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icegator337
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What makes a golf course great?
Other than condition obviously. What aspects make a golf course great in your opinion? Scenery, style (links, parkland, desert), playability, green complexes?

Long and narrow off the tee or more open with options available?

For those of you that follow golf course architects, which ones do you consider the best and what qualities make you think they're the best?


Rusty Scroggins
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Member since Feb 2019
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re: What makes a golf course great?
Long, narrow, long rough, penal, and unplayable, specifically designed by Rees Jones. Anything that doesn't manufacture high scores and is miserable to play sucks
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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2013
1963 posts

re: What makes a golf course great?
don't troll baw, you've hated enough in the other thread. I want to know what are the qualities you're looking for that makes a course truly great


Dawgsontop34
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re: What makes a golf course great?
Width & angles for life


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Rusty Scroggins
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re: What makes a golf course great?
A few characteristics are options off the tee, true "risk/reward." one side of the fairway provides a good look at the flag whereas the other side brings in a bad angle to the green. This let's more people hit the fairway, but allows for a great recovery shot or a bad score depending on aggression of the player.

Things like centerline bunkers that can influence the player mentally to take a certain line

Good green complexes.

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For those of you that follow golf course architects, which ones do you consider the best


Mackenzie, Maxwell, Raynor, Tillinghast, Maxwell, Macdonald, Ross, Coore Crenshaw, Doak, among others.

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what qualities make you think they're the best?


Everything described above and not moving a shite ton of land to build neighborhoods around the courses

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Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
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re: What makes a golf course great?
having never played any courses outside of southern LA and only seeing pictures online, I would say scenery.


Dawgsontop34
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26288 posts

re: What makes a golf course great?
Scenery is great, but you also need great golf course design to go along with that.

Torrey Pines could be an absolutely fantastic course, but they butchered the design. I don’t think it could be as good as Pebble, but it could at least be close.


ell_13
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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Mackenzie, Maxwell, Raynor, Tillinghast, Maxwell, Macdonald, Ross, Coore Crenshaw, Doak
You must really like Maxwell.

Where's Dye?


Rusty Scroggins
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Member since Feb 2019
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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I don’t think it could be as good as Pebble


Only 7000 yards therefore it sucks and -25 will win the US Open this year
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Rusty Scroggins
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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Where's Dye?


Some of his stuff is OK, but none of it is great.

And he should be disqualified from the conversation on TPC of Louisiana alone
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ell_13
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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-25 will win the US Open this year
How do you think the US Open makes their courses difficult? God damn, you are dumb.


CoachChappy
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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Only 7000 yards therefore it sucks and -25 will win the US Open this year


Congrats on being a retard and derailing 2 threads


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Rusty Scroggins
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Member since Feb 2019
197 posts

re: What makes a golf course great?
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How do you think the US Open makes their courses difficult?


Wind, uneven lies, and hard small greens that where you are in the fairway from matters?


TheMailman
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re: What makes a golf course great?
A Seth Raynor design.


ell_13
USA Fan
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62053 posts

re: What makes a golf course great?
You think Pebble normally plays hard don't you?


Rusty Scroggins
UC Irvine Fan
Member since Feb 2019
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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You think Pebble normally plays hard don't you?


Not particularly hard, especially when it's soft.

Hard /= good either way though.

Torrey is hard, Torrey also sucks.

Long hard golf courses can be very good. Example A Bethpage.


icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2013
1963 posts

re: What makes a golf course great?
I agree with a lot of what you've said about design and layout but...
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Long hard golf courses can be very good. Example A Bethpage.

you do know who did the redesign?


Rusty Scroggins
UC Irvine Fan
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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you do know who did the redesign?


Yes and it's worse than it was, but it's still good. A broken clock is right twice a day.


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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
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re: What makes a golf course great?
I took a trip to Streamsong somewhat recently and it's got much of what you've described. I really enjoyed the red and blue courses, didn't get to play the black.


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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
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re: What makes a golf course great?
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TheMailman

go frick yourself on the ladies tees


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