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BillCruden Bay must have made a big impression!Ciao
Another update (and I reserve the right to make changes without notice!)9 Prairie Dunes13 Prairie Club (Dunes)14 Sand Hills17 Kingsley Club
Andrew, I haven't played Sand Hills. But see my list below for my answer to your question:1. Pebble Beach2. Prairie Club Dunes3. Crystal Downs4. Pinehurst No. 25. Idle Hour6. Erin Hills7. Whistling Straits - Straits8. Lawsonia Links9. Kingsley Club10. Blackwolf Run - River11. The Harvester12. Wild Horse13. Pine Needles14. Prairie Club Pines15. Valhalla16. Rustic Canyon17. Tobacco Road18. Blackwolf Run – Meadow Valleys19. Arcadia Bluffs20. The Trophy Club21. The Fort22. Broadmoor23. Hyde Park24. Harrison Hills25. Mid PinesI'll be interested to watch this list evolve over the years. My current list is obviously heavily biased to the four or five significant regions that I've visited or lived in. I really got the architecture "bug" a little over two years ago, and I've played every course on this list since that time (though some had been played previously).
Mark, no Bandon courses?
Mark,That's a fabulous listing. Very envious!Only Sunningdale (Old), Lahinch, North Berwick (West), St Andrew’s Old and Walton Heath (Old) from UK&I. Which other UK&I courses have you played and did you do your usual splendid photo-tours of any?All the best
Quote from: Mark Saltzman on October 11, 2013, 12:30:40 PMAnother update (and I reserve the right to make changes without notice!)9 Prairie Dunes13 Prairie Club (Dunes)14 Sand Hills17 Kingsley ClubMark -A couple questions for you:1) You include Prairie Dunes and Kingsley in your top 25, but Crystal Downs is neither there nor in your classic next 20. Kingsley and the Downs are compared to each other quite often already and, in my view, Prairie Dunes and the Downs should be discussed in that way more frequently. And although I agree with you in ranking Prairie Dunes highly -- and even above the Downs -- I'm curious as to why the Downs doesn't even crack your honorable mention list?2) You rank Sand Hills (which I have played) behind the Dunes course at Prairie Club (which I have not played). Is Prairie Club that good??!!Cheers, Andrew
Mark,Interesting ranking. Have you really played 17 courses better than TOC? What was the wind like when you played it?