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#1 Qwkz51

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:26 AM

What's the best course you've played and what did it cost you to play?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:18 AM

Royal Melbourne West course. Free, played as a member's guest.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

Royal Dornoch, Scotland.  I'm guessing I paid about 120 pounds when I played it last, in 2012.  I've paid more for a round on a few occasions, but never played a better golf course.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:37 PM

Best courses I’ve played were Hideaway CC, and PGA West in the Palm Springs area, both were free. I’ve never played any “big name” courses, and I’ve never traveled abroad, so I guess $125 at the courses on Kiawah (not Ocean Course) would be the most I’ve spent...


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

Over my professional life, I've had the good fortune to play several courses of note.   The even better fortune was that they were business meetings, in a manner of speaking, and didn't cost me anything.   My wife's niece graduated with a business degree and got a position with a national consulting firm.   She asked me for my professional advice.   I told her to learn to play golf, take some lessons and hit the range.   More deals are constructed at the 19th hole than in any board room.   She has reported that she now shoots in the 90s and has played in multiple business related outings.  



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

I'm not sure how to determine "best course".  I've played so many beautiful courses, famous courses, and fun courses.  Not many fall into all of those categories, and I have difficulty selecting only one.  However, top 4:

 

1.  Bandon Dunes - Oregon       $100 + caddie

2,  Caledonia Golf and Fish Club - S.C.   $ Hard to say; $1100 stay and play; 10 courses in 6 days.

3.  Kapalua -Plantation Course - Maui     $175

4.  Gamble Sands - Washington   $100 not including lodging which is necessary.

 

EDIT:  OK, I have to add another one.  

 

River Islands -  east of Knoxville, TN  $50

On my many travels back to Tennessee, it is the only out-and-back course I have ever played.  Nice course, out in the middle of nowhere.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

I'm not sure how to determine "best course".  I've played so many beautiful courses, famous courses, and fun courses.  Not many fall into all of those categories, and I have difficulty selecting only one. 

I agree completely, I've played a bunch of great places too, and its impossible to really define "best".  I ended up picking the one course I'd most like to play again, the one where I had the most fun.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:05 PM

For the scenery alone I’ll have to go with Poipu Bay on Kauai island in Hawaii. I got to play there with my wife on our honeymoon 11 years ago. Still have a ton of bucket list courses I haven’t gotten to visit yet though.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:01 PM

Pinehurst #2: $150 plus caddie.

Dormie club: $50
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#10 DaveP043

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:06 PM

Pinehurst #2: $150 plus caddie.

Dormie club: $50

Wow, great prices in both cases!  And great courses too.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:41 PM

Boy this a tough one.

Honestly as I think about it now; some of the best courses I've played were not the most expensive which many times people seem to equate to the best. When I think of the best I tend to think of the ones I enjoyed most. This doesn't mean shooting the best scores either. Courses I'd play everyday if I had the chance. Interesting courses, great condition, score-able, fair designs, great greens, etc.

 

For example the Bandon Dunes courses. I enjoyed Pacific Dunes the most of their rotation. The Bandon courses were also the most expensive. Especially when you factor in caddy's. However, I don't think I'd enjoy playing there on a weekly basis. Our green fees were like $250+caddy. (Kenny can you get me the preferred rate next time?) Bandon definitely a fantastic golf experience and I might go again sometime. Highly recommended.

 

Here's two other courses I've enjoyed and would play over and over.... 

 

Pine Needles in Southern Pines/Pinehurst area.

$115-125 green fees. Very playable course and interesting in a lot of ways to me. Great condition and fantastic greens. Very fair design. Could play this course day in and day out.

Judge course - Robt. Trent Jones Trail - Capitol Hill  (actually enjoyed all three courses)

$65-75 green fee. Super condition tee to green. Fun layout and great greens. Interesting holes/routing.

 

Me and my group are sort of done with the $200-250+ green fee courses. Although we still want to get up to Kohler and give those a run.

 

This next spring me and the boys are considering Caledonia and True Blue + one or two others in the area.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

Arcadia Bluffs, Frankfort, MI. Don’t know if I’ve ever paid the full freight, but believe it was $140 the first time I ever played there. Looks like 2018 Summer rate will be $195. They’re opening up a South Course; can’t wait to play that as well!IMG_0581.JPG


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:55 PM

For the scenery alone I’ll have to go with Poipu Bay on Kauai island in Hawaii. I got to play there with my wife on our honeymoon 11 years ago. Still have a ton of bucket list courses I haven’t gotten to visit yet though.

I was lucky and attended a convention on Hawaii a couple years ago. Beautiful, if not necessarily “good” courses at Waikoloa Resort, but did play Hapuna, which is on high ground above the ocean. Beautiful, and a good track.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

I was lucky and attended a convention on Hawaii a couple years ago. Beautiful, if not necessarily “good” courses at Waikoloa Resort, but did play Hapuna, which is on high ground above the ocean. Beautiful, and a good track.


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I played Hapuna as well. The Big Island isn't nearly as beautiful as Kauai but the course was in great shape and fun to play. Arnold Palmer design if I recall correctly. 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

Arcadia Bluffs, Frankfort, MI. Don’t know if I’ve ever paid the full freight, but believe it was $140 the first time I ever played there. Looks like 2018 Summer rate will be $195. They’re opening up a South Course; can’t wait to play that as well!attachicon.gifIMG_0581.JPG


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That looks like it could be a ski slalom course in winter! 


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