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Mark Chaplin

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #950 on: December 06, 2014, 05:59:11 AM »
Sean the fairways are all generous and this year the semi had extra width as well, the course never dried out so the rough stayed thick all year long. Usually by early August the rough thins out and by Deal week the long rough is whispy and finding balls simple, that didn't happen this year. Shots 30-40 yards wide of the centre line will be punished.

There was some serious rough thinning last winter and it's in progress for this winter as well.

You'll notice some decent changes at Deal on your next visit, hundreds of yards of rubber (grow through) matting has vastly improved the paths, some more natural bunkering and the greens are stunning.
Cave Nil Vino

JBovay

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #951 on: January 01, 2015, 05:35:08 PM »
The Old Course
Highlands Links
North Berwick
Pasatiempo
Yale

TPC Sawgrass
Royal Aberdeen
Jasper Park
Banff Springs
Rustic Canyon

Cruden Bay
Greenbrier (Old White)
Ballyhack
Eden (front 9), St. Andrews
Carnoustie

Kingsbarns
El Diablo
Timuquana
The Ocean Course, Kiawah*
Crail (Balcomie)

Aetna Springs
Amelia Island Plantation (Oak Marsh)
University of Florida
Vista Links
Mt Mitchell**

* Played when I was very young; it is at least this high in my ranking and it should probably fall into my top 10-15.
** Chosen at random from among about a dozen candidates.
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Alan Ritchie

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #952 on: January 01, 2015, 08:24:23 PM »
too much thinking about this would give me a headache.. In a rough order my favourite 25

Barnbougle dunes

Royal Dornoch

Royal Portrush

Kinloch (nz)

Turnberry

Muirfield

Sunningdale old

Castle Stuart

TOC

Lost farm

Royal St. Georges

Kingsbarns

New South Wales

Kauri Cliffs

Cape kidnappers

Carnoustie

Royal Liverpool

Jacks point

Royal Troon

Royal Melbourne west

Kingston Heath

Sunningdale New

Nairn

The Lakes

Lake karrinyup

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James Brown

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #953 on: January 01, 2015, 10:53:19 PM »
Royal Dornoch
The Old Course
Lahinch
Ballybunion
Sunningdale Old
Sunningdale New
Machrihanish
North Berwick
Cruden Bay
Bethpage Black
Pebble Beach
Passatiempo
Kiawah Ocean Course
Harbortown
Royal Aberdeen
Black Mesa
Streamsong Red
Western Gailes
TPC Sawgrass
World Woods Pine Barrens
Nairn
Golden Horseshoe
Mattiponi Springs
Cochiti Lake
Torrey South



Angus Moir

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #954 on: March 04, 2015, 01:48:40 PM »
First post so don't be too hard on the new guy!

PV...by a mile
RDGC
Shinnecock
Augusta
Cypress P
Merion
Royal Melbourne
RCD
Sunningdale New
Morfontaine
Valderamma
Pebble Beach
European Club
Pacific Dunes
Waterwood National
North Berwick
HCEG
Southerness
Birkdale
Western Gailes
Cruden Bay
Kingston Heath
Portmarnock
County Louth
MidOcean


Can't believe i left the Old Course off! 

Michael George

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #955 on: March 04, 2015, 02:20:13 PM »
Angus - You really have to see some more courses  :o  Honestly, I would like to see what is left on your bucket list.



"First come my wife and children.  Next comes my profession--the law. Finally, and never as a life in itself, comes golf" - Bob Jones

Angus Moir

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #956 on: March 04, 2015, 02:38:38 PM »
Michael

I hear you...as a newbie don't be too tough on me!

BL

Oakmont
Sandhills
Hirono
The National
Friars Head
Streamsongs
SFGC
Durban CC
Les Bordes
Trump aberdeen

Etc,etc,etc.....

One can dare to dream...

Bill McKinley

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #957 on: October 16, 2015, 09:20:10 AM »
I haven't updated my list in a couple years and after my recent trip to Bandon I thought I would update things...

1. National Golf Links of America
2. Fishers Island Club
3. Shinnecock Hills
4. Merion - East
5. Oakmont

6. The Old Course
7. California Golf Club of SF
8. LACC - North
9. Muirfield
10. Seminole

11. Old Macdonald
12. Chicago Golf Club
13. Pacific Dunes
14. Bandon Trails
15. Bandon Dunes

16. Maidstone
17. Piping Rock
18. Kingsbarns
19. Crystal Downs
20. Turnberry - Ailsa

21. Riviera
22. The Creek Club
23. Friars Head
24. Yeamans Hall Club
25. Canterbury

This was really hard this time... So many honorable mentions!!!  I've been very lucky!!
2016 Highlights:  Streamsong Blue (3/17); Streamsong Red (3/17); Charles River Club (5/16); The Country Club - Brookline (5/17); Myopia Hunt Club (5/17); Fishers Island Club (5/18); Aronomink GC (10/16); Pine Valley GC (10/17); Somerset Hills CC (10/18)

