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Andrew Lewis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #925 on: September 16, 2014, 09:27:13 PM »
Champions Golf Club
Westwood Golf Club
Austin Golf Club
Sand Hills Golf Club
Dismal River
Beverly CC
Houston CC
Olympia Fields CC
Butler National Golf Club
River Oaks CC

No Prairie Dunes this season??!!  Sorry I can't join y'all later this month!

K. Krahenbuhl

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #926 on: September 16, 2014, 09:35:54 PM »
Champions Golf Club
Westwood Golf Club
Austin Golf Club
Sand Hills Golf Club
Dismal River
Beverly CC
Houston CC
Olympia Fields CC
Butler National Golf Club
River Oaks CC

No Prairie Dunes this season??!!  Sorry I can't join y'all later this month!

Not in the last 10.  Will fix that this week.

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #927 on: September 17, 2014, 01:12:42 PM »
I'm going to slightly bend the rules and include the course I will play on Sunday. Listed oldest to newest.

Clovernook Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
Eagle Creek Golf Club, Willmar, MN
Island View Golf Club, Waconia, MN
Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville, NY
St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, St. Catharines, ON
Keller Golf Course, Maplewood, MN
Royal Oaks Country Club, Vancouver, WA
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR
Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN
St. Cloud Country Club, St. Cloud, MN

The best thing about this list is that there isn't a bad course there. Certainly some courses are better than others and some have a few holes that are clunkers, but there isn't a single course here that I wouldn't make a return visit to.

I don't have to play belt-notchers all the time, but I do try really hard to avoid bad golf courses.

Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #928 on: September 17, 2014, 01:21:54 PM »
Maketewah (Cincinnati)
Raven's Claw (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
Makefield Highlands (Yardley, Pennsylvania)
Jeffersonville (Norristown, Pennsylvania)
Upper Dublin (Dresher, Pennsylvania)
French Lick (Indiana) - Pete Dye
French Lick (Indiana) - Donald Ross
Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania)
Malone (New York)
The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay (Millsboro, Delaware)

Matt-
Thoughts about Peninsula on The Indian River Bay?

Scott Warren

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #929 on: September 18, 2014, 07:50:10 AM »
I want to work out my last 10 for the first time in ages, only because Iam likely to be appalled by how far back it takes me.

Bonnie Doon (Sep '14)
The Lakes (June '14)
Shelly Beach (April '14)
St Michael's (March '14)
Oatlands (Feb '14)
Springwood (Jan '14)
NSWGC (Dec '13)
Ellerston (Oct '13)
Newcastle (Oct '13)
Royal Adelaide (Oct '13)

Almost a year to rack up 10 separate courses. For shame!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2014, 08:47:58 AM by Scott Warren »

Adam Lawrence

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #930 on: September 18, 2014, 09:46:18 AM »
I want to work out my last 10 for the first time in ages, only because Iam likely to be appalled by how far back it takes me.

Bonnie Doon (Sep '14)
The Lakes (June '14)
Shelly Beach (April '14)
St Michael's (March '14)
Oatlands (Feb '14)
Springwood (Jan '14)
NSWGC (Dec '13)
Ellerston (Oct '13)
Newcastle (Oct '13)
Royal Adelaide (Oct '13)

Almost a year to rack up 10 separate courses. For shame!

Proof positive that fatherhood and golf are basically incompatible  :)
Adam Lawrence

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Jeff Fortson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #931 on: September 18, 2014, 09:55:23 AM »
Recent to latest

Tahquitz Creek - Legend
Saucon Valley - Old
Saucon Valley - New
Tahquitz Creek - Resort
Red Hill CC
Costa Mesa CC - Lagos
Costa Mesa CC - Mesa Linda
Rancho Santa Fe GC
PGA West - Nicklaus Private
St. Andrews - Eden
St. Andrews - Old
#nowhitebelt

Matt Frey, PGA

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #932 on: September 18, 2014, 09:59:26 AM »
Maketewah (Cincinnati)
Raven's Claw (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
Makefield Highlands (Yardley, Pennsylvania)
Jeffersonville (Norristown, Pennsylvania)
Upper Dublin (Dresher, Pennsylvania)
French Lick (Indiana) - Pete Dye
French Lick (Indiana) - Donald Ross
Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania)
Malone (New York)
The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay (Millsboro, Delaware)

Matt-
Thoughts about Peninsula on The Indian River Bay?

Carl: I enjoyed it. I played it with a bunch of our members while on our annual golf trip to the Ocean City, Maryland, area. It was one of the more moderate Nicklaus designs I've played. Architecturally, I preferred Bayside, but found The Peninsula much more playable. The members enjoyed The Peninsula more too because it wasn't as penal. Overall, it was a fun course...nothing spectacular , but enjoyable.

Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #933 on: September 18, 2014, 01:30:53 PM »
Maketewah (Cincinnati)
Raven's Claw (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
Makefield Highlands (Yardley, Pennsylvania)
Jeffersonville (Norristown, Pennsylvania)
Upper Dublin (Dresher, Pennsylvania)
French Lick (Indiana) - Pete Dye
French Lick (Indiana) - Donald Ross
Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania)
Malone (New York)
The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay (Millsboro, Delaware)

Matt-
Thoughts about Peninsula on The Indian River Bay?

Carl: I enjoyed it. I played it with a bunch of our members while on our annual golf trip to the Ocean City, Maryland, area. It was one of the more moderate Nicklaus designs I've played. Architecturally, I preferred Bayside, but found The Peninsula much more playable. The members enjoyed The Peninsula more too because it wasn't as penal. Overall, it was a fun course...nothing spectacular , but enjoyable.

Matt:
I had a similar reaction the one time I played it.  That was a few years ago -- they had already built some housing (both single family and condo buildings), but it looked like they had plans for a lot more.  Is the housing now a big drawback?

Matt Frey, PGA

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #934 on: September 18, 2014, 01:43:19 PM »
Maketewah (Cincinnati)
Raven's Claw (Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
Makefield Highlands (Yardley, Pennsylvania)
Jeffersonville (Norristown, Pennsylvania)
Upper Dublin (Dresher, Pennsylvania)
French Lick (Indiana) - Pete Dye
French Lick (Indiana) - Donald Ross
Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania)
Malone (New York)
The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay (Millsboro, Delaware)

Matt-
Thoughts about Peninsula on The Indian River Bay?

Carl: I enjoyed it. I played it with a bunch of our members while on our annual golf trip to the Ocean City, Maryland, area. It was one of the more moderate Nicklaus designs I've played. Architecturally, I preferred Bayside, but found The Peninsula much more playable. The members enjoyed The Peninsula more too because it wasn't as penal. Overall, it was a fun course...nothing spectacular , but enjoyable.

Matt:
I had a similar reaction the one time I played it.  That was a few years ago -- they had already built some housing (both single family and condo buildings), but it looked like they had plans for a lot more.  Is the housing now a big drawback?

Carl: I played it last in October 2012...which goes to show you how much golf I've played in the last two years! There were some houses on the course, but there weren't a ton. Of course, the ones that were already built were HUGE, so it's not like you could miss them. They did indeed have a ton of other lots plotted out and those big movable scaffolding units in some spots so buyers could see what their upper porch view would look like. If they do build as many houses as it appeared as they might, it would be a real shame as it would destroy some of the views of the bay as well as other holes on the course.

Tim Book

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #935 on: September 19, 2014, 07:15:32 PM »
A fairly diverse last ten for me.

Taconic
Crumpin Fox
Sunday River
Sugarloaf
Red Tail
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Marriot Shadow Ridge
Dismal (Nicklaus)
Dismal (Doak)
Wild Horse

Mike Hamilton

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #936 on: September 20, 2014, 12:37:59 PM »
Providence Golf Club (Lester George) Richmond VA
Westham Golf Club (Chesterfield, VA)
Spring Creek Golf Club (Gordonsville, VA)
The Landings Club Savannah: Plantation and Deer Creek
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Trails
Old Mac
Pacific Dunes
The Preserve
Kapalua Plantation

Ryan Coles

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #937 on: October 04, 2014, 06:57:57 PM »
Burnham
Evesham - typical awful course with one awesome hole!
Cavendish
Kington
Rosapenna Sandy Links
Rosapenna OTM Links
Portsalon
Narin & Portnoo
Renaissance x2

Ciao

Which hole at Evesham, Sean?

Played it yesterday and one of the holes was probably the worst I've ever played. Interested if we're talking about the same hole.

Jim Sherma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #938 on: October 06, 2014, 09:49:56 AM »
Thought I'd put this together as my year will pretty much fade out from here:

Ballyhack
Hershey West
Hershey East
Ballyneal
Lehigh CC
CC of York
Lancaster CC
Lebanon CC
West Shore CC
Green Pond (Bethlehem Township, PA)

Good local golf coupled with a few trips. All in all a good year.

Jeff Spittel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #939 on: October 07, 2014, 06:52:18 AM »
Pretty eclectic list this summer. Seminole on deck. . .

Spanish Oaks
The Creek
Prairie Dunes
Streamsong Red
Streamsong Blue
Whispering Pines
Walton Heath New
Walton Heath Old
Winged Foot West
Sleepy Hollow
Fare and be well now, let your life proceed by its own design.

