Longest / Hardest Course You've Played??
Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:01 PM
Titleist 910F 15*, 19*
Titleist 712 AP2 3i-9i TT S400
Mizuno MP-T5 48*, 54*, 58*
Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 2 - CS
Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:35 PM
7,325 yards Tip of The Horn 77.2 Rating 151 Slope
America's 50 Toughest Golf Course 2007 Golf Digest
Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:44 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:14 PM
TEE XCG4 @ 16.5* w/Fujikura Motore 65g
TEE XCG7 Beta @ 19*/22* w/Matrix Red Tie
Bridgestone J15DPF 5-GW w/SteelFiber i95
Ping G25 @ 54*/58* w/Nippon Modus3 120
Nickent Omen Tour TeCu TS1 Putter
Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:30 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:43 AM
that must've felt like 65! i played it this past year, il open qual, windy and raining- 79 made it out!!! Normal quals you're looking at 70 might get you in a playoff!
Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:28 AM
I do remember US Pub qualifier at Los Serannos South from Jacks Blacks!! Jeez...can the USGA make a course difficult!! Greens 10-12 on the stimp depending on what time you went out. (36 in a day) The rough was about 6.5" supposedly. (I thought it was thicker!) I'm pretty sure even par made playoff. I think I shot 8 over...and felt good about it (after 36 holes) LOL...oh and it was like 105 degrees out there in the summer!!! *Brutal*
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:17 AM
R11 3 Wood/Tee XCG-V 5 wood
Ping i20's 3-PW
Tour Issue Ghost Corza
Srixon XV / Volvik /TP-X
Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:28 PM
THERE IS A REASON IT ALWAYS COMES UP ON TOP OF ANYLIST
MUCH SAND BUT NOT A RAKE ON THE COURSE
ONLY TWO PAR FIVES, THE ONE OVER SIX HUNDRED YARDS HAS BEEN REACHED. BECAUCE OF THE BOULDERS AT THREE HUNDRED YARDS, THE OTHER WOULD BE DIFFICULT WITH A PLATEUU GREEN.
THE BEST FAIR FINE COURSE I HAVE EVER SEEN
Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:17 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:35 PM
True. #18 is 500+ yards of uphill, upwind pain.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:12 AM
Edited by Drewmun, 26 December 2011 - 08:31 AM.
Titleist 910 F 15.0, Titleist F3 18
Titleist 913 H 21
Titleist AP2 4-PW
Taylor Made Corza Ghost
Titleist Vokey SM 4 50 56
Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:33 AM
I've heard the course is close to 7,800 from there. It wasn't fun and I won't do it again.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:41 PM
Titleist AP1, AP2, CB Combo XP-95 S300
Titleist Vokey Raw 54
Titleist Vokey Raw 58
Odyssey 2-Ball Tour Fill
Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:15 PM
#1 - Winged Foot West - long, penal, green surrounds are ridiculous, and the greens are the tough, and when they are running - which is often - a 3 putt is more common than a one putt.
From the replies I've played;
Bethpage Black - several times with the rough up - exceeds Winged Foot in length but besides #1 & 2 you don't need to shape a shot off the tee and the greens are tame. I've played the Black about 30 times and some of the holes are incredibly long: #5, 9, 10, 12, 15 are almost unreachable in regulation. Even when I'm not hitting it well, good but no my best, I would say the Black is a tough par but relatively easy bogey. I cant say that for Winged Foot...
Whistling Straits - with the winds up, the day I played it, it is damn near impossible, but that's only for the holes directly on the lake. Inland holes can be had, and if the wind is down...
Tobacco Road - I love this course, but I would never put it in the difficult category. Play Strantz's other design - Tot Hill Farm - that course is hard...but doesn't compare to any of the above.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:55 PM
1] PGA Sawgrass- Just a bear.
2] Kiawah Ocean- If wind blows...PGA winner will be over par.
3] Waterville Ireland- Unrelenting
4] Carnoustie- The members beg for ridiculous conditions of play.
5] Wingedfoot- Fairways all tilt and hitting them next to impossible.
There's a reason why they won't bring the pros to Pine Valley....They'll eat it up. Int'l Pines at 8325 Tiger Tees is a par 76 or was when I played the Tiger Tees.
Spyglass is a bear. Wolf Creek is very tough and so totally unique. Toughest short course....Shattuck in NH. Over 150 slope and 6600 yards. Tougher than Tobaco Road similar yardage.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:42 PM
The prince course at princeville, HI
The harvester, number 15, par 5, uphill 100 feet from tee to green, 660 yards
The fun part is the next hole, 512 downhill par 4.
Greens always at 12-13
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:14 PM
Visited a buddy in Carmel and played there in the middle of summer. We were hung over and played from the Purgatory tips... it was a looooong day... I remember the long par 5. Driver, 3W, 5i, chip and a putt for a par.... I don't think I'll allow myself to play that hole again.
Somehow I wasn't in more than 1 or 2 traps... my buddy spent 70% of the day getting out of them it seemed.
TEE CB4 15* Fujikura Rombax 7V05
TEE CB4 19* Matrix Studio 94
Mizuno MP-59 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120
Miura 1957 51Y & 55C Modus3 Tour 120
Fourteen MT28V5 60* Modus3 Tour 120
Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:19 PM
Tees Yards Rating Slope
Tournament 7310 75.7 152
Championship 6797 73.5 145
Resort 6406 71.7 138
Forward 5102 73.5 129
Played it a few years ago, and I'm glad I got a price break. T'was a long day...
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:34 PM
D eat up pine valley since nooneBROKE PAR FOR THE FIRST 45 YEARS YES YEARS THAT IT WAS IN EXSISTENCE. SLOPE. is 156 IF IREMBER CORRECTLY. THEYTELLTHE MEMBERS NOT TOBRING ANYON WHO HAS A HANDICAP OVER FIFTEEN AND CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. ALSOTHE CADDIEMASTER TELLS THE PLAYER HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIVOTS.
Don't know why guys play PV and then advertise it's so tough. It's immaculate. It's exclusive. It's maybe the best in the US, although I believe Merion is nicer and just as tough. The membership is not willing to allow the best to come. Why? They let the top Am's come for the Walker Cup. It maintains its mystique of difficulty by not letting the pros come and eat it up. I have played many places that restrict players based on handicap. The Valley restricts based on a multitude of fronts. Different logos for members, no yardage markers, total trust in your caddie. And many aren't that good. Especially the one I had the day I played. Only time I ever had a caddie get decked by another after he misclubbed me by three clubs and the other caddie womped him. Philly is maybe the best area in the US for golf, although much of it is private. The GAP is a great setup. PV pulled out of it. Why? Maybe because they were getting whopped by Tavistock every year! PV had always said they had the best group of golfers. GAP proved that wrong. Son in philly and plus cap and he'll tell you Aronimink is the toughest in his mind. But he hits it a mile. So PV was a lot of 2 irons off tee for him. AND NOBODY BROKE PAR AT ST ANDREWS FOR 53 YEARS AND NOBODY WILL TELL YOU IT'S A TOUGH COURSE. Doug CT/FL
Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:05 AM
Hardest: Ocean Course Kiawah, no doubt. When it's windy (364 days a year), it's brutal. Long and difficult
I LOVE the new Dye course at French Lick. I got to play early and met Pete Dye and his wife. I also LOVED the Ocean Course at Kiawah and would highly recommend it.
However I think the toughest for me was the length and tight fairways at Crooked Stick in Carmel Indiana. That was the first time I met mr. Dye - 1991 PGA Championship.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users