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Michael Felton

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1900 on: September 06, 2022, 12:56:04 PM »
Hempstead G&CC
Plandome CC
Timber Point (Red/Blue)
Colonial Springs (Pines/Valley)
Pine Hollow
Rockville Links Club
Bethpage Green
Bethpage Black
Yale
Seawane Club

Jim Sherma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1901 on: September 06, 2022, 03:13:15 PM »
Good time of year for this - most recent rounds first - not a lot of big names but some nice surprises:


In US:


  • Williamsport CC - Case study for early 20th century architecture turning into the golden age
  • Mark Twain GC - If I was a billionaire this course would be near the top of the list of renovations I'd fund
  • Glenmaura National - Doak-0 candidate - I though maybe the second time would be better - I was wrong
  • Pine Barrens GC - Really good course and a nice day out - need to head back in the fall when it's not a 107 heat index
  • Turf Valley - Original Course - Ed Ault does not get enough credit - solid routing over nice land in good condition - what's not to like?
  • Mount Pleasant GC - Another renovation I'd fund if I could
  • Harrisburg CC - tilted lies, small greens and blindness are an underrated defense of par
  • Hayfields CC - heard that they were re-building the greens, bunkers and fairways next year, no significant architectural changes but fully about maintenance - it's nice to have money, course was built in 1998
  • The 1912 Club - Club seems to be making some investments and is a nice day out with some interesting greens
  • CC of York (PA) - One of my favorite plays - club knows what it has and is clicking on all cylinders

Ireland Trip - in June:


Buncrana GC
North West GC
Ballyreagh GC
Greencastle GC
« Last Edit: September 07, 2022, 07:10:49 AM by Jim Sherma »

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1902 on: September 06, 2022, 08:47:57 PM »
Haven't played much this year due to back issues but the list has been very high quality. Most recent first:


Arroyo Trabuco
Chambers Bay
Sahalee
Old Greenwood
Spyglass Hill
Poppy Hills
Shadow Creek
Tijeras Creek
Silverado
Pebble Beach
Spanish Bay
The Hay

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1903 on: September 08, 2022, 01:29:56 PM »
Oglebay Jones
Meadowbrook
Culver Academies
Chicago Golf walked
Shoreacres
The Loop x2
Crystal Downs
Arcadia South
Dunes

Huge spread in quality because Oglebay is such a poor course. The terrain is wholly unsuitable for the game. The other nine courses are good to outstanding.

Ciao
New plays planned for 2022:

David Kelly

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1904 on: September 08, 2022, 03:43:00 PM »

Brentwood CC (CA)
Rustic Canyon
Omaha CC
CapRock Ranch
The Dunes Course at The Prairie Club
The Pines Course at The Prairie Club
The Horse Course at The Prairie Club
Landmand
Salina CC
Prairie Dunes CC
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MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1905 on: September 08, 2022, 04:31:42 PM »
Jim Sherma,


Nice report.   Delighted to see that 4 were courses I haven't played in the region (Williamsport, Turf Valley, Hayfields, and Harrisburg) so always nice to get your insight.  Thanks.
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Jim OíKane

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1906 on: September 09, 2022, 01:43:38 PM »
Harvest Hills - Buffalo, NY
The Links At Ivy Ridge - Buffalo NY
Arrowhead Golf Club - Buffalo NY
Tri County Country Club - Buffalo NY
Summit Rainforest Golf Resort - Panama
Buenaventura Golf and Country Club - Panama
Legacy Golf Club - Ottawa Lake MI
University of Michigan Golf Course - Ann Arbor MI
Chariot Run Golf Course - Louisville KY
Palmetto Hall Country Club (Cupp) - HHI, SC


Thanks to the Buffalo NY GCA'ers that provided great info from a 10 year old post giving me an idea of some great tracks in the Buffalo NY area. I loved The Links At Ivy Ridge. That is a wonderful golf course that can be extremely difficult when the wind blows.

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1907 on: October 26, 2022, 12:22:28 PM »
Finally returned to Bandon in Sept after 21 years so in the interest of completeness here's my last 15.


Gearhart (OR)
Bandon Crossings (OR)
Bandon Trails (OR)
Pacific Dunes (OR)
Bandon Preserve (OR)
Sheep Ranch (OR)
Old Macdonald (OR)
Bandon Dunes (OR)
Eastmoreland (OR)
Hershey (West) (PA)
North Jersey (NJ)
Lancaster (PA)
Philmont (PA)
Hideaway Hills (PA)
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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John Kavanaugh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1908 on: October 26, 2022, 12:32:21 PM »
Thanks for playing Bandon Crossings. Shows a true dedication to your craft.

Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1909 on: October 26, 2022, 01:01:36 PM »
Finally returned to Bandon in Sept after 21 years so in the interest of completeness here's my last 15.


Gearhart (OR)
Bandon Crossings (OR)
Bandon Trails (OR)
Pacific Dunes (OR)
Bandon Preserve (OR)
Sheep Ranch (OR)
Old Macdonald (OR)
Bandon Dunes (OR)
Eastmoreland (OR)
Hershey (West) (PA)
North Jersey (NJ)
Lancaster (PA)
Philmont (PA)
Hideaway Hills (PA)


Mike-Thatís a terrific line up. I would be interested to hear about North Jersey CC. The Travis greens are always a highlight.

Tommy Williamsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1910 on: October 26, 2022, 01:37:05 PM »
I had a very good late summer and autumn.

Quixote
Caesarea GC (Israel)
Lofoten Links (Norway)
Coldstream
Camargo
Midlothian
Arbor Links
Landman
CC of Scranton
Metedeconk
Baltusrol Upper & Lower
Friar's Head
The Bridge
Ballyhack


I am making my first trip to Bandon next week.

Where there is no love, put love; there you will find love.
St. John of the Cross

"Deep within your soul-space is a magnificent cathedral where you are sweet beyond telling." Rumi

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1911 on: October 26, 2022, 02:11:27 PM »
Thanks for playing Bandon Crossings. Shows a true dedication to your craft.


Thank you, John.   It's a great place and any town would be enhanced by such a facility.   It was sad to see the fairway conditions of Eastmoreland Municipal, however, given the compelling history of that place.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1912 on: October 26, 2022, 02:15:15 PM »


Mike-Thatís a terrific line up. I would be interested to hear about North Jersey CC. The Travis greens are always a highlight.


Tim,


North Jersey is undergoing a resto/renovation by Brian Schneider to bring Walter Travis's original design back as much as possible, given the number of green(s) changes over the decades.   The front nine is complete and is excellent, and work has just started on the back nine to reopen next summer I believe.    I think it's going to be transformational in a great way on a course where a lot of different cooks were part of changes, clearly not all for the best.   


The greens are fantastic on the front nine.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Tim Martin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1913 on: October 26, 2022, 02:19:04 PM »


Mike-Thatís a terrific line up. I would be interested to hear about North Jersey CC. The Travis greens are always a highlight.


Tim,


North Jersey is undergoing a resto/renovation by Brian Schneider to bring Walter Travis's original design back as much as possible, given the number of green(s) changes over the decades.   The front nine is complete and is excellent, and work has just started on the back nine to reopen next summer I believe.    I think it's going to be transformational in a great way on a course where a lot of different cooks were part of changes, clearly not all for the best.   


The greens are fantastic on the front nine.


Thanks for that update Mike. :)

Bruce Wellmon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1914 on: October 26, 2022, 03:09:54 PM »
CC of Asheville
Mt. Mitchell
Gaston CC
Camden CC
Landmand
Old Dane
Cowans Ford CC
Yeamans
Bulls Bay
Quixote

Michael Whitaker

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1915 on: October 26, 2022, 03:55:28 PM »
Ganton GC
Hollinwell (Notts GC)
Woodhall Spa - Bracken Course
Woodhall Spa - Hotchkins Course
Hunstanton Golf Club
Royal West Norfolk GC (Brancaster)
Royal Worlington & Newmarket (Sacred Nine)
Liphook GC
Walton Heath New
Furman University Golf Club
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Eric Smith

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1916 on: October 26, 2022, 04:32:50 PM »
Forest Dunes
Tyrone Hills
Golden Eagle
Landmand
CapRock Ranch
Colorado
Sweetens Cove
Haig Point
Park Mammoth
Punta Espada

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1917 on: October 26, 2022, 04:49:59 PM »
Ganton GC
Hollinwell (Notts GC)
Woodhall Spa - Bracken Course
Woodhall Spa - Hotchkins Course
Hunstanton Golf Club
Royal West Norfolk GC (Brancaster)
Royal Worlington & Newmarket (Sacred Nine)
Liphook GC
Walton Heath New
Furman University Golf Club


Did you like the Sacred 9?


