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37 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

First thing in the morning, I think its a 730 AM direct to Dulles.

If you're up for it, we'll be here around 8:15-8:30 pm for dinner and a beer.

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3 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

If you're up for it, we'll be here around 8:15-8:30 pm for dinner and a beer.

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We'll keep it in mind, thanks.

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@Vinskand @David in FL, we only have 3 for Friday the 22nd at Disney's Magnolia course and 2 at Shingle Creek on Tuesday the 19th.  I haven't booked Saturday yet, but if either of you are interested in joining us to play, let me know and I'll add you to our tee time, if they haven't joined us up with someone yet.

 

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We're back, and I thought I'd add a few comments on the places we played.  I want to thank everyone who posted suggestions throughout the life of this thread, it was very helpful.  I'll arrange these comments from least favorite to most favorite.

Mission Inn - Las Colinas.  Our first day of golf, the layout is pretty decent, with small greens and some really narrow driving areas.  There's a bit of vertical relief as well.  But the course was in so-so condition, thin grass in the fairways, and some patchy areas (repaired with plugs and still healing) on the greens.

Falcon's Fire.  A nice layout, moderately flat, decent shape.  We had the coldest and windiest weather playing here.  

Shingle Creek - Not particularly demanding, but really nice condition.  Another pretty flat course, which is pretty much what I expected for Florida golf.   A lot of lateral water, but lots of room off the tee as well.  This round was the slowest of the week, a bit over 4-1/2 hours.

Southern Dunes - A bit out of town to the south, this course had much more severe slopes, lots of sand, really large really undulating and really fast greens.  REALLY fast.  Also, really friendly service.

Orange County National.  We played Crooked Cat first, and decided to play Panther Lakes a few days later.  Really well conditioned, ample elevation changes (not as much as Southern Dunes), reasonably demanding shot requirements, this is a really good facility all the way around.  On the other hand, its a bit of a "golf factory", so service seemed a little less personal.  Also, the practice range is a long way from the main clubhouse, so if you're going here, allow extra time for check-in and warm-up.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

We're back, and I thought I'd add a few comments on the places we played.  I want to thank everyone who posted suggestions throughout the life of this thread, it was very helpful.  I'll arrange these comments from least favorite to most favorite.

Mission Inn - Las Colinas.  Our first day of golf, the layout is pretty decent, with small greens and some really narrow driving areas.  There's a bit of vertical relief as well.  But the course was in so-so condition, thin grass in the fairways, and some patchy areas (repaired with plugs and still healing) on the greens.

Falcon's Fire.  A nice layout, moderately flat, decent shape.  We had the coldest and windiest weather playing here.  

Shingle Creek - Not particularly demanding, but really nice condition.  Another pretty flat course, which is pretty much what I expected for Florida golf.   A lot of lateral water, but lots of room off the tee as well.  This round was the slowest of the week, a bit over 4-1/2 hours.

Southern Dunes - A bit out of town to the south, this course had much more severe slopes, lots of sand, really large really undulating and really fast greens.  REALLY fast.  Also, really friendly service.

Orange County National.  We played Crooked Cat first, and decided to play Panther Lakes a few days later.  Really well conditioned, ample elevation changes (not as much as Southern Dunes), reasonably demanding shot requirements, this is a really good facility all the way around.  On the other hand, its a bit of a "golf factory", so service seemed a little less personal.  Also, the practice range is a long way from the main clubhouse, so if you're going here, allow extra time for check-in and warm-up.

 

 

Nice, I’ve played all of those courses except Southern Dunes and Shingle Creek, but I’ll be playing Shingle Creek on Tuesday.  

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On 1/16/2021 at 12:04 PM, DaveP043 said:

We're back, and I thought I'd add a few comments on the places we played.  I want to thank everyone who posted suggestions throughout the life of this thread, it was very helpful.  I'll arrange these comments from least favorite to most favorite.

Mission Inn - Las Colinas.  Our first day of golf, the layout is pretty decent, with small greens and some really narrow driving areas.  There's a bit of vertical relief as well.  But the course was in so-so condition, thin grass in the fairways, and some patchy areas (repaired with plugs and still healing) on the greens.

Falcon's Fire.  A nice layout, moderately flat, decent shape.  We had the coldest and windiest weather playing here.  

Shingle Creek - Not particularly demanding, but really nice condition.  Another pretty flat course, which is pretty much what I expected for Florida golf.   A lot of lateral water, but lots of room off the tee as well.  This round was the slowest of the week, a bit over 4-1/2 hours.

