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Dan_Callahan

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1850 on: October 07, 2021, 08:39:57 AM »
National
Maidstone
Shinnecock
Hooper
Keney Park
Red Tail
Newport CC
Ledges Golf Club
Myopia
The Country Club

Brad Engel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1851 on: October 07, 2021, 11:15:02 AM »

Dan - What were your thoughts on TCC vs Myopia? I played TCC a couple of years ago and will be visiting Myopia next season. Curious to hear your thoughts.

National
Maidstone
Shinnecock
Hooper
Keney Park
Red Tail
Newport CC
Ledges Golf Club
Myopia
The Country Club

Dan_Callahan

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1852 on: October 07, 2021, 11:27:28 AM »
I love both. But I would give Myopia the edge, just because I love the look of it. More intimate setting. Ironically, given that TCC is a major championship site, I think Myopia is a tougher course if you aren't playing well. As far as inland courses go, they would be my top 2, along with Alwoodley in the UK. I should get another play at Myopia this fall, and with foliage changing it'll probably jump to the top of my list, which admittedly has nothing to do with architectural merit and everything to do with ambiance and aesthetics.

Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1853 on: October 07, 2021, 01:37:40 PM »
National
Maidstone
Shinnecock
Hooper
Keney Park
Red Tail
Newport CC
Ledges Golf Club
Myopia
The Country Club


Dan-Before you do anything else take a curtain call for your last ten. 8)  Iíve wondered about Ledges Golf Club. How did you like it?

Dan_Callahan

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1854 on: October 07, 2021, 07:44:45 PM »
Iíve had a very lucky run of late. Thatís not my typical ďlast 10.Ē

Ledges Iíve played a few times. In my head, I think of it as a difficult course even though the scores Iíve posted there have always been good. Seems like I play my best when Iím there.

But my most recent play, which was maybe two weeks ago, had me appreciating the course more. I donít like the 18th. It is one of many top New England public courses that have crappy finishing holes. (Iíd include Red Tail, Blackstone National, and the Ranch in that category Ö all with weak final holes.)

Other than that, I donít love the 10th hole only because OB is really tight on the right side, which makes it more penal than it should be on a dogleg right. But the rest of it is really enjoyable, and more forgiving than I originally gave it credit for.  Itís climbed up a few spots on my list of favorite publics in New England.

Charles Lund

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1855 on: October 11, 2021, 04:05:29 AM »
Sheep Ranch
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Trails
Pacific Dunes
Pronghorn - Nicklaus
Juniper Golf Course
Palouse Ridge
Wine Valley
Gamble Sands
Stone Ridge
The Harvester
Cedar Rapids Country Club
Troy Burne
Windsong Farms
Torrey Pines North
Rainier Golf and Country Club
Gold Mountain - Olympic
Pumpkin Ridge - Witch Hollow
Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek


Been a busy six weeks.


Charles Lund


Brian Finn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1856 on: November 03, 2021, 10:52:15 AM »
After not seeing many new courses this year, I had a nice trip to England a couple of weeks ago. 

Wallasey
Royal Liverpool
Formby
Royal Lytham & St. Anne's
Southport & Ainsdale
Hillside
West Lancashire
Formby Ladies
Pleasington
Royal Birkdale

The quality of golf in this roughly 40 mile stretch is astounding to me.  It was a somewhat last minute trip, planned when I wasn't able to make it to upper Michigan with my regular group, and I am so glad it worked out. 

The more links golf I play, the more links golf I want to play. 

James Reader

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1857 on: November 03, 2021, 11:47:52 AM »
After not seeing many new courses this year, I had a nice trip to England a couple of weeks ago. 

Wallasey
Royal Liverpool
Formby
Royal Lytham & St. Anne's
Southport & Ainsdale
Hillside
West Lancashire
Formby Ladies
Pleasington
Royal Birkdale

The quality of golf in this roughly 40 mile stretch is astounding to me.  It was a somewhat last minute trip, planned when I wasn't able to make it to upper Michigan with my regular group, and I am so glad it worked out. 

The more links golf I play, the more links golf I want to play.


How was Pleasington, Brian?  Itís in tough company on that list!  I used to be a member there and have fond memories but heard a few years ago that the condition had really gone down hill.

