Bandon Muni Update 2 – More Delays

http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/outdoors/32956542-80/complex-in-bandon-still-just-a-vision.html.csp

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Golf Course Architects Week Videos on Golf Channel

Enjoy

http://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/morning-drive-architects-week-2015-15063.htm

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Day 2 – Old MacDonald & Pac Dunes

Day 2 brought us much better weather than the day before. The forecast had originally called for an 80% chance of rain, then 50%, and by the time we finished breakfast Shoe told us we wouldn’t get any. He was … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Bandon Dunes & Punchbowl

For a great intro to our first day, check out Will’s post from his blog (make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post).

https://linksgolf360.wordpress.com/blog/

Like I said a few days ago, the pictures were few and far between due to the weather. We tee’d off in a light rain and 20 mph wind, and we got pounded with weather all day. We gave up trying to keep score after the second hole due to the rain, but ironically it freed us up to place our best golf (maybe ever). After making a triple on the first and a double on the second my worst score the rest of the day was a bogey and I kept hitting the ball better and better. Will and I have a great ball flight for links golf – low, penetrating knuckleballs. I reviewed my round in my head and realized I shot a 45 on the front nine and a 40 on the back with worse weather.

The front nine was great fun, but Bandon Dunes really blossoms on the back nine. The skies opened up on the 9th and the green was so deluged with water that it was a virtual pond. We could not putt the 9th or 11th greens because they were under so much water. On the 11th I said to Will that the stretch from holes 9 – 12 was the worst weather I had ever played in (second round at Old Head in 2011 might have been worse).

The Bandon Dunes course really grew on me yesterday. It might have the best collection of stunning ocean holes out of the four courses here, and it feels like a true links because it is so wide open.

16th tee shot.

16th tee shot.

16th tee.

16th tee.

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Will’s first tee shot at Bandon. 17 January 2014 @ 8:45 AM PST.

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Will’s approach to the 4th green. I should photoshop in bright blue sky with the ocean in the background, which is what you would see sans clouds.

Looking down the 4th fairway.

Looking down the 4th fairway.

After our round we were scheduled to play the Preserve, but we were beaten up. The wind and rain were so brutal that water leaked into everything we had on. We made our way back to the Inn (room 143 is an awesome corner room). Will relaxed in the jacuzzi tub (with jets on) and I showered. We felt like a millions bucks.

After cleaning up we made our way back to Pacific for lunch. Will had the BLAT and seafood chowder and I had a great chicken sandwich. We finished our day of golf putting 36 “holes” at the Punchbowl, the new 2 acre putting course on the property. It was the most fun I’ve had putting, ever. Will took me down 4 & 3 on the first 18, and I took the second 18 at 3 & 2. Sherri, our server, actually came out to take our drink order (2 coffees) on course!

After our putting rounds we walked up to Old Mac, shuttled back to the lodge, and did some shopping before heading back to our room. We were so tired we took a 30 minute nap and had lights out at 8:45.

Day two has a round at Old Mac @ 9:50 followed by a quick bite. We’ll decide afterwards if we want to play another 9 or 10 holes on Old Mac, play Punchbowl again, or maybe hike to the Labyrinth before we have dinner.

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The 5th Time is the Charm

I have been remiss in updating my blog, which makes no sense considering my son, Will, and I had the opportunity to play Sand Hills – one of the best courses in the world – four times this summer. More on that later along with a thorough review of the trip with plenty of photos.

The situation at hand involves our departure tomorrow for Bandon, my fifth trip and Will’s first. He’s eleven and more than ready to tackle the elements to play at arguably the best resort in the world. We leave at 6:45 am and land in Portland at 11:25 am local time. 5+ hours later we will be at Bandon Dunes. I’ve included our itinerary below along with a stunning new aerial photo that I am sure was taken by a drone. We will provide updates throughout the trip. Not sure how many photos we’ll take on day one since the forecast calls for 55 degrees, 100% chance of rain, and wind gusts up to 25 mph. But then again, we’re a long way out from our tee time on Saturday morning and things could change by then, hopefully for the better.

Reservation
Confirmation

December 15, 2014 6:07 PM

Dear Mr. Krick,

Thank you for planning your visit to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. We are pleased to confirm the following tee times for you:

Date Course Tee Time # of People Green Fees Caddie
Request
01/17/2015 Bandon Dunes 8:40 AM 2 2 @ $75 None
01/17/2015 Bandon Preserve 2:30 PM 2 2 @ $50 None
01/18/2015 Old Macdonald 9:50 AM 2 2 @ $75 None
01/19/2015 Bandon Preserve 10:30 AM 2 2 @ $50 None
01/19/2015 Bandon Trails 12:30 PM 2 2 @ $75 None

Bandon Aerial

 

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Boyne Nike Jr. Golf Camp

Some cool videos from Will’s time at the Nike Jr. Golf Camp @ Boyne Highlands 13 -17 July 2014.

