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Anthony Gray

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 12:24:47 PM »
I envy these lists.


  Keith,

  Just stick around on the site.......your list will get better.

  Anthony


Scott Warren

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 12:27:41 PM »
Sean, can we see a Top 25 from you that removes cost/value from the equation?

Jud_T

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2009, 12:44:59 PM »
JonH- I think you need to play Torrey again to reevaluate your lofty ranking-ideally on someone else's dime!!!! ;)
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Jaeger Kovich

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2009, 12:52:44 PM »
I see a few WFW's out there.... no love for the East course? or is this because most have only played the west?

Melvyn Morrow

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2009, 12:54:31 PM »

Whip it out and get arrested are you mad. Anyway, it takes too long to unwind the python these days.

As for the top 25, well I will again decline as I feel it inappropriate to ask my ‘Pretties’ to parade in front of a bunch of Easygolfers (i.e. aid assisted cart riding, “please do not make it difficult” players) thus encouraging them to take a closer looks. In addition, screwing up the time it takes to play a round with the parties of Americans seeking (but never finding) the holy grail of golf.

Anyway, I suspect that most would not want to know as you would have to walk and the only markers are the deposits the sheep leave. Yet I feel that I am walking in the footsteps of God himself.

All I need to do is get this back of mine sorted to resume the orgasmic pleasure of traditional golf in God’s own land.

Melvyn   


Sean_A

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2009, 12:55:50 PM »
Sean, can we see a Top 25 from you that removes cost/value from the equation?

Scott

Man, why did I know you were gonna ask that question?  See my Links 100 ranking. 

Ciao

 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 04:52:11 AM by Sean Arble »
New plays planned for 2022: Erewash, St Pats, The Loop x2, Arcadia Bluffs South, Lawsonia Links, Shoreacres, Culver Academies, Meadowbrook, Dunes Club & Crystal Downs

Jud_T

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2009, 12:59:50 PM »
Sean,

I think most folks would be quite content with your "Close but no cigar" list!   8)
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Emil Weber

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2009, 01:07:46 PM »
1. Barnbougle Dunes
2. Royal Dornoch
3. St Andrews Beach
4. Rustic Canyon
5. Kingston Heath
6. St Enodoc
7. European
8. Burnham & Berrow
9. Saunton East
10. World Woods PB

But the list changes everyday, I could easilly swap them all around

Lou_Duran

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2009, 01:10:21 PM »
1   DALLAS NATIONAL   
2   ESCONDIDO   
3   KARSTEN CREEK   
4   SHADOW CREEK   
5   VICTORIA NATIONAL   
6   CARLTON WOODS-FAZIO   
7   TRUMP NATIONAL-BEDMINSTER-OLD   
8   WORLD WOODS GC- PINE BARRENS   
9   BRIGGS RANCH   
10   BARTON CREEK- CANYONS   
11   THE PRESERVE   
12   FLINT HILLS NATIONAL   
13   RIVER COURSE   
14   MEMBERS CLUB AT ALDARRA   
15   VAQUERO   
16   CAMP CREEK   
17   THE GOLF CLUB OF OKLAHOMA   
18   BARTON CREEK- FOOTHILLS   
19   BERKELEY HALL-SOUTH   
20   REYNOLDS PLANTATION-NATIONAL   
21   CHAMPIONS- JACK RABBIT   
22   GLEN CLUB   
23   WORLD WOODS GC- ROLLING OAKS   
24   OSPREY POINT   
25   STONEBRIAR- FAZIO   

 ;)

Jud_T

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2009, 01:16:00 PM »


Emil,

The European Club #7?, I assume this means you've only played 10 courses?   ;)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 11:59:59 AM by Jud Tigerman »
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Roger Wolfe

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2009, 01:18:13 PM »
Wonderful trip down memory lane... the ranking is a b-tch.  Notice I have never played golf overseas or in Michigan (May 2010).  What is interesting are the big dog courses that do not make your Top 25!

