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Tony_Muldoon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #500 on: October 26, 2012, 01:25:31 PM »

Liscannor pitch and putt ("the only links pitch and putt in the world"?)


Wrong!   There's anthoer one about 10 miles away at Doolin.  Wil need to play it again to pronounce which is the "Best links P&P in the World". Doolin has THE BEST sklyline green. Its a pimple, only 50 yards from you and byond it lies Rio De Janiero!


Liscannor would also be in my last 10 (also played this year the P&P at Enniscrone).  Great fun and the key is to play these things early (they tend to open about 10) before the families get on them. I can't remember the cost, 4 euro?


What do you think Brian, I believe any of this group would have a ball there.



Hope there's a Doonbeg tour coming as I don't think I've ever seen a long report on it.






Dooks
Ballybunion New and Old
Liscannor P&P
Lahinch
Gullane 3
The Players Club, Stranahan (also played a few holes of it's P&P course - with USGA greens!)
Cleeve Hill
North Berwick
Deal
Let's make GCA grate again!

Michael Essig

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #501 on: October 26, 2012, 02:01:45 PM »
When did this thread loose the (personal) Doak scale from your lists?

Prospector at Suncadia, WA - 5
Rope Rider at Suncadia, WA - 7
Jackson Park (a Seattle muni), WA - 3 (trying to get my son ready for golf team tryouts, ugh.)
Aldarra CC, WA - 7+
Bear Creek CC, WA - 4 (at least it was for a good cause)
Marine Drive GC, BC Canada - 7 (Course was a 7, but the company here and at Sagebrush was an 11!)
Sagebrush, BC Canada - 8
Portmarnock, Ireland - 8+
Royal County Down, N. Ireland - 10
Ballybunion, Ireland - 9
Lahinch, Ireland - ? played in rain driven by 25 mph winds gusting to 50.  My caddie never looked so happy as when I said enough on the 13th tee.  They were playing a local tournament the same day.  I have never heard so much cussing in my life as in the locker room after my round, and I think I missed a few choice words - lost to my American ears through the accent of the Irish speaker.
(I know the list is 11; I can count.)

Rick Shefchik

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #502 on: October 26, 2012, 02:05:08 PM »
My last ten in order of fun.

All Nine courses played in Ireland
Ballyneal
Lawsonia
Prairie Dunes
Crystal Downs (25 mph winds or might be higher)
Flossmoor
Summerby
Ravisloe
George Dunne
Schaumburg

Dan,

If you meant Somerby near Rochester, Minn., I'd be interested to know what you thought of it. I've never played it, but Lehman usually does good work.
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jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #503 on: October 26, 2012, 07:07:35 PM »
most recent last
Cabot Links Aug
Highland Links Aug
Atlantic Aug
Forest Hills, Augusta Sept
The Bridge Oct
Gardiner's Bay Oct
St Georges Oct
Goat Hill,Shelter Island Oct
Palmetto Oct
Augusta CC Oct
Southampton Oct

sorry had to list 11

multiple plays Southampton, Goat Hill, the Bridge

list would've been quite different if had been able to play BUDA :( :( :(

« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 08:01:32 PM by jeffwarne »
"Let's slow the damned greens down a bit, not take the character out of them." Tom Doak
"Take their focus off the grass and put it squarely on interesting golf." Don Mahaffey

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #504 on: October 26, 2012, 07:14:40 PM »
Jeff, can you take me to Goat Hill next year? I gotta see it!

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #505 on: October 26, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »
Mark, I'm going to send you pictures (your email may clog up) ;D
and when you see them, you'll know exactly what a first time player sees there-----nothing!
you guys talk about skyline greens
how about skyline fairways?
most strategic course I play...firm and fast even with the crabgrass
severe tilt and slope to greens encourages driving to proper side of fairway/rough
« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 07:59:50 PM by jeffwarne »
"Let's slow the damned greens down a bit, not take the character out of them." Tom Doak
"Take their focus off the grass and put it squarely on interesting golf." Don Mahaffey

Pete Balzer

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #506 on: October 26, 2012, 08:50:27 PM »
Prairie Club Pines
Priaire Club Dunes
Wild Horse
Red Sky Norman
Keystone Ranch
Keystone River
Half Moon Bay- Ocean
Pasatiempo
Cypress
Poppy Hills

Joel Zuckerman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #507 on: October 26, 2012, 09:05:51 PM »
Last 10 chronologically, going backwards.

Secession
Half Moon Bay---Ocean
Half Moon Bay---Old
Cypress Point
MPCC---Dunes
Pasatiempo
SFGC
Landings Club---Marshwood
LC----Magnolia
LC---Oakridge

Greg Chambers

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #508 on: October 27, 2012, 12:48:34 AM »
Prairie Club Pines
Priaire Club Dunes
Wild Horse
Red Sky Norman
Keystone Ranch
Keystone River
Half Moon Bay- Ocean
Pasatiempo
Cypress
Poppy Hills

so the $50 million dollar question is...do you prefer the Ranch, or the River?...I love the River...
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.”

Greg Chambers

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #509 on: October 27, 2012, 12:53:24 AM »
In no particular order:

Olivas Links
Soule Park
Rustic Canyon
Red Hill
Woodland Hills
Spanish Hills
Rancho San Marcos
Santa Barbara GC
North Ranch
Elkins Ranch

"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.”

