Courses you want to knock out in 2018


#164

Pretty cool to play it in U.S. Open conditions then…


#165

Favorite courses I have played so far this year ranked in order of most enjoyable.

Mammoth Dunes - the scale, the condition for only being fully open for a month, caddie, resort vibes. Just an incredible experience. Plus being even through the first 8 with two birdies further amped this…we won’t talk about what happened on #9.
The Ocean Course - got to play this one with my dad and brother. Expensive but I would say worth it to play once. Wind was no joke and purest rolling greens I have played.
Sand Valley - probably favorite from an architectural standpoint, but it was our second 18 in 110 heat index weather with 20 mph winds. Shot a 93 and it felt like a 73.
Arcadia Bluffs - amazing scenery and iconic holes. A bit tricked out and greens were so firm that it felt impossible to stop the ball at times. Round also took 5+ hours.
Lawonsia Links - awesome golden age architecture and the green complexes were outrageously excellent. Can’t wait to play here again.


#166

Bethpage Black I’m going to a wedding in Sept and will take the train out there the next morning… any NY NLU fans are welcome to join me (09/23).

Anything around Pinehurst My in-laws bought a condo in Charlotte to be near my 1 month old neice… Need to make some day trips when we visit.

Sweetens Cove Hey, it’s only 5.5-6 hours in the other direction from Charlotte…

Pebble Beach

Northwoods

TPC Harding Park


#168

Heading out to Northern California for work next week and knocking out Pebble and Pasatiempo next Thursday. Second time playing Pebble but first at Pasatiempo. Also have Pinehurst #2 under the belt this year, and looking into a Kohler trip to check off Whistling Straits in September.


#169

Skip Kohler and head to Sand Valley. Hit Lawsonia on your way there or way back.


#170

I’d really like to tee it at Pine Valley or Wannamoosett this summer.


#171

Eastern Canada swing

Cabot Links NS (CB)
Cabot Cliffs NS (CB)
Highlands links NS (CB)
Humber Valley NL
Mill River PEI


#172

Just booked my tickets to Sand Valley/Mammoth Dunes.


#173

Done so far in 2018:
LuLu CC - Ross in Philly - Public now go play
JC Melrose - Mackenzie/Maxwell in Philly - Public now please go play both
Sweetens Cove - Best 9 hole course I’ve ever played. That includes playing Whitinsville in Mass last fall. Sweetens might be too good.
Sewanne - Gil Hanse Resto
Black Creek - Brian Silva - Place is SO pure.

Upcoming 2018:
Bethpage Black
Belmont - Tilly in VA
Pinehurst #2, #4, Cradle
Bulle Rock - Dye in MD
Independence GC - Fazio in VA


#174

Thinking the same thing - early week golfing, then a couple days at The Open


#175

Just locked in a tee time for Erin Hills in September as well.


#176

Just knocked out Moraine CC this weekend. @thefriedegg and ZB were right. The place is special. I played with a friend who used to compete in high school tournaments there before their redesign. He was blown away by how they opened the land.


#177

Couple more from my round.


#178

Every photo of this place speaks to me. I hope to get on someday. Thanks for posting.


#179

Moraine is so pure, I really hope to get that chance.


#180

Moraine really is special. How they use the land is something else. I was very lucky to get out there (no pull there, unfortunately, or I’d for sure share access to the place. It’s a national treasure.).


#181

Been a productive year so far. Played some great courses and some that aren’t the best. But I’ve had fun. Still hoping for a few more though.

So far for new courses I’ve played,

  1. Arizona - Grayhawk (Talon), Southern Dunes, Troon North (Monument & Pinnacle), We-Ko-Pa (Cholla & Saguaro)
  2. California - Lake Merced, San Francisco
  3. Maryland - Bulle Rock, Baltimore (Five Farms East)
  4. Massachusetts - Old Sandwich
  5. Mississippi - Mossy Oak, Old Waverly
  6. Pennsylvania - Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock)
  7. Tennessee - TPC Southwind
  8. Virginia - Kingsmill (River), Homestead (Cascades)

There’s been a lot of variety there. Best of that bunch has been SFGC and Old Sandwich for sure.


#183

How’d you get on Olde Sandwich and do they want to take me out for a round?


#184

anxiously waiting your Southwind review


#185

Can’t tell if this is sarcasm :joy: