Top 5 Courses you played in 2018

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  • parpar41parpar41 Members Posts: 1,218 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:

    parpar41 wrote:


    This was a Scotland summer for me. Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:



    the Castle

    Gullane #1

    The New

    Dundonald

    The Jubilee



    BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".



    There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
    • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
    • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.





    Bold choice picking Moray - New

    When you say "New" that is the course are you referring to? I guess we can limit it to a Scottish course, based on the preamble? Otherwise there'd be way too many options.


    Touché. Fair comment.
  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    Kiawah - Ocean Course

    Torrey Pines South

    Wild Horse (Gothenburg, NE)

    Gateway National (STL)

    Highlands (Lincoln, NE)
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • El GringoEl Gringo Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    duffer987 wrote:


    Tough call for 5 favorite new tracks in 2018, could come back in an hour and swap a few; however, let's go with:
    • Royal St. Georges: 2 through 10 wow! And overall about as good a combo of fun and challenge as I can think of.
    • St. George's Hill: Because it has George in the title... no no, another fantastic combo of fun and challenge. Hillier than many heathland courses, which added that bit extra, along with a superb combo of 1/2 par holes (and not the poncey new gen 1/2 pars, but OG 1/2 pars) and classic Colt par 3's.
    • West Sussex: Ooh this was good. The coolest 230+ par 3 out there may garner the pics, but it really is one solid or better hole after the other.
    • Formby: Strong driving course. Definitely a tourney worthy venue. Pine trees, sand dunes, holes running N/S/E/W. What's not to like?!
    • Yale: For someone that doesn't have ready access to the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic classics, this is likely as good as it gets for inland golf in North America for me. Really toppier than Deal or SF? No but need something out side the UK on here.


    Honourable mentions: Deal, Swinley Forest, Goswick, Holinwell, Royal Birkdale, and Royal Ashdown.

    Streamsong and Long Island publics (bar Timber Point Blue 9) are just not quite there for me.




    Its a good year when Deal, Swinley and Notts are on the bench!



    Happy New Year
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  • El GringoEl Gringo Members Posts: 69 ✭✭
    edited Dec 27, 2018 #245
    duffer987 wrote:

    parpar41 wrote:


    This was a Scotland summer for me. Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:



    the Castle

    Gullane #1

    The New

    Dundonald

    The Jubilee



    BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".



    There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
    • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
    • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.





    Bold choice picking Moray - New

    When you say "New" that is the course are you referring to? I guess we can limit it to a Scottish course, based on the preamble? Otherwise there'd be way too many options.




    I assumed St Andrews New was being referenced. I know the Trust did a lot of work clearing gorse which should do wonders for the course as many holes felt like playing between green walls.



    Happy New Year
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    http://www.google.co...2499999965&z=11
  • scottc25scottc25 Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    edited Dec 28, 2018 #246
    scottc25 wrote:


    2018 for me:



    1. Bluejack National

    2. Torrey Pines South

    3. Pinehurst #2

    4. Streamsong Red

    5. Streamsong Blue




    Updating my list from earlier.



    1. Bluejack National

    2. Torrey Pines South

    3. Pinehurst #2

    4. Streamsong Black

    5. Streamsong Red



    Just played Streamsong Black. Love that course.
  • medicoreMAgolfermedicoreMAgolfer Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    Ill just list out top 5 new courses I played this year, rather than overall



    1. Pine Valley

    2. Blue Jack

    3. Gulph Mills (PA)

    4. Dormie Club

    5. Streamsong Black
  • golfman79golfman79 Members Posts: 56 ✭✭
    1. Kiawah Ocean Course

    2. Winged Foot West

    3. Doral Blue Monster

    4. Piping Rock Club

    5. Meadow Brook Club
    Driver M4 10.5* Diamanna Kali 44.5 inches
    3W: 2016 M2 15* Aldilla Tour Blue
    Hybrids: 2017 19* and 22* 2017 M1 Kuro Kage Stiff
    Irons: 2012 MC 4-PW, S300 2* upright, +.5in S300
    Wedges: 52* Milled Grind Standard Bounce, Hi Toe 58* S300
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black Superstroke Midnight/Red grip, custom red line
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,268 ✭✭
    Wild Horse, Gothenburg NE

    Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction CO

    Devils Thumb, Delta CO

    Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs, CO

    Riverdale Dunes, Brighton CO
  • PChemPChem Members Posts: 1
    Cypress Point (CA)

    Kiawah Osprey Point (SC)

    Kiawah Turtle Point (SC)

    Mid Pines (NC)

    Raptor Bay (FL)



    Because it is a rare bucket list experience, I recommend reading "The Match" prior to playing Cypress Point by Mark Frost. The 2025 Walker Cup is to be held at Cypress Point. A spectacularly beautiful and challenging course. http://www.usga.org/galleries/future-walker-cup-sites.html#expanded
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,154 ✭✭
    PChem wrote:


    Cypress Point (CA)

    Kiawah Osprey Point (SC)

    Kiawah Turtle Point (SC)

    Mid Pines (NC)

    Raptor Bay (FL)



    Because it is a rare bucket list experience, I recommend reading "The Match" prior to playing Cypress Point by Mark Frost. The 2025 Walker Cup is to be held at Cypress Point. A spectacularly beautiful and challenging course. http://www.usga.org/galleries/future-walker-cup-sites.html#expanded




    Pretty big drop off after CP!
  • robs291robs291 Members Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Baltusrol

    Metedeconk

    Ridge at Back Brook



    I need to get out more...
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,680 ✭✭
    Nothin' too fancy, These are the only big name courses I've played this year

