I just got home from Alaska and shot at Moose Run. It has two courses hill side and creek side, recommend the creek side thats the one we played. We actually had to wait for a black bear to cross the second green kinda scary at first but neat. The course itself was in great shape but its only open a couple months a year, so I'm told, so plan accordingly if you go.
1. Bethpage Black (NY, USA)
2. Old Course St. Andrews (Scotland, UK)
3. Kingsbarns (Scotland, UK)
4. TPC Stadium @ PGA West (CA, USA)
5. TPC Canyons (NV, USA)
6. Reflection Bay (NV, USA)
7. Carnoustie (Scotland, UK)
all others are pretty close, nothing that stands out....
Bethpage Black is the only course I've played that is "world class". That was one heck of an experience though.
I'm just hoping to knock off 1 or 2 in the top 100 public courses every year- and maybe sneak in a privite one through connections every once in a while. I figure if I can get a solid list of 50 world class courses played before my days are over- I'll be happy.
man, there was a lot of nice courses listed!! I hope to play some of these in my lifetime. I would LOVE to play some of the courses in Scotland, not to take away from the world class tracks around the states though, Bethpage Black, if the sign that is posted out front is any indication I don't have the game for that one yet!!
I got lucky enough to play a little known private course near Wilmington, NC named Eagle Point. I've played the Cascades, a few of the the Pinehurst courses and a good share of the Southern Pines and Myrtle Beach courses, and nothing compares to this treasure. All caddied. Extremely private. We warmed up on the par 3 course, and then walked 18 of the best golfing conditions I've ever seen. The last 5 holes are the 5 hardest finishing holes I've ever played ending in a 586 yard par 5 with trouble everywhere, and the rest of the course compares. There is NOTHING gimicky, just fair, straight forward difficult golf the way it is meant to be played.
ive been to a few courses in the last 3 months.
id rate them in this order.
1. Henllys Hall.Beaumaris. 18holes parkland. recently 'upped' to 18holes from 9. nice new clubhouse. a great course that is heading in the right direction.If i ever become a member of a golf club it will be this one.
2. Porthmadog.18 holes. 9holes parkland & 9holes links.fantastic greens
3. Caernarfon. 18 hole parkland. had my best score there 37pts in rain.
4. Holyhead. 18 hole. some very well laid out holes.
5. North Wales GC llandudno.18holes.Tough links.3x amazing par 3's on back 9
6. St Deiniol Bangor.18holes parkland. good course,greens,design.
7. Cricceth. 18hole parkland. stunning views. greens were awful
8. Rhosneigr. 18hole links.worked there for 5yrs. seen it too much so dont like.
1) Hilton Head National (Probably my favorite of the three I am listing)
2) Country Club of Hilton Head (The site of my first par. WooHoo)
3) Springhouse Golf Club (Now known as Gaylord Springs Golf Links and home of the Bellsouth Senior Classic)