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Drive, Chip & Putt Results 2014

I realize this is my first post of the year, which means my addiction to the game has evolved into a healthier love for golf. Rounds played this year are down primarily due to increased responsibilities at work, more travel, and my desire to play as much as I can with Will. This creates an economic limitation to the number of rounds we can play because the cost is higher.  Nevertheless, I digress.

Yesterday we drove up to the Orchards Golf Club in Washington, MI for Will to compete in his second DCP local qualifier. Last year he made the attempt in Hinsdale, IL and finished right in the middle of the 12-person field for the 10-11 year old age group. This year 30 kids registered, and Will finished tied for 6th. The top three moved on to the sub-regional, then to the regional, and then to the finals at Augusta National. He managed 30 points in putting, 20 in chipping (almost sank one!) and only 7 in driving. I actually thought driving would be his strongest category. If his first drive stayed in bounds (it was out by about a foot) he would have moved on to the sub-regional at Fox Hills. He netted 57 total points, just five shy of third place. It was not meant to be this year, and Will has moved on vowing to persevere as Bobby Jones did throughout his golfing career and life.

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Mike Keiser / American Links Development Update

Wisconsin will have a site known as the “Bandon Dunes of the Midwest.”  Can’t wait. Read more HERE.

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Spring is Here / Master of the Deal

Well, I know that spring is actually here when I start getting the itch to play 18. Yesterday at lunch I was at Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills testing clubs on the outdoor range.  It was 46 degrees and misting (heaters on), and I was hitting balls in a suit (sans suit jacket), tie tucked into my shirt, without shoes / in my socks.  I was there with my colleague Mark, and in the next hitting bay was a guy who was a spitting image of Miguel Angel Jiminez. 

I tested the R1 black driver and the original Rocketballz 3 wood. I was so fired up that I bought both of them after hitting only a few balls with each. The R1 (black) arrived on the scene this time last year and retailed for four bills. Carl’s had it on sale for $180.  Done. I had my eye on the Rocketballz 3HL, which is actually a 17 degree club that plays like a 4 wood.  It was so easy to launch high and long, exactly how you want the ball floating onto the green of a par 5 for your second shot. Carl’s had this one listed for $108, they marked it down to $98, then matched the King Par price of $90 and took another $5 off for good measure. $85 – unheard of.  Cost of the clubs + tax = out-the-door price of $280 total for both. Not bad for the best driver on the market and the best selling fairway wood of all time.

My two brothers-in-law are enjoying some great golf right now, and I wish I was with both of them. Jon played in the Pro Am at the Champions Tour event today – the Mississippi Gulf Shores Classic. Eric is in Scottsdale and Tucson playing some great golf this week.  My back is shot (I might have a bulging disk like Tiger) so I was not able to go. Jon’s celebrity status in the link below.

 http://www.2014mgrc.com/documents/ThursdayPairings.pdf

Quick preview for 2014 golf-related activities:

  • We have an open invitation to play Sand Hills in central Nebraska.  Most of you are asking, “What?” Coore & Crenshaw started the Golden Age revival in 1993 with this gem, which is always ranked in the top 10 in the US.  My son and I plan to fly into Wichita, KS to play Prairie Dunes (Perry Maxwell), drive to Mullen to play Sand Hills, and then drive back / fly home.
  • Will has expressed interest in competing this summer in the Meijer Junior Golf Tour. We gave him the go ahead, and Jen has agreed to be his driver around the state.
  • Will and I are planning to head to Clementon, NJ – the home of the #1 course in the US and the world (Pine Valley) – to take in the annual playing of the Crump Cup. The club opens its doors to the public on the last Sunday of every September to watch the 36 hole final of this esteemed event.

Last item for discussion – Golf Week’s annual ranking of best courses you can play in each state.  Thoughts? Courses I’ve played are in blue text.

Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play

 The number of courses per state varies based on course supply, population and level of play; includes daily-fee layouts and courses accessible via resorts. (m) – modern course; (c) – classic course; * – new to list

Alabama

  • 1. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, Sylacagua (m)
  • 2. Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores (m)
  • 3. The Shoals (Fighting Joe), Muscle Shoals (m)
  • 4. Ross Bridge, Hoover (m)
  • 5. Grand National (Links), Opelika (m)
  • 6. Grand National (Lake), Opelika (m)
  • 7. Limestone Springs, Oneonta (m)
  • 8. Oxmoor Valley (Ridge), Birmingham (m)
  • 9. Timberline, Calera (m)
  • 10. Capitol Hill (Judge), Prattville (m)*

Alaska

  • 1. Anchorage GC, Anchorage (m)
  • 2. Moose Run (Creek), Fort Richardson (m)
  • 3. Chena Bend GC, Fairbanks (m)
  • 4. Eagleglen, Elmendorf Air Force Base (m)
  • 5. Settlers Bay, Wasilla (m)

