Top courses in worst condition

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Dumbarnie Links, easily the best conditioned course I have ever played (in 2020 & 2021) has just shut until June because of the greens.
Had seen several people on the Scotland Golf facebook group complain about the greens. Odd that it was utterly perfect last year and its only this winter (which was fairly light on snow and frost) they were ruined. They must have done something to them and it didnt work.
Everyone below No 40 in the Top 100 gets to move up one.....
 

BiMGuy

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Two spring to mind.

Slaley Hall. Wasn’t quite the Augusta of the North. It was many years ago that I last played there, but both courses were in disappointing condition, especially the greens.

The other was Desert Dunes in Palm Springs. There was massive patches on the greens what were just dead and replaced with sand.
 

patricks148

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Think I'll offer my services on my next 6 days off, not much point playing at he moment with the shite weather we're getting :ROFLMAO:
Had 5 bags already this week doubles on both Tuesday and Wednesday. 5 seasons per hour today🤣drenched, windswept and Sunburnt in the same round. YANKS loved it though.
 

Marshy77

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I really hope they have put the effort in as the layout of both courses is good....... also 6 out of 30 of us came back with Covid :eek::eek:
Think they've put the effort in. Greens on the Nicklaus course we're a bit scabby in places but didn't affect your putt. They were very good on the Cheshire, which we all preferred out of the 2 courses. Both in great condition too. Had a great time, bar prices as you'd expect but food, rooms, service, golf all very good.
 

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Looks like Dumbarnie are charging full whack despite having 2 temp holes........

Even worse is the fact that local rates are suspended at present :poop:

Fleecing the Yanks.......
 
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