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Kyle,Tobacco Road hanging with that crowd is a big endorsement.PS - Real men at least group them Rihcelin style
Sifting through then, I see your "best" six from the Aussie trip are:Barnbougle DunesBarnbougle Lost FarmKingston HeathNew South WalesRoyal Melbourne (West)St Andrews BeachThat's also my Aus Top 6, though I haven't played as many on the Sandbelt as you.How close did National (Moonah) come to cracking the list?
It is very difficult to try to rank a top 25. I went through the list of courses I have played and first pulled out ones I thought might be in my top 25. When I was done, there were 48 courses on the list. Aside from the top 5, I feel like many of those 48 could move up and down. If someone asked me to redo the list tomorrow, there is almost no chance I would pick the exact same top 25. Too many courses that I love to play and too many great experiences! Anyways, here is my list:Top 5MerionOakmontNorth Berwick (west)Sunningdale (Old)LahinchSecond 5Franklin HillsEssex (Canada)TOCOld HeadWolf RunThird 5PasatiempoPebble BeachWalton Heath (Old)WatervilleVictoria NationalFourth 5Bandon DunesPacific DunesBigwin IslandBethpage (Black)CascataFifth 5Black Diamond (Quarry)Mountain LakeWolf CreekHarbour TownCasa de Campo (TOTD)Just missing the list: Toronto GC, Whistling Straits, Royal County Down and Carnoustie.
Mark,Interesting that Pac Dunes only makes the 5th five. What keeps it out of the higher ranks for you?
Mark,How many 5's down on your list is Valderrama?
Mark, you've had one heck of a summer, haven't you! Glad I got to meet and play a few holes with you. Thanks for taking the time to share your photo tours with us. Glad you enjoyed Ballyneal so much its in your top 5!
Quote from: Scott Szabo on September 10, 2011, 09:26:53 PMMark, you've had one heck of a summer, haven't you! Glad I got to meet and play a few holes with you. Thanks for taking the time to share your photo tours with us. Glad you enjoyed Ballyneal so much its in your top 5!Seriously...Mark's list was impressive before the year started. And he added 9 news ones to his top 25. Can anybody top that? I thought I was doing pretty well with 4 new additions (all in the top 10).
2. You dropped Bandon Dunes and yet added both Wine Valley and Chambers Bay. It seems to me all three courses are very, very close in quality.