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#1 Hypergolf

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:27 PM

In your favourite order from 1 to 5. Please indicate public or private course.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:34 PM

Peninsula South- Private

National Old- Private

Metropolitan- Private

Kingston Heath- Private

Heritage St Johns- Not even sure anymore

I feel bad leaving out Royal Melbourne, but fark it. 


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:53 PM

Royal Melbourne West - Private

Victoria GC - Private

National Old - Private

St Andrews Beach - Public

Spring Valley - Private


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:01 PM

The National Old Course
St Andrews Beach
Moonah Links Open
The Dunes
13th Beach Beach Course

None of theses are anywhere near Melbourne

Metro
Royal Melbourne West
Huntingdale
Yarra Yarra
Victoria
Southern
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

The Dunes

St Andrews Beach

Royal Melbourne West

Victoria

Kingston Heath

 

If we are strictly saying suburban Melbourne then Riversdale and Yarra Yarra probably get in. But if you can get down to the mornington peninsula there is so much good golf.


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

Royal Melbourne - West. Private
Royal Melbourne - East. Private

Barwon Heads. Private

13th Beach - Beach. Public

Curlewis - Public

 

Only 2 are really in Melbourne though. If Nash Old wasn't such a steaming pile of sh*t, it might have got a look in.


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:31 PM

National Old - private
Spring Valley- private
Woodlands - private
National Moonah- private

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

National Ocean - Private
Yarra Yarra - Private
St Andrews Beach - Public
Huntingdale - Private
Long Island - Private

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

1. St Andrews Beach. Public
2. National - Old. Private
3. National - Moonah. Private
4. Peninsula - South. Private
5. Long Island. Private

Have played RM West Twice, but i don't believe I'm good enough to really appreciate it for what it is.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

1. St Andrews Beach. Public
2. National - Old. Private
3. National - Moonah. Private
4. Peninsula - South. Private
5. Long Island. Private

Have played RM West Twice, but i don't believe I'm good enough to really appreciate it for what it is.

I have RM in my top 5 but definitely think the enjoyment factor has to be questioned. Most people if given a free game would love to play RM. But I think most people if given a free membership would actually choose to play an easier course with a more relaxed vibe each week. I'd like to see the major magazines publish a top 100 as judged by higher handicappers with an emphasis on enjoyment. Murray Downs ticks all the boxes for me. I find it a challenging course in immaculate condition but I don't spend all day raking bunkers, looking for my ball, tucking my shirt in or looking for a defibrilator. 


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:18 PM

I have RM in my top 5 but definitely think the enjoyment factor has to be questioned. Most people if given a free game would love to play RM. But I think most people if given a free membership would actually choose to play an easier course with a more relaxed vibe each week. I'd like to see the major magazines publish a top 100 as judged by higher handicappers with an emphasis on enjoyment. Murray Downs ticks all the boxes for me. I find it a challenging course in immaculate condition but I don't spend all day raking bunkers, looking for my ball, tucking my shirt in or looking for a defibrilator.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:12 AM

I have RM in my top 5 but definitely think the enjoyment factor has to be questioned. Most people if given a free game would love to play RM. But I think most people if given a free membership would actually choose to play an easier course with a more relaxed vibe each week. I'd like to see the major magazines publish a top 100 as judged by higher handicappers with an emphasis on enjoyment. Murray Downs ticks all the boxes for me. I find it a challenging course in immaculate condition but I don't spend all day raking bunkers, looking for my ball, tucking my shirt in or looking for a defibrilator. 

I kinda know where you are going, golf isn't meant to be a slog however I don't think you get that at RM, for me its the opposite.

 

Fairway width and open playing corridors are essential to my enjoyment, I despise wending my way through housing estates, junk/water one side, houses the other.

 

Perhaps not exactly a list from a "high handicapper" but an attempt to rate courses (globally) for enjoyment.

 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

I kinda know where you are going, golf isn't meant to be a slog however I don't think you get that at RM, for me its the opposite.

 

Fairway width and open playing corridors are essential to my enjoyment, I despise wending my way through housing estates, junk/water one side, houses the other.

 

Perhaps not exactly a list from a "high handicapper" but an attempt to rate courses (globally) for enjoyment.

 

http://golfclubatlas...the-game-year1/

Yeah, houses are one of my pet hates. The par 5 11th at Tura Beach is one of the best holes you will find. The tee shot is slightly uphill to a crest with two towering trees on either side. My tee shot usually finishes near the top of the crest where the fairway then winds its way down to a wide green with a beautiful little lake protecting the front right hand side of the green full of reeds and native grasses that move in the wind. The high marker can run the ball on to the left hand side of the green and the low marker can have a go at the green in two knowing that short is in the lake and long makes for a tough up and down. Yet only 10m behind the green is a row of backyards full of bbq's, trampolines, washing hanging out and all the crap you're trying to get away from by playing golf. Completely ruins what is a magnificent hole.



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:00 PM

In your favourite order from 1 to 5. Please indicate public or private course.

You probably need to put a parameter, like how far or within an hours drive on the " around Melbourne " part. Melbourne's suburbs are wide spread but do not really take in either peninsular.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:37 PM

Top 5 that I have played (within "Metro" Melbourne) this year....so far....(My enjoyment factor is the measuring stick)

 

  1. Metropolitan
  2. Yarra Yarra
  3. Riversdale
  4. Commonwealth
  5. Kingswood-Peninsula

Played Royal Melbourne (East Course) this year...close 6th

 

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