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David Stamm

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #900 on: August 06, 2014, 12:31:35 PM »
Marine Memorial
Maderas
The Grand Del Mar
San Diego CC
Fallbrook
San Clemente
Los Angeles CC



My wife and I had a new addition to the family back in January, so I really can't remember any further back.
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Sam Morrow

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #901 on: August 06, 2014, 09:35:20 PM »
How do you like Kizer?

It's pretty decent. It's not going to win any architectural awards. But the holes are fairly solid (I can't think of any truly bad holes, though I'm not sure how I feel about #17), there are a variety of tees, the pace of play is good, and $35 walking on a weekend is a perfectly good value especially since it's a 10 minute drive for me.

It's very playable despite having water on probably 13 holes, but when the wind kicks up suddenly those wide playing corridors don't feel quite as wide.

Contrasted with Jimmy Clay, which is less expensive but has several just plain dumb holes, I think the extra $ is worth it to play Kizer.

I agree on what you've said. I'm thinking, is 17 the short par 4? I think it's either 15, 16, or 17. What do you think of Riverside?

Rob Marshall

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #902 on: August 06, 2014, 10:59:24 PM »
Penfield CC (ny)
Oswego CC (NY)
Oak Hill East
Midvale CC (NY)
Aronimink CC (PA)
Philly CC (PA)
Shadow Pines(NY)
Innisbrook Copperhead
Innisbrook Island
Ridgemont CC (NY)
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Brian Joines

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #903 on: August 06, 2014, 11:44:10 PM »
South Bend CC (IN)
Beverly CC (IL)
Blackthorn (IN)
Dunes Club (MI)
Lake Merced (CA)
Olympic Club - Lake (CA)
Streamsong - Red (FL)
Streamsong - Blue (FL)
World Woods - Pine Barrens (FL)
World Woods - Rolling Oaks (FL)



JLahrman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #904 on: August 13, 2014, 01:14:06 PM »
How do you like Kizer?

It's pretty decent. It's not going to win any architectural awards. But the holes are fairly solid (I can't think of any truly bad holes, though I'm not sure how I feel about #17), there are a variety of tees, the pace of play is good, and $35 walking on a weekend is a perfectly good value especially since it's a 10 minute drive for me.

It's very playable despite having water on probably 13 holes, but when the wind kicks up suddenly those wide playing corridors don't feel quite as wide.

Contrasted with Jimmy Clay, which is less expensive but has several just plain dumb holes, I think the extra $ is worth it to play Kizer.

I agree on what you've said. I'm thinking, is 17 the short par 4? I think it's either 15, 16, or 17. What do you think of Riverside?

16 is the short par 4. 17 is the par 5 with the huge swing to the left and lots of trees in play.

I like 16. When I stepped on the tee and saw the hole for the first time, I didn't think I would like it. But after playing it a few times, I do. No matter how you hit your tee shot, that deep bunker is going to be in play and the second shot is going to be tricky. I've played it three times. Twice I hit 5-iron perfectly off the tee, up the right side of the fairway, leaving myself about 60 yards in. Once I hit 3-wood perfectly, about 10 yards short of the green. All three times I have three-putted for bogey (twice the hole was cut on the left behind the bunker). I think either play off the tee is valid.

17 I'm just not convinced there is any merit to hitting a driver or 3-wood off the tee, or at least there isn't for a long-and-wrong player like me. Even if you hit it perfectly, your second shot has to be a huge hook to get up near the green. From now on I'm planning to hit 4-iron off the tee, lay it up to about 110 yards down at the bottom of the little valley, and wedge it up. Part of that is because I've hooked tee shots into the hazard on two of my three plays. The other time I hit a perfect tee shot. For my second I hit a 6-iron because that was the lowest club I could trust myself to get up and over the tree with a draw. I hit that perfectly and still had 60 yards in. When my best tee shot doesn't give me a real chance to go for the green in two, then I start taking irons off the tee especially after bogeying the hole twice because I hooked my tee shot into the woods.
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Chris DeToro

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #905 on: August 13, 2014, 01:18:17 PM »
South Bend CC (IN)

How is SBCC looking these days? 

JLahrman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #906 on: August 13, 2014, 03:54:45 PM »
I agree on what you've said. I'm thinking, is 17 the short par 4? I think it's either 15, 16, or 17. What do you think of Riverside?

Riverside I've only played once, I need to go have another crack at it. The first three holes were nothing to get excited about but the course seemed to get better after that. I played in January, conditions weren't bad but I'd like to go back and have another look. There seemed to be some pretty solid holes out there.

Zack Molnar

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #907 on: August 14, 2014, 11:27:08 AM »
This goes back several months. Probably my best last 10 ever...
Forest Dunes(MI)
Tullymore(MI)
True North(MI)
Bethpage Black(NY)
Arcadia Bluffs(MI)
Pinehurst #2(NC)
Pinehurst #5(NC)
Dormie Club(NC)
Mid Pines(NC)
Tobacco Road(NC)

Matt Frey, PGA

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #908 on: August 14, 2014, 03:03:34 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 Frey, PGA
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Garland Bayley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #909 on: September 15, 2014, 04:34:29 PM »
Burnham & Berrow Channel Course
Burnham & Berrow Championship Course
Royal North Devon
St. Enodoc
Perranporth
Pennard
Ashburnham
Tenby
Royal Porthcawl
Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club

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"I enjoy a course where the challenges are contained WITHIN it, and recovery is part of the game  not a course where the challenge is to stay ON it." Jeff Warne

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #910 on: September 15, 2014, 04:54:09 PM »
Old Union
Cuscowilla
Sweetens Cove
Lookout Mountain
Mimosa Hills
Asheville Municipal
Hard Labor Creek
Washington Wilkes CC
Augusta CC
Aiken Golf Club

Jim Franklin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #911 on: September 16, 2014, 09:10:01 AM »
Circling Raven
Gozzer Ranch
Black Rock
Canyon River
Rock Creek Cattle Company
Rock Creek of Idaho
Coeur d'Alene resort
San Francisco GC
Olympic (Lake)
TPC Harding Park
Mr Hurricane

Mark Pearce

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #912 on: September 16, 2014, 10:14:56 AM »
In reverse order (most recent first):

Northumberland
St Enodoc
Perranporth
Saunton West
Saunton East
St George's Hill
Muirfield
Elie
Silloth on Solway
Stoke Park
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Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #913 on: September 16, 2014, 10:41:17 AM »
This is always fun to do.  Take a trip down memory lane.  Most recent first.

