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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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  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
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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

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:scotty-cameron-1: Select Roundback 2014

 

 

 

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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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My Top Ten favorites I've Played: 

The Old Course (St. Andrews)

Pinehurst #2

Oakland Hills

Lahinch

The Ocean Course (Kiawah)

East Lake

Quail Hollow

Sugarloaf (Atlanta)

Linville Golf Club 

Bay Hill

 

 

 

 

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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

3W Callaway Diablo Octane 15 degree, 56 lie, 43"

Taylormade Rocketballz 10.5 degree 46"

 

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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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Wedges:  Cleveland CBX zipcore 46*, 50*, CBX 54*, CBX2 58*

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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. 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
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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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