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Here you go, Kalen;I can't believe I played a SLC muni that you haven't! Rose Park Golf CourseSalt Lake City, UT 18 6696 72 69.6 109Mick Riley 1950, William F. Bell 1960, Arthur Jack Snyder 1963
I live in San Francisco. While Pebble Beach is not exactly close, I have never played. it, mostly because I am just a cheap s.o.b.Then again, I have traveled to Scotland 29 times and have never played St. Andrews. It's just too far from Dornoch.
I suspect this may generate some interesting responses and thoughts. What's the nearest course to you which you haven't played? Two categories: Public and Private. Approximately where do you live? Why? Who designed it? What would the answer be if you played it your next round? What's stopping you? Also, if you've only been in your current location for under two years, how do these answers change with your previous address?My answers:Lake Morton Historic District, Lakeland, FLCourse: Shalamar Creek 2.8 miles awayRon GarlIt's not particularly on my radar and I consistently forget about it.
I live in Traverse City, MI.The closest course to me that I haven't played is Gary Player's Wolverine course at the Grand Traverse Resort, about 4 miles by car.We interviewed for that job [with Davis Love, because the owner at the time HAD TO HAVE a Tour pro name involved] but they passed over the local guy; I guess I still hold it against them! Plus, the course was another nail in High Pointe's coffin.I'm not sure about the closest private club course I haven't played ... there are not too many up north. I guess it would be Leland CC, about 40 minutes away; I've walked that but never played it. Or Elk Rapids CC, which is semi-private ... a nine-hole Donald Ross layout about 15 minutes north of my house. My crew were actually talking to them about doing some work there last summer, but I don't think anything came of it.
I live on a mountain in the woods 8 miles outside of Lehighton, PA, where I'm presently adding four foot thick lead walls to my basement in anticipation of the next four years.
I live in Denver, CO.Nearest Public: Aurora Hills GC, Aurora CO. Designed by Henry Hughes 1969. FYI per the Colorado Golf Association: Henry Hughes was the superintendent at Cherry Hills from 1934-1947. Hughes designed and supervised the construction of over 40 golf courses from 1949 to 1970. Included in his resume are Columbine Country Club, Meadow Hills Golf Course, Fort Collins Country Club, Old Baldy Golf Club in Wyoming, and others in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Texas. Why not played? Looks boring, there are tons of other basic public options in town like City Park, Wellshire and Park Hill. I suspect would have played it by now, however, if CommonGround hadn't opened nearby. Nearest Private: Blackstone Country Club, Aurora CO. Designed by Jay Morrish 2007. Why not played? Never heard much about it, don’t know anyone who plays there etc. Public course I’d want to play in the area for the first time is Colorado National GC (Jay Morrish 2003). Home course of the University of Colorado golf team for what that is worth. Mixed reviews but would like to see for myself sometime. Private course I’d want to play in the area for the first time is Boulder CC (Press Maxwell, 1963). I know several members but have never gotten there.