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  1. got out and played at the Links at Teton Peaks played 32 holes with my dog and new friend Jason greens have recovered nicely from aeration in early september I really enjoy the layout by David Druzisky (previously worked with Keith Foster)
  2. late season Teton Valley golf. Played 32 holes. $25 w/ cart for first 18, and a replay rate for $9 (got 14 more in)
  3. haven't checked this thread in a while... Driggs/Victor (area is collectively known as Teton Valley) is great. If you have any questions, shoot me a pm. There is a lot of golf in the valley, albeit with a shorter season. from cheapest to most exclusive: All within a 10 mile radius Targhee Links Links at Teton Peaks (great muni, links, fun layout, dog friendly) The Reserve (public, nice Hale Irwin layout...design was intended to be reversible, but lack of funds nixed that, great practice facilities) Teton Springs (semi-private, if private, has reciprocal agreement with Teton Pines in Jackson, WY) Huntsman Springs (full-on private, need connections to get on) Planning to get out later this week again
  4. [quote name='stasek' timestamp='1413490244' post='10301039'] Thunderhawk tomorrow. Never played it, but it looks like a great track. [/quote] Interested to hear about Thunderhawk conditions. Always enjoyed playing there! Have fun.
  5. which course are you in contact with? sounds like OCN, but not really clear nevermind, looks like you changed the thread title to reflect the course.
  6. [attachment=2452577:Teton Springs 9Oct2014 Hole12.JPG]Got a round in at Teton Springs in Victor, ID yesterday. Paid their $75 twilight greens fee for late season after 2 pm. Nobody on the course and the course is in great shape. It was a beautiful sunny day with highs in the upper 60's Course maintenance was underway with fairways being mown, so 150 poles were pulled whose caps give pin position (front, middle, back). I got a rangefinder from the pro shop at the turn, which helped. Before that, I was driving up to the greens for a look to see where the pin was before I would hit my approaches. This was ok, given nobody else was on course. Really had a great day, notwithstanding the maintenance on the course (greens won't be punched until they close, likely around 10/17). I just got one photo from the day, hole 12, short par 5. Here's a look from the green back (Byron Nelson-Steve Jones's designed course)...
  7. Quick post to say that we are enjoying dry, beautiful autumn weather this week, with highs in the 60's Played Teton Pines (Palmer course) in Jackson Hole this past Saturday, Oct 4, and the course is in amazing shape and the greens fees are a very reasonable $65, since September 22, and they aren't aerating their greens this fall, so no bumpy greens and fairways. Teton Springs in Victor, ID (just on the west side of Teton Pass) is also playing great, and they won't aerate their greens until they close for the year. Greens fees are $105 and $75 for twilight after 2 pm. Great layout and conditioning here. Teton Reserve - Victor, ID - they aerated their greens 1-2 weeks ago, and condition is improving. I like this Hale Irwin layout and it's good conditioning (better than previous years). They've got a nice practice facility as well. The Links at Teton Peaks - Driggs, ID. This more "everyman" course is a fun layout with a laid back vibe. You can bring your dog, who will be stoked on the ponds. You may even seem moose in the ponds. Kevin Foster'ish layout (think it was designed by a guy who used to work with Kevin Foster). Current sunset time is 7 pm. Looks like we'll have good weather here through the weekend, and winter could arrive any time after that...
  8. Lots of info in the Florida page http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/forum/149-florida/page__prune_day__100__sort_by__Z-A__sort_key__last_post__topicfilter__all I played TPC Tampa because I only had a short window between dropping my wife at Tampa Airport in the am and my departure in the pm. If I could do it again with more time, I'd for sure go and play World Woods and Streamsong. I played TPC the sunday after Thanksgiving last year and the course was in great shape. Tough course, for sure, but enjoyable. I don't know when they aerate their greens down there... World Woods puts up their maintenance schedule on their site [url="http://www.worldwoods.com/golf/maintenance-update"]http://www.worldwood...ntenance-update[/url]
  9. well, I played last October 1, first day of deeply discounted rates, which happens to coincide with them aerating the front nine, so I played the back nice twice. October 2, they aerated the back nine. I didn't go back. They do drop their rates on Sep 22, but only down to $110 for 18. A bit frustrating as I'd like to play the full 18. But you gotta pay to play it seems. I'm enjoying playing Teton Reserve on the Idaho side, as well as the Links at Teton Peaks. Occasionally, I'll play Teton Springs, also here in Idaho. I like Teton Pines a bit better because they are a bit friendlier in their greens fee reductions than JH Golf and Tennis and they aren't aerating their greens this fall. Excust the rant, just needing to vent a bit, I suppose.
