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Top 5 Courses You Have Played



  • golftherapy02golftherapy02 Members  106WRX Points: 18Handicap: 18Posts: 106 Fairways
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    I will also say talking to some locals it wasn’t the first they’ve heard of that happening

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  • J_carpJ_carp Members  82WRX Points: 57Handicap: 1Posts: 82 Fairways
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    Not necessarily the best I’ve ever played, but top 5 favorites are:

    1) Austin Golf Club

    2) Flint Hills National

    3) Oak Tree National

    4) Kiawah Ocean

    5) Formby Golf Club

  • tideridertiderider Members  3204WRX Points: 2,224Handicap: 5ishPosts: 3,204 Titanium Tees
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    royal dornoch, the old course, muirfield, north berwick & PH #2 ...

  • N8dogg2669N8dogg2669 ClubWRX  150WRX Points: 54Handicap: 5.8Posts: 150 Fairways
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    1. Pinehurst #2
    2. Arcadia Bluffs
    3. Streamsong Red
    4. Harbor Town
    5. Lochenheath
  • lakecowboylakecowboy Edmond, OKMembers, Paid BST  462WRX Points: 245Handicap: 9Posts: 462 Greens
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    I'm not sure of my top 5, but my five favorite courses I've played would probably be:

    The Ocean Course - Kiawah

    The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs

    Poipu Bay - Kauai

    Banff Springs - Banff

    Estancia - Scottsdale

    My favorite hole is #16 on Port Royal - Bermuda

    • PXG Proto 0811 X 9* - Graphite Design Tour AD GP7x +1/2"
    • Taylormade SIM Rocket 14* - Graphite Design Tour AD GP6s
    • PXG 0317X 17* - Fuji PRO 2.0 8HB Stiff (pulled from the bag for 3i typically)
    • PXG Gen 2 0311P 3-4 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1"
    • PXG Gen 3 0311T 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1"
    • PXG Forged 54 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1", PXG Sugar Daddy 58 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1"
    • Taylormade MySpider X - 36.00" 3* Loft 71* Lie
  • dutzdutz Members  239WRX Points: 86Posts: 239 Fairways
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    1. Bethpage Black

    2-5. No real order

    Chambers Bay

    TPC Harding Park

    TPC Deere Run

    Trump National Ferry Point

    First trip to Bandon next month, list subject to change

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  • outofboundzoutofboundz Members  59WRX Points: 39Handicap: 10Posts: 59 Bunkers
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    I think it's been a year or two since I've commented in this thread so my current top 5 are:

    Fishers Island

    Cabot Cliffs

    Stone Eagle

    Cabot Links


  • davep043davep043 Members  5325WRX Points: 2,498Handicap: 6.3Posts: 5,325 Titanium Tees
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    2 years ago I had 3 of those in my favorite 4 (TOC, Dornoch, and #2) along with Lahinch, and North Berwick an honorable mention. Since then I've added a few courses to my resume, but my list of favorites hasn't changed. I might add Western Gailes to my honorable mention list.


    Home is Reston, Virgina, with regular visits to Southern Pines, NC

  • btpd806btpd806 Members  50WRX Points: 26Posts: 50 Bunkers
    Joined:  edited Jan 23, 2020 10:58pm #910

    Oakmont country club - Pittsburgh PA

    Laurel valley golf club - ligioner PA

    Pete dye golf club- west Virginia

    Fox Chapel country club- Pittsburgh PA

    Nevillewood country club - Pittsburgh PA

  • MiamiTERPMiamiTERP Members  2WRX Points: 27Handicap: 2.7Posts: 2 Starters
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    Pebble Beach

