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Brad Klein

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #300 on: December 07, 2011, 10:12:27 PM »
Kiawah-Ocean
Bulls Bay
Kiawah-Cassique
Southampton GC
St. George's G&CC
Woodmere Club
Grand Cypress-Old
Old Macdonald
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes

Eric Smith

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #301 on: December 07, 2011, 10:19:17 PM »
Happy to hear you're having fun, Brian. The rest is (more) icing on the cake!

Mike Hamilton

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #302 on: December 07, 2011, 10:22:05 PM »
All Richmond VA area unless noted

Westham Golf Club - Chesterfield VA (only 9 holes completed to date)
Indepedence Golf Club Par 3 course - Match play against my sons (I lost)
Hermitage Country Club - Manakin Course
Providence Golf Club
Kinloch Golf Club
Ballyhack Golf Club (Roanoke, VA)
Stonehenge Country Club
Kingsmill River Course (Williamsburg, VA)
Spring Creek Golf Club (Gordonsville, VA)
Chambers Bay - (Tacoma)

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #303 on: December 07, 2011, 10:24:17 PM »
First off, Greg.  I do, indeed, find your list exciting/interesting.  Carloina Golf Club has caught my interest.  How do you compare it to Pine Needles, for instance.

Secondly, Brian.  No, I didn't mean to imply that at all.  I was floored by how good the Bandon Resort as a whole was.  Old Mac is, thus far, my favorite US course.  Bandon Dunes and Pac Dunes are in my top 25 and all of the courses at the resort are in my Top 50 personal favorites.  But I haven't been all over the world yet.  I haven't been to Ireland, Australia, or England for example.  And for me to hear you say how much you like Bandon is very much a compliment to the resort.
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Ronald Montesano

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #304 on: December 07, 2011, 10:26:14 PM »
Had to look at my handicap list...when fall arrives, I play half rounds with the varsity lads.

10 (least recent)-The Links at Union Vale (Union Vale, NY)
9-Coudersport (Coudersport, PA)
8-Chautauqua Hill (Chautauqua, NY)
7-Duck Woods (Outer Banks, NC)
6-Currituck Club (Outer Banks, NC)
5-Cherry Hill (Ridgeway, Ontario)
4-Bridgewater (Fort Erie, Ontario)
3-Byrncliff (Varysburg, NY)
2-Arrowhead (Akron, NY)
1-The Links at Ivy Ridge (Akron, NY)
Maybe for 2022
~Eden Valley
~Hillview
~Pinehurst (NY)
~Kis 'N Greens
~Pine Meadows
~18 Mile Creek
~Greenwood
~Shawnee
~Leroy
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Ross Harmon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #305 on: December 07, 2011, 10:26:42 PM »
Ross:

What's your take on Mystic Hills?

As has already been mentioned, its a nice, family-run course. New ownership as of a year or two ago who is really committed to it. A little easier than the typical Dye until you get to the greens, many of which were personally shaped by P.B. and can be pretty wild. The front 9 has few trees and is more links style, while the back goes through some wooded and marshy areas. Probably the best deal I know of on Mondays, where its $20 to play, including cart! I spend part of the summer in that neck of the woods, so let me know if you're planning to stop by and we can meet up.

Stephen Perkins

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #306 on: December 09, 2011, 09:36:43 PM »
It has been a great fall of golf, with these last 10 courses:
Oldest to Most Recent (timeframe is September to present)

Muirfield Village GC (Dublin, OH). Nicklaus/Muirhead
Memphis CC (Memphis, TN). Ross
Chicago GC (Wheaton, I'll). Raynor/MacDonald
Shooting Star (Jackson Hole, WY). Fazio
Oak Hill CC West (Rochester, NY). Ross
Oak Hill CC East (Rochester, NY). Ross
Pine Valley GC (Clementon, NJ). Crump, et al.
Dallas CC (Dallas, TX). Various. Redesign John Fought.
Old Town Club (Winston-Salem, NC). Maxwell.
Alotian Club (Little Rock, AR). Fazio.
Northwood Club (Dallas, TX).  William Diddle.
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Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #307 on: December 09, 2011, 10:02:49 PM »
What are your thoughts on Shooting Star?  Would it be worth a trip for someone from Atlanta, GA to make just to play Shooting Star?
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Jay Flemma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #308 on: December 09, 2011, 11:05:09 PM »
Last ten

