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Top 5 Courses you played in 2018


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#241 mhawk709

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 04:12 PM

1. Erin Hills
2. Sand Valley
3. Innisbrook - Copperhead
4. The Jewel
5. Shingle Creek Golf Club


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 09:18 PM

View Postduffer987, on 26 December 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

View Postparpar41, on 23 December 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

This was a Scotland summer for me.  Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:

the Castle
Gullane #1
The New
Dundonald
The Jubilee

BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".

There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
  • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
  • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.

Bold choice picking Moray - New
When you say "New" that is the course are you referring to? I guess we can limit it to a Scottish course, based on the preamble? Otherwise there'd be way too many options.
Touché.  Fair comment.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 02:53 AM

Kiawah - Ocean Course
Torrey Pines South
Wild Horse (Gothenburg, NE)
Gateway National (STL)
Highlands (Lincoln, NE)
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Posted 27 December 2018 - 04:55 AM

View Postduffer987, on 21 December 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

Tough call for 5 favorite new tracks in 2018, could come back in an hour and swap a few; however, let's go with:
  • Royal St. Georges: 2 through 10 wow! And overall about as good a combo of fun and challenge as I can think of.
  • St. George's Hill: Because it has George in the title... no no, another fantastic combo of fun and challenge. Hillier than many heathland courses, which added that bit extra, along with a superb combo of 1/2 par holes (and not the poncey new gen 1/2 pars, but OG 1/2 pars) and classic Colt par 3's.
  • West Sussex: Ooh this was good. The coolest 230+ par 3 out there may garner the pics, but it really is one solid or better hole after the other.
  • Formby: Strong driving course. Definitely a tourney worthy venue. Pine trees, sand dunes, holes running N/S/E/W. What's not to like?!
  • Yale: For someone that doesn't have ready access to the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic classics, this is likely as good as it gets for inland golf in North America for me. Really toppier than Deal or SF? No but need something out side the UK on here.
Honourable mentions: Deal, Swinley Forest, Goswick, Holinwell, Royal Birkdale, and Royal Ashdown.
Streamsong and Long Island publics (bar Timber Point Blue 9) are just not quite there for me.

Its a good year when Deal, Swinley and Notts are on the bench!

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 04:59 AM

View Postduffer987, on 26 December 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

View Postparpar41, on 23 December 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

This was a Scotland summer for me.  Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:

the Castle
Gullane #1
The New
Dundonald
The Jubilee

BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".

There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
  • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
  • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.

Bold choice picking Moray - New
When you say "New" that is the course are you referring to? I guess we can limit it to a Scottish course, based on the preamble? Otherwise there'd be way too many options.

I assumed St Andrews New was being referenced.  I know the Trust did a lot of work clearing gorse which should do wonders for the course as many holes felt like playing between green walls.

Happy New Year

Edited by El Gringo, 27 December 2018 - 05:00 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

View Postscottc25, on 21 October 2018 - 07:36 PM, said:

2018 for me:

1. Bluejack National
2. Torrey Pines South
3. Pinehurst #2
4. Streamsong Red
5. Streamsong Blue

Updating my list from earlier.

1. Bluejack National
2. Torrey Pines South
3. Pinehurst #2
4. Streamsong Black
5. Streamsong Red

Just played Streamsong Black. Love that course.

Edited by scottc25, 28 December 2018 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:06 AM

Ill just list out top 5 new courses I played this year, rather than overall

1. Pine Valley
2. Blue Jack
3. Gulph Mills (PA)
4. Dormie Club
5. Streamsong Black

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:34 AM

1. Kiawah Ocean Course
2. Winged Foot West
3. Doral Blue Monster
4. Piping Rock Club
5. Meadow Brook Club
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:43 AM

Wild Horse, Gothenburg NE
Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction CO
Devils Thumb, Delta CO
Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs, CO
Riverdale Dunes, Brighton CO

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:56 PM

Cypress Point (CA)
Kiawah Osprey Point (SC)
Kiawah Turtle Point (SC)
Mid Pines (NC)
Raptor Bay (FL)

Because it is a rare bucket list experience, I recommend reading "The Match" prior to playing Cypress Point by Mark Frost. The 2025 Walker Cup is to be held at Cypress Point.  A spectacularly beautiful and challenging course.  http://www.usga.org/galleries/future-walker-cup-sites.html#expanded


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

View PostPChem, on 31 December 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

Cypress Point (CA)
Kiawah Osprey Point (SC)
Kiawah Turtle Point (SC)
Mid Pines (NC)
Raptor Bay (FL)

Because it is a rare bucket list experience, I recommend reading "The Match" prior to playing Cypress Point by Mark Frost. The 2025 Walker Cup is to be held at Cypress Point.  A spectacularly beautiful and challenging course.  http://www.usga.org/galleries/future-walker-cup-sites.html#expanded

Pretty big drop off after CP!

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:44 PM

Baltusrol
Metedeconk
Ridge at Back Brook

I need to get out more...

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

Nothin' too fancy, These are the only big name courses I've played this year
Sewailo
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

Torrey Pines South
The Patriot (OK)
Wolf Creek (NV)
Coyote Springs (NV)
Paiute Snow (NV)

Edited by okie21, 01 January 2019 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:26 AM

View PostAuldPLO Swiss Golftrotter, on 09 October 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

It's all about Scotland in 2018, with three amazing trips

1. Ailsa Course - Trump Turnberry (Ranked 1st on my personnal ranking)
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2. Castle Stuart (Ranked 4th on my personnal ranking)
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3. Royal Dornoch - Championship Course (Ranked 6th on my personnal ranking)
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4. North Berwick (Ranked 12th on my personnal ranking)
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5. Royal Troon - Old Course (Ranked 21st on my personnal ranking)
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I would love to see your full ranking.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

View Post1puttTUT, on 10 October 2018 - 08:06 AM, said:

#1 Forest Dunes - MI
#2 Rams Hill - CA
#3 Southern Dunes - AZ
#4 Coyote Moon - CA
#5 Warwick Hills - MI

Isn't Rams Hill a hidden gem?!?!
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:31 AM

View Postschley, on 23 December 2018 - 02:20 PM, said:

View Postparpar41, on 23 December 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

This was a Scotland summer for me.  Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:

the Castle
Gullane #1
The New
Dundonald
The Jubilee

BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".

There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
  • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
  • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.

Technically yes..... however does one have to say Merion East Course?  Do you have to say LACC North? Medinah #3 course or Olympia Fields North?

Yes on LACC. I know some guys who LOVE the South there and would include it in a list of their favorite courses in a given year if they had played it, but not the North.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:33 AM

LACC North
Spyglass
Rams Hill
Lakeside, Burbank
Brentwood, Los Angeles (Love the renovation)
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

1.  Prairie Dunes CC (Hutchinson KS)
2.  TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
3.  Chardonnay GC (Napa Valley)
4.  Annbriar GC (St Louis)
5.  Shoal Creek (Kansas City)

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

1. Ballybunion
2. Waterville
3. Tralee
4. Old Head
5. Sentry World (severely underrated track in Wisconsin)
6. Lawsonia


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