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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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    Schley wrote:
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    Who doesn't love this thread.<br />
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    The highest rated courses I have played are:<br />
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    1. Pebble Beach-history, views, 6 easy holes to stroke your ego!<br />
    2. Winged Foot West - old money and a beast, need to bring your air game to hit the greens<br />
    3. Chicago Golf Club (birdied opening par 5 into the wind!) <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /><br />
    4. The Country Club at Brookline-very laid back and maybe my best caddie ever there<br />
    5. Pacific Dunes-love this location and views of the ocean, 4 club wind<br />
    <br />
    My favorite courses to play were:<br />
    1. Carnoustie - played with 2 guys from the US who were sub 5 handicaps and both were over 100!<br />
    2. Baltursol - first class experience all the way<br />
    3. PGA West Stadium - just plain hard<br />
    4. Pasatiempo - love the layout, quirky but fair<br />
    5. Butler National - no women around!<br />
    6. Turnberry Ailsa - history here big time and wonderful layout IMO, recreated Tom Watson's approach and chip<br />
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    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.<br />
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    1. The Old Course - easy pick<br />
    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.<br />
    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course<br />
    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine<br />
    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day<br />
    <br />
    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
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    • Royal Melbourne<br />
    • Kingsbarns<br />
    • Plainfield CC<br />
    • LACC<br />
    • Prairie Dunes<br />
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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3750WRX Points: 244Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,750 ClubWRX
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    Pebble Beach<br />
    Spyglass<br />
    Kapalua<br />
    Olympic Club<br />
    PasaTiempo
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  • gerdygerdy Members  17WRX Points: 38Handicap: 15Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    Muirfield, Scotland<br />
    Shinnecock Hills<br />
    Pebble Beach<br />
    Merion<br />
    National Golf Links<br />
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    Honorable Mention:<br />
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    Fishers Island<br />
    Friars Head<br />
    Turberry Ailsa<br />
    Royal Troon<br />
    The Country Club
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  • Brandon Van GoethenBrandon Van Goethen Members  169WRX Points: 74Handicap: 3Posts: 169 Fairways
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    SF Golf Club<br />
    Riviera Country Club <br />
    MPCC (Shore)<br />
    California Golf Club<br />
    Spyglass Hill
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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Members, ClubWRX  6368WRX Points: 373Posts: 6,368 ClubWRX
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    Schley wrote:
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    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.<br />
    <br />
    1. The Old Course - easy pick<br />
    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.<br />
    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course<br />
    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine<br />
    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day<br />
    <br />
    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
      <br />
    • Royal Melbourne<br />
    • Kingsbarns<br />
    • Plainfield CC<br />
    • LACC<br />
    • Prairie Dunes<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Holy cow, that is one great year and a half!
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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  875WRX Points: 139Posts: 875 Golden Tee
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    Pine Valley<br />
    Pebble Beach<br />
    Torrey Pines (South)<br />
    *Pinehurst <br />
    <br />
    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.<br />
    <br />
    *can't believe I forgot about Pinehurst!
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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    3 Jack Par wrote:
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    Schley wrote:
    <br />
    OK alot has happened in the last 18 months for the better.<br />
    <br />
    1. The Old Course - easy pick<br />
    2. Cape Wickham - King Island, Australia - Incredible views! Wonderful property and blows PB out of the water.<br />
    3. Riviera CC - played the best round of my life here and lovely course with mansions overlooking the course<br />
    4. Chicago GC - a hometown favorite of mine<br />
    5. North Berwick - loved how tricky it was, unique holes and wind was huge that day<br />
    <br />
    In addition to the above some new additions to the Honorable Mention
      <br />
    • Royal Melbourne<br />
    • Kingsbarns<br />
    • Plainfield CC<br />
    • LACC<br />
    • Prairie Dunes<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Holy cow, that is one great year and a half!<br />
    <br />
    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:<br />
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    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<br />
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    UAE - Yas Links 2x<br />
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    Scotland - TOC 2x, New, Kingsbarns, North Berwick<br />
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    USA<br />
    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<br />
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    Best part was that almost all the US courses were played with my dad / brother.
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  • ClubChamp88ClubChamp88 ClubWRX  78WRX Points: 22Handicap: 1Posts: 78 ClubWRX
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    Public:<br />
    1. Castle Stuart<br />
    2. Pebble<br />
    3. Royal Dornach<br />
    4. Trump INT golf links<br />
    5. Pasatiempo<br />
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    Private:<br />
    1a. Pine Valley (hardest course I've ever played.)<br />
    1b.Cypress Point Club (most enjoyable rounds of my life)<br />
    2. Bighorn<br />
    3. Princeville (used to be public?)<br />
    4. Old Memorial
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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    Public:<br />
    1. Castle Stuart<br />
    2. Pebble<br />
    3. Royal Dornach<br />
    4. Trump INT golf links<br />
    5. Pasatiempo<br />
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    Private:<br />
    1a. Pine Valley (hardest course I've ever played.)<br />
    1b.Cypress Point Club (most enjoyable rounds of my life)<br />
    2. Bighorn<br />
    3. Princeville (used to be public?)<br />
    4. Old Memorial<br />
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    <br />
    Is that a Wisonsin Badger in your avatar? What is the tattoo on there signify? I'm sure it is something funny.
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  • BG5BG5 Members  1175WRX Points: 142Posts: 1,175 Platinum Tees
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    Public<br />
    1. Arcadia Bluffs<br />
    2. Greywalls<br />
    3. Forest Dunes<br />
    4. Bay Harbor<br />
    5. Streamsong Red<br />
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    Private<br />
