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Show HN: In-depth photographic look at all the golf courses I play

I'm an avid golfer; it's my main hobby. I decided to start taking pictures of all the courses I play. While there's a lot of golf websites out there, none of them really try to document the courses in depth and look at each hole, along with the course facilities like the practice areas. I live in Chicago and am starting with the courses in this area (of which there are dozens of public courses to play).

While I play golf, I take photos with my phone of every (relevant) aspect of the golf course I can think of. Then they're processed and organized on the website.

Obviously I'm starting this journey on my own, and in that sense it's not scalable. I won't be able to visit all the courses in the US, let alone the world. I hope to find others that would like to contribute to the effort.

At some point I'd like to add course news and histories to the site. Many golf courses in the US are over 100 years old and have rich histories. And of course many older courses exist in Europe.

I also have started adding descriptions/commentary for each hole on courses. For example, see:

https://www.golfscout.net/golf-hole/wilmette-golf-club-wilme...

And maybe went a little overboard on this one:

https://www.golfscout.net/golf-hole/billy-caldwell-golf-cour...

Anyway, it's a fun project and could go in a lot of directions. PS: I'm always looking to expand my golfing circle. If you're in Chicago and want to play sometime, hit me up -- contact details are on the website.

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  • 11 days ago

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Show HN: In-depth photographic look at all the golf courses I play


@cinntaile 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

When it says "x photos", it looks like a clickable button but it's not. I thought that was a bit confusing.

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@andrewfromx 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

Very nice site, even looks perfect on mobile. Where did https://www.golfscout.net/assets/css/main.css come from? Your own creation?

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@whycombagator 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

You may be interested in a similar endeavour: https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/collections/

& the site for it:

https://golfcourses.weebly.com/index.html

Your effort is highly localized right now but far more in depth which is appreciated

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@listenallyall 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

I can appreciate your passion but there is a reason even the golf courses' own web sites don't go into this much detail... nobody wants to read 18 novels per golf course. Maybe for Augusta National but not a local muni. Simple reviews -- great idea. Many examples out there like Top100golfcourses.com . But on your site, I can read your descriptions but still don't really get a feel of whether or not you enjoyed the course, were the conditions good, pace, good value, etc.

Go for it as long as you are enjoying it, though.

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@monjumm 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

beginnings of yelp for golf courses, love it!

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@primebl 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

A lot of the type of info I'm looking for when looking up courses, cool

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@0des 11 days

Replying to @golfer 🎙

> Obviously I'm starting this journey on my own, and in that sense it's not scalable.

Are you taking contributions?

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