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Favorite Style of Course

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Question: Subject says it all.  Tell us which style of course floats your boat.
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Favorite Style of Course
« on: January 23, 2007, 06:20:57 PM »

I've played some great courses in all four categories.  I have to go with links though.  I truly believe that's the way God intended us to play the game we love.  It doesn't hurt that some of the links courses I've played are among the best regarded tracks in the world.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 06:32:25 PM »

I voted links.. We have a few of them down this way, but then I wasn't sure how you'd describe a 'classic' course like, say, Royal Melbourne.  Not really 'parkland' or 'mountain'. 

Just about everything in the 'sandbelt' here is in many ways similar to Royal Melbourne...
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 06:39:17 PM »

I agree. I have not played links in Scotland or UK I have played Pacific and Bandon Dunes. It was awesome.

I tend to enjoy the "links" style courses in MN as well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 06:39:30 PM »

I voted links.. We have a few of them down this way, but then I wasn't sure how you'd describe a 'classic' course like, say, Royal Melbourne.  Not really 'parkland' or 'mountain'. 

Just about everything in the 'sandbelt' here is in many ways similar to Royal Melbourne...

I thought about that but couldn't come up with a term.  Maybe 'classic' should be added.  Of course, that could be an adjective in front of the other four. 

Based on the bits I've seen on TV I'd say Royal Melbourne is links inspired on non-links land.   Don't Know

BTW, it's on my top five list of courses to play in my lifetime.   Cool
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 06:41:37 PM »

I agree. I have not played links in Scotland or UK I have played Pacific and Bandon Dunes. It was awesome.

Pacific Dunes is one of my two favorite courses.  The other is the European Club.  I've played a few others that are top 100 in the world but those two stand apart.

I'm playing Pebble Beach in July.  We'll see if that budges one of the other two.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 07:02:03 PM »

I voted links.. We have a few of them down this way, but then I wasn't sure how you'd describe a 'classic' course like, say, Royal Melbourne.  Not really 'parkland' or 'mountain'. 

Just about everything in the 'sandbelt' here is in many ways similar to Royal Melbourne...

I thought about that but couldn't come up with a term.  Maybe 'classic' should be added.  Of course, that could be an adjective in front of the other four. 

Based on the bits I've seen on TV I'd say Royal Melbourne is links inspired on non-links land.   Don't Know

BTW, it's on my top five list of courses to play in my lifetime.   Cool


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Although I guess I've been somewhat spoilt having been able to play it many many times...

Not a long course by any stretch of the imagination... but difficult all the same... Grin
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 07:24:41 PM »

Parkland treelined is the norm here in the PacNW so the links style courses tend to be lacking. 
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007, 07:59:31 PM »

Tough call between mountain and links, I like both, but since my favorite courses locally are mountain courses, that's what I chose.
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 08:07:03 PM »

You forgot one style: "putt-putt".
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 08:09:23 PM »

You forgot one style: "putt-putt".
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 08:25:44 PM »

Being the traditionalist that I am I chose Links, but one of my favorite courses in WA. is a combo, 9 holes desert, 9 holes Lakes, and it's mostly all in a desert setting.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2007, 05:22:12 AM »

I've never played an actual links, only cheap imitations. I do think linksland is the ideal site for golf, and links courses demand the most imagination and shot making.

That said, I've been lucky enough to play Pine Valley, and like Royal Melbourne it would be hard to call it parkland golf. Also like Royal Melbourne, it is arguably as good as any course on the planet.
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2007, 12:48:12 PM »

we have a course thats  9 holes  treelined and 9 holes links-ish 

its great fun


i like mountainy courses though,  with imposing dropoffs/uphills,  good use of hills to creat doglegs (instead of treelines)  etc.

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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2007, 01:30:22 PM »

we have a course thats  9 holes  treelined and 9 holes links-ish 

its great fun
What course is that?
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Re: Favorite Style of Course
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007, 01:39:30 PM »

we have a course thats  9 holes  treelined and 9 holes links-ish 

its great fun
What course is that?

http://www.birdsfoot.com/
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