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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:08 AM

1.  Diamante - Davis Love
2.  Prairie Dunes
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Pebble Beach
5.  Spyglass
6.  Mayakoba
7.  Red Sky - Norman
8.  Quivira
9.  Blackwolf Run
10.  Bandon Trails

Most underrated:
Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.
Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.

Most overrated:
Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-
Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:04 AM

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

1.  Diamante - Davis Love
2.  Prairie Dunes
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Pebble Beach
5.  Spyglass
6.  Mayakoba
7.  Red Sky - Norman
8.  Quivira
9.  Blackwolf Run
10.  Bandon Trails

Most underrated:
Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.
Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.

Most overrated:
Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-
Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking

You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits?  Did you look at the scenery at WS?  It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water.  WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc.  To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:26 AM

Private:

Southern Hills
Pikewood National
Merion East
Winged Foot
Crystal Downs


Public:

Pebble Beach
Oakmont
Torrey Pines South
Bethpage Black
Pinehurst

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:34 AM

View Postschley, on 08 December 2017 - 02:04 AM, said:

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

1.  Diamante - Davis Love
2.  Prairie Dunes
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Pebble Beach
5.  Spyglass
6.  Mayakoba
7.  Red Sky - Norman
8.  Quivira
9.  Blackwolf Run
10.  Bandon Trails

Most underrated:
Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.
Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.

Most overrated:
Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-
Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking

You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits?  Did you look at the scenery at WS?  It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water.  WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc.  To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.
Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.
Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it.  I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).
That's unacceptable to me for $395-.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:41 PM

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

View Postschley, on 08 December 2017 - 02:04 AM, said:

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

1.  Diamante - Davis Love
2.  Prairie Dunes
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Pebble Beach
5.  Spyglass
6.  Mayakoba
7.  Red Sky - Norman
8.  Quivira
9.  Blackwolf Run
10.  Bandon Trails

Most underrated:
Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.
Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.

Most overrated:
Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-
Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking

You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits?  Did you look at the scenery at WS?  It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water.  WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc.  To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.
Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.
Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it.  I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).
That's unacceptable to me for $395-.

Which BR course? or did you play the original layout?


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:48 PM

Pinehurst #2
Pebble
Dormie Club
Tobacco Road
Pine Needles

Hidden Gem: Blowing Rock CC

As you can tell I love Pinehurst golf.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:20 AM

In no order

Carnoustie
Old Course
Pebble Beach
The Harvester
The Prince Cousre at Princeville
The Challenge at Manele

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:22 AM

In no order

Harbour Town
Bellerive
Bob O'Link
Grand Bear
The Donald Ross Course at French Link

Just missing out: Dalhousie

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:27 AM

View Postode1, on 10 December 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

View Postschley, on 08 December 2017 - 02:04 AM, said:

View Postascottwaddell, on 08 December 2017 - 01:08 AM, said:

1.  Diamante - Davis Love
2.  Prairie Dunes
3.  Pacific Dunes
4.  Pebble Beach
5.  Spyglass
6.  Mayakoba
7.  Red Sky - Norman
8.  Quivira
9.  Blackwolf Run
10.  Bandon Trails

Most underrated:
Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.
Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.

Most overrated:
Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-
Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking

You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits?  Did you look at the scenery at WS?  It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water.  WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc.  To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.
Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.
Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it.  I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).
That's unacceptable to me for $395-.

Which BR course? or did you play the original layout?
River.  I thought it was great.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

1- Merion
2- Phila Cricket Wissahickon
3- Ballybunion
4- Lahinch
5- Old Head

Although I could swap that 5th for Sawgrass, Harbortown, Princeville, Kinderlou Forest, Gulph Mills, Tralee, the streamsongs, Waterville...


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 11:03 PM

Here's my top five:

5.  Il Picciolo | Base of Mt. Etna in Sicily. An interesting mountain course, with a smoking volcano in background.  
4.  Tidewater GC | North Myrtle Beach, SC.
3.  Probstein Golf Courses | Forest Park in St. Louis.
2.  Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Played it in 1978).
1.  Glen Echo C.C. | St. Louis: Oldest country club west of the Mississippi River, built in 1902 by Foulis brothers. Site of original Olympic golf meet in 1904. Work crews with horse-drawn carts tweaked the rolling land into several beautiful natural holes. It's still a treat!
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Honorable mention:
  • Torrey Pines South, La Jolla, CA
  • Algonquin GC, St. Louis
  • Marine Memorial GC, Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Cape Fear CC, Wilmington, NC
  • Woodlawn GC, Ramstein AFB, Germany
  • Gateway National GC, Madison, IL
  • WingHaven GC, WingHaven, MO

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

Revised list ...

