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This list is ever changing, and I feel certain that it will change again in September when I travel to Ireland to play. As things stand today however, my list is as follows:
1) Quaker Ridge Scarsdale, NY
2) Maidstone East Hampton, NY
3) Baltusrol (lower) Springfield, NY
3) Pinehurst #2 Pinehurst, NC
5) Torrey Pines (south) La Jolla, CA
6) Mid Pines Pinehurst, NC
7) Ocean Course Kiawah Island, SC
8 Deepdale Manhassett, NY
9) Harbor Town Hilton head, SC
10) Firestone (south) Akron, OH

I have said that if you told me I could only play a single course for the rest of my days, I would choose Quaker Ridge.


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Mauni Lani

Mauni Kea

King Kamehameha Golf Club

Pronghorn (Private Side) - Oregon

Torry Pines - South Course

Olympic View - BC Canada

Red Tail - Boston

Glenn Annie - Santa Barbara

Langdon Farms - Oregon

Bayonet/Black Horse - Monterey Calif.


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Harbour Town

Bradenton CC

Forest Creek North

CC of North Carolina - Dogwood

Wakonda Club

Southern Pines

Pine Needles 

Shadown Glen GC

Davenport CC

Kiva Dunes


Taylormade Sim 9.0

Taylormade sim2 13.5

Srixon z irons

SM8 Vijay wedges (54,58)

Odyssey Double Wide putter

Taylormade TP5

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Bethpage Black (NY)

TPC River Highlands (CT)

 Grand Cypress Links Course (Fl)

Grand Cypress Florida Course (FL)

the Links at Union Vale (Ny)

Patriot Hills (NY)

Celebration Golf Club (Fl)

Magnolia/Palm Courses at Disney world 

Orange County National Panther Lake (FL)

If anyone has any must play recommendations, please let me know! My group is always looking for fun buddies trip locations.


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3 wood - Stealth 2, ventus red, stiff 

Hybrid - stealth 2 plus 19.5 degrees, Kai li red stiff 

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Still on the younger side so I’m sure this list will change as more opportunities present themselves, so in no particular order:

  • Kinloch (VA)
  • Columbia Country Club (MD)
  • Whistling Straits (Irish) (WI)
  • Sea Island (Seaside) (GA)
  • Golden Horseshoe (VA)
  • Cliffs Mountain Park (SC)
  • Cliffs Keowee Vineyards (SC)
  • Mission Inn (FL)
  • Boothbay Harbor (ME)
  • Curahee Club (GA)

Driver: Stealth 2+ 

3w: Stealth 2+ 

5w: Titleist 917 F2

Irons: 4i P790, 5-pw New Level 902-PD

Wedges: SM9 50, 54, 58

Putter: 2020 Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5

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1. Shinnecock Hills

2. National Golf Links of America 

3. Sebonack Golf Club

4. Pebble Beach Golf Links

5. Yale Golf Course

6. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

7. American Dunes Golf Club

8. Egypt Valley Country Club (both Ridge and Valley course)

9. Angles Crossing Golf Club

10. Hemlock Golf Club

Andrew Dykstra 

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Holy Smokes, some of the lists make me jealous!! My top 10 in no particular order:

1 - 4 Kohler Courses

5 Erin Hills

6 The Bog (Saukville, WI)

7 Boulders

8 Troon North Pinnacle

9 Wickenburg

10 Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club - because it's the course I grew up on and a hidden gem in upstate NY

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  • 3 Wood - Callaway Paradym X 16.5 - Project X HZDRS Gen 4 50
  • 5 Wood - Callaway Paradym X 18.5 - Project X HZDRS Gen 4 50
  • Irons - Ping i20s 4 - PW - Project X 6.0
  • Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM5 52-10, 56-12 & 60-08 - Project X 6.0
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  • Golf Ball - 2023 Titleist Pro V1X Left Dash
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It's so cool to see all of the courses people have played. I'm jealous of your lists! As of August 2023, here's my 10 favorites, in no particular order of rank:

  • Whistling Straits - Straits Course
  • Whistling Straits - Irish Course
  • Erin Hills
  • St. Andrews - Old Course
  • Royal Dornoch - Championship Course
  • Ko'Olau Golf Club (now closed)
  • Blackwolf Run - River Course
  • Sea Island - Seaside Course
  • Fairmont St. Andrews - Torrance Course
  • St. Andrews - Duke's Course
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I haven’t gotten to play a wide arrange of courses. Played a few good ones. Probably can’t come up with 10, but I’ll try. In no particular order. Valhalla, Victoria Natl, Crooked Stick, Kiva Dunes, Pete Dye @ French Lick, Donald Ross @ French Lick, The UClub of Kentucky, Old Stone, Stonehenge, Indian Hills CC, pretty much wrap it up. I’m sure I’ve missed one or two, along the RTJ trail, but all these come to mind. 

