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post #37 of 51
"Stone Canyon....it opened in 2009 so you might have missed it.  .....and yes, I hate winters too!! "

Ah yes, I've played it twice now when I come to KC to play with my old golf buddies. Last year in September the fairways were very wet and bad. Not sure what happened. This year before when I was up it was perfect. I also like Winterstone golf on that side of town on the public side. Sycamore Ridge is my favorite on the Kansas side along with the golf club of Kansas.
post #38 of 51

2 in the last 20. Haven't got enough time on my hands to travel any further. The course I play the most is a 35 minute drive and the other one which I've played once is 45 minutes, and not that good. The next course closest to me is 1 hr 45 min drive away, and 4 times the price. I am going there this Wednesday as a little treat to myself. 

post #39 of 51

8. However, my last 11 have all been at the same course.

post #40 of 51
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 2 in the last 20. Haven't got enough time on my hands to travel any further. The course I play the most is a 35 minute drive and the other one which I've played once is 45 minutes, and not that good. The next course closest to me is 1 hr 45 min drive away, and 4 times the price. I am going there this Wednesday as a little treat to myself. 

 

 

I feel fortunate all of a sudden.   There are about 10 golf courses within 30 minutes of my house.    I'll never complain again about not getting a tee time.

post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post

"Stone Canyon....it opened in 2009 so you might have missed it.  .....and yes, I hate winters too!! "

Ah yes, I've played it twice now when I come to KC to play with my old golf buddies. Last year in September the fairways were very wet and bad. Not sure what happened. This year before when I was up it was perfect. I also like Winterstone golf on that side of town on the public side. Sycamore Ridge is my favorite on the Kansas side along with the golf club of Kansas.

Stone Canyon hired a new SUPER last year....in fact, the old one went to Winterstone!!   I'm not throwing the new super under the bus just yet, but I was none too pleased about the state of the fairways last year.   I'm giving them one more year because I love the course so much.  They fairways definitely took a beating last summer because they skimped on water when it got hot.   IMO...bent grass fairways shouldn't be in this part of the country anyway, and zoysia grass is much more fitting to this climate.  The course did re-seed in the fall, but it's still too early to tell if they will fully recover or not.  The fairways have always been immaculate,  but they screwed up big time last summer. 

 

 

My 2 cents.....the course built the "Sharks Cove" restaurant/bar last year, and that's where the water money went!!!  I think they scrimped on the water budget to build that DAMN restaurant.  I prefer they don't have the restaurant because there are fewer tourneys without these facilities.....LOL

 

The one thing I can say.....the greens, chipping areas,  and bunkers were always perfect.   What do you think of the greens at Stone Canyon?   Pretty tough, don't you think?  I think they are brutally tough....LOL

 

If I ever leave Stone Canyon, I'd probably join at Winterstone.   It's just a tad bit too far from my house to be ideal because I live south of I-70.   Stone Canyon is 4.4 miles driveway to parking lot which is IDEAL!!  I do like Sycamore Ridge, but rarely play it because it's so far away.  


Edited by BuckeyeNut - 3/15/14 at 9:05pm
post #42 of 51

My last 20 plays consisted of 5 in Michigan on my home course and 5 on other Michigan courses, the came winter. Played 6 in South Carolina on a Myrtle Beach trip with friends in November. Then 1 in Puerto Rico in December, followed by one in Arizona, 1 in Nevada and 2 in Utah in January. Since then have been looking out at snow and wondering if I will ever be able to play again in Michigan. I would say in playing season 5 out 20 are on my home course.

post #43 of 51
8 different courses at the moment. Next round will likely bump it down to 7, although there's a course I'll play in the next month or so that isn't in my most recent 20.
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

Stone Canyon hired a new SUPER last year....in fact, the old one went to Winterstone!!   I'm not throwing the new super under the bus just yet, but I was none too pleased about the state of the fairways last year.   I'm giving them one more year because I love the course so much.  They fairways definitely took a beating last summer because they skimped on water when it got hot.   IMO...bent grass fairways shouldn't be in this part of the country anyway, and zoysia grass is much more fitting to this climate.  The course did re-seed in the fall, but it's still too early to tell if they will fully recover or not.  The fairways have always been immaculate,  but they screwed up big time last summer. 


