Top 5 Courses You Have Played

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  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers  89WRX Points: 60Handicap: 18Posts: 89 Fairways
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    Haha. Ranking Maidstone over Shinnecock is blasphemy, I know. And I'm probably not being fair to Shinnecock. We played there last year, 3 weeks before the US Open. The bleachers were up which spoiled the overall visual impact a tad. Also, because of some tournament prep work, we had to play a few holes out of order. Side note: the 11th hole is the hardest par 3 I've ever played. But it was still a magical day. And, FWIW, it's probably my favorite clubhouse. Rustic and understated, it felt true to golf's origins. Really a special place. It loses to Maidstone by the very slimmest of margins.

    Maidstone is the best experience I've ever had on a golf course. The setting, in East Hampton with several iconic holes along the ocean, is unbeatable. The day we played, it was cold & windy and felt like we were playing golf as it was meant to be played. To me, an average-at-best golfer, the holes had slightly more variation to them than Shinnecock. 8, 9, & 14 are as unique and rewarding as any holes I've ever played.

    Haven't played NGLA. You can see it from some of the early holes at Shinnecock and it looks like a painting of the perfect golf course. It's incredible that NGLA, Shinnecock, Sebonack and Southampton Golf Club all sit side-by-side out there in the Hamptons.

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    On -, @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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  • ChancemanChanceman Members  910WRX Points: 282Handicap: 14Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    On -, @TK3 said:

    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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    Did you play any other courses in Wisconsin? If so, how did you rate them?

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  • mileswardmilesward Members  5WRX Points: 24Handicap: 5Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    1. Augusta National
    2. Olympic Club
    3. San Francisco Golf Club
    4. The Australian
    5. Turnberry
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  • bobcat88bobcat88 Members  393WRX Points: 101Handicap: 4.9Posts: 393 Greens
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    For anyone that's put Augusta National on their list, how many DMs have you received asking how you got on?

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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors  4430WRX Points: 647Posts: 4,430 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @bobcat88 said:

    For anyone that's put Augusta National on their list, how many DMs have you received asking how you got on?

    If u have to ask......

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  • troublelovetroublelove Members  371WRX Points: 84Handicap: 4.6Posts: 371 Greens
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    Just spent 4 great days in Scotland... Cruden Bay goes straight into my top 5

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    Ping Glide 2.0 46/50/54/58
    Scotty Cameron Circa 5
    Bridgestone BX
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  • hanger129hanger129 Members  21WRX Points: 21Posts: 21 Bunkers
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    Peachtree GC
    The Honors Course
    Sea Island - Seaside
    Streamsong Red
    Streamsong Blue

    Playing Shoal Creek in August which will likely get added to the list.

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  • jhen82jhen82 Colleyville, TXMembers  6WRX Points: 8Handicap: 8.4Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Top five in order:
    1. Preston Trail - Dallas, TX (Elite course I had the pleasure to caddie at and play while getting my MBA...best conditioned course I've ever seen no matter the season)
    2. May River Golf Club - Palmetto Bluff, SC (Criminally underrated and relatively unknown Jack Nicklaus course in the lowcountry. Awesome. Play it if you have the chance)
    3. The Old Course - St. Andrews, Scotland
    4. Dallas National - Dallas, TX
    5. K-Club - Kildare, Ireland

    Honorable Mention: Sea Island - Seaside, Troon North - Monument, Greyhawk, Twin Lakes (Canton, TX...RIP-shut down last year, but was an amazing track), Cabo del Sol

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    TM R5 14*
    TM RBZ 2.0 18*
    Mizuno HMP 4-P C-Taper X 130
    SM7 50*, 54*, 58*
    Evnroll ER2

  • MalvernMalvern Members  562WRX Points: 156Handicap: 7Posts: 562 Golden Tee
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    On -, @milesward said:

    1. Augusta National
    2. Olympic Club
    3. San Francisco Golf Club
    4. The Australian
    5. Turnberry

    One of those doesn't belong.

    On -, @milesward did you play anywhere else out here? I don't have The Australian in my Top 10.
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  • san2snowsan2snow Members  3WRX Points: 23Posts: 3 Starters
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    No particular order:
    Victoria National
    Harbor Town
    Kiawah island Ocean Course
    NCR Country Club South Course
    Torrey Pines South

    All great tracks that I really enjoyed. Also really enjoyed Troon North Monument Course and TPC Scottsdale. Enjoyed Ko Olina on Oahu as well. A great track that was a lot of fun. However not the fastest pace of play.

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1444WRX Points: 270Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,444 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Roadking2003 said:

    On -, @jhen82 said:

    Top five in order:
    1. Preston Trail - Dallas, TX (Elite course I had the pleasure to caddie at and play while getting my MBA...best conditioned course I've ever seen no matter the season)

    I played Preston Trail many years ago and Mickey Mantle was in the group ahead of us. A great course!

    that is cool! Did he play righty or lefty? I know he was a switch hitter in baseball.

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  • jhen82jhen82 Colleyville, TXMembers  6WRX Points: 8Handicap: 8.4Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    On -, @Roadking2003 said:

    On -, @jhen82 said:

    Top five in order:
    1. Preston Trail - Dallas, TX (Elite course I had the pleasure to caddie at and play while getting my MBA...best conditioned course I've ever seen no matter the season)

    I played Preston Trail many years ago and Mickey Mantle was in the group ahead of us. A great course!

    There are a number of LEGENDARY stories about Mickey Mantle floating around at PT. One of his golf bags is still in the bag room, just hanging out in a random stall. Pretty cool.

