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Wyatt Halliday

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #700 on: July 12, 2012, 07:06:39 PM »
1   Merion (East)
2   Royal Aberdeen
3   Pebble Beach
4   Monterrey Peninsula (Shore)
5   Kingsbarns
6   Carlton Woods (Fazio)
7   Ballyneal
8   Austin Golf Club
9   St. Andrews (Old Course)
10   Spyglass Hill
11   Royal Dornoch
12   Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek)
13   Carnoustie
14   Miramont GC
15   Muirfield
16   Prestwick
17   The Floridian (Fazio redo)
18   Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
19   Cordillera Ranch
20   Crail Golfing Society (Balcomie)
21   Renaissance Club
22   Preston Trail
23   Nantucket CC
24   Commonground
25   Dragon Ridge



Dean,

This is a fascinating list. I can't think of anyone else on this multiple page thread has the HCEG and Prestwick sandwiched between Miramont and The Floridian.


Sean_A

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #701 on: July 12, 2012, 07:38:25 PM »
Is it me or is there a distinct lack of passports on this site?

Chappers

I have two passports, but little desire to cross an ocean on an expensive flight to play lots of expensive golf.  I have all the expensive golf I need right here.  Jeepers, Ireland was bad enough - its no wonder that country is in a mess.  With all the pubs full with people buying stupidly priced drinks its no wonder they can't make mortgage payments.

Ciao
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 07:40:13 PM by Sean Arble »
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

Dan_Callahan

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #702 on: July 12, 2012, 07:56:49 PM »

Pebble Beach
Kittansett
Newport
The Country Club
Yale
Ekwanok
Belmont Country Club
Longmeadow Country Club
Tobacco Road
Dedham Polo Club
Taconic
River Oaks Club
Roaring Fork Club
Belgrade Lakes
The Orchards
Portland Country Club
Royal New Kent
Legends Heathland
Baker Hill
Red Tail
Lake Sunapee CC
Wyantenuck
Tot Hill Farm
Highland Links
Newport National

K. Krahenbuhl

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #703 on: July 12, 2012, 08:53:51 PM »
Pine Valley
NGLA
Merion
Cypress Point
Friars Head
Prairie Dunes
Royal County Down
Shinnecock Hills
Pebble Beach
Oakmont
Crystal Downs
LACC North
Seminole
Lahinch
Ballybunion Old
Riviera
TCC Brookline
Royal Portrush
Old Sandwich
California Golf Club
Myopia Hunt
San Francisco Golf Club
Shoreacres
Garden City Golf Club
Peachtree Golf Club

« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 09:02:36 PM by Kyle Krahenbuhl »

Matthew Schulte

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #704 on: July 12, 2012, 09:06:15 PM »
I'll bite.

1. NGLA
2. St. Andrews - Old
3. Ballyneal
4. Oakmont
5. Merion
6. Pacific Dunes
7. Shinnecock Hills
8. Royal Dornoch
9. Crystal Downs
10. Ballybunion - Old
11. Royal St. George's
12. Royal County Down
13. Muirfield
14. Pinehurst - #2
15. Friar's Head
16. Sand Hills
17. Riviera
18. Pebble Beach
19. Fishers Island
20. Royal Portrush - Dunluce
21. Prairie Dunes
22. North Berwick - West
23. Lahinch
24. Los Angeles - North
25. Winged Foot - West
« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 08:14:58 AM by Matthew Schulte »

Ash Towe

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #705 on: July 12, 2012, 11:43:57 PM »
Matt,

A great list.  You must have had a great run in the last couple of years.

Sam Morrow

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #706 on: July 13, 2012, 12:10:06 AM »
Sam --

How big is the gap between your top two and #3 on your list?


It's fairly big I suppose. I think Austin Golf Club is a wonderful place and goes about it's business quietly. I'm always amazed how few of my fellow Texans who have played all over the state have even heard of Austin Golf Club. If I could be a member at any club in Texas I'd pick Austin Golf Club first.

As for Southern Hills I think it's a wonderful Maxwell and if it were on one of the coasts would be much more highly regarded. It's a wonderful club and Tulsa is a nice town but bias from the coasts keeps it from garnering more attention.

Mac Plumart

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #707 on: July 13, 2012, 09:11:45 AM »
I'm always amazed how few of my fellow Texans who have played all over the state have even heard of Austin Golf Club. If I could be a member at any club in Texas I'd pick Austin Golf Club first.

This is the kind of scoop I love getting from GCA.

