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This is going to be the ultimate homer post, but...If you're just talking about a good golfing trip, Indianapolis on the whole is severely underrated. 3 really good privates:Crooked StickWolf RunBroadmoor5-6 really good publics:The Trophy ClubThe FortBrickyard CrossingPurgatoryHeartland CrossingPrairie View (this is probably my least favorite course on this list)Toss in a few courses worth driving a few minutes:Rock HollowCoyote CrossingKampen Course at PurdueHarrison HillsSure, they won't dazzle anyone with views or top 100 status (I think both Wolf and the Stick are on the edge of a couple lists) but I guarantee you'll have 3-4 really good days of playing golf. Most likely, far more affordable than somewhere else. Plus some really good restaurants and under-rated brewery scene./end homer status
Old town (people / raters need to seek it out)The Berkshire x 2Cal clubMachrihanish DunesSwinley ForestLookout mountainRivermontBel AirPennardAlwoodleyNew ZealandRoyal Ashdown forestDismal river NicklausSebonackThe Emirates MajilisThe IslandO'Mahoney's point - KillarneyAiken GCEnniscroneRosapenna old (avoid Sandy Hills)
TomI have long wanted to see Meyrick Park, but have harboured doubts. Is it worth a drive down south?Ciao
Tim,Isn't Morgan Creek in your backyard? Why doesn't it make the list. How about Wildhorse?
TomIts true, I am digging for gems .I was hoping that including 20 would encourage folks not to list courses which are quite similar even if individually great. My second thought LahinchOld TownSt EnodocPrestwickMerionKingtonSacred 9North BerwickPennardGantonCruden BayTOCSandwichDealLakewood Shores GailesPerranporthCavendishAlwoodleySoutherndownDornochIsn't that odd, I didn't get the impression you thought much of Kington except for the opening and closing scene.Ciao
I would have had Royston in this list too, once upon a time, but now that hitting over various local roads is no longer permitted, necessitating some unfortunate changes, it's not what it was.
Sean,I suppose you are assuming that everyone already took most of your first recommendation. I noticed you removed several of my favorite courses from your redo list but kept things like Sacred 9 on there.To be more specific I'm talking about:LahinchOld TownPrestwickMerionNorth BerwickCruden BayTOCSandwichDealetcDoes this mean you would now recommend those new listing above these?If so it would seem that long term crystal meth use does indeed have a strong impact on people....just saying. Still love ya though!
Sean:Best "hidden" gems I have seen:The Island ClubAlwoodleyBallyliffin OldMeadow ClubBrancasterSt. GermainLawsonia LinksI would also say that I meet very few people that know much about one of my home courses:The Olde FarmThese courses are generally unranked and unknown by the masses...of course, many get discussed here but there are few very good courses that haven't received attention here. They all have interesting and very walkable routings. They have above average green complexes. They all make me smile and I'd go back to all of them without hesitation.Bart