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Peter Bowman

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #275 on: January 17, 2023, 01:49:57 PM »
Hooper Golf Course.Walpole, NHI'm one of way too many owners

Sean Walsh

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #276 on: January 18, 2023, 07:20:02 AM »
Heathcote GC 5861m Par 71
1928 - Harold Cates.
Evidently he was Pro at Bendigo and was brought in to route the course. Was sandscrapes until 1990 when greens were added. Appears Cates played in at least one Australian Open in the 20s. His brother Ted was the Pro at Ballarat. So fair to say they had the goldfields covered.


course is on sandy soil and just rumpled enough to not be flat. Cates appears to have done a decent job of routing the course on a plot that Iím guessing is quite small. A pleasant course that could do with some more tree removal. I believe Mike Clayton pointed out a few that should come down around ten years ago. Some of them did meet a chainsaw but there are some glaringly poor examples still present. Many resident and unfazed mobs of Roos inhabit the course and lend a calming vibe.

Matt Gunter

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #277 on: January 18, 2023, 08:06:04 PM »
Capital City Club
Atlanta GA


Crabapple course designed by Tom Fazio. City course by Bob Cupp


Always happy to host folks if you're around!

Paul Rudovsky

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #278 on: January 19, 2023, 12:41:12 AM »
Just saw this thread for the first time:


First touched a club in July 1955...was 10 years old and at camp...later in August played twice at the 9 hole Honedale Golf Club, Honesdale, PA (home of Art Wall Jr who won the Masters in 1955).  Honesdale GC was founded in 1900, architect unknown

End of summer returned home to Jamaica, Queens NY and spend the next 7 years or so mostly playing Kissena Park Golf Course a par 64 4650 yard (from the tips) muni in Queens.  Kissena opened 1935 and was designed by John Van Kleek.

In 1973 joined a golf club restricted to singles, named Chateau D'Vie CC  ;D  in Spring Valley, NY.  Was there for 2 years and then clubhouse burned down in fire of suspicious origins.  Club closed.  Original architect unknown but later renovated by Stephen Kay to become New York Country Club.

In 1975, joined Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale NY.  Originally designed by A. W, Tillinghast, 1916 and partially renovated by  RT Jones Sr in 1960's and then Gil Hanse over last 10 years. Member 1975-2000.

Moved to Atlanta 1995 and joined Settindown Creek GC, Roswell GA which had opened in 1988 designed by Bob Cupp.  Member 1995-97.

In 1997 joined Atlanta Country Club, Marietta, GA.  Opened in 1966 and designed by Willard Byrd in 1966 (although I gather at one point Joe Finger claimed to be its architect).  Modified by Cupp and Jack Nicklaus. 

1998 joined Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, NC.  36 holes holes w Dogwood designed by Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd in 1963 (renovated by Kris Spence in 2016) and Cardinal designed by Willard Byrd (9 holes in 1970) and RT Jones (9 holes in 1981) (Cardinal renovated by Arthur Hills in 2001).  Member 1998-present.

2000 Forest Creek Golf Club...36 hole club in Pinehurst with both South (1996) and North (20) designed by Tom Fazio.  Resigned approx 2010.

2008-present. The Country Club (aka"Brookline"), Chestnut Hill, MA. Founded 1882, 6 holes designed by members opened 1892; expanded to 9 holes designed by club's first professional, Willie Campbell in 1894 and then 18 holes designed by Campbell in 1899.  Additional land purchased to accommodate Haskell ball and three new holes (designed by 2 members) incorporated in 1908.  More land purchased in mid 1920's and William Flynn designed Primrose 9 which opened in 1927.   First Composite Course utilized for 1957 US Am and then revised for 1963 US Open.  Course restored by Rees Jones for 1988 US Open and then underwent restoration of all 27 holes from 2008-2022 by Gil Hanse in preparation for 2022 US Open (which utilized third composite routing now called "Open Course").  Most days course operates as 18 hole "Main Course" (essentially 1913 US Open 18 holes) and Flynn's Primrose 9.

2014-present. European Club, Ireland.  Honorary Membership.  Designed by Pat Ruddy and opened 1993.

Connor Lewis

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #279 on: Yesterday at 06:45:11 PM »
Home course: Belleair CC in Belleair, FL


Home Away From Home Course: Vaughn has convinced me to join Cedar Rapids CC which is about 30 minutes from my parentsí house.

Jay Mickle

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #280 on: Yesterday at 07:23:05 PM »
A Ross triple play in the NC Sandhills:  Mid Pines
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Joe_Tucholski

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Re: Your home club--where is it?
« Reply #281 on: Yesterday at 09:12:04 PM »
I currently pay fees to two courses who have their logos side by side:

(current home is probably the lowest quality of courses in the logo list, but still quite happy with it)

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