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Here is my current setup:
Sun Mountain 2.5 bag
Taylor Made SLDR Driver, 3 wood, 5 wood
Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 4 Iron – GW (50*)
Vokey SM5 wedges 54* and 60*
Odyssey Black #8 (8802 style)
That’s 14 clubs – I’d probably carry 20 if I could.
I am a big fan of Drew Rogers, both as an architect and as a person. I’d love to see him get more praise and attention, so an interview would be great.
I have played 3 courses that I know to be designed by Alison, and all three are excellent.
Kirtland CC, north of Cleveland, continues to grow in notoriety, deservedly so. While living in Ohio, I was fortunate to play Kirtland on a few occasions, and really enjoyed just about every hole.
Orchard Lake CC, outside of Detroit, is spectacular. Despite getting some recognition lately, I think it continues to be one of the most underrated courses in the US.
CC of Detroit is pretty remarkable, as well. It is on a pancake flat property (save the 9th and 10th, which go up and down a small hill), and has excellent bunkering and greens. Awfully nice neighborhood around it also.
I’ve heard that Alison is best known in Japan, where he built several of the country’s best courses. He also presumably had some influence on several of the courses in England that were built while he was working for Colt.
I’m eager to see more of his work. Is there a good source for a comprehensive list of his courses?
Too many good breweries in Charlotte, but here are a couple of good ones…
Carolina GC & Wooden Robot
Charlotte CC & Birdsong
Come on up to Charlotte some time and we can walk Carolina GC and anywhere else you might like to see.
I’ve never played in Atlanta. What are your 3-5 favorite courses? What are the best walks?
I agree on Dormie, in its current state. When it first opened, it was designed to be walked, and had paths and bridges on several holes that required them. Hoping they do restore the walker-friendly features, because it was actually an awesome walk, with only one or two minor (in my opinion) hiccups.
Tobacco Road is one of the few courses that I have played several times, but never walked. When I was last there (a month ago), I saw a few walking groups, and my brother walked the majority of the course (while I drove the cart with his bag on it), and the only real trouble spot seemed to be 12-14. You’ve inspired me to walk it next time around. Thanks.December 7, 2017 at 10:27 am in reply to: What Course do you daydream Walking on a Winters Day? #3313
During the winter, I usually think about warm destinations and links golf. Top of my daydream list (among courses that I have played) would be Wilshire CC, North Berwick, and Valley Club. All really great walks.