How many Golf Digest Top 100 Courses have you played?

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  • DencaddieDencaddie ClubWRX Posts: 49 ✭✭
    Oakland Hills, MI

    Arcadia Bluffs, MI

    Crystal Downs, MI

    Forest Dunes, MI

    Black Diamond, FL

    Scioto, OH

    Old Course, UK

    Kingsbarns, UK



    They all are great and I'm greatful to have played them.
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  • John AHJohn AH Members Posts: 1
    #2 - Augusta National

    #3 - Cypress Point

    #7 - Pebble Beach

    #10 - Winged Foot - West

    #13 - Seminole

    #30 - Pinehurst #2

    #46 - Garden City Golf Club

    #49 - Spyglass Hill

    #62 - Winged Foot - East

    #76 - Quaker Ridge

  • stuart374stuart374 Members Posts: 273 ✭✭
    (Assuming just U.S.)

    #4 Shinnecock - Incredible

    #6 Merion - Special

    #7 Pebble Beach - You know.

    #10 Winged Foot West - What you expect.

    #11 Fishers Island - Really special

    #21 Ocean Course, Kiawah - Too **** hard.

    #22 Whistling Straits, Straits - Great

    #26 Shadow Creek - Incredibly manicured. Michael Jordan's cart has a giant sound system with a subwoofer. Your call.

    #30 Pinehurst #2 - Step back into history.

    #49 Spyglass - Bring every sand wedge you own.

    #85 Hudson National - Too hilly. A killer walk.

    #92 Blackwolf - Great.
  • hanfrachanfrac Members Posts: 16
    3 - Cypress Point - p

    6 - Merion - o

    7 - Pebble - u

    18 - Pacific Dunes - o

    22 - Whistling Straits - o

    23 - Los Angeles - p

    24 - Riviera - p

    26 - Shadow Creek - o

    31 - Olympic - p

    36 - Bandon Dunes - o

    37 - San Francisco - p

    44 - Erin Hills - p

    47 - Old Macdonald - u

    48 - Medinah - p

    49 - Spyglass - u

    51 - TPC Sawgrass - u

    65 - Monterey Peninsula - Shore - p

    70 - Bandon Trails - p

    80 - Valley Club - u

    92 - Blackwolf Run - o

    93 - Preserve - u



    Best course I've played that isn't on this list - Yale
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  • chachdchachd Members Posts: 49 ✭✭
    I've played :



    Top 100 Worldwide:

    #1 - Royal County Down - Deserves to be #1

    #25 - Portmarnock - Great course

    #44 - The Ocean Course - Properly rated - played on a day that was 70 and NO WIND!! 2 under after 5 and shot 81.

    #60 - Los Angeles CC - Great course and properly rated.





    Top 100 US:

    #21 - Ocean Course

    #23 - Los Angeles CC

    #51 TPC Sawgrass - Highly over rated. Played it 2/2015, greens were about 7 on stimpmeter,

    #68 - Arcadia Bluffs - Under rated



    Chach
  • bragger84bragger84 Members Posts: 13
    Ive played a lot of the top 100, so rather than write a novel Ill just post a few of my favs and the most under/over rated ones Ive played.



    Best Ive ever played:

    - Riveria. Its so much better in real life. I see why the pros rave.

    - Sand Hills. I was lucky enough to have a client get me on for an afternoon round and it didnt disappoint. Assuming I never play PV or AN this is probably my #1 track.



    Under-Rated:

    - Blackwolf Run River Course. Shot makers paradise. Dye greens gone wild. The real gem in Kohler.

    - Bandon Trails. If it had any ocean front holes it would be a top 10 course in the country. Perfect blend of all aspects.



    Over-Rated:

    - Whistling Straits. A fun round of golf? Absolutely. $400 plus, and a top 10 public ranking. Nope.

