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.
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: