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New to this forum but here are mine in no particular order

Torrey Pines South

Pasatiempo

Golf Club at Bear Dance

Orange County National (Crooked Cat)

Pinehurst No 2

Pinehurst No 9

Bethpage Black

Quidnessett Country Club

 

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1. St. Andrews Links - Old Course

2. Muirfield Village

3. Carnoustie 

4. Ballybunion

5. Bandon, Pacific, Old Mac, Trails

6. Whistling Straights 

7. Somerset Hills 

8. TPC Sawgrass

9. Shawdow Creek

10. Victoria National

Runners-up: Sand Valley, Mammouth Dunes, Lawsonia, Pablo Creek, Skokie CC

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Sandhills    Nebraska

The Oasis G.C.     Nevada

Desert Pines    Nevada

Red Rock G.C.   South Dakota

Wild Horse G.C.  Nebraska

The Pinery C.C.  Colorado

Southern Hills G.C.  South Dakota

Hart Ranch   South Dakota

 

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Isleworth Florida

Trump National Jupiter Florida

Copperhead Innisbrook Florida

TPC Scottsdale Champions Arizona

Talking Stick Arizona

Pelican Hill California

Bear Dance Colorado

Arrowhead Colorado

Fossil Trace Colorado

Tybura Orchard Okinawa Japan

 

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Having start not too long ago I am still a baby in courses played compared to the fellow spies here, but this is mine:

1. Bethpage Black

2. Wolf Creek

3. Trump National Los Angeles Palos Verdes

4. PGA National Champion Course

5. Streamsong Resort Blue

6. Sherwood Country Club

7. Paiute Resort Wolf

8. Sonoma Golf Club

9. Country Club of the South Atlanta

10. Neshanic Valley NJ

 

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In no particular order

-Exmoor CC

-Beverly CC

-Pine Hills CC

-Greenbrier Old White TPC

-Lawsonia Links

-Lost Dunes

-Blue Mound G&CC 

-Cog Hill (Pre Reese Jones work)

-Farmlinks

-Merit Club

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4-5 Iron: Maltby KE4 Tour+ 1.5 long, 2 up

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10. North Park, in Pittsburgh PA - Home course- just because I play there so often, not a great course but inexpensive muni.

9.  Scenic Valley - Finleyville PA - Fun course and my closest to a hole in one 

8. Quicksilver - Midway, PA - Super fast greens and tougher shots

7. Moon Golf Club - Moon, PA - Course that when you look at it should be easy but is somehow challenging 

6. Notre Dame Burke Golf Course - ND's original course that I first learned the game on, now its only a 9 hole

5. Brickyard - Indianapolis - 3 holes inside the Indy 500 track

4. Phesant Ridge - Gibsonia PA - Somewhat repetitive course but greens are always amazing and its where I first broke 90

3. Disney's Magnolia - Fun course and its Disney so Mickey head bunkers 

2. World Tour Golf - Myrtle Beach - Such a cool concept to be able to play famous holes I'd never get to try otherwise.

1. Oakmont CC - hands down the best and most challenging course I've ever play at, more special because my wedding reception was there

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Right Handed 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 10:32 PM, Wedgie said:

Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes
Bethpage Black
Newport, RI Country Club
Newport National
Streamsong Black
Streamsong Blue
Pelican Bay, CA
Devil’s Triangle, St. Thomas
A course in Vegas I can’t remember the name of but maybe the best of them all


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I've been lucky enough to play some awesome courses in my life and here is my top 10. Feel free to message me about trip recommendations or itineraries. I plan almost all the trips I've taken for our friends trips so pretty good at coordinating and building trips for people coming from multiple locations.

  1. Royal County Down
  2. Port Stewart
  3. Old Course at St. Andrews
  4. Streamsong Blue
  5. Whistling Straits
  6. Kingsbarns
  7. Royal Portrush
  8. Mammoth Dunes
  9. East Lake Golf Club
  10. Firestone South Course

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Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valley)

Whistling Straits (Irish)

Sentry World

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Marquette GC (Greywalls)

The Bog

Kapalua (Plantation)

Wailea GC (Gold)

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On 4/30/2019 at 7:55 PM, mr.hicksta said:

I was going through some of my Google Keep notes and came across my 'Top 10' courses played list so I wanted to share it and discuss!