    - TPC Sawgrass. Excluding 17, I just dont get the hype.
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  • uwgolferuwgolfer Members Posts: 1
    Mostly a watcher to this site/forum, but this looked like a fun topic to contribute.



    - St. Andrews (Old Course) (P)

    - Pacific Dune (U)

    - Old Mac (U)

    - Bandon Dune (P)

    - Bandon Trails (P)

    - Chambers Bay (U)

    - Paa-Ko Ridge (P)

    - Coeur D'Alene Resort (P)

    - Circling Raven (P)

    - St. Andrews (New Course) (U)
  • StylezStylez Members Posts: 220
    I got the call in the late fall to play the only top 100 course I've played which hopefully will change.



    1 - Pine Valley



    Was my last round of last season and got to play it with my brother n law due to an old coach of mine. Being a local guy made it that much better. Never thought I would get the chance and it blew my mind completely. Just unreal and incredibly lucky to experience it.
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,186 ✭✭
    Stylez wrote:


    I got the call in the late fall to play the only top 100 course I've played which hopefully will change.



    1 - Pine Valley






    I guess that's an OK one to check off the list...

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  • sidesticksidestick Members Posts: 103
    edited Apr 22, 2017 #71
    Royal County Down

    St Andrews Old

    Muirfield

    Royal Melbourne

    Kingston Heath

    Barnbougle Dunes

    Lost Farm

    Royal St Georges

    Royal Birkdale

    New South Wales

    Royal Lytham



    All world top 100's and all accessable (if you follow a published protocol) .unlike a lot of the ones on the US list!
  • silverfox1955silverfox1955 Members Posts: 8 ✭✭
    Thru hook and crook......



    Sand Hills

    Whistling Straits

    Prairie Dunes

    Southern Hills

    Medinah

    Oak Tree

    Olympia Fields

    Black Wolf (River)

    Flint Hills



    All fun to be sure!
  • johnmeanyjohnmeany Members Posts: 30
    #3 Cypress Point - (P)

    #7 Pebble Beach - (P)

    #8 Nat'l G. Links of America - (U)

    #15 Muirfield Village - (O, still great but not top-15 IMO)

    #21 The Ocean Course - (P)

    #30 Pinehurst no. 2 - (P)

    #38 Bethpage Black - (U)

    #39 Baltustrol Lower - (P)

    #49 Spyglass Hill - (U)

    #61 Baltustrol Upper - (U)

    #64 Somerset Hills CC - (O)

    #75 Congressional - (P)

    #77 Plainfield - (P)

    #85 Hudson National - (U)

    list used: http://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/americas-100-greatest-golf-courses-ranking
  • cpalmiericpalmieri Tour Winner Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    Bethpage Black 3x



    Riviera 2x



    Kapalua Plantation 5x
  • MiloMinderbnderMiloMinderbnder Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    really surprised to see so many calling pinehurst #2 overrated. maybe a victim of its subtlety? I've had the good fortune to have played Oakmont, which was wonderful, but I think I still have #2 in pole position.



    I've been lucky to play:



    bethpage black (underrated)

    kapalua (overrated)

    sawgrass (properly rated)

    east lake (underrated)

    pinehurst2 (underrated)

    oakmont (properly rated)
  • MiloMinderbnderMiloMinderbnder Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    ^^^full disclosure, I love the coore/crenshaw restoration.
  • cbole22cbole22 Members Posts: 129 ✭✭
    The Old Course @ St Andrews P

    The Ocean Course P

    Butler National (This Year)

    Whistling Straits O

    Kingsbarns P

    Medinah CC No 3 U

    The Ocean Club Golf Course P
    WITB
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    Ping G25 FW 15*
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    JPX-900 Forged 4-GW Dynamic Gold X-100
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  • grillinandgolfingrillinandgolfin Members Posts: 62
    TPC Sawgrass (P) & Erin Hills (U)



    Played Erin Hills in 2013 and it was amazing. Looking forward to the US Open this year.
  • gerbowski169gerbowski169 Gerbowski Members Posts: 22
    World

    5- Royal Dornoch (P/O)- Great but tough when the wind picks up! Well worth the trip that far north

    8- Old Course (P)- Perfect.