Daryl David

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #958 on: October 16, 2015, 09:52:57 AM »
1. Cypress Point
2. Old Course
3. National Golf Links
4. Royal Dornoch
5. Royal County Down


6. Muirfield
7. Royal Portrush
8. Royal Melbourne West
9. Pacific Dunes
10. Sandhills


11. Ballyneal
12. Kingston Heath
13. Royal St. Georges
14. Royal Cinque Ports
15. Ballybunion Old


16. Barnbougle Dunes
17. Pinehurst #2
18. LA North
19. Royal Birkdale
20. Sunningdale Old


21. Cabot Cliffs
22. Cape Wickham
23. Cape Kidnappers
24. Shoreacres
25. Old Town Club


Honorable Mention (no order)
Diamante
Portmarnock
Kingsbarns
Castle Stuart
Old Mac
Olympic Lake
Royal Lythan and St. Ann's
Formby
Victoria Golf Club
North Berwick


Tom_Doak

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #959 on: October 16, 2015, 11:05:03 AM »

Waterwood National


Angus:


Waterwood National was a cool course, but it has been closed now for a few years.


Maybe you can find room for The Old Course in its absence!

JStewart

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #960 on: October 16, 2015, 11:31:49 AM »
 1.       Pebble Beach
2.       Oakland Hills CC (South)
3.       Ballybunion
4.       Pacific Dunes
5.       Streamsong Red
6.      Calusa Pines
7.      Bandon Trails
8.       Streamsong Blue
9.      Old Macdonald
10.  Bandon Dunes
11.  Arcadia Bluffs
12.  TPC Sawgrass
13.   Pinehurst No. 2
14.  Forest Dunes
15.   Kingsley
16.  Chambers Bay
17.   Spyglass Hill
18.  University of Michigan
19.  Old Head
20.  World Woods (Pine Barrens)
21.  Innisbrook (Cooperhead)
22.  Waterville
23.  Kapalua (Plantation)
24.  Naples National
25.  Red Sky Norman

Scott McWethy

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #961 on: October 16, 2015, 11:54:13 AM »
I haven't updated my list in a couple years and after my recent trip to Bandon I thought I would update things...

1. National Golf Links of America
2. Fishers Island Club
3. Shinnecock Hills
4. Merion - East
5. Oakmont

6. The Old Course
7. California Golf Club of SF
8. LACC - North
9. Muirfield
10. Seminole

11. Old Macdonald
12. Chicago Golf Club
13. Pacific Dunes
14. Bandon Trails
15. Bandon Dunes

16. Maidstone
17. Piping Rock
18. Kingsbarns
19. Crystal Downs
20. Turnberry - Ailsa

21. Riviera
22. The Creek Club
23. Friars Head
24. Yeamans Hall Club
25. Canterbury

This was really hard this time... So many honorable mentions!!!  I've been very lucky!!

Bill, "lucky" is a huge understatement with that list.  I would be thrilled to play a handful of those courses in my lifetime.  Quite impressive.

Criss Titschinger

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #962 on: October 16, 2015, 12:18:15 PM »
Since I don't have the experience or access of many of this site, I thought I'd go through this exercise to see what I came up with. Most of this is around the Ohio area, but there are a few outsiders.

What a difference 13 months make for me. 8 of my top 25 are new. I have had two new #1s in that timeframe. And possibly one on Saturday that may find itself in the top 25. I still don't have experience/access, but I can easily say I have been blessed.

I think this is in order. Top 10 for sure.

White Bear Yacht Club    (2015)
Canterbury   
Black Mesa   
Atlantic City CC   
World Woods (Pine Barrens)   
Town & Country   (2015)
Paa-Ko Ridge (1-18)   
Clovernook CC (Might be a homer pic)
Trophy Club   
Greate Bay CC (2015)
The Fort   
Midland Hills   (2015)
Windsong Farm (2015)
Miami Valley   
Maketewah   
Keller (2015)
Fowlers Mill   
Seaview (Bay)   
Sultan's Run   
Sleepy Hollow (Ohio) (2015)
Twisted Dune   
World Woods (Rolling Oaks)   
The Quarry (Canton, OH)
Sycamore Creek   
Western Hills   
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 12:58:57 PM by Criss Titschinger »

Jim Franklin

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #963 on: October 16, 2015, 12:45:33 PM »
Since I don't have the experience or access of many of this site, I thought I'd go through this exercise to see what I came up with. Most of this is around the Ohio area, but there are a few outsiders.