Rivermont
The Golf Club
Dunes Club (MI)
Great Waters (Reynolds Plantation)
East Lake
Old Town
Dismal River Red
Dismal River White
Druid Hills
Kiawah Ocean
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Scott Szabo

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #914 on: September 16, 2014, 10:45:15 AM »
Mine is rather boring.

The Ridge at Castle Pines North (yawn)
Ballyneal x 9
"So your man hit it into a fairway bunker, hit the wrong side of the green, and couldn't hit a hybrid off a sidehill lie to take advantage of his length? We apologize for testing him so thoroughly." - Tom Doak, 6/29/10

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #915 on: September 16, 2014, 10:45:54 AM »
Old Union
Cuscowilla
Sweetens Cove
Lookout Mountain
Mimosa Hills
Asheville Municipal
Hard Labor Creek
Washington Wilkes CC
Augusta CC
Aiken Golf Club

Rees tell me about Washington Wilkes CC.
Drove by it a hundred times on the way to Athens
"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

K. Krahenbuhl

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #916 on: September 16, 2014, 10:53:40 AM »
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

Mike Treitler

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #917 on: September 16, 2014, 11:23:31 AM »
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




Mark Pearce

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #918 on: September 16, 2014, 11:23:37 AM »
Brian,

Yes, it was.  Breakfast, lunch and 36 holes as a guest.  I loved it.  Bold use of the significant contours going over ridges rather than playing through, a good if not dramatic set of greens and thoughtful bunkering.  It reminded me of a cross between Berkshire Red and Royal Hague.  Easily as good as Berkshire Red, which makes it better in my book than the 3 Ws, Swinley and Hankley.  I haven't seen Sunningdale or Walton Heath.
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Ally Mcintosh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #919 on: September 16, 2014, 11:24:20 AM »
Guess Iíll do newest firstÖ But this goes a long way back Ė Iíve played very little since the beginning of June:

Carne
Waterville
Portmarnock
Royal Dublin
Boat of Garten
Nairn Dunbar
Castle Stuart
Moray Old
Royal Dornoch
Golspie

Tony_Muldoon

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #920 on: September 16, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
Guess Iíll do newest firstÖ But this goes a long way back Ė Iíve played very little since the beginning of June:

Carne
Waterville
Portmarnock
Royal Dublin
Boat of Garten
Nairn Dunbar
Castle Stuart
Moray Old
Royal Dornoch
Golspie


Ally

Waterville rather than Dooks?  How would you play them in a split of 10?
Let's make GCA grate again!

Ally Mcintosh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #921 on: September 16, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »
Guess Iíll do newest firstÖ But this goes a long way back Ė Iíve played very little since the beginning of June:

Carne
Waterville
Portmarnock
Royal Dublin
Boat of Garten
Nairn Dunbar
Castle Stuart
Moray Old
Royal Dornoch
Golspie


Ally

Waterville rather than Dooks?  How would you play them in a split of 10?

Yes - I knew Waterville very little and hadn't seen the Tom Fazio work at all. I gave a little synopsis of my Waterville views elsewhere about a month ago...

How would I split them? Not sure - very different beasts.

I'd be happy playing a lot of evening rounds on Dooks. The same way I'd prefer to play The Eden in the evening if in St Andrews.

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #922 on: September 16, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
1. Valhalla GC (KY)
2. Nevel Meade GC (KY)
3. Twin Base GC at Wright Patterson AFB (OH)
4. Arrowhead Lakes GC (OH)
5. Eaglesticks GC (OH)
6. Ohio State Scarlet Course (OH)
7. Browns Run CC (OH)
8. George Wright GC (MA)
9. Cape Arundel GC (ME)
10. Otsego GC (NY)

Not a bad grouping I guess......
Last Ten Played: 
Old Toccoa Farm (GA), Thoroughbred GC (KY), Urbana CC (OH), Dayton CC (OH), Maysville CC (KY), Ross Course French Lick (IN), Covered Bridge (IN), Trout Club (OH), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Bully Pulpit (ND)
Top 5 this year:
Yale
Culver
Hawktree
Old Toccoa Farm
Chas Muni

Edward Moody

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #923 on: September 16, 2014, 05:11:50 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.

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #924 on: September 16, 2014, 07:12:41 PM »
Old Union
Cuscowilla
Sweetens Cove
Lookout Mountain
Mimosa Hills
Asheville Municipal
Hard Labor Creek
Washington Wilkes CC
Augusta CC
Aiken Golf Club

Rees tell me about Washington Wilkes CC.
Drove by it a hundred times on the way to Athens

It is definitely a low budget small town 9 hole golf course that has lost most of it's bunkers & green sizes, but there are a few fun holes out there.  I really liked the #3 green and the the par 3 9th hole.  I have some pictures if you would like to see them, just let me know.  The best part was that it was $5 to walk 9 holes and I would recommend stopping by next time you cruise from Augusta to Athens, maybe get Mark Pritchett to join you.

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