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#1 Grizz06

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:50 PM

Just looking to find a few gems, that  you  would put ahead of almost all of the big name courses.   I travel quite a bit so I will go out of my way to find courses.

I will start, both of these courses I would put top 5 of any I have ever played.   With the exception of Texsport I've barely heard of either of these.

1.)  Steelwood CC, Loxley AL -  Pretty private enclave but have never been treated better by the golf staff and course is absolutely ridiculous!   I never want to leave.

2.) Giants Ridge (Quarry), Biwabik, MN  (damn near Canada) - this place is a smoke show with so many stupid views and tee shots.   Again, On a nice day I would pretty much play  here over anywhere.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

Wild Horse in Gothenburg, NE- itís the poor manís Sand Hills!

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

Burlington Country club in Vermont classic Donald Ross tough 6350 from the tips!

Crumpin Fox in bernardston mass

Teuggia in Rome ny

Augusta country club in Augusta ga

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM

Moraine Country Club in Dayton, OH.  

Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, MI.

Sweetens Cove Golf Club in S Pittsburg, TN.

Edited by FairwayFred, 18 November 2017 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:23 AM

Willow Point in Sylacauga? Alabama.

Kinderlou Forest Valdosta Georgia

Larimore Municipal Golf Course Larimore North Dakota (only 9 holes but the craziest elevation changes and you'll hit every club in your bag)

Blueberry Pines in Menahga Minnesota, one of the best conditioned I have ever played.

Chaska Town Course Chaska Minnesota. Doesn't get as much attention as Hazeltine is literally right down the road, but in my opinion it's just as good if not better.

Sand Creek Station in Hutchison Kansas is underrated in my opinion.

North Creek in Southaven Mississippi


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes NJ

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

 FairwayFred, on 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM, said:

Sweetens Cove Golf Club in S Pittsburg, TN.

How can this be on a list that nobody talks about? Feels like everybody (appropriately) is talking about Sweetens Cove.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

Lochenheath CC in Michigan.

Old Greenwood in Truckee, CA

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

 raynorfan1, on 18 November 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

 FairwayFred, on 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM, said:

Sweetens Cove Golf Club in S Pittsburg, TN.

How can this be on a list that nobody talks about? Feels like everybody (appropriately) is talking about Sweetens Cove.

Agreed... I am one that continues to go on and on about it as well.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:48 PM

 lincolnduff, on 18 November 2017 - 06:39 PM, said:

 raynorfan1, on 18 November 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

 FairwayFred, on 17 November 2017 - 11:22 PM, said:

Sweetens Cove Golf Club in S Pittsburg, TN.

How can this be on a list that nobody talks about? Feels like everybody (appropriately) is talking about Sweetens Cove.

Agreed... I am one that continues to go on and on about it as well.

Fair enough!  A year ago that wasn't the case but maybe the word is out now.  

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:35 PM

The best course nobody talks about is Wolf Point in LaHood Texas. Wide fairways, firm and fast, lots of wind and as Tom Doak wrote, the best set of greens in Texas. It was one of  my favorite days of golf ever.

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Wolf Point #18 q double green with lots of movement &; 2 ghosts

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:06 PM

my google can’t find lahood, tx or a wolf point golf club. more details please?
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

 Reidman, on 18 November 2017 - 09:06 PM, said:

my google canít find lahood, tx or a wolf point golf club. more details please?

There are some links about it with a simple google search, but no website for the course, interesting story with this one-

http://golfclubatlas...lf-point-ranch/

Edited by ode1, 18 November 2017 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

 Reidman, on 18 November 2017 - 09:06 PM, said:

my google can’t find lahood, tx or a wolf point golf club. more details please?
It seems to be a personal course somewhere around Port Lavaca.  No idea how the poster got on.  NE of Corpus Christie.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:42 PM

Wolf Point is an estate course in Port Lavaca TX.  One member only, the course was basically his backyard.  Unfortunately the owner passed away last year and the future of the course is in doubt.  I played there February of 2016 and it's a fun course though I didnt love it.  The greens are just too much and the rest of the course is good but not great.  Great conditions, the super there does an amazing job of keeping it firm and fast.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:45 PM

 FairwayFred, on 18 November 2017 - 09:42 PM, said:

Wolf Point is an estate course in Port Lavaca TX.  One member only, the course was basically his backyard.  Unfortunately the owner passed away last year and the future of the course is in doubt.  I played there February of 2016 and it's a fun course though I didnt love it.  The greens are just too much and the rest of the course is good but not great.  Great conditions, the super there does an amazing job of keeping it firm and fast.

One of the links I clicked on indicated it was for sale.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

 ode1, on 18 November 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

 FairwayFred, on 18 November 2017 - 09:42 PM, said:

Wolf Point is an estate course in Port Lavaca TX.  One member only, the course was basically his backyard.  Unfortunately the owner passed away last year and the future of the course is in doubt.  I played there February of 2016 and it's a fun course though I didnt love it.  The greens are just too much and the rest of the course is good but not great.  Great conditions, the super there does an amazing job of keeping it firm and fast.

One of the links I clicked on indicated it was for sale.

The whole ranch including the course is for sale.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:26 PM

Portsalon Golf Club, Donegal, Ireland

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

 sabram, on 18 November 2017 - 10:26 PM, said:


Those pics look great!

There are so many great little courses around Ireland, Scotland and England that nobody has ever heard of.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:22 PM

Salmon Arm Golf course in the interior of British Columbia.

Top of my list for best unexpected golf course. Did a buddies trip in the interior of BC and hit up a bunch of the top golf courses (Tobiano, Predator Ridge - both top 30 in Canada). Salmon Arm is the one we still talk about.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:11 PM

Iíll nominate Myopia Hunt Club. It does get some air time, but much less than it should for itís overall quality (easily top 50).

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Palm Beach Par 3. Right on the ocean and river always in great shape it's a delight to play!

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

The quarry in canton Ohio
Oak quarry in riverside California
Shepherds Hollow in Clarkston (Detroit) Michigan
Totteridge in Greensburg Pennsylvania
Camelback Ambiente in Scottsdale Arizona
Royal Hawaiian on Oahu
Pete Dye GC in Bridgeport West Virginia

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

Shinnecock Hills!  Just kidding!  I think Tamarack CC in Greenwich CT is a fantastic course not a lot of people know.  It is like a master class in golf course architecture.  The back to back Punchbowl and Biarritz (#11 and 12) are terrific.  Really great course.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

The Harvester in Iowa. Underrated even as a top 50 public course. Middle of nowhere, but it is awesome.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

My experience at Wolf Point was one of the best days of my life. Ranks right up there with the first time my dad took me to the Masters at 15. Itís the ultimate backyard playground and during my one visit we got a surprise aerobatic show from the owner who is a pilot. Just simply amazing experience. Unfortunately, as discussed above itís about as private as you can get with zero members and an owner who doesnít play golf.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

There are a lot of courses I like but the one of the better ones almost no one talks about is Bethpage Red course.  Everyone wants to play the Black course but Red is a tough par 70, 6,875 yard course that is usually in great condition and provides plenty of risk / reward decisions to longer hitters.
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:07 PM

Lochenheath
Kingsley Club
The Grande
All in Michigan.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

In Colorado...all doable from DIA.  All public access.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

 sabram, on 18 November 2017 - 10:26 PM, said:


Wow, that place looks amazing.

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