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  1. Hi guys When playing a super golf course and having that great feeling, I would like to share it with all my fellow golfers all over the world and vice versa I would like to see som reviews on golf courses from others. I made this site rating golf courses http://www.blogmand.dk/golf/ - It's mobile friendly, so when you just finished the course it's easy to upload som pictures and rate it in about 1-2 minutes. Hope some of you will try it out and write back with ideas to make the site better Take a look at this great course, La Zagaleta Club de Campo (Malaga, spain) http://www.blogmand.dk/blog/119/golf-review-la-zagaleta-club-de-campo
  2. The Dunes, a 36-hole golf course with an additional 5 practice holes has been thoughtfully designed by internationally-renowned Tom Weiskopf to make the most of the distinctive geography and dramatic beauty of this unique location - from the rugged coastal dunes to the strong, craggy boulders. The unique native bunker style has also been designed to blend in with natural surroundings and made to look like it has always been there for centuries. Golf enthusiasts of all levels will be inspired and challenged by the beautiful quintessential seaside design which embraces traditional golf course architecture, reminiscent of the classic designs such as Royal Melbourne, Cypress Point and Pine Valley. Whether one is pausing to take a breath of fresh air before teeing off, using the mountainous skyline as a backdrop to a shot, or simply enjoying the superior level of hospitality at the clubhouse, The Dunes offers a world-class setting for everyone to truly enjoy the traditional game of golf. The legendary Tom Weiskopf paid remarkable attention to ensuring that the only traditional seaside golf course in Asia was carefully carved out of the native sand dunes on this natural peninsula on Hainan's stunning, untouched east coast. Mr. Weiskopf created the natural landscape including massive dunes and reintroduced local indigenous plant species to combine with the unparalleled breathtaking views to create what will truly go down in history as one of Asia finest golfing creations. The landscape will give every golfer the feeling that they are experiencing golf in the most traditional and natural settings available in all of Asia. Every golf hole will give the golfer a different experience that will make them feel that they have entered and are experiencing the true and ever-changing beauty of Mother Nature. West 1# Par 4 This medium length par 4 is designed to get the day off to a good start. Drive it out to the right and avoid the fairway bunker to leave the best approach angle. The green sits on a right to left angle and is protected all along the left side with a large and spectacular bunker. Challenging this fairway bunker, which has a carry of 235 yards from the back tee, will leave a much shorter approach to the green. West #2 Par 5 This 605 yards par 5 is the longest hole on the West Course. The play off the tee is to try and drive the ball as far as possible to this wide open fairway. The second shot is pinched by trees on both sides of the fairway and a bunker left. The medium sized green is guarded on the left by water and a small pot bunker in the front. A large bunker wraps around the right of the green to guard against any player that bails right to avoid the water. Par will be a good score on this truly 3 shot par 5. West #3 Par 3 Totally surrounded by bunkers, this medium length par 3 places a real emphasis on club selection and accuracy off the tee. The green surface has very mild undulations to provide a good chance for birdie if hit in regulation. West #4 Par 4 This long par 4 has a large lake all the way down the right side at a slight right angle from the tees. You can choose either the safer left route or try to challenge the water on the right to get closer to the green. The approach to the green should come in from the left to avoid the water and bunker flanking the right side of the green. The green surface is fairly large and accuracy will be important to properly negotiate the roll in the center West #5 Par4 Coming over the large dune from 4 green, this spectacular hole unfolds before your eyes as the first of many to extend along the ocean. The landing area is defined by a large dune on the left and two menacing bunkers on the right. Shots hit too far left will be behind the dune with a blind shot left into the green. The green is protected by a bunker 30 yards short and a large bunker on the right and one behind. A big false front capes off the left edge and front of the green that run into grassy hollows. West #6 Par3 Nestled into a backdrop of a huge boulder outcropping, this challenging long par 3 has a little bit of everything. The safe “miss” here is definitely to the right and short of the green, or long left, as the green is positioned over a large tidal wetland and is bunkered front middle and back right. The green surface is undulating just enough to make par a great score on this spectacular and picturesque hole. West #7 Par4 This hole sits below the base of a mountain range on the right and large native bunkers and sand dunes on the left. The fairway is extremely wide at the landing area, which offers many different options for approach angles to the green. Approaching from the right side of the fairway is the best view to the green and to attack any pin, as the green slopes