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RTP419RTP419 Norwalk, CT 326WRX Points: 76Members Posts: 326
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If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.



Connecticut



Public



1. Lake of Isles

2. Wintonberry Hills

3. Ricter Park

4. Fox Hopyard

5. Oxford Greens



Private



1. Shorehaven GC

2. Brooklawn GC

3. CC of Fairfield

4. Yale

5. TPC River Highlands
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  • emcemc  987WRX Points: 0Jr. Boomers Posts: 987
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    Here goes



    1: The K Club (Ryder Cup 2006)

    2: Hacienda del Alamo (Spanish Open 2009 I think, unreal course)

    3: Fota Island (irish Open 2001, 2002)

    4: Cork Golf Club (Alistair MacKenzie design, 10 minutes from the door)

    5: Harbour Point (Home club, a real toughy)



    I don't mind about the course once the greens are fast and the fairways are short
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  • rblmp32rblmp32  4245WRX Points: 57Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245
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    After playing Forest Creek in Pinehurst this summer, I can't put together a list anymore. It tops all of the few good courses I've played by a long margin.
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  • WHFWHF  207WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 207
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    Top 5 Public and Private:



    1. Pebble Beach

    2. Friars Head

    3. Pacific Dunes

    4. Cabot Cliffs

    5. Prairie Dunes
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  • WHFWHF  207WRX Points: 46Members Posts: 207
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    Forgot Forest Creek, both courses are awesome.
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  • sean10sean10  366WRX Points: 0Account Hold Posts: 366
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    1. St. Andrew's Old Course

    2. The Olympic Club

    3. Orange County National Crooked Cat

    4. Newport National

    5. The Orchards(Home Course)



    Sean
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  • cdesanacdesana  723WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 723
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    HI,



    #1 = PINE VALLEY G.C. Pine Valley, N.J.



    #2 = OAKLAND HILLS C.C. (South) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.



    #3 = WHISTLING STRAITS (Straits) Haven, Wis.



    #4 = THE QUARRY AT LA QUINTA La Quinta, Calif.



    #5 = Point O'Woods G. & C.C. Benton Harbor



    Honorable mention:



    Shepherd's Hollow G.C. (2nd/3rd) Clarkston, Radrick Farms G.C. Ann Arbor, Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes) Oscoda, University of Michigan G.C. Ann Arbor, R. & S. Sharf G. Cse. Rochester, TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Oakland Hills C.C. (North) Bloomfield Hills, Atlantic City C.C. Northfield, Ballamor Golf Club Egg Harbor Twp., Pine Barrens G.C. Jackson, Aronimink G.C. Newtown Square, Pelican Hill G.C. (Ocean North)Newport Coast, Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 8), Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 7), Bulle Rock Havre de Grace, The Links at Lighthouse Sound Bishopville, Beechtree G.C. Aberdeen



    Special mention of Blue Heron Pines (East Course), just awesome and closing to be turned into a private 9 hole course and a 55 + housing development.



    Top 5 Over Rated



    #1 = INVERNESS CLUB Toledo, Ohio



    #2 = SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE. Pebble Beach



    #3 = Bay Hill Club Orlando



    #4 = The G. Cse. at Glen Mills



    CJD
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    In no particular order...



    Olympic Club

    Butler National

    Pasatiempo GC

    Eugene CC

    Rancho Santa Fe CC



    Others right up there are Hazeltine Nantional and the Farms at Rancho Santa Fe.
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  • HifadeHifade Sleepin' on the job. Slacker! Dayton, OH 5347WRX Points: 180Charter Members Posts: 5,347
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    Pine Valley

    Cypress Point

    Augusta National

    Pebble Beach

    Whisper Rock

    Whistling Straits

    Crystal Downs
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    HI,



    Wow, not many get on Crystal Downs. Anyone have pictures of this sourse?



    CJD
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  • tparifftpariff  3869WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 3,869
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    In no particular order:



    Pebble Beach

    Cog Hill #4

    Kemper Lakes

    TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

    Bay Hill

    Longaberger Golf Club
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  • cdesanacdesana  723WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 723
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    HI,



    I forgot I played Cog Hill and Kemper Lakes, but thought both were over rated.



