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Top 10 favorite PUBLIC courses you've played
Mongo68
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CoG, posted a status update of his top 10 courses. So it got me thinking, what's YOUR top 10 favorites? Eliminating private courses, what are your top 10 favorite PUBLIC courses that you've played?

Interestingly, 3 of mine are Mike Strantz designs (Caledonia, Tobacco Road & Tot Hill Farm)

1.St. Andrews Old Course (St. Andrews, SCO)
2.Caledonia (Myrtle Beach, SC)
3.Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
4.Golf Club @ Glen Mills (Glen Mills, PA)
5.Tidewater GC (N. Myrtle Beach, SC)
6.Twin Warriors GC(Bernalillo, NM)
7.Musket Ridge GC (Myersville, MD)
8.Broad Run Golfer's Club (West Chester, PA)
9.Bulle Rock (Havre de Grace, MD)
10.Tot Hill Farm (Asheboro, NC)
cogolfer1
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# 1    10/12/2017 8:56:43 PM   
1) Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
2) Pinehurst #2 (Pinehurst, NC)
3) Arrowhead Pointe (Elberton, GA)
4) The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, CO)
5) Golf Club at Bear Dance (Larkspur, CO)
6) Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton, CO)
7) Glen Mills (Philadelphia, PA)
8) The Dunes at Maui Lani (Kahului, HI)
9) Stonelick Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
10) Kahili Golf Course (Kahului, HI)

You're welcome for the creative inspiration!


Egor
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# 2    10/12/2017 10:50:23 PM   
1. Four Mile Ranch (Cañon City, CO)
2. Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
3. Shining Mountain Golf Club (Woodland Park, CO)
4. Hampton Cove (Birmingham, AL)
5. Esplanade Golf & Country Club (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
6. Iron Valley Golf Club (Lebanon, PA)
7. The Ridges at Village Creek (Wynne, AR)

I may add more later. 4MR in Cañon City is one I'd love to go back to soon. The top 3 courses are mountainous as is Village Creek. I love courses with big drops and rises in elevation.

Not played, but I'm sure I will and will love it is www.haymakergolf.com - Haymaker in Steamboat Springs, CO


JayPet
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# 3    10/13/2017 6:07:36 AM   
I've played all over the place and my rankings are just based on my experience of the course, and not score. (But these lists get a bit influenced by how well you played, and sometimes the company you keep)

The only course I've ever played, public or private, where I felt compelled to snap a picture on every tee box was my #1. I was tooth and nail to break 80 too.

1) Wolf Creek
2) Coyote Springs
3) Beth Page Black
4) Casa De Campo - Teeth of the Dog
5) Cascata
6) Streamsong Red
7) We Ko Pa
8) Tobacco Road
9) World Woods - Pine Barrens
10) Torrey Pine North


cogolfer1
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# 4    10/13/2017 8:08:03 AM   

1) Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
2) Pinehurst #2 (Pinehurst, NC)
3) Arrowhead Pointe (Elberton, GA)
4) The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, CO)
5) Golf Club at Bear Dance (Larkspur, CO)
6) Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton, CO)
7) Glen Mills (Philadelphia, PA)
8) The Dunes at Maui Lani (Kahului, HI)
9) Stonelick Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
10) Kahili Golf Course (Kahului, HI)

You're welcome for the creative inspiration!


Seeing as how I'm the only one so far who's listed resort courses on here, I'll add two true daily-fee courses here so that things are interchangeable. That way, if you don't look at The Broadmoor and Pinehurst as true public courses, you can still read my rankings and be satisfied.

The Ridge at Castle Pines (Castle Pines, CO) and The Walker Course at Clemson (Clemson, SC) would be #11 and #12.


Mongo68
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# 5    10/13/2017 8:33:22 AM   

I've played all over the place and my rankings are just based on my experience of the course, and not score. (But these lists get a bit influenced by how well you played, and sometimes the company you keep)



Mine are based on overall experience, nor score as well. Tidewater was the worst round I can remember and I shot 101 but the course was awesome. St. Andrews, same thing and I shot 99 there 16 years ago. Whereas I purposely didn't put Pinehurst #2 on my list because it was just too penal for me. I could get off the tee fine but sticking the greens for 90% of players is damn tough and I didn't enjoy that part of it. Nostalgia factor was great but just a bit too much for me, plus I was having a crappy iron day to begin with.


