top ten courses

top ten courses

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    What would your top ten courses be if you were given free golf at them for the rest of your life? Would you pick a mixture of ones that were close and good balanced with excellent ones further away? Do you have easy ones for the chill days and challenging ones when you're feeling ready to take on the golfing world? Here's where I'd be twice a week:

    and then here:

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    Hmm,

    I haven't really played that many courses, but there is one that I can remember off of the top of my head that I'd like to play again in Arizona:

     

    The Talking Rock

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I'd like to play the courses in Scotland or some in England, too! It just seems like the place to play golf since it was invented somewhere over there.

    I'd also like to play some of the courses at the World Golf Village since my golf team always lodges there but we never play any of the courses in the village itself.

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    I have a few fav's from the places that I have been to - in no particular order - Augusta National and Pebble (see here), also Kapalua, TPC Sawgrass, Newport, Kittansett (MA), Rhode Island Country Club rank right up there for me.  

     

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    Here are some photos of the others:

    Newport Country Club

    Kittansett County Club

    Rhode Island Country Club

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    ToddL

    Here are some photos of the others:

    Newport Country Club

    Kittansett County Club

    Rhode Island Country Club

    RICC is a fun track.  Not very long and you really have to drive it straight (like all New England golf).  Have not had the pleasure to play Kittanset or Newport yet but they are definitely on the list for next year.

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    Well I haven't been to any top ones as of yet.  I'm wanting to play several midwest courses first since it would probably be a while before I get to others.

    The Harvester (http://www.harvestergolf.com/index.html)

    Blue Top Ridge at Riverside (http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com/golf.php)

    TPC Deere Run

    Cog Hill

    Whistling Straits

    Hazeltine

    After those I'd start thinking others like Myrtle, Pebble, TPC Sawgrass, Bethpage, Kapula plantation, etc.

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    There are two courses that I have said are places I want to go before I get packed in dirt permanently....

    Pebble Beach and The Old Course.

    The rest are great, surely beautiful.... But I'm focused.....

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    Tar Heel

    There are two courses that I have said are places I want to go before I get packed in dirt permanently....

    Pebble Beach and The Old Course.

    The rest are great, surely beautiful.... But I'm focused.....

    Tar Heel, you MUST play the old course, It's tremendous, the home of golf and all that. You must also hit the ball over the roof of the old course hotel, none of the laying it up with a short iron round the dog leg. You also need to take a moment on the 18th to remember how Nicklaus famously drove the green. You should also take in Glen eagles when you are there. The courses are scenic and lovely, more parkland than links: I've had some great times on these courses with my Dad: Happy Days.

    I'd really like to play pebble beach. I could be very focused about that.

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    Nice Todd, would you rank them in any order or just happy to play them all? They look great. I really would like to play Augusta as well as pebble beach.

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    Devin_Gmitter

    ToddL

    Here are some photos of the others:

    Newport Country Club

    Kittansett County Club

    Rhode Island Country Club

    RICC is a fun track.  Not very long and you really have to drive it straight (like all New England golf).  Have not had the pleasure to play Kittanset or Newport yet but they are definitely on the list for next year.

     

    Hey Devin, Kittanset looks fantastic with the peninsula as a great back drop. I think you need to get yourself down there and post some pictures of your round.

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    Justin, the harvester looks beautiful and rustic. I think pebble is a must and TPC Sawgrass.

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    ToddL,

    Actually got lucky enough to get a time at Newport CC in next weekend.  I will snap some photos!

     

    DG

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    No one seems to have addressed your original question, Fairway.  For me, I'd have to pick at least five courses near me, so I could play a different course every weekday (as a retiree, I don't play much on the busy weekends).  It would be wonderful to pick five course to travel to, but it would be very hard to do, because of the travel costs.  Like everyone else, I'd love to play Pebble Beach, Augusta National, and The Old Course, but getting there to play more than once would break my bank very quickly.  I'd probably pick some tournament quality courses near me here in Texas, like Colonial, TPC San Antonio, TPC Four Seasons in Irving, and possibly the TPC Louisiana, and Annandale (Madison, MS).

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    Devin_Gmitter

    ToddL,

    Actually got lucky enough to get a time at Newport CC in next weekend.  I will snap some photos!

     

    DG

     

    So where is my invite?

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    19hole

    Devin_Gmitter

    ToddL,

    Actually got lucky enough to get a time at Newport CC in next weekend.  I will snap some photos!

     

    DG

     

    So where is my invite?

     

    Rick - it must be in the mail along with my invite...