How many new courses for you this year?

Hard to believe another year is gone and it’s time for this thread again.



A little better year for me this year. 10 new ones I believe.

Toka Sticks a d Red Mountain Ranch in Phoenix



Buffalo Golf Course in Buffalo Wyoming and Powder Horn in Sheridan Wyoming.



Todd Creek, Legacy Ridge, Colorado National,TPC Colorado, and Eagle Trace in Denver and Highland Meadows in Windsor, Colorado.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,510 ✭✭
    None spectacular but Aguila and Sedona Golf Resort for me in 2018. I played 4 rounds total so 50% of my rounds were on new courses.



  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,298 ✭✭
    edited Jan 1, 2019 9:44am #3
    Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs CO

    Haymaker, Steamboat Springs CO

    Eaton CC, Eaton CO



    Highlands Meadows will be on this years list.
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  • jclevejcleve Members Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Makani counrty club

    mani lani south course

    kona country club

    waikola beach course

    waikola kings course

    all on big island



    devils tower in wyoming

    frederick peak in nebraska

    southern hills in hot springs sd
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,888 ClubWRX
    I actually played some new courses (one actually called that, lol) for the first time in years, and all out of town! Having some coffee and enjoying me a heaping helping of memories right now.



    Traigh, Royal Dornoch, Struie, Brora, Crail Balcomie, The New Course, The Old Course



    and



    Loon Lake Golf Course (a gem of a little 9 hole just across the border into Minnesota) - even took the wife there, she loved it!
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,683 ClubWRX


    Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs CO

    Haymaker, Steamboat Springs CO

    Eaton CC, Eaton CO



    Highlands Meadows will be on this years list.




    Highlands Meadows is a really fun course. We played it last January and vowed we’d make it back to play in summer conditions. Unfortunately we didn’t make it, but now with us living here, I will this summer.




    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    I actually played some new courses (one actually called that, lol) for the first time in years, and all out of town! Having some coffee and enjoying me a heaping helping of memories right now.



    Traigh, Royal Dornoch, Struie, Brora, Crail Balcomie, The New Course, The Old Course



    and



    Loon Lake Golf Course (a gem of a little 9 hole just across the border into Minnesota) - even took the wife there, she loved it!




    I remembered your trip (and all of Argonne’s) when I started the thread this year. Consider me jealous!! (And of many others as well).
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  • marks21marks21 Members Posts: 162 ✭✭
    Solid year with 10 new courses in 2018. 2019 should be great to with Bandon and NY trips planned.



    Windsong Farms

    Whistling Straits - Irish

    Mammoth Dunes

    Whispering Pines

    River Oaks Golf Plantation

    Caledonia

    The Oceans Course - Kiawah Island

    TPC Sawgrass Stadium and Dye Course

    TPC Deere Run
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,071 ✭✭
    Quick tally looks to register 26.

    I've mentioned before, that the more courses I see the more I appreciate my regular sub $50 public tracks, that offer a fair bit of the fun these others provide, without needing to get on a plane.

    And while it's cool to see new courses, a new course for new course sake really doesn't interest me anymore; hence why I only played 4 new courses in Texas this year, and only one of them was on purpose.



    Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

    Royal Cinques Ports (Deal)

    Royal St. Georges Golf Club

    St. George's Hill GC

    Blackwell GC

    Formby GC

    Royal Birkdale

    Goswick

    Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

    Swinley Forest

    Littlestone GC

    West Sussex GC (Pullsborough)

    Blackmoor GC

    Reigate Heath

    Renaissance Club

    The Course at Yale

    Streamsong Black

    Streamsong Blue

    Streamsong Red

    Bethpage State Park - Black

    Montauk Downs

    Timber Point

    The Quarry Golf Course

    La Cantera - Resort Course

    Hancock Golf Course

    Kissing Tree Golf Club
  • Loomis13Loomis13 Members Posts: 184 ✭✭
    edited Jan 1, 2019 5:06pm #9
    Off the top of my head I think 3 new courses. 2019 gets off to a good start with 3 new courses during a Vegas trip over spring break. Duffer, how did you like the La Cantera? We played it a few years ago and loved it.
  • diablocrusherdiablocrusher Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    I got to play a pretty good amount of new courses this year. Took a trip this past February to Tucson and played 4 new courses out there, and also got to play a few in Ohio and the top two public courses in PA.



    Tucson AZ:

    Starr Pass

    Sewailo

    Dove Mountain

    Crooked Tree



    Warren, OH:

    Avalon Lakes

    Squaw Creek



    PA:

    Bedford Springs

    Old Stonewall

    Lindenwood

    Stoughton Acres

    Beaver Valley

    Blackhawk

    Links at Spring Church

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  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 579 ✭✭
    A very big year with 20 new courses in Ireland and 14 in the USA:

    September:

    Ardglass, County Down, Castlerock, Portrush, Ballyliffin, Murvagh, Rosses Point, Enniscrone, Connemara, Lahinch, Waterville, Dooks, Ballybunion, Tralee, Macreddin, The European Club, Druids Glen, Portmarnock, the Island and Baltray.

