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Being home due to a work injury, Ive been crazy bored since Im basically unable to due much. Buddies have been good getting me out,but still tons of time to think about how to freshen up the golf game. 

Something thats been on my mind the last year is taking on playing all the public courses in the state of Oregon. We have right around 196 courses with about 40 of those being listed as private according to the OGA website. Not point on accurate as some take public play or are listed wrong.  I've played a few of the private clubs and will knock them off when the offer or tourny comes up, but a few of them are tough to get on and the members aren't exactly my circle of friends.

Living within 1.5 hours of over half the public courses, I see this as very doable within 2-3 years. I guess it all depends on how hard I want to get at it. When I checked off the courses I've played here in Oregon, I'm finding I've played about 30 courses. Hmm.fir some I reason I thought it was more. It really is as we've lost a few courses over the years. 

Anybody else tried to take this on in your state or are in the process of checking  them off? 

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That's not doable for, but I'd love the challenge. In Ohio, where I live, there are roughly 100 public courses within an hour of my home alone. I put that list together a few years back. I'm just try

I have 300 courses in Tennessee. I live on the NE side of the state and its 8 hours to the west side.  I dont think I could get it done. I have played 150 courses to date but they are all over the US.

Am I the only one that has done this?  C'mon gang, get to it!  Stop making excuses.  It's easy to do.  haha I only say this because I live in Delaware (geography lesson...we are the second smallest st

I don't think that's doable for me.  We have 241 courses (might have missed a couple) and they are much more spread out over Washington than your courses in Oregon, including some on islands that you have to get to by ferry.  

Not many courses in Oregon east of Bend area.  But if you decide to make the trip east along I-84, let me know.  I will join you for the courses in Umatilla, Hermiston, and Pendleton; less than an hour drive from me.  I might also go to Union and play Buffalo Peak; I've always wanted to play there but it's very isolated.

I might also entertain a trip to Silvies Ranch Golf Club where you can have a Goat for a caddie!!!  🤣

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14 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I don't think that's doable for me.  We have 241 courses (might have missed a couple) and they are much more spread out over Washington than your courses in Oregon, including some on islands that you have to get to by ferry.  

Not many courses in Oregon east of Bend area.  But if you decide to make the trip east along I-84, let me know.  I will join you for the courses in Umatilla, Hermiston, and Pendleton; less than an hour drive from me.  I might also go to Union and play Buffalo Peak; I've always wanted to play there but it's very isolated.

I might also entertain a trip to Silvies Ranch Golf Club where you can have a Goat for a caddie!!!  🤣

Im off June 19th thru July 4 and plan to either start in The Dalles and end up in Ontario  or Ontario first to have shorter drive home. . Ive spoke to LaGrande CC and they allow public play. Or I might knock out some inland in EO. 

Im kind of waiting to see if you NW guys get get a place and date for this years event as I might join that if it works out. 

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I have 300 courses in Tennessee. I live on the NE side of the state and its 8 hours to the west side.  I dont think I could get it done. I have played 150 courses to date but they are all over the US. I've only played 21 in Tennessee.  Now if I lived in Rhode Island, I could get it done!

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Im off June 19th thru July 4 and plan to either start in The Dalles and end up in Ontario  or Ontario first to have shorter drive home. . Ive spoke to LaGrande CC and they allow public play. Or I might knock out some inland in EO. 

Im kind of waiting to see if you NW guys get get a place and date for this years event as I might join that if it works out. 

@Thin2win, @fixyurdivot and I have decided to have an outing in Bend about same time as last year, so end of June.  Rather than go through the hassle of seeing where/when people can play, we thought we would just pick a date and invite people to join us.  I don't think we need to get the word out this early because people's plans change in the next few months.  We haven't finalized the date yet, but it will be coming soon.  Glad it might work out for you!

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That's not doable for, but I'd love the challenge. In Ohio, where I live, there are roughly 100 public courses within an hour of my home alone. I put that list together a few years back. I'm just trying to play all those.

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Am I the only one that has done this?  C'mon gang, get to it!  Stop making excuses.  It's easy to do.  haha I only say this because I live in Delaware (geography lesson...we are the second smallest state).  We have less than 50 courses in the state and it only takes and hour and a half to drive from the northern most part of DE to the Southern most part. 

