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#31 Senna

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

My Favourite is the 2nd at Portsalon (Ireland)

View from tee;
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A real risk & reward hole, the further you aim over the water the shorter the approach.  Aim too far right and you are left with a blind second with water in-front of the green.

View of green and back up fairway
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

View PostSenna, on 18 November 2012 - 10:49 PM, said:

My Favourite is the 2nd at Portsalon (Ireland)

View from tee;
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A real risk & reward hole, the further you aim over the water the shorter the approach.  Aim too far right and you are left with a blind second with water in-front of the green.

View of green and back up fairway
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Amazing!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

#5 at Grand Cypress on the East Course

Longer than 17 at Sawgrass with a smaller green
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

That I have played

Favourite Par 5:
2nd at Glendower, I think Bobby Locke called it the best par 5 in South Africa
http://www.glendower....php?page=hole2

Par 4:
7th at Killarney CC, my home course. Can't find a picture for it unfortunately.

Par 3:

15th at Parkview Golf club. One of the prettiest holes in Johannesburg
http://www.compleatg...olfclub15th.jpg

My favourite over all though...

Par 5:
13th at Augusta

Par 4:
11th at Augusta

Par 3:
Any at Pinnacle Point
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

View PostRanger Rick, on 19 November 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

That I have played

Favourite Par 5:
2nd at Glendower, I think Bobby Locke called it the best par 5 in South Africa
http://www.glendower....php?page=hole2

Par 4:
7th at Killarney CC, my home course. Can't find a picture for it unfortunately.

Par 3:

15th at Parkview Golf club. One of the prettiest holes in Johannesburg
http://www.compleatg...olfclub15th.jpg

My favourite over all though...

Par 5:
13th at Augusta

Par 4:
11th at Augusta

Par 3:
Any at Pinnacle Point
http://www.zuidafrik...ecialist.nl.jpg
http://www.golfoncou...golfresort4.jpg

Those par 3's at pinnacle point look crazy good! Rugged but breathtaking!


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:25 AM

18th hole at Millbrook Resort, par 5 reachable with a really good tee shot but 2nd shot is all or nothing over a small pond

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

8th pebble. 3 iron to 10 feet. Caddy says to lag it and take your par!!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

1 number 10 at Arcadia Bluffs- teeing off from the bottom of a bluff, and staying down there
2 #4 (might be #3) Whistling Straights the long par 4
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Number 15 at Cypress Point. Sixteen isn't bad either.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

Ranger, you say you are a member of Kilarney?  I played there about 12 years ago with a member, Joe O'Reilly who owned O'Reilly Tours and he was a wonderful gentleman.  He flew over on the Concord in 1997 to play Congressional before the US Open, and he left after 9 holes cause he had to catch his plane back!

Some of my favorite holes:

16&17 at Bay Hills
18 at Glen Abbey
4, 6, 11, 14 and 16 at Ponte Vedre Ocean Course (just love that course for some reason)
18 Valhalla
6,11 & 18 at Congressional
18 Pine Valley
18 Sawgrass (+ a few others, only played it once and shotgunned so don't remember which ones exactly)
12 & 18 Old Head
18 Adare Manor

The course I remember with the most great holes is Cassique at Kiawah


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Favorite I've played (by far): #11 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

Favorite to watch the pros play: #12 at Augusta
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

I Can't pick just one. These aren't neccessarily the best looking holes, but the ones I could play over and over. The 7th at Ballyneal in particular has one of the best greens in the world allowing the hole, approaches and putts to be played dozens of different ways.


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Sleepy Hollow #15 green from elevated fairway by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Ballyneal #7 chip from right front - rev by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Old Mac #7 - Ocean - fsteep uphill approach w. Pacific Ocean over the crest r by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Sunningdale Old #5 from tee by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Western Gailes #6 (Lappock) red post guide for 2nd shot by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Prestwick #17 - Alps - Line of shot marked by Caddie Andy by tewiespix, on Flickr

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

In no particular order...