    Sewailo

    Arizona National

    Dove Mountain
    Ping G400 10.5 Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS
    G 410 19* Tour 85 R
    Apex  23 & 26 Kuro Kage S
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s (In Play) / Srixon Z765 6-GW Modus 105s (Standing By)
    MackDaddy4 Black 54 S and RTX 3 Raw 58* 
     Bettinardi '16 BB1 / '16 Bettinardi Tiki /  '17 Studio Stock 8
    Chrome Soft / TP5/ Wilson Staff FG Tour
  • okie21okie21 Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    edited Jan 1, 2019 10:30pm #254
    Torrey Pines South

    The Patriot (OK)

    Wolf Creek (NV)

    Coyote Springs (NV)

    Paiute Snow (NV)
    Titleist [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]917 D2 9.5 deg (Diamana White 70 S)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping G400 17 deg (Oban Kiyoshi White 04)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 718 AP1s 4-GW (DG AMT White S300), 1 1/4" over with 1/4" intervals 8-9i and shorter[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM7 52 deg Jet Black (DG Onyx S400) [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM '09 56 deg tour chrome (DG Wedge flex)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM7 60 deg Jet Black (KBS C Taper Lite S) all wedges same length as GW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Scotty 2018 Newport 3, fresh from Custom Shop, std length and lie[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vice Pro Plus [/font]
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,712 ClubWRX
    It's all about Scotland in 2018, with three amazing trips



    1. Ailsa Course - Trump Turnberry (Ranked 1st on my personnal ranking)

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    2. Castle Stuart (Ranked 4th on my personnal ranking)

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    3. Royal Dornoch - Championship Course (Ranked 6th on my personnal ranking)

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    4. North Berwick (Ranked 12th on my personnal ranking)

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    5. Royal Troon - Old Course (Ranked 21st on my personnal ranking)

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    I would love to see your full ranking.
    PING G400 Max - Tour 65 S
    Callaway Rogue 15* 3W
    Titleist H1 19* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Titleist H1 23* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
    Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
    Don Wood Custom Grind 47* PW
    Don Wood Custom Grind 51* GW
    Titleist "Vokey Design" 56* K Grind
    Mizuno S18 60/7 LW
    Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 78.5*)
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,712 ClubWRX
    1puttTUT wrote:
    #1 Forest Dunes - MI

    #2 Rams Hill - CA

    #3 Southern Dunes - AZ

    #4 Coyote Moon - CA

    #5 Warwick Hills - MI




    Isn't Rams Hill a hidden gem?!?!
    PING G400 Max - Tour 65 S
    Callaway Rogue 15* 3W
    Titleist H1 19* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Titleist H1 23* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
    Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
    Don Wood Custom Grind 47* PW
    Don Wood Custom Grind 51* GW
    Titleist "Vokey Design" 56* K Grind
    Mizuno S18 60/7 LW
    Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 78.5*)
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,712 ClubWRX
    Schley wrote:
    parpar41 wrote:


    This was a Scotland summer for me. Of the 13 links courses I played in June, my favs, in no particular order, are:



    the Castle

    Gullane #1

    The New

    Dundonald

    The Jubilee



    BTW, to all of you lucky golfers who got to list "North Berwick" as one of your 2018 Top 5, you should really have said "North Berwick - West Links".



    There are two fine golf courses in the Town of North Berwick (both of which I have played many times);
    • the West Links, home of the original Redan hole and host to many American tour groups, and also
    • the East Links, more commonly known as "the Glen", also a fine golf course with great ocean views but not as bucket list worthy nor nearly as expensive to play.





    Technically yes..... however does one have to say Merion East Course? Do you have to say LACC North? Medinah #3 course or Olympia Fields North?




    Yes on LACC. I know some guys who LOVE the South there and would include it in a list of their favorite courses in a given year if they had played it, but not the North.
    PING G400 Max - Tour 65 S
    Callaway Rogue 15* 3W
    Titleist H1 19* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Titleist H1 23* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
    Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
    Don Wood Custom Grind 47* PW
    Don Wood Custom Grind 51* GW
    Titleist "Vokey Design" 56* K Grind
    Mizuno S18 60/7 LW
    Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 78.5*)
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,712 ClubWRX
    LACC North

    Spyglass

    Rams Hill

    Lakeside, Burbank

    Brentwood, Los Angeles (Love the renovation)
    PING G400 Max - Tour 65 S
    Callaway Rogue 15* 3W
    Titleist H1 19* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Titleist H1 23* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
    Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
    Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
    Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
    Don Wood Custom Grind 47* PW
    Don Wood Custom Grind 51* GW
    Titleist "Vokey Design" 56* K Grind
    Mizuno S18 60/7 LW
    Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 78.5*)
  • jayhawk0624jayhawk0624 Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    1. Prairie Dunes CC (Hutchinson KS)

    2. TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)

    3. Chardonnay GC (Napa Valley)

    4. Annbriar GC (St Louis)

    5. Shoal Creek (Kansas City)
  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    1. Ballybunion

    2. Waterville

    3. Tralee

    4. Old Head

    5. Sentry World (severely underrated track in Wisconsin)

    6. Lawsonia
  • sbrylantsbrylant Members Posts: 353 ✭✭
    1. Pebble Beach

    2. Prairie Dunes

    3. Oak Tree National

    4. Prairie Club (Dunes)

    5. Karsten Creek



    Honorable Mention:

    * Champions Golf Club (Houston, Tx)

    * TPC Scottsdale

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