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post #397 of 437


Pinehurst No 2






Royal Birkdale

Royal St Georges

Swinley Forest



Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria

Old Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

San Lorenzo, Vilamoura, Portugal

Torrequebrada, Spain

post #398 of 437

Just getting started on my list of courses I would "like to play" but my favorite so far is City Park Golf Course in Denver. The view of the Denver skyline with the front range looming in the background is an amazing perspective.

post #399 of 437

Haven't played outside Ireland but of those the best I've played are:


Ballybunion (Old) 




post #400 of 437
Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.
post #401 of 437

Bandon Dunes    


Old Macdonald   

Torrey Pines South

Prince Course   

Chambers Bay  

Prospector (Suncadia Resort)  Cle Ellum, WA

post #402 of 437

Hard to rank these, so in no particular order, my favorites:


Pebble Beach

Spyglass Hill

San Francisco CC

Poppy Hills

Spanish Bay


Kapalua Plantation

Princeville Prince Course

Caladonia Golf & Fish Club

Chambers Bay

Edgewood Tahoe

Grizzly Ranch (Nor CA)

Whitehawk Ranch (Nor CA)

Kananaskis (Canada)


Just made reservations for a trip to Bandon Dunes at end of September.  Playing Pacific Dunes twice, Bandon Dunes once and Old MacDonald once.  May try to squeeze in Bandon Trails if time allows.  Can't wait!!!

post #403 of 437

Difficult to rank, may be top golf course in your country, top golf course you want to play


In My country, top golf course I want to play


1. Montgomerie Link

2. Danang Golf Club

3. Long Thanh Golf Club

4. Vietnam Golf Country Club

5. Sea Link & Country Golf Club

6. Diamond Bay Resort Golf

7. King's Island Golf Club

8. Chi Linh Star Golf Resort

9. Tam Dao Golf Resort

10. Laguna Lang Co Golf Resort



post #404 of 437

So many destinations to choose from in soo little time! If you're a fan of consistently good weather, why not head on over to South Africa?


A lot of the golf courses are locations with distinct landscapes and there are plenty of diverse activities to do beside golf. We currently rent out golf clubs to people holidaying in South Africa. We've heard a lot of good things about the golf courses there.


But if you don't want travel across the globe, there are amazing courses closer to home. Probably one of the most famous golf courses in the world - Augusta! I've yet to travel there, it's definitely in my top 10 list of golf courses.

post #405 of 437
This is my first post so please excuse my greenness. :)
I've played some pretty cool courses in Thailand and lucky enough, I'm heading back over next month.
Whilst I've played at some really good courses, some of my favourites in fact, I'm sure there are heaps more to explore. Especially the way I play golf!
I'd be interested if anyone has played any others apart from what I've listed, I'm always up for a new challenge
My favourite courses, in sort of some order are below
Black Mountain
Santiburi Samui Country Club
Ayodhya Links
Thai Country Club
Royal Gems Dream Arena (this will be awesome once it becomes established!)
Definitely don't go to Best Ocean, great layout but the worst golfing experience ever!

I look forward to your ideas
post #406 of 437

Last week i was in Spain, 

Played Marbella Club witch is very nice

Los Arqueros ( i just love this one ) suits my game but nowhere near an easy course

And Valderama it's nice because off it's name and history. Altho a great course and great condition

I am nowhere near good enough to play a decent round out there


In the Netherlands my favo course is Rosendealsche golfclub.

I think also the oldest. 

post #407 of 437

Well, I haven't golfed a whole lot of places, but probably the nicest was Cherokee Hills in Bellefountaine, OH.

post #408 of 437

A few of my favorite courses I've played (in no particular order):


The Tribute - The Colony, Texas

TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course - San Antonio, Texas

Squire Creek - Choudrant, Louisiana

Jackson Hole Golf Club - Jackson, Wyoming

Golfclub Gstaad-Saanenland - Gstaad, Switzerland

Mid-Ocean Club - Tucker's Town, Bermuda


The first three are just fun courses. The last three have the added benefit of beautiful scenery. 

post #409 of 437
I've really just started to play some better courses. In the last couple years, I've been lucky enough to play, in no particular order:

Ridgewood CC
Alpine Country CC
Knickerbocker CC
Lehigh CC

Playing Sugarbush Golf Course in Warren CT tomorrow and I've heard some great things.
post #410 of 437



Bandon Dunes

Pacific Dunes



I've been lucky enough to play Portrush last year, and Bandon this year, and while both were amazing experiences, I have to go with Bandon Dunes. It's just perfection in a links course.

post #411 of 437

The only course worth mentioning for me would be Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, FL. I played the Black course. The absence of any deep rough can actually be a curse.. if you hit an errant shot your ball can roll very far off-line. Absolutely stunning course conditions and amazing facilities, I enjoyed my time there.

post #412 of 437
Originally Posted by MP in EG View Post


Just made reservations for a trip to Bandon Dunes at end of September.  Playing Pacific Dunes twice, Bandon Dunes once and Old MacDonald once.  May try to squeeze in Bandon Trails if time allows.  Can't wait!!!

I can't knock a decision to play Pacific Dunes twice, as it is my favorite there. But try not to pass up Bandon Trails. It is a great track. Frankly, I would pass on Old MacDonald if it came to that. Kind of an odd, oldtime linksy layout, although the seventh green provides probably the best views on the entire property.


View south toward Pacific Dunes



View north toward the Sheep farm



14th hole on Trails. Some significant elevation changes throughout the course


post #413 of 437

I'm rather obliged to say Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina, Ohio. I haven't had the privilege of playing many courses in my life, so maybe my opinion doesn't mean much. Either way, it is by far the nicest course I've played on.

post #414 of 437

Very interesting discussion. My list is:

1. Royal Melbourne West

2. Carnoustie


4. Santaburi Thailand

5. Royal Birkdale

6. Swinley Forest

7. Kingsbarns

8. Walton Heath

9. Kingston Heath

10. Bethpage Red (the Black was closed)

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