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15 miles drive from home for me...takes about 25 minutes....there are 5 courses closer to home....two of which are within 2 miles....one of which I'd join in a heartbeat if I had the money.

Although I (pre-covid) had a commute homewards of some 65 miles, the club used to be little more than a 5 minute detour off my homeward route, so it was rarely a hardship in the summer to knock off at say 3.30pm and be on the first tee by 5pm, or 4.30pm if the traffic (all dual carriageway) was favourable.
 

Doodle

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0.6 mile.
Distance along with the quality of the course / comps & the social scene are my primary considerations.
I live on the outskirts of a large city, to try to transverse the city is a total nightmare as far as traffic is concerned, so I wouldn't consider any club that involved me driving across the city.
As it is I'm lucky.
I am happy with most aspects of my club & it's within walking distance.
 

Robster59

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3 miles / 10 minute drive to my course. I work from home so distances are the same. There are plenty of courses nearby so I had the option of a few and chose the one I enjoyed playing and is also considered to be the best course in the area. There are a couple that are closer but neither grabbed me in the same way mine does.
 

IanM

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18 miles / 25 mins from home... 140 from the office, not that I've been there since March, and maybe I'll only go back to hand my kit in when I leave!

St Pierre is 3 miles... maybe I might move there when I retire as I'll go more often, but hotel courses are a pain! Similarly Celtic Manor is 10 miles.....

Considering Southerndown/Ashburnham as a winter links

How good is RND?
I have always wanted to play there and Saunton
Always wondered why Old Skier isnt at RND is so close... and, I'd move house to be a member of Saunton! And might well do if I can convince the Mrs! :)
 

Old Skier

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18 miles / 25 mins from home... 140 from the office, not that I've been there since March, and maybe I'll only go back to hand my kit in when I leave!

St Pierre is 3 miles... maybe I might move there when I retire as I'll go more often, but hotel courses are a pain! Similarly Celtic Manor is 10 miles.....

Considering Southerndown/Ashburnham as a winter links



Always wondered why Old Skier isnt at RND is so close... and, I'd move house to be a member of Saunton! And might well do if I can convince the Mrs! :)
Just have so much fun at Libbaton with the guys and the course is getting better every year. Now rated by the less snobbish in Devon as a place to play. Buy near Saunton and stay indoors from end of March to end of October, traffic there now is horrendous.
 

Papas1982

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About 15/20 minutes from work or home To main course.
used to be 3 mins from home but don’t regret longer travel for a better course.
Second course 15 minutes from home too, about 35 from work.
 

J55TTC

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22 miles, 30 minutes from home, I work on site 2-3 days a week and sometimes it’s local to the course, others not. I did consider it to be a bit of a trek when joining but I can do 1000 miles a week some weeks so 22 is nothing really.
For me it worked out best bang for buck
 

IanM

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Just have so much fun at Libbaton with the guys and the course is getting better every year. Now rated by the less snobbish in Devon as a place to play. Buy near Saunton and stay indoors from end of March to end of October, traffic there now is horrendous.
Reason enough.... I could buy a house in Appledore and get a boat to get to golf!! :) We have some mates in Bradworthy, staying there again with them in June, (so will finally have to cadge a game with you at Libb) would consider living there, but do I love Bude enough to be a member? Holsworthy is ok, but not sure I'd join it.
 

Old Skier

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Reason enough.... I could buy a house in Appledore and get a boat to get to golf!! :) We have some mates in Bradworthy, staying there again with them in June, (so will finally have to cadge a game with you at Libb) would consider living there, but do I love Bude enough to be a member? Holsworthy is ok, but not sure I'd join it.
Give us a buzz, I like Holsworthy but they keep having issue with the greens, Bude is ok but a tough back nine and another course that has a lot of holiday foot traffic on it, always go in the winter to get of the parkland courses. Have you tried Bowood.
 

Bdill93

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0.6 mile.
Distance along with the quality of the course / comps & the social scene are my primary considerations.
I live on the outskirts of a large city, to try to transverse the city is a total nightmare as far as traffic is concerned, so I wouldn't consider any club that involved me driving across the city.
As it is I'm lucky.
I am happy with most aspects of my club & it's within walking distance.
Sounds just like my situation to be honest! Well, Worcester isnt a large city, but its annoying to cross!!
 
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