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#211 alfriday

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

Royal Dornoch
Royal County Down
Turnberry
Royal Portrush
Muirfield


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

Wow - great question - but probably one of the toughest to answer...
  • Pebble Beach
  • Whistling Straits
  • Erin Hills
  • Flint Hills National
  • Southern Hills

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

View Postbenno_r, on 15 November 2017 - 06:23 AM, said:

1. Barnbougle Dunes
2. Royal Adelaide
3. Cape Kidnappers
4. Red Mountain
5. NSW golf club

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:51 AM

1. Pebble Beach
2. Kiawah Island Ocean Course
3. TPC Sawgrass
4. The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, SC
5. Forest Dunes, MI
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

Courses that I enjoyed the most-
1. U.S. Naval Academy, 2,  Mid-Pines, Pinehurst, 3.  Golden Horseshoe, Wiiliamsburg (redo), 4.  Oakmont CC, Pittsburgh, 5.  St. Andrews Old.

Top 5 played-
1.  St. Andrews Old, 2.  Pinehurst #2, 3. Oakmont CC, 4. Pebble Beach, 5.  Merion CC, Philadelphia.

Note- I enjoyed all of the top 5 but quality of play was not the greatest at Merion or at Pebble.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:35 PM

Royal County Down
St. Andrews Old
Pine Valley
Augusta
Lahinch

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:16 AM

1. Kapalua (Plantation)
2. Arcadia Bluffs
3. Whistling Straits
4. Moonah Links (Australia)
5. Erin Hills
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:07 PM

1.  Muirfield Village
2.  Pikewood National
3.  Laurel Valley
4.  Old Course at Bedford Springs
5.  Kapalua Plantation

Most over rated was TPC Scottsdale.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:08 AM

Oakland Hills
Arcadia Bluffs
Bay Harbor
Forest Dunes
Warwick Hills
Honorable mention to Shepherd's Hollow

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 01:58 PM

Kiawah Island
Whistling Straits
Spyglass
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Trails


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:42 PM

Cal Club
Pacific Dunes
Prairie Dunes
White Bear Yacht Club
Brandon Dunes

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:27 PM

View PostAuldPLO Swiss Golftrotter, on 19 September 2017 - 03:33 AM, said:

My 5 most enjoying rounds :

1)   Old Head (Ireland)
2)   Kingsbarns (Scotland)
3)   Trump International Links (Scotland)
4)   Wolf Creek (USA)
5)   Royal Portrush – Dunluce (Norhern Ireland)

Then
6)   Royal County Down – Championship (Northern Ireland)
7)   Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
8)   St Andrews – Old (Scotland)
9)   The European Club – (Ireland)
10) Monte Rei (Portugal)

I updated my ranking following my recent trips to Spain and Scotland (3).
It's based on courses I enjoyed the most as a global experience and how I would prioritize a replay.
New entries in bold


1   Trump Turnberry - Ailsa (Scotland)
2   Old Head (Ireland)
3   Kingsbarns (Scotland)
4   Castle Stuart (Scotland)
5   Trump International Links (Scotland)
6   Royal Dornoch – Championship (Scotland)
7   Wolf Creek (USA)
8   Royal Portrush – Dunluce Course (Northern Ireland)
9   Royal County Down - Championship Links (Northern Ireland)
10 Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
11 St Andrews – Old Course (Scotland)
12 North Berwick (Scotland)
13 The European Club (Ireland)
14 Monte Rei (Portugal)
15 Tralee   (Ireland)
16 Ballybunion - Old Course (Ireland)
17 Red Mountain (Thailand)
18 Carnoustie - Championship Course (Scotland)
19 Four Seasons Anahita (Mauritius)
20 Praia d'El Rey (Portugal)
21 Royal Troon (Scotland)
22 Finca Cortesin   (Spain)
23 Paiute - Wolf Course (USA)
24 Black Mountain (Thailand)
25 San Lorenzo (Portugal)
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:42 AM

I just played Sleepy Hollow today, and it might have cracked my Top 5. Itís amazing!

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:51 AM

My most enjoyable courses played have been
Carnoustie (despite the rain, mist and fog),
Pebble Beach (who could not enjoy that place),
St Andrews (atmosphere),
Bandon Dunes (existential),
Pasatiempo (sheer class), and
Royal Melbourne (pure golf).
Hoping to add Sand Hills and Royal County Down to that list over the next year or so.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:54 AM

View PostAndrew Bond of Glencoe, on 15 June 2018 - 12:42 AM, said:

I just played Sleepy Hollow today, and it might have cracked my Top 5. It’s amazing!
great!

How did you like the iconic 16th “panorama”?

