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I would get tired of playing that course over and over.

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Used2PlayALotUsed2PlayALot Members  336WRX Points: 101Posts: 336 Greens
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What kind of course would you say this about?

Also, what kind of course would you love to play over and over?

What makes a course playable repeatedly vs. a one shot deal ?



  • disco111disco111 Members  1340WRX Points: 421Handicap: 7Posts: 1,340 Platinum Tees
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    Repeatable play - Good greens with challenging pin placements. You can always change the course course up on your own by playing different tees and or different clubs from the tees.

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  • LokiLoki Members  1308WRX Points: 245Posts: 1,308 Platinum Tees
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    I am not a member of a private course because playing the same course is boring. I know people that paid a $60k lifetime membership and they never play other courses because they NEED to get their money's worth.

  • goaliedad30goaliedad30 Members  110WRX Points: 126Handicap: 4Posts: 110 Fairways
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    Our club has five sets of tees, three of which I could realistically play (7,000, 6,600, and 6,100). We also have gold/blue (6,800) and blue/white (6,300) combo tees. Each green has seven unique "hole zones", and within those zones are a variety of different interesting hole locations. Finally, out 18th hole (a par 4) can also be played as a par 3, with a tee shot from on top of a waterfall over a pond to the green. Lots of different ways to play the same golf course, so it really doesn't get boring.

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29953WRX Points: 3,000Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,953 Titanium Tees
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    Short gimmicky courses get pretty tiresome. I've played a track that was like 6400yds but had a slope of 145. To get that kind of rating there has to be a LOT of problems, tiny greens, hazards everywhere etc....

    Fun to play once but i'd probably get tired of it

    I'd rather play a track that lets me hit driver a few times. My favorite course is actually one of the configurations of my home track, which plays about 6700yds and makes you hit every club in the bag. Our back 9 on that course is so challenging and diverse in it's design that you can play it a bunch of different ways.

    Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Tour Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey Oworks Red Tank #7
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4341WRX Points: 578Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,341 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Aug 2, 2020 1:06am #6

    I get bored with flat, straight characterless courses ( a couple of the local Muni's ) and irritated by courses with too many poorly designed holes with blind tee shots or severely undulating greens..

    The course by my house is a great track, but the first 2-3 times I played it I thought to myself " I wouldn't want to play here all the time".

    After a few more rounds, I realized the architect ( RTJ Jr) did a great job. It's very challenging ( for me ) at 6400 yards( 70.2/135 ). Toss a little wind in and it's a great mix of short and long, up and down hill holes.

    Ping G400 10.5 (9.75) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95cw R (2019 Forged Tec SteeFiber i95cw R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1/ '16 Tiki
    Wilson Staff FG Tour/ Bridgestone Tour B RXS / ProV1
  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  822WRX Points: 225Handicap: 11Posts: 822 Golden Tee
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    I’ll probably never join a club, unless I get tired of the five 18-hole public courses in our little town (or they start to close). And I don’t mind driving to play a new course. If I had to choose one, it would be the Illinois State University course, a walkable parkland style, elevated greens, multi-tier greens, thick rough & good sand.


    Late Summer 2020 WITB

    Ping G400 10.5° 1W Elements Chrome 6F4

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15° 3W HZRDUS Smoke 70

    Callaway Rogue 19° 5W EvenFlow Blue 75

    Ping G400 22° 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H

    Ping i200 5i-UW AWT 2.0

    Cleveland Zipcore 56.10 Mid 56.06 Low (testing)

    ******* CW2 CS Putter

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  • klebs01klebs01 Members  660WRX Points: 282Handicap: 2.5Posts: 660 Golden Tee
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    Blind shots and severely undulating greens are necessary to keep interest. Holes should play differently depending on setup and weather. Love the mystery and suspense walking up not knowing where a shot finished.

    I don’t understand people getting bored of a course and not having a home course. Don’t have to only play that one course. It’s so worth it to have a place to work on your game. Plus knowing the other guys and having fun games always keeps it fresh.

  • ndlutzndlutz Members  49WRX Points: 38Handicap: 13.6Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    I think that's just it - it's a club. I'm a club golfer and I love the course we have but the camaraderie at the club is now my favorite part about it.

    I've also always loved the fact that I can go out and play just a few holes to work on my game and then come home. It doesn't have to be an all day event for me.

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6328WRX Points: 1,584Handicap: mePosts: 6,328 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #10

    A course with a number of challenging tee shots, challenging iron shots, and challenging greens would keep me interested. In fact, one of my favourite courses that I play at about once a month has exactly that. It's not got the most beautiful greens, but it's got plenty of interesting holes that really test your game. A couple of blind tee shots, a few big, wide driving holes, a couple of drivable pars 4s (depending on the tees), and a couple of VERY strategic par 5s. Good course. I'm playing it again this week, and every time feels fresh.

    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • klebs01klebs01 Members  660WRX Points: 282Handicap: 2.5Posts: 660 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #11

    Absolutely. This was yesterday. Shootout for the member member. Great afternoon.

  • phil75070phil75070 North Texas - 32m North of DallasMembers  2180WRX Points: 216Handicap: 3.x GHINPosts: 2,180 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #12

    Over the years I've belonged to a variety of courses, from a high end, difficult country club course, to daily fee courses that offer a variety of different memberships, 7-day or 5-day weekday. No matter the course I never got tired of playing them even though 98% of my golf was played on those courses at the time. Differing course setups and conditions, different weather conditions, every round is/was a challenge in its own right.


    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 (-1/D)

    3W: Callaway Epic Flash 15° (+2/N)

    5W: Callaway Epic Flash 18° (+1/N)

    Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha 4H (-1/N)

    Irons: Callaway Apex '19 5-AW

    SW: Callaway Jaws 54°S

    LW: Callaway Jaws 58°W

    Putter: Odyssey Toulon Portland with Stroke Lab

    Ball: Callaway 2020 Chrome Soft w/ Triple Track

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  • ndlutzndlutz Members  49WRX Points: 38Handicap: 13.6Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    That looks strikingly similar to the scene at my club when we have an interesting internal club tournament. We have what we call a points tournament in the spring and fall that ends in a playoff and we all follow around if we're eliminated with a couple beers. We also have Ryder Cup over the course of a weekend in the fall that went into a captain's choice playoff last year because the teams were even. Those are the best days at the club by far.

    Your course looks beautiful in the picture by the way!

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