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post #343 of 432

Re: best golf courses played

I'm not nearly as well-traveled as many of you here and haven't played a lot of the "big name" courses, but here are my best/favorites (no particular order except the first).

Primm Valley GC (Desert and Lakes Courses) - Primm, CA/NV
Oak Quarry GC - Riverside, CA
Trilogy at Glen Ivy - Corona, CA
Redhawk GC - Temecula, CA
Refuge CC (Private) - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Los Verdes GC - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Fallbrook GC - Fallbrook, CA

The Primm courses would definitely be my favorites on the list. I've played them annually for the past 11 years (yearly invitational tournament with a bunch of friends), and it's a trip I look forward to all year long. Excellent, challenging courses that have been in pristine condition every time we've played there.
post #344 of 432

Re: best golf courses played

The best courses I've played:

Pine Valley Golf Club (NJ)
Aronimink Country Club (PA)
Port Royal Golf Club (Bermuda)
post #345 of 432

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I'm pretty certain I posted somewhere on this thread a long time ago. I've played more than 50 new courses this year. Many were excellent, but two were among the best I've ever played:

Merion (East), in Ardmore, PA which will host its 5th US Open in 2013

Ballyneal in Holyoke, CO. which may be the most amazing golf experience I've had. It is in the middle of nowhere and I pretty much had this fantastic place to myself.

Here are links to my photos

http://sports.webshots.com/album/578902286ELHLnB (Merion - East)

http://sports.webshots.com/album/578350365ejhJvm (Ballyneal)
post #346 of 432

Re: best golf courses played

There is a great review of Ballyneal at "The Walking Golfer" http://www.thewalkinggolfer.com/

We should all be so lucky to have a chance to play there.
post #347 of 432

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Oakmont. Even if it is quite cold while warming up.



post #348 of 432

Re: best golf courses played

My favorite courses in no particular order:

Johns Island West, Fl
Troon North Monument, Az
Highland Links in Cape Breton
Links at Crowbush, PEI
Baker Hill, NH
Montcalm, NH
The Old Course
Cruden Bay, Scotland
Carnoustie
Royal Aberdeen, Scotland
Grayhawk Raptor, Az
post #349 of 432

Just joined this site so adding my favorite courses.  Great thread!

 

Favorites.  Played each once.

 

1.  TPC Sawgrass / birdied 17...golf highlight of my life thus far (hacked a bit the rest of that day)

2.  Kiawah Island - Ocean Course / TOUGH!

3.  Heritage Club - Pawley's/ loved the greens

4.  Caledonia - Pawley's

5.  World Tour in Myrtle

6.  Legends - Parkland

7.  The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

post #350 of 432

Best I've played:

 

Chambers Bay

Gold Mountain (Olympic course)

Angeles National

Rustic Canyon

Lost Canyons (Sky course)

Olivas Links

 

Favorite was Chambers Bay by a long shot.  Sadly I played one of my worst rounds there (even adjusting for rating/slope), but it was awesome nonetheless.  Angeles National was nice and I played a great (for me) round there, but it's more expensive than it's worth by about a factor of two: it's well-groomed, but not all that interesting.

post #351 of 432

The nicest course I've played so far is in Bluffton, SC in a semi-private community called Hampton Hall. Course was in the best shape I've ever seen a course, and played beautifully. Other than the weather being 98 degrees + when we played, it was the nicest course I've ever played in.

 

I also give a nice # 2 to Glen Mills Golf Course in Glen Mills, PA...Too expensive, but very good golf course!

post #352 of 432

Those are some big pictures!! HAHA

post #353 of 432

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wolf creek north of las vegas ... can't imagine a desert course being any better

 

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post #354 of 432

Gosh I wish I knew where half of these courses were!! I need to get out of Philly!!!!

post #355 of 432

  

one of the best course i played is in Valley Springs, CA at La Contenta Golf Coursehttp://www.lacontentagolf.com/golf/proto/lacontentagolf/

 

post #356 of 432

Ok, have only just joined 'The Sandtrap' but am very fortunate that being in the UK's Royal Navy I'm well travelled (with clubs in tow) so here goes the best courses I've played:

 

St Mellion, Cornwall, UK: http://www.st-mellion.co.uk/index.asp (Nicholas course)

Dartmouth Golf Club, Devon, UK: http://www.dgcc.co.uk/find-us.htm

Camedown Golf Club, Dorset, UK: http://www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk/pages.php/index.html (bit of Ryder Cup history)

Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE : http://www.dubaigolf.com/dubai-creek-golf-yacht-club.aspx

Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, UAE : http://www.dubaigolf.com/emirates-golf-club.aspx

Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai, UAE : http://www.albadiagolfclub.ae/

Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, Cyprus : http://www.aphroditehills.com/cyprus_golf

 

The club I was a member of before moving out to the USA in April of last year:

 

South Kyme Golf Club, Lincolnshire, UK : http://www.skgc.co.uk/

 

And finally the best course I've played since living in the USA:

 

Musket Ridge Golf Course, Myersville, MD : http://www.musketridge.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

post #357 of 432

Lost Dunes is probably my all time favorite.  Best kept secret in Michigan or the US for that matter.

 

lostdunes14-692x461.jpg

 

http://www.golfclubatlas.com/courses-by-country/usa/lost-dunes-golf-club

 

Truly an amazing place and I have played some great courses around the country.

post #358 of 432
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Originally Posted by ND Fan View Post

Lost Dunes is probably my all time favorite.  Best kept secret in Michigan or the US for that matter.

 

lostdunes14-692x461.jpg

 

http://www.golfclubatlas.com/courses-by-country/usa/lost-dunes-golf-club

 

Truly an amazing place and I have played some great courses around the country.



I used to live in St Joseph, MI nearby and was invited to a social event there but have never played it.  I salivated everytime I drove past the course on    I-94.  You have to be in the know or know someone who is to get on there for sure.

post #359 of 432

The National Golf Club of Canada is the toughest and probably the best.  The redesign though at Toronto Golf is absolutely awesome and right up there.

post #360 of 432

I've got a couple.

 

Limestone Springs

Capitol Hill(Judge Course)

Hammock Beach(Ocean Course)

Timiquana CC 

Ross Bridge(Front 9, but still incredible)

 

In about a month I'm going to play Harbour Town Golf Links as well as the new Pete Dye designed Heron Point.

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