1   Sea Island Seaside
2   Upper Cascades
3   Primland
4   RTJ
5   Kinloch
6   Pinehurst #2
7   Augustine Golf Club circa 2000
8   Troon North Pinnacle
9   TPC Sawgrass Stadium
10   Diamond Creek
11   Quail Hollow Club
12   Congressional Blue
13   Carolina Golf Club
14   Roaring Gap
15   Golden Horseshoe Gold
16   Mimosa Hills
17   Palmetto Golf Club
18   Southern Pines
19   Pine Needles
20   Charlotte CC
21   Whistling Straits
22   Ocean Course
23   Doral Blue Monster
24   Greenbrier Old White
25   Penn National Founders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical)   
   Bayville
   Blackwolf Run
   Black Butte Ranch
   Boulders
   Broadmoor
   Caledonia
   Camden CC
   Carmel CC
   CC of Virginia
   CC of Salisbury
   CC of Spartanburg
   Club at Longview
   Dominion Club
   Doral White
   Draper Valley
   Emerald Dunes
   Farmington CC
   Golden Horseshoe Green
   Grayhawk
                Hogneck
   Hermitage Sabot
   Keswick Hall CC
   Kingsmill River
   Meadows Farms
   Members Club at Four Streams
   Mid Pines
   Mt Mitchell Golf Club
   Myers Park CC
   Pinehurst #4
   Pinehurst #7
   Presidio Golf Club
                Queenstown
Tanglewood
   The Plantation (Ponte Vedra)
   TPC Scottsdale
   Royal New Kent
   RTJ Golf Course at Cornell
   Seaside Plantation
   Sedgefield CC
   Shenandoah Golf Club
   Swan Point
   Tidewater
   Tokatee
   Virginia National
   We Ko Pa Cholla
   We Ko Pa Saguaro
   Wintergreen

Bill_McBride

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2009, 01:32:19 PM »
1   DALLAS NATIONAL   
2   ESCONDIDO   
3   KARSTEN CREEK   
4   SHADOW CREEK   
5   VICTORIA NATIONAL   
6   CARLTON WOODS-FAZIO   
7   TRUMP NATIONAL-BEDMINSTER-OLD   
8   WORLD WOODS GC- PINE BARRENS   
9   BRIGGS RANCH   
10   BARTON CREEK- CANYONS   
11   THE PRESERVE   
12   FLINT HILLS NATIONAL   
13   RIVER COURSE   
14   MEMBERS CLUB AT ALDARRA   
15   VAQUERO   
16   CAMP CREEK   
17   THE GOLF CLUB OF OKLAHOMA   
18   BARTON CREEK- FOOTHILLS   
19   BERKELEY HALL-SOUTH   
20   REYNOLDS PLANTATION-NATIONAL   
21   CHAMPIONS- JACK RABBIT   
22   GLEN CLUB   
23   WORLD WOODS GC- ROLLING OAKS   
24   OSPREY POINT   
25   STONEBRIAR- FAZIO   

 ;)


You're killing me (re Barton Creek).......LOL  ;D

Scott Warren

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2009, 01:32:56 PM »
Jud: I'm pretty sure he has played NSW (not listed), and if TEC is a better course than NSW I'll give the game away!

Dan Herrmann

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2009, 01:34:41 PM »
My top 25 that I've played:
1.  Merion East
2.  Pacific Dunes
3.  Bandon Dunes
4.  Lancaster
5.  Bandon Trails
6.  Highlands Links
7.  Rolling Green
8.  French Creek
9.  Waverly
10.  Gulph Mills
11.  Lehigh
12.  Aronimink
13.  Hidden Creek
14.  Portland Golf Club
15.  Applebrook
16.  Monroe GC
17.  Bulls Bay
18.  Glen Abbey
19.  Belgrade Lakes
20.  Merion West
21.  Tobacco Road
22.  Torrey Pines South
23.  Columbia-Edgewater
24.  Sheridan Park Municipal (top for fun!)
25.  Whirlpool


I've been fortunate enough to walk Pine Valley and Augusta National, which were simply amazing.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 01:41:29 PM by Dan Herrmann »

Bill_McBride

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2009, 01:37:57 PM »
In no particular order, I hate rankings........

