What are the top 5 courses you've played?



  • Tmiller72Tmiller72 Members Posts: 5,184 ✭✭
    ramylson wrote on Jun 30 2009, 04:05 PM:
    Tmiller72 wrote on Jun 21 2009, 08:21 PM:
    No order:


    Milwaukee CC


    Biggest letdown:

    Brown Deer Park

    Milwaukee CC? Really? Just surprising, but a very nice private. Of course, in a sea of nice privates in the area (Bluemound CC, West Bend CC, et cetera).

    I played it last year in the Mid-Am and it was in perfect shape. I really enjoyed it and thought the layout was fantastic. Brown Deer was a fine course, but I expected much more from a PGA Tour course and was letdown. Lots of great golf courses in WI though.
  • stevepozstevepoz Members Posts: 304
    Cypress Point Club

    San Francisco Golf Club

    Crystal Downs


    Ocean Course

    Most overrated: Torrey Pines South
  • 24monthgolfer24monthgolfer Members Posts: 102
    edited Jul 5, 2009 #64
  • golfwiregolfwire Members Posts: 91
    Championsgate was overrated. Greens were meh, course was boring. JMO. This is the National, did not play the international. Wish I did....
  • CJForeRightCJForeRight Members Posts: 26
    Black Diamond Ranch - Quarry Course

    Tobacco Road

    Pinehurst #2

    Bethpage Black

    Kiawah Island - Ocean Course

    Kapalua - Plantation Course

    TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

    World Woods - Pine Barrens


    Innisbrook - Island Course

    most over rated-TPC Stadium Course, the Valley Course is every bit as nice. hardest-Kiawah Island - Ocean Course. best bang for the buck-Tobacco Road and Pine Barrens.
  • mitchlearymitchleary Time to let the dark passenger drive for a while. Members Posts: 904
    FairwayFred wrote on Jun 28 2009, 08:13 AM:
    Top 5 USA

    (Randon order except for #1)

    1. Sand Hills

    Pine Valley

    National Golf Links

    Shinnecock Hills

    Chicago Golf Club

    Top 5 International

    (Randon order)


    Royal County Down

    St Andrews Old


    Royal Cinque Ports

    Top 5 Overrated

    Pebble Beach

    Whistling Straits

    Torrey Pines

    PGA West

    Top 5 Underrared


    Lookout Mountain GC

    Franklin Hills

    Royal Cinque Ports

    Lawsonia Links

    I was hoping you would post Ari. You have played some great tracks.
  • outwardnineoutwardnine Members Posts: 383
    Top five played (in no particular order)

    Harbor Town - Hilton Head

    Little Aston - Birmingham

    Fulford - York

    Frilford Heath - Oxford

    La Mer - Le Touquet

    Also notable mentions

    Old South - Hilton Head

    Oceanico Old Course - Vilamoura

    West Surrey GC - Guildford

    John O Gaunt - Bedford



    The Arden
  • hanknalexhanknalex Members Posts: 965 ✭✭
    Whistling Straits

    Blackwolf Run-River

    Rich Harvest Farms

    Bull Valley Golf Club

    Forest Dunes GC

    Loved em all

    Most overrated=Glen Abbey
  • johnnylongballjohnnylongball Members Posts: 548 ✭✭
    My top 5:

    Turnberry - Ailsa

    Pacific Dunes

    St. Andrews - Old

    Poipu Bay

    Bandon Dunes

    Most overrated:

    Torrey Pines
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 4,017 ✭✭
    mitchleary wrote on Jul 6 2009, 12:24 PM:
    FairwayFred wrote on Jun 28 2009, 08:13 AM:
    Top 5 USA

    (Randon order except for #1)

    1. Sand Hills

    Pine Valley

    National Golf Links

    Shinnecock Hills

    Chicago Golf Club

    Top 5 International

    (Randon order)


    Royal County Down

    St Andrews Old


    Royal Cinque Ports

    Top 5 Overrated

    Pebble Beach

    Whistling Straits

    Torrey Pines

    PGA West

    Top 5 Underrared


    Lookout Mountain GC

    Franklin Hills

    Royal Cinque Ports

    Lawsonia Links

    I was hoping you would post Ari. You have played some great tracks.

    The 5th spot in my Top 5 could be changed to a numerous courses including Crystal Downs, Friars Head, Oakmont to name a few.

    I also didnt include a few Privates in my Top 5 Overrated that perhaps I could have.
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  • Serenity NowSerenity Now Lefty Boomers Posts: 104 ✭✭
    My top 5:

    1. LA Country Club North- born & raised in LA Co. so you just keep asking yourself "am i really in the heart of the city here?"

