 on: March 03, 2020, 02:23:46 PM »

Ocean Dunes
Cape Wickham
Lost Farms
Barnbougle Dunes.
The National- Gunnamatta.
Peninsula North
Peninsula South
St Andrews Beach Gunnamatta,
Woodlands
RACV Healesville
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 05:03:21 PM by Pete_Pittock »

Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1770 on: March 07, 2020, 07:46:51 PM »
Tunxis Plantation GC
Grassy Hill CC
Wampanoag CC
Mahopac Golf and Beach Club
Warwick CC
Schuyler Meadow Club
Dormie Club
Southern Pines GC
Pine Needles GC
Mid Pines GC




Brent Carlson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1771 on: March 07, 2020, 11:19:14 PM »


Rancho San Marcos
La Purisima
Rustic Canyon
River Ridge Vineyard
Brookside Koiner
Torrey Pines South
Pasatiempo
Ojai Valley Inn
Santa Anita
Soule Park

Chad Anderson (Tennessee)

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1772 on: March 11, 2020, 01:59:38 PM »
Fun game!  According to my GHIN app working from most recent back:


1 - Vanderbilt Legends Club - South
2 - Dormie Club
3 - Pinehurst #8
4 - Governors Club (NC)
5 - Winter Park
6 - Club at Pasadera
7 - Cypress Point
8 - MPCC - Shore
9 - Cal Club
10 - Diamond Creek


Apparently it's been a good run!
Chad Anderson
Executive Director
Tennessee Golf Association
@tngolf

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1773 on: March 11, 2020, 02:35:59 PM »
Over the winter...

Brigantine (NJ)
Cobb's Creek (PA) 5x
Myrtlewood (SC)
Landfall (Dye) (NC)
Cape Fear National (NC)
Wilmington Muni (NC)
Cape Fear (NC)
Ingleside (PA)
Dauphin Highlands (PA)
Miami Springs (FL)
Miami Shores (FL)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2020, 02:37:48 PM by MCirba »
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Jon Claydon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1774 on: March 11, 2020, 02:42:54 PM »
2019 wasn't too bad looking back....(in reverse order)


Palma Real
Gaylord Springs
Exmoor
Mammoth Dunes
Sand Valley
The Sandbox
Aronimink
Merion
Horseshoe Bay CC
Shoreacres

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