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Old 02-07-2018, 05:04 PM
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New Jersey - Stafford, with Greystone, Woods not for behind. I've played neither.
Connecticut - Wickham, then Cranbury, Park. I played and enjoyed Wickham.
Rhode Island - Willow Valley. Only Ninigret existed when I played in R.I..
Vermont - the people say Smugglers Notch. And while I like it, I don't think it is quite the borderline top-25 in the world that its rating says it is.
New Hampshire - Whie the people say Salmon Falls, which does have some shining moments, I preferred Otter Brook.
Maine - there are a lot of great options, but Sabattus is where you need to go. I also liked Woodland Valley, and many others, too.

mid-September - mid-October would be a good window to play.
Great info here, thanks!

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Northern Virginia and central Maryland have plenty of choice offerings as you make your way through.
Depending on how much time I end up with there will probably be a camping night at the Blockhouse. I still haven't played Hawk Hollow, although somehow I have an ace there.


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Old 02-14-2018, 11:03 AM
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You say you're on a camping road trip...in center-west NH there's Storr's Pond, which besides having a great DGC, has camping available on site ( you actually have to walk through the campground to get from the front to back nine)
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:15 PM
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If you time it right in September you might even be able to catch World's this year. If you do play at Smuggler's Notch, and only have time for one of the two courses, definitely Brewster Ridge, unless you like rope OB everywhere, then Fox Run is your course. Multiple courses in the capital region of NY are worth playing as well, though Captain Anhyzer would probably be better suited to telling you about them than me, but Hyzer Creek is fun, and the foliage is probably amazing, and J-Park has rave reviews, though I've never played it (planning on it this year hopefully).

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Old 02-14-2018, 02:37 PM
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If you time it right in September you might even be able to catch World's this year. If you do play at Smuggler's Notch, and only have time for one of the two courses, definitely Brewster Ridge, unless you like rope OB everywhere, then Fox Run is your course. Multiple courses in the capital region of NY are worth playing as well, though Captain Anhyzer would probably be better suited to telling you about them than me, but Hyzer Creek is fun, and the foliage is probably amazing, and J-Park has rave reviews, though I've never played it (planning on it this year hopefully).
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:56 PM
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If I were doing this trip, I'd go north up I95, and come back through the mountains of NY and PA. I'd be pooped, but something like the following would epic...

Iron Hill, DE - no brainer, mins off 95. Bring your A game if you play the Golds.
Stafford Woods, NJ - quick to play and fun.
Greystone Woods, NJ - if you have time, it's a great choice.

Wickham, CT - haven't played.
Maple Hill, MA - overrated IMO, but it's still a must play.
Pyramids, MA - when in Rome.

Salmon Falls, NH - haven't played, but seems a good choice maybe.
Maine - haven't been here yet.

North Calais, VT - second fav course in the NE. RIP status might be hard to gain access outside dubs.
Smuggs, VT - a little overrated, but Worlds duh.
Otter Brook, NH - fun wooded course.

Frost Valley, NY - call ahead and make sure open and maintained. IMO the best course in the NE.
Warwick, NY - love this course. Private Oasis course also across the street.
Mine Kill, NY - great open course.
J Park, NY - cool course.

Nockamixon, PA - epic NE woods course.
Muddy Run, PA - fun big course in PA, immaculately maintained and one of the best in PA.

Paw Paw, WV - two of my favs, easier to take I-81 to NC instead of I-95 from here.
Ditto Farms, MD - fun course on way to Paw Paw.
Greenfield, VA - great course close to 81.
Ashe County, NC - best public course in NC IMO
Heritage Farm, NC - new private course haven't played, but heard good things.
Sugaree, NC - epic, RIP'd but probably open
Black Jack, NC - epic, RIP'd and might be hard to gain access outside of dubs.

I-95
Lake Marshall, VA - Flyboy of the middle Atlantic but bigger.
Hawk Hallow, VA - might still be my favorite in VA, might be open in Sept.
Blockhouse, VA - country club.
Deep Creek Dreams, NC - reminds me of Blockhouse in a lot of ways, but enjoy playing DCD slightly more.

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Old 02-16-2018, 12:34 AM
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Great info here, thanks!



Depending on how much time I end up with there will probably be a camping night at the Blockhouse. I still haven't played Hawk Hollow, although somehow I have an ace there.


I'm guessing that's an ace with a disc that's never thrown? Very nice.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:51 AM
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Great info from everyone here. I have some serious planning and thinking to do. Hoping to make this an epic trip.

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I'm guessing that's an ace with a disc that's never thrown? Very nice.
You guessed it! I had to back out of the Hawk Hollow meet due to work but the guys hooked me up with some great swag anyway.

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Old 02-25-2018, 11:08 PM
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You can't skip PA. Only play Tyler if the layout is a good mix of mid and long positions, but don't feel bad if ou skip it all together and just play Nockamixon. My plan would be:

Iron Hill
Tyler and Nocky (or just Nocky)
Greystone Woods or CampGaw if mighty gaw layout is up and everything is mowed (Gaw takes precedence if it's mighty)
Warwick (silver to blue) classic course and still holds up against almost any other place
Joralemon (a must. great lines in moss covered rock outcrops)
Smugglers
Sabbatus (haven't been, but definitely want to)
something in NH (I've only played Bellamy and it was okay)
Borderlands
Maple Hill (bring discs you don't mind losing in the water)
Wickham. Consider Nichols Field too
Stafford Woods
Brandywine

I like to take my time, play good rounds if possible and take some side trips along the way. Ideally, I'd spend at least a week hitting the courses above
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Well, it's official. I'm leaving for this road trip in... 4 hours.

Tue: 8 hr drive to Iron Hill (DE)
Wed: Stafford Woods (NJ), Wickham Park (CT), Willow Valley (RI)
Thu: Maple Hill (MA), Smuggler's Notch (VT)
Fri: Sabattus (ME), Salmon Falls (NH)
Sat: 10 hr drive home

Overall about 2500 miles give or take and more rounds than I've played all year this far (3?). Will be a last minute getaway from work and will be playing mostly conservative, pretty quick golf to preserve my arm and keep things moving so I can get to all the courses. Will bring my total states played to 46 with Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Montana remaining.

Thanks to everyone who gave valuable input into my travels. Catch you on the flip side.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:33 AM
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Wow -- odd choices but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Tue: 8 hr drive to Iron Hill (DE) (Beast of a course -- if you're only going around once add Stafford in the late pm, while I play Stafford the most these days it's a MUCH easier walk than probably all the rest of these although I'm not familiar with Willow Valley, Sabattus or Salmon Falls)
Wed: Stafford Woods (NJ), Wickham Park (CT), Willow Valley (RI)
Thu: Maple Hill (MA)(If you get a hot, humid day and play the long layout here Maple Hill is a MONSTER to walk/play. It's way harsher than the pro's make it look on video and throw in any precipitation -- good luck getting to VT), Smuggler's Notch (VT)
Fri: Sabattus (ME), Salmon Falls (NH)
Sat: 10 hr drive home (heal up)
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