Cypress Point
Pebble Beach
Olympic Club Lake
Monterey Peninsula Shore
Pasatiempo
Valley Club of Montecito
Meadow Club
Oakmont
National Golf Links
Kingsley Club
Crystal Downs
St Andrews Old
North Berwick West
Muirfield
Dornoch
Alwoodley
Hoylake
Sandwich
Deal
Rye
Pacific Dunes
Cuscowilla
Friars Head
Beau Desert
Royal Porthcawl
Capilano
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 05:23:38 PM by Bill_McBride »

Tim Leahy

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2009, 01:38:07 PM »
1   DALLAS NATIONAL   
2   ESCONDIDO   
3   KARSTEN CREEK   
4   SHADOW CREEK   
5   VICTORIA NATIONAL   
6   CARLTON WOODS-FAZIO   
7   TRUMP NATIONAL-BEDMINSTER-OLD   
8   WORLD WOODS GC- PINE BARRENS   
9   BRIGGS RANCH   
10   BARTON CREEK- CANYONS   
11   THE PRESERVE   
12   FLINT HILLS NATIONAL   
13   RIVER COURSE   
14   MEMBERS CLUB AT ALDARRA   
15   VAQUERO   
16   CAMP CREEK   
17   THE GOLF CLUB OF OKLAHOMA   
18   BARTON CREEK- FOOTHILLS   
19   BERKELEY HALL-SOUTH   
20   REYNOLDS PLANTATION-NATIONAL   
21   CHAMPIONS- JACK RABBIT   
22   GLEN CLUB   
23   WORLD WOODS GC- ROLLING OAKS   
24   OSPREY POINT   
25   STONEBRIAR- FAZIO   

 ;)


Sherwood doesn't make your list Lou?
I love golf, the fightin irish, and beautiful women depending on the season and availability.

Jud_T

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2009, 01:44:03 PM »
Bill M,

Seriously, If that's all you've got, you really need to get out more.... ::)
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Jon Heise

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2009, 01:45:12 PM »
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Jon H - Raisin River?  Never heard of Rock Barn.  Whats the story?

How good is Arcadia Bluffs?  There is a lot of negative talk about the course on here.

Sean, yup.  Raisin River.  Obviously not a big name that nobody out of Downriver (or even Monroe) will never hear of, but its my go-to, fun, close, value course.  I think it makes a lot of good use out of super flat land.  Love it!  Rock Barn is an RTJ Jr course near Charlotte.  They play a Champions Tour event there.  Very enjoyable, and was a pleasant surprise to me and my group.  Arcadia lives up to the hype.  Maybe not the GCA hype as there are some artificial aspects to it.  It's as spectacular as any I've ever played.  It took a couple rounds up there for me to really warm up to it (didnt like at first), but now I really, really love it.



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Greywalls over Crystal Downs?  I also did not see that one coming.

JC, ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY.  Crystal is as good as it gets, but I see Greywalls is so incredibly underrated.  Until I played Pebble a month ago, GW was easily my #1.  I think a lot has to do with it being new, kind of getting a chance to "discover" it and fall in love with it.  I have played it much more than Crystal, too.  Kingsley gets the most praise out of Mike's courses around here, but I'll argue all day and night that Greywalls is better.



My list actually looks like this:

Pebble









Greywalls








Everything else...
I still like Greywalls better.

Bill_McBride

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2009, 01:46:16 PM »
Bill M,

Seriously, If that's all you've got, you really need to get out more.... ::)

I working on it.

I had to leave out Black Mesa and Painswick.   :'(

EDIT:  Damn it, I forgot Capilano.  That's definitely a top 25 personally.  Will make the change.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 05:21:01 PM by Bill_McBride »

Doug Sobieski

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2009, 01:51:44 PM »
1  Cypress Point
2  Oakmont
3  Pine Valley
4  Ballyneal
5  Crystal Downs
6  Pacific Dunes
7  Sand Hills
8  Pinehurst #2
9  San Francisco Golf Club
10 The Golf Club
11 The Ocean Course
12 The Kingsley Club
13 Wild Horse
14 Olympic (Lake)
15 Oakland Hills
16 Whistling Straits
17 Camargo
18 Mountain Lake
19 Old Town
20 The Dunes Club
21 Cuscowilla
22 TPC Sawgrass
23 Wolf Run
24 Indianwood (Old)
25 Muirfield Village

Adam Clayman

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2009, 01:52:49 PM »

Sherwood doesn't make your list Lou?