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In PA which is way way bigger than people realize it would be one hell of a task. I'm originally from MA and that would be far more doable.
Could certainly be a fun journey.

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Looks like there is about 160 in MD but I know of a large number that are private so it would be next to impossible to get on them all. As for public courses I feel like itd be doable but would probably take a few years.

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I could try to do DE since being on the eastern shore I am closer to all parts in DE than a lot of MD.  I'll have to find a DE list and see how many I can already check off.

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2 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

 Now if I lived in Rhode Island, I could get it done!

I live in /near RI. 54 courses listed in the course/slope rating database. I've played 38. One of them is a childrens golf course. So that's a no. A handful of par 3s and 9 holes I haven't yet played either. And then there's a few ultra exclusives on the list, one of them being The Misquamicut Club and the other RI CC. I've had many opportunities to play RICC but every time I have tried, I get called away for work. (My brother used to caddy there).  

But I should go out to play those 3's and 9's to make it complete. 🙂

In MA, it's going to be much harder due to places like The Country Club, Old Sandwich, Kittansett, and Myopia. *sigh*

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I live in /near RI. 54 courses listed in the course/slope rating database. I've played 38. One of them is a childrens golf course. So that's a no. A handful of par 3s and 9 holes I haven't yet played either. And then there's a few ultra exclusives on the list, one of them being The Misquamicut Club and the other RI CC. I've had many opportunities to play RICC but every time I have tried, I get called away for work. (My brother used to caddy there).  

But I should go out to play those 3's and 9's to make it complete. 🙂

In MA, it's going to be much harder due to places like The Country Club, Old Sandwich, Kittansett, and Myopia. *sigh*

I moved to TN from the New London area of CT. I played a few RI courses. Foster CC, Boulder Hills, Meadow Brook, Richmond CC, Far Oaks, and the Winnapaug CC.  

The first time I ever had 5 birdies in a round was at Richmond CC. 

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There are 967 courses in Texas and over 500 are public. I guess I could try to play all the public courses in the Houston Area


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There are 967 courses in Texas and over 500 are public. I guess I could try to play all the public courses in the Houston Area


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Dammmmm, 500 public courses.  Thats a ton! 

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ha ha. thats probably close to what I have here in Oregon. 

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11 hours ago, pulledabill said:

Being home due to a work injury, Ive been crazy bored since Im basically unable to due much. Buddies have been good getting me out,but still tons of time to think about how to freshen up the golf game. 

Something thats been on my mind the last year is taking on playing all the public courses in the state of Oregon. We have right around 196 courses with about 40 of those being listed as private according to the OGA website. Not point on accurate as some take public play or are listed wrong.  I've played a few of the private clubs and will knock them off when the offer or tourny comes up, but a few of them are tough to get on and the members aren't exactly my circle of friends.

Living within 1.5 hours of over half the public courses, I see this as very doable within 2-3 years. I guess it all depends on how hard I want to get at it. When I checked off the courses I've played here in Oregon, I'm finding I've played about 30 courses. Hmm.fir some I reason I thought it was more. It really is as we've lost a few courses over the years. 

Anybody else tried to take this on in your state or are in the process of checking  them off? 

If you want to play Rogue Valley Country Club while in the area, give me a shout and we can go play.  The club doesn't typically allow public play (although I do believe they make exceptions for club pros), but they do allow guests to play with a member.  

 

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On 1/18/2021 at 3:31 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I moved to TN from the New London area of CT. I played a few RI courses. Foster CC, Boulder Hills, Meadow Brook, Richmond CC, Far Oaks, and the Winnapaug CC.  

The first time I ever had 5 birdies in a round was at Richmond CC. 

Playing shenny on Saturday. It's supposed to be 32*. 🙂

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920+ total in CA. 800ish miles from north to south. Even if only half are public it would take a lifetime to accomplish. 

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We have well over 500 public courses in Florida - I live in the western middle part of the state. I’m able to access anything on the East Coast in less than 4hours but the Panhandle is farther away than that.

It’s just too much to handle I think - I’ve played all of them in Rhode Island. 2 I think :)


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We have well over 500 public courses in Florida - I live in the western middle part of the state. I’m able to access anything on the East Coast in less than 4hours but the Panhandle is farther away than that.

It’s just too much to handle I think - I’ve played all of them in Rhode Island. 2 I think :)


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