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  • byatesg5byatesg5 Members Posts: 57
    Played Duke numerous times and really enjoy it. Each time I play Lonnie Poole at NC State I leave liking it a little bit more. Being a UNC fan and living in the triangle I am sad to say I have never played Finley.
  • bluetees1999bluetees1999 Members Posts: 113 ✭✭
    Thanks to everyone for all the input. Keep the comments coming!
  • noahdavis_7noahdavis_7 Members Posts: 263 ✭✭


    Played at Florida State University when I was in grad school. Played at University Ridge at UW-Madison when I was a PhD student.



    Prefer the latter.




    FSU is getting the Nicklaus re-design. It was unfit for their golf program.



    As of right now, it is a good public course. After he gets done with it it will likely be a phenomenal track.
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,158 ✭✭
    Only played Stanford and ND Warren course. Really like Stanford's where you tee off above a road! Warren was an OK links style.
  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,102 ✭✭
    Is the Walker Course in Clemson associated with the university? Thats not the absolute best course, but its pretty solid.
  • rkristopherandersonrkristopheranderson Members Posts: 435 ✭✭
    I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.



    I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.
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  • smith851smith851 Members Posts: 375 ✭✭
    edited Mar 21, 2018 #38
    Midwest guy here. Played:



    Forest Akers West (MSU)

    UofM

    Radrick Farms (UofM)

    Warren at ND

    University Ridge (Wisconsin)

    The Meadows at GVSU

    Eagle Crest (EMU)



    of those University Ridge is the best in my mind. UofM and Warren at ND close behind



    hope to get to the restoration of Inverness, Toledo i believe still plays their golf there. Also the 9 hole Langford at Culver Academies is on the list
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  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 990 ✭✭
    Oklahoma based............OU and OSU. The OU course back in the day was decent enough and affordable. Now, since it has been revamped twice and at no cost to the school, it's a great layout, but sadly to expensive for the vast majority, even with a student discount. Now as for the OSU course............apparently they really don't want anyone to play it, unless your on the golf team or a well healed alumni. As for the course itself, I was able to walk the course when there was a big tournament and listened to several players and coaches, Whatever type of fairway grass they have, it allows the ball to sit up and if your not a sweeper, you go right under the ball and just pop it up. Took more than a few players out of contention right from the get go. Greens were huge and super fast. After watching and walking along, it was a course that didn't make my bucket list........
  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members Posts: 3,547 ✭✭
    St. Andrews FTW.
  • razor_1razor_1 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Academy are fantastic courses. USNA is by William Flynn and AFA is Robert Trent Jones. I am also partial to Univ. of MD. Even though I didn't select the school, we used to play our annual high school state championships there. I have also played UNC's, Duke and NC State's courses and all are worth the price of admission. Yale and West Point are also on my bucket list.



    I didn't play it, but University of New Mexico's also looks like a nice track. I was there on business and didn't play golf at that time.
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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭


    I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.



    I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.




    It's not that hard to get onto Yale's course. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭


    The Course at Yale followed by Princeton Springdale. Can’t beat’em like a sore Peter.




    The Ivy League courses are solid. I also like Cornell's, even though it's a tier or two below the ones you mentioned image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • razor_1razor_1 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Almost forgot, I also played Coastal Carolina's course outside of Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago. Not as nice as those I mentioned, but still well worth the trip.
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  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,718 ✭✭


    I played at Kampen a lot back in the early 2000s and loved the courses (have not had a chance to play to newly resigned Ackerman). Here in NC I've played Duke and Lonnie Poole and prefer Duke's course. Another fine university facility is Campbell's Keith hills--good practice facility, accessible yet fun course.



    I'd love to play the Yale Course, but that won't ever happen.
    I used to play Keith Hills a lot when I lived in Raleigh. Fun Course, and usually in very good shape. Good hand squeezed orange and lemonade,
  • watchesandputters13watchesandputters13 Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Let's hear about your favorite college or university golf course. Being from Ohio, my vote goes to the OSU Scarlet course.

