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We'd like to expand the MyGolfSpy Experiences section in 2020. For this we, we visited St. Andrews and Streamsong, and would like to do more next year. 

What experiences/destinations/courses/resorts would you like to see us review for you? 

 

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1. Bandon Dunes

2. (see #1)

3. RTJ golf trail

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...editing...

4. South Carolina - myrtle beach, kiawah, palmetto dunes, harbor town

5. Nevada/Vegas

6. Palm Springs

<will be back again>

 

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I like his answer /\/\/\

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What if you guys did a traveling series and hit the top Public and/or Private courses in each state? Might be fun to see the state pride of members come out in the comments section! 

 

Plus, after each 10 course grouping, you guys could rerank all the courses to see who is tops!

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Bandon, especially with the opening of the new course this year.

Nebraska golf:  Sand Hills, Prairie Club, Iron Horse.  

Sand Valley.  

 

 

 

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Love all these ideas - keep 'em coming! 

Has anyone ever played in the Canadian Rockies? I hear Banff is supposed to be spectacular...

Other ideas I've had include South Africa and Portugal...and seeing how they could be done on a budget without sleeping in the car.

 

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Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
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Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

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Well, since you axed us...

I could care less about any of the so called Bucket-List courses. Been there - done with that.

Like a comment above I'd be interested in so called Hidden-Gem type courses. There are way more of these types of courses that fly under the radar. And... in my own personal experience a lot of the so called bucket list courses are just over priced. Nice? Yes. Over-rated? Absolutely. So there ya go...

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Sounds like Golf Advisor Getaways with Matt Ginella.  Are you taking a film crew?

I like the @PlaidJacket suggestion.  I like seeing the fancy bucket list courses, but I'm not likely to play them.  I'm certain I won't be traveling to St. Andrews or Streamsong.  Most MyGolfSpy members have a Hidden Gem course or two in their area, or some they know about, that can be played for under $100.  Any package deals?  I would love a list like that with MGS comments.

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Can you guys swing Augusta?

For real though, how bout Cabot Cliffs? That place looks majestic.

Or the Prairie Club as alfriday01 said.

Maybe Crystal Downs in Michigan (if you get this please invite me).... please? 🥺

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Firestone South? 🤣

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

For real though, how bout Cabot Cliffs? That place looks majestic.

I second the Cabot courses.  That's on my bucket list and me and my brother almost went last year.

And since everyone is talking about hidden gems, come on down and check out Kinderlou Forest down here in Valdosta.  Best course you've never heard of or never played, that the folks at the major publications are too snooty to even consider.  It's reasonable too, as even if you just walked up to play on your own on the weekend it's $75.  But the guest fee during the week is $45.  It's a steal of a deal and I love it.

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16 hours ago, alfriday101 said:

Nebraska golf:  Sand Hills, Prairie Club, Iron Horse.  

Sand Valley.  

Was going to mention those also; particular Sand Hills.

 


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16 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

Well, since you axed us...

I could care less about any of the so called Bucket-List courses. Been there - done with that.

Like a comment above I'd be interested in so called Hidden-Gem type courses. There are way more of these types of courses that fly under the radar. And... in my own personal experience a lot of the so called bucket list courses are just over priced. Nice? Yes. Over-rated? Absolutely. So there ya go...

Second all that!

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
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Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
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Callaway Big Bertha CF19 6i (Recoil ZTR) / Apex CF16 7i-PW (Recoil ES 760)
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Sand Hills

Bandon Dunes

Cabot Cliffs

Cape Kidnappers (I know unlikely but would make for some breathtaking photos)

Always curious about other great courses in the midwest/northeast besides some of the obvious ones.

French Lick courses to find out if the travel is truly worth it.

 


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Northern Michigan courses would appeal to me, but that's purely selfish based on my location. Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Downs, Greywalls, The Loop, or Drummond Island if you need ideas.

I have heard that Wisconsin has some must visit courses like Lawsonia or Mammoth Dunes. Not sure if those meet the criteria, but the photos look awesome of those places.

Bandon would be excellent as it seems that it is becoming a must visit from multiple sources. 

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44 minutes ago, palvord said:

Bandon would be excellent as it seems that it is becoming a must visit from multiple sources. 

Disney World for golfers.

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Some good stuff already listed, such as Bandon.

I would also add the Top of the Rock--I think that's what it's called. It's the resort in the Branson, MO area I think created and owned by the Billionaire who I believe started Bass Pro Shops.   If I have any of that wrong, someone please correct me.   

But this picture alone almost had me booking a trip site unseen.

 

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Given where you went this year. My guess is a trip over the pond and a place in US and throw in another to expand.Based on St

Andrews was first...Ireland will be next. What part? The SW is standard so that's my call. The N is a tad better though. 

At least the Sheep Ranch is opening so that creates an overture that you are being slightly creative by going to Bandon. Bandon is a

must sooner than later. 

As a one more place. Cedar Lodge. If you get there soon enough you might be able to be toward the in timing vs after the fact. 

For a slightly off beaten track, Sweetens Cove is a great option. But it's just 9 holes, but crazy good. 

Sand Valley is a must sooner than later. 

If you really want to one up most of the competition...Go to England. They are so bad at promoting themselves and yet have the best

golf in all of the UK. Or at least equivalent to Scotland. A great hidden gem trip could be to Liverpool area with about 12 excellent

courses within 20 miles.  Another great hidden gem trip could be the SW of England. There are about 7 courses down that way which

are quite nice. That's a trip that requires an expert driver. The roads are quite scary. 

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On 12/17/2019 at 1:38 PM, GolfSpy Barbajo said:

Love all these ideas - keep 'em coming! 

Has anyone ever played in the Canadian Rockies? I hear Banff is supposed to be spectacular...

Other ideas I've had include South Africa and Portugal...and seeing how they could be done on a budget without sleeping in the car.

 

I have and Banff and Jasper are two unbelievable courses. I would also say look at the BC Invermere/Panorama area. Grey Wolf, Eagle Ranch and Copper Point are outstanding


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If you're wanting an overseas trip, how about Royal Melbourne, where the Presidents Cup was just played. Or stick to Sydney and play Royal Sydney or The Australian or New South Wales or The Lakes...I'll caddie/ tourist guide!!

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