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post #19 of 76

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I heard that Gannon GC in Lynn Ma which is about 10 minutes from me has a national reputation as a good muni. I learn something new everyday.
post #20 of 76

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Being from Memphis, I can't say that I've played the Davey Crockett course, but I think I have heard of it. It's the one off of Hollywood Ave, correct?

Anywho... as for the best/hardest municipal course, I'd have to say that belongs to the Memphis Athletic Ministries course on Ball Road. There may be longer or prettier city courses here in Memphis, but none that I've played are more unforgiving than the MAM course.

Just my opinion.
post #21 of 76

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Already mentioned by others but to agree two of my favorites were the Black course (Bethpage) and Crandon in Miami also.
post #22 of 76

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There are a few good municipals in my area within 20 mins, but my favorite would be Cypress Creek. Challenging, yet fair, with a very tough finish(15-17). Fees range from $29 to $55, including cart. Best bang for your buck in the area.

http://cypresscreekgolfersclub.com/c...e_overview.php
post #23 of 76

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You gotta love Harding Park. Being a junior and a SF resident, I can play there for $15-20. Another really good muni is Callippe Preserve, about 45 min east of SF.
post #24 of 76

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There is a great new muni in Northern VA called Laurel Hills(Lorton, VA). Owned by Fairfax County parks assn. It was built on an old prison ground. Unfortunately it doesn't charge muni prices (89 bucks a pop). But it is worth it.
post #25 of 76

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The best muni I've played in the Denver area is Riverdale Dunes, a Dye Designs links-style course in Brighton, CO. $43 on the weekends for non-residents. They also have a pretty solid parkland style course called Riverdale Knolls that's only $26 on the weekends.

I think I'm going to be joining the Men's club there this season. http://www.riverdalegolf.com
post #26 of 76

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i'd add chaska town course in minnesota to the list as well.
post #27 of 76

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I haven't played a ton of places...and clearly Bethpage and the other famous ones are better than what I'll list. But my favorites have been West Seattle in Seattle (incredible views), Lions Municipal in Austin and Ali Wai in Honolulu.
post #28 of 76

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Originally Posted by SirMilton View Post
When I was in high school in Memphis, TN the nearest course to my home was a new course in a extremely hilly area of NE Frayser called Davy Crockett. It had some of just about everything (except Country club manicuring) - elevated tees, target landing areas, elevated greens, doglegs that wrapped around hills that had no level lies, blind shots, lots of water, killer rough (10 yards off the fairway was usually lost), etc. To this day remains one of the toughest golf courses I have ever played and I have played a lot of great courses, including over half of the PGA tour courses. You would have a much better chance at shooting par your first time at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre (with the famous island green at 17) than at Davy Crockett. I wonder what it is like today some 40 years later?

The worse municipal golf courses I ever played were in Tucson, AZ. If you like flat, bare, wide-open courses with few trees and no water, then those courses are for you - you'll never lose a ball or go out of bounds, but then again half your shots are like hitting from hard sand in neglected fairway bunkers.

I haven't palyed a municipal course in at least 15 years, what do they charge now?
It's been a few years, but I liked Fred Enke in Tucson.
What is the definition of a "Muni" course? Does it have to be city/gov't owned?
post #29 of 76

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st andrews old course!!


kenny
post #30 of 76

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Davy Crockett is one tough course and I love it! Not too much in the way of water hazards, but the rough is just as unforgiving and the trees and undergrowth seem to be giving the narrow fairways a bear-hug. They almost closed it down last year but decided not to and have been giving the course better funding. The course is improving drastically as a result. Right now they're running specials to build the customer base back up, and 18 holes with a cart is only $21. Additional rounds are $12 for the cart fee only.

Ciao,

Bob
post #31 of 76

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Originally Posted by mn723 View Post
What is the definition of a "Muni" course? Does it have to be city/gov't owned?
Been a while since this question was asked, but as this thread was revived and I saw that no one ever answered:

From: About.com
Definition: A golf course owned by a city (municipality, hence the term). County-owned courses are also referred to as municipals. A city may contract out the day-to-day operations of the course to a golf-course management company, but as long as it is owned by the city (or county), it is called a municipal.

Originally Posted by JumpHigh_HitHard View Post
Any municpal discussion has to include Pacific Grove.

"The poor man's Pebble Beach"

$40 on the weekends.
+1 on that; I just played it a couple of weeks ago. Great experience.
post #32 of 76

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If it has not been mentioned already, Los Verdes in Palos Verdes, Ca.
post #33 of 76

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Eisenhower Red Course is pretty good. They host a Champions Tour event there every year.

And of course Bethpage.
post #34 of 76

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Originally Posted by EquipmentJunkie View Post
If it has not been mentioned already, Los Verdes in Palos Verdes, Ca.
Is it still a really long round? I remember it being in the 6 hour range.
post #35 of 76

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Of the ones I've played, Chambers Bay is the best by a wide margin.

In the normal price range, Ancil Hoffman in Sacramento, CA is my favorite. I try to play it whenever we visit family down there.
post #36 of 76

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going with the other posts... the bethpage black is in my opinion the best municipal . i live only 20 minutes away from the park, and i find it really enjoyable.
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