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Post by McLaren Wed 02 Mar 2016, 12:52 pm

Idea from the other thread,

We know where shotrock would like to buy a golf property but if you win euro millions this week where would you buy a golf property and why?
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Post by super_realist Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:00 pm

I wouldn't buy a golf property, I'd prefer a Alpine Chalet, but if I did buy a golf property, maybe Bermuda where there is a high concentration of courses and good weather.

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Post by McLaren Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:10 pm

Super

It doesn't have to be a villa on a golf resort, it could just be a nice house in a town with a great course.
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Post by kwinigolfer Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:12 pm

Hilton Head Island, on the beach.

Plenty of golf options, many walkable to, but also plenty of other activities as well for the whole family. Plus close to the great city of Savannah.

Down side - all a bit right wing there for me.

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Post by Roller_Coaster Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:54 pm

On the Algarve I think. Of the on course ones I've seen, Vale de Lobo. There's a belting 10-20m Euro one by a couple of holes on the coast.

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Post by MontysMerkin Wed 02 Mar 2016, 1:58 pm

super_realist wrote:I wouldn't buy a golf property, I'd prefer a Alpine Chalet, but if I did buy a golf property, maybe Bermuda where there is a high concentration of courses and good weather.
Meribel, right next to the Golf Course piste
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Post by hend085 Wed 02 Mar 2016, 2:06 pm

one of the Newport Mansions in Rhode island

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Post by I'm never wrong Wed 02 Mar 2016, 2:26 pm

Crans sur Sierre. Golf in the summer, winter sports t'other.

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Post by super_realist Wed 02 Mar 2016, 2:42 pm

MontysMerkin wrote:
super_realist wrote:I wouldn't buy a golf property, I'd prefer a Alpine Chalet, but if I did buy a golf property, maybe Bermuda where there is a high concentration of courses and good weather.
Meribel, right next to the Golf Course piste

Nah, Meribel is a dump.

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:00 pm

hend085 wrote:one of the Newport Mansions in Rhode island

I'm with you on one of those Hend although year round golf will be tough. Have you ever done the cliff walk around Newport? There's some fantastic houses and views to be seen.

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Post by McLaren Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:01 pm

This can't be all that far from the far end of N.B west links?

http://www.wowhaus.co.uk/2015/04/21/on-the-market-lysander-house-converted-world-war-2-radar-station-in-north-berwick-east-lothian/

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Post by hend085 Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:05 pm

absolutley amazing Grumps.
as a student i spent 2 summers there. i split my (non drinking) time between caddying on the golf course and working as a bar tender at some private parties. some of the parties were in the mansions.

not that i was getting paid a whole lot to work at them anyway, but i would have done it for free i think!

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:14 pm

Sounds like a great time Hend. I've done the walk a couple of times and always enjoyed reading the "corrections" to the land/home owners signs. Unfortunately a lot of the path was damaged by super-storm Sandy a few years ago and big sections are closed; I very much doubt that it will be repaired which is a great shame.

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Post by MontysMerkin Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:26 pm

super_realist wrote:
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super_realist wrote:I wouldn't buy a golf property, I'd prefer a Alpine Chalet, but if I did buy a golf property, maybe Bermuda where there is a high concentration of courses and good weather.
Meribel, right next to the Golf Course piste

Nah, Meribel is a dump.
Well I guess it is in France, but for a sweaty to say that is beyond the pale!
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Post by super_realist Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:31 pm

Meribel is a dump, as virtually all French ski resorts are. Purpose built, 1960's hideousness.

Austria is a infinite amount nicer.


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Post by raycastleunited Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:33 pm

Certainly not Wentworth any more. Probably split my time between my homes in Sunningdale, Sotogrande (for Valderrama) and Sandy Lane in Barbados.


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Post by MontysMerkin Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:45 pm

super_realist wrote:Meribel is a dump, as virtually all French ski resorts are. Purpose built, 1960's hideousness.

Austria is a infinite amount nicer.

Strange, in my experience Austria has been a real let down. Load of peed silly billy, very expensive, Poopie pistes, hardly any decent off piste. Still, horses for courses I s'pose...
Nothing beats skinning up Vallee des Avals before dawn, watching the sunrise, then pounding a track back. Life affirming stuff.
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Post by super_realist Wed 02 Mar 2016, 3:52 pm

I've been to virtually all the big resorts in Europe, and I've always found France to be rubbish and over-rated.  Outrageously and ruinously expensive, poor lift infrastructure, average terrain, far too busy, ghastly purpose built council estate type architecture, lack of trees and alpine charm.

In comparison, I prefer the terrain in Austria, massive amounts of untracked back country, proper, modern lift systems that have actually been thought out, good apres, affordable beer, other things to do in town and actual alpine charm, civilised transfer times.

If you think Austria has hardly any off-piste, you've not looked, or simply missed it. I spent a whole season in the Arlberg where I was barely on piste.

Horses for courses indeed, and I'm glad Brits seem to prefer France.

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Post by hend085 Wed 02 Mar 2016, 4:01 pm

whats your Skiing handicap Super? sounds like you're pretty good!
id say i skii off about a 16! ie I don't embarrass myself in most company but get a bit nervous on the blacks!

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Post by super_realist Wed 02 Mar 2016, 4:18 pm

I've done 4 and a bit seasons Hend during my deadbeat days, and probably about a couple of dozen weeks.

When you do seasons, you progress at an massive rate.

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Post by raycastleunited Wed 02 Mar 2016, 4:51 pm

The other option would be to go down the Tiger route and build a number of holes in the back garden. I read he had 3 greens built with different types of grass for the Open, the Masters etc

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Post by I'm never wrong Wed 02 Mar 2016, 10:46 pm

raycastleunited wrote:The other option would be to go down the Tiger route and build a number of holes in the back garden. I read he had 3 greens built with different types of grass for the Open, the Masters etc
You can actually see the greens if you look on Google maps. can't tell the grass type from that range though.

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Post by pedro Wed 02 Mar 2016, 11:30 pm

A friend of mine has a chalet next to the golf course in Crans sur Sierre. Very upscale and average skiing, but has a nice relaxed feeling to it. Only been there in winter but can imagine it's ok in the summer too.

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