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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby davemess on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:14 am

If you can do a 12 hour bus ride would a flight to Scotland be out of the question?

Budget wise probably wouldnt work.

Some of the worlds best golf course are open to the public and are fairly easy to get bookings for (other than St Andrews).
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:23 am

i just started full time in january, i don't have that much saved up yet :lol:

anyone ever play oglebay?
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:30 am

ulf wrote:i just started full time in january, i don't have that much saved up yet :lol:

anyone ever play oglebay?


nope, but they do have the good zoo there. Nothing says good times like 20 dudes looking at cute animals together at a zoo?
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:36 am

you're on to something
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby jimjom on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:59 pm

eddysnake wrote:
ulf wrote:i just started full time in january, i don't have that much saved up yet :lol:

anyone ever play oglebay?


nope, but they do have the good zoo there. Nothing says good times like 20 dudes looking at cute animals together at a zoo?


Not golf related but the Good Zoo is actually named for a family (The Goods) that owned a department store in Wheeling (since closed) who donated money for a zoo in memory of their daughter who passed away at a young age. My wife is from there so I know this stuff.

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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby jimjom on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:00 pm

^^and I know this particular thing because I too made a similar comment about the name of the zoo!
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:02 pm

good to know, it's a cool zoo, my kids love it
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:10 pm

good story, bro?

the problem with c-bus is that you are just out of reach of most beach destinations
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:03 pm

the problem with c-bus is that its in ohio
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby thehockeyguru on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:31 pm

Every year I take part in a golf trip with some college buddies. We wanted to try different locations each but our first trip was to pinehurst and we've gone back every year since.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:09 am

thehockeyguru wrote:Every year I take part in a golf trip with some college buddies. We wanted to try different locations each but our first trip was to pinehurst and we've gone back every year since.

I think that's what we're doing next year. Ocean City looks like it has some decent courses actually.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Rylan on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:11 am

http://www.lakeviewresort.com/

My dad and uncle loved this. I don't know if you wanted a week or weekend trip.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:43 am

ulf wrote:I think that's what we're doing next year. Ocean City looks like it has some decent courses actually.


kenny the kangaroo played a few courses in OC last year. rum pointe was good: ocean city yacht club was not (unless you <3 mosquitoes). also played queestowne harbor near the bay bridge. tough course.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:31 am

has anyone ever played oglebay? we were looking at ocean city MD and found a really nice package but it looks like we can save about 300 by driving to oglebay instead
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:38 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:has anyone ever played oglebay? we were looking at ocean city MD and found a really nice package but it looks like we can save about 300 by driving to oglebay instead

I was really close to booking the Oglebay trip, and instead found the Homestead in VA. Let me know what you think if you go. The Homestead was very nice.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:39 am

how much was your homestead trip? how many rounds did you play?
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:59 am

I wanna say 650ish for 4 rounds and 2 nights. It's dead in the middle of nowhere, and a pretty fancy hotel, so depends what kind of trip your looking for. Not many places to get out and booze. But the one course is the top 30 public courses in the country and #1 mountain course in the country (according to the shuttle driver, not sure if it's true). It was a solid golf trip.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:09 am

how many did you have? did you drive down individually or get a driver?
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:11 am

We just had 4. Sort of last minute.. We drove down to VA and they have a shuttle to the 2 courses not on the resort. I'd imagine you could do cheaper with a big group
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:23 am

Homestead is pretty well regarded by the 1% of golf. If you ever get a chance to read golfclubatlas.com, do it. those guys are unreal.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:26 am

ulf wrote:We just had 4. Sort of last minute.. We drove down to VA and they have a shuttle to the 2 courses not on the resort. I'd imagine you could do cheaper with a big group


What were the names of the courses?
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:32 am

They're all part of the resort, just 2 of them aren't on the grounds if you will. There was Cascades (their #1, on the mountain. The course was great. Very tough with lots of side hill lies and challenging shots. It's on a mountain after all. Real scenic. Not the nicest I've been on in terms of maintenance, but I'd assume it's tough upkeep and the rest makes up for it), The Old Course (oldest 1st tee in continuous use in the US. I liked this one better than the Cascades. Shorter, easier, but i found it more fun to play), and Lower Cascades (we went in late September and it was closed to redo all the sand traps, so i can't comment on it). We played Cascades and the Old course twice apiece.
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:33 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:Homestead is pretty well regarded by the 1% of golf. If you ever get a chance to read golfclubatlas.com, do it. those guys are unreal.

I'm a 1%er? Awesome. #occupycountryclubs
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:44 am

This place looks beautiful
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Re: Golf Trip Ideas

Postby ulf on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:18 am

I will warn you that the only thing nearby is the resort. As a result, food is priced up. We found a subway within walking distance for lunch and just forked up 20 or so for dinners. Sam Sneads Tavern was a cool place.
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