Looks incredible for $19
Backwards replica of 17 at Sawgrass? Provocative.
Enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me tag along. Will have to get up to Missoula at some point.
Played Grand Cypress (Links/New) today in the Orlando area, which is apparently Jack Nicklaus’ homage to the Old Course at St. Andrews. Not sure if it’s actually called the Links Course or the New Course, as the banding varies. It was pretty fun, but not very picturesque (as you can probably imagine if you plopped a links-style course in the middle of Orlando). They are building a hilariously gaudy hotel behind #1 tee and #18 green, which ironically is supposed to be very similar to #1/#18 at TOC. Definitely not worth the rate, but enjoyed myself.
This is #1 & #18:
And here are some of my pictures:
I didn’t “play” per se but did loop yesterday out at Harding Park for @brett in the first round of the SF City Amateur.
We were 4 down after 5 holes, then won 5 holes in a row (!!) to go 1 up after 11. Couldn’t quite hold the lead and eventually lost 2 dn. A crazy match that was fun to be a part of. Proud of Brett for grinding and fighting. Thought we had em.
Shoutout to @Shane for wrapping up his morning round at Olympic Club and delivering a burger dog to the caddy on the 4th hole. He was a great spectator and supporter all day.
We also ran into @ndimaio1 as he was getting ready to launch ‘em with some buddies. Fun day in SF.
Just got back from 4 days 7 rounds at Bandon. Started with The Preserve/ Sheep Ranch, Bandon Trails/ Pacific Dunes, Old MacDonald/ Bandon Dunes, Bandon Dunes. We showed up in hard rain that settled down for a nice range session and some fun around the Punch bowl. First morning had a drizzle that went away and the sky cleared for the rest of the trip. Brought my son as a graduation trip and just to share my favorite place in the world. With the exception of Sheep Ranch and Old Mac greens, the courses played great. Can’t wait for 2024.
Park Mammoth in Park City, KY. What a gem of a course. Looking forward to the events we have planned there with our refuge
It was sweet! Plays 90* to the right of sawgrass, so instead of the bunker being front right it’s front left. But was just blown away with how cool of a course that was
It used to be called the New Course - seems like Grand Cypress has done some work as there used to also be three nine hole courses but there’s now another 18 hole course being created (or combining some of the nines? Dunno.) They are rebranding the New Course as the Links Course so that makes sense that both brands show up as they transition.
I went to that resort like four or five times and the burn that runs through the New Course was nicknamed the “Every Damn Time” Burn since it was so damn easy for a golf ball to find it’s way into it. I hadn’t been to Scotland when I’d played it, and hope to get back there to appreciate some of the “homages” Jack made there.
Munis in St. George, where $28 will get you insane canyon cape holes and penal pot bunkers…and all with quite the view.
Played Bucknell Golf Club at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. I didn’t get many great pics but this is what i got. Really enjoyed the course, Tips out at 6200yds. Great clubhouse. The college campus is beatiful in a great PA mountain setting. Downtown Lewisburg was very nice lots of shops and a few watering holes.
Correct, the East 9 is basically gone save a hole or two (I think), and the North and South 9s have had renovations and other changes made to accommodate new housing and vacation units.
So the North and South (with renovations/changes) comprise the “Florida” course? Those are the two that flank the lake that heads back to the clubhouse, I believe. One of those had one of the hardest holes that doglegged around a different pond/lake with a green tucked towards the water that sloped top to bottom. In all the times I played there, I never figured out how one was supposed to hold an approach shot into it…
Yeah, a couple of the par-5s on the North/South courses had crazy green complexes.
There may be a couple “new” holes for the Florida course, but my understanding is that it’s mainly a new composite of East/South/North holes in a new 18 hole routing.
Delighted to have been the guest of @TB3Golf at Sara Bay during a quick weekend on the Gulf Coast.
A pleasant walk in lovely weather punctuated by some spectacular ejections on the classic Ross greens.
They are some of the best Ross greens clad in Bermuda that I’ve ever played.
Photo for the plane-spotters
Made a quick trip up to Edinburgh for a long weekend and was lucky enough to get a single tee time at North Berwick. Got lucky with the weather as there was only a little rain and basically no wind. I’m sure it playing firm and fast with wind during the Summer would be a completely different course. Birdie on 18 was a perfect end to a fun round.
Played Old Memorial today. Fun round with perfect weather. I’ve never been in so many bunkers during a single round. Also one of the coolest locker rooms I’ve been in.
If the water pressure was better, it would be hard to beat