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August 14, 2008




Larry Ringen

You might want to include Pinceville where the "second course" has three nines which, while not nearly as difficult, are an excellent place to re-establish your confidence taken from you by the "Prince"
The relatively new Gold and Silver courses built in Heber Valley Utah offer quite possibly the best value for the quality of the courses in the country!
Remember Innisbrook (outside Tampa) as another quality resort with solid golf challeneges.

KC Golfguy

Homestead's Lower Cascades a running mate for Upper Cascades?? Not in the same league!
What about World Woods?? Pine Barrens & Rolling Oaks

Randy Rogers

What about the 'New' Champions Course that replaced the old Desert Course and now is a compliment to the Tournament Course at TPC Scottsdale and the Fairmont Scottsdale?


The Ocean Course is wonderful, but Turtle Point has to be the worst Nicklaus course I've ever played. The three ocean holes are short and compromised. And the rest of the layout is flat and unimaginative. Better choices are Cougar Point or Osprey Point. The wife and I go every year to Kiawah (we were married there) and I haven't played Turtle in six years........

gordon Langseth

your are right about Turtle Point....it is a terrible course. If you can swing it the River Course at the Kiawah Island Club is a fab Fazio. They also own the Watson course that is quite good. Briar Creek, off site , is considered a Rees Jones masterpiece.

alan Hahn

Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz could be a running mate to Spyglass (can you say Alistair McKenzie) or vice-versa, but it should not be left off anyone's list. Tom Doak's restoration is a masterpiece.

Ernie May

The Homesteads Upper Cascades a great layout that requires complete game.

Gary  Starr

You have to be kidding.The Norman Great White is the biggest rip-off at a top resort in the U.S.It is unattractive and the Redan hole looks like a landfill.The Red course is a far superior choice.

Bob Clark

A gem of a resort is Barnsley Gardens located in Adairsville, Ga. The George Fazio layout "The General" has 4 of the most challenging Par 3s in the state of Georgia. Located 1 hour from Atlanta this resort is fabulous.

Dan Shepherd

Good list! Who's ready to play! Perhaps the Kauai duo at Princeville Resort (Prince and Makai) and the pair at Sun Valley Resort (Trail Creek and White Clouds) merit consideration as well!


Amen to the above about the River Course at Kohler. It is most untypical Dye. The front nine is a great example of a fine course on a property with extreme elevation changes; the back nine along the river is loaded with great dogleg holes. Dye made great use of the topography. Anyone going to Kohler and the American Club (as my wife and I did a month ago) and leaving without playing the River Course is missing a real treat.
As to Turtle Point, amen to all of the negative comments above. It is less than ordinary; probably the most overrated course I have ever played.

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