Top 5 Courses You Have Played

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,118 ✭✭


    1. Diamante - Davis Love

    2. Prairie Dunes

    3. Pacific Dunes

    4. Pebble Beach

    5. Spyglass

    6. Mayakoba

    7. Red Sky - Norman

    8. Quivira

    9. Blackwolf Run

    10. Bandon Trails



    Most underrated:

    Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.

    Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.



    Most overrated:

    Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-

    Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking




    You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits? Did you look at the scenery at WS? It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water. WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc. To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.
  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    edited Dec 11, 2017 #723
    Private:



    Southern Hills

    Pikewood National

    Merion East

    Winged Foot

    Crystal Downs





    Public:



    Pebble Beach

    Oakmont

    Torrey Pines South

    Bethpage Black

    Pinehurst
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  • ascottwaddellascottwaddell Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    Schley wrote:



    1. Diamante - Davis Love

    2. Prairie Dunes

    3. Pacific Dunes

    4. Pebble Beach

    5. Spyglass

    6. Mayakoba

    7. Red Sky - Norman

    8. Quivira

    9. Blackwolf Run

    10. Bandon Trails



    Most underrated:

    Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.

    Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.



    Most overrated:

    Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-

    Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking




    You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits? Did you look at the scenery at WS? It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water. WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc. To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.


    Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.

    Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it. I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).

    That's unacceptable to me for $395-.
  • ode1ode1 Members Posts: 2,825 ✭✭

    Schley wrote:



    1. Diamante - Davis Love

    2. Prairie Dunes

    3. Pacific Dunes

    4. Pebble Beach

    5. Spyglass

    6. Mayakoba

    7. Red Sky - Norman

    8. Quivira

    9. Blackwolf Run

    10. Bandon Trails



    Most underrated:

    Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.

    Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.



    Most overrated:

    Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-

    Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking




    You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits? Did you look at the scenery at WS? It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water. WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc. To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.


    Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.

    Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it. I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).

    That's unacceptable to me for $395-.




    Which BR course? or did you play the original layout?
  • threeputtpar88threeputtpar88 Members Posts: 15
    Pinehurst #2

    Pebble

    Dormie Club

    Tobacco Road

    Pine Needles



    Hidden Gem: Blowing Rock CC



    As you can tell I love Pinehurst golf.
  • callawayjaycallawayjay Goofiest Left Handed Swing Ever Members Posts: 1,578 ✭✭
    In no order



    Carnoustie

    Old Course

    Pebble Beach

    The Harvester

    The Prince Cousre at Princeville

    The Challenge at Manele
  • conorgolf22conorgolf22 Posts: 580 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 11, 2017 #728
    In no order



    Harbour Town

    Bellerive

    Bob O'Link

    Grand Bear

    The Donald Ross Course at French Link



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  • ascottwaddellascottwaddell Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    ode1 wrote:


    Schley wrote:



    1. Diamante - Davis Love

    2. Prairie Dunes

    3. Pacific Dunes

    4. Pebble Beach

    5. Spyglass

    6. Mayakoba

    7. Red Sky - Norman

    8. Quivira

    9. Blackwolf Run

    10. Bandon Trails



    Most underrated:

    Quarry at Giants Ridge; fairways are mowed down like greens.

    Probably the best conditioning I've ever seen.



    Most overrated:

    Whistling Straits - poor conditioning frankly for an alleged top 5 public, particularly for $400-

    Streamsong Blue and Red; great, but underserving of their very high ranking




    You have Blackwolf Run OVER Whistling Straits? Did you look at the scenery at WS? It isn't just all about the course, and while I loved BR, WS blows it out of the water. WS is alittle shaggy sometimes, but the greens have always been good when I played and layout doesn't change because of the natural bunkering etc. To each their own, but please don't let a rare case of WS maybe not being in top condition to put BR over it.


    Whistling was incredible, of course, but yes, me and my entire group preferred Black Wolf.

    Could have been an anomaly but Whistling was in pretty bad shape when we played it. I would say 6 of the 18 holes had significant turf projects ongoing when we played it (late August I believe).

    That's unacceptable to me for $395-.




    Which BR course? or did you play the original layout?


    River. I thought it was great.
  • 1Dumbscreenname1Dumbscreenname Members Posts: 71
    1- Merion

    2- Phila Cricket Wissahickon

    3- Ballybunion

    4- Lahinch

    5- Old Head



    Although I could swap that 5th for Sawgrass, Harbortown, Princeville, Kinderlou Forest, Gulph Mills, Tralee, the streamsongs, Waterville...
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    edited Dec 21, 2017 #731
    Here's my top five:



    5. Il Picciolo | Base of Mt. Etna in Sicily. An interesting mountain course, with a smoking volcano in background.

    4. Tidewater GC | North Myrtle Beach, SC.

    3. Probstein Golf Courses | Forest Park in St. Louis.

    2. Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Played it in 1978).

    1. Glen Echo C.C. | St. Louis: Oldest country club west of the Mississippi River, built in 1902 by Foulis brothers. Site of original Olympic golf meet in 1904. Work crews with horse-drawn carts tweaked the rolling land into several beautiful natural holes. It's still a treat!






