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How many courses have you played?

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TwoTacos totally stole my thunder over in the Golf Talk forum by asking folks to list the courses they've played. You can look over there as I listed the 165 or so courses that I've played and documented, but my question is a bit more generic and is posted in Playgrounds where it should be!

So let me have it, how many do you have under your belt? I have seen a few folks with 300+, maybe even in this forum, not sure.

I'd like to hear the following from anyone who cares to post:

1. How many courses have you played? Obviously this can be an estimate if you're not as anal as I am and keep track of this stuff.
2. How many states/countries does that cover?
3. Do you collect anything from each course you visit?

For me,
1. I've played about 165 courses, but a few I played as kid have been forgotten and not documented.
2. That covers 18 states and 3 countries (US, Scotland, Holland).
3. I get a logo ball from each course and display in my office. But I only display IF it's a course I played. No buying a ball from The Masters and then displaying it (at least not until I get invited to play Augusta! ). Also, I try to keep all of my scorecards, particularly the first time I play a course. For some of the all-time great courses, I'll get a flag as well and have it framed.
post #2 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

I've played.....carry the 2.....divide......pi.....square root.........three.
The Battleground at Deer Park - Deer Park, TX.
Pasadena Municipal - Pasadena, TX.
Glen Brook - Houston, TX.
post #3 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

1) 30 courses
2) that includes 6 states (MA NH NY GA FLA UT)
3) No i don't, but i should... hmmm.
post #4 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

Originally Posted by iWALK18 View Post
1) 30 courses
2) that includes 6 states (MA NH NY GA FLA UT)
3) No i don't, but i should... hmmm.

Where did you play in UT?

We've got some pretty cool courses here. Nothing too insane but fairly cheap for how nice some of them are.


I think ive played about 20-25 or so. Mostly every course i can think of in Utah. And a few in Nevada. All three of the big ones in Mesquite. One of these days i want to make it up to Coeur d'Alene, ID.

I liked that idea of getting a logo ball from all the courses. I dont think ill do that with every one but all the cool ones i want to. It will give me something to display in my office.
post #5 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

Alot already,mainly when I was still in the Philippines..Here in the states a few public courses including Pacific Palms(used to be a chef there too) and where I work now..
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
Where did you play in UT?

We've got some pretty cool courses here. Nothing too insane but fairly cheap for how nice some of them are.


I think ive played about 20-25 or so. Mostly every course i can think of in Utah. And a few in Nevada. All three of the big ones in Mesquite. One of these days i want to make it up to Coeur d'Alene, ID.

I liked that idea of getting a logo ball from all the courses. I dont think ill do that with every one but all the cool ones i want to. It will give me something to display in my office.
Homestead, Wasatch (mountain course), Soldier Hollow, and Talon's Cove. I think my avatar pic was actually taken at homestead.

This is soldier Hollow:

I really loved playing out there. Courses were beautiful, great views while you played. Inexpensive green's fees, crowds were low, conditions were good, and adding 20% distance to all my shots was cool!
post #7 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

countless courses, no way could i put a number on 'em.

i buy yardage books for most of the really good or big-name tracks and keep those in my home office. will definitely buy flags from the courses when i have a basement or bar-room or home gym, but it would definitely take over my townhouse.

when i first started playing some pretty decent name tracks I'd get bag tags, but then they clanged around so much so i just picked the two really different looking ones (whistling straits - just the head of neptune and bandon's puffin head) and put a few more on a side ring, but most are at home now and off the bag. picked up a towel from pebble and whistling straits as well.

still trying to play in all 50 states; currently have 30 down (6 to go east of the mississippi), including 25% of the courses in Alaska (aight, so there's 12 tracks in AK and i've played four).
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I've been lucky to have played by my reckoning 205 courses. This thread got me wondering so I tried to work it out. The list below has got to be pretty close, I think I may have missed a few as I know of a few that are missing due to having closed many years ago. The list is broken down by state.
Code:
Australian Capital Territory
Capital Golf Club 
Federal Golf Club 
Royal Canberra Golf Club 

