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Jason Topp

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1100 on: May 18, 2015, 02:20:52 PM »
I have experienced most of the gamut in my last 10 away rounds:

Minnesota Valley (5)
U of Minnesota (3)
Texas Star (6)
Santa Teresa (3)
Iberostar Cancun (2)
Glenmoor (I cannot think of a better definition of a 0)
Common Ground (6)
Chileno Bay (7)
Diamante Dunes (8 )
Cabo Del Sol Ocean (8 )

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1101 on: May 18, 2015, 02:48:46 PM »
Tom,

It's fully deserving and I believe I would tell the designer why in person unflinchingly. 

Bogey,

Yes...sadly the greens on the Banks were closed due some winter kill.  I did salivate passing by some of those holes.

Sean,

You may want to work on a cross reference table and yes I've been playing some really poor architecture as of late.  But...it's golf and I'll enjoy the good and great ones all the better.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Trey Kemp

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1102 on: May 18, 2015, 03:02:42 PM »
My last 10:

The Course at Sewanee - Sewanee, TN
Lookout Mountain - Lookout Mountain, GA
Sweetens Cove - S. Pittsburg, TN
Holston Hills - Knoxville, TN
Quail Crossing - Boonville, IN
Victoria National - Newburgh, IN
Stevens Park  - Dallas, TX
The Tribute - The Colony, TX
Austin Golf Club - Spicewood, TX
Cascata - Boulder City, NV
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Jeff Fortson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1103 on: May 18, 2015, 03:34:02 PM »
Escena GC
Tahquitz Creek - Legend
Tahquitz Creek - Resort
Indian Ridge - Arroyo
The Plantation
Olympic - Ocean
Olympic - Lake
Santa Ana CC
The Palms
Goose Creek
#nowhitebelt

JBovay

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1104 on: May 18, 2015, 04:14:55 PM »
Royal Aberdeen (UK) 8
Cruden Bay (UK) 7
East Potomac Park Blue (DC) 2
Ballyhack (VA) 7
Yale (CT, new home course) 8
Royal New Kent (VA) 5
Vista Links (VA, onetime home course) 5
Little Bennett (MD) 4
Lone Palm (FL) 3
Connecticut National 4

GLawson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1105 on: May 19, 2015, 02:15:07 PM »
Would Ballyhack be ranked higher if you didn't need a cart?

Zack Molnar

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1106 on: May 19, 2015, 03:00:26 PM »
My latest 10 with my personal Doak rating:

Camargo (OH) 8
Seminole (FL) 10
Milwaukee CC (WI) 8
Blackwolf Run (WI) 6
Whistling Straits (WI) 8
Pasatiempo (CA) 9
Kapalua (HI) 7
Lawsonia (WI) 9
Forest Dunes (MI) 7
Arcadia Bluffs (MI) 7

JBovay

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1107 on: May 19, 2015, 08:38:08 PM »
GL -

Good question. I usually take off a point if it's a borderline rating and carts are required. Ballyhack is a special case because the terrain that makes carts a necessity makes the course so uniquely exciting and fun and beautiful, and also because Lester did a great job of minimizing walks between holes. It would be hard to consider the course in the abstract without that extreme terrain and the need to carry chasms like on 1, 11, and 17 and then take carts around them. But the short answer is that I did not deduct a point here because carts are necessary.

JB
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 09:09:27 PM by JBovay »

GLawson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1108 on: May 20, 2015, 09:25:47 AM »
Good stuff, JB.  Thanks for the insight.  I'm originally from Roanoke and playing in September for the first time.  Looking forward to it!

JBovay

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1109 on: May 21, 2015, 08:25:37 AM »
You're going to love it, GL. I spent about five years in the Valley of Virginia, and greatly anticipated playing Ballyhack for about a year and a half after reading Ran's profile. To see such a bold, strategic golf course on the landscape I love was a dream come true, and it lived up to or exceeded my expectations in every way. The George Cup is a really fun event with a great group of guys, too.

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1110 on: May 21, 2015, 10:19:22 AM »
I hope I started a trend by applying my own Doak Scale ratings and it's good to see others opinions. I particularly enjoyed seeing Jason's 6 for Texas Star which I'm in agreement with.

I hope Tom doesn't mind.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1111 on: May 21, 2015, 05:44:46 PM »
CC of Little Rock, AR
Alotian, AR
Spring Creek Ranch, TN
Memphis CC, TN
Bellerive CC, MO
Boone Valley, MO
CC of St Albans (Lewis & Clark), MO
CC of St Albans (Tavern Creek), MO
St Louis CC, MO
Seminole, FL

JMEvensky

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1112 on: May 21, 2015, 06:24:52 PM »
CC of Little Rock, AR
Alotian, AR
Spring Creek Ranch, TN
Memphis CC, TN
Bellerive CC, MO
Boone Valley, MO
CC of St Albans (Lewis & Clark), MO
CC of St Albans (Tavern Creek), MO
St Louis CC, MO
Seminole, FL


How did you like SCR and Memphis CC?


David Amarnek

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1113 on: May 22, 2015, 06:50:30 AM »
Mark,
Glad your other St. Louis area rounds didn't get washed out.
What were your impressions of those courses?
David

Cort Sylvester

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1114 on: May 22, 2015, 12:13:47 PM »
The new guy's last 10: 

Midland Hills, MN
Wild Rock, WI
Lawsonia (Links), WI
Southern Hills, MN
Rio Secco, NV
Royal Links, NV
Coyote Springs, NV
Talking Stick (North), AZ
Streamsong (Red), FL
Streamsong (Blue), FL

And I think the 11th back is Northland. 

