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Jonathan Cummings

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2023, 05:31:39 PM »
Just an old traveling fool...  I only have a few years left of this as I'm 70.


Just came back from Japan


Here's my Golfweek piece on it.


https://golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/playing-japan-in-style-golfweeks-best-raters-sample-some-of-asias-best-courses/

Peter Bowman

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2023, 01:44:52 PM »
Ireland Trip!

May 30- Portstewart StrandMay 31- R Portrush Valley (Dunluce if it opens up)June 1- St Patrick's LinksJune 2- RCD Annesley (Championship is opens up)June 3- TBD.  Likely Corballis Links.  my favorite $30 course in the world
Any "hidden gem" courses in N Ireland and Dublin area I should consider?  Any courses mowed by sheep in those areas?



David_Tepper

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2023, 03:10:54 PM »
"Any "hidden gem" courses in N Ireland and Dublin area I should consider?"

Peter B. -

The 18 & 9 hole courses at Castlerock in NI are certainly worth playing.

https://www.castlerockgc.co.uk/

DT

Jonathan Cummings

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« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2023, 08:33:30 AM »
Was surprisingly pleased with Slieve Russell.  Somewhat American parkland course but a cool routing around a feature lake with quite a diverse set of holes.  Maybe just behind Adare?  But better than Dromoland, Juliet, K Clubs, Killeen and Lough Erne.

Sean_A

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« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2023, 09:07:28 AM »
Ireland Trip!

May 30- Portstewart StrandMay 31- R Portrush Valley (Dunluce if it opens up)June 1- St Patrick's LinksJune 2- RCD Annesley (Championship is opens up)June 3- TBD.  Likely Corballis Links.  my favorite $30 course in the world
Any "hidden gem" courses in N Ireland and Dublin area I should consider?  Any courses mowed by sheep in those areas?

You can try the wonderfully named Bushfoot. A 9 holer a few miles east of Portrush. I haven't played it, but took a quick look...and I would play it when next back in the area.

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

Patrick Collins

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2023, 03:48:51 PM »
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


Fun to see my childhood muni on the docket w/ Olde Salem Greens  :) [size=78%]. [/size]


Headed to Scotland for my first time in May;
North Berwick
Dumbarnie
Kingsbarn
Royal Aberdeen
Cruden Bay
Royal Dornoch
Castle Stuart


Will try to knock off Old Sandwich locally if fate can align.

Ken Moum

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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2023, 11:41:56 PM »

TOC (fingers crossed for ballot or queue)
Elie
Gullane
North Berwick
Dunbar
Kilspindie



What?  No Castle Course?


 ;D


BTW, keeping on topic, my wife and I are spending all of August and September in Scotland.  Twelve days in Fife, six in Nairn, a month in a caravan park outside Dornoch and two weeks in Golspie.


No tee times, but I want to replay Lundin, Crail and probably Elie. Missed on the lottery for TOC, but will enter the ballot. Zero interest in Castle or Kingsbarns.


Kinda want to play Duff House Royal while we're in Nairn.  Been a long time since we played Boat so that might be an option.


Up north I want to get up past Wick at least once. Thurso, Reay, Durness?


Maybe Portmahomack at least once.
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

Charles Lund

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2023, 01:27:08 AM »
Am in Thailand now, in Pattaya.  Lined up four rounds here with Golf Asian, three at Old Siam courses, one at Phoenix Gold.  Moving to Hua Hin and will play Banyan and Black Mountain.  Will also try to play Royal Hua Hin.  Have other golf lined up at Nikanti and Suwan. 


Flying home February 4th, then heading to Australia from February 25th to March 27th, mostly around Mornington Peninsula (19th trip).  Happy to meet up and play in that area.  Will mostly play at National Golf Club.


Going trekking in Japan in late May.  First part of June is open.  May bring golf clubs.  Solo golf travel in Japan has some challenges, so I generally enjoy other pursuits.


Back in Washington State, hope to use my senior punch cards at Gold Mountain Olympic and maybe travel to Gamble Sands and Wine Valley.


Been to New York City a couple of times and might try Beth Page Black and Red this year.


Have toyed with idea of playing a couple of Mike Strantz courses in Virginia.


Charles Lund


Mark Provenzano

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« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2023, 11:49:36 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.


Id try Pasatiempo, Corica Park or The Presidio as alternatives


Reminder about Pasatiempo:


The front nine holes will be closed for restoration from April 2023 until December 2023, while the back nine holes will remain open. All eighteen holes will be open for play from December 2023 to April 2024. The back nine holes will be closed for restoration from April 2024 to December 2024, while the front nine holes will be open for play. The restoration will be completed with all eighteen holes open in December 2024.

Mark Provenzano

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« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2023, 11:53:58 PM »
Late April/Early May trip, still tweaking but so far:




Portsalon
Rosapenna (Sandy Hills/Old Tom Morris)
Rosapanna (St. Patrick Links)
Ballyliffin (Old/Glasheady)
Sligo (Championship)
Strandhill
Royal Portrush (Dunluce)
Portstewart
Donegal
Narin & Portnoo
Enniscrone

Mark Mammel

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #60 on: January 26, 2023, 12:08:31 AM »


BTW, keeping on topic, my wife and I are spending all of August and September in Scotland.  Twelve days in Fife, six in Nairn, a month in a caravan park outside Dornoch and two weeks in Golspie.


No tee times, but I want to replay Lundin, Crail and probably Elie. Missed on the lottery for TOC, but will enter the ballot. Zero interest in Castle or Kingsbarns.


Kinda want to play Duff House Royal while we're in Nairn.  Been a long time since we played Boat so that might be an option.


Up north I want to get up past Wick at least once. Thurso, Reay, Durness?


Maybe Portmahomack at least once.

Thurso, Reay, Durness YES! Each a piece unto itself, all well worth the journey. The drive to Durness is spectacular.
So much golf to play, so little time....

Mark

Sean_A

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2023, 02:55:32 AM »


BTW, keeping on topic, my wife and I are spending all of August and September in Scotland.  Twelve days in Fife, six in Nairn, a month in a caravan park outside Dornoch and two weeks in Golspie.


No tee times, but I want to replay Lundin, Crail and probably Elie. Missed on the lottery for TOC, but will enter the ballot. Zero interest in Castle or Kingsbarns.


Kinda want to play Duff House Royal while we're in Nairn.  Been a long time since we played Boat so that might be an option.


Up north I want to get up past Wick at least once. Thurso, Reay, Durness?


Maybe Portmahomack at least once.

Thurso, Reay, Durness YES! Each a piece unto itself, all well worth the journey. The drive to Durness is spectacular.

If I had two months I would definitely spend some of that time island hopping!

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

Mark Pearce

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Re: Courses or Trips you are most looking forward to playing in 2023?
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2023, 04:01:07 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


Fun to see my childhood muni on the docket w/ Olde Salem Greens  :) [size=78%]. [/size]


Headed to Scotland for my first time in May;
North Berwick
Dumbarnie
Kingsbarn
Royal Aberdeen
Cruden Bay
Royal Dornoch
Castle Stuart


Will try to knock off Old Sandwich locally if fate can align.
You're going to Fife for the first time and playing two manufactured modern courses but none of the St Andrews courses, or any of Fife's other traditional links?
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