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I was thinking that in honor of DGCR's 10th, it would be fun to toss out your top ten,including extinct courses,temp courses,brand new courses,unlisted courses...whatever...no holds barred.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:59 PM
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Hoping to hear from folks who played Kandahar,Boylan Family Farms, Gran Canyon (original),Richmond Hill (original),Brackett's Bluff (original),Iffy Hollers, Ozark Mountain,Birds of Paradise,The Crucible,Woodstock Rocks,BlackJack,
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:18 PM
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Grand Canyon (original)
Flyboy
Still Waters Farm
Camp Canaan
Hampton Park
Pipeline
Stonehenge
Langley Pond
Southeast Park

.....well, that's a start with courses that I know, or at least believe, qualify. I'd have to think a while about what other courses I love, that don't have 21 reviews yet.

Cool thread idea.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:32 PM
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Some others;Frost Valley,LakeMarshall,Harmony Bends,Branson Trails,Mine Kill,Muddy Run,HawkHollow,Burde Ridge,BlueGill,China Peak,Coyote Trace,Holler in the Hills,Magic Meadows,Cherry Hill,N.Calais,Cirlcle R...
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I could stick Gran Canyon (annual temp course) on my list, in or near the top 5, and Meriwether Farm (or whatever it was called) on there too.
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Grand Canyon (original)
Flyboy
Still Waters Farm
Camp Canaan
Hampton Park
Pipeline
Stonehenge
Langley Pond
Southeast Park

.....well, that's a start with courses that I know, or at least believe, qualify. I'd have to think a while about what other courses I love, that don't have 21 reviews yet.

Cool thread idea.
The catch is, if it's a course we have never heard of, you need to give a description.
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Which. Or all?
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Which. Or all?
Just the obscure ones.
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but but but but but.....they're not obscure to me!

OK, let me take some guesses

Meriwether Farm was the first private course I ever encountered sometime in the late 90s when I hadn't been playing long. It was southwest of Atlanta. I remember liking it a lot, though not many details; reasonable-width fairways cut through thick small-to-medium-size pines, and plenty of elevation. Oh, and every hole had it's own distinct, humorous name. Plus, they had a MASH sign, I'm pretty sure (a post with pointers to other courses).

Still Waters Farm was a well-designed, ever-changing private course in Govan, SC, in the early 2000s. It changed my mind about roped fairway, which I thought were a blasphemy when I saw them at the USDGC, but I found if done right they could be cool to play. And these were done right. Course was half-pasture, half-woods, 3 tees per hole, 10,000 feet 18-hole layout at its longest, and had a quarter-mile-long finishing hole. It opened when I had injured my shoulder, eventually requiring surgery, so I avoided it for years. Last played in 2007 or 2008.

Stonehenge was a private course on the west side of Nashville, used in the 2001 Worlds. Mostly woods, first place I saw a hanging basket, also had a cross-the-gulley shot (like Richmond Hill, but much steeper).

Hampton Park was an annual private course in a city park in Charleston, used for the December tournament from about 2000 until about 2 or 3 years ago. Gorgeous place, fun layout, signature hole teed through huge life oak branches, had to cross a cement pond with a 40' fountain spurting in the middle.

The annual temp Canyon course is so different from the original as to merit a separate listing. Not quite as good, if for no other reasons than it's only 18 holes, but still terrific.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:27 PM
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Cabin Creek (pre paintball). When it hosted worlds that week a bunch of rain filled all of the ponds. The creek was flowing like a mountain brook and it was a thing of beauty.
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