  10. I will be in the Santa Fe area visiting my in-laws around Thanksgiving. Hoping to get a chance to play Black Mesa or Cochiti... Stopped by Cochiti to take a quick look back in April while we were at Tent Rocks. The approah to 18th's green looked nice and the area does as well. Black Mesa might be a bit closer to Santa Fe and looks pretty stunning. Please post up any more info on Black Mesa conditions, please,
  11. I'm in Driggs, ID, and the golf is decent here, but the season short. Would be tougher living here if I wasn't married. Skiing is what brought me to the area. Met my wife on Teton Pass...
  12. how long of a trip are you thinking of long weekend or a week? Weaver Ridge in Peoria seems to get some good press here south a bit, but closer than Indy. Lake Geneva area could be great as well (good deals at that time)
  13. Arrowhead comes to mind as a course that has good drainage Palatine Hills does not have good drainage
  14. [quote name='2zlinks' timestamp='1406225516' post='9776885'] 36 at Flossmoor on Tues and who knows how many at Black Sheep manana. Not a bad week. [/quote] really like the look of the flossmoor track post renovation.good for you!
  15. You'd impress him more by not driving for a long way from his office (hearing his request to play near his office, I think). Mistwood is 20 miles from Aurora. Second VNutz's comments on Orchard Valley. How about Tamarack? 10 miles from Aurora in Naperville? (haven't played there, but a friend has) Fox run is close by in Oswego, IL but I haven't played there and have heard about suspect conditions. Settler's Hill is 10 miles away (not the nicest, but definitely a nice layout) Prairie Landing is 12 miles away (WINNER! if close enough for you and your client)
  16. sorry to hear that the bunker problem seems to be the same as GWD. Maybe they didn't implement a good drainage solution? (saved money?) I know Arrowhead re-did all of their bunkers (27 holes) over a few years to address drainage... I don't know enough about golf design practices to know what kind of measures have to be taken to provide adequate drainage in bunkers.
  17. no love for White Deer Run? granted, price point high, but their conditioning and layout i think are top notch
  18. [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1403280064' post='9539703'] [quote name='DavePelz4' timestamp='1403279365' post='9539605'] [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1403278281' post='9539467'] OK, rounding up my list of courses played in the Chicago area in the past 11 years, I've played 94 public courses (18 and 9 hole), and 6 private courses. Apparently, I still have a bunch to visit. I didn't include the courses ~2 to 3 hours from Chicago, which would include ~20 courses in Sheboygan (Whisting Straits and Irish, Bull at Pinehurst, Blackwolf Run), Milwaukee (Erin Hills), Galena (Eagle Ridge *), Quad Cities (TPC Deere Run), Peoria (Weaver Ridge), Indianapolis (Prairie View, Purgatory, The Fort), South Bend (Blackthorn, Warren), and Southwest Michigan (Harbor Shores, Michigan Hills, Point O Woods). Public: Aldeen, Arboretum Club, Arrowhead, Balmoral Woods, Big Run, Billy Caldwell, Blackstone, Bolingbrook, Boughton Ridge, Bowes Creek, Bridges of Poplar Creek, Broken Arrow, Burnham Woods, Cantigny, Carillon, Chalet Hills, Cog Hill #1, Cog Hill #2, Cog Hill #3, Cog Hill #4, Columbus Park, Coyote Run, Deerfield, Fox Bend, Foxford Hills, Geneva National Palmer, Geneva National Player, Geneva National Trevino, George Dunne, Glen Club, Glencoe, Gleneagles Lakes, Glenwoodie, Grand Geneva Brute, Grand Geneva Highlands, Harborside Port, Harborside Starboard, Hawks View Como Crossing, Heritage Bluffs, Highland Park, Highlands of Elgin, Hilldale, Indian Boundary, Indian Lakes, Jackson Park, Joe Louis, Kankakee Elks, Klein Creek, Lincoln Oaks, Lost Marsh, Marquette Park, Meadows, Mill Creek, Mistwood, Mount Prospect, Naperbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Grove, Oak Meadows, Orchard Valley, Pine Meadow, Plum Tree National, Prairie Landing, Ravisloe, River Bend, River Oaks, Robert Black, Ruffled Feathers, Sanctuary, Schaumburg Golf Club TB Champ, Scherwood, Settlers Hill, Seven Bridges, Silver Lake North, Silver Lakes South, South Shore, Springbrook, St Andrews No 1, Stonewall Orchard, Sydney R Marovitz, The Brassie, The Odyssey CC, Thunderhawk, Traditions at Chevy Chase, Valley Green, Village Greens, Village Links, Waters Edge, White Deer Run, White Pines West, Willow Crest, Willow Hill, Wilmette, Winnetka. Private: Bob O Link, Idlewild, Old Wayne 18, Old Wayne Nine, Prestwick, Medinah #2. I didn't realize that my trip to Kankakee Elks last weekend was my 100th course played. Hmmm, I guess I should have had a beer to celebrate. [/quote] Pretty darn impressive Arg. Any thoughts on where the special 100th public course will be? [/quote] Dang, it looks like I forgot one, Eaglewood. (Very easy to forget, no?) Thanks! As noted in my earlier post, I'm targeting the Metro North area, so I'm guessing it'll be Shepherd's Crook, Redtail, or Bittersweet. [/quote] arg...i don't see whisper creek on your list (huntley, il).Have you not played there?
