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What are the top 5 courses you've played?


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#61 Bizcut1

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:37 AM

Top 5 (in order).

1.  Pebble
2.  Old Course
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Kingsbarns
5.  Spyglass

Most overrated:

PGA Stadium Scottsdale.

Most of the PGA / TPC courses?  Overrated.

I said most.  Some old (and getting older) facilities trying to pass as top cabin and
command green fees that are, shall we say, not a great value.


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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:17 AM

View Postramylson, on Jun 30 2009, 04:05 PM, said:

View PostTmiller72, on Jun 21 2009, 08:21 PM, said:

No order:

..
Milwaukee CC
..

Biggest letdown:

Brown Deer Park

Milwaukee CC? Really? Just surprising, but a very nice private. Of course, in a sea of nice privates in the area (Bluemound CC, West Bend CC, et cetera).



I played it last year in the Mid-Am and it was in perfect shape.  I really enjoyed it and thought the layout was fantastic.  Brown Deer was a fine course, but I expected much more from a PGA Tour course and was letdown.  Lots of great golf courses in WI though.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:41 AM

Cypress Point Club
San Francisco Golf Club
Crystal Downs
Valhalla
Ocean Course

Most overrated:  Torrey Pines South

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:40 AM

1) Wolf Creek I dare you to play frm the blacks.

2) Aviara Four Seasons

3) San Hollow Golf Course

4) Trump Golf Course

5) Pelican Hill Golf Course

Edited by 24monthgolfer, 05 July 2009 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

Championsgate was overrated. Greens were meh, course was boring. JMO. This is the National, did not play the international. Wish I did....


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:08 PM

Black Diamond Ranch - Quarry Course
Tobacco Road
Pinehurst #2
Bethpage Black
Kiawah Island - Ocean Course
Kapalua - Plantation Course
TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course
World Woods - Pine Barrens
Bayhill
Innisbrook - Island Course

most over rated-TPC Stadium Course, the Valley Course is every bit as nice.  hardest-Kiawah Island - Ocean Course.  best bang for the buck-Tobacco Road and Pine Barrens.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:24 PM

View PostFairwayFred, on Jun 28 2009, 08:13 AM, said:

Top 5 USA
(Randon order except for #1)
1. Sand Hills
Pine Valley
National Golf Links
Shinnecock Hills
Chicago Golf Club

Top 5 International
(Randon order)
Miurfield
Royal County Down
St Andrews Old
Lahinch
Royal Cinque Ports

Top 5 Overrated
Pebble Beach
Whistling Straits
Torrey Pines
PGA West


Top 5 Underrared
Yale
Lookout Mountain GC
Franklin Hills
Royal Cinque Ports
Lawsonia Links


I was hoping you would post Ari.  You have played some great tracks.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

Top five played (in no particular order)

Harbor Town - Hilton Head
Little Aston - Birmingham
Fulford - York
Frilford Heath - Oxford
La Mer - Le Touquet

Also notable mentions

Old South - Hilton Head
Oceanico Old Course - Vilamoura
West Surrey GC - Guildford
John O Gaunt - Bedford

Overrated
Brabazon
The Arden

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Whistling Straits
Blackwolf Run-River
Rich Harvest Farms
Bull Valley Golf Club
Forest Dunes GC

Loved em all

Most overrated=Glen Abbey

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:17 PM

My top 5:

Turnberry - Ailsa
Pacific Dunes
St. Andrews - Old
Poipu Bay
Bandon Dunes

Most overrated:  

Torrey Pines


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:49 PM

View Postmitchleary, on Jul 6 2009, 12:24 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on Jun 28 2009, 08:13 AM, said:

Top 5 USA
(Randon order except for #1)
1. Sand Hills
Pine Valley
National Golf Links
Shinnecock Hills
Chicago Golf Club

Top 5 International
(Randon order)
Miurfield
Royal County Down
St Andrews Old
Lahinch
Royal Cinque Ports

Top 5 Overrated
Pebble Beach
Whistling Straits
Torrey Pines
PGA West


Top 5 Underrared
Yale
Lookout Mountain GC
Franklin Hills
Royal Cinque Ports
Lawsonia Links


I was hoping you would post Ari.  You have played some great tracks.