Arizona

  • 1. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro), Fort McDowell (m)
  • 2. Quintero GC, Peoria (m)
  • 3. Golf Club at Dove Mountain (Saguaro/Tortolita), Marana (m)
  • 4. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla), Fort McDowell (m)
  • 5. Troon North (Pinnacle), Scottsdale, (m)
  • 6. Troon North (Monument), Scottsdale (m)
  • 7. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa (m)
  • 8. TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), Scottsdale (m)
  • 9. The Verrado Golf Club, Buckeye (m)
  • 10. Ventana Canyon (Mountain), Tucson (m)
  • 11. Talking Stick (North), Scottsdale (m)
  • 12. La Paloma GC (Ridge/Canyon), Tucson (m)
  • 13. Boulders Resort (North), Carefree (m)
  • 14. Boulders Resort (South), Carefree (m)
  • 15. Laughlin Ranch, Bullhead City (m)
  • 16. Golf Club of Estrella, Phoenix (m)
  • 17. Grayhawk (Talon), Scottsdale (m)
  • 18. Grayhawk (Raptor), Scottsdale (m)
  • 19. Gold Canyon Golf Resort (Dinosaur Mountain), Gold Canyon (m)
  • 20. Ventana Canyon (Canyon), Tucson (m)
  • 21. SunRidge Canyon, Fountain Hills (m)
  • 22. Whirlwind GC (Devil’s Claw), Chandler (m)
  • 23. Arizona National, Tucson (m)
  • 24. Sewailo, Tucson (m)*
  • 25. Whirlwind GC (Cattail), Chandler (m)

Arkansas

  • 1. Big Creek GCC, Mountain Home (m)
  • 2. Hot Springs CC (Arlington), Hot Springs (c)
  • 3. Mountain Ranch CC, Fairfield Bay (m)
  • 4. Thunder Bayou Golf Links, Blytheville (m)
  • 5. Hot Springs CC (Park), Hot Springs

California

  • 1. Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach (No. 7, c)
  • 2. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach (No. 20, m)
  • 3. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz (No. 34, c)
  • 4. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark (m)
  • 5. Barona Creek, Lakeside (m)
  • 6. CordeValle GC, San Martin (m)
  • 7. PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta (m)
  • 8. DarkHorse, Auburn (m)
  • 9. Torrey Pines (South), San Diego (c)
  • 10. Bayonet GC, Seaside (c)
  • 11. Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach (m)
  • 12. Saddle Creek, Copperopolis (m)
  • 13. Trump National GC Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes (m)
  • 14. Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean North), Newport Coast (m)
  • 15. La Costa Resort, Spa (Champions), Carlsbad (m)*
  • 16. Resort at Pelican Hill (Ocean South), Newport Coast (m)
  • 17. Coyote Moon, Truckee (m)
  • 18. Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells (m)
  • 19. Silverado Resort, Spa (North), Napa (c)
  • 20. Stevinson Ranch, Stevinson (m)*
  • 21. The Grand GC, San Diego (m)
  • 22. Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert (m)
  • 23. TPC Harding Park, San Francisco (c)
  • 24. Presidio GC, San Francisco, (c)
  • 25. Journey at Pechanga, Temecula (m)

Colorado

  • 1. Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction (m)
  • 2. Red Sky (Fazio), Wolcott (m)
  • 3. The Broadmoor (East), Colorado Springs (c)
  • 4. Devil’s Thumb, Delta (m)
  • 5. CommonGround GC, Aurora (m)
  • 6. Lakota Canyon, New Castle (m)
  • 7. The Broadmoor (West) (m)*
  • 8. Red Sky (Norman), Wolcott (m)
  • 9. Haymaker, Steamboat Springs (m)
  • 10. The Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur (m)

Connecticut

  • 1. Lake of Isles (North), North Stonington (m)
  • 2. Wintonbury Hills, Bloomfield (m)
  • 3. Fox Hopyard, East Haddam (m)
  • 4. Great River, Milford (m)
  • 5. Mohegan Sun CC at Pautipaug, Baltic (m)*

Delaware

  • 1. Bayside Resort GC, Fenwick Island (m)
  • 2. Deerfield Golf, Tennis Club, Newark (c)
  • 3. White Clay Creek, Wilmington (m)
  • 4. Baywood Greens, Long Neck (m)
  • 5. Back Creek, Middletown (m)

