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#61 kjohn5050

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

I prefer something like 15 holes. 9 is nice time wise, but I always feel like I’m just rounding into form/playing well at the turn. So, when available time is there 18 for sure, but typically end up just at 9


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

I enjoy playing 9 in the evenings, I don’t feel rushed to get 18 in before sunset and can just enjoy the game. I tend to keep the score card away during a fun 9 round.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:21 PM

I don’t PREFER playing 9. But it affords me an opportunity to play more frequently.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

View Postchal0072, on 16 July 2018 - 10:57 PM, said:

I play a lot of 9 by myself then hit the range or range then 9 hole, but with friends always 18.

Same routine for myself

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:11 PM

I really like the “twilight 9” which usually turns into 12 and really most of the time it does leave me wanting more. Might be why when i play 18 i can really f-up holes 13-15....


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

9 makes sense for club members.  But for us pay as you go people I would feel I was getting ripped off if it wasnít half price.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

I would rather walk 9 than ride 18.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:32 PM

And I like playing 9 holes so much that virtually every day that I play, I play 9 holes twice.

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:04 PM

Now that fall has come around. 9 holes is perfect when it gets dark on weekdays at 8pm

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:31 PM

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View PostTwism86, on 16 July 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

What annoys me about playing 9 at some courses near me is they dont have a 9 hole price, just a twilight price, which if you get there at 4pm or 6pm its the same. Only thing is you can finish 18 holes at 4pm in the summer.

Agreed, when the USGA adopted the "play 9" promotion there should have been a nation wide campaign to lower 9 hole pricing. Maybe there was but I have never seen a course with a equivalent per hole price as 18 holes. It didn't make sense to me.

This is why the play 9 promotion never took hold.  At some local courses it's $50 for 18 or $35 for 9.  That's not enough discount and lots of courses don't even have a 9 hole rate.


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

He feels usually happy just to play anytime.
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

View PostBrowns71213, on 16 July 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

I would love to play 9 holes as long as they were holes 4-12. On 1-3 I'm still getting warmed up and by 13 I've usually lost focus.

totally agree.  for me, i'm best on the middle 9 of an 18 hole round.  i never have time to warm up and hit balls before round.  takes a few to get going, then the last 4-5 holes are a total grind.  whatever mess i've made earlier in the round just weigh very heavily in my mind by the end...and with it, all the tinkering to try and make it stop.  which makes it worse...i'm sure you all know the drill.
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

I have access to two 9-hole courses, one with and one without a driving range. I enjoy playing both (just don't have time for 18 most days), but much prefer playing the former -- if I don't get to hit at least some balls before teeing off, I'm on hole 7 before my driver starts clicking.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:43 PM

Courses near me don't offer 9 holes as a true option. You pay for 18 and if you decide to leave after 9 then that's on you.

Some discount would be nice though.
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

View PostFerguson, on 16 July 2018 - 08:04 AM, said:

9 just doesn't feel good.

9 holes is just Fore play.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:01 PM

I prefer to play 18, but given length of time, it's not always possible. Fortunately, I have two nine hole tracks near me. One is a par 27 and one is a par 33. The first is $20 on the weekend (no cart option given the length). The second is $25 without cart and $36 with cart. Second moves at faster pace than the first. Regardless, both are faster than committing to a full 18.
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Posted 04 September 2018 - 05:06 PM

I've never felt worse on a golf course than shooting lights out on 9, having a chance to break my 18 scoring record, and having to leave. The what ifs haunt me for a long time.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

I play a lot of 9 hole rounds.  I really like it.  A quick 9 before work or at dusk is sublime.

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 01:38 AM

Our front 9 has been closed for 2 months.
Been playing the back 9 twice to get in 18.
I play at 6:30AM by my self and usually don't see anyone until I'm finished.
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 02:53 AM

At my old home course a large bucket of balls was $13 and the super twilight 9-hole rate was $20 w/ cart. Itís kind of a no-brainer at that price to play 9 if you have the time to hit a large bucket at the range, use the chipping area, and putt on the practice green

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:52 AM

Very rarely will I have the time to play 18 as it’s tedious to walk all that and time isn’t on my side with me still being a new player I spend most of the time looking for my balls
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:28 PM

Went to work early and got off around 2:30, and headed to the golf course for nine holes. It started raining in the middle of the round, then stopped, and I was able to finish up. On the way home it really started up again. Nice to sneak nine in. I had a blast and was playing well for a change. I have things to do and 18 just takes up too much time. It is starting to get dark and after work golf is going to end soon. I played nine yesterday as well. I pay $13 to ride nine, a full course, during the week.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:14 PM

9 feels kind of incomplete for me.  If I play 9, I’m usually practicing during off-hours and playing multiple balls to work on something (or a few somethings).  It’s more about the on-course practice than it is about actually playing golf.  

Of course, I’m not posting a score.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:49 AM

I'm the complete opposite. I hate only playing 9 holes. Only time I really enjoy playing 9 is if I just played 18.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

With the cold weather arriving , playing nine is great! From 11 to 3 is the perfect time.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:03 PM

I walk 9 holes 5 days a week and then ride 18 on Saturday. My home course is too hilly/long for me to walk 18. So this way I get some exercise and my golf fix.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

I do not prefer it but Iím finding my game benefits more from 9 holes than just hitting balls
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Posted 24 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

I was barely able to squeeze in nine holes with my son and a friend. No time for practice. I wanted to play more, but it was still a blast. It was 64*F outside after Thanksgiving, a real thanksgiving playing this late in the year. When your starting to play well, who wants to stop?
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:17 PM

View PostTanner25, on 14 July 2018 - 06:41 AM, said:

Anyone prefer to play 9 holes of golf? I have found there are many benefits. Score does not become an obsession, less tired, less cost, less time, more social etc. Some courses make it a bit more expensive than it should be. But, I recently played one course, that just cut the green fee in half, which was nice. It's also a cool idea to drive/explore courses that are 1-2 hours away and play one you wouldn't normally play - in the same about amount of time of playing a local course for 18 holes.

Most courses charge for 18 so it can be expensive.  Join a private CC and it's no problem.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:14 PM

“Join a private CC and it’s no problem”?   Virtually every course I’ve seen has a nine hole rate.  So...no problem.  Plus, not everyone has ready access to reasonably priced private clubs to facilitate the whole ‘just play a few holes’ thing.  

I personally don’t like calling it quits after 9 holes.  If I’m playing well after 9, I want to continue the mojo.  If I’m playing poorly, I want to redeem myself on the back 9.  That said, I will get in a few half-rounds - mainly to work on something specific on the course, like mid irons or half wedges for example.

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