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« on: December 06, 2014, 05:28:04 PM »
***New format: Updated January 3rd***
Hi Everyone!

 Want to get your course a bit more exposure? Interested in having someone take a look  and provide a full video review/feedback? Let me know! I am currently doing video reviews of user creating courses and trying my best to offer my opinion and give you some feedback about what's good, and what could use some work.

*Disclaimer: I am not a master designer. I think I am a good designer that is learning new things based on feedback from other members and course submissions from TGC tours. What I say in the video is just my opinion and not the way you MUST design a course. My goal is to provide helpful feedback and maybe a few things to keep an eye on during your design adventure.

Interested? Great! Post your course here  with a brief description and I will review it.

A couple of changes and new surprises:
1) Before you ask me to look at your course, please refer to the TGC Tours official course submission guidelines at http://www.tgctours.com/Course/ReviewGuidelines. Your course should at least meet the 3.5 star rating. I am only asking this because I don't have time to review courses that have been autogenned severely and looks like they only took an hour to make. These videos are meant for designers who put significant effort into their course (15-20 hours at least) and want some feedback/ a review.

2) Please submit your course to TGCTours first. I need to be able to find your course in the database before I start the process. If you want me to take a quick look at works in progress, or courses not submitted yet..I will take a look at them if I have time (but will not have an accompanying video). My priority is now on finished, submitted courses and giving a review as well as feedback for future courses/remakes.

3) New Rating System Your courses will now be rated out of 5, following the TGC Tours rating system (starting with the next review).

4)**My short writeup/review will now show up on your TGC Tours Course Page under the "Member Reviews" section as well as the video (which will also be on my youtube channel. I will post on this thread still when it is done, directing people to your page.

5) To prevent me from burning out, I will only be doing videos for courses that have been submitted to TGC Tours after December 15, 2014.

6) I will only be doing these videos for people that ask me to do them.

7) If I start to get a bit overloaded, I may need a bit of help, so if you are interested in possibly helping with some review or feedback, let me know.

Otherwise, this thread will continue to operate as normal, I will update the thread with new videos as I complete them and designers, please post your course on this thread.






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Reviewed Courses to Date: (I had to delete the first 40 as I have run out of space on this post! They are still up on the TGCT Live! Youtube Channel!)