New South Wales
Antill Park Golf Club 
Ashlar Golf Club 
Asquith Golf Club 
Avalon Public Golf Course 
Avondale Golf Club 
Balgowlah Golf Club 
Bankstown Golf Club 
Bardwell Valley Golf Club 
Barnwell Park Golf Club 
Bathurst Golf Club 
Bayview Golf Club 
Belmont Golf Club 
Beverley Park Golf Club 
Bexley Golf Club 
Blackheath Golf Club 
Bondi Golf Club 
Bonnie Doon Golf Club 
Bonville International Golf Resort 
Botany Golf Club 
Bowral Country Golf Club 
Bowraville Golf Club 
Cabramatta Golf Club 
Callala RSL Country Club 
Camden Golf Club 
Cammeray Golf Club 
Campbelltown Golf Club 
Canterbury Public Golf Course 
Carnarvon Golf Club 
Castle Hill Golf Club 
Castlecove Country Club 
Catalina Country Club 
Chatswood Golf Club 
Cobram-Barooga Golf Club 
Cobram-Barooga Golf Club (West) 
Coffs Harbour Golf Club 
Concord Golf Club 
Corowa Golf Club (19 - 27) 
Corowa Golf Club (East 1-18) 
Cromer Golf Club 
Cronulla Golf Club 
Cumberland Country Golf Club 
Defence Establishment Orchard Hills (DEOH) Golf Club 
Dunheved Golf Club 
Duntryleague Golf Club 
Eastlake Golf Club 
Eden Country Club 
Elanora Country Club 
Everglades Country Club 
Fairfield City Golf Course 
Forster Golf Club 
Fox Hills Golf Club 
Georges River Golf Course 
Gerringong Golf Club 
Glenmore Heritage Golf Club 
Gordon Golf Club 
Gosford Golf Club 
Goulburn Golf Club 
Hawks Nest Golf Club 
Highlands Golf Club 
Hudson Park Golf Club 
Hurstville Golf Course 
Kareela Golf Club 
Katoomba Golf Club 
Kellyville Country Golf Club 
Kempsey Golf Club 
Kiama Golf Club 
Killara Golf Club 
Kogarah Golf Club 
Kurri Kurri Golf Club 
Lane Cove Country Club 
Leonay Golf Club 
Leura Golf Club 
Lithgow Golf Club 
Liverpool Golf Club 
Long Reef Golf Club 
Macksville Golf Club 
Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club & Golf Course 
Manly Golf Club 
Marrickville Golf Club 
Massey Park Golf Club 
Merewether Golf Club 
Mollymook Golf Club (Beachside) 
Mollymook Golf Club (Hilltop) 
Mona Vale Golf Club 
Monash Country Club 
Moore Park Golf Club 
Morisset Golf Club 
Moruya Golf Club 
Muirfield Golf Club 
Murrurundi Golf Club 
Muswellbrook Golf Club 
Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club 
Narooma Golf Club 
Nelson Bay Golf Club 
New Brighton Golf Club 
New South Wales Golf Club 
Newcastle Golf Club 
North Ryde Golf Club 
North Turramurra Golf Course 
Northbridge Golf Club 
Nowra Golf Club 
Oatlands Golf Club 
Orange Ex-Services Country Golf Club 
Parramatta Golf Club 
Pennant Hills Golf Club 
Penrith Golf Club 
Port Kembla Golf Club 
Port Macquarie Golf Club 
Port Stephens Golf & Country Club 
Pymble Golf Club 
Randwick Golf Club 
Rich River Golf Club Resort (East) 
Rich River Golf Club Resort (West) 
Richmond Golf Club 
Riverside Oaks Golf Club 
Roseville Golf Club 
Rosnay Golf Club 
Royal Sydney Golf Club 
Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club 
Sawtell Golf Club 
Sefton Golf Club 
Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club 
South West Rocks Golf Club 
Springwood Country Club 
St Georges Basin Country Club 
St. Michael's Golf Club 
Strathfield Golf Club 
Sussex Inlet Golf Club 
Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club 
Terrigal Memorial Country Club 
The Australian Golf Club 
The Coast Golf & Recreation Club 
The Lakes Golf Club 
The Links - Shell Cove 
The Oaks Golf & Country Club (Cessnock) 
Tocumwal Golf Club (Captains) 
Tocumwal Golf Club (Presidents) 
Toronto Country Club 
Toukley Golf Club 
Tuggerah Lakes Golf Club 
Urunga Golf and Sports Club 
Vincentia Golf Club 
Vineyard Golf Links 
Wallacia Golf Club 
Wauchope Golf Club 
Wentworth Falls Country Club 
Wentworth Golf Club 
Windsor Country Golf Club 
Wollongong Golf Club 
Woodville Golf Club 
Woollahra Golf Club 
Worrigee Links Golf Course 
Wyong Golf Club 
Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club (Lake) 
Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club (Murray) 

