Top 5 Courses You Have Played

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  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    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.

    @schley said:

    @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?

  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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

    I've been blessed to have good friends in high places

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

  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Augusta National
    2. Pebble Beach
    3. Royal County Down
    4. Castle Pines Golf Club
    5. Cabo del Sol - Ocean

    Honorable mention:
    1.Carnoustie
    2. Leopard Creek in South Africa
    3. Valderrama
    4. Turnberry
    5. Shoal Creek

  • mileswardmilesward Members Posts: 5 ✭✭
    1. Augusta National
    2. Olympic Club
    3. San Francisco Golf Club
    4. The Australian
    5. Turnberry
  • bobcat88bobcat88 Members Posts: 284 ✭✭✭✭

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

  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 4,104 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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 Posts: 360 ✭✭


    Just spent 4 great days in Scotland... Cruden Bay goes straight into my top 5

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  • hanger129hanger129 Members Posts: 17 ✭✭

    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.

  • jhen82jhen82 Colleyville, TXMembers Posts: 5 ✭✭

    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

    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

  • MalvernMalvern Members Posts: 465 ✭✭✭✭

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

    One of those doesn't belong. @milesward did you play anywhere else out here? I don't have The Australian in my Top 10.

  • san2snowsan2snow Members Posts: 1

    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.

  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @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!

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

    @Roadking2003 said:

    @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.

  • jhen82jhen82 Colleyville, TXMembers Posts: 5 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 9:51pm #796

    @Roadking2003 said:

    @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.

    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

  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Schley said:

    @Roadking2003 said:

    @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.

    Righty. And hit it a mile.....all over the course.

  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @jhen82 said:

    @Roadking2003 said:

    @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.

    My introduction to Mantle was when I walked into the locker room he was walking around stark naked.

  • mileswardmilesward Members Posts: 5 ✭✭

    @Malvern said:

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

    One of those doesn't belong. @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

  • Yank8823Yank8823 Yank Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    edited Jul 4, 2019 11:44am #800

    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 Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    In no particular order:
    Harbour Town
    Grand National Lakes
    Grand National Links
    Blue Monster
    Copperhead
    Honorable mentions include Hyannisport, Shining Rock, and Gaylord Springs.

  • dadsfromlockhartdadsfromlockhart Members Posts: 83 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 7, 2019 5:09pm #802

    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]

    Ping G GD Tour AD IZ-6 R
    Ping G400 SFT or  TEE EX10 Beta 16.5 GD AD
    Ping G400 19  Titleist 915H 24 GD Tour AD DI-8R
    Ping I200
    Ping Glide 2 56ES,  PXG 51 and Vokey 60
    2012 Cameron Newport 2 Notchback
  • AC168AC168 Members Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cypress Point
    NGLA
    Sand Hills
    Wade Hampton
    Shadow Creek

  • RayGormanRayGorman Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    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.

  • Ski5280Ski5280 Denver, COMembers Posts: 60 ✭✭
    1. Pebble Beach
    2. Emirates - Majlis
    3. Spyglass
    4. Shadow Creek
    5. Nirwana Bali
  • Johnny BiarritzJohnny Biarritz Members Posts: 470 ✭✭✭✭
    1. Pebble Beach
    2. Pacific Dunes
    3. Pinehurst #2
    4. Cabot Cliffs
    5. Old Macdonald
  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 625 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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

  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UKMembers Posts: 154 ✭✭✭
    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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