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41. Mirror Pines CC- by Ramjet36- 3.5/5 Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4384
42. Cedar Lake Plantation- by drivert 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4411
42. Rhino Ridge Estates- by highfade. 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/3279
43. Grovelands Park- by crashbird 3.25/5 Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4383
44. Oak Ridge Estates by thecrow357 3.5/5 Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4416
45. Magnolia National (Sunday) by thclv24 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4405
46. Redwood Elite (Saturday) by tastegw 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4418
47. Lake Ika-Roa Golf Club (9 hole)  by Elz_41 4/5 Good
48. Hurst Point CC by shotts44 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/106
49. The Marina GC @ Jensen Landing by DDawg 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4420
50. The Pellaway GC by mikemike 3000 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4424
51. The Golf Club at Hunter Meadows by The Headhunter. 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4431
52. Lion's Gate Country Club - Jo'Berg RSA by jwfickett 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4432
53. Whitby Shores (White Tees) by steve2golf 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4436
54. Blue Willow Club and Lodge by Rtomboli 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4445
55. The niblick CC by wendy445 4.5/5 http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4450
56. The Double Black Course at Christina Pines by Crazycanuck1985 4.5/5 Very good (Score given by Elz_41)  http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4449
57. Country Springs Golf Club- by shoey101 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4452
58. Tobo Golfklubb- by Mcboggin 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4459
59. White Sands National, Alamogordo, New Mexico 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4460
60. Eagle Lake Resort (Sunday Pin) by drivert 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4462
61. Willow Winds at Cally Park by Cally 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4467
62. PGC at Alamosa Springs by NevadaBallin 3/5 Below Average
63. Hansen Estate GC by JoeGolfer 3.5/5 Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4475
64. Bison Run by Reebdoog 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4483]]http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4483
65. Watercrest by Introvert1976 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4476
66. Boulder Pointe Golf Club 2015 by theclv24 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4472
67. Royal Acres Country Club by RTomboli 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4484
68. Majestic Oaks Golf Club by misternic 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4498
69. Devil's Whisper Golf Club by The Headhuner 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4491
70. Lowlander Links at Cally Park by Cally 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4504
71. The Sanctuary at Nature's Grove by Redemption 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4506
72. Valkyrie Fields CC by Elz_41 4.5/5 Very Good
73. BlackBird Creek Golf Links by smoknpirate 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4508
74. Orchid Trail Golf and Country Club by Crazycanuck1985 4.5/5 Very Good (rated by Elz_41) http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4517
75. Roebuck Manor Golf Club by SMorris 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4507
76. Fire Rock Ranch by coruler2 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4474
77. The Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon Hotel & Resort, England by Biggins 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5544
78. Explorer Ridge Golf Club by Arctic Fury 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/4511
79. Stone Ridge C.C (Sunday Pin) by drivert 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5545
80. The Happy Yeti Golf Resort by Dr. Yeti 5/5   Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5531
81. TGC Players Club at Logan Farm by CSUGolfer 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5541
82. Tobacco Dunes Golf Club by kckfire 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5550
83. TGC @ The English Rose (Thurs) by wendy445 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5553
84. Oak National Golf Club by ADX 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5556
85. Blackhawk Forest CC by Ramjet36 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5561
86. The Garden at Castleberry Hills by tastegw 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5572
87. Scarpacci Vineyard Black by Scarpacci 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5573
88.The Suffolk CC by wendy445 4/25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5583
89. The Kootenai Club by Tcary333 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5584
90. Dryden Golf Club by Acrillx 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5587
91. Field Stone Farms (Sunday Pin) by drivert 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5615
92. The Challenge Club by CSUGolfer 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5626
93. DBC National Golf Club by djdavefj64 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5635
94. Gewella Golf Club by mikemike3000 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5637
95. Ojibway Bay GC by bentfivewood 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5645
96. Shenmue Golf Club (Weekend) by Joe Golfer G 3.25/5 Below Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5646
97. La Vallee Glaciale by Arctic Fury 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5651
98. Emirates International GC by RodSimo81 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5657
99. The Marina Golf Club Championship Course by DDawg 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5640
100.Elz and Canuck's Par 3 Designer Challenge- Show #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQKeXN4EoY
101. Elz and Canuck's Par 3 Designer Challenge- Show #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxwI9FFmeUs
102. Elz and Canuck's Par 3 Designer Challenge- Show #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE8eHMtHzX0
103. Apostle Islands Players Club by redvines13 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5664
104. Mulligan's Cove Remastered by SMorris 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/6670
105. Old High Hensley by Major High 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5686
106. The Canuck Club at Angels' Plateau by Crazycanuck1985 http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/6691
107. The Canuck Club at Devils' Escarpment by Crazycanuck1985 http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/6692
108. The Eighteen at Prestige Valley by RTomboli 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/6673
109. Saddle Ridge C.C (Sunday Pin) by drivert 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/5685
110. The Reversible Course (Routings A and B) 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/6675
111. Woodland Valley Champions Course by drivert 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/7688
112. Scarpacci's Pipeit View by Scarpacci and Pipeit 4/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/7695
113. Grand Epson v1 by wendy445 4.75/5 Very Good (awaiting TGCT Submission) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA4l90r-TDA
114. Jubilee Park (Sunday) by chrashbird 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/7694
115. Oasis Country Club by Friendbomber 4.5/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8688
116. Arundel Wetlands Golf Club by amdamd 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8693
117. Old Homestead by phillyotl 4.25/5 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8696
118. Sleepy Willow CC (Blacks) by Friendbomber 4.75/5 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8698
119. The Cliffs of Olympus by ProjectMayhem 3.75/5 Above Average http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8699
120. The Drifts CC by The Headhunter 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8715
121. Soggy Bottom Golf Club by ADX 5/5 Near Perfect http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8727

(Back to /10 scores...)
122. Fraxinus Golf Club by mrsourninja 9.5/10 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8724
123. Growling Frog Golf and Country Club by rod81simo 9.5/10 Very Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8731
124. Songbird Country CC by RAMJET36 8.5/10 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8733
125. Harvest Hills Golf Club by Cally 8/10 Good http://www.tgctours.com/Course/Details/8739
« Last Edit: October 07, 2015, 02:50:18 PM by Crazycanuck1985 »

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 12:21:32 AM »
The old black onyx, gogo

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 03:12:10 AM »
The Old Black Onyx (Front 9)by tastegw

Masterpiece in the Making

My very first mini review and I am very pleased the The Old Black Onyx is my first. I am a huge fan of tastegw courses so I had high expectations going in. Gladly, I was not disappointed. The boreal theme works great here, and the planting of vegetation is exceptional. The course is set up in a way to give you choice on many shots rather than forcing you to make one. My favourite hole was the Par 5 2nd, the ultimate risk reward short par 5 with a tempting shot to a very narrow green bordered by water. I took the bait and was lucky enough to hold the green (a 3 putt ensued but that's beside the point). A very rewarding shot.
Bunkering is also very nice. The contouring in and around the bunkers is some of the best I have seen (I just watched your YouTube video on creating bunkers and am employing it in my own course!) My one and only piece of constructive feedback is the abundance of the same circular bunkers.
Overall, a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended, can't wait to see the back nine!
Pros
-great hole design
-very pretty boreal themed course
-rock effect bordering around a couple greens (how do you do that anyway?)
-choice off the tee
-fantastic planting
Cons
-a few too many of the same shaped circular bunker

Highly recommended 9.5/10

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 08:45:48 AM »
Just wonder what you think about "Avers GC"?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 09:24:05 AM »
thx crazycanadian

i had just responded to a post about the bunkers a second ago in another thread lol,  so i will copy and past that here too :D