Winged Foot (West)
Winged Foot (East)
St. George's
Forsgate (Banks)
Dorado Beach (East)
Cherry Valley
Atlanta Athletic Club
Bethpage (Black)
Seven Oaks
Valley View (Utica)

Mac, no Shooting Star is not worth a trip on its own.
Mackenzie, MacRayBanks, Maxwell, Doak, Dye, Strantz. @JayGolfUSA, GNN Radio Host of Jay's Plays www.cybergolf.com/writerscorner

Stephen Perkins

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #309 on: December 09, 2011, 11:21:38 PM »
Mac,
I enjoyed Shooting Star. Wonderful experience and a very private club. Facilities were exceptional. A significant amount of dirt was moved to create the holes. There are some great risk, reward propositions given by Fazio.  Always an easy route to fairways but also a way to challenge bunker carries or hazards to shorten holes.  Driving around the periphery in Teton Village you would never know the course existed and was as dramatic as it is. I can't speak to other golf courses In the Jackson area, so from Atlanta going all that way for one course would be tough.
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Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #310 on: December 09, 2011, 11:30:44 PM »
What are your thoughts on Shooting Star?  Would it be worth a trip for someone from Atlanta, GA to make just to play Shooting Star?

Mac,

You know I'm a big fan of Shooting Star, but I'm not sure it's worth the trip just to see it. While I think it deserves its place as top-25 modern, I don't think you'll really learn anything from seeing it (though you will certainly enjoy playing it). 

Nothing else in Jackson is even close to the same quality.  Huntsman Springs is second.

I started a thread on the courses of Jackson, WY and will post a photo tour of Shooting Star next.  http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,49672.0.html


Jay Flemma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #311 on: December 09, 2011, 11:37:24 PM »
Yeah, just to be clear, SS is nice place, but not worth a trip on it's own.
Mackenzie, MacRayBanks, Maxwell, Doak, Dye, Strantz. @JayGolfUSA, GNN Radio Host of Jay's Plays www.cybergolf.com/writerscorner

Andy Troeger

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #312 on: December 10, 2011, 10:14:43 AM »
I don't think there are many courses worth flying across the country for, assuming its "fly, golf, fly back." I think the comments are posted are about right. I think its a legitimate top 100 course for the US, AND I think there's enough around it to be worth the trip, but not just by itself. The area is stunning.

My last ten, since I'm posting anyway:
Forest Creek South
Forest Creek North
Tot Hill Farm
Dormie Club
Eagle Point
Pine Needles
Tobacco Road
Pinehurst #2
Oak Tree National
The Patriot

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #313 on: December 10, 2011, 10:22:58 AM »
I love these lists and thanks for the comments guys.

Andy...I am interested in hearing your thoughts on Eagle Point.  Top 100 to you?  What are its strengths/weaknesses?  For reference, what are your Top 5 favorites?
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Andy Troeger

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #314 on: December 10, 2011, 10:44:39 AM »
Top 5 of those 10 would be Dormie, Pinehurst #2, Oak Tree, Tobacco Road, and The Patriot. The first three I think are Top 100 courses, but there's very little gap between TR and Patriot at 4/5 and Eagle Point and Forest Creek North at 6/7. I like uniqueness, so Tobacco Road gets a solid bump for that.

Eagle Point specifically is a solid Fazio. It admittedly wins a lot of its points for conditioning (as good as anything I've ever seen) and a pretty setting near the coast. However, there's a bunch of good holes too, including the par five 6th which has a nice angled creek that creates risk/reward propositions on the tee and for players going for the green. You have to make the decision off the tee whether to hit driver and advance down a fairway that continues to get narrower the farther you hit it. That's my favorite hole out there, but there are a lot of very good ones. I can't give it top 100 status, because there aren't quite enough "great" holes from a strategic standpoint to set it apart from other very good Fazio's in nice settings, but I would certainly recommend it highly. Another strength is that its very manufactured, but if you didn't know that you could be totally fooled. I noticed they have a bunch of trees that were pretty clearly planted when they built the course--they've grown quickly. I get the idea that the course continues to "look" better as those trees mature, because it does add to the effort to make them blend in. When they were new and small, I bet the course looked more manufactured.