aggressively from left to right. However, coming in from the left side can be advantageous if trying to shorten the second shot. West #8 Par4 This dramatic par 4 was carved into the primary dune above the coast of the South China Sea. The elevated tees nestled into the mountain unveil one of the best views on the entire Shenzhou Peninsula. Challenging the left fairway bunker and dune will give the best approach angle to the green from the elevated, gently rolling fairway. The huge elevated green makes for a nice big target when playing this hole on a windy day. However, there is plenty of elevation change, once on the green, to challenge even the best putters. West #9 Par5 Originating from atop the dune behind 8 green, this medium length par 5 provides a spectacular end to the front nine. Try and challenge the dunes left of the fairway and be rewarded with a clear view and shot to the next landing area. Bail to the right and you may find yourself in a fairway bunker or semi-blind to the green site on your approach. The best layup should be left of the fairway bunker at the second landing area. There is plenty of room on the sides of this large two level green to recover from any stray second or third shots. The bunkers short right and back left provide the steepest penalty for wayward shots. West #10 Par3 This semi-blind par 3 is reminiscent of traditional Scottish Links Golf. A large dune in the front of the green obscures part of the view of the green surface from each individual tee, however, the flagstick is visible from all. Left is the safe play if unsure of yourself. A large fairway area is nestled left and short of the green giving a place to miss. Missing right will create plenty of challenge trying to negotiate the large native bunker. West #11 Par 4 Bite off as much as you dare on this long 470 yards, par 4 that is bordered in its entirety by a large lake on the right. A large fairway bunker left protects from players bailing too far from the water, but is a good line to aim at off the tee with a slight fade. The green is one of the largest on the course and is bisected down the middle with a large ridge. A deep bunker on the right and an elevated bunker left help to frame a narrow bounce in. Par is a good score on this demanding hole. West #12 Par 5 This medium length dog leg left par 5 could be reachable in two with the right wind conditions. A large bunker left of the landing area will force a sure layup for anyone unfortunate enough to reach this off the tee. The second shot is wide open until the player reaches the green. Bunkers left and right at the green will keep the long hitters honest as they approach the flag. A strong swale through the green center will create a challenge for those who reach the green with an inaccurate shot. West #13 Par 4 The key to this short par 4 is to avoid the low dunes and deep bunkers along the right side. A left center tee shot off the tee will provide the best approach angle to attack this well bunkered green. The perched green surface is fairly small and undulating, demanding an accurate approach for any chance of making birdie. West #14 Par 5 The par 5 14th begins a spectacular stretch of home holes to finish the round and will usually play into the prevailing wind. The tee shot is framed by two high bunkers right and a menacing low area all along the left. The view from the landing area is awesome as the green sits perched with the ocean behind. The second shot should always be missed right, as a deep low guards the left side of the second landing area. The green sits high above two deep left side bunkers and is characterized by a lot of interesting surface movements. West #15 Par 4 This short drivable par 4 can be played several ways. Laying up well short of all of the bunkers leaves a longer iron into the lateral green. Driving the ball long and in the right center of the fairway is the best way to go at any pin placed in the right half of the green, as all balls should bounce toward the green center. The heroic shot, for the long hitter, is left over the deep fairway bunkers. If you can avoid the center bunker at the green, then you should be rewarded with a putt for eagle or at the worst a birdie. West #17 Par 3 A truly target hole, the 17th is the shortest of the par 3's and requires an accurate read of the wind to properly choose the correct club. Multiple tee locations provide various angles to play this hole from, yet each will challenge the player given the green's exposure to the ocean breeze. Play a bit left of center if you are a bit squeamish about going directly at the pin. A large dune and bunker will catch any ball hit short and the beach awaits any missed shots to the right. However, there is a bit of a bounce-in from the left side to help the player that happens to pull the tee shot. Par will be a great score on this devilishly short hole. West #18 Par 4 The home hole is a long par 4 that plays slightly uphill to a green which sits below the majestic clubhouse. The tee shot is fairly wide open as the bunker on the right is well out of play. Try to stay a bit left of center off the tee for the best views into the green, which is bunkered on both the left and right. The left greenside bunker is deceptively pulled about 25 feet away from the font edge of the green, while the right is very close. The green surface is fairly large and receptive to any well placed approach. There should be plenty of birdie putts on this finishing hole.