    2. Torrey Pines So. (I have a boat in Mission Bay so I get res. ID card & play for 58.00)

    3. Princeville, Kauai-Views are 2nd to none

    4. Wasatch Mountain course, Heber City Utah- A County course w/40.00 green fees! An amazing course cut into the back side of the mountains east of Salt Lake City. If you ever have a long layover in SLC, rent a car and go & it will make your list too.

    5. Wolf Creek, Mesquite Nevada. The natural reserve/hazard is where ProV1s go to die

    Honorable Mention: Rio Secco, Lake Las Vegas Resort,-Henderson Nevada, Golf Resort @ Indian Wells Challenge course,

    La Quinta Mountain Course. Primm Lakes course. Poipu Bay, Kapalua-Plantation

    Most overrated:

    Trump National, Palos Verdes- Amazing Ocean Views on a bad golf course. The Donald must've paid someone off at Golf Digest to get in the top 100. I am glad my round was comped

    Pelican Hill, Newport Coast. Another good view bad course way too much money

    Fly to Salt Lake, rent a car and play Wasatch 4 times over 2 days and it will cost you less than it did to pay either of the above courses.
  • illinikyleillinikyle Tradition, Honor, Loyalty Members Posts: 889
    National Golf Links

    Royal County Down

    Merion Golf Club

    Prairie Dunes Country Club

    Oakmont Country Club

    Most Underrated

    Newport Country Club

    Most Overrated

    East Lake Golf Club
  • Range-Rat Range-Rat Jr. Boomers Posts: 587
    THe top 6 courses i have played are

    Torrey Pines South

    Torrey Pines North

    The Farms

    The Crosby

    La Jolla Country CLub

    Steele Canyon

    MInd you i havent really stepped foot out of San Diego.
  • theelvis510theelvis510 Members Posts: 502 ✭✭
    Augusta National

    Pinehurst #2

    St. Andrews(Old)

    The Farm, Rocky Face, GA

    Black Mountain City Course, Black Mountain, NC

    I know St. Andrews is just a 600 year old muni, but the whole town and the atmosphere is awesome. As for Black Mountain, all I can say is it's pretty sweet having a putt at a 3 on a par 6.
  • OnOffOnOff Members Posts: 545
    Pebble Beach


    Cabo Del Sol

    Makena North

    Torrey Pines South
  • TNSoonerTNSooner Sooner Born & Sooner Bred Members Posts: 398 ✭✭
    In no particular order:

    Oak Tree GC


    Prairie Dunes

    Southern Hills

    The Honors Course

    Overrated: TPC @ Scottsdale or TPC @ Southwind
  • ChxDigLongBallChxDigLongBall MSMembers Posts: 490 ✭✭
    Pine Valley

    Muirfield Village



    OSU Scarlet Course

    Not in that particular order. And I am a Buckeye so i do have some bias with the last one. But, it does host a Nationwide tour event and is usually the highest scoring average of the season on that tour. Plus, it's usually in immaculate shape and it's a beast.
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  • ac130navac130nav Members Posts: 137
    No particular order:

    Pebble Beach

    *Best friend caddied for me, shot an 80 from the tips

    Southern Highlands, Las Vegas

    *Best Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries I've ever had, plus an incredible course

    TPC Sawgrass

    *Agree with other poster, The Valley Course is just as good

    Kaneohe Klipper, Hawaii

    *Awesome holes along the Pacific Ocean

    The Picciolo Golf Club, Sicily Italy

    * The Volcano Mount Etan was active during our round

    Others I've Played worth playing if you get the chance:

    Royal Links, Las Vegas

    Torrey Pines

    Ca' Della Nave Golf and Country Club, Italy...Arnold Palmer Design, played there for 2 bags of Oreos

    Air Force Academy Blue and Silver Courses, Colorado Springs

    Fort Lewis Courses, Tacoma Washington

    Tobbaco Roads

    SungNam Golf Club, South Korea

    The DMZ Golf Course, DMZ Korea..."The worlds most dangerous golf course"

    Poppy Hills

    Fort Ord

    Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Prattville and Grand National

    Montecchia Golf Club, Padova Italy
  • ll.umpirell.umpire Members Posts: 538
    UPDATED after my trip to Myrtle Beach

    Barefoot Fazio (SC)

    Barefoot Love (SC)

    The Heritage Club (SC)

    TPC of Myrtle Beach (SC)

    Rivers Edge (NC)
  • edgeedge Members Posts: 11
    Fun topic. I'm going to throw a couple on here that haven't been listed.

