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MarkI am somewhat surprised by the 6 rating for most Swinley. I think its a bit low, but not outlandish so. However most GCAers go ga ga over Swinley. I am also surprised by the 6 for Painswick because I thought you were big into width...which Painswick has practically none of.Ciao
Course One allows the word "fun" to be uttered when talking about golf at Medinah. I'm a fan.
Just got back from a trip to England and these were the 12 courses I played (in order):West SussexBroadstoneYelvertonMullionPerranporth TrevoseSt. EnodocWestward Ho!Saunton EastBurnham & BerrowBathHuntercombeThe only course I might skip if I did the same trip again was Mullion but even it had a few pretty good holes as you got towards the water.
Minchampton (Old) (5)Painswick (6)Swinley Forest (6)Cleeve Hill (5)Kington (7)Huntercombe (6)Bond Head (North) (3)Fenway (7)Winged Foot (West) (6)Sleepy Hollow (8 )
Shattuck (NH)Windham Country Club (NH)Sky Meadows (NH)Nashua (NH)Vespers (NH)Scottish Highlands (NH)
Breaking out of my Chicago rut, I recently returned from a trip to Ireland with two other GCA'ers in which we played exactly ten courses-- and managed to meet another GCA'er for dinner and pints in his hometown (cheers, Patrick!).We knew the quality would be of the highest degree. But we were not prepared for the incredible variety -- both from course to course and within a given course -- and prevailing "heroic" nature of the layouts. The latter point proved very relevant in the five matches one of the others and I played with hickories...Royal County Down from 6300 yards with 100-year-old clubs is quite the test!I had read very little on the courses prior to traveling over, and now greatly look forward to sifting through older threads in the coming weeks as a way of locking in memories of a fantastic trip.The list, in reverse-chronological order:-Portmarnock-The Island-Royal Portrush, Valley-Royal Portrush, Dunluce-Royal County Down, Championship (x2)-Co. Louth-Lahinch, Old-Dooks-Ballybunion, Old (x2)-Tralee
Quote from: Mark Johnson on August 09, 2015, 08:53:31 AMShattuck (NH)Windham Country Club (NH)Sky Meadows (NH)Nashua (NH)Vespers (NH)Scottish Highlands (NH)I've walked four courses in New Hampshire the past two days and they were all much more interesting than I expected. You missed all the good ones!
Did you make it to Bald Peak?