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    are the golfers better at the "nicer" golf courses?

    ive played at around 20-25 golf courses in my life. mostly public course nothing super fancy or bucket list type course. i have a friend the works at trinity forest (byron nelson tournament ) and dallas national (consider to be one of the best course in texas). they have have a employee friends and family day coming soon and he said he could get me on. in general are the golfers better at the nicer courses?

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    I imagine you’ll find a mix like anywhere else.
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    I have a friend who is a member at a nicer course in Atlanta. There is a hole along the edge of the property with a wooded creek down the left side. The bank down to it is fairly steep, but negotiable with golf shoes on. When I play with him I always step down there while waiting on our foursome to hit and find between 5-10 ProV1, Chrome Soft type balls. I say this to say, they play the best balls and equipment, but they hit into the woods just like the guys playing Top-Flites at my home course.
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    As someone who worked at a nice course and generally golfs courses I can actually afford....the answer is no. Everywhere has good and bad golfers.
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    Having played at Pebble, Spyglass, Troon North in Scottsdale... in my experience there's no correlation between the price of the course and the skill level of the average golfer there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennis19 View Post
    ive played at around 20-25 golf courses in my life. mostly public course nothing super fancy or bucket list type course. i have a friend the works at trinity forest (byron nelson tournament ) and dallas national (consider to be one of the best course in texas). they have have a employee friends and family day coming soon and he said he could get me on. in general are the golfers better at the nicer courses?
    I haven't played Dallas National but did Trinity Forest a couple of weeks ago. I didn't see any games there that were impressive but you might see Bryson or Jordan out there. Other than that, you'll have players on both ends of the spectrum at every course. I've just found the staff & most players at higher end courses to be nicer.
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    are the golfers better at the "nicer" golf courses?

    Typically it’s just people more committed to golf, have the money to do so, or want the community of belonging to a club. Past that it doesn’t really have an effect of skill level. My brother and his friends all just joined a club, and I think only one of them can break 90 on a good day
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    I’d say they are usually worse. Money can’t buy good golf score. But it sure can put some horrible golfers on a nice course.


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    Nicer private courses tend to have and older demographic than public courses but I would not say they are any better on average. Golf is hard.
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    Nicer Courses = More $$$ and sometimes are either semi-private or private. IMO skill has no correlation with the quality of the course, however I do love how nice the greens/fairways are at higher end courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by choppstixxx View Post
    Nicer Courses = More $$$ and sometimes are either semi-private or private. IMO skill has no correlation with the quality of the course, however I do love how nice the greens/fairways are at higher end courses.
    This. I've played my fair share of goat tracks, and quite frankly I don't really care. Golf is Golf.

    Is it nicer playing at a semi-private or private course? Absolutely. But as long as I get to play I don't mind where I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraX51 View Post
    This. I've played my fair share of goat tracks, and quite frankly I don't really care. Golf is Golf.

    Is it nicer playing at a semi-private or private course? Absolutely. But as long as I get to play I don't mind where I go.
    I had the same attitude for most of my life and I didn’t have a private membership until I was 45. That being said, it’s a nice luxury to have the faster play and better conditions, especially on the greens, of a private course. I still enjoy and play public golf courses for 30+ rounds each year but it’s fun to putt on perfect greens.
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    Hell no! I always ask the caddies at nice public courses that I play at - Kohler courses, Shadow Creek, Cascata, TPC Stadium course in Scottsdale, Erin Hills, etc. I always get the same answer - the majority of golfers cannot break 100 and it's a very nice break to caddie for someone that actually plays well.

    There are just as many terrible golfers that I've played with at high $$$$ private courses too.
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