    November:

    Wickenburg Ranch, Quintero, Grayhawk, Boulders, Troon North, WeKoPa, Desert Forest, Seven Canyons, Ak Chin, TPC Stadium, Talking Stick, Rams Hill, Torrey Pines, Rustic Canyon.
  • sabramsabram Members Posts: 1,540 ✭✭
    I'm having a Deja Vu. Wasn't there a previous post on this subject? In any event, I played 40-something new courses this year. I did a trip to Idaho and Montana so all of those were new for me. Also first time to Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia), Indiana and North Dakota. Here are photos of par 3's from some of the new courses.(Feb -June)



    Feb 2018 Tucson and PHX



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    Dove Mtn Saguaro #6 par 3 177 yards




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    Sewailo #13 par 3 200 yards




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    Legacy #4 par 3 165 yards




    April 2018- The Greenbrier



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    Greenbrier Old White #3 par 3 Biarritz green






    May 2018 -



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    Candlewood Valley #4 par 3
    Connecticut



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    Glen Mills #10 par 3
    Pennsylvania



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    Westfields #17 par 3
    Virginia



    June 2018 Idaho, Montana, Washington



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    Circling Raven #7 par 3




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    Club at Rock Creek Idaho #17 par 3




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    Coeur d'Alene Public #6 par 3 145 yards




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    Galena Ridge #2 par 3




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    Shoshone #4 par 3




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    The Ranch #4 par 3 160 yards




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    Rock Creek Cattle Co #17 par 3




    43054130031_333dd4a016_c.jpgCanyon River #12 par 3



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    Trestle Creek #7 par 3 150 yards




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    Indian Canyon #8 tight par 3 225 yards




    42466330514_d715c1f602_c.jpgCreek at Qualchan #7 par 3 140 yards
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,683 ClubWRX
    sabram wrote:


    I'm having a Deja Vu. Wasn't there a previous post on this subject?




    Maybe your Deja Vu meter is off��. I’ve started this thread every year for the past several years.
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  • tad950tad950 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    A good year for me.



    Yoche Dehe

    Castlewood CC

    Green Hills - Alister MacKenzie. Great greens.

    Del Paso

    The Preserve-Carmel

    Boulder Ridge

    Montreaux

    Berkeley CC



    Doonbeg

    Lahinch

    Tralee- A pleasant surprise for me.

    Waterville

    Ballybunion

    Dooks- Great local course. One of my favorite logo's.

    Old Head



    Nanea- Kailua Kona- Since I have no connections, this course is probably the most exclusive course that I will ever play.
  • 3 Jack Par3 Jack Par I only answer to "Ace" now Members, ClubWRX Posts: 6,109 ClubWRX
    Arizona:

    We Ko Pa (Cholla)

    We Ko Pa (Saguaro)



    California:

    Arroyo Trabuco GC

    El Dorado Park



    Hawaii:

    Kapalua (Plantation)

    Mauna Kea (Hapuna)



    Illinois:

    Conway Farms GC



    Michigan:

    Pontiac CC (first time and hopefully the last)

    University of Michigan GC



    Minnesota:

    Ridges at Sand Creek

    Stonebrooke



    That’s a total of 11 in about 70 total rounds, so not too bad. I did a better than average job of getting out while traveling for work.
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  • benno_rbenno_r Members Posts: 770 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 12:29am #17
    I played 51 different courses this year, of those - 36 were new to me.



    My favourites (in rough order are):

    Royal Melbourne West

    Pasatiempo

    Paraparaumu Beach

    Streamsong Red

    Jacks Point

    WeKoPa - Seguaro

    Banff Springs

    Streamsong Blue

    Royal Queensland
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  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,071 ✭✭
    Loomis13 wrote:


    Off the top of my head I think 3 new courses. 2019 gets off to a good start with 3 new courses during a Vegas trip over spring break. Duffer, how did you like the La Cantera? We played it a few years ago and loved it.


    It's good fun, with all the elevation changes and well framed holes in and over the valleys. The 36 available there can make for a good day out :-)

    I like to walk so I wouldn't get to them often, but once a year makes for a nice treat.
  • NCLancerNCLancer from Northern New York to The Triangle Members Posts: 201 ✭✭
    Thank you OP for starting this thread (again).

    9 new courses for me:



    North Carolina

    Southern Pines

    Whispering Woods (Pines)

    TPC Wakefield Plantation

    Rocky River

    Scotch Hall Preserve



    South Carolina

    Dolphin Head

    Old South

    The Witch



    New York

    Fox Run
  • tideridertiderider Members Posts: 1,748 ✭✭
    turnberry, muirfield, dornoch, castle stuart, troon & berwick ... will probably go to either sand valley in early june or ballyneal, assuming they accept my letter of request ...
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,857 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 10:46am #21
    Another solid year for me. I played on 88 different courses in 9 states (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, California, Alabama, and Washington), compared to 84 different courses in 2017. Of these, 60 were first time visits, one less than in 2017. I've now played on 491 different courses.