My 2 cents.....the course built the "Sharks Cove" restaurant/bar last year, and that's where the water money went!!!  I think they scrimped on the water budget to build that DAMN restaurant.  I prefer they don't have the restaurant because there are fewer tourneys without these facilities.....LOL

The one thing I can say.....the greens, chipping areas,  and bunkers were always perfect.   What do you think of the greens at Stone Canyon?   Pretty tough, don't you think?  I think they are brutally tough....LOL

If I ever leave Stone Canyon, I'd probably join at Winterstone.   It's just a tad bit too far from my house to be ideal because I live south of I-70.   Stone Canyon is 4.4 miles driveway to parking lot which is IDEAL!!  I do like Sycamore Ridge, but rarely play it because it's so far away.  

New restraunt, wow, that wasn't there before. I would've thought they would have built a permanent pro shop before that. To me it shows the course is doable, money wise, if they build it out within a few years. Otherwise I tend to to think " is this club going to make it". Similar to the Golf Club of Kansas 5-7 years ago when they opened they were selling cheap private memberships to the first 500 who joined and huge drawing of the facilities on the website,
Etc. I come back last year and played it, course is great but no facilities built and it's open to the public

Yes, I agree with you the greens were good and had some undulation to then and the bunkers were fine, and totally agree with you on having Zosia fairways. In addition Zosia Is also better to play if your a Winter golfer. Zosia is what we had at our old club at The National GC in Parkville
post #45 of 51

I sadly only have 4 in my last 20. I live in a somewhat small town, and we only have 2 golf courses anywhere near here; 1 public and 1 is private country club. I only get to play at the CC during high school season, as it's where we practice, and it is SUCH a fun course. So I haven't gotten to play there since October, but hopefully July will come quick so I can get back to playing it! :-D

post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

14 different courses in my last 20.

Might be fun to list out the courses:

Hopedale Country Club
Bungay Brook Golf Club
Juniper Hills Golf Course (Lakeside)
Highfields Golf Course
Disney's Palm Course
Disney's Magnolia Course
Sassamon Trace Golf Club
George Wright Golf Club
Whispering Woods Golf Club
Lake View Country Club
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Ponkapoag Golf Club

That's 12, so I guess I counted incorrectly the first time. Some of these were casual practice rounds that I wouldn't submit for handicap purposes.
post #47 of 51

An update for me:  Just played 5 different course in four days.  So now I am up to 12.

post #48 of 51
Thread Starter 
That's 12, so I guess I counted incorrectly the first time. Some of these were casual practice rounds that I wouldn't submit for handicap purposes

Question: I include every round as a handicap round with the obvious exception of scrambles or other strange tournament play where the score wasn't mine alone. Most of my rounds are casual practice rounds. For what reasons would you consider not entering a score for handicap?
post #49 of 51

15 for me.  I suck so I am trying to play as many cheap rounds as possible.  That was surprising.  I played played on the road a few times so that helps for the variety.  

post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post
 Similar to the Golf Club of Kansas 5-7 years ago when they opened they were selling cheap private memberships to the first 500 who joined and huge drawing of the facilities on the website,
Etc. I come back last year and played it, course is great but no facilities built and it's open to the public

I'm familiar with that course too.  Both courses followed the same path........ both were designed and intended to be private clubs right when the economy tanked.   The end result are excellent public courses with no facilities.   If I lived near the golf club of Kansas, that is exactly where I'd buy my public membership!!   Luckily for me, facilities mean nothing to me.  For me, it's all about the course........ I only go to the course to play, and then I leave. 

 

The National....that is top notch!   That is definitely beyond my allotted golf budget.


Edited by BuckeyeNut - 3/21/14 at 9:13pm
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

....... I only go to the course to play, and then I leave. 

Not me......we have 40 players each week, then about 20 hang around in the Pub or on the Veranda, drinking, watching sports on the big tv's and just socializing. Great bunch of guys!
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