  3. Which is the best destination for a Golf trip? Scotland or Ireland? You may have read MyGolfSpy's recent blog, where we asked two respective authorities of Scottish and Irish golf to go head to head and describe the perfect golf trip to their homeland... and the then say why their itinerary (over the other) deserved the mantle of the best golf trip ever! The article can be read here For those wanting to cut to the chase, the summary is as follows.... Kieran selected the line up below for the "Best Ever Scottish Trip": 1.Old Course, St. Andrews 2.Kingsbarns 3.New Course, St. Andrews 4.Championship Course at Carnoustie 5.West Links at North Berwick 6.Muirfield 7.Gleneagles Kings Not bad! However, when you put it up against Kevin's picks for "Ireland's Best Ever Trip", it's a tough call to decide which is the best... 1.Ballybunion Old 2.Ballybunion Cashen 3.Tralee 4.Waterville 5.Dooks 6.Old Head 7.Killarney What are your views? Which trip would you take? And are you lucky enough to have played any of these courses? Or, do you disagree with their choices? And if so which Scottish or Irish courses would you place in your ultimate trip itinerary? Thanks, Guy
  4. Hey MSG'ers - Have a trip coming up to Rochester NY next week. Any recommendations on public courses? Obviously Rochester CC and Oak Hill would be great but prob will continue to be on my bucket list. Give me your rec's!!! Thanks in advance, TW
  5. You may have read our recent front page article on “How to Organize the Perfect Golf Trip to the UK or Ireland”… If you haven't then you can view it here. Anyway, I'd love to know any additional tips that you might have for organizing golf vacations (either to the US, UK or Internationally), so please post them below. Personally, one of the hardest things that I find when organizing a trip is to get friends (especially guys) to commit to coming, and not having them drop out at the last minute – which can cause a lot of pain. I find that the solution to that is to get the trip dates in everyone's diaries months in advance… and then get a deposit upfront from them as soon as you can (…you soon get their commitment once they've handed over hard cash!) Another top tip is; if one of your buddies snores loudly…. Then make sure that you put them a single room! (Or have a few whiskey's each the evening so that you sleep through it!) Let me know your top tips... Thanks Guy
  6. Not many things bother me on the course. I play with random folks all of the time. I am able to see ridiculous and great actions on the course by doing that. I played yesterday in a two man match play tournament. We had to play two other teams in the 18 hole tournament. I have never been in a tournament with such a obnoxious person in my years of playing with a bunch of random folks. You can talk in my back swing, cuss, throw your clubs, walk in my line so on and so on. I was pushed to my limit yesterday though. The group that I was playing with had to have a conference on every single shot they made. They were taking so long, that I almost quit. We played 37 minutes behind schedule because of these two guys. They would talk and talk and talk and then hit a bad shot or miss a putt. If it was suppose to be a psychological test. Then I failed it! I could not believe that someone could actually talk so much in 9 holes of golf. (The team that we were playing with on the next 9 actually sent the marshal out to check on us because they have been waiting so long.) He had something to say about everything my team did and his team did. Has anyone else been in this situation? What are some distractions and pet peeves that y'all have or have been through?
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