    Whistling Straits

    Erin Hills

    Congressional CC

    Pinehurst #2

    Honorable mention... Blue Monster at Doral

  • BG5BG5 Members  1178WRX Points: 142Posts: 1,178 Platinum Tees
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    1. Mammouth Dunes
    2. Whistling Straights
    3. Arcadia Bluffs
    4. Sand Valley
    5. Erin Hills
    Ping K15 Driver - 10.5*
    Ping K15 3 Wood 16* & 5 Wood 19*
    Ping Karsten Hybrids 19* 22* 25*
    Ping Karsten Irons 6-PW
    Ping Karsten Wedges 51* 55*
    Ping Scottsdale Greyhawk TR Putter
    WITB Link
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    Sand Hollow Resort Championship Course

    Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club

    We Ko Pa Saguaro

    Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

    PGA West Stadium Course

  • ObeeObee ClubWRX  4345WRX Points: 1,289Handicap: +1Posts: 4,345 ClubWRX
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    Can't list just 5. Here goes (in no particular order):

    LACC North



    Lakeside (Burbank, CA)

    Pinehurst 2

    Pinehurst 4

    Pinehurst 8

    The Old Course (St. Andrews)



    Ballybunion (Old)


    Jubilee (St. Andrews)






    The Club at Carlton Woods - Fazio

    The Club at Carlton Woods - Nicklaus

    Rustic Canyon (amazing early Gil Hanse work)

    Soule Park (phenomenal Gil Hanse public course restoration)

    Many others I'm sure I'm forgetting!!

    Courses I want to play in SoCal

    Bel-Air (post renovation)

    Hillcrest (post re-design)

    Anything Gil Hanse has ever had any hand in!

    PING G400 Max - Atmos Tour Spec Red - S
    TaylorMade Sim Max Titanium 15* 3-WOOD - Diamana - S
    Titleist 818 H2 19*. Tensei black 90g - S
    Titleist 818 H1 21* Atmos Tour Spec Blue - S
    Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY x-stiff
    Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY x-stiff
    Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY x-stiff
    Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
    Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
    Cleveland RTX-4 mid-bounce 46* DG s-400
    Cleveland RTX-4 mid-bounce 50* DG s-400
    Cleveland RTX-4 full-sole 56* DG s-400
    Cleveland RTX-4 low-bounce 60* DG s-400
    Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 76.5*)
  • HittingBombsHittingBombs Members  3WRX Points: 5Posts: 3 Starters
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    Living in Jersey, Channel Islands it is fairly difficult to get to places but currently my top 5 are:

    1. Southport & Ainsdale
    2. Royal Liverpool
    3. Elie
    4. Grand Coral - Playa del Carmen (first experience of Paspalum grass)
    5. Crail (Balcomie)

    Was due to be playing The Old & New Courses this summer but looks like it is being pushed back to 2021.

    Would love to get over to the US one day to play some of the iconic courses

  • bostonbrahminbostonbrahmin Members  234WRX Points: 71Posts: 234 Fairways
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    Tough question...and I haven't even played too many crazy courses. Also considering Bandon is public it's technically a blowout for public courses so I'll throw some other great tracks in there.


    1. LACC North
    2. The Country Club (Brookline)
    3. Shady Canyon
    4. LACC South
    5. Woods Hole


    1. Pacific Dunes
    2. Old MacDonald
    3. PGA West TPC Stadium Course
    4. Farm Neck GC
    5. Rustic Canyon
    Mizuno ST190G 7° Diamana BF 60TX
    Taylormade M6 3W Tensei PW 70TX
    Taylormade 2019 P790 UDI Tensei PW 100TX
    Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4,5 DG X100
    Mizuno MP 33 6-P Nippon SPB X
    Taylormade MG2 52°, 56° Nippon SPB X
    Taylormade Hi-Toe Raw Face 60° Nippon SPB X
    Odyssey White Ice #1
    Titleist ProV1
  • TK3TK3 TK3 Tulsa, OKMembers  250WRX Points: 87Handicap: 7.3Posts: 250 Greens
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    Hi guys,

    Order really doesn't matter...