    Honorable mention:
    • Torrey Pines South, La Jolla, CA
    • Algonquin GC, St. Louis
    • Marine Memorial GC, Camp Pendleton, CA
    • Cape Fear CC, Wilmington, NC
    • Woodlawn GC, Ramstein AFB, Germany
    • Gateway National GC, Madison, IL
    • WingHaven GC, WingHaven, MO
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  • AC168AC168 Members Posts: 828 ✭✭
    Revised list ...



    Cypress Point

    NGLA

    Fishers Island

    Shinnecock Hills

    Wade Hampton

    Royal Melbourne

    Old Course
  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,010 ✭✭
    My favorite 5, in no particular order:



    Royal Dornoch

    Lahinch

    The Old Course

    #2

    OK, four is enough for this list



    Honorable mentions include

    Congressional

    Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run

    MidPines/Pine Needles

    Kapalua (all 3)

    Prince Course, Pricenville

    Ballyliffin

    Waterville

    Carnoustie (hard, but not pretty)

    Crystal Downs (played 40 years ago, wish I could play now that I know a little more)

    North Berwick (again, played it a long time ago)
  • mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT! Members Posts: 3,815 ✭✭
    My top five, in order.



    Muirfield Village Golf Club

    The Ocean Course

    East Lake Golf Club

    Brookside Golf & CC

    Streamsong Red



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  • 1. Pine Valley

    2. Old Course at St Andrews

    3. Oakmont

    4. Merion

    5. Prestwick or Pebble Beach



    However am set up to play in 2018:

    - Cypress Point

    - Monterey Peninsula

    - Seminole



    Hoping one of these crack my Top 5.
  • mbs_59mbs_59 Members Posts: 57
    Haven't really made it to any bucket list course but here's my top 5 courses you don't know from my days playing junior and college golf:



    1. The Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

    2. Old Waverly, Columbus, MS

    3. The Grove, College Grove, TN

    4. Black Creek, Chattanooga, TN

    5. Achasta, Dahlonega, GA
  • tmartin89tmartin89 Members Posts: 139 ✭✭
    St Andrews Old Course

    Kingsbarns

    Austin Country Club

    Loch Lomond

    Anthem Country Club

    St Andrews Old Course

    Kingsbarns

    Austin Country Club

    Loch Lomond

    Anthem Country Club
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  • WestCoastHackerWestCoastHacker Posts: 156 ✭✭
    edited Jul 5, 2018 #738
    Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites. In no particular order:



    Pacific Dunes

    Ballyneal

    Pinehurst No. 2

    Castle Pines Golf Club

    Capilano Golf & Country Club
    915D2 (10.5)
    915F 3w
    913H (19) - Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY
    Titleist AP3 4-PW - Project X 6.5
    Vokey SM7 (50, 54 & 60)
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #5 (2012)
  • Public:

    1- Shadow Creek

    2- Streamsong (Red, Blue, Black)

    3- Bethpage Black

    4- Pound Ridge (NY)

    5- Pinehurst #2



    Private:

    1 - Winged Foot east/west

    2- Olympia Fields

    3- Somerset Hills

    4- Trump Bedminster

    5- Stonewall Old/North
  • DLaakeDLaake Posts: 143
    Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites. In no particular order:



    Pacific Dunes

    Ballyneal

    Pinehurst No. 2

    Castle Pines Golf Club

    Capilano Golf & Country Club




    Curious what courses you played in your Colorado trip and how you got on (via your head pro?)



    Castle Pines, Ballyneal, Cherry Hills, Sanctuary all on the bucket list for me.
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,118 ✭✭
    You can get on Ballyneal by writing to them via email one time in your life. Going in August myself.
  • seeclarkeseeclarke Members Posts: 13
    glenk69 wrote:


    Definitely, my interpretation of Top Courses.



    1. Tribute at Otsego Club (MI)

    2. Ocean Course at Kiawah (SC)

    3. Oakland Hills North (Mi)

    4. Shaftesbury Glen (Sc)

    5. Los Calinas at Mission Inn (Fl)

    Hon. Mention Indianwood Old (Mi), Eagle Eye (Mi), Pohlcat (Mi), Heather Glen (SC), RTJ at Palmetto Dunes (Sc), Springfield Oaks (Mi),




    Shaftsebury is a fun course
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  • jwellefson1jwellefson1 Members Posts: 178 ✭✭
    Schley wrote:


    You can get on Ballyneal by writing to them via email one time in your life. Going in August myself.




    Wait for real? That would be one **** of an experience... I may be drafting an email soon!
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  • WestCoastHackerWestCoastHacker Posts: 156 ✭✭
    DLaake wrote:

    Just got back from an epic golf trip to Colorado which has changed my personal top 5 favorites. In no particular order:



    Pacific Dunes

    Ballyneal

    Pinehurst No. 2

    Castle Pines Golf Club

    Capilano Golf & Country Club




    Curious what courses you played in your Colorado trip and how you got on (via your head pro?)



