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Tony,He didn't say they were slipping - he said his view of their respective merits had changed.He used to think the Blue was better, now he favours the Red.
Scott,Yes, I'm afraid to say that over the past couple of years my views of the respective merits of the two courses at the Berkshire have changed a little. Those scores might be a little harsh on the Blue. Call them both a 7.John,I'd have to play Worplesdon again before being persuaded it deserved a higher score but I'd be surprised if I did. I prefer to be a harsh scorer and I do feel Worpy struggles witha weak opening couple of holes.
Quote from: Brad Tufts on August 04, 2011, 02:54:48 PMTakes me AAALLLLL the way back to July 1st Scores? No, not your Doak's, your card scores ...
Takes me AAALLLLL the way back to July 1st
Ian, Carne and Enniscrone worth the trip in the end?
Most recent first and some repeat plays, but there's 10 in the list:Concra Wood (Irl.)I'm not into rating courses, but what I have found with the above list, is that my impression of these courses has been more positive the second time around. I will post photo tours of many of these courses when I get a chance.
Quote from: Donal OCeallaigh on August 05, 2011, 10:56:42 AMMost recent first and some repeat plays, but there's 10 in the list:Concra Wood (Irl.)I'm not into rating courses, but what I have found with the above list, is that my impression of these courses has been more positive the second time around. I will post photo tours of many of these courses when I get a chance.Donal, what was Concra Wood like?
Some fun lists with great courses here.Charleton Golf CourseCheers!
Except of course for The Lakes, MT, which shits all over Royal Sydney. I'd even suggest The Aus is a better course than R. Syd.I played Royal again yesterday and I really think that aside from 1-3, 7 and 16 it's an pretty poor golf course. 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 17 are truly woeful holes.
But what do you find to be wrong with those holes you mentioned (4,8,12,14 and 15)? I think 4 is a very good hole, because you have to keep it down the middle to right hand side of the fairway, and hit a solid 2nd over a massive bunker to a nice greensite. It's a brute of a hole and is well needed after the 3 easy holes to start.
8 is a nice drivable par 4. At 269m you need to be absolutely precise with the distance because of the dropoffs, and if you want to layup off the tee you need to steer clear of the bunkers on the right.
12 is by far the worst hole on the course. It desperately needs some tree clearing on the right hand side of the fairway.
What's wrong with 14? I know you'll say the par 3's are repetitive, which they are, but as individual holes I really like them all.
15 is just a straighaway par 4 bunkered both sides of the green, but I do like the internal contours.
17!? Are you serious? The green has 3 distinct sections and deep bunkering that really make you think about your tee shot. Coupled with a bailout area to the left I think it is a fantastic hole.
Quote from: Steve Strasheim on August 06, 2011, 08:49:36 AMSome fun lists with great courses here.Charleton Golf CourseCheers!Kee-rist, Steve,how in the freekin wide world of sports did charleton get itself onto your itinerary???And WHAT did you make of it?FBD.