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Old 07-30-2019, 10:03 AM
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I second Ohtobediscing's mention of Ashe Lake in Brooklyn, MS -- just south of Hattiesburg. Doesn't get much more serene than this. The course is located in Desoto National Forest on Federal land....there is a $5 day pass fee per car, but you generally have the entire course to yourself. The course is about 4 to 5 miles into the forest, the only things close to it are a shooting range and Ashe Lake Nursery. There is very little traffic that passes by this area, and the course is heavily wooded, so a lot of the ambient sounds are blocked by the forestation.

I have played there many, many times and have only seen other people on the course, 3 times. Add to that, the beautiful lake, and some elevation changes, which is extremely rare for South Mississippi, and it is a must play, in my opinion.

Another enticing feature of Ashe Lake DGC is it's proximity to other great courses in the area...including, Paul B Johnson State Park, Tatum Trails, & Duncan Lake in Hattiesburg (about 8 miles away)....and Eagle's Landing two courses outside of Lumberton, MS. in Blackwater Creek Park (about 15 miles away)
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:03 PM
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Regarding the idea of serenity and 'mood' of a course, I wonder about courses that lead one out of civilization, gradually transitioning into the 'wild', only to reintroduce the player to civilization again gradually...

One might think that even though subtle, this process of journey to a place only to return 'home' reinforces a fundamental underlying concept of the game for the player and the intent of many designers - for are we not forced live life linearly with regard to the arrow of time? It seems at least a partial reason for ordinal holes & tee times.

The Angry Beaver in Charlotte has something of this type of 'process' in its design, regarding the relative 'wildness' of the holes and their sequence...

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Old 07-30-2019, 01:16 PM
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I like the way you think, Curmudgeon. Agree with the Angry Beaver comment. And I would say RL Smith (RIP for now) is very similar - a true 9-out and 9-in course. Aside from the houses that can be seen along the creek in the early goings, once you're out there, you're out there. And nothing could be finer.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:15 PM
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Regarding the idea of serenity and 'mood' of a course, I wonder about courses that lead one out of civilization, gradually transitioning into the 'wild', only to reintroduce the player to civilization again gradually...
Without having thought about thought about serenity specifically like this it rings true for me.
Here are a couple courses known for their beauty and views. When I thought about the OP and these to courses I could think about the Bench on hole 6 and hole 9 at Stafford as well as holes 5 and 14 at Skyline. Locations it is nice to sit quietly, pause life and take in the tranquility surrounding you.

Stafford Lake
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=774
and Skyline Wilderness Park
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/cours...d=1827&mode=ci


Birds of Paradise, I have not played yet, but cannot help but be serene, miles away from civilization helps.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/cours...d=3009&mode=ci
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:33 PM
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Trap Pond - DE
The Goat Path - KY
501 - MA
Otter Brook - NH
Frost Valley - NY
Hyzer Creek - NY
Mine Kill - NY
Black Jack - NC
Sugaree - NC
Bootleggers Cave -PA
Camp Sankanac - PA
IUP College Lodge - PA
Rock Mountain - PA
Willow Valley - RI
Black Falls - VT
North Calais - VT
Hawk Hollow - VA
Mayflower Hills - VA
Moneta Park - VA
Mountain Lake - VA
Primland - VA
Timber Ridge - VA
The Woodshed/Whipping Post - WV

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Old 07-30-2019, 10:08 PM
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I like the way you think, Curmudgeon. Agree with the Angry Beaver comment. And I would say RL Smith (RIP for now) is very similar - a true 9-out and 9-in course. Aside from the houses that can be seen along the creek in the early goings, once you're out there, you're out there. And nothing could be finer.
Dry Creek in the CLT area comes to mind as well.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:12 AM
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Trap Pond - DE
The Goat Path - KY
501 - MA
Otter Brook - NH
Frost Valley - NY
Hyzer Creek - NY
Mine Kill - NY
Black Jack - NC
Sugaree - NC
Bootleggers Cave -PA
Camp Sankanac - PA
IUP College Lodge - PA
Rock Mountain - PA
Willow Valley - RI
Black Falls - VT
North Calais - VT
Hawk Hollow - VA
Mayflower Hills - VA
Moneta Park - VA
Mountain Lake - VA
Primland - VA
Timber Ridge - VA
The Woodshed/Whipping Post - WV
Lots of serenity in VA...

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Old 07-31-2019, 09:27 AM
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Lots of serene courses in the winter, too.

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Bucksnort - CO

Swards Ranch - MT
Battle Ridge - MT
Chico Hot Springs - MT
Rendezvous DGC - MT

Four Mound - WA
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Camp Serene, Veneta, OR

It really is serene.

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