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I can't come up with 10, but here is my list so far:

- Arcadia Bluffs - Bluffs Course (Arcadia, MI)
- Lakewood Shores - The Gailes (Oscoda, MI)
- Black Lake Golf Club (Onaway, MI)
- The Loon  (Gaylord, MI)
- The Legend (Bellaire, MI)
- Virginia Beach National Golf Club (Virginia Beach, VA)
- The Rock (Drummond Island, MI)
- Grandview Golf Club (Kalkaska, MI)
- Hawk's Eye (Bellaire, MI)
 

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13 hours ago, GSwag said:
  1. This is the view from the tee box of #14 at Virginia National Golf Club, in Bluemont, VA.  I used to be a member here back in 2005, and would drive about 45 minutes after work during the week to play it.  It was always wide open because it was so far from where anyone lived.  It was jam packed on the weekends as guys would make day trips just to play this place.  Unfortunately, the economics for the location of this course just don't work, and they closed a number of years ago. 

Apparently you used to drive right past my own home club, Stoneleigh GC in Round Hill.  I think another problem that Virginia National had was regular flooding of the lower-lying areas of the course.  If you have to recover from that every year or two, you better have a pretty strong revenue stream, and as you said, they were too far from the population centers to survive.

I took a look back at my own list, and I haven't played anyplace that would change it.  I did get to play North Berwick in June, and its really close, maybe that becomes Number 10-A

I also noticed that @ballplayer002003 was headed to Pinehurst over the summer, but can't remember seeing any post-trip commentary.  How did it go?

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

Apparently you used to drive right past my own home club, Stoneleigh GC in Round Hill.  I think another problem that Virginia National had was regular flooding of the lower-lying areas of the course.  If you have to recover from that every year or two, you better have a pretty strong revenue stream, and as you said, they were too far from the population centers to survive.

I used to drive past Stoneleigh every time I went out there.  Always wanted to stop there and play it, but never had the opportunity when I lived up there from 2001-2005.

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On 12/18/2019 at 11:37 AM, DaveP043 said:

Apparently you used to drive right past my own home club, Stoneleigh GC in Round Hill.  I think another problem that Virginia National had was regular flooding of the lower-lying areas of the course.  If you have to recover from that every year or two, you better have a pretty strong revenue stream, and as you said, they were too far from the population centers to survive.

I took a look back at my own list, and I haven't played anyplace that would change it.  I did get to play North Berwick in June, and its really close, maybe that becomes Number 10-A

I also noticed that @ballplayer002003 was headed to Pinehurst over the summer, but can't remember seeing any post-trip commentary.  How did it go?

When we played it this past summer it was in GREAT shape.  I had heard a lot of bad PR about the place but also heard it was on the rebound so we took a chance, just because a lot of us love Mike Strantz courses.  It was bloody hot that day (played it in the afternoon on our way to Pinehurst) and there was nobody on the course.  A storm rolled through for about 10 minutes but the course drained really well (again only about a 10 min rain so take what you will from that).  I really liked this course, and with all Strantz courses, I would need and want to play this again, now that I know what some of the holes actually do.  

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Bandon Dunes

Pacific Dunes

Wolf Creek, Mesquite, NV

Sand Hollow, St. George, UT

Indian Canyon, Spokane, WA

Circling Raven, Worley, ID

Mt. Dora, Orlando

Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe, Orlando

Promontory, Park City, UT

Glenwild, Park City, UT

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Not certain I'll make it to 10 officially, but here goes (of courses I've played)  - in no particular order:

1) Cog Hill - Chicagoland area

2) The Golf Club - New Albany, OH

3) Industry Hills (Eisenhower) - City of Industry, CA

4) Champion Lakes - Bolivar, PA (see my profile pic - 366 yard par 6 - LOL)

5) Coldstream CC, Cincinnati, OH

6) OSU Scarlet - Columbus, OH

7) Hamilton Elks, GC - Hamilton, OH (a Ross) 

 

Those are all of note that I've had the opportunity to play - (sighhh)

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My top 10, in no particular order:

  • Streamsong Red (FL)
  • Pebble Beach (CA)
  • Spyglass (CA)
  • Cypress Point (CA)
  • LA Country Club (North)
  • Quail Hollow CC (NC)
  • Hazeltine (MN)
  • Whistling Straits (Kohler)
  • Pinehurst No. 2 (NC)
  • Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)

 

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I can't come up with 10.  If I did, you would have never heard of 8 of them probably.

The best course I ever played was Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN.  Was fortunate to play there one summer back in the mid 90s.  Beautiful day.  Lovely walk.  Shot 81 I think.  Was great to see it on TV for the Ryder Cup a few years back.

Next in line would be Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS.  Played here a few times in a fundraising scramble.  Got to caddy there once for the US Women's Amateur.  Beautiful place.

Others are the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama.  All are great courses for a good price.

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Some of these will never make a top 10/100/1000 list but usually offered a parkland setting, reasonable rates, and less than four hour rounds. A couple on here suffer from conditioning but make up for it in design. We miss you Cheviot and Waterway Hills!

 

  • Harrison Hills Golf Club (IN)
  • Duke University Golf Course (NC)
  • Mystery Valley Golf Club (GA)
  • Eagle Creek (Sycamore) (IN)
  • Cheviot Hills Golf Course (NC) (closed)
  • Coffin Golf Course (IN)
  • Rivers Edge (SC)
  • The Pines Country Club (WV)
  • The Fort Golf Course (IN)
  • Waterway Hills (SC) (closed)
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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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My ten are:

Royal County Down

Royal Portrush

Bethpage - Black

St. Andrews - Old Course

St. Andrews - Castle Course

Carnoustie

Victoria National

Pasatiempo

Pacific Dunes

Spyglass

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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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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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