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Forum Thread of the Day: “Top 5 courses you played in 2018”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from adamjstl, who wants to know the top-five golf courses that our members played in 2018. Some of our members discuss hidden gems you may not know about, while others experienced championship courses both in the U.S. and abroad. Our members also provided some excellent photos of the courses they rated highest which you can see in the thread.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say on what golf courses impressed you most in 2018 at the link below.

  • NoCaution: “#1 – Reflection Bay (My all-time favorite golf course. I played it three times this year before I left Vegas for Denver.). #2 – Sanctuary (Completely bonkers experience from top to bottom. Should be my top pick, but nothing dethrones my beloved Bay.). #3 – Bear Dance (Third time playing here, and it gets better each time.). #4 – Ridge at Castle Pines (Amazing course that I have yet to perform well on, but always have fun on.). #5 – Pradera (Got an invite to play here, and would go back in a heartbeat)
  • imakaveli: “I did a great Ireland trip this Summer: The Island, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Portmarnock. What a great trip it was, couldn’t ask for better weather also!”
  • jwellefson1: “I’ve got a clear-cut top 3, but then there are a few public courses in Northern VA fighting for 4&5. 1. St. Andrews Old Course 2. Bethpage Black 3. St. Andrews Castle Course 4. Laurel Hill 5. Westfields. Next year I’ve got Royal County Down and The Island booked, and I plan on getting down to Kiawah with a buddy in the next few months. 2018 was a great year for me, but I’m hoping 2019 is even better!”
  • scottishpedro: “In no particular order: Carnoustie, Royal County Down, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Cal Club.”

Entire Thread: “Top 5 courses you played in 2018”

 

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Kankakee Elks Country Club in St Anne, Illinois

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member schley, who takes us to Kankakee Elks Country Club in St Anne, Illinois. The track was built in 1926, and in schley’s description, he claims that the course is so impressive that it has the potential to rival any other in the area.

“An old Langford/Moreau design that could easily be one of the top 10 in Illinois with some tree removal and minor work on bunkers. One hour south of Chicago and love the course for it is cheap as well (under $50 bucks on a Saturday morning).”

According to Kankakee Elks Country Club’s website, 18 holes during the week can be played for $24, while to play on the weekend the rate rises to $30.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Fresh Pond Golf Course in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member runningdog, who takes us to Fresh Pond Golf Course in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The nine-hole track is a Donald Ross design, and runningdog states in his description that, should you visit the course, then you need to walk it.

“It’s where I played my first golf when I picked it up years ago, and every time I’m back I go and play.  It can be a long round, but it’s a great walk (don’t ever ride this course). 9 Hole track that can be played twice.”

According to Fresh Pond Golf Course’s website, 18 holes will set you back $36 during the week and $41 on weekends.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama

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Hidden Gem of the Day_ FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama

These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member TK3, who takes us to FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in  Sylacauga, Alabama. In TK3’s description of the course, he focuses on the enjoyment of a day out at FarmLinks.

“It is not part of the RTJ Trail, but only about 45 minutes from the Judge, Senator + Legislator Courses.  Fantastic track, one fee all you can play and eat and the staff are great.

FarmLinks started off as a way to promote the Company’s fertilizer business, so you can only imagine the course conditioning.  Played there about a half dozen times and it never fails to impress me over and over again.  Definitely worth the trip.”

According to FarmLinks at Pursell Farms’ website, 18 holes during the week or weekend will set you back $59.

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