Florida

  • 1. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach (No. 21, m)
  • 2. Streamsong (Red), Streamsong (No. 29, m)
  • 3. Streamsong (Blue), Streamsong (No. 43, m)
  • 4. World Woods (Pine Barrens), Brooksville (No. 65, m)
  • 5. Trump National Doral (Blue Monster), Doral (No. 98, m)
  • 6. Innisbrook (Copperhead), Tarpon Springs (m)
  • 7. World Woods (Rolling Oaks), Brooksville (m)
  • 8. Ocean Course at Hammock Beach, Palm Coast (m)
  • 9. Camp Creek, WaterSound (m)
  • 10. Bay Hill Club, Orlando (m)
  • 11. PGA National Resort, Spa (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens (m)
  • 12. Juliette Falls GC, Dunnellon (m)
  • 13. Turnberry Isle Resort (Soffer), Aventura (m)
  • 14. Grand Cypress (New), Orlando (m)
  • 15. Turnberry Isle Resort (Miller), Aventura (m)
  • 16. Grand Cypress (North/South), Orlando (m)
  • 17. Victoria Hills, DeLand (m)
  • 18. Southern Dunes GC, Haines City (m)
  • 19. The Breakers (Rees Jones Course), West Palm Beach (m)
  • 20. Sandestin Resort (Burnt Pine), Destin (m)
  • 21. Reunion Resort (Watson), Reunion (m)
  • 22. Gasparilla Inn, Club, Boca Grande (c)
  • 23. Mission Inn Resort (El Campeon), Howey-in-the-Hills (c)
  • 24. The Deltona Club, Deltona (m)
  • 25. Conservatory at Hammock Beach, Palm Coast (m)

Georgia

  • 1. Golf Club at Cuscowilla, Eatonton (No. 69, m)
  • 2. Sea Island GC (Seaside), St. Simons Island (No. 72, m)
  • 3. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters), Greensboro (m)
  • 4. Arrowhead Pointe, Elberton (m)
  • 5. University of Georgia GC, Athens (m)
  • 6. Reynolds Plantation (Oconee), Greensboro (m)
  • 7. Sea Island GC (Retreat), Sea Island (m)*
  • 8. Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah (m)
  • 9. Reynolds Plantation (National), Greensboro (m)
  • 10. Achasta, Dahlonega (m)
  • 11. The Georgia Club, Statham (m)
  • 12. Sea Island GC (Plantation), St. Simons Island (c)
  • 13. Harbor Club, Greensboro (m)
  • 14. Legends Club at Chateau Elan, Braselton (m)
  • 15. Reynolds Plantation (The Landing), Greensboro (m)

Hawaii

  • 1. Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 64, m)
  • 2. Princeville (Prince), Kauai (m)
  • 3. Challenge at Manele Bay, Lanai (m)
  • 4. Princeville Makai GC, Princeville (m)
  • 5. Mauna Kea GC, Kona (m)
  • 6. Wailea (Gold), Maui, (m)
  • 7. Ko’olau, Oahu (m)
  • 8. Kauai Lagoons GC, Kauai (m)
  • 9. Hualalai GC, Kona (m)
  • 10. Poipu Bay GC, Kauai (m)
  • 11. Turtle Bay Resort (Arnold Palmer), Oahu (m)
  • 12. Wailea GC (Emerald), Maui (m)
  • 13. Kahili GC, Wailuku (m)*
  • 14. Royal Ka’anapali GC (North), Laihana (m)
  • 15. Mauna Lani (North), Kona (m)

Idaho

  • 1. Osprey Meadows GC, Donnelly (m)
  • 2. Whitetail Club, McCall (m)
  • 3. Circling Raven, Worley (m)
  • 4. Sun Valley (Trail Creek), Sun Valley (c)
  • 5. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene (m)

Illinois

  • 1. Cog Hill (No. 4-Dubsdread), Lemont (m)
  • 2. Highlands of Elgin, Elgin (m)
  • 3. Harborside International (Starboard), Chicago (m)
  • 4. The Glen Club, Glenview (m)
  • 5. Weaver Ridge, Peoria (m)
  • 6. Ravisloe CC, Homewood (c)
  • 7. TPC at Deere Run, Silvis (m)
  • 8. Bowes Creek, Elgin (m)
  • 9. Eagle Ridge (The General), Galena (m)
  • 10. Cantigny, Wheaton (m)
  • 11. Pine Meadow, Mundelein (m)
  • 12. ThunderHawk, Beach Park (m)
  • 13. Kankakee Elks Club, Saint Anne (c)
  • 14. Stonewall Orchard GC, Grayslake (m)
  • 15. Gateway National Golf Links, Madison (m)*

Indiana

  • 1. French Lick Resort (Dye), French Lick (m)
  • 2. French Lick Resort (Ross), French Lick (c)
  • 3. Chariot Run, Laconia (m)
  • 4. Fort GC, Indianapolis (m)
  • 5. Harrison Hills, Attica (c)
  • 6. Warren GC at Notre Dame, South Bend (m)
  • 7. Belterra GC, Florence (m)
  • 8. Trophy Club, Lebanon (m)
  • 9. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen), West Lafayette (m)
  • 10. Brickyard Crossing, Speedway (m)

