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55 minutes ago, jaskanski said:

Carnoustie in the wind takes some beating

Last time I heard, Carnoustie still isn't in the US.   It's dang tough, but this particular thread is about US courses.


:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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Reston, Virginia

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On 8/10/2018 at 7:14 AM, PING Apologist #9 said:

An update to my "hardest" course since the recent experience out in Oregon...

 

Easily for me it is the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn Resort near Bend. I'm still reeling from the thrashing we both took out there last Sunday... :wacko: Shoulda ponied-up and hired on the caddies... :angry:

 

+ 1 here.

 

This course absolutely gets easier the more times you play it, but it is not forgiving at all..


What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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18 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

Last time I heard, Carnoustie still isn't in the US.   It's dang tough, but this particular thread is about US courses.

Oh - my bad. In that case...Oakmont?

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2 minutes ago, jaskanski said:

Oh - my bad. In that case...Oakmont?

That's gotta be one of the toughest.  And I was only kidding you a bit, I was tempted to mention Carnoustie when I first read the thread.


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:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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Reston, Virginia

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Has anyone mentioned PGA West Stadium Course in Palm Desert California? Played this weekend and not only is the layout tough but the heat gets you too! Rarely a flat lie to hit your ball from and if you are not familiar with the course, no idea where your landing zone is! Very challenging and for sure the most difficult course I have played in the US.


Driver : :callaway-small: Rogue SZ Evenflow 6.0 Stiff

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : :callaway-small: Mavrik True Temper Elevate 95 Stiff Steel (5-PW,AW)

Wedges : Bombtech 52,56,60

Putter : :taylormade-small:Spider Red

Bag : Datrek lightweight cart bag

Ball : :callaway-small: Chromesoft Truvis / Taylormade TP5 Pix

Rangefinder : TecTecTec DXLS

SoCal, USA

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Trump National Jupiter and it's not close for me!


default_ping-small.jpg.95a2cf8c85873f0a79fb311d7f621d92.jpg G400 LST 8.5* Ping Tour XStiff 75

default_ping-small.jpg.39550578296a163fa7ccc46a0cb27d2e.jpg G400 14.5* Ping Tour XStiff 75

default_ping-small.jpg.f2975e1509dcae8d618fe49773a94fc2.jpg G410 19* Ping Tour XStiff 85

default_ping-small.jpg.b0f83f94f6d460c23cc6609e6995ee11.jpg i200 +1 1/2" White Dot 4-UW Dynamic Gold x100 Midsize grips

default_titelist-small.jpg.7db92f29ef0a3b310b355d25afde58cd.jpg Vokey SM7 54* and 58* +1 1/2" 2* upright Midsize grips

Unknown.png.e71cfad6b1b6b7764cca93439ec68768.png Scotty Cameron Newport

default_titelist-small.jpg.7db92f29ef0a3b310b355d25afde58cd.jpg Pro V1

 

 

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If I had to play Essex County CC outside of a scramble, I think it would be my choice, I had the luxury of playing it 3 times, all in scramble format. The winning score was never better then -5 to my best recollection (my team came in at +1 as the best round those 3 yrs).

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Red Tail GC in Devens, MA was the hardest I played out east, the distances were not excessively long but the shot making required was precise.  The course was always in great shape (I moved away in 2015) and greens ran 11+.

 

Harbor Shores GC is an extremely challenging course in SW MI (Benton Harbor), the greens are massive, which adds additional stress on that putting game (not to mention I played 2 day's after the Sr. Open so they were fast.)

 

The hardest course I have ever played, hands down, is Cog Hill, Dubsdread in Lemont, IL.  A few friends and I used to play this every year in the fall to "measure our game", unfortunately this course made sure we never measured up...  There is no "bail outs", you are either in the fairway, first cut or screwed!

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Driver - PXG Gen 1 - 12 Deg (@ 11 Deg / Miyazaki Kaula Stiff / EvenFlow 5.5 / Mitsu Tensei Stiff)  pxg.png.e7e044fd4bf4420da9b5f34ce0988283.png

3 Wood - Mixuno ST-190 (Miyazaki Kaula Stiff)  Mizuno.png.d759d0a0cbba25ebc7dc911fcb0d12f4.png

5 Hybrid - Honma TW747 (Vizard / Stiff)  Honma.png.20fa540f5a217d7146a7a16ae3b12bac.png

6-PW - Mizuno JPX-919 HM / Nipon NS Pro Reg  Mizuno.png.d759d0a0cbba25ebc7dc911fcb0d12f4.png

G/S/L - Mizuno JPX 919 Forged / Nipon NS Pro Stiff  Mizuno.png.d759d0a0cbba25ebc7dc911fcb0d12f4.png

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Stadium course at PGA West, easily the toughest one!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Currently deciding between :Arccos:  and the :ShotScope:  V3

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I saw a few Bethpage Blacks out there. I agree. Played TPC Southwind this season and was no way near as hard as the Black.

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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Pebble Beach Golf Links on August 1, 2018.

The Beginner's Guide to Pebble Beach Golf Links

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:cobra-small: SpeedZone 10.5* Driver 14gm wieght in back, 14.5* Fairway,  18.5* Fairway   All with Tensei CK Blue R set to +1* draw.

