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  1. #51
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    Re: New courses this year?

    St Andrews Old & Eden
    Lundin Links
    Walton Heath
    Hankley Common
    Preya D'el Rei

    Planned so far, possibly a couple more.

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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    I absolutely love St Mellion, but it isn't better than Woodhall!
    Thats a personal one that Sam, he tries his best to wind me up

    the Hotchkin beat him up when he played it 3 times and the poor lad hasn't recovered yet to come back for another kicking
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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post


    West Lancs - Played it, very tough in the wind, you'll like it more than SAOL.
    Finally agree with you on something.

    West Lancs is a quality track, toughest course I have played on the NW coast, We played it on a fairly easy day and I could see on a windy day with the rough grown up a bit it could easily been unplayable.

    Good practise areas as well, didn't like the clubhouse one bit.
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    Re: New courses this year?

    This year so far I have played The Berkshire Red & Henley On Thames and have Maidenhead, Royal Cromer, Sheringham, Ashridge, Forest Pines and Hankley Common all lined up
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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbirdie View Post
    Disagree mate. I dont follow the teachings of Craw£%$@.

    Before you say that Downfield can be a bog, I played it in glorious June iirc and loved it. I found Ladybank very flat, and well.....plain.
    All about opinions bud and I appreciate that but Downfield isn't that well rated up here. It's nice but that's about it. I also played Downfield on a decent day, it wasn't a bog at all. I also played Ladybank on a day with 30mph+ winds and it was tough as old boots.

    We'll need to agree to disagree on what's better but you'll find yourself in the minority with your thought.

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    Re: New courses this year?

    royal St. George's
    Royal Cinque Ports
    Notts hollinwell
    Moortown
    Silvermere
    West Sussex


    So far

    Booked for the summer
    Hunstanton
    Hankley common
    St. Andrews jubilee
    Gullane no1
    Carnoustie
    Woking
    Bruntsfield

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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by chris3081 View Post
    royal St. George's
    Royal Cinque Ports
    Notts hollinwell
    Moortown
    Silvermere
    West Sussex


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    Booked for the summer
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    Hankley common
    St. Andrews jubilee
    Gullane no1
    Carnoustie
    Woking
    Bruntsfield
    Littlestone
    RCP
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    and about to play
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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    This year so far I have played The Berkshire Red & Henley On Thames and have Maidenhead, Royal Cromer, Sheringham, Ashridge, Forest Pines and Hankley Common all lined up
    Not sure when you are playing Maidenhead but there greens are fantastic already and will be getting quicker. Whole course is in great shape as of last Saturday

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    Re: New courses this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    All about opinions bud and I appreciate that but Downfield isn't that well rated up here. It's nice but that's about it. I also played Downfield on a decent day, it wasn't a bog at all. I also played Ladybank on a day with 30mph+ winds and it was tough as old boots.

    We'll need to agree to disagree on what's better but you'll find yourself in the minority with your thought.
    I played Downfield about 7 years ago, and probably when I'd only played about 2-3 of the top 100 courses at the time and really enjoyed it.

    A 9 out of 10 course for me then, would probably only be a 6 out of 10 now after playing about 40 of them now, so your ratings can change.

    I think I played Ladybank about 3-4 years ago, and my mates who had played it before really built it up for me, as well as most people on here. I just wasnt blown away by it and only about 1-2 holes can I remember. I do remember it as flat-ish though. I cant remember loads from Downfield either, but do remember some elevation changes, nicely shaped holes, and it being quite good

    Only played both once and I'd play both again, but not as nailed on as the Hillside/Formby debate.

    We'll discuss it at Wallasey one night - when are you down next?

    Are you doing Birkdale?

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    Re: New courses this year?

    Down in a fortnight, it would be good to catch up for a knock as it's been way too long

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