Ciao
New plays planned for 2022:

Mike Worth

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1918 on: October 26, 2022, 07:49:52 PM »
Iíve had opportunity to travel a bit the last two years so I enjoy posting ďMy last 10 played.Ē


Because I had such a great year Iím going to post 15 like another person did. Besides if I kept it to the last 10, the list wouldíve ended at Seacroft and I just couldnít.


McCulloughs Emerald Golf Links (NJ)
Moorestown Field Club (home club)
Onteora (Tannersville NY)
Atlantic City
Royal Portrush
Royal County Down
St. Patrickís (Rosapenna)
Cruit Island
Narin and Portoo
Seacroft
Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
Seaton Carew
Moortown
Alwoodley
North Berwick

Mike Worth

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1919 on: October 26, 2022, 07:57:10 PM »
I had a very good late summer and autumn.

Quixote
Caesarea GC (Israel)
Lofoten Links (Norway)
Coldstream
Camargo
Midlothian
Arbor Links
Landman
CC of Scranton
Metedeconk
Baltusrol Upper & Lower
Friar's Head
The Bridge
Ballyhack


I am making my first trip to Bandon next week.


Tom. And for anyone else who has done this, how did you travel to Lofoten? 


I was in Europe for several weeks this summer but couldnít make a trip there work. I think Iím going to Europe again next year and I seek advice on the best way to get there




Gene Greco

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1920 on: October 26, 2022, 09:13:24 PM »




Tom. And for anyone else who has done this, how did you travel to Lofoten? 


I was in Europe for several weeks this summer but couldnít make a trip there work. I think Iím going to Europe again next year and I seek advice on the best way to get there



Would love to get some insight into this as well, Tom..
"...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

Tommy Williamsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1921 on: October 26, 2022, 09:19:11 PM »
I had a very good late summer and autumn.

Quixote
Caesarea GC (Israel)
Lofoten Links (Norway)
Coldstream
Camargo
Midlothian
Arbor Links
Landman
CC of Scranton
Metedeconk
Baltusrol Upper & Lower
Friar's Head
The Bridge
Ballyhack


I am making my first trip to Bandon next week.


Tom. And for anyone else who has done this, how did you travel to Lofoten? 


I was in Europe for several weeks this summer but couldnít make a trip there work. I think Iím going to Europe again next year and I seek advice on the best way to get there.


SAS has flights to Svolvaer from Oslo. I rented a car. The course is less than an hour from Svolvaer. We, however, flew to Bodo, then a ferry to Svolvaer. The six-hour boat trip was just stunning. The Lofoten Islands are one of the most spectacular places I've ever been. The course is excellent but tight. Bring a bunch of balls.


We spent a week there a wished it was more.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2022, 04:05:27 PM by Tommy Williamsen »
Where there is no love, put love; there you will find love.
St. John of the Cross

"Deep within your soul-space is a magnificent cathedral where you are sweet beyond telling." Rumi

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1922 on: October 27, 2022, 08:59:01 AM »
Thoroughbred GC (KY)
Urbana CC (OH)
Dayton CC (OH)
Maysville CC (KY)
Donald Ross at French Lick (IN)
Covered Bridge GC (IN)
The Trout Club (OH)
Elkhorn Ridge GC (SD)
Bully Pulpit (ND)
Links of North Dakota (ND)



Last Ten Played: 
Old Toccoa Farm (GA), Thoroughbred GC (KY), Urbana CC (OH), Dayton CC (OH), Maysville CC (KY), Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Old Toccoa Farm
Chas Muni

Matt Wharton

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1923 on: October 30, 2022, 01:50:50 PM »
Catawba CC - Newton, NC
Rocky River GC - Concord, NC
CC of Spartanburg - Spartanburg, SC
Carolina GC - Charlotte, NC
Castle Stuart - Inverness, Scotland
Royal Dornoch Championship - Dornoch, Scotland
Brora GC - Brora, Scotland
Golspie GC - Golspie, Scotland
Royal Dornoch Struie - Dornoch, Scotland
Charlotte National GC - Charlotte, NC


Played 2 rounds each on both courses at Royal Dornoch including hickories for one round on Struie and played Brora with hickories.  ;D
Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG
Carolina Golf Club
Charlotte, NC

Ira Fishman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1924 on: November 03, 2022, 05:02:01 PM »
As JK said in a different thread, no one cares where I played, but I do.


Southern Pines
Pine Needles
Mid Pines
Kenwood (Maryland)
Hope Valley
Pac Dunes
Bandon Trails
Bandon Preserve
Sheep Ranch
Bandon Dunes
Yale
Sleepy Hollow


It was a good year even in year three of Covid.


Yale is the best of a very good bunch.

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