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Scott Warren

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #75 on: August 02, 2011, 10:13:27 PM »
How'd you go in the qualifier, Steve?

David Harshbarger

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #76 on: August 02, 2011, 10:15:16 PM »
To counter balance Mr. Doak...

Battenkill (1925 with no pretentions) (NY) (home course)
Edison Club (Emmet) (NY)
Ondawa Greens (the Doak scale has no category for this it is as raw a course as you can imagine, but the repeat plays speak to the magic of the game) (NY)
Shaker Ridge (NY)
Western Turnpike (NY)
St George's (Emmet and the antidote antidote) (NY)
Rustic Canyon (CA)
Dutchess G&CC (praised by Emmet 1897-1926) (NY)
Fairways at Halfmoon (NY)
Saratoga Lake (NY)

1 datum in support of the premise.

And if any of you homos PM me for access to Battenkill...I'll kill you.

Francis
The trouble with modern equipment and distance—and I don't see anyone pointing this out—is that it robs from the player's experience. - Mickey Wright

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #77 on: August 02, 2011, 10:17:01 PM »
 :)
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Steve Kline

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #78 on: August 02, 2011, 10:17:10 PM »
Didn't make it. Shot 74 the first round and was four over my first four. Figured I needed a 65 in the second. Made the turn at -2. Was -1 with four to go. Then birdied 15 and 16. On the par 5 17th I had 76 yards for my third from the fairway and made 8. I could habe just walked in right then. My second round was 71 with 4 bogeys and a triple. I was right about needing a 65.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 10:18:52 PM by Steve Kline »

Mike Hogan

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #79 on: August 02, 2011, 10:17:15 PM »
Bemidji Town and Country, Bemidji MN
Dismal River, Mullen NE
Ballyneal Holyoak, Co
Oak Ridge CC, Hopkins, Mn
Rush Creek, Maple Plane, Mn
Deacons Lodge, Pequot Lakes, MN
Old Mac
Pac Dunes
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Trails

John Kirk

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2011, 10:22:06 PM »
An off-year in this regard - not much desire to see new things, but love invites based on friendship.

1.  Pumpkin Ridge - Witch Hollow (in spectacular condition, by the way, very firm, fast and deep green.  The best 2" rough I have ever played.)
2.  Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek
3.  Langdon Farms, Canby, OR
4.  Ballyneal, which is a 10, I don't care what others say.
5.  Kinloch (the Virginia one)
6.  Stone Eagle
7.  La Quinta - Mountain Course
8.  La Quinta - The Citrus Club
9.  The Dye Challenge at Mission Hills CC
10.  The four Bandon courses at this year's GCA gathering.  What's it called?
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 11:09:28 PM by John Kirk »

Peter Ferlicca

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2011, 10:33:40 PM »
Well I have been playing A LOT of golf lately.  During the summer here in Rancho Mirage you can play anywhere and everywhere.   So obviously all my courses are pretty much in the desert.

The Club at Morningside
La Quinta Mountain
Vintage Mountain
PGA West Stadium
Desert Dunes
Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club
Red Hill Country Club
The Ranch at Moreno Valley
Terra Lago North
Tamarisk Country Club
Dinah Shore at Mission Hills Country Club


A bunch of average golf courses, but that what the majority of courses are in the desert.  It is just fun playing something different every day.

Charlie Visconsi

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2011, 10:56:44 PM »
Had to go look at my GHIN but I have been very lucky over the past month:

Philly Cricket Club
Essex Fells
Siwanoy * 3
Merion
Inverness * 6
Baltimore County Club
Belvedere
Kingsley
Baltursol
NGLA

Best score was at Merion; Worst at Kingsley.

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #83 on: August 02, 2011, 11:23:04 PM »
I will say that the people on this board certainly make an effort to try to play good golf courses.

Sure, there are some duds in some of these lists. But it certainly looks like most people subscribe to the "life is too short to play bad golf courses" theory.

Shane Wright

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #84 on: August 02, 2011, 11:52:40 PM »
With the exception of three, i have definitely not lived according to Jeff Shelman's theory, but my next ten will be in Scotland.

1. Midland Hills
2. Saddleback Ridge
3. White Bear Yacht Club
4. Muscatine Municipal
5. Oak Ridge
6. Sawmill
7. Highland National
8. National GC of KC
9. Boulder Pointe
10. Gates Park

Will Peterson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #85 on: August 03, 2011, 12:03:53 AM »
Grand Cypress
Black Diamond Ranch - Quarry
Black Diamond Ranch - Ranch
Rio Pinar
Doral - Blue Monster
Doral - McLean Course
Oconomowoc CC
Milwaukee CC
Racine CC
Evansville GC

Sam Morrow

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #86 on: August 03, 2011, 12:10:00 AM »
My last 10, in no particular order because I'm not smart enough to remember in order

1. Cypress Lakes Houston
2. Crown Colony Lufkin
3. Trump National Philadelphia
4. Huntingdon Valley PA
5. Glen Mills PA
6. Dallas National
7. Cedar Crest Dallas
8. Texas Star Euless
9. Champions Cypress Creek
10. Pine Dunes

Kris Shreiner

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2011, 12:16:49 AM »
Sparse play I'm afraid. Hope to play a bit more this Fall. It's nice to see so many of our lot are getting out a little!