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  1. Islesworth
  2. Doral 
  3. Johns island west
  4. LPGA International
  5. Air Force Academy
  6. Championsgate (international)
  7. Disney (Magnolia)
  8. World Woods
  9. Southern Dunes
  10. Fairfield Country Club

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12 minutes ago, trike11 said:

Holy Smokes, some of the lists make me jealous!! My top 10 in no particular order:

1 - 4 Kohler Courses

5 Erin Hills

6 The Bog (Saukville, WI)

7 Boulders

8 Troon North Pinnacle

9 Wickenburg

10 Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club - because it's the course I grew up on and a hidden gem in upstate NY

I'm in Wisconsin, looks like you've been in my neck of the woods a lot. I had a difficult time leaving the Meadow Valleys Course in Kohler off the list, it's a lot of fun too. The Bog is a great choice. We are so lucky to have so many great courses in the state. And still a lot to get to for me, like SentryWorld and the courses at Sand Valley. I'm playing The Club at Lac La Belle on Monday, maybe that will make a push into my top 10, I've heard great things.

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Pinehurst #2

Baltusrol Upper & Lower


Bulle Rock

Rum Point

Lighthouse Sound


Pinehurst #4

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3&5 Woods PXG 0311 Gen 5 Cypher R Flex

4 Utility PXK 0311 Gen 5 Cypher R Flex

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1. Pebble Beach

2. Arcadia (Bluffs Course)

3. Ocean Course at Kiawah

4. Whistling Straits

5. Greywalls (Marquette CC)

6.  Spyglass

7.  Harbor Shores

8.  American Dunes

9.  Arcadia (South Course)

10. Forest Dunes

6 of those courses are west side/UP of Michigan and not just because I'm a Homer!  If not familiar with Michigan golf, definitely check it out.  

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I haven’t traveled much to play golf. I just play a lot of local courses. But when I’ve traveled:

1. Mauna Lani (classic)

2. Kelly Plantation

3. TPC Louisiana

4. Metairie country club

5. Emerald Bay

6. Diamondhead (cardinal)

7. The Bridges 

8. Windance

9. LaTour

10. Lakewood

Geaux Tigers

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Oak Hill CC. Muirfield Village. Jupiter Hills CC. Pebble Beach. TPC Sawgrass. Reynolds Plantation. Spyglass. PGA National The Champion course. Spanish Bay. Squire Creek CC   

James Swanson

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My top ten played:

1. Pinehurst #2

2. Kiawah

3. Tobacco Road

4. Blessings 

5. Crosswater Club @ Sunriver Resort

6. The Harvester

7. Harbour Town

8. Mt. Mitchell

9. Palmetto Golf Club

10. Trump National LA

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Firestone South

Firestone North

Muirfield Village


Oakland Hills

The Ocean Course Kiawah

Harbour Town

Arcadia Bluffs

Canterbury Golf Club

Brookside Country Club



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Mizuno Hot Metal JPX923 5-Gap

Callaway Jaws 56* Wedge

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Here is my top 10 in order of my favorites...

1. Winged Foot West

2. Fishers Island

3. Riviera CC

4. Old Sandwich

5. Bluejack National

6. The Country Club

7. Winged Foot East

8. Wannamoisett CC

9. Kittansett CC

10. Torrey Pines South

Taylormade SIM 9*
Ping G425 16* Hybrid

Titleist U510 3 iron

Titleist T100s

Vokey 54*/58*
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Here we go

Wolf Creek

LaQuinta Mountain course

Classic Club

Bulle Rock

Whiskey Creek

Paiute Wolf Course

The Crossings

Golden Triangle Gold course

Norbeck Country Club

Marsh Harbour





Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion

3wood: Titleist 917F

5 wood: Titleist 917F

irons Titleist T350 5-pe

hybrids Taylormade 4 

wedges: Titleist SM8 50/54/58

putter: Scotty Cameron Newport slotback

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1.  Whistling Straits - Straits Course

2.  Pinehurst - #2

3.  Pinehurst - #6

4.  Hazel fine

5.  Whistling Straits - Irish Course

6.  The Quarry

7.  The Wilderness

8.  Warwick Hills

9.  Troy Burne

10. Mendakota or Somerset


Titleist 913 Driver @ 10.5

Titleist 913 FW @ 16.5

Titleist 913 HB @ 19

Titleist 913 HB @ 23

Ping G25 - 5-U

Cleveland 54 & 58

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Haven’t got a top 10 but the most memorable are:

Ballybunion (Old Course)

St. Andrews (Old and Jubilee)


Torrey Pines (North)

Riverwood Resort (where I learned to play — and still do)


Driver:  Ping G425 Max (10.5º; Regular )

Fwy:  Cobra King SZ (3; Regular); Ping G410 (5; Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G410 (22º and 26º; Regular)

Irons: Ping G410 (6-U)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (54º/12º), and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 (58º/8º)

Putter:  Ping Karsten Anser X

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