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ZZGAMAZZ

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Having been a golfing professional when I was younger -- actually, a caddie from age 9 to 19 -- I remain relatively sensitive to golfing factors, and often wonder who in the name of Hxxxx would want to live next to a golf course at a location where hackers tend -- typically to "slice" rather than to "pull" their shots -- to bombard the back of an adjacent residential property with errant shots. Just wondering whether any peers take the orientation into consideration when appraising a property that backs a golfing club.

BTW, the typical compensation, including clubhouse stipend as well as gratuity, for an 8-hour day caddying, was $2.90 . . . and that's the main reason I don't complain about AMC fees [LOL]
 

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Never thought about it but do notice my brother lives on the "pull" side of a golf course. Dumb luck, neither of us golf. It gets in the way of fishing time. ;)
 

Fritz Smith

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Left handers slice to the pull side. No one is safe. Living with a golf course would not suit me. Broken windows, strangers walking around the back yard. No thanks. Give me a cemetary or power line ROW any day.
 

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Minimal lefties, so I'd play the percentages.

I have had 2 houses that backed to a cemetery. Loved it, nothing behind me for 1 mile in a suburban setting.
 

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..... who in the name of Hxxxx would want to live next to a golf course at a location where hackers tend -- [LOL]
People who find it hilarious to have a golf ball land in their Mint Julep or like that "coconut" sound when a ball hits someone in the head.

When I was working golf courses, it was surprising to learn how many subdivision golf courses went dead after the development sold out. You couldn't give the 160 acres away.
 

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Why live adjacent to a golf course? Free golf balls and its a scenic view.
I'm on the 18th fairway, about 200 yards from the ladies tee, 250 yards from the black. When players are tired, facing a 540-yard hole, many have a tendency to hook.

One day I caught a guy hitting his second shot from my yard. I opened the window from upstairs and shouted, "Y'know your hitting from out of bounds?" He still hit the shot. I figured he was hitting 5.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Why anyone would live on a golf course beats me. And as for the game...they call economics the "Dismal Science" and other than exercise the game of golf seems to be a "dismal sport" bereft of any more joy than poking acorns into squirrel holes.
 

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Why anyone would live on a golf course beats me. And as for the game...they call economics the "Dismal Science" and other than exercise the game of golf seems to be a "dismal sport" bereft of any more joy than poking acorns into squirrel holes.
Sir Walter Scott: "Golf is a good walk spoiled."

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I've often thought about a similar issue - that of location relative to the sun. I personally wouldn't want to live in a home whose rear faces west in the afternoon/evening. I have a feeling others share that desire, but have tried to extract any market reaction in the past, and haven't really come up with conclusive results. Maybe because of lack of observations? Maybe because it's too tough to extract that particular trait. Or then - maybe I'm the only one who feels that way.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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maybe I'm the only one who feels that way
Maybe...I like the evening sun from the back of my house. Sit there and watch the sun set. A properly engineered passive solar design would prefer a south facing structure typically. I vowed once that if I were employed by a company I would only live east of the workplace because you won't be facing the sun going to and coming from work.
 
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