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Top 5 Courses You Have Played


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#1 RPantello

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:14 PM

If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.

Connecticut

Public

1. Lake of Isles
2. Wintonberry Hills
3. Ricter Park
4. Fox Hopyard
5. Oxford Greens

Private

1. Shorehaven GC
2. Brooklawn GC
3. CC of Fairfield
4. Yale
5. TPC River Highlands


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:14 PM

Here goes

1: The K Club (Ryder Cup 2006)
2: Hacienda del Alamo (Spanish Open 2009 I think, unreal course)
3: Fota Island (irish Open 2001, 2002)
4: Cork Golf Club (Alistair MacKenzie design, 10 minutes from the door)
5: Harbour Point (Home club, a real toughy)

I don't mind about the course once the greens are fast and the fairways are short

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:20 PM

After playing Forest Creek in Pinehurst this summer, I can't put together a list anymore.  It tops all of the few good courses I've played by a long margin.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:27 PM

Top 5 Public and Private:

1. Teeth of the Dog (Dominican Republic)
2. Arnold Palmer Design Four Seasons Golf Club Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo (Incredible)
3. Dye Four (Dominican Republic)
4. The North and South Course at the Boulders (Scottsdale)
5. Cape Cod National and Boone Valley

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:28 PM

Forgot Forest Creek, both courses are awesome.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:36 PM

1. St. Andrew's Old Course
2. The Olympic Club
3. Orange County National Crooked Cat
4. Newport National
5. The Orchards(Home Course)

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:49 PM

HI,

#1 = PINE VALLEY G.C. Pine Valley, N.J.

#2 = OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

#3 = WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits) Haven, Wis.

#4 = THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA La Quinta, Calif.

#5 = Point O'Woods G. & C.C. Benton Harbor

Honorable mention:

Shepherd's Hollow G.C. (2nd/3rd) Clarkston,  Radrick Farms G.C. Ann Arbor,  Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes) Oscoda,  University of Michigan G.C. Ann Arbor,  R. & S. Sharf G. Cse. Rochester,  TPC of Michigan Dearborn,  Oakland Hills C.C. (North) Bloomfield Hills,  Atlantic City C.C. Northfield,  Ballamor Golf Club Egg Harbor Twp.,  Pine Barrens G.C. Jackson,  Aronimink G.C. Newtown Square,  Pelican Hill G.C. (Ocean North)Newport Coast,  Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 8),  Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 7), Bulle Rock Havre de Grace,  The Links at Lighthouse Sound Bishopville,  Beechtree G.C. Aberdeen

Special mention of Blue Heron Pines (East Course),  just awesome and closing to be turned into a private 9 hole course and a 55 + housing development.

Top 5 Over Rated

#1 = INVERNESS CLUB Toledo, Ohio

#2 = SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE. Pebble Beach

#3 = Bay Hill Club Orlando

#4 = The G. Cse. at Glen Mills

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:01 PM

In no particular order...

Olympic Club
Butler National
Pasatiempo GC
Eugene CC
Rancho Santa Fe CC

Others right up there are Hazeltine Nantional and the Farms at Rancho Santa Fe.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:02 PM

Pine Valley
Cypress Point
Augusta National
Pebble Beach
Whisper Rock
Whistling Straits
Crystal Downs
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:39 PM

HI,

Wow,  not many get on Crystal Downs.  Anyone have pictures of this sourse?

CJD


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:41 PM

In no particular order:

Pebble Beach
Cog Hill #4
Kemper Lakes
TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course
Bay Hill
Longaberger Golf Club

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:45 PM

HI,

I forgot I played Cog Hill and Kemper Lakes, but thought both were over rated.

CJD

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:48 PM

Top 5:

National Golf Links of America
The Old Course
Carnoustie
Winged Foot
Bethpage Black

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:48 PM

Tough to get on but absolutely incredible. Probably in the top 1 or 2 I've played to date. Was a few years ago with a tour player and 2 of his sponsors. Great day.



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HI,

Wow, not many get on Crystal Downs. Anyone have pictures of this sourse?

CJD

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:32 PM

1 CYPRESS POINT-PEBBLE BEACH, CA
2 PEBBLE BEACH-PEBBLE BEACH, CA
3 SPYGLASS HILL-PEBBLE BEACH, CA
4 KAPALUA PLANTATION-KAPALUA, MAUI
5 WE-KO-PA-FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:23 PM

In no order

Torrey Pines - South Course
Dragon Ridge - Henderson, NV
Tournament Club of Iowa - Polk City, IA
Branson Creek - Branson, MO
TPC Deer Run - Moline, IL

Only one big namer but I'm only 26 a lot more golf left in me and a lot more courses to be played.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:03 PM

Tough question but here goes, in no order:

Pebble Beach
Peachtree CC - Atlanta
TPC Sawgrass
Pine Barrens - World Woods
Bay Hill

Honorable Mention

Doral Blue Monster
Atlanta Athletic Club
Panther Lakes - Orange County National
Osprey Ridge at Disney World

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:50 PM

Here they are (in no order):

Public:
1.  Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA
2.  Ghost Creek (Pumpkin Ridge), Portland, OR
3.  Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA
4.  Ocean Course @ Kiawah, South Carolina
5.  Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, CA
6.  TPC @ Sawgrass, Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra, FL
7.  Harbor Town, Hilton Head, SC
8.  Edgewood Golf Course, Stateline, NV


Private:
1.  The Honors Course, Chattanooga, TN (By far the best Pete Dye course I have played)
2.  Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR
3.  Witch Hollow (Pumpkin Ridge), Portland, OR
4.  The Waverly Club, Portland, OR

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:17 PM

Olympia fields
Newport CC
TPC of Boston
World Woods Pine Barrens
Pinehills Nicklaus

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:21 PM

View PostRPantello, on Nov 7 2006, 02:14 PM, said:

If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.