Iowa

  • 1. Harvester, Ames (m)
  • 2. Spirit Hollow, Burlington (m)
  • 3. Blue Top Ridge, Riverside (m)
  • 4. Brooks GC, Okojobi (c)*
  • 5. Amana Colonies, Amana (m)

Kansas

  • 1. Firekeeper GC, Mayetta (m)
  • 2. Colbert Hills, Manhattan (m)
  • 3. Sand Creek Station, Newton (m)
  • 4. Buffalo Dunes, Garden City (m)
  • 5. Prairie Highlands, Olathe (m)

Kentucky

  • 1. Old Silo, Mount Sterling (m)
  • 2. Heritage Hill, Shepherdsville (m)
  • 3. Lassing Pointe, Union (m)
  • 4. Kearney Hill Golf Links, Lexington (m)
  • 5. Cherry Blossom GCC, Georgetown (m)

Louisiana

  • 1. Black Bear GC, Delhi (m)
  • 2. Contraband Bayou GC at L’Auberge, Lake Charles (m)
  • 3. The Bluffs Golf Resort, St. Francisville (m)
  • 4. TPC of Louisiana at Fairfield, Avondale (m)
  • 5. Carter Plantation, Springfield (m)

Maine

  • 1. Sunday River, Newry (m)
  • 2. Belgrade Lakes GC, Belgrade Lakes (m)
  • 3. Kebo Valley, Bar Harbor (c)
  • 4. Ledges GC, York (m)
  • 5. Sanford CC, Sanford ©*

Maryland

  • 1. Bulle Rock GC, Havre de Grace (m)
  • 2. Lodestone GC, McHenry (m)
  • 3. Lake Presidential GC, Upper Marlboro (m)
  • 4. Whiskey Creek, Ijamsville (m)
  • 5. Links at Lighthouse Sound, Ocean City (m)
  • 6. Rocky Gap Lodge, Golf Resort, Cumberland (m)
  • 7. Hyatt Chesapeake Bay (River Marsh), Cambridge (m)
  • 8. Worthington Manor, Urbana (m)
  • 9. Greystone, White Hall (m)
  • 10. Musket Ridge, Myersville (m)

Massachusetts

  • 1. Cape Cod National, Brewster (m)
  • 2. Red Tail, Devens (m)
  • 3. Farm Neck, Martha’s Vineyard (m)
  • 4. The Ranch CC, Southwick (m)
  • 5. Pinehills (Jones), Plymouth (m)
  • 6. Crumpin-Fox, Bernardston (m)
  • 7. George Wright Municipal GC, Boston (c)
  • 8. Pinehills (Nicklaus), Plymouth (m)
  • 9. The International GC (Oaks), Bolton (m)
  • 10. Blackstone National, Sutton (m)*

Michigan

  • 1. Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia (No. 30, m)
  • 2. Greywalls at Marquette GC, Marquette (No. 68, m)
  • 3. Forest Dunes, Roscommon (No. 97, m)
  • 4. Belvedere GC, Charlevoix (c)
  • 5. Tullymore GC, Stanwood (m)
  • 6. Black Lake, Onaway (m)
  • 7. Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes), Oscoda (m)
  • 8. Hawk Hollow (Eagle Eye), Bath (m)
  • 9. TimberStone GC, Iron Mountain (m)
  • 10. Treetops (Signature), Gaylord (m)
  • 11. Black Forest at Wilderness Valley, Gaylord (m)
  • 12. Bay Harbor (Links/Quarry), Bay Harbor (m)
  • 13. University of Michigan GC, Ann Arbor (c)
  • 14. Sweetgrass, Harris (m)
  • 15. Angels Crossing, Vicksburg (m)
  • 16. Orchards GC, Washington (m)
  • 17. Pilgrim’s Run, Pierson (m)
  • 18. Treetops (Premier), Gaylord (m)
  • 19. Boyne Highlands Resort (Hills), Harbor Springs (m)*
  • 20. Hidden River Golf, Casting Club, Brutus (m)

Minnesota

  • 1. Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower (m)
  • 2. Giants Ridge Golf, Ski Resort (Quarry), Biwabik (m)
  • 3. Jewel GC, Lake City (m)
  • 4. Dacotah Ridge, Morton (m)
  • 5. Deacon’s Lodge, Breezy Point (m)
  • 6. Meadows at Mystic Lake, Prior Lake (m)
  • 7. Rush Creek, Maple Grove (m)
  • 8. StoneRidge, Stillwater (m)
  • 9. The Classic at Madden’s Lake, Brainerd (m)
  • 10. The Refuge, Oak Grove (m)*

