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Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:40:05 PM »
Where were they?

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
"Best" (i.e., roll, pace, trueness, etc.) = Laurel Valley.  Toughest = Oakmont

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 04:33:36 AM »
Fastest would be Fancourt in South Africa, I had a 6 foot down hill putt which I barely touched. Hit it 150ft past the hole!! Had a full SW back.

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 09:40:27 AM »
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Scott, you just took too much club!  ;D

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 09:53:05 AM »
It was a putter John!! Cant go any lower mate.

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 11:14:02 AM »
Best greens, Jumeirah Golf Estates just after the Race to Dubai was in town.

Toughest and fastest at Pebble Beach by a long shot!

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 02:08:43 PM »
Oak Hill CC best ever

The place that scooterdog, phishpharm, lumpy, and I played for nine holes before getting rained out...

Local to me would be Magee Valley CC

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 03:47:05 PM »
I wish I've played across more of the U.S., but I've enjoyed the courses here in NE Ohio.


Best greens I've played around here - Shaker Hts. Country Club. 


Close second - Mayfield Sandridge - double cut and rolled right before the member/member a few years back.


Best Surprise - it was a muni - Briardale in Euclid, OH.  Pace of play was a -11 on a scale from 1-10, but the greens were fantastic.
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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 08:46:32 PM »
Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage,  Ca.

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 11:56:09 AM »
Best - Mission Hills CC
Fastest - CC at DC Ranch

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 03:47:39 AM »
Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Truest greens- all year round
Firmest greens - all year round
Fastest greens- all year round
Toughest greens- all year round( above the hole)

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »
Best - Peachtree Golf Club
Fastest - toss-up between Berkeley Hills CC and Pinetree CC
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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »
I have played some outstanding courses (Pebble Beach, Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek, Sand Ridge Golf Club, Hartefeld National Golf Club, and many more).  I haven't had the pleasure of playing some of the ultra top rated venues (other than Pebble Beach) to experience the greens on these.  That said, the best greens I have putted on might just be the home course where I played in college.  Ottumwa Country Club (Ottumwa, Iowa), home course for Indian Hills Community College.  These greens are Poa Annua and are cultivated to incredible conditions.  I have seen these rolling beyond 11-12 on the stimp with the greens very firm and rolling like velvet.  It was a pleasure being able to play as many rounds there as I could my last semester in college (probably 30 rounds between mid March to mid May 1989).

Poa Annua is probably my most favorite putting surface (if meticulously maintained) followed by bent grass.
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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Truest greens- all year round
Firmest greens - all year round
Fastest greens- all year round
Toughest greens- all year round( above the hole)

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 06:11:44 AM »
Not sure I would rate them as the best, but the fastest I played was Qunita da Marina near Lisbon in Portugal - they were very firm, slopey and must have been around 11-12' on the stimp. The day we played about 12 years ago, I found them virtually unplayable. I might have found them more enjoyable now, but then it was not fun!

Here in the UK we tend to have our greens a bit slower than in the US / Aus but the greens at Nairn GC, near Inverness in Scotland are some of the best you can find here. Always in great condition year round, but in the summer they are spectacular and as quick and true as you will find links greens. a Great variety of green shapes and sizes makes them a joy to play on too.

Newmachar Golf Club in Aberdeen, has the fastest and truest greens in Scotland (IMHO) where they run at around 11' but only for about 1½-2½ month of the year - the rest of the year they can be terrible (course has very poor drainage) and they are generally quite flat with hard to read gentle slopes.
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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 06:44:46 AM »
Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Truest greens- all year round
Firmest greens - all year round
Fastest greens- all year round
Toughest greens- all year round( above the hole)

Kari

Yea - what he said.

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Also the greens at Royal Sydney as the toughest to hit when you are not used to them  - like Pinehurst No2 but smaller and harder ha ha. First time I played there, I hit 7 iron into the first and watched happy as it landed in the middle of the green - and bounced straight through into the bushes!  :)

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 10:12:38 PM »
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Scott, you just took too much club!  ;D
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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 07:52:19 AM »
Good to see another fan, Doc. Love those greens; always wondered why they didn't put the same grass on the South. Seems like they were always tinkering with those, and never getting them quite right. Though, they seem to be much better these days than in the past.

Hope you're doing well?

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Re: Best Greens You've Ever Putted On...
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2018, 01:12:08 AM »
going great, 2 little ones in peoria IL, not as much golf as I want, but still get to play
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