Connecticut

Public

1. Lake of Isles
2. Wintonberry Hills
3. Ricter Park
4. Fox Hopyard
5. Oxford Greens

Private

1. Shorehaven GC
2. Brooklawn GC
3. CC of Fairfield
4. Yale
5. TPC River Highlands

How about Great River?


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:24 PM

I throw in a Canadian Flare...

#1. Glen Abbey
#2. Nicklaus North
#3. Kananaskis Mount Kidd
#4. Silvertip
#5. Blackhawk or Grand Niagara

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:29 PM

View Postshook23, on Nov 7 2006, 08:21 PM, said:

View PostRPantello, on Nov 7 2006, 02:14 PM, said:

If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.

Connecticut

Public

1. Lake of Isles
2. Wintonberry Hills
3. Ricter Park
4. Fox Hopyard
5. Oxford Greens

Private

1. Shorehaven GC
2. Brooklawn GC
3. CC of Fairfield
4. Yale
5. TPC River Highlands

How about Great River?


You know what, I honestly feel Fazio blew it with Great River. I think the practice facility and clubhouse are second to none but I can't put it above any of the 5 public I listed. The reason I think he messed up is he has a parcel of land seperated by train tracks. However, instead of using the upper section where there was adequate land he opted to use the land along the Housatonic River. This caused the course to be squeezed into a piece of land too small for what they were trying to accomplish causing many holes to run parallel with one another. Just my opinion take it for what its worth.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:43 PM

View Postcdesana, on Nov 7 2006, 04:45 PM, said:

HI,

I forgot I played Cog Hill and Kemper Lakes, but thought both were over rated.

CJD

To each his own, but they are in my top tier and that's what I was asked to provide.  It's my list and opinion, and you shared yours.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:08 PM

Hi,

I thought that both Doral and Bay Hill were over rated,  big time!!

The only thing that was worth it at Bay Hill was hitting balls a couple places down from Arnie on the range,  and a couple groups ahead of him on the course.

CJD

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:12 PM

Private - No Order
Los Angeles CC (North)
Bellerive CC
Southern Hills
Riviera
Colleton River (Nicklaus Crse.)
Champions (Cypress)

Public or Public Access - No Order
1) Kingsbarns (My favorite course!)

Muirfield (Scotland)
Old Course at St. Andrews
New Course at St. Andrews
Pebble Beach
The Gallery (North)
We-Ko-Pa
Torrey Pines (South)
Harbour Town GL
Troon North (Monument)
Annbriar

Edited by CooGAR, 07 November 2006 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:38 PM

View Postcdesana, on Nov 7 2006, 09:08 PM, said:

Hi,

I thought that both Doral and Bay Hill were over rated,  big time!!

The only thing that was worth it at Bay Hill was hitting balls a couple places down from Arnie on the range,  and a couple groups ahead of him on the course.

CJD

Can we please keep to the topic at hand which is "Top 5 Courses You Have Played"?  Not "Why I Think Everyone Else's Top 5 is Overrated."

Thanks!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:47 PM

View Postcdesana, on Nov 7 2006, 04:39 PM, said:

HI,

Wow,  not many get on Crystal Downs.  Anyone have pictures of this sourse?

CJD
http://www.golfcluba...m/crystal1.html

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:34 AM

PUBLIC:

1. Oleander GC, Jekyll Island GA
2. Shennecossett GC, Groton, CT
3. Elks CC - Portsmouth, OH
4.  Manakiki GC Cleveland OH
5. Penn National Iron FoRge GC




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2.  Piqua CC Piqua, OH
3.  Coldstream CC, Cincinnati, OH
4.  The University Club, Blythewood, SC
5.  Fort Jacckson, GC Columbia, SC
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:12 PM

My list:

Los Angeles CC - North / shot a 81
San Francisco Golf Club / shot a 82
Olympic Club / shot a 79
Philadelphia Cricket Club / shot a 77
Lochinvar Golf Club Houston, TX / shot a 89

I'm playing Cypress Point this December, so my top 5 should change after that.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:51 PM

US

National Golf Links of America
Pine Valley
Cypress Point
Sand Hills
Merion Golf Club

Overseas

Royal Portrush
Royal Dornoch
Muirfield
Ballybunion Old
The Old Course

Public

Bethpage Black
Pasatiempo
Lawsonia Links
Bethpage Red
Erin Hills

Edited by GC7, 08 November 2006 - 07:00 PM.


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