Mississippi

  • 1. Fallen Oak, Saucier (No. 52, m)
  • 2. The Preserve GC, Vancleave (m)
  • 3. Grand Bear, Saucier (m)
  • 4. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas), Philadelphia (m)
  • 5. Dancing Rabbit (Oaks), Philadelphia (m)
  • 6. The Bridges GC at Hollywood Casino, Bay St. Louis (m)
  • 7. Shell Landing, Gautier (m)
  • 8. Windance CC, Gulfport (m)
  • 9. Timberton GC, Hattiesburg (m)
  • 10. The Oaks, Pass Christian (m)

Missouri

  • 1. Payne Stewart GC, Branson (m)
  • 2. Shoal Creek, Kansas City (m)
  • 3. Buffalo Ridge (Spring), Branson (m)
  • 4. Swope Memorial GC, Kansas City (c)*
  • 5. LedgeStone, Branson (m)

Montana

  • 1. Wilderness Club, Eureka (m)
  • 2. Old Works, Anaconda (m)
  • 3. The Ranch Club, Missoula (m)
  • 4. Canyon River, Missoula (m)
  • 5. Whitefish Lake (South), Whitefish (m)

Nebraska

  • 1. Wild Horse, Gothenburg (No. 58, m)
  • 2. Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine (No. 86, m)
  • 3. Bayside, Lake McConaughy (m)
  • 4. Prairie Club (Pines), Valentine (m)
  • 5. Quarry Oaks, Ashland (m)

Nevada

  • 1. Shadow Creek GC, North Las Vegas (No. 10, m)
  • 2. Cascata, Boulder City (m)
  • 3. Wolf Creek, Mesquite (m)
  • 4. Coyote Springs GC, Coyote Springs (m)
  • 5. Wynn GC, Las Vegas (m)
  • 6. Conestoga GC, Mesquite (m)
  • 7. Edgewood Tahoe, Tahoe (m)
  • 8. Incline Village (Championship), Incline Village (m)
  • 9. Paiute (Wolf), Las Vegas (m)
  • 10. Bear’s Best, Las Vegas (m)
  • 11. Rio Secco, Henderson (m)
  • 12. Boulder Creek, Boulder City (m)
  • 13. Genoa Lakes (Ranch), Genoa (m)*
  • 14. Royal Links, Las Vegas (m)
  • 15. TPC Las Vegas, Las Vegas (m)

New Hampshire

  • 1. Mount Washington, Bretton Woods (c)
  • 2. CC of New Hampshire, Sutton (c)
  • 3. Portsmouth CC, Greenland (c)
  • 4. The Oaks Golf Links, Somersworth (m)
  • 5. Breakfast Hill, Greenland (m)

New Jersey

  • 1. Atlantic City CC, Northfield (c)
  • 2. Crystal Springs Resort (Ballyowen), Hardyston (m)
  • 3. Twisted Dune, Egg Harbor Township (m)
  • 4. Neshanic Valley, Neshanic Station (m)
  • 5. Architects GC, Lopatcong (m)
  • 6. Sand Barrens GC, Swainton (m)
  • 7. Shore Gate, Ocean View (m)
  • 8. Ballamor GC, Egg Harbor Township (m)
  • 9. Scotland Run, Williamstown (m)
  • 10. Crystal Springs Resort (Wild Turkey), Hardyston (m)

New Mexico

  • 1. Paa-Ko Ridge, Sandia Park (No. 96, m)
  • 2. Black Mesa, La Mesilla (m)
  • 3. Sandia GC, Albuquerque (m)
  • 4. Piñon Hills GC, Farmington (m)
  • 5. Twin Warriors, Santa Ana Pueblo (m)
  • 6. Sierra del Rio, Elephant Butte (m)
  • 7. Taos GC, Ranchos de Taos (m)
  • 8. University of New Mexico (South), Albuquerque (m)
  • 9. Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero (m)
  • 10. Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces (m)

New York

  • 1. Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale (No. 20, c)
  • 2. Leatherstocking, Cooperstown (c)
  • 3. Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat), Verona (m)
  • 4. Pound Ridge GC, Pound Ridge (m)
  • 5. Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote), Verona (m)
  • 6. Saratoga National, Saratoga (m)
  • 7. Tallgrass GC, Shoreham (m)
  • 8. Ravenwood, Victor (m)
  • 9. Sagamore GC, Bolton Landing (c)
  • 10. Links at Hiawatha Landing, Appalachin (m)
  • 11. Whiteface Club, Lake Placid (c)
  • 12. Bethpage State Park (Red), Farmingdale (c)
  • 13. Montauk Downs State Park, Montauk Point (m)
  • 14. Turning Stone Resort (Shenendoah), Verona (m)
  • 15. Links at Union Vale, Lagrangeville (m)

