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Happy26
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10/13/2019 7:54 pm  

Thanks to Brian and this discussion board for all of the advice. 

Group of 5 guys, 2 mid caps and 3 high caps. Played white tees mostly.

 

 

Golf

11 courses in 6 days from 10/7 - 10/12.  Weather was great after Monday morning at TPC - got rained out of back 9 - got a 9 hole rain check which we used on Thursday AM.   Pace of play was very good to excellent until our Friday PM round at Tidewater and Saturday AM at Arrowhead - 5 hours for those rounds. 

 

My Ratings: (with credit given to ArtMB for using his rating system)

Outstanding:     BF-Dye, TPC, Caledonia, Dunes.   Dunes greens were super quick, all others substantially lower speed.

 

Excellent:      Tidewater, BF-Love, Arrowhead.   

Arrowhead was a little bit of a surprise.  Not as tight as I thought it would be.  Fun layout. That could be because we are not especially long drivers.   

 

Very Good: BF-Fazio (much tougher than I was expecting), True Blue, Willbrook.  Saw a big alligator at Willbrook.

 

Good: Barefoot Norman - almost like a good public muni back in Michigan. 

 

 

Meals

Dinners

Below Average: Bennett's Calabash - one of our guys wanted to try an all you can eat Calabash.  Crab legs good - all else below average.

Good: Lulu's in Barefoot Landing, Chuck's, Flying Fish

Excellent: Norman's Australian

Outstanding: Rapone Brick Oven in North Myrtle.  Don't let the decor fool you.  Best meatballs I've ever had. 

Frank's Outback in Pawley's Island.   Great quality food and service.  Interesting food without being pretentious. 

 

Ate lunch at the course every day except Saturday afternoon.  That day was at Sticky Fingers which was very good.  

Very good lunches at Caledonia (also great chowder at turn) and at Tidewater. 

 

Service at Courses

Best at Caledonia, Dye, TPC and Willbrook. 

A little surly at True Blue.

 

Disorganized starter at Tidewater. 

 

Accommodations

Barefoot Yacht Club - 4 BR 4 bath units - large amount of space and great balcony views. 

 

 

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jw11
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10/14/2019 1:58 am  

Nice job on the  report Happy26.

Great to get new MB golf lovers posting great info here.

I agree about BF Norman.

Thanks, jw11

 

 

"King Of The Mid-tiers"


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S***H
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10/14/2019 8:50 am  

Thanks for sharing your trip report. You had many great courses on your list. It was a very interesting read.

Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak


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leftygar1
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10/14/2019 11:28 am  

Thanks for your report on both courses and eating spots.


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DenisGilbert
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10/15/2019 12:39 pm  

Thanks for your interesting (and positive) report!

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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jbshepherds
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10/16/2019 12:51 pm  

Thanks for the update!

Let the Big Dawg Bite!!!


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kio57
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10/22/2019 11:51 am  

How did you play your 5-some? We ran into that last year. Did you 3/2 or 4/1?

 


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Happy26
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10/22/2019 11:58 am  
Posted by: @kio57

How did you play your 5-some? We ran into that last year. Did you 3/2 or 4/1?

 

We were a 3 some for the first 3.5 days.  When the other 2 showed up, we went 2 and 3.  We played that way at BFF, the 2 were paired up with a single at Dunes, we played as a 5-some at Tidewater at the request of the starter (last group out) and our 2 were paired with 2 guys for our last round at Arrowhead.  On that last day, one of the guys who joined us was a very good player.   He was playing his grandfather's clubs and was hitting 220 yard 4-irons off the tee boxes without teeing it up at all.   

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kio57
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10/22/2019 12:04 pm  

Yeah, I prefer the 3/2 as well.

Thanks for the report.


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