Thanks, Sam.
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Brian Colbert

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #708 on: July 13, 2012, 09:45:19 AM »
Mac,

Rich Harvest in my opinion is a good course, but if it belongs on those golf digest rankings it's somewhere near the end. That said, I think it's an incredibly fun course to play once a year (especially from all the way back) and the entire experience of going there is worth it. Rich Harvest was the first top 100 I ever played, so maybe I am unfairly biased and have hyped it up way too much in my mind in the 6-7 years since. There are some holes with way too many trees, there is a hole where you have to hit your tee shot on a par-3, then before you finish that hole you have to hit a ball off the tee on the next par-4 because otherwise you would have to cross the creek twice!

It's tricked up, overly penal, and just a plain tough golf course. But if you go into it knowing that, you will enjoy the day!

John Goldasich

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #709 on: July 13, 2012, 10:57:16 AM »
Wow the new is very high. What did you love so much about it?

Brian-

The New Course is more of a sentimental choice for me.  I really respect Old Tom Morris' designs and I played a ton of rounds there when I was in graduate school at St. Andrews.  It's a balanced, fair test of golf for all skill levels, and...

...there is no place on earth better suited for a golf course than the West Sands of St. Andrews!

Eric Smith

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #710 on: July 13, 2012, 11:18:54 AM »
Today.

1  Pennard
2  NGLA
3  The Honors
4  Ballyneal
5  Sand Hills
6  Porthcawl
7  Boston
8  Merion
9  The Ocean Course
10 Dismal River
11 Kingsley
12 Pasatiempo
13 Tenby
14 Harbour Town
15 Spyglass
16 Pinehurst #2
17 Augusta CC
18 The Olde Farm
19 Seminole
20 Victoria National
21 Forest Dunes
22 Holston Hills
23 Shoal Creek
24 Long Cove
25 Lookout Mountain

I suppose the impetus for my posting this list is to see what it looks like after my September trip to England and Scotland for the BUDA, where I'll be playing 10 links courses (including The Old Course) for the first time. An adventure I've been looking forward to for many many years.

Andy Troeger

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #711 on: July 13, 2012, 11:24:19 AM »
It's tricked up, overly penal, and just a plain tough golf course. But if you go into it knowing that, you will enjoy the day!

Regarding RHL, other than the last five words, I totally agree! The astroturf tee, the backtracking situation you mention with tees for two holes next to each other, narrow fairways, forced carries over water/bunkers into just about every green, tree in the middle of a fairway with no real corridor on either side, and an awkward routing pieced together at different times makes this more of a candidate for the bottom 10 than anything else!

If you didn't have to play golf the place would be fantastic, however.

Ron Csigo

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #712 on: July 13, 2012, 11:28:23 AM »

1  Pennard


Awesome!  Pennard is one of those sleepers that you don't hear much about.  Good for you, Eric.  Next time I see you, I want to hear all about your experience at Pennard. :)
Playing and Admiring the Great Golf Courses of the World.

C. Squier

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #713 on: July 13, 2012, 11:32:47 AM »
Pine Valley
NGLA
Merion
Cypress Point
Friars Head
Prairie Dunes
Royal County Down
Shinnecock Hills
Pebble Beach
Oakmont
Crystal Downs
LACC North
Seminole
Lahinch
Ballybunion Old
Riviera
TCC Brookline
Royal Portrush
Old Sandwich
California Golf Club
Myopia Hunt
San Francisco Golf Club
Shoreacres
Garden City Golf Club
Peachtree Golf Club



I'll remind you to edit your post in a couple weeks  8)

Ron Csigo

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #714 on: July 13, 2012, 11:51:37 AM »
Pine Valley
NGLA
Cypress Point
Royal County Down
Crystal Downs
Oakmont
TOC
Shinnecock Hills
Friars Head
Prairie Dunes
CGC
Pebble Beach
Merion
Royal Portrush
Muirfield
Lahinch
Ballybunnion
Riviera
Kiawah Island Ocean Course
Oakland Hills
Sunningdale Old
Seminole
LACC
SFGC
Winged Foot West

Playing and Admiring the Great Golf Courses of the World.

jonathan_becker

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #715 on: July 13, 2012, 11:53:35 AM »
Pine Valley
NGLA
Cypress Point
Royal County Down
Crystal Downs
Oakmont
TOC
Shinnecock Hills
Friars Head
Prairie Dunes
CGC
Pebble Beach
Merion
Royal Portrush
Muirfield
Lahinch
Ballybunnion
Riviera
Kiawah Island Ocean Course
Oakland Hills
Sunningdale Old
Seminole
LACC
SFGC
Winged Foot West



BOOM!!!!!

