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post #289 of 435

Re: best golf courses played

I havent played any real big name courses so my list is not nearly as impressive.

Golden Fox (MI)
TreeTops (MI)
The Palms (Disney FL)
Osprey Ridge (Disney FL)
post #290 of 435

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Growing up in and around NYC i was fortunate enough to play high school golf and i got to play some SICK courses in Weschester. My senior year i played Winged Foot East/West, Metropolis CC, Fenway, Wykgayl, Weschester CC, Quaker Ridge etc.. I think you get the idea.. Aside from those courses here is my list in no particular order:

1. Yale Golf Club- i dare someone to find a course that plays 6150 from the tips thats harder than that..
2. Fairmont Banff Springs (just ridiculous scenery)
3. Bethpage Black ( i played bethpage when i was at my best. I was a 5.6 index at the time, shot 86 and was STOKED
4 The Dunes/Tidewater/Calendonia- Myrtle Beach
5 Greenbrier
6 Otterkill Golf and CC. My old country club in NY.. I love that place
post #291 of 435

Re: best golf courses played

Originally Posted by JUDGE SMAILS View Post
OAKMONT (PA)
The Ridge at Back Brook (NJ)
Bulle Rock (MD)
Pine Hill (NJ)
TPC Myrtle Beach (SC)
Caledonia (SC)
The Dunes Beach & Golf Club (SC)

Also Local for me
The Golf Course @ GLEN MILLS (PA)
The Architechs (NJ)
White Clay Creek (DE)
Hartefeld National (PA)
Ugh I forgot about Bulle Rock, that is nice track as well.
post #292 of 435

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Oh I guess I need to think about adding Princeville HA to the list. That course was a beast.
post #293 of 435

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Royal County Down (Newcastle), N. Ireland
Royal Portrush, N. Ireland
Ballybunion, Ireland
Kingsbarns, Scotland
The Green Monkey, Barbados
Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA
Wentworth, England
Maderas, San Diego, CA

Some big names which I did NOT rate:
The Belfry, England
Torrey Pines (either course), San Diego, CA
Trump National LA, Long Beach
post #294 of 435

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My best......The Country Club in Brookline, MA. I also enjoy playing any Donald Ross course.
post #295 of 435

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Riviera....one of the greatest designed golf courses in the world. I had the pleasure of playing there many times when I was working as a pro in the LA area. Every shot makes you think and play it how it is supposed to be played.
post #296 of 435

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Originally Posted by phishin View Post
My senior year i played Winged Foot East/West, Metropolis CC, Fenway, Wykgayl, Westchester CC, Quaker Ridge etc.. I think you get the idea..
I bet people trying out for the team were thinking more about the courses than the team, ha ha.

That is a murder's row of super exclusive clubs. No playing around with the dress code there.
post #297 of 435

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Shepherds Hollow outside of Detroit is beautiful.


I love playing the Grande in Jackson, MI and there are several courses I love in northern michigan
post #298 of 435

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1. Crystal Downs - Frankfort, MI
2. Oakland Hills
3. TPC Sawgrass
4. Black Wolf Run
post #299 of 435

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Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is probably the nicest I played. I think it was around $185 for 18?
post #300 of 435

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Kauri Cliffs back in my home country, the most beautiful course I have ever seen

http://www.kauricliffs.com/

And I shot 99 :D
post #301 of 435

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Now that I am back from Scottsdale, I would have to change my list.

Top 5:
#1: The Coeur d'Alene Resort (home of the floating green, Idaho)
#2: Spanish Bay
#3: Circling Raven (Idaho)
#4: Dinosaur Mountain (Scottsdale)
#5: Troon North & Grayhawk (Scottsdale)
post #302 of 435

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In the States:

Kiawah Island, Ocean Course
Circling Raven (see above post)
TPC Sawgrass
Sage Valley, So.Caro. (private)
Linville GC, No.Caro.
post #303 of 435

Re: best golf courses played

Here are the well known courses I've played, some more "well known" than others:

English Turn
Redstone
Harbour Town
Pebble Beach
Spy Glass
Pasatiempo
Spanish Bay
LaCantera
Poppy Hills
Corde Valle

Most of those fall into "best" that I have played. I think one of my favorites that is not well known is Waterwood National outside of Huntsville, Texas. Its a Pete Dye course that used to be in great shape. I think its either closed down or run down now.

Next trips are Pinehurst, Bandon Dunes, and Scotland-Ireland. After that I will have my bucket list completed.....except for the ones I want to play but will never be able too.
post #304 of 435

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The most well known course ive played on is The Majlis in Dubai home of the dubai desert classic. When i was in the Navy we made a port visit in dubai and the USO made a deal for some of us to play on the course for $300, which included Ping clubs, caddie, breakfast, lunch and all the necessities.

I was simply amazed on how that course was manicured perfectly in the middle of a desert.
post #305 of 435

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Baltusrol in Springfield, NJ...Lower Course last week. incredible.
post #306 of 435

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My favorite three are in my home state of NJ. Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach makes my list too

1. Plainfield Country Club
2. Baltusrol (was lucky to have it in our high school rotation)
3. Galloway National
4. Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach)
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