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#31 mcadenhead

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:24 AM

I have only played ND's Warren Course, both courses at Purdue, USF, and Georgia Southern. Course at Georgia Southern was by far the best of the bunch.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:36 AM

Played Duke numerous times and really enjoy it.  Each time I play Lonnie Poole at NC State I leave liking it a little bit more.  Being a UNC fan and living in the triangle I am sad to say I have never played Finley.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:20 AM

Thanks to everyone for all the input.  Keep the comments coming!

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 20 March 2018 - 07:39 PM, said:

Played at Florida State University when I was in grad school. Played at University Ridge at UW-Madison when I was a PhD student.

Prefer the latter.

FSU is getting the Nicklaus re-design. It was unfit for their golf program.

As of right now, it is a good public course. After he gets done with it it will likely be a phenomenal track.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:48 AM

Only played Stanford and ND Warren course.  Really like Stanford's where you tee off above a road!  Warren was an OK links style.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:00 AM

Is the Walker Course in Clemson associated with the university?  Thats not the absolute best course, but its pretty solid.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.

I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:45 AM

Midwest guy here. Played:

Forest Akers West (MSU)
UofM
Radrick Farms (UofM)
Warren at ND
University Ridge (Wisconsin)
The Meadows at GVSU
Eagle Crest (EMU)

of those University Ridge is the best in my mind. UofM and Warren at ND close behind

hope to get to the restoration of Inverness, Toledo i believe still plays their golf there. Also the 9 hole Langford at Culver Academies is on the list

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

Oklahoma based............OU and OSU. The OU course back in the day was decent enough and affordable. Now, since it has been revamped twice and at no cost to the school, it's a great layout, but sadly to expensive for the vast majority, even with a student discount. Now as for the OSU course............apparently they really don't want anyone to play it, unless your on the golf team or a well healed alumni. As for the course itself, I was able to walk the course when there was a big tournament and listened to several players and coaches, Whatever type of fairway grass they have, it allows the ball to sit up and if your not a sweeper, you go right under the ball and just pop it up. Took more than a few players out of contention right from the get go. Greens were huge and super fast. After watching and walking along, it was a course that didn't make my bucket list........

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:04 AM

St. Andrews FTW.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:46 PM

U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Academy are fantastic courses.  USNA is by William Flynn and AFA is Robert Trent Jones.  I am also partial to Univ. of MD.  Even though I didn't select the school, we used to play our annual high school state championships there.  I have also played UNC's, Duke and NC State's courses and all are worth the price of admission.  Yale and West Point are also on my bucket list.

I didn't play it, but University of New Mexico's also looks like a nice track.  I was there on business and didn't play golf at that time.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:56 PM

View Postrkristopheranderson, on 21 March 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.

I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.

It's not that hard to get onto Yale's course. :)

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:57 PM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 20 March 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

The Course at Yale followed by Princeton Springdale. Can’t beat’em like a sore Peter.

The Ivy League courses are solid. I also like Cornell's, even though it's a tier or two below the ones you mentioned :)

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:57 PM

Almost forgot, I also played Coastal Carolina's course outside of Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago.  Not as nice as those I mentioned, but still well worth the trip.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

View Postrkristopheranderson, on 21 March 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.

I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.
I used to play Keith Hills a lot when I lived in Raleigh. Fun Course, and usually in very good shape. Good hand squeezed orange and lemonade,


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:57 PM

View Postbluetees1999, on 20 March 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Let's hear about your favorite college or university golf course.  Being from Ohio, my vote goes to the OSU Scarlet course.  
I've also played the Finley course at UNC Chapel Hill.

Scarlet is a fantastic course!

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:59 PM

I'd rate the Triangle courses as follows:
1. Duke
2. UNC Finley
3. Lonnie Poole

Also played Keith Hills (Campbell)

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:41 PM

Finley at UNC is BY FAR the best. It's not even close. Stop. Don't want to hear it.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:53 PM

View Postrazor_1, on 21 March 2018 - 01:46 PM, said:

U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Academy are fantastic courses.  USNA is by William Flynn and AFA is Robert Trent Jones.  I am also partial to Univ. of MD.  Even though I didn't select the school, we used to play our annual high school state championships there.  I have also played UNC's, Duke and NC State's courses and all are worth the price of admission.  Yale and West Point are also on my bucket list.

I didn't play it, but University of New Mexico's also looks like a nice track.  I was there on business and didn't play golf at that time.

Damn I forgot about USNA and I’m from Annapolis! Phenomenal track to begin with but should be pretty awesome once they get through the phased restoration.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

View PostFlopShotFred, on 20 March 2018 - 05:33 PM, said:

I've always felt like the Pete Dye river course at Virginia Tech is a tamer Dye design that's fun, scenic and flies somewhat under the radar.

I spent a lot of time there in 2005-06 when it first opened and the clubhouse was still a trailer. An absolute monster from the tips...I really need to get back out there now that it's only a few hours away.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

UGA Course. Great layout with some really tough greens

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:08 PM

Definitely agree with Yale.

Enjoyed the Scarlet but nothing close to how interesting Yale is.
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

Taconic. Fantastic course.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:44 PM

I've played the Univ of Texas course and I loved it. For some reason it doesn't get much love from the course raters.

Really enjoyed following Spieth around the course for a tournament there.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:51 PM

I am an okie and think Jimmy Austin at OU is great layout though tough , very fun to play , and yes karsten creek osu is crazy expensive the course is scenic and beautiful and great track. Not worth the $350 to play but great track . I have played many university courses and put these right up there with the best of them. Also Stanfordís is amazing


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:01 PM

Fond of my alma mater, University of Guelph, golf course called Cutten Fields ... an older Stanley Thompson gem

I do enjoy the Hackler Course at CCU in Myrtle
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:37 PM

Another vote for Yale. I was fortunate enough to get on a couple of times, and was pretty sweet. A few odd and quirky holes though.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:17 PM

View Postdavep043, on 21 March 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:

Is the Walker Course in Clemson associated with the university?  Thats not the absolute best course, but its pretty solid.

I’d say so since the par 3 17th hole looks like a tiger paw.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:38 AM

I'm a member at Lonnie Poole. Used to play Bethpage Black so I feel right at home on this course. Scoreable if you're having a good day with your irons; if not, it's penal AF.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:56 AM

I played The Walker Course (Clemson) last June, nice track.

Not sure it is their home course but I played The Watson Course at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee Florida last week.  We got behind the UCF golf team. 3 hour back nine. UGH!!!


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