# 6    10/13/2017 10:03:36 AM   
1) Tobacco Road
2) World Woods, Pine Barrens.
3) Whiskey Creek
4) Preserve at Verde
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10) Crooked Creek


dmpcoco99
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# 7    10/14/2017 12:50:29 PM   
1. Ledgestone (Reed Springs, MO)
2. Silver Rock (La Quinta, CA)
3. Desert Dunes (Desert Hot Springs, CA)
4. TPC (Scottsdale,AZ)
5. Troon North Pinnacle (Scottsdale AZ)
6. Eagle Falls (Indio, CA)
7. Willbrook Plantation (Myrtle Beach, SC)
8. Red Hawk (Temecula, CA)
9. The Vineyard (Escondido, CA)
10. Hilldale (Hoffman Estates,IL)


LyinLewis
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# 8    10/15/2017 9:27:09 AM   
1. Old Course St Andrews
2. Pacific Dunes
3. Prestwick
4. Pebble Beach
5. Muirfield
6. North Berwick
7. Bandon Dunes
8. Streamsong Red
9: Chambers Bay
10. Carnoustie


LyinLewis
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# 9    10/15/2017 9:29:23 AM   

I've played all over the place and my rankings are just based on my experience of the course, and not score. (But these lists get a bit influenced by how well you played, and sometimes the company you keep)

The only course I've ever played, public or private, where I felt compelled to snap a picture on every tee box was my #1. I was tooth and nail to break 80 too.

1) Wolf Creek
2) Coyote Springs
3) Beth Page Black
4) Casa De Campo - Teeth of the Dog
5) Cascata
6) Streamsong Red
7) We Ko Pa
8) Tobacco Road
9) World Woods - Pine Barrens
10) Torrey Pine North




I liked Wolf Creek- moonscape


JayPet
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# 10    10/16/2017 7:26:22 PM   

1) Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
2) Pinehurst #2 (Pinehurst, NC)
3) Arrowhead Pointe (Elberton, GA)
4) The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, CO)
5) Golf Club at Bear Dance (Larkspur, CO)
6) Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton, CO)
7) Glen Mills (Philadelphia, PA)
8) The Dunes at Maui Lani (Kahului, HI)
9) Stonelick Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
10) Kahili Golf Course (Kahului, HI)

You're welcome for the creative inspiration!


If Tobacco Road and Pinehurst are tops on your list, World Woods - Pine Barrens wouldvt made it to Top 3 on your list if you joined us last year. That course is a cross between both those courses.


# 11    10/16/2017 8:39:27 PM   


1) Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
2) Pinehurst #2 (Pinehurst, NC)
3) Arrowhead Pointe (Elberton, GA)
4) The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, CO)
5) Golf Club at Bear Dance (Larkspur, CO)
6) Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton, CO)
7) Glen Mills (Philadelphia, PA)
8) The Dunes at Maui Lani (Kahului, HI)
9) Stonelick Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
10) Kahili Golf Course (Kahului, HI)

You're welcome for the creative inspiration!


If Tobacco Road and Pinehurst are tops on your list, World Woods - Pine Barrens wouldvt made it to Top 3 on your list if you joined us last year. That course is a cross between both those courses.


I had to flip a coin to decide between the two. Loved PB.


OtterMan08
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# 12    10/16/2017 8:46:53 PM   
1. Eagles Landing (Ocean City Md.)
2. River Run (OCM)
3. The Gauntlet (Va.)
4. Broad Run (Pa.)
5. Raven's Claw (Pa.)
6. Makefield Highlands (Pa.)
7. Rancocas (NJ)
8. Woodcrest CC (NJ)
9. Cobbs Creek Olde (Pa.)
10. White Clay Creek (De.)

Not really in any order, just looked back through my rounds for the ones that stuck out for one reason or another.


wvu2011nj
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# 13    10/18/2017 4:10:48 PM   
1) Harbourtown (Hilton Head Island, SC)
2) Links at Lighthouse Sound (Ocean City, MD)
3) Tobacco Road (Pinehurst, SC)
4) Bethpage Black (Farmingdale, NY)
5) Barton Creek - Fazio Canyons (Austin, TX)
6) Ballyowen (Hamburg, NJ)
7) Walt Disney World - Palm (Orlando, FL)
8) Rum Point Seaside Golf Links (Ocean City, MD)
9) Heron Point (Hilton Head Island, SC)
10) Walker Course at Clemson (Clemson, SC)


HOGAN418
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# 14    10/19/2017 2:03:46 PM   
1. Pinehurst #4
2. Tobacco Road
3. King's North- Myrtle Beach
4. Kampen Course- Purdue University
5. Augusta Pines- Spring, Tx
6. The Quarry- San Antonio, Tx
7. Mariana Butte- Loveland, CO
8. Squaw Valley- Glen Rose, Tx
9. Eagle Pointe- Baytown, Tx
10.Tribute- The Colony, Tx


# 15    10/19/2017 3:54:53 PM   

1. Pinehurst #4
2. Tobacco Road
3. King's North- Myrtle Beach
4. Kampen Course- Purdue University
5. Augusta Pines- Spring, Tx
6. The Quarry- San Antonio, Tx
7. Mariana Butte- Loveland, CO
8. Squaw Valley- Glen Rose, Tx
9. Eagle Pointe- Baytown, Tx
10.Tribute- The Colony, Tx



What? No pecan plantation on that list?


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