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Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

Top 5 Courses you’ve played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

Top 5 Courses you’ve played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

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Someone asked me recently to quickly name the top 5 courses on my wish list.

That wish list includes many more than the 5 that I’ve selected here. 5 are in the USA, and 5 are in The Rest of the World!

Thought I’d share the ones that came to me when I couldn’t take time to ponder.

5 Golf Courses I’ve Played in the USA.

1. Augusta National.  Augusta, GA.  

The finest golf experience I have ever had!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

2. Cypress Point. Pebble Beach, CA.  

A pleasure to play.  Tough though!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

3. Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pebble Beach, CA.

The vistas take your mind away from your golf!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

4. Shinnecock Hills. Southhampton, NY.

Looks like a wide-open course, but drive the ball straight!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

5. The National Golf Links of America. Southhampton, NY.  

What a treat to play this the day after I played Shinnecock Hills!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

The Rest of the World.

6. Royal County Down, Ireland.

I’ve only played this once.  Would love to go back.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

7. Ballybunion, Ireland.

My favorite golf course in the World!  Need I say more.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

8. Old Head, Ireland.

Like Pebble Beach, breathtaking scenery.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

9. Durban Country Club. Durban, South Africa.

The finest venue in South Africa.  Many SA Opens have been played here.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

 

10. St Andrews Old. St Andrews, Scotland.

Needs no introduction!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

5 Golf Courses I wish to play in the USA.

1. Oakmont CC, Pittsburgh, PA.  

I have been invited but have not yet made it up to Pittsburgh.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

2. Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI.

Reminds me of Scotland.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

3. Bandon Dunes, North Bend, OR.

Reminds me of Ireland.

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

4.  Pine Valley, Camden, NJ.

The #1 course in the world.  Need an invite to get on there!

Top 5 Courses you've played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

5. Merion, (East) Haverford Township, PA.

Hope to play this in the next 12 months.

Rest of the World.

6. Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs in Nova Scotia, Canada.

These courses are on several World Top 100 lists. Stunning links courses with breathtaking cliffs that have evoked the phrase “Pebble Beach on steroids.” Next question!

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7. Cape Kidnappers On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

When you see images of this amazing course, you’ll know why I’d love to play it!

(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

8. Royal Melbourne. Australia.

Highly unlikely I’ll ever get over there.  But never say never!

(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

9. Muirfield.  Gullane, Scotland.

Hope to play there on the next trip I hosted to Scotland in 2017.

10. Royal Portrush. Ireland.

Same here.  Hope to play the next trip I take over there in 2023.

Let me know which ones YOU would select, and post the answers below!  Thanks for your participation.

Source:  Mel Sole

Pictures: Patrick Drickey   Johnny Walter   John Mundy   Dean Shareski Wikipedia (Pine Valley)

Thanks for reading – Top 5 Courses you’ve played + the Top 5 you wish to play!

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