Queensland
Brisbane International Golf Club 
Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club (River) 
Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club (West) 
Gailes Golf Club 
Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club 
Gold Coast International Golf Course 
Ipswich Golf Club 
Kooralbyn Valley Golf Club 
Palm Meadows Golf Club 
Royal Pines Resort 
Royal Queensland Golf Club 
Sanctuary Cove Resort (The Palms) 
Sanctuary Cove Resort (The Pines) 
The Links Port Douglas 

South Australia
Flagstaff Hill Golf & Country Club 
Kooyonga Golf Club 
Royal Adelaide Golf Club 
The Grange Golf Club (East) 
The Grange Golf Club (West) 

Tasmania
Barnbougle Dunes 
Launceston Golf Club 

Victoria
Amstel Golf Club (Amstel) 
Amstel Golf Club (Ranfurlie) 
Apollo Bay Golf Club 
Barwon Heads Golf Club 
Commonwealth Golf Club 
Huntingdale Golf Club 
Kingston Heath Golf Club 
Kingswood Golf Club 
Metropolitan Golf Club 
Moonah Links (Open) 
Mornington Country Golf Club 
National Golf Club (Moonah) 
National Golf Club (Ocean) 
National Golf Club (Old) 
Pakenham Golf Club 
Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East) 
Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West) 
Sandringham Golf Club 
Sorrento Golf Club 
Southern Golf Club 
Victoria Golf Club 
Warrnambool Golf Club 
Yarra Yarra Golf Club 

Western Australia
Joondalup Country Club 
Lake Karrinyup Country Club 
Royal Fremantle Golf Club
post #9 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

I have only been playing for about 4 years and I have played the following:

1. Right at 30 Courses
2. This includes CA,CO,TX,and Hawaii
3. I try to get a shirt from each course.
post #10 of 39

Re: How many courses have you played?

I have played all but 9 courses in the Myrtle Beach area. So, I think, it's 88 here. I've played all over Texas including Crown Colony and Colonial C.C. I played TPC at The Woodlands several times but it has lost its luster over the years. I saw Payne win there in '95.

1. About 250
2. TX, OK, NM, SC, NC
3. I keep all scorecards and yardage books from Myrtle Beach. I plan to lay them all out on a table and the cover them in resin. Only 9 courses to go!
post #11 of 39

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Originally Posted by Hoosamazilly View Post
I have played all but 9 courses in the Myrtle Beach area.
Lol i live in SC and ive probably played 9 courses in myrtle beach

but I usaully play cobbs, boscobel, brookstone meadows

I played some in las vegas and arizona

20-25

Not bad for 15 and playing for a year
post #12 of 39
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Re: How many courses have you played?

Originally Posted by Hoosamazilly View Post
I have played all but 9 courses in the Myrtle Beach area. So, I think, it's 88 here. I've played all over Texas including Crown Colony and Colonial C.C. I played TPC at The Woodlands several times but it has lost its luster over the years. I saw Payne win there in '95.

