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#1 Feebs

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:28 PM

I'm going to spending more time staying near these three courses (well four courses since Moonah has two).  Each club has a membership option and I may take one up. Interested to know from those who have played them all what your preferences are and why.



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:09 PM

St Andrews each for me   , has alittle bit of everything the other courses do

 

 

dunes for me - to many blind shots but a reasonable course

 

 

moonah links Legends great course i like it and would play it again but doesnt give me tyhe wow factor like st andrews beach does

 

 

the open course at moonah well i cant comment on  cos i havent played it yet


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:18 PM

StAB for me too
Brilliant design that on so many holes helps reward a good shot and on a few occasions, even a not so good shot.
Lots of bowls that feed the ball to your target.
It's as if Tom Doak thought the weather down there is tough enough, so it can be pretty forgiving unless you're way off target.
I love the joint.

Dunes is also a cracker, but as others will say, a few too many blind shots.
Local knowledge is a huge advantage there.

I've only played Moonah a couple of times.
Don't remember it well enough to comment.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:50 AM

StAB for me although the punters I tour with would say The Dunes. Whilst for some golf is all about the course, it seems to me that The Dunes us more your traditional members club.

Wouldn't go near Moonah Links, the Legends is OK the other one will eventually get dug up.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:01 AM

I was told Dunes full up for membership currently. Yes more traditional set up vs the others

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

St AB or The Dunes, Moonah Legends, all very good Golf courses. The Dunes is a more challenging lay out. Depends what you want from your golf. 

If it is a continuous challenge, go The Dunes. A nice members course = Moonah.

St AB is in a league of it's own. I am unsure what sort of membership they offer.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 03:59 PM

St AB or The Dunes, Moonah Legends, all very good Golf courses. The Dunes is a more challenging lay out. Depends what you want from your golf. 
If it is a continuous challenge, go The Dunes. A nice members course = Moonah.
St AB is in a league of it's own. I am unsure what sort of membership they offer.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:00 PM

And St Andrews Beach poops on anything down theee except The National
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:04 PM

StAB for me too. Only the Nash is better. If you want a nice club atmosphere post round, then look elsewhere. I wiuld play the dunes over moonah though.
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:11 PM

I would like to play StAB again on a good day to make a genuine call on this...after last weekends brutal conditions I really didn't get to take much note of it. Therefore until that happens, my preferred course is The Dunes (out of those two).


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:41 PM

Depends what handicap you're off:

 

High singles to mid teens I'd pick St Andrews Beach because even on the windiest days you won't walk off feeling like you've been reamed. In benign conditions it is a very wide and accommodating course with more forgiving green complexes.

 

If low singles then The Dunes because it is a fair bit more difficult all over and particularly in the wind.

 

If a complete chopper then it doesn't matter; either one will tear you a new one regularly :)

 

I'd pass on Moonah Links ...some like it I know but .......


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 07:47 PM

The Dunes for me, eight days a week! Not sure I can articulate why that and not the others, but just love the joint, even though it has torn me a new one every time I've been there.

 

Have been beat up by both of the other two, and didn't really enjoy the experience. But I could keep going back to the Dunes, rain, hail, or shine.

 

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:18 PM

I would like to play StAB again on a good day to make a genuine call on this...after last weekends brutal conditions I really didn't get to take much note of it. Therefore until that happens, my preferred course is The Dunes (out of those two).


Bloody hell....what a week makes when it comes to the weather. Saturday and today have been a hell of a lot better. It got to 28 degrees today and perfect yesterday..
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:21 PM

Bloody hell....what a week makes when it comes to the weather. Saturday and today have been a hell of a lot better. It got to 28 degrees today and perfect yesterday..


Yep...perfect yesterday...but totally blew its titts off today.
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:29 PM

Yep...perfect yesterday...but totally blew its titts off today.


Nothing we aren't used to though. ;-))

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