New GM Top 100 - how many have you played?

Jimaroid

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23 which I’m pretty pleased with. Would love to get some of the Irish courses ticked off and finish the open venues.
 
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MarkT

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On 82, 38 of top 50 and then 44. Still not done County Down, Sunningdale New or Sandwich. If I could spend a week in Ireland (which is unlikely) I could nudge the scoreboard on nicely
 

Ethan

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18. Have had chances to play a few more, but not chasing any of them.

The Top 100 is always a controversial exercise. RCD is truly a magnificent course, so no arguments there, but further down gets more questionable.

Remedy Oak is in 100th place. A lovely setting and some nice holes but utterly ruined for me by a few holes that were squeezed in to spaces ill suited to them. The 8th is a dreadful hole that practically ruins the course all on its own, and the 18th is a poor finishing hole where they seem to have run out of space and bodged a hole in. The 2nd would be a better par-5 if the pond had a bit of space before the green. As it stands the average player will always have to lay up.

And The Brabazon. Oh dear. Ryder Cup history does not a good course make. Never has been a good course, never will. Lots of utterly forgettable holes, then a few that are memorable but not for good reasons.

I'll take Bearwood Lakes over either of those any day.
 

Boomy

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I need to get away on more golf trips... I’ve played 3 of the top 100 and am a member of one of them!
 

Grizzly

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18. Have had chances to play a few more, but not chasing any of them.
And The Brabazon. Oh dear. Ryder Cup history does not a good course make. Never has been a good course, never will. Lots of utterly forgettable holes, then a few that are memorable but not for good reasons.
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It wasn't just me then? Phew. Played the Brabazon just as I got (back) into the game, and I was distinctly underwhelmed - ten and eighteen are great but most of the rest did absolutely nothing for me!
 
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