    Black Jack's Crossing @ Lajitas

    Whistling Straits

    Erin Hills

    Buffalo Ridge - Branson, MO

    Flint Hills National - Wichita, KS

    However, an honorable mentions to WeKoPa (both), Talking Stick North, Wolf Creek (Mesquite, NV), Southern Hills & Pebble Beach

    My set-up:
    Bag - Sun Mountain MPB
    Driver - Ping G400 MAX with Grafalloy Blue (White)
    3 Wood - Ryoma F3 / Matrix
    5 Wood - Ping G400
    Hybrid - Rocketballz 3 hybrid
    Irons - JDM Titleist VG3 5-PW irons with Nippon Modus 3 shafts
    Wedges - Honma TW Wedges 52 / 56 /60
    Putter - Scotty Cameron GoLo 33"
    Shoes - Ecco Cage
    Ball - Srixon Z Star
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  • MalvernMalvern Members  568WRX Points: 159Handicap: 7Posts: 568 Golden Tee
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    Its 31 pages long but I would like to see the Top 5 with a passport............probably the wrong time but seeing someones US courses is a little dull

  • Tigertown811618Tigertown811618 South_Carolina Members  19WRX Points: 58Handicap: 5.2Posts: 19 Bunkers
    Joined:  #919

    My top 5 favorite courses, not necessarily the top 5 courses i have played...


    1. Pumpkin Ridge - Witch Hollow
    2. PGA West - Nicklaus Private
    3. PGA West - Weiskopf Private
    4. Friendly Hills - Whittier, CA.
    5. El Caballero - Tarzana, CA.


    1. Bandon Trails
    2. PGA West - TPC Stadium Course
    3. Old MacDonald
    4. Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek
    5. Talamore - Southern Pines, NC.

    Tour Issue TM M2 10.5*- UST Attas 5 GoGo 7S

    TM SIM Fairway 15*- Fujikura Ventus Blue 7S

    TM SIM Max Rescue 19* - Accra TZ5 95H M4

    Mizuno MP-14's 4-PW - Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw S

    Bettinardi H2 Black PVD 50*, 54*, 59* - KBS Tour Custom S

    TM Spider X

    TM TP5x

  • RebbuttRebbutt My Paypal: [email protected] OregonMembers  105WRX Points: 38Handicap: 4.6Posts: 105 Fairways
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    Bandon Dunes (OR)

    Bandon Trails (OR)

    Crosswater (Sun River, OR)

    Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek (OR)

    Wannamoisett CC (Rho-disland)

    Woods: Callaway Epic Subzero Custom 9.5* and 17* 4W
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 3H 20* (considering Cobra F9, 2 hybrid)
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19 4-PW, +1/2”, 2* upright 
    Wedges: 52* and 58* Callaway Mack Daddy 4, and a PM Grind 64*
    Flatstick: 2018 Scotty Newport 2.5, 34.5” with Superstroke Pistol GT grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain 5.5 LS black, sterile / no logo
    Buggy: black Caddytek Caddylite EZ V2
  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25 Members  316WRX Points: 105Posts: 316 Greens
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    Some of my favorites I've played:



    PGA West Stadium

    TPC Sawgrass

    Bay Hill or Streamsong would probably be #5. Can't decide. Also special mention for Scioto CC as that was one of the most fun rounds I had.

    Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
    Titleist TS2 16.5* GD AD DJ 7S
    Titleist TS2 19* Tensei Red 75S
    Titleist TS2 23* PX Evenflow T1100 90S
    Srixon Z785 5 Iron Aerotech FC115
    Srixon Z-Forged 6-PW Aerotech FC115
    Titleist T100 50* Aerotech FC115
    Vokey SM8 54.12D, 58.08M Aerotech FC115
    Scotty Cameron T22 Newport
  • marks21marks21 Members  219WRX Points: 99Posts: 219 Fairways
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    had some great trips this past year including Pinehurst and Bandon. Tentatively scheduled for two weeks in Scotland this fall and will be interesting how it changes this.

