Wonderful Golf Courses

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PinHi
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New Stoney Run Golf Club by Ed Balaun Par 72 7122 Yds. Mixed tree forest but clean underneath and course looks clean. Lots of colourful planting along the way on this course. Looks very nice. Love the fairway mow pattern and deeper green colour. Plays very well and looks great. Good challenge from tee to green. Play in all conditions. Excellent! :smile:
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Fairview GC by Lez Marwick Par 70 7222 yds. Very nice course - leaf trees scattered along course in places - never really come into play. Pretty flat land - but designed very well with ponds in some areas. This could be your home town course just outside town limits and surrounded by farmland. A fictional course that could very well fit in with landscape between Kitchener to Windsor area in Ontario Canada as well. Plays good and wide open enough to play in breeze and wind. Par 5 13th hole is 731 yds long and so your only chance for an eagle on this hole is an iron from 130 yards or so out from green even with wind on your back. Certainly need some gusty and windy conditions as greens are easy. I like this course. Ideal! :smile:
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Northern Dunes 2.0 (The Open) by Mike Jones Par 72 7513 yds. Top notch links course. Good fairways and greens - need to stay focused - get too far off the fairway and will pay the price. Sound of wind and water on this course. The dark colour of water makes it look cold. Pot bunkers waiting for an errant shot. This course begs for gusty and windy conditions. Add in Pebble sound file and some stormy looking sky for a round or two. An oldie but goldie - have always loved this course. Wonderful! :smile:
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Pine Dunes Golf Club by Jamey Hribal Par 72 6994 yds. Nice mountain backdrop - mixed tree forest. Loved look of deep rough and dry grasses. Not a lot of water that comes into play to worry about. Good fairways and nice size but fairly easy greens. Breeze and gusty would be great - windy too if your up for the challenge - should be fine. Very nice! :smile:
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Pinehurst #2 2008 by Robert Miller Par 70 7229 yds. Pinewood forest with pine needles underneath. No water to worry about - fairways are good size as well as greens. Housing can be seen at times throughout course. Good looking course and can be played in all conditions if you like. Robert Miller also done this course in 2014 and rather than rough alongside of fairway its called sand hill - looks a bit like waste sand - anyway I posted this one as I like this one better. Looks neat and cleaner to me. :smile:
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Avocet at Wild Wing 2003 by by Art Patscheck Par 72 7140 yds. Nice course - mixed tree lined fairways - clean underneath trees. Good colour combinations - fairways and greens are good. Greens nicely contoured and helps to keep scores within reason. Lots of water and can come into play. Play in all conditions. Excellent! :smile:
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Medinah C.C. (No.3) 2005 by John Pineda Par 72 7403 yds. Beautiful Golf course - mixed trees with some large mature leaf trees that line fairways. Grass under trees looks nice. Not much water on this course to be concerned with. Deep green colours standout when sunlight is on fairways. Fairways and greens are a good size - with some greens providing a challenge. Looks great and plays great. I would say breeze and gusty is all the wind you need on this course. Wonderful course. :smile:
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Medinah C.C. (No.3) 2005 by John Pineda Par 72 7403 yds. Beautiful Golf course - mixed trees with some large mature leaf trees that line fairways. Grass under trees looks nice. Not much water on this course to be concerned with. Deep green colours standout when sunlight is on fairways. Fairways and greens are a good size - with some greens providing a challenge. Looks great and plays great. I would say breeze and gusty is all the wind you need on this course. Wonderful course. :smile:
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This course is scheduled to host President's Cup in 2026 and hosted the Ryder Cup in 2012. As stated by PinHi this version he recommends came out in 2005. Since then as seen in 2012 and at the 2019 BMW Championship there were significant changes to 2 holes, #15 and #17. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/medina ... -club-no-3
Its par-3 17th is the most prominent example. It was shifted to a new location in 1986, to precede a whole new 18th hole. (The original 17th is now the 13th.) Ten years later, the 17th green was moved away from a lakefront to a spot atop a hill, but after Tiger Woods’ first (of two) PGA Championship victories on the course, the green was moved back down to water’s edge, where it remains today.
https://www.reesjonesinc.com/medinah-co ... er-cup.php
Here are pictures of the new 15th hole that was shortened by 100 yards to be a possible driveable par 4 if can avoid new lake added to right side of fairway and to front right side of green changing what was once a rather bland par 4 hole.

