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Mark McKeever

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 04:21:34 pm »
Where is George Wright MUNICIPAL Golf Course on this list?   ???

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Jud_T

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 04:27:45 pm »
Where's Shepherd's Crook?
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Mac Plumart

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 04:36:23 pm »
Arrowhead Pointe!
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 04:58:42 pm »
Why are there only 31 courses? They like prime numbers?
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Jud_T

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 05:27:17 pm »
Isn't Common Ground a muni?
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Howard Riefs

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 05:29:08 pm »
Isn't Common Ground a muni?

No. It's owned by the Colorado Golf Association and the Colorado Women's Golf Association.
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Jud_T

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 05:36:34 pm »
Not my personal favorite, but Thunderhawk deserves a mention...
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Chris_Blakely

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2013, 06:03:07 pm »
Is the Knoll - West considered a muni?


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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2013, 06:20:22 pm »
Chris,

I believe you're correct. Knoll West is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

It's a major oversight not to include this 1929 Banks gem recently restored by George Bahto.

Another oversight IMO, is Papago in Phoenix.
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Chris_Blakely

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2013, 07:07:01 pm »
Chris,

I believe you're correct. Knoll West is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

It's a major oversight not to include this 1929 Banks gem recently restored by George Bahto.

Another oversight IMO, is Papago in Phoenix.

Steve,

I thought so as well.  I think they won an award for best muni in Golf Digest at some point in time.  I recently gave my brother a recommendation to play this course in NJ.  It is most likley my favorite public course in the Garden State.

Chris


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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 07:07:51 pm »
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Chris_Blakely

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013, 07:17:43 pm »
Montawk Downs GC is another that comes to mind.

Gatlinberg GC should be on there, but bob cupp obliterated the Langford from the course!!


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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 08:15:23 pm »
Man, Butterfield Trail looks pretty cool. Has anyone played it?
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 08:23:01 pm »
I'd never hear of Elgin Highlands but for GCA.  It is a barrel of monkeys, fun from start to finish.  Except for 16. 

Anybody want to go to Shepherds Crook next week?  I've never been. 
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2013, 08:52:19 pm »
Man, Butterfield Trail looks pretty cool. Has anyone played it?

I almost asked if anyone else had the top three covered. I've played Butterfield, and its very good given that it was build from nothing. If Talking Stick North is an example of minimalistic architecture on a boring piece of desert ground, then Butterfield is Fazio's "build something" example. And while I almost always take C & C in that comparison, I think Butterfield is a lot more fun.

That said, Pinon Hills at #8 is probably better.

Mac Plumart

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 10:08:14 pm »
Here's some photos of Arrowhead Pointe.  In case you are interested.

http://www.arrowheadpointegc.com/photo_gallery/

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RJ_Daley

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 10:44:04 pm »
I've only played it once, but I'd put in a shout out to Keller Golf Course, Ramsey County, St. Paul, MN. 

The course is closing for a two year renovation.  We had a thread on the topic not long ago.  Richard Mandell is the reno archie.  The course was a solid test of golf when I played it, with very cool use of terrain and routing scheme.  It has tremendous provenance with a rich historical tournament history for both PGA and LPGA events.  I sure hope Richard Mandell hits a homerun with his work there.
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 07:21:37 am »
Chris,

I believe you're correct. Knoll West is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

It's a major oversight not to include this 1929 Banks gem recently restored by George Bahto.

Another oversight IMO, is Papago in Phoenix.

Steve,

I thought so as well.  I think they won an award for best muni in Golf Digest at some point in time.  I recently gave my brother a recommendation to play this course in NJ.  It is most likley my favorite public course in the Garden State.

Chris



Agreed.  I would have Knoll West near the top of this list.

Another Garden State omission if they include county course is Heron Glen in Hunterdon County, which I think is very, very underrated.

Tim Martin

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 10:06:21 am »
Shennecossett Golf Club in Groton Connecticut deserves some consideration.

Bill_Yates

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 10:30:31 am »
GCA member Forrest Richardson has two of his courses on the list, # 18 - Olivas Links, and # 28 - Hideout. Congrats Forrest!

Anyone in So Cal looking for a fun links experience has got to play Olivas Links.
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 10:44:43 am »
I have the print edition in front of me right now.  The print edition list is 50 courses.  George Wright is #37.  Montauk Downs is #42.  Shepard's Crook is #47.
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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 12:41:36 pm »
Shocked Murphy Creek, Aurora, CO didn't make the list.  It's owned by the city of Aurora, and is a fantastic little course.

The Presidio?  Are you kidding me?  Worst course on the peninsula!  San Jose Muni should have been voted higher than the Presidio!

Jon Wiggett

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2013, 01:01:11 pm »
I thought this was a list of the 'Best Municipal Courses 2013' but I guess not.

Jerry Kluger

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Re: Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses 2013
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2013, 05:14:41 pm »
Who owns TPC Scottsdale?

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