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post #55 of 76

Best I've played by far is Pacific Grove Golf Links near Monterey

 

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post #56 of 76
River Cut in Springfield mo. The best municipal I have played is also the #1 by golf digest in Missouri. Now its nice but no where near the quality of the others ive seen posted. Wow.
post #57 of 76
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Originally Posted by castlerockmo View Post

River Cut in Springfield mo. The best municipal I have played is also the #1 by golf digest in Missouri. Now its nice but no where near the quality of the others ive seen posted. Wow.

 

I've played River Cut and will agree that it's one of the best Munis I've played (at least among the ones that don't host Majors).  Chambers Bay is a little bit of a stretch as a Muni--it's basically a marketing campaign, as they built a "city" course specifically to host USGA Championships, and it has caddies.

 

No one has mentioned Memorial Park in Houston.  Great course, and truly a "city" course.  It's in the middle of a very large city park, has hosted numerous pro events (and still hosts big amateur tournaments).  The tennis complex in the park also hosts a pro tournament.

post #58 of 76
Portland, OR has a couple of great munis:

Eastmoreland, an H. Chandler Egan design. Old style Parkland course. Hosted the Publinx back in 1990.

Heron Lakes is a 36 hole RTJ II layout. Very different 18s.
post #59 of 76
Here's the Golf Digest best muni list from a few years ago: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/golf-courses/2009-08/bestmunys_in50states
post #60 of 76
If you are ever in southern Missouri, Rivercut Golf Course is a beautiful muni course
post #61 of 76

Another vote for Bethpage. You've got it all here. 5 courses of all abilities. I play there at least once a week. Love it.

 

In the Palm Beach area, I really like Okeeheelee Park. Amazing greens for a muni!

post #62 of 76

Locally there are two for me... SilverRock Resort in La Quinta (former home of the Bob Hope Classic) and Desert Willow (which has 2 great 18 hole courses).

post #63 of 76
Our golf course in Downey California is undergoing extensive renovations to become the best municipal in the area. We are excited to take on the job of restoring the course to its full potential. If you're interested, visit the following links for pictures and more information on our upcoming renovations:
 
 
 
 
Happy golfing!
 
 
Los Amigos Golf Course
 
7295 Quill Drive 
 
Downey, CA 90242
 
P: 562-923-9696
 
post #64 of 76
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Best I've played by far is Pacific Grove Golf Links near Monterey

 

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Totally agree!

Joel

post #65 of 76

Best muni in San Antonio, Brackenridge Park Golf Course. 6200 yards, par 71, squared off greens, great fun, would love to get out there with persimmon clubs.

post #66 of 76
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Here's the Golf Digest best muni list from a few years ago: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/golf-courses/2009-08/bestmunys_in50states

 

Have played two of those in the last year. 

 

Hulman Links in Indiana was in terrible shape. I think the combination of two hot, dry summers and an under funded small-town maintenance budget took a big toll.  I'd definately play it again for the $20ish they charge but would be a stretch for it to make any best in state lists in its current condition.

 

Played Superior National in Minnesota last fall.  The views of the fall colors in the national forest and the views of Lake Superior were awesome.  Course was also in great shape.  Won't say it is a great design but it was an absolute pleasure to play. Only real complaint is that the lay out is almost impossible to walk and the cart does take away from the northwoods experience.

 

If my work travels will allow hope to play either Landsmeer in Iowa or Glacier Wood in WI this summer. Good muni golf in small communities is something I seek out every chance I get.  The atmosphere just suits me.

post #67 of 76

San Antonio has some great muni courses. Brackenridge is where Souchak broke the scoring record - and site of the Texas Open for many years.  Cedar Creek, another very good course. There are so many to list, but SA was one of my favorite places to live not only because of the culture, pretty women, Spurs, but because of the great golf there.

post #68 of 76

Sorry, but that list is completely wrong.  Denver's city park is flat boring course.  If you really want a good muni course in Colorado, there are tons of courses owned and operated by city of Aurora (Saddleback, Murphy Creek), city of Golden (Fossil Trace) and Lakewood (Fox Hollow) that have fantastic views and layouts.

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Here's the Golf Digest best muni list from a few years ago: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/golf-courses/2009-08/bestmunys_in50states
post #69 of 76

Olmos Basin G. Cse., San Antonio per Golf Digest....can't agree w/ that. Played there. Brackenridge (due to history) and Cedar Creek is my favorite there -

 

post #70 of 76

San Antonio has some really good golf - and music, and pretty Hispanic women.....Brack was a favorite. Tillinghast design.

 

post #71 of 76

Haven't played it since the 1980s, but Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond, OK, was superb. Several tough holes, but most had a safety-valve area in case you wanted to play for bogie.

 

At the time, it was in better shape than some of the country clubs in the OKC area.

post #72 of 76

The munis here in Columbus, OH are nice.  I moved here about a year ago and theyre always in great shape and very affordable.

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