How far do you have to travel to your home course?

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How far do you have to travel to your home course?

Post by gpickin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:56 pm

I was thinking the other day, about how close golf courses are.

Where do you guys play, is it 5 mins away, 15, 30, or more to get to your home course?

Of course if i count country clubs there are a lot more, but open to the public...
Closest is 20 mins away, but always jammed.
Better pace at the ones further away... 30, 35, 40

I have 1 about 15 mins away ( semi public ) but its limit without a membership.

How far do you have to travel, and do you travel further for better / cheaper / less jammed course?

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Post by MattF » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 am

Up to 45 minutes for me. I also drive just over 2 hours to Columbus to play with a friend from MGS, but that's only once or twice a year.
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Post by DougE » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 am

1 minute. Max.

I can hit a driver from my front yard to the 12th fairway.
(However, the guy who lives in the house between my front yard and the 12th fairway might not like me to try it.)

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:04 am

If you think MattF has it rough, get ready to cry into your coffees. These are my travel times to the closest courses. Dyker Beach: 0:50 (if the bus shows up on time and traffic is light) to 1:10 on a slow subway ride. Silver Lake, 1:15. Marine Park and Pelham in the Bronx, 1:20.
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Post by gpickin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:22 am

legitimatebeef wrote:If you think MattF has it rough, get ready to cry into your coffees. These are my travel times to the closest courses. Dyker Beach: 0:50 (if the bus shows up on time and traffic is light) to 1:10 on a slow subway ride. Silver Lake, 1:15. Marine Park and Pelham in the Bronx, 1:20.
Ouch - i was thinking it might be something like that, or worse.
I shouldn't complain i have to drive 30 mins for free golf :)

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Post by MattF » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm

That sucks Beef, but I'm not surprised as NYC isn't known for city golf courses.

And I'd travel up to 45 minutes, but there's courses I can play, if I wanted to, about 10 minutes away. The majority of them are about 20 minutes or so though. There's a couple of good ones that take 45 minutes to get to.
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:08 pm

20 minutes

I'm fortunate. I live within 25 min from at least 15 golf courses (more if counting private ones)

And yes, I'll travel further to play better or different courses.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 pm

5-10 minutes to a couple courses. I rarely travel more than 30 minutes (one way) unless it is a tournament. The other day I was driving to the other side of town and it was going to take around 20 minutes. I was sort of internally bitchin' until I thought about it a bit. What the hell, 20 minutes is nothing in most situations.
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:If you think MattF has it rough, get ready to cry into your coffees. These are my travel times to the closest courses. Dyker Beach: 0:50 (if the bus shows up on time and traffic is light) to 1:10 on a slow subway ride. Silver Lake, 1:15. Marine Park and Pelham in the Bronx, 1:20.
Are those times one way or round trip?
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Post by srogers13 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:12 pm

Got about a 20 minute drive to my three courses I play on the RTJ Trail in Prattville, about 50 minutes to Opelika and 50 minutes to Greenville.
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Post by GBOGEY » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:25 pm

I prefer to keep it under 30 minutes if I can. I figure I'm gone for 5 hours including pre-teeing off, why make it longer. That said, this weekend I'm solo and I've considered 45-60 minutes.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:05 am

Duke of Hazards wrote:
legitimatebeef wrote:If you think MattF has it rough, get ready to cry into your coffees. These are my travel times to the closest courses. Dyker Beach: 0:50 (if the bus shows up on time and traffic is light) to 1:10 on a slow subway ride. Silver Lake, 1:15. Marine Park and Pelham in the Bronx, 1:20.
Are those times one way or round trip?
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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:20 am

Counting only public courses I have the following.

7 within 15 min of my house (8 if you count the 9 hole first tee short course)
Probably around 15-20 or so with in 30 min of my house.

When you get to an hour away there are a ton (thanks Williamsburg), many of which are resort courses.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:57 pm

60-80 minutes is not that unreasonable to travel--to play a nice course!

What is most awful about our (pfft, I say "our", as if there are other wack-jobs who do the same as me) situation is that we travel for up to 80 minutes and at the end, we are still in the same god forsaken city as when we started the whole sad trip.
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Post by jev » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 pm

DougE wrote:1 minute. Max.

I can hit a driver from my front yard to the 12th fairway.
Aw, you beat me! 2 minutes, 450 yards from the garden to the 2nd fairway on the blue loop.
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Post by Duke of Hazards » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 pm

jev wrote: Aw, you beat me! 2 minutes, 450 yards from the garden to the 2nd fairway on the blue loop.
Thought you guys used metric?
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Post by jev » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:09 am

We do, but experience learned that lots of you guys still don't understand meters, kilometers and other sensible quantities ;-). So I adapt (a little) to US standards on this forum :-D
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Post by bryan k » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:28 am

When I lived in Fargo, I was within walking distance of my home course. It was close to a mile, though, and with clubs, I typically drove.

I was within walking distance from work on my regular practice course. There are two nine hole executives in Fargo that have excellent layouts (including a challenging par 5 on each one). The interesting thing is the one close to work didn't have much of a parking lot because a significant part of their clientele was area kids who rode their bikes to play golf.

With their golf bags strapped to their back.

When I first moved to Phoenix, I was about 5 minutes away from my closest course, but I hated playing there (slowest course I've ever played, bar none). So I considered my home course to be Encanto (still do). The drive was anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.

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