Dan Herrmann

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #315 on: December 10, 2011, 07:24:00 PM »
My last 10:
Cobb's Creek
French Creek
Sand Hills
Dismal River
Sutton Bay
Huntington Valley
Wyncote
Schuylkill
Merion West
The Ridge (NJ) - no golf, but a GREAT tour!

Ed Brzezowski

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #316 on: December 10, 2011, 08:11:00 PM »
Lets see,
Concord
Chester Valley
Ledgerock  twice
Coatesville
Radley Run
Penn Oakes
Overbrook
Stonewall, the walking one
French Creek
Moselem Springs
We have a pool and a pond, the pond would be good for you.

Chris Cupit

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #317 on: December 11, 2011, 12:59:59 AM »
I love these lists and thanks for the comments guys.

Andy...I am interested in hearing your thoughts on Eagle Point.  Top 100 to you?  What are its strengths/weaknesses?  For reference, what are your Top 5 favorites?

Great trip, great fun, great facilities and one really compelling hole for me. #10

Chris Cupit

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #318 on: December 11, 2011, 01:08:15 AM »
Last ten different courses played:

Rivermont GC. (Atlanta)
Peachtree GC
The Honors Course
Maidstone GC
Atlanta Athletic Club
Berkeley Hills Country Club
Prairie Dunes GC
Capital City CC--Crabapple Course
Rivermont from forward tees with hickories and gutta percha ball
Golf Club of Georgia

Would only play four of the courses again if I was asked and it was free and can't wait for another round with the hickories!

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #319 on: December 11, 2011, 03:38:05 PM »
Last ten different courses played:

Rivermont GC. (Atlanta)
Peachtree GC
The Honors Course
Maidstone GC
Atlanta Athletic Club
Berkeley Hills Country Club
Prairie Dunes GC
Capital City CC--Crabapple Course
Rivermont from forward tees with hickories and gutta percha ball
Golf Club of Georgia

Would only play four of the courses again if I was asked and it was free and can't wait for another round with the hickories!


What's the fourth?  The other three are obvious.
"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #320 on: December 11, 2011, 04:38:38 PM »
Aside from Rivermont (his club), I'd guess Honors, Peachtree, Maidstone, and Prairie Dunes.
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Chris Cupit

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #321 on: December 11, 2011, 05:04:50 PM »
Gawd was my writing poor!  I meant to say that there are four courses on my list that would have to be free for me to want to play.  No need to identify those and it is cheating a bit since I don't charge myself to play Rivermont each time (though I do not feel like it is exactly free either :)).

I'll amend my post to say that I would jump at the chance to play Peachtree, The Honors, Maidstone and Prairie Dunes any time!  And yes, Rivermont too!

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #322 on: December 11, 2011, 05:07:22 PM »
Chris...

Imagine Golf Club of GA Creekside with hickories and gutties.  With modern equipment it is a tough slog, with old school stuff it might be unplayable.  Ugh!
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #323 on: February 10, 2012, 10:00:53 PM »
Doral Blue Monster--better than I expected
Wexford Plantation--shockingly good
Haig Point--great experience...loose some trees on the first 5 holes and you've got a winner
Palmetto Hall Cupp--fun course
Palmetto Hall Hills--not good, but enjoyed myself and the group I was playing with
St. Marlo--not a good course, but for some reason I like playing it.
Druid Hills--nice in-town club
Rivermont--I love this course
Ansley Settindown--a great course for a low handicapper
Musgrove Mill--really cool place and challenging, but FUN, course
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #324 on: February 10, 2012, 10:35:29 PM »
Links at Madison Green
CC at Mirasol (Sunrise)
Park Ridge GC
Johns Island West
Sandridge (Dunes)
Parkland G&CC
Lake Worth Municipal
President CC (Eagle)
CC at Mirasol (Sunset)
High Ridge CC

edit: Crandon Park and Jacaranda (West) fit somewhere in there.  Can't remember the exact order.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 12:23:03 AM by Mark Saltzman »

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