Know a member and might be able to schedule if this summer if I can find a day.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:56 AM

View PostAuldPLO Swiss Golftrotter, on 13 June 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostAuldPLO Swiss Golftrotter, on 19 September 2017 - 03:33 AM, said:

My 5 most enjoying rounds :

1)   Old Head (Ireland)
2)   Kingsbarns (Scotland)
3)   Trump International Links (Scotland)
4)   Wolf Creek (USA)
5)   Royal Portrush – Dunluce (Norhern Ireland)

Then
6)   Royal County Down – Championship (Northern Ireland)
7)   Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
8)   St Andrews – Old (Scotland)
9)   The European Club – (Ireland)
10) Monte Rei (Portugal)

I updated my ranking following my recent trips to Spain and Scotland (3).
It's based on courses I enjoyed the most as a global experience and how I would prioritize a replay.
New entries in bold


1   Trump Turnberry - Ailsa (Scotland)
2   Old Head (Ireland)
3   Kingsbarns (Scotland)
4   Castle Stuart (Scotland)
5   Trump International Links (Scotland)
6   Royal Dornoch – Championship (Scotland)
7   Wolf Creek (USA)
8   Royal Portrush – Dunluce Course (Northern Ireland)
9   Royal County Down - Championship Links (Northern Ireland)
10 Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
11 St Andrews – Old Course (Scotland)
12 North Berwick (Scotland)
13 The European Club (Ireland)
14 Monte Rei (Portugal)
15 Tralee   (Ireland)
16 Ballybunion - Old Course (Ireland)
17 Red Mountain (Thailand)
18 Carnoustie - Championship Course (Scotland)
19 Four Seasons Anahita (Mauritius)
20 Praia d'El Rey (Portugal)
21 Royal Troon (Scotland)
22 Finca Cortesin   (Spain)
23 Paiute - Wolf Course (USA)
24 Black Mountain (Thailand)
25 San Lorenzo (Portugal)

Did someone put a 2 in front of the top 5 you have played?    Haha

Great list

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:06 PM

My top 5:
Arcadia Bluff
Ross Bridge
Farmlinks
The Virtues (Longaberger)
Brick Yard

Honorable mention:
Forest Dunes
The Loop
Eagle Eye

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

Updated US Top 5 I have played:
1) Pine Valley
2) Oakmont
3) Merion
4) Seminole
4) Sleepy Hollow - I have some great courses I have played, but this one really shocked me how good it was.

Still to play this year:
Prairie Dunes
Sand Hills
Shinnecock
National Golf Links
Fisherís Island
Winged Foot

So plenty of opportunities to have some drastic changes.

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Posted Today, 12:17 PM

In no particular order...

1.) Bay Hill
2.) Old Quarry (Curacao)
3.) TPC Myrtle Beach
4.) Golden Horseshoe Gold (Won a tournament there)
5.) Bulle Rock

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Posted Today, 01:30 PM

1. Bethpage Black
2. Wolf Creek
3. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
4. Reflection Bay
5. The Quarry at Giants Ridge

Honorable Mention: Coyote Springs, Edina CC, Links of ND, Deacon's Lodge, The Legend at Giants Ridge

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Posted Today, 01:55 PM

View PostAndrew Bond of Glencoe, on 17 June 2018 - 02:14 PM, said:

Updated US Top 5 I have played:
1) Pine Valley
2) Oakmont
3) Merion
4) Seminole
4) Sleepy Hollow - I have some great courses I have played, but this one really shocked me how good it was.

Still to play this year:
Prairie Dunes
Sand Hills
Shinnecock
National Golf Links
Fisher's Island
Winged Foot

So plenty of opportunities to have some drastic changes.

So jealous! This is a great list. I have heard so many great things about Sleepy Hollow... Hoping to get out there someday. Fishers is the only course I have played of the ones you listed, interested to see where that ranks at the end of your season!

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Posted Today, 01:56 PM

Fishers Island
Cabot Cliffs
Cabot Links
The Course at Yale
Belgrade Lakes

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Posted Today, 02:04 PM

View Postpxthree, on 20 June 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

In no particular order...

1.) Bay Hill
2.) Old Quarry (Curacao)
3.) TPC Myrtle Beach
4.) Golden Horseshoe Gold (Won a tournament there)
5.) Bulle Rock

I'm playing Bulle Rock with my dad and a couple of friends on Saturday.  Can't wait!

My top 5 so far are limited.  In no particular order:

Pinehurst #2
Pinehurst #8
Pine Needles
Laurel Hill (Virginia)
RTJ II course at The Golf Club of Lansdowne (Virginia)

Honorable mention goes to Whiskey Creek in Maryland.

In 2019 I'll be going to Scotland for 4-5 rounds, so I'm sure I'll have a few new additions to the list.

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