Medinah #3 could certainly use an update as well as Quail Hollow that has had several of its opening holes changed as well as #16. Hole #1 has had added 100 yards to it now playing as a dogleg left to right. Hole #2 used to be a par 3 and now is a right to left dogleg par 4. Hole #4 used to be a par 4, but is now a par 3. Hole #5 used to be a par 5 that is now a left to right par 4 where as holes #4 and #5 now take up ground where hole #5 once was. Hole #16 has had lake pulled in to left side of green and directly behind it. https://www.provisualizer.com/2dplanner ... 1,,,,,&v=2
Quail Hollow also is set to host President's Cup in 2022 and not long from now in 2025 will host the PGA following behind Justin Thomas winning the PGA in 2017 at Quail Hollow.

There seems to have been a change of hole configuration thought of for the President's Cup keeping in mind that in match play all matches do not go 18 holes. Changing the course's hole configuration at Quail Hollow was also done before at Liberty National when it hosted the President's Cup in 2017 that Glenn Braden along with Joe Otto so correctly put out their President's Cup course layout in that same year. https://www.pgatour.com/news/2020/04/28 ... 20Carolina.
In other words, it was imperative to get next year’s Presidents Cup matches to these demanding tests – the 16th, a par 4 of 506 yards; the 17th, a white-knuckle par 3 of 223 yards over water; and the 18th, a 494-yard par 4 that is guarded entirely on the left by a small creek that looks wider than the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the new routing, the Green Mile (annually, 16-17-18 rank the three toughest holes at the Wells Fargo Championship) will play as Nos. 13-14-15, and if you’re looking for the definition of “no-brainer,” consider this: At the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia, all 30 matches reached the 15th hole at Royal Melbourne, but 18 of them failed to get to the 18th. (After playing the Green Mile as holes 13-14-15, the adjusted routing will take you to 16-17-18 – what is currently the par-5 10th, then the par-4 11th, then over to the par-4 ninth.) For all the passionate care he pours into Quail Hollow, Johnny Harris concedes that “it was almost by accident” that the re-routing will be seamless for the 2021 Presidents Cup. When players complete the short, dogleg right par-4 eighth hole, rather than turn left and head to what is the ninth tee, they’ll proceed to what is presently the tee box at the par-4 12th and close out their outward nine at a very tight driving hole that features a demanding approach to an elevated green. (The par-3 13th will serve as the 10th hole.) While making No. 12 the ninth hole will accommodate the desire to get 16-17-18 earlier into the mix, there is significantly more to the back than the Green Mile. The fun really starts when players step into a unique amphitheater beginning with the tee shot at the par-4 14th, which will be the 11th hole for the Presidents Cup. This dynamic stretch of holes – from the short 11th, to the par-5 12th that moves uphill right-to-left and will be reachable in two, then to the famed Green Mile stretch at 13-14-15 – brings water into play, but also the coveted risk-reward mentality.
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The one issue would be you would need to start from scratch on Quail Hollow. The current course is locked and unless Tim Hagen can be found and still happens to have an unlocked version it would be close to try and get a quality version out. Not saying it can't be done but it would take some work.

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Lenton Heath Memorial Golf Course by Stephen Sullivan Par 72 7238 yds. Beautiful heathland course with the purple heather. Has pot bunkers - no water to worry about. Great looking fairways and good greens. Loved the farmland panorama on this course it fits in so well and makes the course stand out. Play this with wind and breeze for a great round. This one is a gem! :smile:
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