 

  1. Pebble Beach
  2. Kapalua Plantation Course
  3. Desert Forest Golf Club
  4. Manele Golf Club
  5. Spyglass Hill Golf Course
  6. Sand Hollow Championship Course
  7. Waialae Country Club
  8. Edgewood Tahoe
  9. The Ocean Course at Hokuala
  10. Wolf Creek Golf Club

I've been fortunate enough to have been stationed in areas that are golf friendly and I've taken full advantage for the most part. Now that I've posted mine, I'd like to see everyone else's 'Top 10'!

 

The top ten courses that I have played on are:

1. St. Andrews (Old, New & Castle)    2.  Pebble Beach   3.  Baltusrol (Lower)    4.  TPC Sawgrass (stadium)   5.  Somerset Hills (NJ.)    6. Kingsmill Resort (River & Woods)  

7. Bide-a-Wee golf course (Portsmouth VA.)   8. Sleepy Hole Golf Course (Suffolk VA.)   9.  Golden Horseshoe (Green Williamsburg VA.)   10.  Woods Resort  (Mountain View).

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Fun to see everyone's top ten courses.  Here are mine:

10.  TPC Potomac at Avenel FArm

9.  Kapalua, The Bay Course (Plantation Course was being built when I was there)

8.  TPC Scottsdale

7.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head

6.  Pelican Hill

5.  Pinehurst #4

4.  Pebble Beach

3.  Pasatiempo

2.  Spyglass Hill

1. Pinehurst #2

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3 wood:  Callaway Epic Flash

7 wood: Titelist TSi2, Kurocage 55 reg

Irons:  5 iron -PW PXG 0211, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 stiff

50 degree wedges:  Callaway JAWS Chrome

56 & 60 degree wedge:  Callaway JAWS Gray, Full Face

Putter:  TaylorMade 

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  1. The Carrick GC, Loch Lomond, Scotland
  2. Ko Olina GC, Oahu, Hawaii
  3. Trump National Golf Club LA, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  4. Torrey Pines GC, La Jolla, CA
  5. Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA
  6. Pacific Grove Golf Links, Pacific Grove, CA
  7. Maderas Golf Course, Poway, CA
  8. Lomas Santa  Fe Executive Golf Course, Lomas Santa Fe, CA
  9. Singing Hills Golf Resort, Sycuan
  10. Continental Golf Course, Scottsdale, AZ

a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

e. -18

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1  Plantation course Kapalua (best course and views/weather)

2.  Pebble

3  Pacific Dunes

4  Bandon Dunes

5 Whistling Straits

6  Blackwolf Run

7  Spyglass Hill

8  Old Head (Ireland)

9  Tralee (Ireland)

10  Mauna Kea/Monterey Peninsula CC (shore)/Erin Hills/Royal County Downs (man I can't leave any of these out!)

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1. Cascata, Las Vegas

2. Aronomink, Newtown Square PA

3. Wolf Creek, Las Vegas

4. Torrey Pines, La Jolla CA

5. Emerald Bay Bahamas

6. Mayakoba El Camaleon, Mexico

7. French Creek Golf Club (my club in Elverson, PA),Gil Hanse first course design

8. Rio Secco, Henderson NV

9. Philadelphia Country Club

10. TPC Las Vegas

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2 minutes ago, carfig said:

1. Cascata, Las Vegas

2. Aronomink, Newtown Square PA

3. Wolf Creek, Las Vegas

4. Torrey Pines, La Jolla CA

5. Emerald Bay Bahamas

6. Mayakoba El Camaleon, Mexico

7. French Creek Golf Club (my club in Elverson, PA),Gil Hanse first course design

8. Rio Secco, Henderson NV

9. Philadelphia Country Club

10. TPC Las Vegas

 

Opening Hole Wolf Creek

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:mizuno-small: Hybrid: 4I

:ping-small: Driver: Ping G25 9 degree, stiff

:cleveland-small: Wedges: 52, 56, 60

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This thread saddens me. Top ten in terms of fun factor.
 