Marc Westenborg

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #510 on: October 27, 2012, 02:22:54 AM »
Royal Liverpool, England
Royal Birkdale, England
Cruden Bay, Scotland
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland
Hong Kong Golf Club
La Zagaleta, Spain
Los Barrancos, Spain
Wychwood Park, England
Rockliffe Hall, England
Hawkstone Park, England

Pete Balzer

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #511 on: October 27, 2012, 08:04:43 AM »
Prairie Club Pines
Priaire Club Dunes
Wild Horse
Red Sky Norman
Keystone Ranch
Keystone River
Half Moon Bay- Ocean
Pasatiempo
Cypress
Poppy Hills

so the $50 million dollar question is...do you prefer the Ranch, or the River?...I love the River...

Hands down- The Ranch.

Sean Leary

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #512 on: October 27, 2012, 09:49:43 AM »
Southampton
Shinnecock
Rope Rider
Aldarra (30 rounds)
Manito Golf and CC
Spyglass Hill
Prairie Dunes (6 rounds)
Malibu CC
LACC North
Sagebrush
« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 09:53:05 AM by Sean Leary »

Niall C

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #513 on: October 27, 2012, 10:39:15 AM »
Moray Old
Inverallochy
Fraserburgh
Rothes
Silloth
Alwoodley
Balmedie
Castle Stuart
Duff House Royal
North Berwick

Dónal Ó Ceallaigh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #514 on: October 27, 2012, 12:32:26 PM »
Bro-Bålsta
Royal Birkdale
Southport & Ainsdale
Formby
Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Silloth-on-Solway
Windermere
Gweedore
Arlandastad GK
Älvkarleby GK

Jud_T

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #515 on: October 27, 2012, 01:47:45 PM »
Royal Liverpool, England
Royal Birkdale, England
Cruden Bay, Scotland
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland
Hong Kong Golf Club
La Zagaleta, Spain
Los Barrancos, Spain
Wychwood Park, England
Rockliffe Hall, England
Hawkstone Park, England


Marc,

10 rounds...how do you split 'em between Cruden Bay and Trump International?
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Chris Shaida

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #516 on: October 27, 2012, 01:53:20 PM »
Wexford
Chechessee
May River
Sleepy Hollow
Bston Golf Club
Engineers
Northshore CC
Quaker Ridge
Woking
Formby

Daryl David

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #517 on: October 27, 2012, 04:15:38 PM »
Tumble Creek (Multiple)
Old Mac
Pac Dunes
Bandon Dunes
NGLA
Friars Head
Yale
Sagebrush
Southern Highlands
Toscana (Multiple)

Neil_Crafter

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #518 on: October 28, 2012, 05:28:44 PM »
Ok, here goes

Bethpage Black
NGLA
Maidstone
Baltusrol (Lower)
Sebonack
Pine Valley
Merion
Shinnecock Hills
The Meadow Club
North Adelaide Public

Pick the odd one out  ;)

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #519 on: October 28, 2012, 06:47:49 PM »
Bro-Bålsta
Royal Birkdale
Southport & Ainsdale
Formby
Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Silloth-on-Solway
Windermere
Gweedore
Arlandastad GK
Älvkarleby GK

Hello Donal,
Give us a report on Gweedore!
Did they implement any of the changes?
"Let's slow the damned greens down a bit, not take the character out of them." Tom Doak
"Take their focus off the grass and put it squarely on interesting golf." Don Mahaffey

Mark Pearce

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #520 on: October 28, 2012, 07:18:14 PM »
Rockliffe Hall, England
Marc,

Welcome to GCA.  Most on here won't realise that you designed Rockliffe.  Was this the first time you had been back since it opened?  I haven't played it yet but am due to in the next few months.  Are you happy with how the course has turned out?  What would you say a player playing it for the first time should look out for?
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Rick Shefchik

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #521 on: October 28, 2012, 07:34:32 PM »
Ok, here goes

Bethpage Black
NGLA
Maidstone
Baltusrol (Lower)
Sebonack
Pine Valley
Merion
Shinnecock Hills
The Meadow Club
North Adelaide Public

Pick the odd one out  ;)

Neil -- I'm guessing this is the odd one:

"Golf is 20 percent mechanics and technique. The other 80 percent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness and conversation." - Grantland Rice

Neil_Crafter

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #522 on: October 29, 2012, 01:21:25 AM »
what a lucky guess Rick  ;)  100% correct.
a fun course to play a social scramble on though.

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #523 on: October 29, 2012, 01:33:44 AM »
Wow!  I was actually out ten times in the past 30 days:

Crystal Downs [2x]
Lost Dunes
Chicago Golf Club [2x]
Beverly
North Shore (NY)
Sebonack [2x]
Streamsong (Red)
Streamsong (Blue) [2x]
Wolf Point
Brackenridge Park

I also walked National Golf Links, Garden City, Medinah #3, and Oak Hills in San Antonio.

Andrew Hastie

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #524 on: October 29, 2012, 02:34:42 PM »
My last 10!

Cal club
Pasadera
Bandon Preserve
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Old Mac
Bandon Trails
Amsterdam International
De Lage Vuursche x 2

One course clearly ruins the list!!!


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