Terry Lavin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #940 on: October 07, 2014, 07:39:34 AM »
Shoreacres
Olympia Fields North
Chicago Golf Club
Dunes Club
Lost Dunes
Bryn Mawr
Bob O'Link
Beverly
Oakmont
Fox Chapel
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.  H.L. Mencken

Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #941 on: October 07, 2014, 01:01:23 PM »
Shoreacres
Olympia Fields North
Chicago Golf Club
Dunes Club
Lost Dunes
Bryn Mawr
Bob O'Link
Beverly
Oakmont
Fox Chapel


jealous. . .

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #942 on: October 07, 2014, 01:22:45 PM »
Shoreacres
Olympia Fields North
Chicago Golf Club
Dunes Club
Lost Dunes
Bryn Mawr
Bob O'Link
Beverly
Oakmont
Fox Chapel


It's quite clear that his honor subscribes to the life-is-too-short-to-play-bad-courses theory.

I approve.

Scott McWethy

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #943 on: October 07, 2014, 01:23:12 PM »
Not counting my home course,

1. NGLA
2. Shinnecock
3. Maidstone
4. Friar's Head
5. Merion
6. Bev
7. Oly Fields North
8. Butler Nat'l
9. SFGC
10. Cal Club

Been a summer of a lifetime.  One trip left on the schedule...will be at Seminole in Nov.

Now that is an impressive list.  You were all over the place this year!  

Bryan Icenhower

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #944 on: October 07, 2014, 01:28:29 PM »
A decent mix - 13 courses so far in the calendar year, last 10 are ...

Walton Heath (old)
Rivermont Golf & Country Club
Eastward Ho! Country Club
Hidden Creek Golf Club
Ballyneal
Sand Hills Golf Club
Fishers Island Club
The Course at Yale
The Dye Preserve Golf Club
Jupiter Hills Club - Hills Course

Trent Dixon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #945 on: October 08, 2014, 08:14:59 AM »
Not including my home course
Harding Park
Chambers Bay
Bandon Trails
Old Mac
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Pasatiempo
Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach
Woodlands (Melbourne)

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #946 on: October 08, 2014, 08:38:02 AM »
Burnham
Evesham - typical awful course with one awesome hole!
Cavendish
Kington
Rosapenna Sandy Links
Rosapenna OTM Links
Portsalon
Narin & Portnoo
Renaissance x2

Ciao

Which hole at Evesham, Sean?

Played it yesterday and one of the holes was probably the worst I've ever played. Interested if we're talking about the same hole.

Ryan

It was the short par 4 after the river hole, #6 I think.

Ciao
New plays planned for 2024: Ashridge, Kennemer, de Pan, Blackmoor, Eindhoven, Hilversumche, Royal Ostend & Alnmouth

Andrew Lewis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #947 on: October 08, 2014, 06:22:38 PM »
In checking my index history, I apparently have played exactly 10 different courses this season.

Credit goes to our 8-month old twins for cutting my golf travel radius and reminding me that the Chicago District has no shortage of high quality courses...

Dunes Club
Kingsley Club
Beverly
Skokie
Butterfield
Shoreacres
Chicago Highlands
Flossmoor
Olympia Fields, North
Knollwood

Ryan Coles

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #948 on: October 08, 2014, 07:25:43 PM »
Burnham
Evesham - typical awful course with one awesome hole!
Cavendish
Kington
Rosapenna Sandy Links
Rosapenna OTM Links
Portsalon
Narin & Portnoo
Renaissance x2

Ciao

Which hole at Evesham, Sean?

Played it yesterday and one of the holes was probably the worst I've ever played. Interested if we're talking about the same hole.

Ryan

It was the short par 4 after the river hole, #6 I think.

Ciao

Sean

After the river hole is a short par 3.

7th/16th is the hole you mean I think.

Huge slope from left to right. Small green cut into the hill side. We are diametrically opposed in our tastes. The hole will be all I remember of the course it was truly one of the worst holes I've played. Nothing tee shot, that finishes in the same place no matter where you hit it. Followed by a shot up to a tiny green that repels the approach. Really didn't like it.

Jon Adkins

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #949 on: October 08, 2014, 09:26:46 PM »
My last 10 are not too special aside from blue mound:  starting from most recent

Glencoe Golf Club (Tourney)
Ravisloe CC 
Glencoe Golf Club (Tourney)
Shepards Crook
Steeple Chase
Harborside (Port)
Blue Mound
Green Acres CC
Green Acres CC
Mistwood


Mike - How is Green Acres (assuming you're referring to the club on Dundee Road in Northbrook)? I understand it's the only "Tillinghast" in Chicago. And figuring you're talking about the Glencoe Open, we must have been competitors as I played it too.

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