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#31 bvan

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:30 AM

 Vanderslam9, on 15 March 2018 - 09:56 PM, said:

For public I would suggest Naples Grande, and Tiburon. Old Corkscrew is insanely hard. Best courses IMO in the area:
Calusa Pines
Naples National
Hideout
Old Collier


Agree on Calusa and Naples Nat'l, however can only play with member and try not to worry about the money$$....$250 to play and $100min for caddy. Well worth it. I rank Calusa slightly better than Nat'l of these 2.

Try also:

Tiburon Gold
Twin Eagles Talon
Fiddler's Creek
Old Corkscrew(enjoy the scenery, you will not score on this track)


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#32 ronnbee

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

Nothing tops Calusa

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

I’m down here this week and have played Corkscrew and Raptor Bay.  I’ve played Corkscrew a couple times but it still kicks my a**.  It’d be a fun course to play regularly and not nearly as hard if you could remember all the layouts.  Raptor Bay was fun enough but not memorable or particularly worth the cost.  Almost every shot that missed the green ended up at the base of a massive drain funnel.  Had to free-drop a couple times.  

I made the mistake of not bringing my clubs and opting to rent.  Both places assured me they had good sets, but I won’t be making that mistake again.  

Last time I was down here I got on Bonita Bay East and Twin Eagles.  As you can imagine it’s worth trying for the nicer clubs.  Can’t bring myself to spend $280 on Tiburón.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

 myphriendmike, on 14 April 2018 - 02:47 PM, said:

I’m down here this week and have played Corkscrew and Raptor Bay.  I’ve played Corkscrew a couple times but it still kicks my a**.  It’d be a fun course to play regularly and not nearly as hard if you could remember all the layouts.  Raptor Bay was fun enough but not memorable or particularly worth the cost.  Almost every shot that missed the green ended up at the base of a massive drain funnel.  Had to free-drop a couple times.  

I made the mistake of not bringing my clubs and opting to rent.  Both places assured me they had good sets, but I won’t be making that mistake again.  

Last time I was down here I got on Bonita Bay East and Twin Eagles.  As you can imagine it’s worth trying for the nicer clubs.  Can’t bring myself to spend $280 on Tiburón.

Was Corkscrew in good condition?  Playing there next Wednesday.  I have GPS on my phone with a good layout of each hole so hopefully that will help me a little bit.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:37 PM

 nellycuz, on 15 April 2018 - 08:52 PM, said:

 myphriendmike, on 14 April 2018 - 02:47 PM, said:

I’m down here this week and have played Corkscrew and Raptor Bay.  I’ve played Corkscrew a couple times but it still kicks my a**.  It’d be a fun course to play regularly and not nearly as hard if you could remember all the layouts.  Raptor Bay was fun enough but not memorable or particularly worth the cost.  Almost every shot that missed the green ended up at the base of a massive drain funnel.  Had to free-drop a couple times.  

I made the mistake of not bringing my clubs and opting to rent.  Both places assured me they had good sets, but I won’t be making that mistake again.  

Last time I was down here I got on Bonita Bay East and Twin Eagles.  As you can imagine it’s worth trying for the nicer clubs.  Can’t bring myself to spend $280 on Tiburón.

Was Corkscrew in good condition?  Playing there next Wednesday.  I have GPS on my phone with a good layout of each hole so hopefully that will help me a little bit.

Fine condition.  They have GPS carts, which help but none of that holds up against knowing the course.  There’s so much going on out there (bunkers and hazards cutting in and out) that the maps don’t do justice and on at least one shot they screwed up my aim.  Target golf at its best.  Don’t be afraid to tee it forward.  You’ll have plenty of challenge and a little more fun.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

I played Calusa over the weekend. I'm lucky cause I have a good friend who's a member so I've played it a bunch.

Anyway, they had something called extreme day earlier in the week which they setup the course as hard as possible. Greens were rock had and lightning, maybe the quickest greens I've ever played on.

It's a very special place and has an unreal locker room.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:32 PM

Corkscrew is the cream of the crop for public tracks down there.  Yes, its ridiculously hard.  I was a member there for a year and my handicap doubled.  But if you make peace with that going into it, you'll have a great time.  One of very few courses (that don't have a six-figure initiation fee) out there with zero houses on the course.

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