    1- Pinehurst #2

    2-Pacific Dunes

    3-Tobacco Road

    4- Sweetens Cove

    5-Erin Hills


    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9.5* HZRDUS Smoke 70X
    Titleist 917F2 15* Diamana D+ 80x
    Mizuno MP18 SC 3-PW KBS C Taper S+
    Muira Wedge Series 51* 55* 59* KBS C Taper S
    Toulon Portland H3
    Srixon Z-Star XV / Snell MTB-X

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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors  4439WRX Points: 707Posts: 4,439 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jun 24, 2020 12:55am #923

    Top 5 non USA



    Royal County Down

    Cruden Bay


    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    (still a huge club HO)
  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  526WRX Points: 270Posts: 526 Golden Tee
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    I've likely posted 5 or 6 times here before, but at my advanced age I can relive my experiences best by reposting. If you're bored with that, tough for you. My answers may have changed. Also tough for you.

    1. Muirfield Village Golf Club. Just the finest layout I've ever played. Beauty and a stern test of the golfer's ability.

    2. Teeth of the Dog. The DR has some great ones; this is the best. Not all holes hug the water, but who cares? The inland holes might be even better.

    3. Inverness Country Club. Classic Donald Ross. Maybe the ultimate expression of his architectural approach.

    4. The Quarry at La Quinta. Views are unparalleled, and the conditioning is as well. Plus, an unexpectedly friendly place.

    5. Ohio State Scarlet. A terrific test of golf for all skill levels. The pros don't find it easy. At all.

    I've also had the good fortune of playing a number of other top-100 clubs, including Pinehurst #2, Oakmont, Scioto and The Golf Club, but these are the ones I consider the Top 5 for me, personally. I know Scarlet isn't that highly regarded by many, but **** it, it's a **** of a golf course.

  • BisonpitcherBisonpitcher Members  46WRX Points: 29Posts: 46 Bunkers
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    Bethpage Black

    OakTree National

    Golf Club of Oklahoma

    Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club

    Torrey Pines South

  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1522WRX Points: 309Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,522 Platinum Tees
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    Wait that is different than your other 4 top 5's.😁

  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1522WRX Points: 309Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,522 Platinum Tees
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    The Old Course, Sunningdale nor North Berick doesn't make your top 5 outside the states? I'm sure you have played these.

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  • adl300adl300 Members  103WRX Points: 32Handicap: 3Posts: 103 Fairways
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    1) bandon dunes

    2) ventana canyon golf club

    3) golf club at madden's

    4) caledonia

    5) the ace club

  • greyman09greyman09 Members  629WRX Points: 93Handicap: 1.2Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    My list continues to evolve

    1. Palmetto Golf Club
    2. National Golf Links
    3. Royal Portrush
    4. Winged Foot
    5. MPCC. Both courses
  • cruise_bonecruise_bone Members  1WRX Points: 5Posts: 1 Starters
    Joined:  edited Jun 25, 2020 6:41pm #930

    Sorry, I can't list just 5. LOL

    Bethpage Black - more than 25 times

    Portmarnock - Dublin

    Royal County Down

    Ballybunion - Old course

    Atlanta Athletic Club - Highlands course

    The Island - Dublin

    The Ocean Course - Kiawah Island

    Royal Portrush


    The Plantation Course - Kapalua

    East Lake

    Crail Golfing Society - Craighead Links

    Old Head



    Portstewart -Strand course front 9 is Ridiculously gorgeous. The back 9 falls off in comparison.


    Harding Park


    Halfmoon Bay

    Harbor Town

    Long Cove

    Atlanta Country Club

    White Columns

    Ko'Olau - Oahu

    County Louth

    Colleton RIver - both courses

    Osprey Point - Kiawah Island

    River Highlands

    Berkeley Hall - both Tom Fazio courses and the best practice facility I've experienced

    The Frog - my favorite public course in GA


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  • MalvernMalvern Members  568WRX Points: 159Handicap: 7Posts: 568 Golden Tee
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    Love that list FFred, despite it being a bit of a hike, I'm kicking myself I didn't make the effort to get to Machri last year when we were in Ayrshire.


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