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  1. 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 SAbram's Golf Course photos
  2. 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've also photographed almost 500 courses. Here's a link to my Flickr page that holds more than 20,000 golf course photoe that I've taken. Sabram's Golf Course photos
  3. Legends Heathland #14 pitcjh to green over hazard Legends Moorland #3 green
  4. I was post #4 on this thread back in 2012 and at the time had 5,000 golf course photos on my webshots page. Webshots shortly thereafter closed down. I now have 18,000 golf course photos on my Flickr page. Check it out./ Course are listed alphabetically except that the first few are the most recent ones I've photographed. sabram's golf course photos - more than 400 courses
  5. I've been to Myrtle Beach for golf trips about twenty times and have played more than 60 courses along the Grand Strand. Some of the advice on this thread is pretty wacky. If you thought that the four Barefoot courses were just "okay", you probably won't think the replacement courses that you've chosen are anything more than just "okay." Caledonia and True Blue are among the best of MB. If you are looking for a course that compares favorably to those you have to play the Dunes Club.The Dunes Club is a must play Caledonia and True Blue are at the very south end of the strand, Thistle is quite far North. Legends is in the middle. Do you really want to do so much driving? I usually focus my trips either on the south and central or the north and central, but very rarely go all the distance form Caledonia to Thistle in the same trip. Of Prestwick, Arrowhead, Tidewater, and Thistle I would guess you won't think that any are as good as Barefoot Love, Fazio or Dye except possibly Tidewater. Tidewater has a few beautiful marshland holes and a few good strategic holes, but it also has a few clunkers and the routing has long cart rides through housing. If your team walks I'd stay away. Arrowhead is scenic and always well conditioned but it is very tight with lots of water. You really need to be a straight hitter there. I like Prestwick. It has a nice variety of holes but it won't make you say wow. It was a joint effort of Pete and PB Dye and is not one of their best courses. Thistle has 27 holes and is always in good condition, but nowhere near the layout of Caledonia, True Blue or the Dunes Club. The Legends are one of the best value set of courses in MB. The Heathland courses is not a heathland at all. It is a faux links (few trees, wide fairways) and is quite good and fun to play although not very scenic. The Moorland is tougher and funkier than Heathland and also worth playing. Moorland is a love it or hate it course. Parkland is my least favorite of the three at Legends Resort, but okay. It is more tree-lined than the other two and more of a typical Carolina style course. Legends Group also operates Heritage which is down south near Caledonia and True Blue. Heritage has the look and feel of Caledonia but the Heritage greens are not as interesting as Caledonia. If you stay at the south end (True Blue has inexpensive condos to rent) you could add Heritage as a good choice to go with TB and Cally. Oyster Bay is up North in Calabash. I like Oyster Bay as much as or more than Thistle (Oyster Bay is more scenic), although they are fairly comparable courses. World Tour and Kings North are okay but If I had ten rounds to play, I'd play the Dunes 8 times, Kings North once and World Tour once. I'd also play TPC and Grande Dunes over WT or KN. Here's a link to photo tours of about 50 Myrtle Beach courses I've photographed: Myrtle Beach Course photos In addition to Caledonia, True Blue and the Dunes Club, you should consider TPC and Grande Dunes. Also, if you are going up north near Thistle, I'd suggest, Rivers Edge, Tigers Eye and Leopards Chase. If you are looking for a course to replace Arrowhead in that same area and decide not to play the Legends, consider TPC or the Witch.
  6. I can't say that this rainbow is perfectly placed, but the course (Teeth of the Dog at casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic) and my round where pretty awesome.
  7. I haven't visited this site in some time. I see I made post #15 on this thread in 2008. I have now played more than 750 courses. I have logo balls from more than 500 that I've played and have photographed almost 500 courses. Here's a link to some of my golf course photos. Theay are listed alphabetically except for the first few which I most recently photographed. sabram's golf course photos
  8. https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157631915266314/ Wente Vineyards pix
  9. Myrtlewood is inexpensive and won't beat up a novice golfer. A step up from that is Legends Heathland. Heathland has pretty wide fairways and not many forced carries. Heather Glen and Wild Wing are nice courses that are pretty forgiving.
  10. The Caption says that it's from Streamsong. It looks like the Blue course at Streamsong.
  11. Four courses I played last week. To see more here's a link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/ Torrey Pines North Barona Creek Minnesota Valley Stone Ridge
  12. Here's a link to photos of more than 40 Orlando area courses https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/collections/72157631972135446/
  13. I played a course called Poggio dei Medici in Scarperia. It's about 30 km north of Florence. Beautiful setting.Here's a link to photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157647448235146/
  14. Why not? What's wrong with a hole where the best shot isn't down the middle? Doesn't it make it interesting to change it up by including a hole where the best choice is a particular side of the fairway? I've played some great holes with center bunkers.
  15. Your premise is flawed. The opposite of a course that makes you think isn't an easy course. "Thinking" courses don't have to be difficult. The best courses make you think but aren't punitive. A course where you automatically lose a shot by missing a fairway is not a course that makes you think. It's the opposite if it doesn't give you options. A good course makes you think by giving you options. For example, go for one side of the fairway that has hazards but gives an easier or shorter angle to the green vs. going for the safer side of the fairway that leaves you with a longer or more dangerous approach. I don't want either of your choices. I want a course that makes me think but doesn't beat me up. I think that's what Doak and Coore/Crenshaw try to do.
  16. Vista Verde: http://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157631871478079/show/with/8131027558/
  17. Even though Myrtle Beach is in SC, most people associate Brunswick County NC as being "Myrtle Beach" for purposes of planning a golf vacation. There are dozens of courses in Brunswick County, NC that will give you some good golf at good prices. You can probably do 3 nights lodging and 4 days of 36 holes each for close to $400 per person if you do a package of courses that are affiliated with one another such as the Cats at Ocean Ridge or Sea Trail. That's a lot cheaper than Pinehurst. Here are a few suggestions: Rivers Edge Cape Fear National Bald Head Island Tigers Eye Leopards Chase Thistle Carolina National The Pearl (2 courses) Glen Dornoch and Heather Glen are in SC as you cross the border For some less expensive choices: Farmstead Meadowlands Crow Creek Sea Trail (3 courses) Panthers Run Lions Paw Sandpiper The problem is the weather in December can be challenging.
  18. I'd say that the Berkshire Red Course in England is the best and most famous course that has 6-6-6 layout http://www.theberkshire.co.uk/courses/red_course/ Score Card HOLE YARDS PAR S.I. 1 517 5 5 2 147 3 18 3 480 / 503 5 13 4 395 / 415 4 1 5 178 3 9 6 360 4 14 7 195 3 7 8 428 4 3 9 488 5 11 OUT 3188 / 3231 36 OUT 10 188 3 12 11 350 4 4 12 328 4 15 13 486 5 10 14 434 4 2 15 477 5 16 16 221 3 6 17 532 / 562 5 8 18 175 3 17 IN 3191 / 3221 36 IN TOTAL 6379 / 6452 72 TOTAL
  19. You must not have played there in a while. They've closed 9 holes at World Tour. There are now only 18.
  20. And a few from Whistling Straits... Got Sand? (Here's a link to a full photo tour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/sets/72157631986126250/show/with/8177172688/
  21. Here are some photos showing a few of the "unconventional" aspects of fossil trace.
  22. Which 10 courses in MB do you prefer to the Dunes? Caledonia may be the best course in MB, but there is no way it is the best course in the U.S., not even the best public course in the U.S.
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