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I live in the twin cities (MN) western Suburbs.  

not sure if these are all strictly within 20 miles.   but, all close enough for me to make a 7:30am tee time.   so, I'm counting them.  

1) Windsong Farm (private) - Maple Plain, MN

2) Spring Hill Golf Club (private) - Orono, MN

3) Chaska Town Course (public) - Chaska, MN

4) Olympic HIlls (Private) - Eden Prairie, MN

5) Ridges at Sand Creek - Jordan, MN



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In no particular order:

Pine Valley


Philadelphia Cricket (Wissahickon)

Gulph Mills

Saucon Valley (Weyhill)

Pine Valley is across the river but it is in our golf association.



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On 7/26/2020 at 1:19 PM, Hoganman1 said:

I live in Charlotte and here's my list of what I think are the best courses here.

#1 Quail Hollow Country Club

#2 Charlotte Country Club

#3 Carolina Golf and Country Club

#4 Carmel Country Club (South Course)

#5 Myers Park Country Club (My Home Course)

What do you think are the best five in your community?


I’m also in Charlotte (Waxhaw actually) but not fortunate enough to play the courses you have played. (Ahem, I’m always open to an invite 😁)

My best based on what I have played are:

1) Providence Country Club

2) Ballantyne Hotel course

3) Springfield

4) Eagles Chase (Marshville)

5) Redbridge


Best I’ve ever played are Pinehurst 2 and Old North State courtesy of work connections.


On 7/29/2020 at 10:49 AM, coachjimsc said:

Top 5 courses in my area that I have played:

All private.

Musgrove Mill
Thornblade CC
Cliffs at Glassy Mountain
Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
Greenville CC (Chanticleer)

I’ve played Musgrove. Outstanding course. 

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