I think Lou is having some fun.

They are all Fazio
"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing your whole life." - Mickey Mantle

Tim Leahy

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2009, 02:01:46 PM »
1. Olympic-Lake
2. Pebble Beach
3. Riviera
4. LACC-North
5. Spyglass Hill
6. Kapalua-Plantation
7. Stone Eagle
8. Sherwood
9. Torrey Pines-South
10. Fort Ord-Bayonet-old
11. Palos Verdes CC
12. Lake Merced CC
13. California CC
14. Pasatiempo
15. La Purisima
16. Sandpiper
17. Ko'olau
18. Montreaux
19. Rustic Canyon
20. TPC-San Francisco-Stonebrae
21. Poppy Hills
22. Meadow Club
23. Yocha de he
24. Rancho Murieta CC-North
25. Rancho San Marcos
I love golf, the fightin irish, and beautiful women depending on the season and availability.

Jay Cox

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2009, 02:02:13 PM »
Not as well traveled as many others:

1.  Yale
2.  Pacific Dunes
3.  French Lick Springs Hill
4.  Highlands Links
5.  Pebble Beach
6.  The Country Club (MA)
7.  Bethpage Black
8.  The Ocean Course
9.  Bandon Dunes
10.  Taconic
11.  Spyglass Hill
12.  Red Tail
13.  Portsmouth
14.  Stanford (pre-changes)
15.  Tokatee
16.  Pinehills Nicklaus
17.  Sultan's Run
18.  The Shattuck
19.  Spanish Bay
20.  Crosswater
21.  Shaker Hills (MA)
22.  Old Silo
23.  Four Seasons Nevis
24.  Waverly Oaks
25.  Poppy Hills
  

Jeff Tang

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Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2009, 02:03:59 PM »

How good is Arcadia Bluffs?  There is a lot of negative talk about the course on here.

Ciao

It largely depends on your view of a very artificial looking course in a great location. I enjoyed it but did not consider it seriously for my list.

For me I include Arcadia in my list because I just think the course is really a lot of fun to play.  I know the course isn't considered great architecture like the classics or some of the modern classics but I think there are some really interesting holes.  Plus, there's the possibility to use the slopes on the greens to get the ball close to the hole which I really like.  There's a good mix of some longer holes and shorter ones.  You throw in the setting and the conditioning and it's one of my favorite courses.

I think the course partially gets criticism because it doesn't play as firm and fast as a lot on this site like.  It looks linksy but doesn't really play like a true links.  Also, I think the green speeds can be a bit excessive for the contours on the greens.  The pace of play is normally awful and there's a huge price tag to play the course.  Plus there's the artificiality of the course as previously mentioned.





So bad it's good!

Jim Thornton

Re: Whip it Out: Post your Top 25 Courses Played
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2009, 02:11:24 PM »
1.   Merion (East)


2.   Shinnecock Hills
3.   Pine Valley
4.   Sand Hills
5.   Cypress Point Club
6.   Royal Dornoch
7.   Oakmont
8.   Pebble Beach Golf Links
9.   National Golf Links of America
10.   Fishers Island
11.   The Old Course
12.   Ballybunion
13.   Prairie Dunes
14.   Muirfield
15.   Myopia Hunt Club
16.   Los Angeles Country Club (North)
17.   Winged Foot (West)
18.   Teeth of the Dog
19.   The Country Club
20.   Bethpage Black
21.   Boston Golf Club
22.   Friar’s Head
23.   Interlachen
24.   Garden City Golf Club
25.   California Golf Club
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 02:13:52 PM by Jim Thornton »

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