  19. stonewall orchard normally has pretty fast greens whisper creek also (haven't heard much mention of this course, which for a del webb community course, is pretty challenging).
  20. nice photos! I visited the in-laws in santa fe in april and during a trip to the tent rockes i asked to stop by cochiti. Just looked from the clubhouse, but it looked good to me Looking forward to playing some golf in the area in the future!
  21. [quote name='B-Man' timestamp='1403197094' post='9532701'] George Dunne at 6am yesterday. $14.99 to play with a cart! Outrageous fees. SOme promotional rate that was only available for a short time. Was all "dunne" just after 9am. Then played later at the Port course Harborside for a scramble at 1pm. The course was in excellent condition. Crap layout though. No memorable holes although we did play off the whites so it was playing as a pitch and putt course. [/quote] <p>How are the conditions at Geo W Dunne? I like that course.</p> <p>Haven't played there in 3 years, still wasn't sand in all of the bunkers at that time, thinking the second par 5 on the back, 14?</p>
  22. [quote name='ctfuzz21' timestamp='1403205951' post='9533653'] [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1403195964' post='9532583'] [quote name='geochitown' timestamp='1403195354' post='9532507'] [quote name='ctfuzz21' timestamp='1403194457' post='9532401'] Argonne, I'd recommend making your treks up north efficient. Play Bittersweet in the morning, Stonewall in the afternoon. You won't be disappointed!!! Side Note: if you come play Bittersweet, let me know. I'd be more than happy to join you for the round and show you around the course! [/quote] wouldn't bittersweet/shepherd's crook be a better combo? as argonne posted though, he's not a morning person [/quote] I'd say so, as it would cross two courses off my list. I've played SW, and it's definitely an excellent course. I guess I could always book a cheap hotel room in the area to avoid the long drive.... [/quote] There's no shortage for respectable courses up this way. From Bittersweet: -Pine Meadow-10 minutes -Stonewall Orchard-15 minutes -Thunderhawk- 15 minutes -Steeple Chase- 10 minutes -Shepard's Crook- 15 minutes -Midlane- 15 minutes -Merit Club- 3 minutes (if you can get on that one, PLEASE BRING ME!!!!) [/quote] i didn't realize stonewall was that close to bittersweet. I erroneously thought that shepherd's crook would be closer (still within 15 miles, so relatively close, of course). no question that there's a lot of good golf close to bittersweet. argonne's desire is to play courses that he hasn't yet.
  23. [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1403195964' post='9532583'] [quote name='geochitown' timestamp='1403195354' post='9532507'] [quote name='ctfuzz21' timestamp='1403194457' post='9532401'] Argonne, I'd recommend making your treks up north efficient. Play Bittersweet in the morning, Stonewall in the afternoon. You won't be disappointed!!! Side Note: if you come play Bittersweet, let me know. I'd be more than happy to join you for the round and show you around the course! [/quote] wouldn't bittersweet/shepherd's crook be a better combo? as argonne posted though, he's not a morning person [/quote] I'd say so, as it would cross two courses off my list. I've played SW, and it's definitely an excellent course. I guess I could always book a cheap hotel room in the area to avoid the long drive.... [/quote] The cheap hotel room came to my mind as well.I'm assuming you've already played these courses, but Randall Oaks and Whisper Creek would be other courses I'd recommend to play (if not on your list of 91 already played). Whisper Creek over Randall Oaks.
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