Brian Finn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1858 on: November 03, 2021, 12:41:30 PM »
How was Pleasington, Brian?  Itís in tough company on that list!  I used to be a member there and have fond memories but heard a few years ago that the condition had really gone down hill.
I really enjoyed Pleasington.  As you well know, there is some nice land for golf there, with plenty of elevation change, as well as some gentler rolls.  I found the conditions to be good.  The greens rolled true and fairways were generally pretty firm with solid grass coverage in all but a few spots (mainly under large, old trees - always a tough spot to grow grass).  Some tree thinning / trimming might really benefit the turf in places, and open up a couple of holes that felt a bit tight.  I don't know what the general expectation was there, in terms of conditions, but I had no issues at all.  They are doing work on 7-8-9, although I am unsure of what exactly.  I'd gladly return.

Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1859 on: December 04, 2021, 09:34:31 AM »
Fairview Farms GC
Rockledge GC
Yale GC
Nassau CC
Black Birch GC
Shennecossett GC
Baltusrol GC Lower
Shuttle Meadow CC
Wintonbury Hills GC
Fenwick GC


Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1860 on: February 24, 2022, 10:37:32 AM »
Moraine CC (OH)
Harrison Hills (IN)
Coyote Crossing (IN)
Fort Myers CC (FL)
Key West CC (FL)
Bacon Park GC (GA)
Brickyard (IN)
Legendary Run GC (OH)
Charleston Municipal GC (SC)
Wild Dunes Links Course (SC)

Last Ten Played: 
Donald Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), The Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND), Links of ND, Hawktree (ND), Dakota Winds (ND), Links Lawsonia (WI), Connemara (KY)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Charleston Municipal
Streamsong Blue

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1861 on: April 25, 2022, 01:12:46 PM »
Shelby Park GC (TN)
Schoolmaster (AL)
Fighting Joe (AL)
Links at Redstone Arsenal (AL)
Sewanee (TN)
Wilmington Municipal (NC)
Stryker GC (NC)
Pilot Knob Park GC (NC)
Mississippi State University GC (MS)
Mossy Oak (MS)



Last Ten Played: 
Donald Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), The Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND), Links of ND, Hawktree (ND), Dakota Winds (ND), Links Lawsonia (WI), Connemara (KY)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Charleston Municipal
Streamsong Blue

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1862 on: April 25, 2022, 02:04:22 PM »
Shelby Park GC (TN)
Schoolmaster (AL)
Fighting Joe (AL)
Links at Redstone Arsenal (AL)
Sewanee (TN)
Wilmington Municipal (NC)
Stryker GC (NC)
Pilot Knob Park GC (NC)
Mississippi State University GC (MS)
Mossy Oak (MS)


Richard wins with the coolest course names in his 10. I can't even think of a close second.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Michael Moore

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1863 on: April 25, 2022, 02:40:01 PM »
I can't even think of a close second.

Grindstone Neck
Nonesuch River
Mingo Springs
Great Chebeague
Mars Hill
Barren View
Causeway
Salmon Falls
Sunday River
Blink Bonnie
 
Don't make me do it!
Metaphor is social and shares the table with the objects it intertwines and the attitudes it reconciles. Opinion, like the Michelin inspector, dines alone. - Adam Gopnik, The Table Comes First

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1864 on: April 25, 2022, 02:49:07 PM »


Grindstone Neck
Nonesuch River
Mingo Springs
Great Chebeague
Mars Hill
Barren View
Causeway
Salmon Falls
Sunday River
Blink Bonnie
 
Don't make me do it!

We may have to have a run-off!   ;D
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1865 on: April 25, 2022, 03:38:35 PM »
I'll have MORE on the way, I am committed to 65 new courses this year!
Last Ten Played: 
Donald Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), The Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND), Links of ND, Hawktree (ND), Dakota Winds (ND), Links Lawsonia (WI), Connemara (KY)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Charleston Municipal
Streamsong Blue

Mark Mammel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1866 on: April 25, 2022, 04:28:02 PM »
Not a contest!
Last 10:

Quail Lodge and Golf Club
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Monterey Peninsula Shore
Pasatiempo
Aiken Golf Club
Carmel Valley Ranch
Poppy Hills GC
Spanish Bay
Cypress Point
Pebble Beach
So much golf to play, so little time....