    CJD
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  • broth518broth518 Channel 5 News Team Member  927WRX Points: 56Members Posts: 927
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    Top 5:



    National Golf Links of America

    The Old Course

    Carnoustie

    Winged Foot

    Bethpage Black
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  • HifadeHifade Sleepin' on the job. Slacker! Dayton, OH 5347WRX Points: 180Charter Members Posts: 5,347
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    Tough to get on but absolutely incredible. Probably in the top 1 or 2 I've played to date. Was a few years ago with a tour player and 2 of his sponsors. Great day.






    cdesana wrote on Nov 7 2006, 03:39 PM:
    HI,



    Wow, not many get on Crystal Downs. Anyone have pictures of this sourse?



    CJD
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  • poppyhillsguypoppyhillsguy  3151WRX Points: 134Members Posts: 3,151
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    1 CYPRESS POINT-PEBBLE BEACH, CA

    2 PEBBLE BEACH-PEBBLE BEACH, CA

    3 SPYGLASS HILL-PEBBLE BEACH, CA

    4 KAPALUA PLANTATION-KAPALUA, MAUI

    5 WE-KO-PA-FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ
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  • ithawkithawk  143WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 143
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    In no order



    Torrey Pines - South Course

    Dragon Ridge - Henderson, NV

    Tournament Club of Iowa - Polk City, IA

    Branson Creek - Branson, MO

    TPC Deer Run - Moline, IL



    Only one big namer but I'm only 26 a lot more golf left in me and a lot more courses to be played.
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  • pitchpitch  918WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 918
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    Tough question but here goes, in no order:



    Pebble Beach

    Peachtree CC - Atlanta

    TPC Sawgrass

    Pine Barrens - World Woods

    Bay Hill



    Honorable Mention



    Doral Blue Monster

    Atlanta Athletic Club

    Panther Lakes - Orange County National

    Osprey Ridge at Disney World
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  • ty cheekty cheek  108WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 108
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    Here they are (in no order):



    Public:

    1. Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA

    2. Ghost Creek (Pumpkin Ridge), Portland, OR

    3. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA

    4. Ocean Course @ Kiawah, South Carolina

    5. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, CA

    6. TPC @ Sawgrass, Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra, FL

    7. Harbor Town, Hilton Head, SC

    8. Edgewood Golf Course, Stateline, NV





    Private:

    1. The Honors Course, Chattanooga, TN (By far the best Pete Dye course I have played)

    2. Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR

    3. Witch Hollow (Pumpkin Ridge), Portland, OR

    4. The Waverly Club, Portland, OR



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  • shook23shook23  605WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 605
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    Olympia fields

    Newport CC

    TPC of Boston

    World Woods Pine Barrens

    Pinehills Nicklaus
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    RPantello wrote on Nov 7 2006, 02:14 PM:


    If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.



    Connecticut



    Public



    1. Lake of Isles

    2. Wintonberry Hills

    3. Ricter Park

    4. Fox Hopyard

    5. Oxford Greens



    Private



    1. Shorehaven GC

    2. Brooklawn GC

    3. CC of Fairfield

    4. Yale

    5. TPC River Highlands




    How about Great River?
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  • wholeinwon wholeinwon Canada 2255WRX Points: 129Members Posts: 2,255
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    I throw in a Canadian Flare...



    #1. Glen Abbey

    #2. Nicklaus North

    #3. Kananaskis Mount Kidd

    #4. Silvertip

    #5. Blackhawk or Grand Niagara
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  • RTP419RTP419 Norwalk, CT 326WRX Points: 76Members Posts: 326
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    shook23 wrote on Nov 7 2006, 08:21 PM:

    RPantello wrote on Nov 7 2006, 02:14 PM:


    If this is a repeat topic I apologize in advance, still new here. But I want to hear what everyones top five public and private courses are that they have played. I will start it off, list isn't going to win any awards but I can't really complain.