Eric Smith

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #716 on: July 13, 2012, 01:31:51 PM »

1  Pennard


Awesome!  Pennard is one of those sleepers that you don't hear much about.  Good for you, Eric.  Next time I see you, I want to hear all about your experience at Pennard. :)

I have to tell you Cheech -- I can barely remember it -- but I know it was fffffffn fantastic! ;D

Tim Martin

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #717 on: July 13, 2012, 02:03:54 PM »
Today.

1  Pennard
2  NGLA
3  The Honors
4  Ballyneal
5  Sand Hills
6  Porthcawl
7  Boston
8  Merion
9  The Ocean Course
10 Dismal River
11 Kingsley
12 Pasatiempo
13 Tenby
14 Harbour Town
15 Spyglass
16 Pinehurst #2
17 Augusta CC
18 The Olde Farm
19 Seminole
20 Victoria National
21 Forest Dunes
22 Holston Hills
23 Shoal Creek
24 Long Cove
25 Lookout Mountain

I suppose the impetus for my posting this list is to see what it looks like after my September trip to England and Scotland for the BUDA, where I'll be playing 10 links courses (including The Old Course) for the first time. An adventure I've been looking forward to for many many years.

Big E-Shaping up to be a helluva year. Have Cheech get you a stack of 8 by 10`s signed by Snooki for when you head across the pond. Put it in the hands of the right starter and you never know. ;D

Jim Colton

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #718 on: July 13, 2012, 03:05:02 PM »
My list is feeling woefully inadequate next to some of the heavy hitters who have been dropping bombs lately. We might need a VIP room with second 25 for the Krahenbuhl's and Csigo's of the world.

C. Squier

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #719 on: July 13, 2012, 04:05:30 PM »
In some rough order....

Pine Valley
Cypress Point
Friars Head
Merion
NGLA
Shinnecock
Prairie Dunes
Sand Hills
Oakmont
Pebble
Fishers Island
Crystal Downs
Pinehurst #2
Chicago Golf Club
SFGC
LACC North
Winged Foot West
Riviera
Sebonack
Garden City
TCC - Composite
Myopia Hunt
Somerset Hills
Maidstone
Kittansett Club
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 10:19:31 AM by C. Squier »

Mark Chaplin

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #720 on: July 13, 2012, 06:36:51 PM »
Stephen/Sean - I don't buy the time and cost argument. Many of the lists that do not go out of the USA require considerable expense and travel.
Cave Nil Vino

Sean_A

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #721 on: July 13, 2012, 07:12:00 PM »
Stephen/Sean - I don't buy the time and cost argument. Many of the lists that do not go out of the USA require considerable expense and travel.

Chappers

To each is own.  I can only speak for myself and I say paying £500 and sometimes much more to cross an ocean and shelling out top dollar day after day isn't my bag.  I need other primary reasons to make the journey - golf just isn't important enough. 

Ciao 
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood, Sandiway & Ladybank

Sam Morrow

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #722 on: July 13, 2012, 09:21:44 PM »
Stephen/Sean - I don't buy the time and cost argument. Many of the lists that do not go out of the USA require considerable expense and travel.

I'm impressed that you are so on the ball pertaining the schedule and financial situations of posters.

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #723 on: September 02, 2012, 07:44:07 PM »


Update, part deux... Interesting to re-create these lists and see how time impacts one's impression of a golf course.  I don't know why exactly, but Essex and Wolf Run dropped off the list completely, St George's (Toronto) was added after replaying and others (including Sand Hills) dropped a bit.

1   Shinnecock Hills
2   Ballyneal
3   Merion
4   Oakmont
5   Sunningdale (Old)
6   Lahinch
7   Prairie Dunes
8   North Berwick (west)
9   Rock Creek Cattle Company
10   Plainfield
11   Prairie Club (Dunes)
12   Sand Hills
13   Pinehurst No 2
14   The Golf Club
15   St Andrew’s (Old)
16   Highlands Links
17   Sebonack
18   Franklin Hills
19   Kingsley Club
20   Victoria National
21   The Patriot
22   Shooting Star
23   St George's
24   Pasatiempo
25   Pebble Beach

And the next bunch would include...

Walton Heath (Old)
Wine Valley
Oakland Hills (South)
Southern Hills
Brookside CC
Cabot Links
Dallas National
Dismal River
Johns Island West
Old Town
Charlotte
Chambers Bay
Bethpage (Black)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 09:03:36 PM by Mark Saltzman »

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #724 on: September 23, 2012, 09:02:35 PM »


I suppose the impetus for my posting this list is to see what it looks like after my September trip to England and Scotland for the BUDA, where I'll be playing 10 links courses (including The Old Course) for the first time. An adventure I've been looking forward to for many many years.

well.  We're waiting...

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