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I have played 851 course in all 50 states and have played in 21 countries (U.S.A., Thailand, England, Canada, Bahamas, Slovakia, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Mexico, Netherlands, U.A.E., Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Vietnam, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

Earlier this year I finished my quest when I play Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, ID.

I save a logo ball from each course (if they have them). At present I have 796 balls displayed in 8 100-ball racks.

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This is the second update over twelve years. I'm now over 900 courses in 48 U.S. States and 13 countries. I've photographed almost 600 courses and now have 26,000 golf course photos on my Flickr page 

I just saw these posts which are just a few months shy of ten years old. I did recently hit 750 courses played. Gorty, you were a fortune teller  I've now played in 42 U.S. states and nine countries.

I have played 136 courses in 11 countries My top 5: 1) Twenty Ten Course, Celtic Manor, 2) Royal Portrush, 3) Rosapenna - Sandy Hills, 4) Portstewart Golf Club 5) Turtle Bay - Palmer Course

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1.     My estimate is I've played about 100 different course

2.     covering 12 states and 4 countries

3.     No, I don't collect anything from the courses I play.  I am not anal or sentimental. :-D

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I keep a record of courses played and my scores. I have played 852 course in all 50 states. I have played in 6 Canadian providences and in 21 Countries. These includes course in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

I get a logo ball from each courses played (if they have them). I display them in 100-ball racks in my den. At present I have 797 balls. Lately I also have been getting a poker chip ball marker if available.

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Best Guess (have a list of most of the courses I've played, I know I've missed a couple when I was in the military or when i was younger) is 197 over 24 states, majority in Maine, Maryland and Virginia.  Bucket list of playing golf in every state is still under way.  If you add Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, I'd break the 200 barrier easily.

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I officially got serious about golf and began playing often/regularly in 1992.  I've owned a golf membership since 1996 meaning I play 85-90% of my golf at a single course each year since that time.  I've had memberships at 2 private clubs and 4 different public courses over the years.

With that said..........

I've still managed to play 152 different courses and I track these courses by saving  my low scorecard from every course I play.   My cards sit in a drawer in my golf bathroom...LOL   Weird Stat of the Day??

I sort them by score.....IE...so I know I've scored in the 70s or lower on 73 different courses.  I've scored 75 lower on 20 different courses.   72 or lower on 7 courses, etc, etc, etc...I can go on spouting these kinds of stats.......LOL :-)

Not too shabby for a hacker that doesn't travel!!!!

The states.....

OH.........97 courses

KY

PA

FLA

MO....the 2nd most, but it's a distant 2nd

KS

CA

NV

St Croix

Most Exotic Place:  Malaysia::: where wild monkeys lived in the trees and komodo dragons were running around the place.

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I can probably add 20-30 courses if I include courses where I've played corporate scramble outings, but I don't count those because it wasn't a real round of golf.

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Well, I enjoy playing different courses. I am semi-retired and get to travel both for business and pleasure. Last May I finished my quest when I played Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, OR. This was my state number 50. I have also played in 6 Canadian provinces. As for countries I now have 20 - Austria, Bahamas, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, U.S.A., and Viet Nam. Total courses played - 858.

I collect a logo ball from each course played (have 803, not all courses have logo balls). I also save a poker chip ball marker if they have them.

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1. I've only played seven courses: Caberfae Peaks, Briar North, Briar South (since renamed), McGuires, Emerald Vale, Elmbrook and Mistwood

2. All in the same region (Northern Michigan). I'm really looking forward to playing in some other states the next time my and wife and I drive down to Florida.

3. I saved a couple of the scorecards.

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Over my 40-some years of playing, I can identify about 230 courses, in 15 states in the US, as well as 5 other countries (Scotland, Ireland, Bermuda, St. Kitts, and Australia).  I'll be adding a few more this year.  I leave on Saturday for Palm Springs, with at least 5 rounds on 4 courses scheduled.  My wife and I will also be visiting Kohler, WI in June, playing the Straits and Blackwolf Run River Courses on our way up to Houghton, MI.  I don't specifically collect memorabilia from every course, but i AM a sucker for a nice golf shirt or sweater.