    26- Carnoustie (U) I thought it just as great as the top tens. Best caddies in the world

    50- North Berwick (P)- Different but the most fun on the list

    51- Whistling Straits (?)- Play it in 3 days.

    63- Pinehurst 2 Post Reno (P) A lot of hate around here for it, I loved it.



    US and Former top 100

    70 (2013) Cruden Bay

    92 (US) Blackwolf Run

    Hazeltine- was a top 100 US, no longer listed and cannot easily find former rank
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,017 ✭✭
    Hazeltine was ranked 86th on the 2011-12 Top 100 in the U.S. list, and 91st on the 2009-10 list.
  • sir_templar2sir_templar2 Members Posts: 155 ✭✭
    My list(s) -- so far. Hoping to get in a Whistling Straits and Cabot Links trip in this summer



    Top 100 US Golf Courses (Golf Digest):
    #18 Pacific Dunes

    #21 The Ocean Course

    #36 Bandon Dunes

    #51 TPC Sawgrass

    #70 Bandon Trails




    Top 100 US Places You Can Play (Golf Digest):
    #2 Pacific Dunes

    #3 The Ocean Course

    #7 Bandon Dunes

    #10 TPC Sawgrass

    #15 Bandon Trails

    #18 Streamsong (Red)

    #24 Streamsong (Blue)

    #41 Wolf Creek

    #78 Turtle Bay (Palmer)

    #87 Belgrade Lakes

    #92 Maderas




    Top 100 World Greatest Courses (Golf Digest):
    #6 Royal Melbourne West

    #16 Cape Kidnappers

    #18 Kingston Heath

    #24 Cape Wickham Links

    #33 Barnbougle Dunes

    #39 Pacific Dunes

    #40 Barnbougle Lost Farm

    #44 The Ocean Course

    #49 Kauri Cliffs

    #55 Royal Melbourne East

    #58 Sentosa (Serapong)

    #90 Bandon Dunes
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    Titleist 818 H2 Hybrid 19.0 TrueTemper PRX Even Flow 6.0
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    TaylorMade Milled Grind Chrome 54° TrueTemper DG Wedge
    TaylorMade Milled Grind Chrome 60° TrueTemper DG Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport, 34" 2° flat
  • mfloresmflores Members Posts: 1,426 ✭✭
    The list I am trying to hit is the GD 2011-2012 one



    6. Pebble - awesome

    7. Merion - one of my favs

    12. Crystal Downs - P

    15. Pacific Dunes - P

    17. Chicago Golf - U

    17. Straits - P

    22. Riviera - U

    23. Medinah - O

    24. Oakland Hills - P

    25. Prairie Dunes - great track but a little O

    27. Olympic - P

    28. Bandon - P

    29. Castle Pines - P

    33. San Francisco - U - awesome

    36. Bethpage - P

    41. TPC Sawgrass - way overrated

    43. Peachtree - P

    44. Sebonak - P

    47. Los Angeles - U

    49. Arcadia Bluffs - O

    52. Spyglass - P

    58. Rich Harvest - P

    59. Dallas National - P

    60. Olympia Fields - P

    61. East Lake GC - P

    63. Bandon Trails - O

    67. Cherry Hills - P

    71. Blackwolf - River - P

    78. Aronimink GC - P

    88. Kapalua - P

    97. Prince Course - O
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    Srixon Z 565/765 Nippon 125
    Vokey Forged 50F, 54M, 60J Nippon 125
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  • Radeon962Radeon962 ClubWRX Posts: 1,961 ClubWRX
    Arcadia Bluffs is the nicest course I have played in Michigan.



    Bay Harbor is close, but the views at Arcadia are unbelievable.