Southern Dunes - A bit out of town to the south, this course had much more severe slopes, lots of sand, really large really undulating and really fast greens.  REALLY fast.  Also, really friendly service.

Orange County National.  We played Crooked Cat first, and decided to play Panther Lakes a few days later.  Really well conditioned, ample elevation changes (not as much as Southern Dunes), reasonably demanding shot requirements, this is a really good facility all the way around.  On the other hand, its a bit of a "golf factory", so service seemed a little less personal.  Also, the practice range is a long way from the main clubhouse, so if you're going here, allow extra time for check-in and warm-up.

 

 

I played Shingle Creek today, as noted by @DaveP043, this is not a demanding course off the tee by any stretch, there was lots of water around but unless you were way offline, it didn’t really come into play.  Conditions were great, greens rolled very well (not too fast).  There are better courses in the area for the price, but we went out before our tee time and got done in about 3.5 hours, so was nice and ther weather was 70, great day on the course with my Dad.

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On 1/7/2021 at 7:46 AM, jsgolfer said:

@Vinskand @David in FL, we only have 3 for Friday the 22nd at Disney's Magnolia course and 2 at Shingle Creek on Tuesday the 19th.  I haven't booked Saturday yet, but if either of you are interested in joining us to play, let me know and I'll add you to our tee time, if they haven't joined us up with someone yet.

 

Crap, I just saw this!  Sorry, but I make it.  Maybe next time...

Looks like the weather is going to be great for you.  Hit ‘em well and have fun!

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15 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Crap, I just saw this!  Sorry, but I make it.  Maybe next time...

Looks like the weather is going to be great for you.  Hit ‘em well and have fun!

We still have three for Friday and two for Saturday and Sunday if they haven’t put anyone with us yet.

Playing Disney Palms on Friday with my Dad and @kpaulhus, playing Forest Lake on Saturday with my Dad and North Shore with my Dad Sunday morning before heading back to VA.

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3 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

@DaveP043Good thing I'm going back to Orlando in a couple more weeks.  Playing and staying at Orange County National. 

I enjoyed both courses there, both layout and conditioning.  If you get a chance, I thought Southern dunes was also really solid.   Have fun!

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2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

I enjoyed both courses there, both layout and conditioning.  If you get a chance, I thought Southern dunes was also really solid.   Have fun!

I like both of the Orange County Courses, as well, have played them both a few times.

Forest Lake Golf Course on the other hand, don't bother playing it.  Terrible shape, layout not all that inspiring either.

 

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I like the Disney courses.  I've played them all, including Osprey Ridge before Disney sold it off as a residential area.

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Played MetroWest today, what a dreadful golf course.  One and done with this track. 25 minutes behind on tee times, didn’t have enough carts, they were waiting for players to finish so they could do a quick clean and get them to next group.  And then the grass was sparse, greens had fungus all over them.  We got in 14 holes and then quit, as it was getting dark and actually cold, plus it was so slow....

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On 1/16/2021 at 12:04 PM, DaveP043 said:

We're back, and I thought I'd add a few comments on the places we played.  I want to thank everyone who posted suggestions throughout the life of this thread, it was very helpful.  I'll arrange these comments from least favorite to most favorite.

Mission Inn - Las Colinas.  Our first day of golf, the layout is pretty decent, with small greens and some really narrow driving areas.  There's a bit of vertical relief as well.  But the course was in so-so condition, thin grass in the fairways, and some patchy areas (repaired with plugs and still healing) on the greens.

Falcon's Fire.  A nice layout, moderately flat, decent shape.  We had the coldest and windiest weather playing here.  

Shingle Creek - Not particularly demanding, but really nice condition.  Another pretty flat course, which is pretty much what I expected for Florida golf.   A lot of lateral water, but lots of room off the tee as well.  This round was the slowest of the week, a bit over 4-1/2 hours.

Southern Dunes - A bit out of town to the south, this course had much more severe slopes, lots of sand, really large really undulating and really fast greens.  REALLY fast.  Also, really friendly service.

Orange County National.  We played Crooked Cat first, and decided to play Panther Lakes a few days later.  Really well conditioned, ample elevation changes (not as much as Southern Dunes), reasonably demanding shot requirements, this is a really good facility all the way around.  On the other hand, its a bit of a "golf factory", so service seemed a little less personal.  Also, the practice range is a long way from the main clubhouse, so if you're going here, allow extra time for check-in and warm-up.

 

 

A bit of a bump here, glad you got away to Orlando and had a good time. If I went to O I would seek out Royal St. Cloud again. With a little imagination you are playing somewhere in the Brittish Isles. They have 27 holes of links style golf that is just 'pleasant'. 

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