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1. Royal Melbourne (West)

2. Royal Melbourne (East)

3. Muirfield

4. Muirfield Village

5. Kingston Heath

6. North Berwick

7. Royal Porthcawl

8. Kingsbarns

9. Victoria 

10. Gleneagles (Kings)

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1. Royal County Down

2. Pine Valley

3. Merion

4. Pinehurst #4

5. Old Elm

6. Bandon Dunes

7. Old Head

8. Old Course St Andrews

9. Shoreacres

10. Whistling Sraits

I have 11 hole in one's and  1 double eagle. My greatest achievement was back to back eagles on two sucessive par 4's

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Off the top of my head - I have only played local here in Indiana and no golf trips yet in life!! But here are mine for Indiana!

  1. Purgatory GC
  2. Kampen-Cosler Course, Purdue University Golf Complex
  3. Harrison Hills GC
  4. Coyote Crossing GC
  5. Disney, Florida - I was like 10 years old but it was one of the nicest courses I have ever played! But can't be #1 when I was so young, ha!
  6. Plum Creek GC
  7. Stony Creek GC - great par 3 course there too!
  8. Noble Hawk Golf Links
  9. Ackerman-Allen Course, Purdue University Golf Complex
  10. Gray Eagle GC

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56°W: Lazrus, 56°, 12°, 35.25", D4, Milled face, Forged head, steel

60°W: Lazrus, 60°, 10°, 35.25", D4, Milled face, Forged head, steel

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Turnberry Ailsa

Royal Dornoch


Castle Stewart

New Course




Tour 18 Houston

Epic Scotland trip this summer!




John Rich

Driver- Callaway Maverick SZ

3 wood- Callaway Maverick

5 wood- Callaway 

Irons- PXG 0211 5-AW

Wedges - Cleveland Zipcore 52

Putter- Odyssey O works


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On 4/30/2019 at 6:55 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'!


This is one hell of a list, awesome! I clearly need to travel more! 🙂


Mine isn't quite as pretty but I'd say mine would be:

1. The Ocean Course at Kiawah

2. Wolf Creek - Mesquite

3. Dorado Beach - Puerto Rico

4. Coyote Springs

5. Links at Wild Dunes

6. Castle Pines

7. Ozarks National

8. Old Corkscrew

9. Ledges St. George

10. Colbert Hills



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Royal Birkdale

Old Course St Andrews

Royal Lytham and St Annes

Royal Liverpool


Royal Troon

The Belfry Brabazon



Woodhall Spa



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Wedges; Cleveland RTX4 50-54-58

Putter; TaylorMade Spider X

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Merion, Congressional (both courses), Turnberry Alisa, Cruden Bay, St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Pebble Beach, Troon

I live in NC, golf as often as possible, play the Amateur Players Tour when I can 

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Golf de Morfontaine, France

St Andrews Old Course

Chantilly (Vineuil), France

Fontainebleau, France

Saint Germain (grand parcours), France

Royal Antwerp, Belgium

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Medoc (chateau), France

Royal Limbourg, Belgium

Royal Zoute (Championship), Belgium

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Hybrid: Ping Answer 20, TFC 800H 
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Wedges: Miura Forged 51, 55, 60 - Project X
Putter:  Valgrine - Phoenix

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My Top 10 courses list:

Heavily influenced by weather and the company I was keeping

1. Royal Portrush
2. Royal County Down
3. Murfield
4. Old Memorial
5. Canterbury Golf Club
6. Coldstream Country Club
7. Camargo Country Club
8. St. Andrews
9. Gold Mountain
10. Bethpage (Black)

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Not in any order, but my most enjoyable golf experiences have been on these courses



Mammoth Dunes

Sweetens Cove

Sand Valley



Loch Lloyd 

Lamoni CC

Mystic Hills (now Horseshoe Farms)

_________ (saving this last spot for my trip to Bandon in 2 weeks)



Gimme Golf Club - "Everyone Only"

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Wedges change daily...

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  1. Golf International Olivier Bréaud’, Tahiti
  2. Kona Country Club, Kona, Hawaii
  3. Royal Queensland, Australia 
  4. Upton Estate Golf and Country Club, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  5. Punta Blanca Golf Course, DR
  6. We-Ko-Pa, Arizona
  7. Greyhawk, Arizona
  8. The Raven, Arizona
  9. Southern Dunes, Arizona
  10. Troon North, Arizona


I'm 72 years old and I enjoy playing golf at least once a week.