Cypress Point
NGLA
Fishers Island
Shinnecock Hills
Wade Hampton
Royal Melbourne
Old Course

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:12 PM

My favorite 5, in no particular order:

Royal Dornoch
Lahinch
The Old Course
#2
OK, four is enough for this list

Honorable mentions include
Congressional
Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run
MidPines/Pine Needles
Kapalua (all 3)
Prince Course, Pricenville
Ballyliffin
Waterville
Carnoustie (hard, but not pretty)
Crystal Downs (played 40 years ago, wish I could play now that I know a little more)
North Berwick (again, played it a long time ago)

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

My top five, in order.

Muirfield Village Golf Club
The Ocean Course
East Lake Golf Club
Brookside Golf & CC
Streamsong Red

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

1. Pine Valley
2. Old Course at St Andrews
3. Oakmont
4. Merion
5. Prestwick or Pebble Beach

However am set up to play in 2018:
- Cypress Point
- Monterey Peninsula
- Seminole

Hoping one of these crack my Top 5.


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

Haven't really made it to any bucket list course but here's my top 5 courses you don't know from my days playing junior and college golf:

1. The Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC
2. Old Waverly, Columbus, MS
3. The Grove, College Grove, TN
4. Black Creek, Chattanooga, TN
5. Achasta, Dahlonega, GA

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

St Andrews Old Course
Kingsbarns
Austin Country Club
Loch Lomond
Anthem Country Club

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Kingsbarns
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Loch Lomond
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:50 PM

Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites.  In no particular order:

Pacific Dunes
Ballyneal
Pinehurst No. 2
Castle Pines Golf Club
Capilano Golf & Country Club

Edited by WestCoastHacker, 05 July 2018 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:46 AM

Public:
1- Shadow Creek
2- Streamsong (Red, Blue, Black)
3- Bethpage Black
4- Pound Ridge (NY)
5- Pinehurst #2

Private:
1 - Winged Foot east/west
2- Olympia Fields
3- Somerset Hills
4- Trump Bedminster
5- Stonewall Old/North

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:20 PM

View PostWestCoastHacker, on 05 July 2018 - 05:50 PM, said:

Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites.  In no particular order:

Pacific Dunes
Ballyneal
Pinehurst No. 2
Castle Pines Golf Club
Capilano Golf & Country Club

Curious what courses you played in your Colorado trip and how you got on (via your head pro?)

Castle Pines, Ballyneal, Cherry Hills, Sanctuary all on the bucket list for me.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

You can get on Ballyneal by writing to them via email one time in your life.  Going in August myself.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:04 AM

View Postglenk69, on 16 March 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Definitely, my interpretation of Top Courses.

1. Tribute at Otsego Club (MI)
2. Ocean Course at Kiawah (SC)
3. Oakland Hills North (Mi)
4. Shaftesbury Glen (Sc)
5. Los Calinas at Mission Inn (Fl)
Hon. Mention Indianwood Old (Mi), Eagle Eye (Mi), Pohlcat (Mi), Heather Glen (SC), RTJ at Palmetto Dunes (Sc), Springfield Oaks (Mi),

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:39 AM

View Postschley, on 09 July 2018 - 01:07 AM, said:

You can get on Ballyneal by writing to them via email one time in your life.  Going in August myself.

Wait for real? That would be one hell of an experience... I may be drafting an email soon!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:24 AM

View PostDLaake, on 08 July 2018 - 08:20 PM, said:

View PostWestCoastHacker, on 05 July 2018 - 05:50 PM, said:

Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites.  In no particular order:

Pacific Dunes
Ballyneal
Pinehurst No. 2
Castle Pines Golf Club
Capilano Golf & Country Club

Curious what courses you played in your Colorado trip and how you got on (via your head pro?)

Castle Pines, Ballyneal, Cherry Hills, Sanctuary all on the bucket list for me.

Just Castle Pines and Ballyneal.  Got hooked up by the pro at my club.  Castle Pines is an incredibly tough get.  Both are amazing golf courses/golf experiences.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:33 PM

My list is still growing as I plan on playing Pebble Beach November and planning a trip to Bandon Dunes early 2019.

1. Gold Canyon Golf Resort (Dinosaur Course) Gold Canyon, AZ - Beautiful course winding through the Superstition Mountains of AZ.  Bright green fairways with beautiful million dollar houses atop red rocks.  Course itself is phenomenal and price isn't bad.  Played an early round in mid July for around $75.  