    1. Turnberry - Ailsa

    2. Southern Hills - Tulsa, OK

    3. St. Andrew's Old Course

    4. The Reserve - Indian Wells, CA

    5. Pinehurst #2

    For me, it is impossible to seperate a course's history, character, and my experience there from the actual course itself. I recognize that St. Andrew's wouldn't be particularly special if it had been built 50 years ago, but it's much older, has incredible history, and I had a very memorable day there with my grandfather.

    Pinehurst #2 is similar to me. I understand why some people migth consider it over rated, but the experience I had playing it was excellent.

    Tulsa probably isn't a place too many people would go out of there way to visit, but Southern Hills is truly an excellent course. I'm lucky enough to have family who are members there and have played it several times.

    The Reserve will probably never receive any significant attention from the general golfing public, being a private golf community geared primarily towards retirees, but I've played it almost every year for the last 10 years with my grandparents out there and there is no course that I enjoy playing on a consistent basis more than that course. Beatuiful setting, always pristine condition, and lots of fun shots.

    Overated courses

    Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes - going along with what I said before, I was out there and didn't play very well and while I was there a close family member passed away, which almost definitely tainted the experience. Still, compared to some of the excellent courses I played on my Scotland trip, I didn't think Bandon measured up.

    Royal Troon was the most overrated course I played while in Scotland. There was just nothing that impressed me. I enjoyed it to some extent due to the Open history there, but the course itself did nothing for me.

    Honorable Mention

    I really enjoyed Chambers Bay. Give it a few more years to mature and it will be really amazing. I found it much more enjoyable than the Bandon courses.
  • Lenny IntensityLenny Intensity Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    No particular order:

    Bandon Dunes

    Pacific Dunes

    Chambers Bay

    Scioto CC (Columbus, OH)

    Kapalua Plantation
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  • zonacats23zonacats23 Members Posts: 668 ✭✭
    First, I'm new and I'm totally amazed at how many of you have played Pine Valley and Cypress Point. I thought these two cathedrals of golf were UBER private? Anyone want to give me the secret on how to get on? Anyway, my top 5:

    Medinah Country Club Course #3

    Rich Harvest Farms

    Whistling Straits- Straits

    Erin Hills

    Cog Hill Dubsdread


    World Woods Pine Barrens

    TPC Tampa Bay

    TPC Deere Run
  • Titleist87Titleist87 Members Posts: 2,868 ✭✭
    Bandon Dunes

    Pacific Dunes

    Bandon Trails



    Lake Nona

    Circling Raven
    Cobra Fly-Z+ Aldila DVS
    MacGregor MT 4w Aldila DVS
    Titleist 915H 3
    Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro/'87 Titleist Tour Model/'86 Spalding Tour Edition
    Titleist SM6 50 F Grind
    Titleist SM6 54 S Grind
    Titleist SM6 58 S Grind
    Titleist SC Studio Design 5
  • denzgolfdenzgolf Members Posts: 24

    gleneagles kings course


    royal county down

    k club

    20-10 course celtic manor (wales)
  • will0723will0723 Members Posts: 95
    I'm really surprised at how many of you have played these super private courses -- e.g., Pine Valley, Cypress, etc.

    I don't play much, and when I do I play mostly inexpensive courses, but here are my five in no particular order:

    Arcadia Bluffs

    Kingsley Club

    Bryan Park Champions Course

    Harbour Town

    Golden Horseshoe Gold Course

    Not exactly world class, but great courses.
  • M4RSHM4RSH Members Posts: 40
    In order of sense of occasion,

    St Andrews (Old)

    Royal Birkdale

    Royal Lytham St Annes


    Woodhall Spa

    In Order of difficulty (on a calm day)

    Royal Lytham (The Beast)

    Royal Birkdale

    Woodhall Spa


    St Andrews

    Looking forward to playing the rest of

    The Open rota
  • mbroganmbrogan ClubWRX Posts: 104 ✭✭
    In no specific order:

    Pine Vally

    Merion East

    Conressional Blue

    Caves Valley

    Kiawah Ocean Course
  • pakpak Members Posts: 133 ✭✭
    1. Pebble Beach

    2. TPC Scottsdale

    3. Spanish Bay

    4. Harbortown

    5. Grayhawk
  • mrlogsdon29mrlogsdon29 Members Posts: 207
    1. Cypress Point (CA)

    2. Pebble Beach (CA)

    3. Scioto CC

    4. San Francisco GC (CA)

    5. Shoal Creek (AL)

    Also loved Muirfield Village, The Honors Course, and Valhalla.
  • natemac42natemac42 Members Posts: 6
    TPC Sawgrass

    Doral "Great White"


    OSU Scarlet

    The Links of North Dakota (course I grew up on)

    And my favorite par 3 course is Threetops
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