North Carolina

  • 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst (No. 13, c)
  • 2. Mid Pines, Southern Pines (No. 77, c)
  • 3. Dormie Club, West End (No. 84, m)
  • 4. Pine Needles, Southern Pines (No. 85, c)
  • 5. Linville GC, Linville (c)
  • 6. Tobacco Road, Sanford (m)
  • 7. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island (m)*
  • 8. Ocean Ridge (Leopard’s Chase), Sunset Beach (m)
  • 9. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst (m)
  • 10. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst (m)
  • 11. Cape Fear National GC, Wilmington (m)
  • 12. Duke University GC, Durham (c)
  • 13. Southern Pines GC, Southern Pines, N.C. (c)
  • 14. Ocean Ridge (Tiger’s Eye), Sunset Beach (m)*
  • 15. Grove Park Inn, Asheville ©

North Dakota

  • 1. Links of North Dakota, Ray (m)
  • 2. Hawktree, Bismarck (m)
  • 3. Bully Pulpit, Medora (m)
  • 4. Riverwood GC, Bismarck (m)
  • 5. Medicine Hole GC, Killdeer (m)

Ohio

  • 1. Longaberger, Nashport (m)
  • 2. Sleepy Hollow GC, Brecksville (c)
  • 3. Boulder Creek, Streetsboro (m)
  • 4. Quarry GC, Canton (m)
  • 5. Hawthorne Valley CC, Solon (c)
  • 6. Little Mountain, Concord (m)
  • 7. Stonelick Hills, Batavia (m)
  • 8. Shaker Run, Lebanon (m)
  • 9. Cooks Creek, Columbus (m)
  • 10. EagleSticks GC, Zanesville (m)

Oklahoma

  • 1. Karsten Creek GC, Stillwater (No. 99, m)
  • 2. Jimmie Austin GC at the University of Oklahoma, Norman (c)
  • 3. Forest Ridge GC, Broken Arrow (m)
  • 4. Cherokee Hills GC, Tulsa (c)
  • 5. WinStar Golf Club, Thackerville (m)*

Oregon

  • 1. Pacific Dunes, Bandon (No. 2, m)
  • 2. Old Macdonald, Bandon (No. 6, m)
  • 3. Bandon Dunes, Bandon (No. 8, m)
  • 4. Bandon Trails, Bandon (No. 22, m)
  • 5. Tetherow, Bend (m)
  • 6. Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend (m)
  • 7. Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek), Cornelius (m)
  • 8. Sunriver (Crosswater), Sunriver (m)
  • 9. Running Y Ranch, Klamath Falls (m)
  • 10. Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (m)

Pennsylvania

  • 1. Bedford Springs, Bedford (c)
  • 2. Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock), Farmington (m)
  • 3. Olde Stonewall, Ellwood City (m)
  • 4. Hershey CC (West), Hershey (c)
  • 5. GC at Glen Mills, Glen Mills (m)
  • 6. Wyncote, Oxford (m)
  • 7. Berkleigh GC, Kutztown (m)
  • 8. Tom’s Run, Blairsville (m)
  • 9. Champion Lakes, Bolivar (m)*
  • 10. Lederach, Harleysville (m)

Rhode Island

  • 1. Newport National, Newport (m)
  • 2. Triggs Memorial GC, Providence (c)
  • 3. Meadow Brook GC, Richmond (m)
  • 4. Winnapaug GCC, Westerly (c)
  • 5. Montaup CC, Portsmouth ©

South Carolina

  • 1. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island (No. 17, m)
  • 2. Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island (No. 42, m)
  • 3. Caledonia Golf, Fish Club, Pawleys Island (m)
  • 4. May River Course at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (m)
  • 5. Dunes Golf, Beach Club, Myrtle Beach (c)
  • 6. Legends Golf Complex (Moorland), Myrtle Beach (m)*
  • 7. Legends Golf Complex (The Heritage), Pawleys Island (m)*
  • 8. Tidewater Plantation GC, North Myrtle Beach (m)
  • 9. True Blue, Pawleys Island (m)
  • 10. CC of South Carolina, Florence (m)
  • 11. TPC at Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet (m)
  • 12. Aiken GC, Aiken (c)
  • 13. Heron Point by Pete Dye, Hilton Head Island (m)
  • 14. Pine Lakes CC, Myrtle Beach (c)
  • 15. Barefoot Landing (Fazio), North Myrtle Beach (m)

South Dakota

  • 1. Golf Club at Red Rock, Rapid City (m)
  • 2. Hart Ranch GC, Rapid City (m)
  • 3. Meadowbrook, Rapid City (m)
  • 4. Southern Hills, Hot Springs (m)
  • 5. Hillcrest GCC, Yankton (m)

Tennessee

  • 1. Mirimichi, Millington (m)
  • 2. Hermitage (President’s Reserve), Old Hickory (m)
  • 3. Gaylord Springs GL, Nashville (m)
  • 4. Bear Trace (Cumberland Mountain), Crossville (m)
  • 5. Stonehenge, Fairfield Glade (m)