Oddly enough, JonMA1 has played one of the courses I have, Elmbrook in Traverse City.  I even worked at that course one summer while I was in college.

Dave

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I have been playing for over 40 years, and I have only played about 35 courses that I can remember!  I need to get out more!

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Stumbled across this thread looking for something else today...cool thread.

I came up with 67 courses across 5 states.  I am sure I am probably missing a few.  But I added a couple I think I played but I am not sure. :-\

Oregon - 36, Montana - 16, Washington - 7, Arizona - 5, Nevada - 3.

I don't collect something from every course, once in awhile I get a cap or a shirt.  I am sure I have some score cards but I have started thinning those out.

I like the pins on the Google map idea, I'll have to try that out.

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WOW, how do you guys remember all those?  I guess I haven't really thought about it....  I mean I've thought about it, but not actually thought about it lol -  Yeah, I know how bad that sounds

umm... states, VA, NC, SC, GA, TX, PA, WV....    I've played more courses than I originally thought - It's over 100 courses (1998-2005 and from 2009-2015)?   Man, I've been pretty lucky-

I try to get a divot tool from the courses I've played but I just started that a few years ago and already have a decent collection...  I routinely switch between about 9-10 local courses throughout the year.

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I'm definitely over 200 now with my last trip, and I keep adding more to the list, got 4 more in the Pinehurst area  to add, plus my Vegas trip, and setting up a trip to Homestead VA, a trip to play golf in WV and somehow I have to figure out how to the make the Newport Cup, as I've never played in Arizona.

Can you say addicted to golf.

I buy a shirt from most of the courses I play now.  At least when I'm traveling to Hawaii

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Unfortunately, as my username suggests I'm more of a pitch and putter than a golf player, think my Dad gave up on me as teenager when I hit the ball right up the fairway and still couldn't find my ball... :roll: however, being Scottish, a sports enthusiast and a two hours drive from several open courses (plus Gleneagles) it would be inevitable that I would follow Golf -all be it as an armchair player..

In spite of this though I can lay claim to play the Old Course several times -part of it at least ......you may have heard of the "Himalayas" which is the putting green associated with course. Costing no more than £2 to play (less than $5) its an experience which I can only imagine is similar to playing the "Valley of sin" at the 18th hole on the nearby fairway. Would recommend it to any golf armchair enthusiast like me or even those with a decent handicap if only to feel the St Andrews experience.....great for the family aswell.

More info available on

http://www.visitstandrews.com/do/great-outdoors/2643-2

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Stumbled across this thread looking for something else today...cool thread.

I came up with 67 courses across 5 states.  I am sure I am probably missing a few.  But I added a couple I think I played but I am not sure.

Oregon - 36, Montana - 16, Washington - 7, Arizona - 5, Nevada - 3.

I don't collect something from every course, once in awhile I get a cap or a shirt.  I am sure I have some score cards but I have started thinning those out.

I like the pins on the Google map idea, I'll have to try that out.

Ok... revised to 73.  I keep finding courses in Oregon that I have played.  Put together a map.  I made some guesses on a couple courses I played in AZ because I could not remember the names.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?authuser=0&authuser;=0&hl;=en&hl;=en∣=zpbf7r6mOlR4.kocgrVsKG_pk

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I'm not much of a traveler, but I've played 64 courses in CA, AZ and NV.  I have logo balls from some of the courses, but haven't gotten one from every course I've played.  It's pretty amazing to see how many different courses some have played!

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Guess i played about a 100 courses.

Most in Netherlands, because i play in club competition i'm guaranteed to play at least 4 different courses a year.

I played 3 courses in Dalles Texas only time in the states.

6 in the UK

Fance 5

Spain 19

Germany 12

Belgium 4

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I have to update my number, I finally went through and tried to remember as best I could all of the courses I've played, and I'm actually at 280.

80 in Maine and 50 in both MD and VA as the most played states.

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