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European Golf Courses

Do any golf experts here know if it is true that European courses tend to feature more deeply pitted steep-walled bunkers?

Just something I thought I noticed, but only really have a small sample size.
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July 6th, 2007 5:34pm
I bet my sample size is smaller than yours.
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July 6th, 2007 5:38pm

Just playing it on 360. US sand hazards seem a little less like small craters and more like mini desert valleys.

The scotland course I played last night, and another one that was in britain both seemed to be different in that regard. It makes them much more of a pain in the ass.
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July 6th, 2007 5:50pm
Dad has played St. Andrews.  He said the traps had pretty steep sides, and the fairway was quite a bit rougher than what you'd see on a US course.  The rough was really rough.
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July 6th, 2007 8:07pm
Rough as this?

I remember these oiled sand "greens" where the flag was actually a red-painted crossbar used to smooth the path between the ball and the hole (if you ever got there).
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July 6th, 2007 8:44pm
I think they vary, but courses like St. Andrews may not be typical. I have also read that competition courses have been made harder in response to top golfers getting better.
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July 6th, 2007 8:46pm
I made par on 3 holes yesterday!

Of couse, I paid for such fortune by my vehicle puking.

I almost broke 100... 106.

That's phenomenally good for me. But the course was very forgiving. Many balls I'd have normally never found on the course I play most regularly were easy to find because this one is just about all open field with no really high grass.
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July 9th, 2007 10:39am

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