    Connecticut



    Public



    1. Lake of Isles

    2. Wintonberry Hills

    3. Ricter Park

    4. Fox Hopyard

    5. Oxford Greens



    Private



    1. Shorehaven GC

    2. Brooklawn GC

    3. CC of Fairfield

    4. Yale

    5. TPC River Highlands




    How about Great River?






    You know what, I honestly feel Fazio blew it with Great River. I think the practice facility and clubhouse are second to none but I can't put it above any of the 5 public I listed. The reason I think he messed up is he has a parcel of land seperated by train tracks. However, instead of using the upper section where there was adequate land he opted to use the land along the Housatonic River. This caused the course to be squeezed into a piece of land too small for what they were trying to accomplish causing many holes to run parallel with one another. Just my opinion take it for what its worth.
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    cdesana wrote on Nov 7 2006, 04:45 PM:


    HI,



    I forgot I played Cog Hill and Kemper Lakes, but thought both were over rated.



    CJD




    To each his own, but they are in my top tier and that's what I was asked to provide. It's my list and opinion, and you shared yours.
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  • cdesanacdesana  723WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 723
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    Hi,



    I thought that both Doral and Bay Hill were over rated, big time!!



    The only thing that was worth it at Bay Hill was hitting balls a couple places down from Arnie on the range, and a couple groups ahead of him on the course.



    CJD
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  • CooGARCooGAR  694WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 694
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    Private - No Order

    Los Angeles CC (North)

    Bellerive CC

    Southern Hills

    Riviera

    Colleton River (Nicklaus Crse.)

    Champions (Cypress)



    Public or Public Access - No Order

    1) Kingsbarns (My favorite course!)



    Muirfield (Scotland)

    Old Course at St. Andrews

    New Course at St. Andrews

    Pebble Beach

    The Gallery (North)

    We-Ko-Pa

    Torrey Pines (South)

    Harbour Town GL

    Troon North (Monument)

    Annbriar
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  • tparifftpariff  3869WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 3,869
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    cdesana wrote on Nov 7 2006, 09:08 PM:


    Hi,



    I thought that both Doral and Bay Hill were over rated, big time!!



    The only thing that was worth it at Bay Hill was hitting balls a couple places down from Arnie on the range, and a couple groups ahead of him on the course.



    CJD




    Can we please keep to the topic at hand which is "Top 5 Courses You Have Played"? Not "Why I Think Everyone Else's Top 5 is Overrated."



    Thanks!
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    cdesana wrote on Nov 7 2006, 04:39 PM:


    HI,



    Wow, not many get on Crystal Downs. Anyone have pictures of this sourse?



    CJD


    http://www.golfclubatlas.com/crystal1.html
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562WRX Points: 63Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    PUBLIC:



    1. Oleander GC, Jekyll Island GA

    2. Shennecossett GC, Groton, CT

    3. Elks CC - Portsmouth, OH

    4. Manakiki GC Cleveland OH

    5. Penn National Iron FoRge GC









    Private:



    1. Camargo Club Indian Hill, OH

    2. Piqua CC Piqua, OH

    3. Coldstream CC, Cincinnati, OH

    4. The University Club, Blythewood, SC

    5. Fort Jacckson, GC Columbia, SC
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  • GDI Tour AD DIGDI Tour AD DI  333WRX Points: 0Charter Members Posts: 333
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    My list:



    Los Angeles CC - North / shot a 81

    San Francisco Golf Club / shot a 82

    Olympic Club / shot a 79

    Philadelphia Cricket Club / shot a 77

    Lochinvar Golf Club Houston, TX / shot a 89



    I'm playing Cypress Point this December, so my top 5 should change after that.



    Erik
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    US



    National Golf Links of America

    Pine Valley

    Cypress Point

    Sand Hills

    Merion Golf Club



    Overseas



    Royal Portrush

    Royal Dornoch

    Muirfield

    Ballybunion Old

    The Old Course



    Public



    Bethpage Black

    Pasatiempo

    Lawsonia Links

    Bethpage Red

    Erin Hills
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    Bethpage Black

    Bay Hill

    Keene's Pointe

    Fox Hopyard

    Crescent Pointe
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