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#1 Justlearning

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

My closest course is Sarina (Qld) and very hilly.  I prefer to walk the course.

 

Do others find these types of courses a challenge or would you drive an extra 30ks to play on a flat course?



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:02 AM

Hills add an extra challenge to the game - and the fitness benefits too. I wouldn't move because of hills.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:25 AM

My closest course is Sarina (Qld) and very hilly. I prefer to walk the course.

Do others find these types of courses a challenge or would you drive an extra 30ks to play on a flat course?

the great thing about golf is that each course and playing condition is different and adds to the challenge. Enjoy

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:51 AM

If you are finding the hills too challenging, get an electric golf buggy.  You're still walking but your bag is empowered.

 

The thing about hilly courses is that most of the fairways slope left or right as well as being up or down.  You learn to play precision golf, more than long golf. You also become very adept at hitting out from under trees.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

Flat courses are more boring.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

My closest course is Sarina (Qld) and very hilly. I prefer to walk the course.

Do others find these types of courses a challenge or would you drive an extra 30ks to play on a flat course?

Looking at the reviews and pics of Sarina, it seems like a very similar type of club to the one I grew up play on.
Playing off sometimes bare and hilly lies, you will adapt your game to be so much more rounded and have you smashing it when you do play at a flat course with soft fairways.

In saying that, it is all solely up to you and what you want to get out of your game.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

Wait till your knees are shot, your back and hips are busted. Then you really get to enjoy the thrill of walking hilly, uneven courses. The first 11 or 12 holes are enjoyable, it becomes progressively harder and a whole lot more painful from therein. Don't mind walking undulating courses, but hilly,,,, pain in the arse as well as the other joints.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:12 PM

Wait till your knees are shot, your back and hips are busted. Then you really get to enjoy the thrill of walking hilly, uneven courses. The first 11 or 12 holes are enjoyable, it becomes progressively harder and a whole lot more painful from therein. Don't mind walking undulating courses, but hilly,,,, pain in the arse as well as the other joints.
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We can't even walk Dunheved. ;)

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

We can't even walk Dunheved. ;)


You have to Actually play it to walk it?????
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

You have to Actually play it to walk it?????


Played it many a time Francine!

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:23 PM

Played it many a time Francine!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:21 AM

Thanks for your replies and particularly those on topic!

 

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I think the photos of the course probably do not show the hills in the same context as when you are walking.  But that said, it is a lovely course and particularly so for a country track with a small membership, and, the hills aren't on every hole, unfortunately there are a couple of mean ones on the front nine which takes the stuffing out of you for the back nine!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

I play on a fairly hilly course and I love it and have been playing for the last 2 or 3 years there. I find that it is a challenge and makes you think more about the shot in front of you because you have to allow for a lot of conditions (Side hill lie, fade or draw, aim, adjust for distance because of hill etc) and now find when I go to flatter courses I play easier (not better though lol but that's the indian :))

 

If I had the choice all over again I would stick with the hilly course.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:58 PM

Looking at the reviews and pics of Sarina, it seems like a very similar type of club to the one I grew up play on.
Playing off sometimes bare and hilly lies, you will adapt your game to be so much more rounded and have you smashing it when you do play at a flat course with soft fairways.
In saying that, it is all solely up to you and what you want to get out of your game.



I think I played at this course you grew up on


I remember the rolling hills and beautiful views from the clubhouse. And the water....... I once hit that green close to the wTer .... 17 I think from memory.


Nice and green and lush
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

I think I played at this course you grew up on


I remember the rolling hills and beautiful views from the clubhouse. And the water....... I once hit that green close to the wTer .... 17 I think from memory.


Nice and green and lush

No matter how dry the fairways were on the course without irrigation, the greens were always exemplary. The best is the whole region.
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