The 5th spot in my Top 5 could be changed to a numerous courses including Crystal Downs, Friars Head, Oakmont to name a few.  

I also didnt include a few Privates in my Top 5 Overrated that perhaps I could have.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:57 PM

My top 5:

1. LA Country Club North- born & raised in LA Co. so you just keep asking yourself "am i  really in the heart of the city here?"
2. Torrey Pines So. (I have a boat in Mission Bay so I get res. ID card & play for 58.00)
3. Princeville, Kauai-Views are 2nd to none
4. Wasatch Mountain course, Heber City Utah- A County course w/40.00 green fees! An amazing course cut into the back side of the mountains east of Salt Lake City. If you ever have a long layover in SLC, rent a car and go & it will make your list too.
5. Wolf Creek, Mesquite Nevada. The natural reserve/hazard is where ProV1s go to die

Honorable Mention: Rio Secco, Lake Las Vegas Resort,-Henderson Nevada,  Golf Resort @ Indian Wells Challenge course,
La Quinta Mountain Course. Primm Lakes course. Poipu Bay, Kapalua-Plantation

Most overrated:

Trump National, Palos Verdes- Amazing Ocean Views on a bad golf course. The Donald must've paid someone off at Golf Digest to get in the top 100. I am glad my round was comped
Pelican Hill, Newport Coast. Another good view bad course way too much money
Fly to Salt Lake, rent a car and play Wasatch 4 times over 2 days and it will cost you less than it did to pay either of the above courses.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:25 PM

National Golf Links
Royal County Down
Merion Golf Club
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Oakmont Country Club

Most Underrated
Newport Country Club

Most Overrated
East Lake Golf Club

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

THe top 6 courses i have played are
Torrey Pines South
Torrey Pines North
The Farms
The Crosby
La Jolla Country CLub
Steele Canyon

MInd you i havent really stepped foot out of San Diego.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:48 AM

Augusta National
Pinehurst #2
St. Andrews(Old)
The Farm, Rocky Face, GA
Black Mountain City Course, Black Mountain, NC

I know St. Andrews is just a 600 year old muni, but the whole town and the atmosphere is awesome. As for Black Mountain, all I can say is it's pretty sweet having a putt at a 3 on a par 6.


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:51 AM

Pebble Beach
Pasatiempo
Cabo Del Sol
Makena North
Torrey Pines South

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:11 AM

In no particular order:

Oak Tree GC
Seminole
Prairie Dunes
Southern Hills
The Honors Course

Overrated:  TPC @ Scottsdale or TPC @ Southwind

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:56 AM

Pine Valley
Muirfield Village
Tidewater
Firestone
OSU Scarlet Course

Not in that particular order. And I am a Buckeye so i do have some bias with the last one. But, it does host a Nationwide tour event and is usually the highest scoring average of the season on that tour. Plus, it's usually in immaculate shape and it's a beast.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

No particular order:

Pebble Beach
     *Best friend caddied for me, shot an 80 from the tips
Southern Highlands, Las Vegas
     *Best Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries I've ever had, plus an incredible course
TPC Sawgrass
     *Agree with other poster, The Valley Course is just as good
Kaneohe Klipper, Hawaii
     *Awesome holes along the Pacific Ocean
The Picciolo Golf Club, Sicily Italy
     * The Volcano Mount Etan was active during our round

Others I've Played worth playing if you get the chance:

Royal Links, Las Vegas
Torrey Pines
Ca' Della Nave Golf and Country Club, Italy...Arnold Palmer Design, played there for 2 bags of Oreos
Air Force Academy Blue and Silver Courses, Colorado Springs
Fort Lewis Courses, Tacoma Washington
Tobbaco Roads
SungNam Golf Club, South Korea
The DMZ Golf Course, DMZ Korea..."The worlds most dangerous golf course"
Poppy Hills
Fort Ord
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Prattville and Grand National
Montecchia Golf Club, Padova Italy

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:39 PM

UPDATED after my trip to Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Fazio (SC)
Barefoot Love (SC)
The Heritage Club (SC)
TPC of Myrtle Beach (SC)
Rivers Edge (NC)


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Fun topic. I'm going to throw a couple on here that haven't been listed.