Patrick Glynn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1115 on: May 22, 2015, 03:12:49 PM »
Been an interesting month - combination of California & Irish links golf.

In reverse chronological order with Wilshire being the surprise package - my interpretation of Doak Scale in parenthesis.

Lahinch (9)
The Island (8) 
Portmarnock (8)
Bel-Air (6)
Wilshire (7)
LACC North (9)
Valley Club (7)
CPC (10)
MPCC Shore (7)
Cal Club (9)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 01:06:30 PM by Patrick Glynn »

Dan Moore

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1116 on: May 22, 2015, 03:23:51 PM »
Nice list Patrick. Meet me in Arizona next time.

Mine in order from most recent to oldest.

Glen Club
Harborside Port
Olympia Fields South
Strawberry Creek
Spring Valley
Harrison Hills
Royal St. Georges (36 holes foursomes with lunch)!!
Canterbury
Rye
Royal Liverpool
"Is there any other game which produces in the human mind such enviable insanity."  Bernard Darwin

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1117 on: May 25, 2015, 01:52:14 PM »
Dismal River Red
Dismal River White
Colorado Golf Club
East Lake
Rivermont
The Golf Club
The Presidio
Prairie Dunes
Southern Hills
Peachtree
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 03:45:31 PM by Mac Plumart »
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Steve Wilson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1118 on: May 26, 2015, 04:52:11 PM »
Traigh
Golspie
Isle of Harris
Askernish
The Machrie
Dunaverty
Machrihanish
Gigha
Preston Country Club
Clarksburg Country Club

I two days I'll knock Preston and Clarksburg off with Prestwick and Western Gailes, and I'm looking to see if Killin is doable on Friday.
Some days you play golf, some days you find things.

I'm not really registered, but I couldn't find a symbol for certifiable.

"Every good drive by a high handicapper will be punished..."  Garland Bailey at the BUDA in sharing with me what the better player should always remember.

Shane Wright

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1119 on: May 26, 2015, 06:31:02 PM »
Southview CC - MN
Country Club of Leawood - KS
Shinnecock Hills - NY
Southampton CC - NY
Wolf Point - TX
Woodhill CC - MN
Town and Country - MN
Highland National - MN
Mendakota CC - MN
Midland Hills CC - MN

JStewart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1120 on: May 26, 2015, 09:18:09 PM »
First post .. I guess this is a good place to start.

Club at Mediterra (North)
Bonita Bay (Cypress)
Twin Eagles (Talon)
Old Corkscrew GC
Naples Grande GC
Calusa Pines GC
TPC Stonebrae
Half Moon Bay (Ocean)
Oakland Hills CC (South)
Oakland Hills CC (North)

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1121 on: May 27, 2015, 08:16:51 AM »
JStewart...

Any pleasant surprises in that mix?
« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 02:40:20 PM by Mac Plumart »
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1122 on: May 27, 2015, 09:15:14 AM »
I hope I started a trend by applying my own Doak Scale ratings and it's good to see others opinions. I particularly enjoyed seeing Jason's 6 for Texas Star which I'm in agreement with.

I hope Tom doesn't mind.

Mike:

I don't mind a bit.  In fact, I wish more people would do this.  It provides some real information to the thread, instead of just showing off where someone has been; and it also provides some real information about the reporter, and whether I should trust his or her ratings in the future.  :)

Unfortunately, you seem to have jinxed it, as no one has posted any 0-10 ratings since your post.  So, I will start, with a report from my trip last week [the last one for Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide].  Note that I did not play all of these courses, as there was a LOT of rain in the area last week:

Camargo Club - 7 or 8, I still have a year to decide this one
Diamante, AR - 5
Hot Springs (Arlington) - 6
Hot Springs (Park) - 4
Texarkana - 5
Cedar Ridge, OK - 4
Hillcrest CC, Bartlesville, OK - 5
Karsten Creek - 7
Twin Hills, OKC - 5
Oklahoma City G & CC - 6

MCirba

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1123 on: May 27, 2015, 09:44:18 AM »
Tom,

Thanks, and you may note that I have since played Willie Park's Berkshire in Reading, PA for a second time this past weekend and have revised my score upwards to a 6.

Joe Bausch started a photo thread on our visit yesterday.   It's arguably the biggest surprise in the Philadelphia area where I've lived for the past 30 years.   Until this year I never played there and we were blown away.   The scary part is that with some additional tree removal and a return to some of the wild original bunkering schemes it could get even better.   
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

JStewart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1124 on: May 27, 2015, 12:39:41 PM »

I don't mind a bit.  In fact, I wish more people would do this.  It provides some real information to the thread, instead of just showing off where someone has been; and it also provides some real information about the reporter, and whether I should trust his or her ratings in the future.  :)

Unfortunately, you seem to have jinxed it, as no one has posted any 0-10 ratings since your post.  So, I will start, with a report from my trip last week [the last one for Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide].  Note that I did not play all of these courses, as there was a LOT of rain in the area last week:
Tom (or anyone else), care to explain the "Doak Scale" to a newbie?

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