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Your favorite GC

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
The question is as simple as it gets: which golf course you have already played at is your favorite one and why?
For me the answer is Le Meridien Moscow country Club GC since its the best one of those i`ve ever played at.
It has the best layout, stuggering design and almost always is in nearly perfect condition in every respect.
post #2 of 14
Best Value course I have played is a small muni in PA, Twin Ponds, not long but makes you work.

I played Merion, kicked my ass...twice, no desire to return. UNCLE!
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Merion East?...wow..why no desire?? how much did you scorre?
post #4 of 14
Toughest course I've played - Caberfae Peaks Golf
Favourite because its challenging, yet has a few confidence building holes - Emerald Vale, Manton Michigan.
post #5 of 14

hmm - several thoughts...

(all time) Pebble Beach, Carmel, CA- tough not to pick it; beautiful layout/views, challenging but fair, felt like I could break 90 on it, if I had enough cash to play it twice a year. uncrowded when I played, good pace, and good condition. Also, had a caddy, so felt like my Dad and I were big timing it. http://www.pebblebeach.com/page.asp?id=704

(Hawaii) Mauna Kea, Big Island, HI- I usually do play this course twice a year and love it. Beautiful layout/views, challenging but fair, good pace, uncrowded. Currently being renovated at same time as Mauna Kea Hotel. http://www.princeresortshawaii.com/m...to-gallery.php (go to golf photos)

(close to home) Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA - Great Alistair McKenzie track in the hills above Santa Cruz. Nice flow, tough greens, good conditions. Pretty fair price, considering everything, especially compared to Pebble Beach/Spyglass (45 mins. south) or Half Moon Bay (30 mins. north). http://www.pasatiempo.com/web/photos_slideshows.php

(sentimental) Prince Course, Princeville, Kauai, HI - We spread my Mom's ashes on this course at her request (she was an avid golfer). Most beautiful course you'll find anywhere: ocean views, waterfalls, distant mountains, lush. I would say it's almost unfairly tough with a lot of forced carries, except my Mom broke 100 on it. My best was a 92 on a windy day, which was perhaps the best round I've ever played when one takes into account the conditions. http://www.princeville.com/prince_course.html

[FWIW, I'm about an 18 handicap, but only b/c my short game never gets any work. If I'm playing a bit, I play more like a 13. ]
post #6 of 14
Two favorites:
Hyannisport GC on the Cape....great mix of holes and ocean views on most
Pinehurst #8....prettiest inland course I've ever played

Pinehurst #2...LONG but what makes it brutal is the crowned greens which are brutally sloped and fast as hell. Simply put you can almost add a stroke a hole to what you normally would shoot if played from the back tees
post #7 of 14
My new fav. in University Place Wash.

post #8 of 14
Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
My new fav. in University Place Wash.

Friend just played there a week ago He said
post #9 of 14
My favorite is Torrey Pines South because it is "in your face" golf. The designers did not resort to tricks to make the course challenging. Good shots are rewarded, bad shots are punished and there are plenty of risk/reward decisions to make. The other thing I like about Torrey Pines is that I've always found good company on the course. You'll definitely find a different breed of player on that course. O yeah - and the views are pretty special too.

I know that there are many other course out there that I'd like better than Torrey Pines. I just have not played them yet.
post #10 of 14
Carne - County Mayo.

Enniscrone - County Sligo.

Two great West of Ireland links courses with reasonable green fees.

Carne has a magnificent setting. Enniscrone has great greens.


post #11 of 14
Hard to pick just one.
I've played the Plantation Course at Kapalua many times, and it's always a treat.
Played the Prince Course at Princeville once, and it badly kicked my butt. I have to agree with Dino, though, that it may be the most beautiful course in the world. Like Pasatiempo also, even if some duffer shanked a tee shot so badly he caught my ankle on the fly and pretty much crippled me for the rest of my round.
Played Bandon Dunes once, and fell in love. Can't wait to get back there again someday (especially before it becomes -- like Pebble Beach -- just too damn expensive).
Osprey Ridge & Eagle Trace at Disney in Orlando are fabulous; you'd never know you were in the magic kingdom.
post #12 of 14
Here in Dayton, it's the Cash. (NCR South) 69 PGA, USGA Women's Open, USGA Mid-Am and 2005 USGA Sr. Open. Great classic course set in the rolling hills on the South side of Dayton.

I've played a bunch of courses around Orlando, 3 Disney courses (Magnolia, Palm and Osprey Ridge), OCN (Panther, Crooked Cat and Tooth), Champions Gate International, Southern Dunes, Falcon's Fire, Diamond Back, etc. However, my favorite was Orange Tree. If you can get on, play it.

I've played golf in other places too. What I'd really like to do is go to Scotland and play. I think I would have a great time over there since I have a mid-low ball flight and I am a pretty good player in the wind.
post #13 of 14
Bethpage Black.
Ha ha.
Play it if you can!

Hidden gem favorite:
Conklin Player's Club in Conklin, NY.
post #14 of 14
Royal St Georges, Kent: classic links course.

Walton Heath, Surrey (the last place the US whupped the Brits in the Ryder Cup before the Euros joined and it went to the Belfry).

Vilamoura, Old Course (Portugal).

Ballyliffin (Ireland).

The European (Ireland).

Ah, too many, too many ...
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