Top 5 Courses You Have Played

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Schley wrote:


    Who doesn't love this thread.



    The highest rated courses I have played are:



    1. Pebble Beach-history, views, 6 easy holes to stroke your ego!

    2. Winged Foot West - old money and a beast, need to bring your air game to hit the greens

    3. Chicago Golf Club (birdied opening par 5 into the wind!) image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

    4. The Country Club at Brookline-very laid back and maybe my best caddie ever there

    5. Pacific Dunes-love this location and views of the ocean, 4 club wind



    My favorite courses to play were:

    1. Carnoustie - played with 2 guys from the US who were sub 5 handicaps and both were over 100!

    2. Baltursol - first class experience all the way

    3. PGA West Stadium - just plain hard

    4. Pasatiempo - love the layout, quirky but fair

    5. Butler National - no women around!

    6. Turnberry Ailsa - history here big time and wonderful layout IMO, recreated Tom Watson's approach and chip




    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.



    1. The Old Course - easy pick

    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.

    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course

    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine

    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day



    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
    • Royal Melbourne
    • Kingsbarns
    • Plainfield CC
    • LACC
    • Prairie Dunes
  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer ClubWRX Posts: 3,396 ClubWRX
    Pebble Beach

    Spyglass

    Kapalua

    Olympic Club

    PasaTiempo
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  • gerdygerdy Members Posts: 17 ✭✭
    Muirfield, Scotland

    Shinnecock Hills

    Pebble Beach

    Merion

    National Golf Links



    Honorable Mention:



    Fishers Island

    Friars Head

    Turberry Ailsa

    Royal Troon

    The Country Club
  • Brandon Van GoethenBrandon Van Goethen Members Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
    SF Golf Club

    Riviera Country Club

    MPCC (Shore)

    California Golf Club

    Spyglass Hill
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  • 3 Jack Par3 Jack Par I only answer to "Ace" now Members, ClubWRX Posts: 6,134 ClubWRX
    Schley wrote:


    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.



    1. The Old Course - easy pick

    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.

    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course

    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine

    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day



    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
    • Royal Melbourne
    • Kingsbarns
    • Plainfield CC
    • LACC
    • Prairie Dunes



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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers Posts: 765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 1:25pm #757
    Pine Valley

    Pebble Beach

    Torrey Pines (South)

    *Pinehurst



    Everything else I have played doesn't deserve to be on this list. I've walked many top 50 courses in the world but have only played the list above.



    *can't believe I forgot about Pinehurst!
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    3 Jack Par wrote:

    Schley wrote:


    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.



    1. The Old Course - easy pick

    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.

    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course

    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine

    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day



    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
    • Royal Melbourne
    • Kingsbarns
    • Plainfield CC
    • LACC
    • Prairie Dunes



    Holy cow, that is one great year and a half!


    Maybe will be the best golfing stretch of my life perhaps. Because I didn't want to list everything that was a solid Doak 6 or above. Here is my list, which may never be repeated:



    Australia - The Metropolitan, Kingston Heath, Royal Melbourne (Composite Course), Cathedral GC, Cape Wickham (King Is), Ocean Dunes (King Is), Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm 2x, New South Wales GC, The Lakes GC



    UAE - Yas Links 2x



    Scotland - TOC 2x, New, Kingsbarns, North Berwick



    USA

    Olympia Fields N/S 5x, Sand Valley, Prairie Dunes, Ballyneal 2x, Dismal River N/D, Sherwood 2x, Riviera, Bear Creek, The Quarry at LaQuinta, LACC, Plainfield, Hamilton Farm, Galloway National, Cape Cod National, Essex County Club (MA), Desert Forest



    Best part was that almost all the US courses were played with my dad / brother.
  • ClubChamp88ClubChamp88 ClubWRX Posts: 37 ClubWRX
    Public:

    1. Castle Stuart

    2. Pebble

    3. Royal Dornach

    4. Trump INT golf links

    5. Pasatiempo



    Private:

    1a. Pine Valley (hardest course I've ever played.)

    1b.Cypress Point Club (most enjoyable rounds of my life)

    2. Bighorn

    3. Princeville (used to be public?)

    4. Old Memorial
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Public:

    1. Castle Stuart

    2. Pebble

    3. Royal Dornach

    4. Trump INT golf links

    5. Pasatiempo



    Private:

    1a. Pine Valley (hardest course I've ever played.)

    1b.Cypress Point Club (most enjoyable rounds of my life)

    2. Bighorn

    3. Princeville (used to be public?)

    4. Old Memorial




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  • BG5BG5 Members Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Public

    1. Arcadia Bluffs

    2. Greywalls

    3. Forest Dunes

    4. Bay Harbor

    5. Streamsong Red



    Private

    1. Kingsley Club

    2. Oakland Hills South

    3. Dunes Club

    4. Lost Dunes

    5. Battle Creek Country Club
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  • tjbluetjblue Members Posts: 208 ✭✭✭
    Last three months
    Ocean course Cabo----Ocean course Kiawah---Harbor town----Haig Point
  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members Posts: 425 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 9:22pm #763
    Private:*



    Muirfield Village

    Inverness Club

    Quarry at La Quinta

    Firestone South

    Mission Hills Dinah Shore



    Public:



    Pinehurst #2

    Teeth of the Dog

    Golden Horseshoe Gold

    Torrey Pines South

    Longaberger (now Virtues)





    *Played Oakmont and didn't find it all that great, though I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to play it. Also found Fox Chapel to be unmemorable.



