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Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
It'll be interesting to hear if you think the high-end greens fee is justified.
08/25/08 @ 08:27
Comment from: Brandon [Visitor] Email
The original course is a Robert White design, a Scotsman who spent a lot of time in St. Andrews before coming across the pond to build over a dozen U.S. designs.

To answer your question about the $150, Shanks...I think its location is ideal, so it has that on its side (along with an expensive-looking clubhouse :-). If conditions are good enough (which, considering they spent so much money on the redesign, they may as well go all out and keep it up), I would say the $150 is justified, at least to the player who appreciates classic-style courses. This isn't going to be Fazio, wow-you-with-crazy-stuff-everywhere golf, more subtle for sure.

That said, there are some pretty good holes out there and the terrain rolls really nicely, which a lot of courses don't have in this area.

I'll put it this way...there are some courses that ask $150-plus around here I think are probably worse than what I think Pine Lakes will be...

08/25/08 @ 18:38
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
I had the pleasure of playing Pine Lakes 4 summers ago, 2 months after my maiden golf trip to Scotland. As I recall, the greens fee was in the $70 range. The starter was a Scotsman who noticed the Gullane GC tag still on my bag and we had a nice conversation about his hometown. Small world.
08/26/08 @ 11:00
Comment from: Katias Korner [Visitor] Email
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01/08/14 @ 13:16

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