Mark

Tim Gallant

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1867 on: April 25, 2022, 04:46:30 PM »
Shelby Park GC (TN)
Schoolmaster (AL)
Fighting Joe (AL)
Links at Redstone Arsenal (AL)
Sewanee (TN)
Wilmington Municipal (NC)
Stryker GC (NC)
Pilot Knob Park GC (NC)
Mississippi State University GC (MS)
Mossy Oak (MS)


Richard, how was Mossy Oak? It's a Hanse that seems to fly under the radar. Would be good to get your thoughts!

JLahrman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1868 on: April 25, 2022, 04:51:20 PM »
Shelby Park GC (TN)
Schoolmaster (AL)
Fighting Joe (AL)
Links at Redstone Arsenal (AL)
Sewanee (TN)
Wilmington Municipal (NC)
Stryker GC (NC)
Pilot Knob Park GC (NC)
Mississippi State University GC (MS)
Mossy Oak (MS)


How is Redstone Arsenal? I used to do some work on base and passed that course quite a few times.

Joe_Tucholski

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1869 on: April 25, 2022, 08:20:18 PM »

How is Redstone Arsenal? I used to do some work on base and passed that course quite a few times.


I haven't played it but I'll continue the military course trend.


I won't list my last 10 but the last course I played is a course I would guess not a single person on the site has played.  Figure less than a couple hundred have played it.  Interestingly it has kind of been mentioned on the site by John Kirk in a thread about golf on a tropical island ([size=78%]Diego Garcia (golfclubatlas.com)[/size]).  The picture in the linked article is not the location of the actual golf course. 


The fifth hole is kind of a dell (definitely a stretch as they're just mounds hiding the "green").
From the "tee" you can see the flat top Mount Dundas (where the flag was planted in the linked article in the above linked thread) and in front of the mountain you can see the mounds protecting the "green":



The dell "green" site pictured below from the 6th "tee".  All but one of the flags has been blown off the flagstick (200+ mph winds were recorded in the 70's).



« Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 08:05:31 PM by Joe_Tucholski »

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1870 on: April 27, 2022, 12:45:27 PM »
I played the lesser of the 2 courses at Redstone Arsenal because they were having some sort of tournament on the Patriot Course. The Warrior course is quite flat and really boring.


Mossy Oak was OK, I kind of expected more to be honest. I wouldn't go out of your way to play it, but if nearby, worth a play at off season rates ($85).
Last Ten Played: 
Donald Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), The Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND), Links of ND, Hawktree (ND), Dakota Winds (ND), Links Lawsonia (WI), Connemara (KY)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Charleston Municipal
Streamsong Blue

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1871 on: May 25, 2022, 09:15:41 AM »
2022 In chronological order nothwithstanding returns which aren't in order.
yes that's 12, but play along
Pretty sure you don't see #9 bookended by three munis too oftem
44 years between official plays
New plays *



1.Southampton GC, NY 3x
2.Nissequogue
3.Goat Hill 3x
4.The Bridge
5,Mill River 4x
6,Hollywood *
7.Sunningdale CC, NY
8.Bethpage Red 2x
9.ANGC -27
10.Shennecossett
11.Fenwick *
12.Worcester CC *
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"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

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1872 on: May 25, 2022, 09:35:47 AM »
jeffwarne,


Nice!



"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1873 on: May 25, 2022, 09:43:03 AM »
Slow start for me due weather and circumstances.  New courses played are asterisked*


Hickory Valley (Presidential) (PA)
Paxon Hollow (PA)
Lederach (PA)
Green Pond (PA)
Fox Hollow (PA)
Berkleigh (PA) x2
Architects (NJ)
Pocono Hills (PA)
Rackham* (MI)
Stonycroft Hills* (MI)
Oakland Hills (South)* (MI)
Franklin Hills* (MI)
Washtenaw* (MI)


The better news is that I've probably walked Cobb's Creek half a dozen times watching trees cleared and our restoration dreams unfolding.


Also managed to finish the Dorset Field Club IMO piece that was a long time in gestation.
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"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

corey miller

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1874 on: May 25, 2022, 12:51:31 PM »



Jeff


Re:Sunningdale


I assume you played the pre-version.  I love the work there though I never saw the original.  Any thoughts?

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