1.Stonewall (Original) PA   A demanding joy!
2.White Clay Creek DEL     One and done.
3.LuLU PA  Little gem!
4.Palatka GC FLA  A 5,800 yd "Executive" Terror!      "The Hardest Little Cat Box I Ever Played!" Tommy Bolt
5. Hidden Creek NJ Quality Golf!
6.Merion (West) PA Underrated and Sporty!  
7.Marsh Creek FL  A Serviceable Private.
8.Seaview (Bay) Engaging "Executive" Outing.
9.Southern Pines NC  Nice surprise!
10. Aronimink  PA  Ron has done wonders...much improved!
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Ben Jarvis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2011, 12:18:45 AM »
Coming from Australia, i was for fortunate to play the following courses with my father in the last couple of weeks, in order of most recent.

1. Cypress Point Club
2. Spyglass Hill
3. Pebble Beach
4. Old Macdonald
5. Bandon Dunes
6. Bandon Trails
7. Pacific Dunes
8. Olympic Club (par-3 Cliffs Course)
9. Pasatiempo
10. Meadow Club

It's all downhill from here!
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Sev K-H Keil

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #89 on: August 03, 2011, 12:32:46 AM »
In order of most recent:

1. Golfclub Fontana (Vienna)
2. Golfclub am Mondsee (Salzburg)
3. Royal Dornoch (Championship)
4. Royal Dornoch (Struie)
5. Deal
6. Swinley Forest
7. Trump National, Bedminster
8. Mid Ocean Club
9. Galloway National
10. Phoenix Country Club


Brent Carlson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #90 on: August 03, 2011, 12:40:02 AM »
It's been a good last 10.  I've enjoyed all of these courses.   8)

Chamber's Bay - 8
Pebble Beach - 9
Pacific Grove - 4
Pasatiempo - 8
Rustic Canyon - 7
West Seattle - 5
Seattle - 6
Sahalee - 6
Washington National - 5
U Michigan Golf Course - 7


Howard Riefs

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2011, 12:42:08 AM »
- Prairie Landing  (IL)
- The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (WI)
- Winnetka (IL)
- Thunderhawk (IL)
- Sea Island, Seaside Course
- Sea Island, Plantation Course
- Sea Island, Retreat Course
- TPC Sawgrass, Stadium Course
- TPC Sawgrass, Dye Valley Course
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 12:49:39 AM by Howard Riefs »
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Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2011, 12:53:41 AM »
Shooting Star
3 Creek Ranch
Teton Reserve
Huntsman Springs
Teton Pines
Jackson Hole
Chambers Bay
Members Club at Aldarra
Sahalee
Tumble Creek

Jason Topp

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2011, 01:20:57 AM »
This thread pretty much debunks the average course theory mentioned in the original post.

Oak Ridge
Bunker Hills
Windsong Farm
Southview
Minikahda
White Bear Yacht Club
Town & Country
Big Fish
Northland
Spring Hill

All in MN except Big Fish.

My next three are Brooks National, Spencer Golf & Country Club and a muni where a friend is the pro so my list will look much more average in a couple of weeks.

Greg Murphy

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2011, 01:36:41 AM »
Katepwa Beach (Sask)
Wascana (Sask)
White Bear (Sask)
Kenosee (Sask)
Sutton Bay (SD)
Prairie Club (Dunes/Pines) (NB)
Wild Horse (NB)
Ballyneal (CO)
Colorado Golf Club (CO)
WeKoPa Saguaro (AZ)

One architectural clunker in the bunch but still not a "below average" course, just one that could be a lot better. Wild Horse is a treat - no attempt at spectacle - just one really engaging golf hole after another with bunkering that is both beautiful and restrained

Colin Macqueen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #95 on: August 03, 2011, 02:06:09 AM »
Gentlemen,
Other than my home club Indooroopilly, Brisbane where I play a couple of times a week the following have been played over the last 2 years.

Balcomie, Crail
Barnbougle Lost Farm, Tasmania
Barnbougle Dunes, Tasmania
Yarra Yarra, Victoria
Commonwealth, Victoria
Peninsula North, Victoria
Woodlands, Victoria
Rustic Canyon, California
Brookside, Pasadena, California
Pasatiempo, California

Cheers Colin
"Golf, thou art a gentle sprite, I owe thee much"
The Hielander

Jud_T

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2011, 06:33:30 AM »
Bandon Trails
Pac Dunes
Bandon Dunes
Old Mac
Ballyneal
Big Fish, WI
Spring Valley, WI
Beverly
Kingsley
Lawsonia

« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 08:05:52 AM by Jud Tigerman »
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Adam Lawrence

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #97 on: August 03, 2011, 06:46:30 AM »
Walton Heath (New)
Dismal River
Ballyneal
Riverdale Dunes
Fossil Trace
Swinley Forest
Palmares
Penina
Berkshire (Red)
Burhill (Old)
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Bill Brightly

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #98 on: August 03, 2011, 07:06:08 AM »
Wow, just figured out my list and it rivals TD's!

Hackensack (my home course)
Sauon Valley Old
Saucon Valley Weyhill
Applebrook (Gil Hanse)
Pine Valley (with the owner of Hidden Creek, which led to some interesting GCA discussions!)
Cape Kidnappers
Barnbougle Dunes
Lost Farm
New South Wales
Royal Melbourne

Leo Barber

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2011, 07:13:33 AM »
Wow, just figured out my list and it rivals TD's!

Hackensack (my home course)
Sauon Valley Old
Saucon Valley Weyhill
Applebrook (Gil Hanse)
Pine Valley (with the owner of Hidden Creek, which led to some interesting GCA discussions!)
Cape Kidnappers
Barnbougle Dunes
Lost Farm
New South Wales
Royal Melbourne

Bill, All the way to NZ and you only played the one course?  Sorry to have missed you.  Very nice list all the same

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