What a difference 13 months make for me. 8 of my top 25 are new. I have had two new #1s in that timeframe. And possibly one on Saturday that may find itself in the top 25. I still don't have experience/access, but I can easily say I have been blessed.

I think this is in order. Top 10 for sure.

White Bear Yacht Club    (2015)
Canterbury   
Black Mesa   
Atlantic City CC   
World Woods (Pine Barrens)   
Town & Country   (2015)
Paa-Ko Ridge (1-18)   
Clovernook CC (Might be a homer pic)
Trophy Club   
Greate Bay CC (2015)
The Fort   
Midland Hills   (2015)
Windsong Farm (2015)
Miami Valley   
Maketewah   
Keller (2015)
Fowlers Mill   
Seaview (Bay)   
Sultan's Run   
Sleepy Hollow (Ohio) (2015)
Twisted Dune   
World Woods (Rolling Oaks)   
The Quarry   
Sycamore Creek   
Western Hills

Is The Quarry the one at Giant's Ridge?
Mr Hurricane

Sean_A

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #964 on: October 16, 2015, 12:53:45 PM »
My Favourite 25

See page 45.

Ciao
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New plays planned for 2024: Fraserburgh, Ashridge, Kennemer, de Pan, Eindhoven, Hilversumche, Royal Ostend, Alnmouth & Cruden Bay St Olaf

Criss Titschinger

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #965 on: October 16, 2015, 02:12:03 PM »
Is The Quarry the one at Giant's Ridge?


I updated. It's the one in Canton, OH. Some may notice I have three Ohio public courses on my list, but not Longaberger. I have played it, and while I think Longaberger is fine, it doesn't crack my top 25.


If/When I make it back to Minnesota, I do plan on venturing north for a few days to hit up Northland and the Legends courses.

Ryan Coles

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #966 on: October 16, 2015, 02:36:27 PM »
In order of where I'd most like to return tomorrow and split into five divisions.

Royal Dornoch
Kingsbarns
Castle Stuart
Royal County Down
Sunningdale Old

St Georges Hill
Berkshire Red
Brora
Formby
Royal St Georges

Royal Birkdale
Saunton East
Nairn
St Enodoc
Royal Lytham

Sunningdale New
Hankley Common
West Hill
Burnham & Berrow
Enniscrone

Baltray
Hoylake
Boat of Garton
Remedy Oak
Broadstone


PCCraig

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #967 on: October 16, 2015, 02:38:35 PM »
Since I don't have the experience or access of many of this site, I thought I'd go through this exercise to see what I came up with. Most of this is around the Ohio area, but there are a few outsiders.

What a difference 13 months make for me. 8 of my top 25 are new. I have had two new #1s in that timeframe. And possibly one on Saturday that may find itself in the top 25. I still don't have experience/access, but I can easily say I have been blessed.

I think this is in order. Top 10 for sure.

White Bear Yacht Club    (2015)
Canterbury   
Black Mesa   
Atlantic City CC   
World Woods (Pine Barrens)   
Town & Country   (2015)
Paa-Ko Ridge (1-18)   
Clovernook CC (Might be a homer pic)
Trophy Club   
Greate Bay CC (2015)
The Fort   
Midland Hills   (2015)
Windsong Farm (2015)
Miami Valley   
Maketewah   
Keller (2015)
Fowlers Mill   
Seaview (Bay)   
Sultan's Run   
Sleepy Hollow (Ohio) (2015)
Twisted Dune   
World Woods (Rolling Oaks)   
The Quarry (Canton, OH)
Sycamore Creek   
Western Hills


High praise for T&C among those courses...thank's Criss.
H.P.S.

Jason Way

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #968 on: October 16, 2015, 02:44:33 PM »
I'll go the Sean A route, with my favorite 25 (I think they're in order):


Friar's Head
Essex County Club
Kingsley
NGLA
Lawsonia Links


Old Elm
Crystal Downs
Shinnecock
Boston Golf Club
Chicago Golf Club


Colorado Golf Club
Camargo
Piping Rock
The Country Club
Bandon Trails


Shoreacres
Old MacDonald
Old Sandwich
Lost Dunes
Blue Mound


Streamsong Red
Hyde Park G&CC
The Dunes Club
CommonGround
Pasatiempo


Based on what I saw, I expect Sand Valley C&C to enter the list in the top 10, if not top 5.

"Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject." - David Forgan

BHoover

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #969 on: October 16, 2015, 03:03:02 PM »
Is The Quarry the one at Giant's Ridge?


I updated. It's the one in Canton, OH. Some may notice I have three Ohio public courses on my list, but not Longaberger. I have played it, and while I think Longaberger is fine, it doesn't crack my top 25.


If/When I make it back to Minnesota, I do plan on venturing north for a few days to hit up Northland and the Legends courses.