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the oval bunkers isnt something i do often, its just part of the theme im using on this course, its the most common shape of the gem "onyx" (most onyx are also black), that is also why my teeboxes are round for this course. It will not be a regular occurrence on my other designs.

its all about the onyx here, nothing more.  the bunkering is matching the tee boxes that match the name.  its a shame i can't use black sand here, that would really make this course stand out.

the rock effect you see is actually not rocks at all,  its the old stone bridge, the smallest bridge.  and lastly, most of the planting you see, is actually not planted at all, just sculpting around the generated vegetation, i did however do a fair share of tree planting closer to the holes, especially with some of the bushes.   but i would say most of the grasses were already there, i just made them stand out a bit more.

thanks again for the kind words,  you should start a video blog with this if you have the time.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 10:26:22 AM »
Eighteen at Majestic Pines . TIA!
The Orchard at Haley's Estate
Eighteen at Prestige Valley - 4.75 on TGCT. Fav.
Blue Willow Club & Lodge- 5.0 on TGCT - Most played.
Eighteen at Majestic Pines-5.0 on TGCT - The best rated.
Cypress Pointe Golf Club -4.75 on TGCT- A challenge.
Royal Acres Country Club 4.0 on TGCT
Links at the Bay-4.0

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 11:27:20 AM »
The old black onyx, gogo

Cow pasture. 2/10  :P :P :P
Course(s) Created:
Manicouagan Crater
Pointe du Hoc Cliffs V2
Ojibway Bay GC


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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 01:46:26 PM »
Avers GC by Ursussarctos

Fantasy Boreal Awesomeness

The full video review can be found on my twitch channel http://www.twitch.tv/crazycanuck1985/b/596769895 I am also posting it to youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LVNDy-8eMo

Pros
- Looks spectacular, mountains are very well contoured
- Very diverse selection of holes
- Runs smoothly
- Some holes require lots of focus and club selection is key

Cons
- All the par 5's are approaching 600 yards or more...eagles look very hard to come by
- Some bunkers could have been blended with heavy rough..not a big fan of the "rocky" look around some bunkers
- 18th hole not overly memorable

Pros heavily outweigh the cons here. Very enjoyable experience! Will be playing again!

Verdict: Highly Recommended 9/10

« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 02:43:26 PM by Crazycanuck1985 »

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 02:42:13 PM »
The Eighteen At Majestic Pines by Rtomboli

A Great Swampy Romp

**I had a twitch video accompanying this review, but the sound quality was stuttering and the video was unusable :( . Sorry!

The Eighteen At Majestic Pines is a nice boreal themed course with a marshland/ swampy feel. A few aesthetic flaws take away from the experience a bit, but a nicely designed course overall.

Pros
-marsh theme done well, good use of water
- Some very strong holes, Par 5 17th was my favorite
-"Waste" bunkers containing grass added to the overall theme of the course.

Cons
- Some uneven edging around the greens.
- Water on some holes not fully "connected", makes some look like large puddles.
- A couple par 3's lacked any sort of fairway apron.

A strong effort by Rtomboli. Play this course, and bring extra socks and shoes to deal with the marsh!

Verdict: Reccommended 8/10

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 07:14:27 PM »
Is a fairway apron the fairway in front of the green or around it or?

Thanks so much for the time and review!
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Eighteen at Prestige Valley - 4.75 on TGCT. Fav.
Blue Willow Club & Lodge- 5.0 on TGCT - Most played.
Eighteen at Majestic Pines-5.0 on TGCT - The best rated.
Cypress Pointe Golf Club -4.75 on TGCT- A challenge.
Royal Acres Country Club 4.0 on TGCT
Links at the Bay-4.0

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »
Usually the apron is in the front, but sometimes the back to catch errant long shots. Also, added you as a friend on XB1 :) sorry the video didn't work!

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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 12:32:13 PM »
Wonder what your opinion of Cedar Creek Country Club is ...

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014, 01:51:26 PM »
Just watched your video.
Thanks for playing and reviewing, glad you like it.  ;)
I made the long par 5's on purpouse, there are enough "upgraded" par 4's around ....
Thanks for the hint with the bunkers, i actually overlocked these.  :(  Guess i'll remember on the next course.

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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 01:51:58 PM »
This is an amazing service.

I would love a review and feedback for The Club at Horseshoe Bend if you can fit it in.  If not, no biggie.

It's long,firm and mean.  (that's what she said)
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Guid Donner
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2014, 03:01:33 PM »
I will try to review cedar creek and the club at horseshoe bend both when I get home from work. I will do a twitch broadcast around 4pm PST and then put them on YouTube. Hopefully I don't have the same issue with sound as I did with the Majestic Pines review.

I'm glad you guys are enjoying these. I like doing them, playing new courses, offering feedback, and stealing some of your hole design ideas  ;)


 

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