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Jeff Schley

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2022 was probably the first real time to get back into traveling for golf. So 2023 is still going to be a big year (unless we get a recession) for golfing.  What courses or trips that you have planned are you most looking forward to playing in 2023?
Me, I have a trip to Japan in September that was postponed since 2020. Will be something I really have been dreaming about.
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Tim Martin

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2022, 09:14:19 AM »
I managed to dodge Covid until May of this year. I had a trip to Inverness that had to be canceled as a result and will look forward to rescheduling in 23. Hopefully I can pair it up with a visit to Scioto for an Andrew Green doubleheader.

MCirba

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2022, 10:32:11 AM »
The only trip in 2023 I've tentatively booked is September at the Carmel Peninsula to (finally) play Pebble Beach (I've previously walked much of it) and some others booked through the resort (Old Del Monte, Bayonet & Black Horse, Spyglass, Pacific Grove, and Peter Hay.  May try to squeeze something like Sharp Park or Harding Park in on front or back end.
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John Kavanaugh

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2022, 10:38:29 AM »
All pre-brags must be followed by post-brags with pics. I personally prefer bragging in real time.

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2022, 11:19:20 AM »
Tenative list for 2023


Streamsong Red (FL)
Streamsong Black (FL)
Bobby Jones GC (FL) new, renovated version
Kenwood CC (both) (OH)
NCR North and South (OH)
Eagle Eye (OH)
Leatherstocking (NY)
Mark Twain (NY)
Links Hiawatha (NY)
Bedford Springs (PA)
Sand Valley (WI)
Mammoth Dunes (WI)
Lido (WI)
Sandbox (WI)
Arcadia South (MI)
Stotin Brae (MI)
American Dunes (MI)
Diamond Springs (MI)
Springfield CC (OH)
Old Union (GA)
Sequoyah National (NC)
Coral Gables Biltmore (FL)
Gasparilla (FL)
Flossmoor CC (IL)
Ravisloe CC (IL)
RTJ Judge (AL)
RTJ Legislator (AL)
Farm Links (AL)
Aiken GC (SC)
Olde Barnwell (SC)
Parris Island (SC)
Forest Hills GC (GA)
Fort Gordon (GA)
Bulls Bay (SC)
Wm Devine (MA)
Ponkapoag (MA)
Fresh Pond (MA)
Presidents (MA)
Old Salem Greens (MA)
Leo J. Martin (MA)
Newton Commonwealth (MA)
Highlands Links (MA)
Giant at Quarry Ridge (MN)
Chaska Town (MN)
Park Mammoth (KY)
Wasioto WInds (KY)


3 courses in Portugal
West Cliffs
Troia
Praia Del Rey


1 course around Toronto TBD





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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

Kalen Braley

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2022, 04:07:27 PM »
The only trip in 2023 I've tentatively booked is September at the Carmel Peninsula to (finally) play Pebble Beach (I've previously walked much of it) and some others booked through the resort (Old Del Monte, Bayonet & Black Horse, Spyglass, Pacific Grove, and Peter Hay.  May try to squeeze something like Sharp Park or Harding Park in on front or back end.


David might get mad at me for saying this, but Sharp Park is not worth the squeeze.  You'd have a ton more fun playing Lincoln Park if the other San Fran delights aren't on the ticket.

As for myself i'll be in LA next June to take in a practice round at LACC, hoping to squeeze some golf in around So Cal, and perhaps even Central Cali

Ira Fishman

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2022, 04:16:12 PM »
I am in the midst of re booking the Scotland trip that we postponed in 2020:


Kings and Queens
Cruden Bay
Fraserburgh
Elie
Crail Balcomie


If anyone knows how to rig the ballot for TOC, please PM me.

DFarron

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2022, 04:51:14 PM »
The only trip in 2023 I've tentatively booked is September at the Carmel Peninsula to (finally) play Pebble Beach (I've previously walked much of it) and some others booked through the resort (Old Del Monte, Bayonet & Black Horse, Spyglass, Pacific Grove, and Peter Hay.  May try to squeeze something like Sharp Park or Harding Park in on front or back end.


David might get mad at me for saying this, but Sharp Park is not worth the squeeze.  You'd have a ton more fun playing Lincoln Park if the other San Fran delights aren't on the ticket.

As for myself i'll be in LA next June to take in a practice round at LACC, hoping to squeeze some golf in around So Cal, and perhaps even Central Cali


Amen ! Sharp Park has great possibility for the future but not so hot now.


