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What are the top 5 courses you've played?


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#181 wrvaughn3

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:37 AM

Mine would be
1.RTJ Club
2. May River
3. Bulle Rock
4. Baywood Green
5. Belfair


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

1. Carnoustie
2. Royal Dornoch
3. Royal County Down
4. Formby
5. Waterville
5bis. Cruden Bay

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:17 AM

1. Ocean Course
2. Harbour Town
3.  Iberostar Playa Paraiso (Mexico)
4. The Virtues (OH)
5. Man O’ War (Myrtle Beach)

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:23 AM

1. Barnbougle Dunes
2. Royal Adelaide
3. Cape Kidnappers
4. Red Mountain
5. NSW golf club
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:05 AM

1. Bethppage Black (50x)
2. Kiawah island
3. Murifield Village
4. Ria Bintan (G.Player. Indonesia)
5. Bulls Bay (M.Stranz. Charleston)


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

Pebble
Erin Hills
Ocean Course
Rustic Canyon
Old Macdonald

runners up
Bandon and Pacific Dunes
Streamsong Red

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Troon North
Whistling Straits
Caledonia
Wailea Emerald
Coyote Moon

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:50 PM

Fox Hollow
Bethpage Black
Disney Magnolia
Kings North
Golden Horseshoe Gold course


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

Chambers Bay
Kapalua Plantation
Old Macdonald
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

If we go by prestige, here are my top 5:
  • Kapalua Plantation
  • Valhalla GC
  • Troon North Pinnacle
  • Troon North Monument
  • TPC San Antonio Oaks
But how about my top 5 FUN courses?
  • Vaaler Creek (Blanco, TX)
  • The Quarry (SA, TX)
  • The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, TX)
  • Cypresswood Tradition (Spring, TX)
  • Nevel Meade (Prospect, KY)
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  • The Bandit (Seguin, TX)
  • Delaware Springs (Burnet, TX)

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

Pebble Beach
Bethpage Black
Olympic Club
Spanish Bay
Half Moon Bay

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

1 Pine Valley

2Castle Pines          also GreatCourses    Bear Club,Harbor Town , Jupiter Hills,Medinah #3, Pine Tree           CHARLEY PENNA

3 Shoreacres

4 Seminole    

5 Chicago Golf Club

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

Bethpage Black
True Blue
Caledonia
Shinnecock Hills
Port Royal
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:19 PM

My list is pretty modest compared to those above, but it's mine and I feel lucky to have played these courses:

Caledonia
Indian Wells Celebrity
Chateau Whistler
Gamble Sands
Nicklaus North

Honourable mention to Classic Club in Palm Desert and the Mountain course at La Quinta.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

Ballybunion
St Andrews
Wingfoot West
Pebble Beach
Spyglass
TPC Sawgrass
Doral
Berwick West (got to love a course with a cemetery)

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

1. Punta Espada (D.R.)
2. Bandon Dunes (OR)
3. Pacific Dunes (OR)
4. Whistling Straits-Straits (WI)
5. Bay Creek Resort-Nicklaus (VA)
Others (No Order): Wildhorse (NE), Sand Valley (WI), Bandon Trails (OR), Old MacDonald (OR), Shoreacres (IL), Blackwolf Run-River (WI), Whisting Straits-Irish (WI), RTJ Capitol Hill-Judge (AL), Eagle Ridge-The General (IL), The Harvester (IA), Lost Dunes (MI), Quintero (AZ), TPC Deere Run (IL), Cog Hill #4 (IL), Lawsonia Links (WI), RTJ Trail-Most Courses

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:36 AM

Turning 50 next month and I have played almost 475 different courses in my lifetime

I did this same post years ago, cool to see it again as my list has changed a whisker

Royal Melbourne Composite
The Old Course
Cabot Cliffs
Bethpage Black
Muirfield Village

A big part of it for me was the course but also the experience and the atmosphere.  The town of St. Andrew's is incredible if you are a true golfer

It was hard for me to leave off Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, TPC Sawgrass, and a medley of awesome and very MEMORABLE golf courses in North America

California - Torrey Pines South
Florida - Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth, PGA National
South Carolina - True Blue
Hawaii - Mauna Kea
Alabama - Kiva Dunes
Canada - St. Georges, The National, Kananaskis, Royal Montreal, Shaughnessy