2.Industry Hills Golf Club (Zaharias Course aka the "Babe") Industry Hills, CA - Hidden oasis in the eastern part of Los Angeles County, CA.  One of the toughest courses played to date being some of the narrowest fairways however, its playable if ball striking is on.  Hole 7, a Par 3 plays at 300 yards from the tips or 241 yards from the blues, that was fun!  

3. We Ko Pa Golf Club (Saguaro Course) Fort McDowell, AZ - Top notch resort with amazing practice facilities.  Felt like I was on tour upon arrival.  Course again was beautiful with lush fairways and red rock outlines.  Not so much a "views" course as its more a flat desert course.  Course is a fun/easier track and a bit long.  Played mid summer and was still in the $100 range.  

4. Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, CA - One of the nicer courses local to me.  Awesome course layout tucked away in busy Orange County, CA.  Beautiful facilities and score-able course.  Fairways are always green and the greens are well manicured daily.  Not to mention the famous Monte Scheinblum can be seen here, lol!

5. Oak Quarry Golf Club, Riverside, CA - Another local'ish course for me (1 hour drive) with beautiful facilities, a well groomed course and amazing views.  This course is famous for it being built on an old quarry as its signature hole, "Spinel Slide" a Par 3, shots about 200 yards across a lake 100+ feet below.  Spectacular views on this hole 14.  

Golf course architecture is so fascinating.  I look forward to playing many more famous courses throughout the years to come.  

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Mizuno MP-25 4-pw - KBS Tour Black Nickel S+
Titleist SM7 Raw 50F/54S/58L - Dynamic Gold TI S400
Scotty Cameron California Coronado

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#746 Wander Bread

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

1. Baltusrol Golf Club - was lucky to get out here, no explanation needed
2. Ocean Course at Hokuala - incredible views on Kauai and a very interesting course as well
3. Bethpage Black - no explanation needed
4. Richter Park - excellent public track in Danbury, CT - highly recommend
5. Iron Valley Golf Club -  very cool course in PA with great views of the Lebanon valley. Some gimmicky holes but I had a great time playing this track and very reasonably priced.

Bonus Architects Golf Club in Phillipsburg, NJ - each hole pays homage to a famous hole from a different Architect. Pretty fun layout that was much better 10 years ago.

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#747 itshedley

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:59 PM

Overseas
Lahinch
Ballybunion
Portmarnock
The Island Club
Walton Heath

USA
Bethpage Black
Spring Island
Valhalla
Double Eagle
Yale
WITB:

9°       Callaway Epic Driver
15°     Callaway Rogue 3W
19°     Callaway Steelhead 3Hy
22°     Callaway Steelhead 4Hy
5-PW Callaway Apex CF 16
54°     Callaway MD3 S Grind
58°     Callaway MD3 PM Grind
          Toulon Memphis

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#748 The Mad Bomber

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

In no particular order:

The Old Course
The Makai Club, Princeville (Never gets mentioned over the Prince, but I love this track)
Carnoustie
Banff Springs
Kingsbarns
915 D3 7.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
Mizzy MP-5 4-9 C-Taper
SM6 47º, 52º, 56º, 60º C-Taper
Scotty Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"


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#749 Santiago Golf

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

1) Cypress Point (Twice)
2) Cal Club
3) Spyglass
4) Arcadi Bluffs
5) Kingsly


Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)
Hybrid: Adams IDEA Super XTD 17*; UST Mamiya Proforce VTS 100HX (240, can 260+ if needed)
Driving Iron: Titleist 712U 2 iron; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 85X
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
   4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 205) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (190, 180, 170) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (160, 145, 130)

S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (110): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

Ball: Vice Pro
Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:22 AM

According to Golf.com:
1. Old Course at St. Andrews
2. Royal Dornoch
3. Crystal Downs
4. Pacific Dunes
5. Muirfield Village

According to me:
1. Royal Dornoch
2. Pacific Dunes
3. Kingsley Club
4. Muirfield Village
5. Meadowbrook CC

Callaway BB Epic SubZero 8*, Aldila Rogue 125 70TX
Tour issue TaylorMade M2 Tour, 14.9*, Aldila Rogue 125 80TX
Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
Scratch FIT 53*/58*, DS grind, DG S400
Byron Morgan B-17, 35", Blue Oil finish or Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser #1 38"
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