    Love Ohio State Scarlet, and it's one of my top 5 all-time, but not sure whether it's really private or public. It's a bit of neither, actually.



    I will be playing The Golf Club this summer, which I fully expect to join the top list.
  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 9:27pm #764
    1 Pacific Dunes

    2 Torrey Pines South

    3 Bandon Dunes

    4 Ocean Course Cabo Del Sol

    5. We Ko Pa Saguaro



    Caledonia, Troon North Pinnacle, and Grayhawk Raptor are other favorites of mine
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  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This past year Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Portmarnock plus Torrey Pines (South), Desert Forest, WeKoPa (Saguaro), Cape Wickham and Kingston Heath.
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Chanceman wrote:


    This past year Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Portmarnock plus Torrey Pines (South), Desert Forest, WeKoPa (Saguaro), Cape Wickham and Kingston Heath.




    I'm assuming Ocean Dunes on King Island as well???? Loved Cape Wickham as the prettiest course I have ever played.
  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Schley wrote:

    Chanceman wrote:


    This past year Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville and Portmarnock plus Torrey Pines (South), Desert Forest, WeKoPa (Saguaro), Cape Wickham and Kingston Heath.




    I'm assuming Ocean Dunes on King Island as well???? Loved Cape Wickham as the prettiest course I have ever played.


    Yes played both and found CW to be a beauty and OD to be a beast, especially in the Bass Strait storm which hit after 9 holes.

  • I haven't played that much courses, but there is one that really impressed me. Thracian Cliffs can take anyone's attention with its views.



    Probably you will be surprised to learn that this piece of magic is situated in Bulgaria image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> More about the course: http://goandplay.eu/en/thracian-cliffs-the-pearl-among-the-golf-courses-in-bulgaria/
  • Cmoney710Cmoney710 Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
  • minteqminteq Members Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Royal Portrush

    Royal County Down

    Firestone

    Congressional

    Cog Hill #4
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  • mfurermfurer Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭
    Oakmont

    Oakland Hills South

    Pebble Beach

    Whistling Straights

    Laurel Valley



    Other that are close are

    All the Bandon Courses

    TPC Sawgrass

    Bethpage Black

    Fox Chapel



    Playing Ocean course and Kingsley’s and Arcadia and forest dunes by May so the list could change!
  • Kevlar10Kevlar10 Members Posts: 91 ✭✭✭
    1. The Ocean Course

    2. Firestone

    3. The Golden Horseshoe-Gold

    4. Turtle Point-Kiawah

    5. Ballyowen-Crystal Spings, NJ

  • Kevlar10Kevlar10 Members Posts: 91 ✭✭✭
    Kevlar10 wrote:


    1. The Ocean Course

    2. Firestone

    3. The Golden Horseshoe-Gold

    4. Turtle Point-Kiawah

    5. Ballyowen-Crystal Spings, NJ


    I forgot Baltusrol, but honestly it would still be #6
  • tgard227tgard227 Members Posts: 60 ✭✭
    1. Pebble

    2. Pacific and Bandon Dunes

    3. Prairie Dunes

    4. Spyglass

    5. Whistling Straits
  • RebbuttRebbutt OregonMembers Posts: 20 ✭✭
    *Top 5*

    Pacific Dunes

    Bandon Dunes

    Bandon Trails

    East Lake GC

    Pumpkin Ridge



    *Honorable Mentions*

    Rhode Island CC (Donald Ross)

    Wannamoisett CC (Donald Ross)

    Aspen Lakes GC

    Black Butte - Glaze Meadows

    Sun River Meadows

    Palo Alto Hills CC

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  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just back from a fabulous weekend in Tasmania playing both Barnbougle and Lost Farm while staying on-site in the very affordable cabins. BB is very Irish linksy and tough, while Lost Farm is more open with some lovely dune holes. Both have plenty of superb ocean views. Doak (BB) and C&C (LF) have excelled themselves.
  • TK3TK3 TK3 Members Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    My top 5:
    1. Pebble Beach
    2. Whistling Straits
    3. Southern Hills
    4. Erin Hills
    5. Flint Hills National

    Honorary Mention...
    1. Navasink CC - NJ
    2. Wolf Creek - Mesquite, NV
    3. Buffalo Ridge - Branson, MO
    4. Karsten Creek, Stillwater, OK
    5. Trump National - Colt's Neck, NJ

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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Chambers Bay
    2. Royal St. George’s
    3. Prince’s Golf Club
    4. Castlewood Country Club (both courses)
    5. Presidio (SF)
      (Chambers beat RSG because my day playing at Chambers was perfect in every way. Royal St. George’s was great but the occasion didn’t match... I had graduated college the day before Chanbers and was on top of the world)
      I haven’t played at too many nice places yet, and many of the muni’s and lesser known courses I’ve played have been redeeming to me. North Foreland Golf Club in Broadstairs, Kent is an example, as would be West Seattle and Callippe Preserve.
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  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    Congrats on Cypress Point. Sacred ground.

    @poppyhillsguy said:
    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

  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers Posts: 79 ✭✭✭
    1. Maidstone
    2. Shinnecock
    3. Pebble Beach
    4. Pasatiempo
    5. Manele Bay (Lanai, HI)
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,219 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @CobraKat said:
    1. Maidstone
    2. Shinnecock
    3. Pebble Beach
    4. Pasatiempo
    5. Manele Bay (Lanai, HI)

    What made you put Maidstone over Shinny? Have you played NGLA?

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