Are the 47 Links Courses from Microsoft All in .CRZ?

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MrBill
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Are the 47 Links Courses from Microsoft All in .CRZ?

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I've been a Links 2003 player off and on for years on my old computers and I believe I have every course available from Microsoft on the original CD's. Recently got a new computer and have Links 2003 up and running on Windows 10 with no problems, so it seems. Rather than go through the loading of each curse from a CD, I would like to just buy the 47 courses from this website, which seems a whole lot easier. I would like to know if the 47 courses are in .CRZ format rather than having to load the older courses and convert some of them.

Thanks for looking,

Bill
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Re: Are the 47 Links Courses from Microsoft All in .CRZ?

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Yes, they are crzs (per purchase in 2017). Some of them also contain the Links 2000 versions. They were at the time .exes that you could point to a directory and unzip; or just use 7zip or similar to open the .exe as an archive and just drag out wherever you want.

Hopefully you'll also avail yourself of the numerous superior courses by the best architects at Links Corner.
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Re: Are the 47 Links Courses from Microsoft All in .CRZ?

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MrBill, there isn't 1 course in that group of 47 that's good enough to make this list of best courses in Links, and all of these are free:

Cherry Hills CC - Members Course
Baltusrol Lower - Members Course 2017
Glen Abbey Members
RLSA Members
East Lake Members
AAC-Highlands Course
Augusta National 2009
Crooked Creek HD
Whistling Straits HD
Royal Melbourne GC
Pine Valley Golf Club
Wentworth West 2014 PGA
Firestone-South Course 2016-18
Oakmont Country Club 2010 Beta
Bethpage Black HD
Torrey Pines South 2013
Bay Hill 2016 - TE
Pinehurst #2 HD
Kapalua Plantation 2009 - Used
Harbour Town Golf Links
Bro Hof Slott - Stadium Course Final
Hazeltine National Golf Club 2009
Burns' Old Links HD
Pilgrim Trails Golf Club
Shadowlands GC HD
Cara Brae HD
Rugged Dune GC
Royal Kenya Country Club
Las Joyas HD
Royal County Kilderry 2003
Atlantic Point
Pacific Breaks 2003
El Escorpion 2005
Crystal Pines HD
Pine Valley Golf Club
Whistling Straits HD
St. Andrews Old HD
Royal Troon Champ. HD
Turnberry The Ailsa Course HD
Carnoustie 2007
Portmarnock Links

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Re: Are the 47 Links Courses from Microsoft All in .CRZ?

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MrBill, everybody has their own list of favorite courses. Some of those 47 can't be found anywhere else.
No matter where you go, there you are.
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GoBucks wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 11:10 am MrBill, everybody has their own list of favorite courses. Some of those 47 can't be found anywhere else.
As I see it there are 47 separate courses available for less than $15 at most when courses by themselves in older additions of Links went for about $20 for each one released. Some of these MS courses have not been redone, so they are interesting to have. https://www.linkscountryclub.com/courses
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Pete,

Thanks so much for your recommendations. I downloaded a few and they are incredible to play - far above the Microsoft courses, as you said. Again, thanks for taking the time to prepare your list.

Bill
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From a mere 47... :cheers1:
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