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  1. Hey there, I'm in the same boat as well, love discussing architecture and sketching golf holes. I haven't had much experience with Flynn courses. How would you compare his stuff to Ross, Tillinghast, Mac, etc? Personally I'm a big fan of Doak and Jackson Kahn Design. Totally different stylistically but I admire both firms thinking outside the box and taking creative risks in their own way.
  2. Curious to know people's tastes and preferences on current golf course architects. If you were to have a current golf course architect help build your dream course who would it be and why?
  3. My 5 Augusta National Cypress Point National Golf Links of America Merion Royal County Down And some lesser-known courses Cape Wickham Eastward Ho Gozzer Ranch St George's Hill Valderrama
  4. Slope ratings are never 100 percent accurate and I've experienced similar situations myself. How people perceive difficulty is often influenced by how the course suits their game. For me, length is a much bigger issue than hazards so I'd probably do better at a short, tight course than a longer, more open one even if they have the same rating.
  5. Double post please ignore and post in other thread
  6. We've all seen the "show me your (insert putter maker here)" threads. Let's see some of your headcover collections...
  7. We've all seen the "show me your (insert putter maker here)" threads. Let's see some of your headcover collections...
  8. I am a competitive junior player and I use the reflex cart for all my tournaments. It's pretty well equipt and folds up very well. However I find it tips over too easily. Especially if u have the umbrella up on a windy day.
  9. Google Lee Wybranski. He does posters and art for a bunch of majors and there's often some course drawings
  10. Heading down next week. Looks like there are plenty of options...
  11. It seems like many of you feel strongly about the tie between Augusta National and the Masters. Fair enough. Let's modify the topic and suggest candidate courses for a hypothetical major tournament held around the same time of the year as the Masters.
  12. With the Masters coming up shortly, I'm interested to know what your opinion is on this. Which course would be best to host the Masters if it weren't at Augusta National? *****TOPIC EDIT****** It seems like many of you feel strongly about the tie between Augusta National and the Masters. Fair enough. Let's modify the topic and suggest candidate courses for a hypothetical major tournament held around the same time of the year as the Masters.
  13. Hello everyone, I'm heading down to Hilton Head (and surrounding area) in March and want some input on what courses to play. I'll probably play Harbour Town once but haven't planned anything else. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Not too convinced by this list either. Firstly, I think the people who rated these courses thought more about how the course looks over how it plays. Also, they made how private and exclusive the club was a big factor as well. I've played... St. Georges, Kiawah, Whistling Straits and Spring City
  15. Fantastic experience and great courses! Here are some pics from the trip [attachment=3087254:image.jpeg] No clue why these two pics flipped upside down when uploading from IPhone but here you go anyways... [attachment=3087252:image.jpeg] [attachment=3087256:image.jpeg]
  16. Excited to be heading down there in a few days. Anyone know what the conditions will be like and/or have any advice for the trip?
  17. [quote name='WiscoGolfAddict' timestamp='1448321115' post='12637364'] The courses I have played that have hosted professional events are Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run/River course, TPC Deere Run, Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow, Erin Hills (upcoming), Brown Deer, Cog Hill No. 4 Dubsdread, Milwaukee Country Club (been a long time), Chambers Bay, Torrey Pines, Tuckaway CC and University Ridge (which will have a Champions Tour event starting next season). My favorite of them is Chambers Bay (barely edging out Erin Hills and Whistling Straits). My least favorite is Brown Deer. The one that really shocked me how much I enjoyed it was TPC Deere Run. The most challenging is a toss-up between Cog Hill No. 4 Dubsdread and the River course at Blackwolf Run, but if I HAD to pick I'd go with the River. [/quote] Yep. Loved all the courses at Kohler. Also went to see the PGA Championship this year. Tough walking in the dunes but still a wonderful course.
  18. Whats your favourite course that has hosted the PGA tour? Also, any ones you didn't like? For me, locally, it would be St. Georges which has hosted the Canadian Open several times. I had a great experience at Whistling Straits as well. I thought Torrey Pines (South) was a bit overpriced. What are your thoughts?
  19. Share a picture of the scorecard from your home course. Also, feel free to share your opinion and experiences on the course. Here is the scorecard from my home club.
  20. Jack Nicklaus once said that if he were to play one course for the rest of his life, it would be Pebble Beach. Which course that you have played would be the one you would want to play for the rest of your life?
  21. Something I always find interesting anytime I play a new course are the bunkers. I find there is always variety in the sand, condition, style, etc... and it always takes me a while to adapt to different bunkers. Describe (or post a picture) of the bunkers at your home course or course you have played and share whether or not you like them.
  22. [quote name='NorthTexas' timestamp='1442973434' post='12353572'] Played Kiawah Ocean back in the late 90's. It was harder the Chinese Trigonometry. Wind was blowing 25+ I shot a hieroglyph [/quote] Yep. I can relate to that. Had a good round going on the front and then butchered the back. Still a great track.
  23. [quote name='raynorfan1' timestamp='1442971619' post='12353438'] Not to derail this, but it's an interesting Pete Dye point - aren't almost all of his "best" designs public? Maybe I'm not thinking hard enough, but I can't recall a tough-to-get-on Pete Dye private. [/quote] Very true raynorfan1. Part of the reason I started this thread is because Dye's public portfolio is much greater than his private one, I often find many top rated public tracks are Pete Dye designs. Some private Dye designs I can think of that are noteworthy are The Golf Club, The Honors Course and Pete Dye Golf Club
  24. Pete Dye has designed many great public courses (Kiawah, Sawgrass, Whistling Straits, Casa de Campo, etc...) Which ones have you played and which one was your favourite? I have been fortunate enough to play Kiawah and WS. Of the two, I liked WS more...probably because of how I played.
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