    The top 5 new courses this year would be Chambers Bay, Mammoth Dunes, TPC Sawgrass Player's Stadium, Sand Valley, and TPC Scottsdale Stadium.



    2019 is very likely going to be scaled back from the past few years, but I'll be looking forward to playing the Old Course at St Andrews in April, which should be #500.
  • parpar41parpar41 Members Posts: 1,218 ✭✭
    RE Highland link: course conditions?



    Sabram: Thanks for all the excellent photos.



    You played Highland Links in Nova Scotia; from everything I have ever read, it is a beautiful routing over superb ground that is always in terrible shape for lack of a maintenance budget. But I have never actually played it. How did you find the course conditions?
  • parpar41parpar41 Members Posts: 1,218 ✭✭
    I got to play golf on 13 different links courses in Scotland this summer; 2 courses were repeats; the other 11 all new to me.



    Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed my 2 rounds on The Castle course. That said, I can see why it is a controversial course.
  • renzi11renzi11 Members Posts: 8 ✭✭
    I was able to get full rounds on 10 new courses this year. Ranked below.



    1. Bethpage State Park - Black

    2. Blackwolf Run - River

    3. Golden Horseshoe - Gold

    4. Cog Hill No. 4

    5. Bulle Rock

    6. Spring Creek

    7. Trump Golf Links, Ferry Point

    8. Thunderhawk

    9. The Oaks

    10. The Golf Course at Branch River



    I also played 9 I had not previously played at Pleasant View in Middleton, WI as well as 9 at Tumbledown Trails in Verona, WI.
  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,811 ✭✭
    Only played about a dozen rounds on the year

    Kapalua Plantation

    University course at UNM

    Paa Ko Ridge GC



    Then this happened so nothing new for me for a while

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,857 ✭✭
    Ouch. That sucks.
  • AuldPLO Swiss GolftrotterAuldPLO Swiss Golftrotter Members Posts: 140 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 4:51pm #27
    I played 134 rounds on 23 different courses, including 11 new : North Berwick, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Western Gailes, Turnberry Ailsa, Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch and Nairn in Scotland, Sotogrande and Finca Cortesin in Spain and Mazagan in Morocco. New count : 181

    I played in six different countries including 2 new (Spain & Morocco). New count : 21
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  • sabramsabram Members Posts: 1,540 ✭✭
    parpar41 wrote:


    RE Highland link: course conditions?



    Sabram: Thanks for all the excellent photos.



    You played Highland Links in Nova Scotia; from everything I have ever read, it is a beautiful routing over superb ground that is always in terrible shape for lack of a maintenance budget. But I have never actually played it. How did you find the course conditions?




    I'd say it depends on your expectations and willingness to play a course that's a little rough around the edges. It's nowhere near the conditoning of a typical resort. Having just come from Cabot, there was no comparison. Having said that, it didn't really affect play. There were some weeds and some bare spots in farways, but the greens were ok. I'm very happy to have played it. I was more disappointed in Keltic Manor, which is the resort where zHighlandd Links is located. It needs more work than the course, although it is in a lovely setting. Please excuse typos. I'm on a bus using my phone. Let me know if you have any questions about Cape Breton. It's a great place to visit with or without the great golf. Cabot is not to be missed. Both courses.
  • sabramsabram Members Posts: 1,540 ✭✭




    Then this happened so nothing new for me for a while






    WTF did you do? It hurts just to see.Hope you are better and able to play soon
  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,811 ✭✭
    sabram wrote:





    Then this happened so nothing new for me for a while






    WTF did you do? It hurts just to see.Hope you are better and able to play soon




    Was backpacking on the Arizona trail on my weekends off. Rolled it really good on mile 18 of 19 on the first passage. Felt fine then a few weeks later it completely gave out on mile 82. Turned out I completely tore my peroneus tendon. Doc fixed it and I now have the 4th piece of metal in my body.
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  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members Posts: 3,912 ✭✭

    sabram wrote:



    Then this happened so nothing new for me for a while






    WTF did you do? It hurts just to see.Hope you are better and able to play soon




    Was backpacking on the Arizona trail on my weekends off. Rolled it really good on mile 18 of 19 on the first passage. Felt fine then a few weeks later it completely gave out on mile 82. Turned out I completely tore my peroneus tendon. Doc fixed it and I now have the 4th piece of metal in my body.




    Don't settle. Shoot for 10! Freak everyone out at the airports!!

    I had 5 new courses.



    Detroit Golf Club and Western Golf & CC in Michigan.



    PGA National-Champion and Palmer, and Tesoro in Florida.
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