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 21.5* Hybrid Project X CATALYST 80 6.0

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 5 + 6   KBS Tour 80 R

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 7, 8, 9  KBS Tour 90 R                                     Lamkin Crossline Cord Connect Black Mid-size plus 2 wraps

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE P, G, S  KBS Wedge

:cobra-small: King Black ONE 60*  VO8*      True Temper Dynamic Gold Black

:cameron-small:  Special Select Newport 2  34" :scotty-small: Matador grip                                                                                

:bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS  Align XL    All in a :cobra-small:  Masters Staff Bag  or  SpeedZone stand bag

 :titelist-small: Staff Bag  Full set of :titelist-small: Clubs on sidelines for at least 8 weeks of COBRACONNECTCHALLENGE4 #MGSCOBRA2020

Tested :bridgestone-small: Prototype Balls       Tour B RXS                Tested:image.png.8e77a45b1fe8c9cfb7c2a61386f855a5.pngBlack Cat irons 5 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite Regular +0.5" 1* upright                         

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35 minutes ago, daviddvm said:

Pebble Beach Golf Links on August 1, 2018.

The Beginner's Guide to Pebble Beach Golf Links

Ahhhhhh would like to be there!

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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1 hour ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Ahhhhhh would like to be there!

It is Heaven for a Golfer🏌️‍♂️

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:cobra-small: SpeedZone 10.5* Driver 14gm wieght in back, 14.5* Fairway,  18.5* Fairway   All with Tensei CK Blue R set to +1* draw.

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 21.5* Hybrid Project X CATALYST 80 6.0

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 5 + 6   KBS Tour 80 R

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 7, 8, 9  KBS Tour 90 R                                     Lamkin Crossline Cord Connect Black Mid-size plus 2 wraps

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE P, G, S  KBS Wedge

:cobra-small: King Black ONE 60*  VO8*      True Temper Dynamic Gold Black

:cameron-small:  Special Select Newport 2  34" :scotty-small: Matador grip                                                                                

:bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS  Align XL    All in a :cobra-small:  Masters Staff Bag  or  SpeedZone stand bag

 :titelist-small: Staff Bag  Full set of :titelist-small: Clubs on sidelines for at least 8 weeks of COBRACONNECTCHALLENGE4 #MGSCOBRA2020

Tested :bridgestone-small: Prototype Balls       Tour B RXS                Tested:image.png.8e77a45b1fe8c9cfb7c2a61386f855a5.pngBlack Cat irons 5 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite Regular +0.5" 1* upright                         

  :Arccos:                                                                                                                                                                      697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

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Pebble Beach Golf Links on August 1, 2018.
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I’m there tomorrow. Couldn’t be more excited


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:taylormade-small: M6, 9.0, Tensei CK Orange 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: M6, Rocket 13.0, Atmos Red 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: RocketBallz, 4H 22.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour, 4-PW, True Temper Dynamic gold S300

:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 4, 52.0, 56.0, 60.0 - S grind

:taylormade-small: Spider Mini

:bridgestone-small: Tour-RX

:Arccos: Smart Sensors

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11 hours ago, TCUFrog said:


I’m there tomorrow. Couldn’t be more excited


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Take a lot of pictures and post some for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#COBRACONNECT CHALLENGE 4  The ONLY One Length Contestant!  Follow me on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook #TeamCobraONE

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 10.5* Driver 14gm wieght in back, 14.5* Fairway,  18.5* Fairway   All with Tensei CK Blue R set to +1* draw.

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 21.5* Hybrid Project X CATALYST 80 6.0

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 5 + 6   KBS Tour 80 R

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 7, 8, 9  KBS Tour 90 R                                     Lamkin Crossline Cord Connect Black Mid-size plus 2 wraps

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE P, G, S  KBS Wedge

:cobra-small: King Black ONE 60*  VO8*      True Temper Dynamic Gold Black

:cameron-small:  Special Select Newport 2  34" :scotty-small: Matador grip                                                                                

:bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS  Align XL    All in a :cobra-small:  Masters Staff Bag  or  SpeedZone stand bag

 :titelist-small: Staff Bag  Full set of :titelist-small: Clubs on sidelines for at least 8 weeks of COBRACONNECTCHALLENGE4 #MGSCOBRA2020

Tested :bridgestone-small: Prototype Balls       Tour B RXS                Tested:image.png.8e77a45b1fe8c9cfb7c2a61386f855a5.pngBlack Cat irons 5 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite Regular +0.5" 1* upright                         

  :Arccos:                                                                                                                                                                      697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

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Wolf Creek Mesquite NV, was like playing golf inside the Grand Canyon....300 ft drops on most holes. 

http://www.golfwolfcreek.com/

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:mizuno-small: Irons: Mizuno MP53 Stiff/standard 

:mizuno-small: Hybrid: 4I

:ping-small: Driver: Ping G25 9 degree, stiff

:cleveland-small: Wedges: 52, 56, 60

:scotty-cameron-1: Select Roundback 2014

 

 

 

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Pinehurst #2. The level of difficulty that is as tough as any course out there. Greens that defy description But there is also a gravity to the moment... that you are in the cathedral of golf.
I did not rise to the challenge over all. But had a string of 4 pars on the backside and a final birdie on the closing hole.
I had many big number holes that I had myself out of position and paid heavy prices for.
A place that as you leave you just want a chance to play again.

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