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

1) Shinnecock
2) National Golf Links
3) Friars Head
4) Riviera
5) The Bridge

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:05 PM

Pine Valley
Pebble Beach
Camargo
Pacific Dunes
Muirfield Village

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:27 AM

View Postxgolfx, on 19 November 2017 - 06:19 PM, said:

1 Pine Valley

2Castle Pines   also GreatCourses Bear Club,Harbor Town , Jupiter Hills,Medinah #3, Pine Tree    CHARLEY PENNA

3 Shoreacres

4 Seminole

5 Chicago Golf Club

Buddy!  I'm free the rest of my life for Pine Valley and Seimnole....)

I think there is another thread somewhere about this and I'll copy that:

The highest rated courses I have played are:

1. Pebble Beach-history, views, 6 easy holes to stroke your ego!
2. Winged Foot West - old money and a beast, need to bring your air game to hit the greens
3. Chicago Golf Club (birdied opening par 5 into the wind!) :D
4. The Country Club at Brookline-very laid back and maybe my best caddie ever there
5. Pacific Dunes-love this location and views of the ocean, 4 club wind

My favorite courses to play were:
1. Carnoustie - played with 2 guys from the US I didn't know who said they were sub 5 handicaps......... and both were over 100!
2. Baltursol - first class experience all the way, love the clubhouse
3. PGA West Stadium - just plain hard
4. Pasatiempo - love the layout, quirky but fair
5. Butler National - no women around!
6. Turnberry Ailsa - history here big time and wonderful layout IMO, recreated Tom Watson's approach and chip
7. Whistling Straits - great views, bunkers everywhere, wind, great times
8. Bel Air CC - The aura of the membership is a little intimidating; as when I was there met John Williams the composer just hanging out in the bar, Lute Olson former basketball coach playing just ahead of us, etc.....Course is in great shape, but very quirky running up and down through elevation changes, even needing elevators believe it or not.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:49 AM

MY top 5 is Kapaula, Whistling Straits, Arcadia Bluffs, Wolf Creek and Greywalls

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:34 AM

View Postmikey634w, on 21 June 2009 - 09:20 AM, said:

I tend to follow the course rankings each year.  I have been fortunate enough to play a handful of them, but have been surprised that my experience and opinions haven't always matched up with their rankings.  There is a lot of subjectivity here, so this should be fun for discussion purposes.

So for ease of discussion, list the top 5 courses you have played and list your most overrated course you have played.

Here are my top 5:
Pine Valley
Merion East
Whistling Straits
Doral
Blackwolf Run

I would say that Merion (based on it's high ranking) was the most disappoing of the five.  Get my vote for most overrated.

Buddies and I are planning a trip to Kohler in late September.  Seeing this on this pumps me up.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Arcadia Bluffs - Arcadia, MI
Harbor Town - Hilton Head, SC
World Woods Pine Barrens - Brooksville, FL
Masterpiece - Treetops
The Rookery - Marco Island, FL

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

In no particular order:

Medinah #3
San Francisco Golf Club
Desert Forest
Torrey Pines South
Pinehurst #2
Honorable mention to World Woods Pine Barrens

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:39 AM

View Postmcputter, on 17 May 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

In no particular order:

Medinah #3
San Francisco Golf Club
Desert Forest
Torrey Pines South
Pinehurst #2
Honorable mention to World Woods Pine Barrens

SFGC has to be #1 on that list no?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Here's mine in no  particular order

Plantation Kapalua
TPC Scottsdale
Hacienda Country club
Sunriver Crosswater
Rams Hill

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:22 PM

Ocean Course, Kiawah
Pebble Beach
Muirfield Village
Spyglass
Pinehurst #2

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

1) the ocean course
2)teeth of the dog
3)harbor town
4)TPC Boston
5)TPC Janna Polona

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:19 AM

Great thread! Really good suggestions here.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:21 PM

East Lake
Pinehurst #2
Muirfield Village
Pebble Beach
Old Sandwich

A few more on my favorite list:
TPC Sawgrass
The Country Club (I have never played the Open course)
Kittansett
Desert Forest
Kapalua Plantation

Edited by Chef23, 22 May 2018 - 10:23 PM.


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