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VOTE: What's the best Open Championship venue?


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Poll: Members Choice: The best Open Championship venue (383 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best open Championship venue?

  1. Carnoustie Golf Links (75 votes [19.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.58%

  2. Old Course at St. Andrews (182 votes [47.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.52%

  3. Muirfield (45 votes [11.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.75%

  4. Royal St. George's Golf Club (6 votes [1.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.57%

  5. Royal Liverpool Golf Club (4 votes [1.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.04%

  6. Royal Troon Golf Club (8 votes [2.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.09%

  7. Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club (8 votes [2.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.09%

  8. Royal Portrush Golf Club (13 votes [3.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.39%

  9. Royal Birkdale Golf Club (14 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  10. Turnberry (28 votes [7.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.31%

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#91 Oliver Klozoff

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 09:54 AM

Turnberry.  I've been fortunate to play them all.  Turnberry (current version) and Muirfield are by far the best designs.  But the changes to Turnberry where it can now stretch to 7400+ and tees can be adjusted to fit the expected wind for the day.  It's really hard but completely fair.

BTW, I'm no Trump supporter, but the caddies and staff absolutely love what Trump did to the place.  It was a dying resort and he salvaged their jobs.  As a resort it still needs a lot of improvements.  There's almost nothing nearby, and the food and service are pretty bad.  But the course is 5 star.

Edited by Oliver Klozoff, 29 October 2018 - 10:01 AM.


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#92 stixman

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 07:50 AM

 Oliver Klozoff, on 29 October 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:

Turnberry.  I've been fortunate to play them all.  Turnberry (current version) and Muirfield are by far the best designs.  But the changes to Turnberry where it can now stretch to 7400+ and tees can be adjusted to fit the expected wind for the day.  It's really hard but completely fair.

BTW, I'm no Trump supporter, but the caddies and staff absolutely love what Trump did to the place.  It was a dying resort and he salvaged their jobs.  As a resort it still needs a lot of improvements.  There's almost nothing nearby, and the food and service are pretty bad.  But the course is 5 star.

Great assessment, I hold no brief for Mr Trump either but everything I've seen re. his golf developments has been out of the top drawer.
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#93 stixman

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:06 AM

 bghanson7p, on 23 October 2018 - 09:48 AM, said:

I was at the Open in '95 and will always be completely in love with the Old Course.  I am also in disagreement with some here who say that less town encroachment is better.  Golf courses in Scotland are the town, and the towns connection to them makes them all the more wonderful.  That being said if they played the Open at the Old Course every year no one would complain.
I have played three of the Rota: Old Course, Turnberry and Muirfield my favorite being St. Andrews, but I would have rather played additional rounds at Nairn or Royal Dornoch (my favorite Scottish Course period) than Muirfield.  A stuffy place where they (at least in the past) went out of their way to remind you you are a guest at their discretion.

'A stuffy place where they (at least in the past) went out of their way to remind you you are a guest at their discretion.'

Nothing like to the same extent as St Andrews at Hastings on Hudson, Baltusrol and Sleepy Hollow, from my presonal experience!
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:00 AM

St. Andrews is a legend, but it's ridiculously easy for modern players, especially if there is no wind.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:23 PM

View PostIgnatius Reilly, on 17 July 2018 - 09:23 AM, said:

Tough to choose, they're all so good.

I went with Carnoustie - maybe because it's the current one, and maybe because it's so nasty.

St. Andrews has an undeniable claim for being the best-known and oldest.

Turnberry has been taken out of contention for the time being....

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

Having played at Carnoustie and the Old Lady, I can't say anything but St. Andrews. The place is pure magic.
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