    1. Kingsley Club<br />
    2. Oakland Hills South<br />
    3. Dunes Club<br />
    4. Lost Dunes<br />
    5. Battle Creek Country Club
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  • tjbluetjblue Members  263WRX Points: 78Posts: 263 Greens
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    Ocean course Cabo----Ocean course Kiawah---Harbor town----Haig Point
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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  516WRX Points: 258Posts: 516 Golden Tee
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    Private:*<br />
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    Muirfield Village<br />
    Inverness Club<br />
    Quarry at La Quinta<br />
    Firestone South<br />
    Mission Hills Dinah Shore<br />
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    Public:<br />
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    Pinehurst #2<br />
    Teeth of the Dog<br />
    Golden Horseshoe Gold<br />
    Torrey Pines South<br />
    Longaberger (now Virtues)<br />
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    *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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    I will be playing The Golf Club this summer, which I fully expect to join the top list.
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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1266WRX Points: 238Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,266 Platinum Tees
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    1 Pacific Dunes<br />
    2 Torrey Pines South<br />
    3 Bandon Dunes<br />
    4 Ocean Course Cabo Del Sol<br />
    5. We Ko Pa Saguaro<br />
    <br />
    Caledonia, Troon North Pinnacle, and Grayhawk Raptor are other favorites of mine
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    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
    50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
    54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.0
  • ChancemanChanceman Members  937WRX Points: 301Handicap: 14Posts: 937 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1486WRX Points: 295Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,486 Platinum Tees
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    Chanceman wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    I'm assuming Ocean Dunes on King Island as well???? Loved Cape Wickham as the prettiest course I have ever played.
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  • ChancemanChanceman Members  937WRX Points: 301Handicap: 14Posts: 937 Golden Tee
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    Schley wrote:
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    Chanceman wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    I'm assuming Ocean Dunes on King Island as well???? Loved Cape Wickham as the prettiest course I have ever played.<br />
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    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.<br />
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  • Mladen AleksandrovMladen Aleksandrov Members  2WRX Points: 0Posts: 2
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    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.<br />
    <br />
    Probably you will be surprised to learn that this piece of magic is situated in Bulgaria <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> More about the course: http://goandplay.eu/en/thracian-cliffs-the-pearl-among-the-golf-courses-in-bulgaria/
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  • Cmoney710Cmoney710 Members  57WRX Points: 57Posts: 57 Bunkers
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    Dunes Club
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  • minteqminteq Members  2857WRX Points: 135Handicap: 5.0Posts: 2,857 Titanium Tees
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    Royal Portrush<br />
    Royal County Down<br />
    Firestone<br />
    Congressional <br />
    Cog Hill #4
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  • mfurermfurer Members  79WRX Points: 63Handicap: 7.7Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Oakmont<br />
    Oakland Hills South<br />
    Pebble Beach<br />
    Whistling Straights <br />
    Laurel Valley<br />
    <br />
    Other that are close are <br />
    All the Bandon Courses<br />
    TPC Sawgrass<br />
    Bethpage Black<br />
    Fox Chapel<br />
    <br />
    Playing Ocean course and Kingsley’s and Arcadia and forest dunes by May so the list could change!
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  • Kevlar10Kevlar10 Members  109WRX Points: 61Handicap: 13Posts: 109 Fairways
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    1. The Ocean Course<br />
    2. Firestone<br />
    3. The Golden Horseshoe-Gold<br />
    4. Turtle Point-Kiawah<br />
    5. Ballyowen-Crystal Spings, NJ<br />
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  • Kevlar10Kevlar10 Members  109WRX Points: 61Handicap: 13Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Kevlar10 wrote:
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    1. The Ocean Course<br />
    2. Firestone<br />
    3. The Golden Horseshoe-Gold<br />
    4. Turtle Point-Kiawah<br />
    5. Ballyowen-Crystal Spings, NJ<br />
    <br /><br />I forgot Baltusrol, but honestly it would still be #6
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  • tgard227tgard227 Members  60WRX Points: 36Handicap: 2?Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    1. Pebble<br />
    2. Pacific and Bandon Dunes<br />
    3. Prairie Dunes<br />
    4. Spyglass<br />
    5. Whistling Straits
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  • RebbuttRebbutt My Paypal: [email protected] OregonMembers  104WRX Points: 37Handicap: 4.6Posts: 104 Fairways
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    *Top 5*<br />
    Pacific Dunes <br />
    Bandon Dunes <br />
    Bandon Trails <br />
    East Lake GC <br />
    Pumpkin Ridge <br />
    <br />
    *Honorable Mentions*<br />
    Rhode Island CC (Donald Ross) <br />
    Wannamoisett CC (Donald Ross)<br />
    Aspen Lakes GC <br />
    Black Butte - Glaze Meadows <br />
    Sun River Meadows <br />
    Palo Alto Hills CC<br />
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    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
  • ChancemanChanceman Members  937WRX Points: 301Handicap: 14Posts: 937 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  • TK3TK3 TK3 Tulsa, OKMembers  248WRX Points: 87Handicap: 7.3Posts: 248 Fairways
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    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

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    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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  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members  1249WRX Points: 859Handicap: 12Posts: 1,249 Platinum Tees
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    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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    Golfing in Finland!
    Taylormade R15
    W/S Fybrid 3W
    W/S Fybrid 5W
    Hogan Apex 2003 (3-E)
    Mizuno 56
    Maxfli Revolution 60
    Macgregor Jackie Pung Putter #10

  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers  89WRX Points: 60Handicap: 18Posts: 89 Fairways
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    Congrats on Cypress Point. Sacred ground.

    On -, @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

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  • CobraKatCobraKat Los AngelesMembers  89WRX Points: 60Handicap: 18Posts: 89 Fairways
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    1. Maidstone
    2. Shinnecock
    3. Pebble Beach
    4. Pasatiempo
    5. Manele Bay (Lanai, HI)
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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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