1. About 250
2. TX, OK, NM, SC, NC
3. I keep all scorecards and yardage books from Myrtle Beach. I plan to lay them all out on a table and the cover them in resin. Only 9 courses to go!
Sweet! I like the idea of the coffee table of scorecards! I've been wanting to do a similar thing with my ticket stubs, but maybe I can do the scorecard thing too. 250; that seems to be the most I've seen so far.....
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Has anyone been to Myrtle Beach before? Its a whole different scene... Its surprising how many holes on how many courses you remember. My favorite in Myrtle Beach is the Fazio course at Barefoot Resort. I shot 69 there about 8 months ago, one of my best rounds ever.
post #14 of 39

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1. Around 50ish
2. Mostly VA, SC, and NY
3. Don't collect anything, just memories
post #15 of 39

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I've played more than 450 courses in 28 U.S. states plus Canada, England and Scotland. Next week I'll be adding 4 more to the list, the two at Whistling Straits and the two at BalckWolf Run. I travel a few times a year for business and for an organization I do volunteer work for and always bring my clubs and try to play a few nice courses in every city I visit. Decidin where to play is part of the fun. About 5 years ago I started collecting logo balls from each course I play. I also sent envelopes and checks to about 100 courses I had played previously asking them to send me a logo ball from their course. Every single course responded by sending a ball. Some returned my check, others sent change, others sent other stuff like ball markers. Golfers are pretty cool that way. The pro at the Olympic club even sent a hand drawn club logo. My den is decorated with the golf balls in display cases and photos I have taken of some of my favorite courses. I had kept a list of every course I've played including dates and who I played with but my computer crashed a few years ago and I lost the list.
post #16 of 39
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Re: How many courses have you played?

Originally Posted by sabram View Post
I've played more than 450 courses in 28 U.S. states plus Canada, England and Scotland. Next week I'll be adding 4 more to the list, the two at Whistling Straits and the two at BalckWolf Run. I travel a few times a year for business and for an organization I do volunteer work for and always bring my clubs and try to play a few nice courses in every city I visit. Decidin where to play is part of the fun. About 5 years ago I started collecting logo balls from each course I play. I also sent envelopes and checks to about 100 courses I had played previously asking them to send me a logo ball from their course. Every single course responded by sending a ball. Some returned my check, others sent change, others sent other stuff like ball markers. Golfers are pretty cool that way. The pro at the Olympic club even sent a hand drawn club logo. My den is decorated with the golf balls in display cases and photos I have taken of some of my favorite courses. I had kept a list of every course I've played including dates and who I played with but my computer crashed a few years ago and I lost the list.
Now THIS is my kind of guy right here. This is what I've been waiting for....I knew someone out there had to have some crazy number under their belt. I do the exact same thing as far as always trying to bring my clubs when I travel for business, or pleasure for that matter (unless I'm doing multiple cities the same week which unfortunately I do quite a bit). That's a great idea about sending the checks to the courses where you didn't get a ball. I have a list of 15 or so courses where I forgot to get one or lost it between the course and home, so I'll try your strategy since they're all over the place. I, too, have a list with the month/year and a sentence or two about who I played with (even if it's a stranger) and a tidbit about the course. That's cool man. I think I'll get to 450 eventually, but it'll take me another decade or so. And by then you'll probably be at 750! I'll be over 180 by year's end after really not playing serious golf until around 2003 and I'm "only" 34, so I've got the years in front of me. Awesome stuff. Thanks for posting!!
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Gorty - I've never played in MO. Only been there once and it was before I played golf. If I ever get there I'll try to set up a round at a new course so we can each get a new logo ball to add to our collections!
post #18 of 39
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Re: How many courses have you played?

Sounds good to me. Worst case, we can play my club, which is a great layout with a ton of history (Hogan won the '46 Western Open there and the club was founded by the Busch family in the early 1900s, to name two good stories....). And likewise, I've never played in New York, although I travel there frequently. Playing the Black is definitely on my to-do list this summer (but alas, it was on the list last summer too).....
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