  • Big BoneBig Bone Members Posts: 44
    Pebble - P

    Spyglass - O

    Whispering Pines - O but still great course
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    Titleist 714 AP2 W/X100's
    Vokey SM4 52* 56* 60* W/X100's
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,017 ✭✭
    'Just got back from Monterey, CA, and added Pebble Beach (1), Spyglass Hill (11), Pasatiempo (18), and The Links at Spanish Bay (44) to my list.



    America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses ('17-'18)



    #7 - Pebble Beach

    #18 - Pacific Dunes (P)

    #21 - The Ocean Course (O)

    #22 - Whistling Straits (P)

    #30 - Pinehurst No 2 [Pre-renovation] (O)

    #36 - Bandon Dunes (O)

    #44 - Erin Hills (U)

    #47 - Old Macdonald (U)

    #49 - Spyglass Hill

    #68 - Arcadia Bluffs (O)

    #70 - Bandon Trails (P)

    #92 - Blackwolf Run River (P)





    America's 100 Greatest Golf Public Courses ('17-'18)



    #1 - Pebble Beach

    #2 - Pacific Dunes (P)

    #3 - The Ocean Course (O)

    #4 - Whistling Straits (P)

    #6 - Pinehurst No 2 [Pre-renovation] (O)

    #7 - Bandon Dunes (O)

    #9 - Erin Hills (U)

    #10 - Old Macdonald (U)

    #11 - Spyglass Hill

    #13 - Arcadia Bluffs (O)

    #14 - Bandon Trails (P)

    #15 - Blackwolf Run River (P)

    #17 - Streamsong Red (U)

    #18 - Pasatiempo

    #19 - The Pete Dye Course (U)

    #22 - Streamsong Blue (P)

    #23 - Harbour Town Golf Links (O)

    #29 - Mauna Kea (P)

    #41 - The Prairie Club Dunes (U)

    #44 - The Links at Spanish Bay

    #45 - Whistling Straits Irish (P)

    #47 - PGA West Stadium (P)

    #48 - Wolf Creek (P)

    #51 - Cog Hill No 4 Dubsdread (P)

    #53 - Tullymore GC (O)

    #54 - The Dunes Golf and Beach Club (O)

    #59 - Lawsonia Links (U)

    #61 - Trump National Blue Monster

    #62 - Poppy Hills

    #64 - Pinhurst No 8 (P)

    #65 - The Virtues GC (ex-Longaberger) (P)

    #70 - Wild Horse GC (U)

    #72 - Bay Harbor Links/Quarry (P)

    #73 - World Woods Pine Barrens (P)

    #76 - Pelican Hill South (P)

    #77 - Onmi Barton Creek Fazio Canyons (O)

    #83 - TPC San Antonio Oaks (P)

    #84 - The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (P)

    #85 - Caldonia Golf and Fish Club (P)

    #86 - Quintero GC

    #87 - The Donald Ross Course at French Lick (O)

    #89 - The Prairie Club Pines (P)

    #97 - Pelican Hill North (P)

    #98 - We Ko Pa Saguaro

    #100 - Omni Barton Creek Fazio Foothills
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  • fullstopfullstop Members Posts: 16
    #1 Royal County Down, NI

    #27 Royal Portrush, NI

    #43 The Links at Fancourt, SA

    #46 Yas Links, UAE
  • scottc25scottc25 Members Posts: 637 ✭✭
    I have zero shot at most of the private ones so of the US Public 100:



    #1 - Pebble Beach (p)

    #2 - Pacific Dunes (p)

    #7 - Bandon Dunes (p)

    #8 - Bethpage Black (o)

    #10 - Old Mac (o)

    #21 - Kapalua Plantation (u)

    #49 - Dormie Club (p)

    #55 - Tobacco Road (o)

    #68 - Pine Needles (o)

    #69 Troy Burne (playing it Sunday)

    #74 - World Wood Pine Barrons (p)

    #78 - Barton Creek Fazio Canyons (been ages, can't remember)



    Contrary to others, I LOVED Dormie Club. I could Play Pebble every day, also helps that I'm a lefty and my miss is left. Thought Bethpage was way overrated, but I did play it in mid-May and the fescue wasn't grown in yet.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,017 ✭✭
    'Just got back from SoCal, and added Torrey Pines South to the list. I'm hoping to add Sentry World and Chambers Bay this year.





