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Most Difficult Course You’ve Played

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On 1/11/2018 at 1:07 PM, Golfingdad said:

I guess I'd go with PGA West Stadium course.  If you hit the ball in the fairways and onto the greens, it isn't particularly hard, but don't and then it becomes interesting.  The thing that struck me, though, was on hole #2 (medium length par 5) I hit a horrendous duck hook drive that went 150 yards way left.  I'm going to be scrambling for a par/bogey as it is, but there was a bunker over there amongst huge grassy mounds complete with a huge lip and it helped turn it into a scramble for bogey/double.  I'm like "who the eff puts a pot bunker here?"  Well, Pete Dye, that's who.

Glad I'm not alone.  I played several years ago on a cold, moderately windy day.  At the turn, I looked at my buddy and said, "I'm a beaten man.  I'm moving up to the whites."  Had a lot more fun on the back, but still it was a death march. 

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While my home course has highest rating and slope of any of the courses I've played (relative to distance), I played a course last year that seemed to have some really narrow fairways called Hidden Oaks.

They had the front 9 closed so we had to play the back 9 twice. Some of the holes were pretty easy, but those that had thick woods up tight to fairways just killed me. While I played it ok the first time through, I may have set a record for lost balls on the next.

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Hardest course I ever played is no longer that hard of a course. When I first moved to NY, a buddy took me golfing. I hadn't played in a while, and I was far from the golfer I am now. We went to a course right down the road from me called The Links at Union Vale. Perfectly normal links type course, but man was it brutal back then (circa 2003). It was still pretty new. Tons of long carries off the tee, lots of holes that missing the fairway meant a lost ball, etc. So many people complained that they made a ton of changes to make it easier. It's still a tough course, but at least something I consider "fair".  

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