I壇 try Pasatiempo, Corica Park or The Presidio as alternatives

MCirba

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2022, 05:01:06 PM »
Thanks Kalen and DFarron,


Probably a game day decision based on flights, etc.


Is it the condition of Sharp Park that's in question?  Or just not enough evidence of Dr. Mac left?
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Dan Boerger

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2022, 05:05:06 PM »
Scheduled to play in Ireland in August (3rd trip) but will be playing Lahinch for the first time. Looking forward to that.
"Man should practice moderation in all things, including moderation."  Mark Twain

Mike Worth

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2022, 08:19:46 PM »
After my epic 27 courses played in England, Scotland, NI, and Donegal Ireland in 2022, my 2023 must playlist is rather tame:  Iona and Lofoten.


There is a logic to the list. I知 going to help my 86 year-old Aunt travel to her annual religious retreat on the Isle of Iona. Getting to Iona requires a train, 2 busses, and a ferry - she痴 too old to be doing that so I知 flying over with her and then renting a car and driving her to the ferry.  Might as well play Iona since I知 going to be there.


While she痴 doing her two week retreat, I will fly off and do some sightseeing in Norway, Finland, Estonia and of course play Lofoten.

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Bill Gayne

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2022, 09:35:50 PM »
Walker Cup in St Andrews.

Amol Yajnik

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2022, 10:13:38 PM »
First golf trip ever with my brother, and we're going to Bandon in May for a belated 40th birthday celebration for him.  I am extremely excited.

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2022, 10:22:20 PM »
Wrong thread
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Craig Sweet

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2022, 10:40:16 PM »
Been to Ireland a half dozen times but did not play. Next Fall planning on playing counter clockwise from Dublin to the west coast and back to Dubs.
He's nuttier than a squirrel turd.

Doug Bolls

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2022, 12:32:24 AM »
There are 8 states where I am yet to play golf - they include Conn, Del, Maine, NH, RI, Vermont and WV.  My wife has suggested a driving trip next spring playing in each of them.


I'm sure I'll be asking for recommendations on where to play.


I'm only 80...the clock is ticking.


Doug

Kevin Pallier

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2022, 02:25:05 AM »
After two unsuccessful attempts to get to NZ during COVID restrictions over the past couple of years - here's hoping 2023 is third time lucky.

Ken Moum

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2022, 10:05:48 AM »
My wife and I are planning two months in Scotland next summer.


Twelve days in Fife, six in Nairn, a month near Dornach and two weeks in Golspie.


Missed out on the St. Andrews early ballot, so no golf booked yet.
Over time, the guy in the ideal position derives an advantage, and delivering him further  advantage is not worth making the rest of the players suffer at the expense of fun, variety, and ultimately cost -- Jeff Warne, 12-08-2010

Rob Marshall

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2022, 12:11:04 PM »
I maybe spending some time this summer in Charleston. If so hoping to play CC of Charleston and Yeamans if I do.
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Paul Jones

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2022, 12:24:33 PM »
I have a trip planned to go back to Australia and then visit New Zealand for the first time. 


I am also taking my daughter to The Open Championship in Liverpool and then we are going to St Andrews.
Paul Jones
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Stewart Abramson

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2022, 04:53:36 PM »
I've had this one in mind since before the pandemic and hope to do it in Sept 2023. I've played a dozen + of the well known Surrey heaths and this will be a trip to see some of the ones I've missed on prior visits. Also hope to see the big guys in Kent. These will all be new to me. Any thoughts would be appreciated.



West Hill
Hindhead
Liphook
Hayling
West Sussex (Pulborough)
Rye Old
Royal St George (Sandwich)
Royal Cinque Ports (Deal)
Royal Ashdown Forest

Tandridge

Marty Bonnar

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2022, 05:04:12 PM »
We値l be doing a ton of motorhoming next year with a potential trip to Ireland on the agenda. I値l maybe post up asking for ideas for out of the way fun courses nearer the time.
Please consider this Post as the usual open invite to GCAers coming to Scotland/Fife for a round at Ladybank. Drop me a PM if you are heading this way or even just need some general info.
Cheers,
F.
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Ash Towe

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2022, 07:06:51 PM »
9 days time Te Arai


January :  Hope Island


April : St Andrews Beach
          Peninsula North and South
          National Gunnamatta
          Yarra Yarra
          Victoria

Jim Tang

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2022, 09:40:18 PM »
Ash -


I'm very jealous.  Please let us know what you think of Te Arai.

Ash Towe

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2022, 01:05:26 AM »
Jim,


No problem.

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