    America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses ('17-'18)



    #7 - Pebble Beach

    #18 - Pacific Dunes (P)

    #21 - The Ocean Course (O)

    #22 - Whistling Straits (P)

    #30 - Pinehurst No 2 [Pre-renovation] (O)

    #36 - Bandon Dunes (O)

    #44 - Erin Hills (U)

    #47 - Old Macdonald (U)

    #49 - Spyglass Hill

    #68 - Arcadia Bluffs (O)

    #70 - Bandon Trails (P)

    #92 - Blackwolf Run River (P)





    America's 100 Greatest Golf Public Courses ('17-'18)



    #1 - Pebble Beach

    #2 - Pacific Dunes (P)

    #3 - The Ocean Course (O)

    #4 - Whistling Straits (P)

    #6 - Pinehurst No 2 [Pre-renovation] (O)

    #7 - Bandon Dunes (O)

    #9 - Erin Hills (U)

    #10 - Old Macdonald (U)

    #11 - Spyglass Hill

    #13 - Arcadia Bluffs (O)

    #14 - Bandon Trails (P)

    #15 - Blackwolf Run River (P)

    #17 - Streamsong Red (U)

    #18 - Pasatiempo

    #19 - The Pete Dye Course (U)

    #22 - Streamsong Blue (P)

    #23 - Harbour Town Golf Links (O)

    #29 - Mauna Kea (P)

    #33 - Torrey Pines South

    #41 - The Prairie Club Dunes (U)

    #44 - The Links at Spanish Bay

    #45 - Whistling Straits Irish (P)

    #47 - PGA West Stadium (P)

    #48 - Wolf Creek (P)

    #51 - Cog Hill No 4 Dubsdread (P)

    #53 - Tullymore GC (O)

    #54 - The Dunes Golf and Beach Club (O)

    #59 - Lawsonia Links (U)

    #61 - Trump National Blue Monster

    #62 - Poppy Hills

    #64 - Pinhurst No 8 (P)

    #65 - The Virtues GC (ex-Longaberger) (P)

    #70 - Wild Horse GC (U)

    #72 - Bay Harbor Links/Quarry (P)

    #73 - World Woods Pine Barrens (P)

    #76 - Pelican Hill South (P)

    #77 - Onmi Barton Creek Fazio Canyons (O)

    #83 - TPC San Antonio Oaks (P)

    #84 - The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (P)

    #85 - Caldonia Golf and Fish Club (P)

    #86 - Quintero GC

    #87 - The Donald Ross Course at French Lick (O)

    #89 - The Prairie Club Pines (P)

    #97 - Pelican Hill North (P)

    #98 - We Ko Pa Saguaro

    #100 - Omni Barton Creek Fazio Foothills
  • mikedejongmikedejong Members Posts: 621 ✭✭
    From the 2018 World List:

    2) Royal Dornoch

    5) Old Course

    27) Casa de Campo

    47) Diamante Dunes

    53) Castle Stuart

    89) Jasper Park Lodge

    93) Quivira

    99) Banff Springs



    From the 2018 US Public List:

    47) PGA West Stadium

    86) Quintero

    98) WeKoPa Saguaro
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    Ping I200 4-9 Irons
    Ping Glide 2.0 46/50/56/60
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,179 ✭✭
    does anyone have the listed typed out already? that is a big issue I have is that GD doesn't list it on one page anymore with numbers. Someone post please if you have it.
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