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#1 goduke7

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:24 PM

Hello all. Posted on the GolfWRX forum (US based) about a work trip i'm embarking on. 

 

Plans have me in Melbourne with an off day Sunday 4/23. Looking to play. I sent a letter to Victoria, Metropolitan, Kingston Heath and RMGC. 

 

Only 1 of the 4 has a time available for me on Sunday 4/23 for ~$350 AUS. Just wondering if I should jump at the chance, or look elsewhere or someone has an inside track they'd be willing to share- maybe even as an accompanied guest.

 

I'll also be in Melbourne on Anzac day, another club has indicated I could play there that day. 

 

 

Also- I'll be in Brisbane- thinking about going down to Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise the following weekend. 1 day off 4/29. Thinking about surfing lesson in the morning (I've never tried) and golf in the PM. Any recommendations? 

 

If anyone has any insight, a hook up at a club, or is generous enough to allow me to accompany you at your club (I'll pay my own way and pints on me!) that would be tremendous. 

 

I'm a younger guy, and a 5.7 index out of our club in the Chicago USA suburbs. Its not a top course, but it gets me out and we have a solid group I play with on the weekends. I'll shoot 78-85 just about anywhere unless it goes really off the rails!

 

Thanks for the advice in advance. Feel free to send a PM or post. 

 

Cheers! 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:57 AM

Which course said you could play there?

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

Which course said you could play there?

Are you free to give him a ride there?

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:39 AM

Which course said you could play there?

 

Metro I believe. I was chatting with him on WRX and told him to pop on here to ask some questions re the courses as my knowledge is limited on them.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

Id stump up the coin to play metro

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

Are you free to give him a ride there?

Nah, ill be expensive

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

In Brisbane there isnt many 'great' courses but you could try Brisbane gc or indoorapilly

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:04 AM

Metro is bloody awesome.

 

I'm not sure that it's $350 awesome...but it's pretty damn good.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:15 AM

Hope Island is probably the best course on the Gold Coast. Royal Pines is also worth a hit but make sure you can get on the championship 18. I personally also love Palm Meadows and the condition there is good nowadays.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:17 AM

Metro is bloody awesome.

I'm not sure that it's $350 awesome...but it's pretty damn good.


But when in rome...

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:18 AM

But when in rome...

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:26 AM

But when in rome...

 

I've not played in Rome. Is it worth $350?


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

The National.

Whilst it may be difficult to get on some of those premium private courses, i think that the Nash is worthy of an internarional visitor.

Metro is very nice, with top notch conditioning, but still find the Nash to be a more interesting layout.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:51 AM

I've not played in Rome. Is it worth $350?

only if they let you play the composite course
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

only if they let you play the composite course

 

Is that where you need to clear the Coliseum on your approach shot?


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Other, less impressive stuff...(I know...it's marginal...)
R/Up ISG Nationals 2013 | C Grade LD Growling Frog 8/2/14, 11th hole, TM R1, HOF Patriot shaft, testicles of steel | NTP 2nd hole Kooindah Waters 2014 ISG Nationals

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