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post #19 of 36

Re: How many courses have you played?

Originally Posted by erova View Post
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).
What courses have you played up here in Alaska? An which one was your favorite?
post #20 of 36

1. How many courses have you played?   565


2. How many states/countries does that cover? 3 states and 41 countries


3. Do you collect anything from each course you visit? I buy yardage books and a logoball if they have that.

 

 

I have a plan to drive around the coast of Euroe and play every course I see :) Hopefully I'll start that in 2016...

 

 

Does anyone know about a website where you can "collect" your Courses and keep track of how many you've played online?

 

I know about a Swedish one but that's in Swedish and not that good(a lot of mistakes...).

Appreciate any info!

Cheers

post #21 of 36

I've played 14 different courses this year.  Most of my golf has been local except for an occasional trip to Northern Michigan.

post #22 of 36

1. 14

2. OK, CA, MI

3. Nothing

post #23 of 36

I've only played like 30 courses in my life, and a nice chunk of those were from high school golf season. They are mostly from Pennsylvania, with the remaining few being in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. I'm very jealous of the people with hundreds of different courses under their belts. I generally do not collect anything from these courses.

post #24 of 36
I counted it up the other day and I have played 37 different courses (I added 2 new ones over this past weekend) which consist of 34 throughout Michigan, 1 in Colorado (Eisenhower Course at Air Force Academy), 1 in Hawaii (Waiehu Golf Course), and 1 in South Carolina (Walker Course at Clemson).

I orginally started out collecting logo balls from each course I played at but I ran into a few courses that didn't sell them so I stopped doing that.
post #25 of 36

Probably something like 50-60 different courses so far. I have about 35 in Ohio alone! :-D

post #26 of 36

I haven't counted them, but I keep a Google Map and drop a pin at every course I've played.

post #27 of 36

This will be mostly estimates, since I've played for 40+ years but this should be reasonably accrurate:

 

Michigan - at least 50 courses

Texas - nearly 30 courses

Calif - 4

NC - 9

Other - 5

So right around 100

 

I will pick up a hat, shirt or ball marker from a course I really like, but not something from every course. I have a collection of scorecards & yardage books, but mostly they are stuck in a side pocket of my bag.

post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 

I haven't counted them, but I keep a Google Map and drop a pin at every course I've played.

I'm totally stealing this idea.....let me work on it a bit.

post #29 of 36

I've only played 20 at the most. I look to play at least 5 courses other than my home course every year though

post #30 of 36

1. Played my first full 18 holes in summer of 1964, so I've lost track.

 

2. Places I have played:

       * Twelve States: Missouri, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Utah (en route to CA, second time), Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska.

       * Countries: Japan (Okinawa), Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Sicily (locals say they're not really Italians), Belgium.

 

3. Collectibles: Score cards, and more recently yardage books. I especially like having cards from different eras, both for graphics and to see how course was altered. I have cards from three different eras for several St. Louis area courses and CCs. If I play a course twice, I will sometimes bring a camera the second round and take pictures of some of the more interesting holes, or shots. (I once wanted to build golf courses, and wanted to collect interesting ideas.)

post #31 of 36

lets see states UT. CA. AZ. NM. CO. ID. WY. TX. NV.    about 80-90 I think 

post #32 of 36

I have played more, different courses than I ever thought of counting. I do know I have played in 41 different states, and 3 foreign countries. I don't know, but somewhere around 100-130 different courses would be a good guess I suppose. Most famous courses I have played would be Pebble Beach, and the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.  Bandon Dunes and Spyglass are a couple of favorites. 

 

Now days, I hang out on the west coast, and desert southwest golf courses. I also visit the Ft Worth Texas area from time to time. 

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by Pinseeker81 View Post

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.

Hey, I've played 2 outta those 3. Battleground and Glenbrook. I used to live in Clear Lake and Galveston.

Being the geek that I am, I made a Google Map of the courses I've played. Or at least the ones I can remember.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zTKHU2J82KpQ.kZQozsLxn7HA

I came up with 39. Some of the more interesting ones are:

Murcar Golf Links, Aberdeen, Scotland
Kaohsiung Golf & Country Club, Taiwan
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
Prince Course at Princeville, Kauai
Blue Course, Doral, FL
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by davechen View Post

Being the geek that I am, I made a Google Map of the courses I've played. Or at least the ones I can remember.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zTKHU2J82KpQ.kZQozsLxn7HA

I think that link only works for you signed into your account.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I think that link only works for you signed into your account.

Try it again? I just changed the permissions, so it ought to be open. BTW, I remembered another course, so I'm up to 40.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zTKHU2J82KpQ.kZQozsLxn7HA
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by davechen View Post


Try it again? I just changed the permissions, so it ought to be open. BTW, I remembered another course, so I'm up to 40.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zTKHU2J82KpQ.kZQozsLxn7HA

 

Yeah that worked.

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