Criss, what did you think of The Quarry in Canton? I've played it a few times and have enjoyed it. Although not my ideal course because of the difficulty of walking, it does have some wild land movement and several interesting holes.

BHoover

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #970 on: October 16, 2015, 03:03:52 PM »
I haven't updated my list in a couple years and after my recent trip to Bandon I thought I would update things...

1. National Golf Links of America
2. Fishers Island Club
3. Shinnecock Hills
4. Merion - East
5. Oakmont

6. The Old Course
7. California Golf Club of SF
8. LACC - North
9. Muirfield
10. Seminole

11. Old Macdonald
12. Chicago Golf Club
13. Pacific Dunes
14. Bandon Trails
15. Bandon Dunes

16. Maidstone
17. Piping Rock
18. Kingsbarns
19. Crystal Downs
20. Turnberry - Ailsa

21. Riviera
22. The Creek Club
23. Friars Head
24. Yeamans Hall Club
25. Canterbury

This was really hard this time... So many honorable mentions!!!  I've been very lucky!!

This list is...decent!

David Davis

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #971 on: October 16, 2015, 03:32:57 PM »
I'm going to go with my favorite as well and follow suit with Sean and Jason here. I tried to categorize them given in my mind I always lean in the direction of links golf.


L = Links, LL = Links Like, O = Ocean, H = Heathland (although not all of these were easily definable and some of the ones I defined as such don't even have heather), P = Parkland


L = 12
H = 6
O = 3
P = 2
LL = 2


Favorite turf, sand based. Favorite grasses: fescue and bent. Favorite conditions: windy. Conditions I play my best golf in: wind and rain combination.



Cruden Bay (L)
Crystal Downs (P)
Cypress Point (O)
Fisher’s Island (O)
Kingston Heath (H)
Lahinch (L)
Merion (P)
Morfontaine (H)
National Golf Links of America (L)
Noordwijkse Golf Club (L)
North Berwick (L)
Oakmont (P)
Old Sandwich (H)
Pacific Dunes (L)
Pebble Beach (O)
Pine Valley (H)
Prestwick (L)
Royal Cinque Ports (L)
Royal County Down (L)
Sand Hills (LL)
Shinnecock Hills (L)
Sunningdale Old (H)
The Old Course St. Andrews (L)
Utrechtse de Pan (H)
Wolf Point (LL)

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Criss Titschinger

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #972 on: October 16, 2015, 04:00:44 PM »
Criss, what did you think of The Quarry in Canton? I've played it a few times and have enjoyed it. Although not my ideal course because of the difficulty of walking, it does have some wild land movement and several interesting holes.

I thought on the whole it was quite good, but there are a couple dud holes keeping it from being my favorite Ohio public. Also, it's pretty unrealistic to walk, which drops it slightly in my book.

I'd like to get another viewing of hole 13 and see if my (bad) opinion of it changes. That's the one where you have a downhill lie to a green that rises by at least 30-40 feet. I'm not sure how slower swing speed golfers finish that hole by the rules of golf. I guess you could call me a hypocrite because I really like 15 at Canterbury, and it has similar characteristics, although 13 at The Quarry is a longer hole with a narrower fairway.

The par 5 15th, on the other hand, may be one of the best par 5's I've played IMO. Great land movement, and all scores from 3 upwards are possible.

High praise for T&C among those courses...thank's Criss.

I very well could be skewing it higher because of my Mashie win. But I'd like to think that it meshed well with my like of older courses with good quirk. One of the more interesting places I've played for sure.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 04:04:00 PM by Criss Titschinger »

Bob Montle

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #973 on: October 16, 2015, 04:06:35 PM »
Well that's a kick in the nuts ... your #25 is better than my #1.

Ouch.

What he said ....  >:(
"If you're the swearing type, golf will give you plenty to swear about.  If you're the type to get down on yourself, you'll have ample opportunities to get depressed.  If you like to stop and smell the roses, here's your chance.  Golf never judges; it just brings out who you are."

MClutterbuck

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #974 on: October 16, 2015, 06:22:14 PM »
I cant get even close to the quality and depth of others here, but I had never worked on a list and it was a fun exercise and I am posting it for diversity sake (I would obviously do much better with a top 5 posting):


Cypress Point Club
Augusta National Golf Club
Pebble Beach Golf Links


Spyglass Hill
Muirfield Village
Cabo del Sol - Ocean
Kapalua Plantation
Indian Creek Country Club


The Preserve
El Desafío
Doral Blue Monster
Stanford Golf Course
Stevinson Ranch


Nordelta
Chapelco
Preston Trail


Jockey Club
Jack Nicklaus Private Course - PGA West
Pilara
El Dorado Golf - Nicklaus
Poppy Hills
San Andrés Golf Club
Roaring Fork
Landmark Golf Club - Indio,CA
Olivos
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