#5 - Bandon Dunes
#4 - Pacific Dunes
#18 - TPC Sawgrass
#3 - St. Cloud C.C.
#12 - Broken Top Club
#3 - Keeton Park Golf Course
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

#16 cypress point. Jaw dropping. But 15, and 17 are also spectacular aswell.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

Up until a few weeks ago it would have been 17th on the Old Course St Andrew's (never has a bogey felt so good!).  Now it has to be the 15th on Wentworth's West course.  Stroke index 4, 477 yards off the White tees, it is such a tough hole.  I played the course a month back, probably for the first and last time (it's so expensive), and made a par with a driver, 3 wood, sand wedge from greenside bunker to 3 feet and made the putt.  A great feeling and therefore it has to be my favourite hole.  Colin


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

#1 Machrihanish and #2 at Royal Dornoch

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Hard to pick a single hole, but one of my favorites is #14 at Chambers Bay.  "Cape Fear" is a long sweeping downhill par 4 with a diagonal fairway that features a small bunker right in the middle.  This bunker forces a decision:  go left requires a long carry but yields a very short approach, or bail right and face a ~200 yard second shot.  Fun to play!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

19th. Especially after a bad round that has me pushing money onto the table rather than pulling it off.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

#1 at the Kingsley Club in Northern Michigan. The view from the first tee is unforgettable.
http://www.kingsleyc...r/1st-hole.html
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

View PostPGA_AllTheWay, on 19 November 2012 - 08:02 AM, said:

Longer than 17 at Sawgrass with a smaller green

Here's to hoping you get out more!  :)


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

The 9th hole at Royal County Down.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

View PostCongoTerp, on 24 November 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:

Ranger, you say you are a member of Kilarney?  I played there about 12 years ago with a member, Joe O'Reilly who owned O'Reilly Tours and he was a wonderful gentleman.  He flew over on the Concord in 1997 to play Congressional before the US Open, and he left after 9 holes cause he had to catch his plane back!

Some of my favorite holes:

16&17 at Bay Hills
18 at Glen Abbey
4, 6, 11, 14 and 16 at Ponte Vedre Ocean Course (just love that course for some reason)
18 Valhalla
6,11 & 18 at Congressional
18 Pine Valley
18 Sawgrass (+ a few others, only played it once and shotgunned so don't remember which ones exactly)
12 & 18 Old Head
18 Adare Manor

The course I remember with the most great holes is Cassique at Kiawah

Wrong Killarney haha. I live in South Africa.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

View PostBubb, on 27 November 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

#1 at the Kingsley Club in Northern Michigan. The view from the first tee is unforgettable.
http://www.kingsleyc...r/1st-hole.html
Awesome hole, I like that shortish par four that works the same direction of #1 and slopes hard from right to left.  Probably about hole #6 or 7
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Too many to choose but of the holes I've actually played and that really left an impression on me......in no particular order.

4 and 17 @ Old Head (Really could pick almost every hole :D )

Old-Head 4.jpg

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The 5th @ Portrush

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#11 @ Ballybunion

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Kingsbarns #12

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The 14th @ Doonbeg

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

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8th Erinvale, Cape Town SA

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1st Machrihanish, Scotland. .Yes, there is a fairway on the other side of the beach. The beach is not OB.

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Anywhere on Ballater Golf Club, Scotland where I learned to play.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:12 AM

15th & 16th at Cypress is heaven on earth...

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

.....not an actual golf hole but ideally MY favorite golf hole would be a reachable par 4..

based on my current ability it would have to be shortish--not more than 300 yds.....unless it's downhill..

it would also have to have a good risk/reward feature and a breathtaking view..

....i will always approach such a hole with excitement and anticipation as the possibility of making a hole-in-one or an eagle on a

par 4 will make me want to play it again....and again...and again!!...........and again!


PS..the worse golf holes for me are 3-shot par 5s!!....not those that make you play for position but those that are unreachable even by the longest hitters..

BTW..i haven't found a reachable par 4 i really liked yet....and i believe all courses should have at least one..

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:20 AM

2nd hole at Peachtree Atlanta
5th and 13Th New south Wales Australia.
8Th at pebble.
7Th and 18th at palmetto SC
11Th at Atlanta athletic.
10Th at Riviera.
5Th and 6th at Newcastle Australia.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

Can't pick one actual hole -- so instead it's a "cross country" hole we made up combination of the 3rd/4th here.  

Tee from the Par 3 3rd over the green, off the cliff,  to #4 fairway (if you make the 280 poke) then play in to #4 green with the 180-230 you have left in =]

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

Singling out one probably isn't fair to the holes that don't come to mind right now. But, one of my favorite tee shots is the 10th at Sugarloaf in Maine.


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