    Castle Pines, Ballyneal, Cherry Hills, Sanctuary all on the bucket list for me.




    Just Castle Pines and Ballyneal. Got hooked up by the pro at my club. Castle Pines is an incredibly tough get. Both are amazing golf courses/golf experiences.
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    915F 3w
    913H (19) - Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY
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    Vokey SM7 (50, 54 & 60)
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  • KC13KC13 31st StatePosts: 329 ✭✭
    My list is still growing as I plan on playing Pebble Beach November and planning a trip to Bandon Dunes early 2019.



    1. Gold Canyon Golf Resort (Dinosaur Course) Gold Canyon, AZ - Beautiful course winding through the Superstition Mountains of AZ. Bright green fairways with beautiful million dollar houses atop red rocks. Course itself is phenomenal and price isn't bad. Played an early round in mid July for around $75.



    2.Industry Hills Golf Club (Zaharias Course aka the "Babe") Industry Hills, CA - Hidden oasis in the eastern part of Los Angeles County, CA. One of the toughest courses played to date being some of the narrowest fairways however, its playable if ball striking is on. Hole 7, a Par 3 plays at 300 yards from the tips or 241 yards from the blues, that was fun!



    3. We Ko Pa Golf Club (Saguaro Course) Fort McDowell, AZ - Top notch resort with amazing practice facilities. Felt like I was on tour upon arrival. Course again was beautiful with lush fairways and red rock outlines. Not so much a "views" course as its more a flat desert course. Course is a fun/easier track and a bit long. Played mid summer and was still in the $100 range.



    4. Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, CA - One of the nicer courses local to me. Awesome course layout tucked away in busy Orange County, CA. Beautiful facilities and score-able course. Fairways are always green and the greens are well manicured daily. Not to mention the famous Monte Scheinblum can be seen here, lol!



    5. Oak Quarry Golf Club, Riverside, CA - Another local'ish course for me (1 hour drive) with beautiful facilities, a well groomed course and amazing views. This course is famous for it being built on an old quarry as its signature hole, "Spinel Slide" a Par 3, shots about 200 yards across a lake 100+ feet below. Spectacular views on this hole 14.



    Golf course architecture is so fascinating. I look forward to playing many more famous courses throughout the years to come.



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  • Wander BreadWander Bread Members Posts: 43 ✭✭
    1. Baltusrol Golf Club - was lucky to get out here, no explanation needed

    2. Ocean Course at Hokuala - incredible views on Kauai and a very interesting course as well

    3. Bethpage Black - no explanation needed

    4. Richter Park - excellent public track in Danbury, CT - highly recommend

    5. Iron Valley Golf Club - very cool course in PA with great views of the Lebanon valley. Some gimmicky holes but I had a great time playing this track and very reasonably priced.



    Bonus Architects Golf Club in Phillipsburg, NJ - each hole pays homage to a famous hole from a different Architect. Pretty fun layout that was much better 10 years ago.
  • itshedleyitshedley Members Posts: 41
    Overseas

    Lahinch

    Ballybunion

    Portmarnock

    The Island Club

    Walton Heath



    USA

    Bethpage Black

    Spring Island

    Valhalla

    Double Eagle

    Yale
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  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn... Posts: 1,036 ✭✭
    In no particular order:



    The Old Course

    The Makai Club, Princeville (Never gets mentioned over the Prince, but I love this track)

    Carnoustie

    Banff Springs

    Kingsbarns
    915 D3 7.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
    Mizzy MP-5 4-9 C-Taper
    SM6 47º, 52º, 56º C-Taper
    Mizzy S18 60-06º Blue Ion
    Scotty Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"


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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,972 ✭✭
    1) Cypress Point (Twice)

    2) Cal Club

    3) Spyglass

    4) Arcadi Bluffs

    5) Kingsly



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  • 3 Jack Par3 Jack Par I only answer to "Ace" now Members, ClubWRX Posts: 6,075 ClubWRX
    According to Golf.com:

    1. Old Course at St. Andrews

    2. Royal Dornoch

    3. Crystal Downs

    4. Pacific Dunes

    5. Muirfield Village



    According to me:

    1. Royal Dornoch

    2. Pacific Dunes

    3. Kingsley Club

    4. Muirfield Village

    5. Meadowbrook CC
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  • MuniPukeLifeMuniPukeLife MuniPuke Posts: 138
    California Only List

    Torrey Pines South, San Diego CA

    Torrey Pines North, San Diego CA

    Rustic Canyon, Moorpark CA

    Saddle Creek Golf Resort, Copperopolis CA

    The Signature at Westneck, Virginia Beach VA



    Cutting Room Floor

    Steele Canyon Canyon/Ranch/Vineyard(Meadow), San Diego CA

    Virginia Beach National, Virginia Beach VA

    USNA Golf Club, Annapolis MD

    LaJolla Country Club, San Diego CA (Only played the front, gotta love HS golf)
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    M4 Tour AD-DI 7S
    P790 UDI HZRDUS 6.0
    TP UDI 3 C-TLITE 110
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