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Gamble Sands

Bandon Dunes

The Ranch - Keystone

Lake Chelan municipal

Circling Raven

Bandon Trails

M A 8

Salish Cliffs

Lake Padden

Dormie Club




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Irons:   :srixon-small: ZX7 PW-7i, ZX5 6i-5i

Wedges: :cleveland-small:  Zipcore 50°, 58°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

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Ballybunion Ireland

Carnoustie Scotland

Ocean Course Kiawah

East Lake 70s and 80s pre Tom Cousins

Woodlands TX

TPC Memphis before it was bought 80s 90s.

Woodmont WashDC


Honorable Mention

Castle - St Andrews, less than 5 years old I believe.

Driver FW - Titleist 917

Irons 4 to 8 - Titleist T300 2° flat

Irons 9 to wedges - George Nicoll Royal musclebacks 70s vintage

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select blackout

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1. Woodhall Spa Hotchkin

2. Walton Heath Old

3. Carnoustie

4. Ballybunion Old

5. Bethpage Black

6. Royal North Devon

7. Royal County Down

8. Sunningdale Old

9. Wentworth West (pre 2004)

10. Pebble Beach

Honourable mentions to Bandon Dunes, Royal Troon, Royal St. Georges and St. Andrews Eden


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I didn’t really think about all the cool courses I’ve played until this post! I think the best part is that the list I want to play continues to keep growing. I wanted to mix in some TPCs, but they didn’t have the memories like the courses listed below:

1. Pebble Beach

2. Springfield Village Golf Course

3. Incline Village

4. Spyglass 

5. Wolf Creek

6. Spanish Bay

7. Tobacco Road

8. Edgewood

9. Warren

10. Royal Tangier Golf Club


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Hard put them in order, each was amazing in its own way.

Riviera Country Club

National Golf Links of America

Bandon Dunes

The Old Course

Trump International Golf Links Aberdeen

PGA West Nicholas Tournament

Pebble Beach

Bethpage Black

Whistling Straits

Baltusrol Golf Club

Steven "Marty" Grant

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Ocean Course

Wannamoisett, Rhode Island



The old Sawgrass (original)


Copperhead at Innisbrook

Steel Canyon near San Diego (hidden gem at tge time I played it 20 years ago)

Wildcat Cliffs, Highland, NC

Pawleys Plantation, SC



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I play local, Southern California.  Sherwood CC is my favorite, Rivera, La Costa, La Jolla. Coto, Marbella, Tijeras Creek, Friendly Hills. I grew up playing Lakewood CC.

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Old Head Golf Club (Ireland)

TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, FL

Oakmont Country Club, PA

Bay Hill Golf Club.FL

The Golf Club (New Albany, Ohio)

The Ocean Course-Kiawah, SC

The European Club (Ireland)

Waterville Golf Club (Ireland)

Troon North. AZ

Greyhawk Golf Club, AZ


Thoroughly enjoy playing golf, but if I did it for a living, I would stave.

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1. St. Andrew's Links - Jubilee 

2. Royal Aberdeen GC 

3. Whistling Straits 

4. St. Andrew's Links - Old Course

5. Buffalo Ridge - Branson

6. Ozarks National - Branson

7. Paynes Valley - Branson

8. We-ko-pa - Cholla GC

9. Grande Dunes GC (Resort Course) Myrtle Beach

10. Greywalls - Marquette, MI

10.1 The Club at Lac La Belle

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5w - Titleist TSI w/ Mitsubishi Tensei 65g Stiff

HYB - Titleist TSi 21* w/ Mitsubishi Diamana 65g Stiff

Irons - 4-PW Takomo 101T w/ KBS Tour Stiff 

Wedges - Cleveland RTX ZipCore 52/10 56/12 60/8 w/ TrueTemper T100

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

Ball - Sirxon Z Star XV

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In no particular order:

  1. East Lake, Atlanta
  2. The Honors Course, Ooltewah, TN
  3. Sweetens Cove, South Pittsburg, TN
  4. The River Club, Atlanta, GA
  5. The Virginian, Bristol, VA
  6. Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC
  7. Caladonia Golf and Fish Club, Pawley's Island , SC
  8. Holston Hills, Knoxville, TN
  9. Olde Stone, Bowling Green, KY
  10. Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, TN


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Wedges:.   :vokey-small:Titleist Vokey SM9, 50, 56 with KBS Tour stiff shaft

Wedges:.   :vokey-small:Titleist Vokey SM7, 60* with Tour Flt stiff shaft

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My top ten in no particular order:

Portmarnock (Ireland), Pinehurst No. 2 (NC), Oakmont (PA), Royal Portrush (Ireland), Prestwick GC (Scotland), Castle Stuart (Scotland), Kingsbarns Dundee (Scotland), Gleneagles Kings (Scotland), Spyglass (CA), Doral Black (FL).


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