Top 10
 
3. Dunmaglaus



SWEET golf course! Had a great time there.


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Fun thing to think about - ranking fun and wow factor over what “technically” are the best courses:

1- Cypress Point

2- Pebble Beach

3 - Bandon Dunes (Pacific is probably the better course, but Bandon was more fun - Pacific was so tough with the wind blowing!)

4 - Pacific Dunes

5 - Spyglass Hill

6 - Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow)

7 - Wailea Emerald (again, the gold is probably a better course but the Emerald is so beautiful)

8 - St Enodoc, Cornwall

9 - MPCC Shore course 

10 - (wildcard, for the fun factor) Narin and Portnoo, Donegal

 

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I’ve been very lucky and have nice friends:

Augusta National GC

Shinnecock Hills GC

Pinehurst #2

Whistling Straits (Straits)

Country Club of Fairfield

Sea Island

Oakland Hills CC (South)

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)

Stanwich Golf Club

East Lake

 

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4H: Taylormade 22 degree,   60.5 Lie    40.25" length

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  1. Bandon Dunes
  2. Pacific Dunes
  3. Trump National Jupiter
  4. Isleworth Golf and Country Club
  5. Innisbrook Copperhead
  6. TPC Scottsdale
  7. TPC Colorado
  8. Bear Dance
  9. Pelican Hill
  10. Trump Doral

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Ocean Course

Bethpage Black

The Dunes

Caledonia

Taconic

Pound Ridge Golf Club

TPC Scottsdale 

Bethpage Red

 

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3W: Cobra Aerojet Max 

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Bethpage Black

Oak Tree National

Karsten Creek

Paynes Valley

TPC Craig Ranch

OU Jimmie Austin

Golf Club of Houston 

Memorial Park

Woodlands CC Tournament Course

Kapalua Bay Course

 

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1 hour ago, FlyStayPlay.com said:
  1. Old Course, St Andrews
  2. Yas Links
  3. Kingsbarns
  4. Chambers Bay
  5. Jumeirah - Earth Course
  6. Tobacco Road
  7. Kiawah Island
  8. North Berwick
  9. Pinehurst #2
  10. Streamsong - Black

Nice list

On 10/7/2020 at 10:23 AM, dmc1368 said:

 

 

 

  1. Bandon Dunes
  2. Pacific Dunes
  3. Trump National Jupiter
  4. Isleworth Golf and Country Club
  5. Innisbrook Copperhead
  6. TPC Scottsdale
  7. TPC Colorado
  8. Bear Dance
  9. Pelican Hill
  10. Trump Doral

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On 10/6/2020 at 7:49 PM, Finky999 said:

I’ve been very lucky and have nice friends:

Augusta National GC

Shinnecock Hills GC

Pinehurst #2

Whistling Straits (Straits)

Country Club of Fairfield

Sea Island

Oakland Hills CC (South)

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)

Stanwich Golf Club

East Lake

Oh wow. Impressive list.  Your #1 is definitely my top bucket list to play. 

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TPC Southwind

Golden Horseshoe

Bethpage (all 5 courses)

Lake of Isles

PGA Village, Ryder and Dye

Caledonia

Tallgrass

Heritage

Kings North

Rio Secco

And I should get out on Southern Hills in the next month or two.

 

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  1. Old Course, St Andrews
  2. Kingsbarns
  3. Pinehurst #2
  4. Gleneagles - Centenary Course
  5. Atlanta Athletic Club - Highlands
  6. Sea Island - Seaside
  7. TPC Sawgrass
  8. Wolf Creek, Las Vegas
  9. Ko Olina GC, Oahu, Hawaii
  10. We Ko Pa  - Saguaro

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