    I've also played the Finley course at UNC Chapel Hill.




    Scarlet is a fantastic course!
  • ogcogc Members Posts: 38 ClubWRX
    I'd rate the Triangle courses as follows:

    1. Duke

    2. UNC Finley

    3. Lonnie Poole



    Also played Keith Hills (Campbell)
  • QC HeelQC Heel Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Finley at UNC is BY FAR the best. It's not even close. Stop. Don't want to hear it.
  • PThomasPThomas ClubWRX Posts: 776 ClubWRX
    razor_1 wrote:
    U.S. Naval Academy and Air Force Academy are fantastic courses. USNA is by William Flynn and AFA is Robert Trent Jones. I am also partial to Univ. of MD. Even though I didn't select the school, we used to play our annual high school state championships there. I have also played UNC's, Duke and NC State's courses and all are worth the price of admission. Yale and West Point are also on my bucket list.



    I didn't play it, but University of New Mexico's also looks like a nice track. I was there on business and didn't play golf at that time.




    **** I forgot about USNA and I’m from Annapolis! Phenomenal track to begin with but should be pretty awesome once they get through the phased restoration.
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  • PepsiDuckPepsiDuck Members Posts: 1,850 ✭✭


    I've always felt like the Pete Dye river course at Virginia Tech is a tamer Dye design that's fun, scenic and flies somewhat under the radar.




    I spent a lot of time there in 2005-06 when it first opened and the clubhouse was still a trailer. An absolute monster from the tips...I really need to get back out there now that it's only a few hours away.
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  • tbrumbeloe13tbrumbeloe13 GeorgiaMembers Posts: 702 ✭✭
    UGA Course. Great layout with some really tough greens
  • itshedleyitshedley Members Posts: 41
    Definitely agree with Yale.



    Enjoyed the Scarlet but nothing close to how interesting Yale is.
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  • sdedalus23sdedalus23 Members Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Taconic. Fantastic course.
  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,311 ✭✭
    I've played the Univ of Texas course and I loved it. For some reason it doesn't get much love from the course raters.



    Really enjoyed following Spieth around the course for a tournament there.
  • golfdaddy01golfdaddy01 Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    I am an okie and think Jimmy Austin at OU is great layout though tough , very fun to play , and yes karsten creek osu is crazy expensive the course is scenic and beautiful and great track. Not worth the $350 to play but great track . I have played many university courses and put these right up there with the best of them. Also Stanford’s is amazing
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,860 ✭✭
    Fond of my alma mater, University of Guelph, golf course called Cutten Fields ... an older Stanley Thompson gem



    I do enjoy the Hackler Course at CCU in Myrtle
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  • nybluebirdnybluebird Members Posts: 426 ✭✭
    Another vote for Yale. I was fortunate enough to get on a couple of times, and was pretty sweet. A few odd and quirky holes though.
  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,303 ✭✭
    davep043 wrote:
    Is the Walker Course in Clemson associated with the university? Thats not the absolute best course, but its pretty solid.




    I’d say so since the par 3 17th hole looks like a tiger paw.
  • cagecitizencagecitizen Members Posts: 166
    edited Mar 23, 2018 #59
    I'm a member at Lonnie Poole. Used to play Bethpage Black so I feel right at home on this course. Scoreable if you're having a good day with your irons; if not, it's penal AF.
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  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman Members Posts: 807 ✭✭
    I played The Walker Course (Clemson) last June, nice track.



    Not sure it is their home course but I played The Watson Course at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee Florida last week. We got behind the UCF golf team. 3 hour back nine. UGH!!!
  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members Posts: 3,776 ✭✭
    Seeing a lot of Lonnie Poole. Just don't personally enjoy this track, to be honest. I never come off the 18th feeling like I've enjoyed myself, usually feel like I've been roughed up in a dark alleyway somewhere. Very penal, for me, and not quite visually striking.
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