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need suggestions for road trip
i'm gonna be going to panama city beach in late april and will be playing golf at the hombre and need suggestions for two other courses in panama city beach. i'm thinking camp creek golf club (tom fazio design - going private this summer, might be private by the time i'm there) and lagoon legend at marriot's bay point resort (i've heard is one of the hardest courses in the country).

the second leg of the trip is driving back from panama city to dallas. i think i can spare one day to play golf and want to make the most of it. i am leaning towards going to prattsville and playing capitol hill (possibly all 3 courses, most definetely the judge). is capitol hill the way to go or maybe should i venture to one of the other courses? i don't want to go out of the way (don't want to go north of 20).

on the off chance is there anything of note between montgomery, alabama and dalls, texas just off 20? if so i might be able to make another side trip, but only 18 holes.

all, in all, 6 day trip (including travel) and would like to play 7 - 9 rounds.

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Well if you are coming to PCB I would call and check with the Hombre to make sure there greens are back and in good shape, I had a friend play there two weeks ago and the greens were a little brown. I played there last summer and i wasn't overly impressed with the course for the amount of money they want for it, you may look into playing the Holiday which is right up the road from there. I live here in PCB and I think the best course for the money is Sunny Hills it is about 30 min north of the beach on highway 77. Sunny hills is it the middle of nowhere but has great greens and a fantastic layout(preety cheap also) the last I heard this past weekend the greens were rolling like 12 on the stip. The lagoon legend course you were talking about just opened back up about 6 months ago, so as you know with a course with new greens they don't hold shots yet, kinda firm but it is still a great test. Camp creek should be a good play and if you are looking for another course that is fairly new try Windswept Dunes in Freeport but also new greens. If I was going to be in town I would invite you out to play our course here on base but I'll be in VA beach at the time. Good luck and hit them straight. You may also try to call the course hear on base and maybe you can get on to play, I know that they let the snowbirds on to play in the winter months so give them a call the name is Pelican point on Tyndall AFB I think the cost would be under 50 but don't qoute me on that.

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the hombre is with friends so, its not debateable. i really want to stay as close to the beach as possible so probably won't be able to make it to sunny hills, but we'll see.

 

funny that you will be in virginia beach, i grew up there. was just there a few weeks ago for the first time since june of 96. its not what i remember.

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the second leg of the trip is driving back from panama city to dallas. i think i can spare one day to play golf and want to make the most of it. i am leaning towards going to prattsville and playing capitol hill (possibly all 3 courses, most definetely the judge). is capitol hill the way to go or maybe should i venture to one of the other courses? i don't want to go out of the way (don't want to go north of 20).

 

 

 

 

I don't think you could go wrong with playing Capitol Hill. I lived in Montgomery for 3 years and the Judge and Senator were great (Legislator to me was so-so). Oxmoor Valley and Ross Bridge would be other options to play with Ross Bridge hosting a Champions Tour event this year (formerly the Bruno's).

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