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    WITB:
    OG Epic SZ 8.5*
    TM R5 14*
    TM RBZ 2.0 18*
    Mizuno HMP 4-P C-Taper X 130
    SM7 50*, 54*, 58*
    Evnroll ER2

  • mileswardmilesward Members  5WRX Points: 24Handicap: 5Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    On -, @Malvern said:

    On -, @milesward said:

    1. Augusta National
    2. Olympic Club
    3. San Francisco Golf Club
    4. The Australian
    5. Turnberry

    One of those doesn't belong.

    On -, @milesward did you play anywhere else out here? I don't have The Australian in my Top 10.

    i live in australia so i play sydney courses regularly

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  • Yank8823Yank8823 Yank Members  81WRX Points: 67Handicap: 11Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Mix of Public and Private for me but here goes nothing:
    1. Fox Chapel CC - Pittsburgh
    2. Wailea Gold - Maui
    3. Grawhawk - Raptor - Scottsdale
    4. The Breakers, Rees Jones - West Palm Beach
    5. Mystic Rock - Nemacolin Resort - Pittsburgh
    6. Royal St. Kitt's Golf Club - St. Kitts & Nevis
    HM - Bedford Springs - Bedford & PGA National Champion Course - West Palm Beach & Tierra del Sol -Aruba
    Bandon tripped booked for 2020, so hoping to shake up the order after then!

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  • chippa13chippa13 Members  2536WRX Points: 348Posts: 2,536 Titanium Tees
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    In no particular order:
    Harbour Town
    Grand National Lakes
    Grand National Links
    Blue Monster
    Copperhead
    Honorable mentions include Hyannisport, Shining Rock, and Gaylord Springs.

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  • dadsfromlockhartdadsfromlockhart Members  87WRX Points: 43Posts: 87 Fairways
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    Old Course
    Royal Dornoch
    Pebble
    Pasatiempo
    Shady Oaks, Ft Worth [ where I made a three from the bunker @ 9 ; and Mr Hogan, standing outside the Grill , raised a hand toward me to acknowledge the shot]

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    Ping G400 SFT or  TEE EX10 Beta 16.5 GD AD
    Ping G400 19  Titleist 915H 24 GD Tour AD DI-8R
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    2012 Cameron Newport 2 Notchback
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  • AC168AC168 Members  864WRX Points: 110Handicap: 2Posts: 864 Golden Tee
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    Cypress Point
    NGLA
    Sand Hills
    Wade Hampton
    Shadow Creek

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  • RayGormanRayGorman Members  174WRX Points: 74Handicap: 13Posts: 174 Fairways
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    So far?...
    Pebble Beach
    Royal County Down
    TPC Sawgrass
    Bethpage Black
    And for an unforgettable picturesque experience:
    Cúrsa Pháirc & Phoill an Daingin, a small pitch and putt and putting course just outside of Dingle, Ireland.

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  • Ski5280Ski5280 Denver, COMembers  81WRX Points: 34Posts: 81 Fairways
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    1. Pebble Beach
    2. Emirates - Majlis
    3. Spyglass
    4. Shadow Creek
    5. Nirwana Bali
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  • Johnny BiarritzJohnny Biarritz Members  536WRX Points: 110Handicap: 2Posts: 536 Golden Tee
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    1. Pebble Beach
    2. Pacific Dunes
    3. Pinehurst #2
    4. Cabot Cliffs
    5. Old Macdonald
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  • ChancemanChanceman Members  910WRX Points: 282Handicap: 14Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    After a recent trip to Scotland, my list of favorite, not best, courses has changed:
    1 Royal Dornoch
    2 Pebble Beach
    3 Bandon Dunes
    4 Royal Melbourne
    5 Lahinch

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  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UKMembers  229WRX Points: 143Handicap: 5.6Posts: 229 Fairways
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    1. Royal Dornoch
    2. Royal Birkdale
    3. Southerness
    4. Silloth
    5. Formby
      Other mentionables are: Notts Hollinwell, The Old Course, Ganton, Hillside. Massive bias towards links golf, which I absolutely love playing.
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  • monty09monty09 Members  322WRX Points: 98Posts: 322 Greens
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    Merion
    Oakmont
    Pine Valley
    Pebble Beach
    Olympic Club

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  • ljrad1995ljrad1995 Members  107WRX Points: 37Handicap: +2Posts: 107 Fairways
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    An all aussie list for me...
    1. Royal melbourne (west)
    2. Kingston heath
    3. Nsw golf club
    4. Royal adelaide
    5. Barnbougle lost farm

    Honourable mentions
    Commonwealth GC
    Barnbougle dunes
    Kooyonga

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    Callaway Epic 3w 15*, AD DI 8X shaft
    Titleist 818H1 hybrid, 21*, PX evenflow 6.0 85g shaft.
    Srixon U65 2 iron, aerotech steelfiber 110X.
    Mizuno MP4 3-9, Dynamic gold 120 X100
    Mizuno T7 46.06, 50.07, 55.09 Satin finish. Dynamic gold 120 X100
    Mizuno T20 60.06 Dynamic gold 120 X100
    RIFE antigua Island series blade putter
    Titleist ProV1x ball
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1444WRX Points: 270Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,444 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @ljrad1995 said:

    An all aussie list for me...
    1. Royal melbourne (west)
    2. Kingston heath
    3. Nsw golf club
    4. Royal adelaide
    5. Barnbougle lost farm

    Honourable mentions
    Commonwealth GC
    Barnbougle dunes
    Kooyonga

    No Cape Wickham?

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