1. Turnberry - Ailsa
2. Southern Hills - Tulsa, OK
3. St. Andrew's Old Course
4. The Reserve - Indian Wells, CA
5. Pinehurst #2

For me, it is impossible to seperate a course's history, character, and my experience there from the actual course itself. I recognize that St. Andrew's wouldn't be particularly special if it had been built 50 years ago, but it's much older, has incredible history, and I had a very memorable day there with my grandfather.

Pinehurst #2 is similar to me. I understand why some people migth consider it over rated, but the experience I had playing it was excellent.

Tulsa probably isn't a place too many people would go out of there way to visit, but Southern Hills is truly an excellent course. I'm lucky enough to have family who are members there and have played it several times.

The Reserve will probably never receive any significant attention from the general golfing public, being a private golf community geared primarily towards retirees, but I've played it almost every year for the last 10 years with my grandparents out there and there is no course that I enjoy playing on a consistent basis more than that course. Beatuiful setting, always pristine condition, and lots of fun shots.

Overated courses
Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes - going along with what I said before, I was out there and didn't play very well and while I was there a close family member passed away, which almost definitely tainted the experience. Still, compared to some of the excellent courses I played on my Scotland trip, I didn't think Bandon measured up.

Royal Troon was the most overrated course I played while in Scotland. There was just nothing that impressed me. I enjoyed it to some extent due to the Open history there, but the course itself did nothing for me.

Honorable Mention

I really enjoyed Chambers Bay. Give it a few more years to mature and it will be really amazing. I found it much more enjoyable than the Bandon courses.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:45 AM

No particular order:

Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Chambers Bay
Scioto CC (Columbus, OH)
Kapalua Plantation
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:17 AM

First, I'm new and I'm totally amazed at how many of you have played Pine Valley and Cypress Point.  I thought these two cathedrals of golf were UBER private?   Anyone want to give me the secret on how to get on?  Anyway, my top 5:

Medinah Country Club Course #3
Rich Harvest Farms
Whistling Straits- Straits
Erin Hills
Cog Hill Dubsdread

H.M.
World Woods Pine Barrens
TPC Tampa Bay
TPC Deere Run

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:22 AM

Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Trails
Promontory
Glenwild
Lake Nona
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:37 AM

carnoustie
gleneagles kings course
montemayor(spain)
royal county down
k club
20-10 course celtic manor (wales)


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 07:27 AM

I'm really surprised at how many of you have played these super private courses -- e.g., Pine Valley, Cypress, etc.

I don't play much, and when I do I play mostly inexpensive courses, but here are my five in no particular order:

Arcadia Bluffs
Kingsley Club
Bryan Park Champions Course
Harbour Town
Golden Horseshoe Gold Course

Not exactly world class, but great courses.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:42 AM

In order of sense of occasion,

St Andrews (Old)
Royal Birkdale
Royal Lytham St Annes
Turnberry
Woodhall Spa

In Order of difficulty (on a calm day)

Royal Lytham (The Beast)
Royal Birkdale
Woodhall Spa
Turnberry
St Andrews

Looking forward to playing the rest of
The Open rota

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:58 AM

In no specific order:

Pine Vally
Merion East
Conressional Blue
Caves Valley
Kiawah Ocean Course

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:59 PM

1. Pebble Beach
2. TPC Scottsdale
3. Spanish Bay
4. Harbortown
5. Grayhawk

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:35 AM

1. Cypress Point (CA)
2. Pebble Beach (CA)
3. Scioto CC
4. San Francisco GC (CA)
5. Shoal Creek (AL)

Also loved Muirfield Village, The Honors Course, and Valhalla.


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