Texas

  • 1. Pine Dunes Resort, GC, Frankston (m)
  • 2. The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock (m)
  • 3. Butterfield Trail, El Paso (m)
  • 4. Barton Creek (Fazio Canyons), Austin (m)
  • 5. Black Jack’s Crossing, Lajitas (m)
  • 6. Old American GC, The Colony (m)
  • 7. Crown Colony, Lufkin (m)
  • 8. Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas (m)
  • 9. Brackenridge Park, San Antonio (c)
  • 10. TPC San Antonio (ATT Oaks), San Antonio (m)
  • 11. Barton Creek (Fazio Foothills), Austin (m)
  • 12. La Cantera Resort (Palmer), San Antonio (m)
  • 13. Stevens Park, Dallas (m)
  • 14. Wolfdancer, Lost Pines (m)
  • 15. Texas Star, Euless (m)
  • 16. Cowboys, Grapevine (m)
  • 17. Delaware Springs GC, Burney (m)*
  • 18. TPC San Antonio (ATT Canyons), San Antonio (m)
  • 19. TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, Irving (m)
  • 20. The Tribute GC, The Colony (m)

Utah

  • 1. GC at Sand Hollow (Championship), St. George (m)
  • 2. Soldier Hollow (Gold), Midway (m)
  • 3. Thanksgiving Point, Lehi (m)
  • 4. Coral Canyon, St. George (m)
  • 5. Hideout GC, Montecello (m)
  • 6. Sunbrook GC (Point/Woodbridge), St. George (m)
  • 7. The Ranches GC, Eagle Mountain (m)
  • 8. South Mountain GC, Draper (m)*
  • 9. Entrada at Snow Canyon, St. George (m)
  • 10. The Ledges GC, St. George (m)

Vermont

  • 1. Jay Peak, Jay (m)
  • 2. Stowe Mountain Club, Stowe (m)
  • 3. Rutland CC, Rutland (c)
  • 4. Okemo Valley GC, Ludlow (m)
  • 5. The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester ©

Virginia

  • 1. Homestead Resort (Cascades), Hot Springs (No. 70, c)
  • 2. Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan (m)
  • 3. Royal New Kent, Providence Forge (m)
  • 4. Golden Horseshoe (Gold), Williamsburg (m)
  • 5. Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (m)
  • 6. Riverfront GC at Harbor View, Suffolk (m)
  • 7. Laurel Hill, Lorton (m)
  • 8. Independence GC, Midlothian (m)
  • 9. Bay Creek GC (Nicklaus), Cape Charles (m)
  • 10. Golden Eagle GC at Tides Inn, Irvington (m)*

Washington

  • 1. Chambers Bay, University Place (No. 24, m)
  • 2. Wine Valley, Walla Walla (No. 89, m)
  • 3. Salish Cliffs, Shelton (m)
  • 4. Palouse Ridge, Pullman (m)
  • 5. Loomis Trail, Blaine (m)
  • 6. Gold Mountain (Olympic), Bremerton (m)
  • 7. Desert Canyon, Oreland (m)
  • 8. Semiahmoo, Blaine (m)
  • 9. Trophy Lake Golf, Casting, Port Orchard (m)
  • 10. Bear Mountain Ranch GC, Chelan (m)*

West Virginia

  • 1. The Greenbrier GC (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs (c)
  • 2. Stonewall Resort, Roanoke (m)
  • 3. The Resort at Glade Spring (Stonehaven), Beckley (m)
  • 4. Raven GC at Snowshoe Mountain, Snowshoe (m)
  • 5. The Resort at Glade Spring (Cobb), Beckley (m)

Wisconsin

  • 1. Whistling Straits (Straits), Mosel (No. 4, m)
  • 2. Blackwolf Run (River), Kohler (No. 47, m)
  • 3. Lawsonia (Links), Green Lake (c)
  • 4. Erin Hills, Hartford (m)
  • 5. Whistling Straits (Irish), Mosel (m)
  • 6. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Sheboygan Falls (m)
  • 7. University Ridge, Verona (m)
  • 8. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys), Kohler (m)
  • 9. Wild Rock GC, Wisconsin Dells (m)*
  • 10. Geneva National GC (Gary Player), Lake Geneva (m)

Wyoming

  • 1. The Powder Horn (Mountain/Stag), Sheridan (m)
  • 2. Three Crowns GC, Casper (m)
  • 3. Teton Pines, Jackson (m)
  • 4. Jackson Hole Golf, Tennis Club, Jackson Hole (m)
  • 5. Bell Nob GC, Gillette (m)
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Happy Birthday Dad!

My Pops turns 66 today, so I thought I’d shout out to him with some birthday wishes and great picks from past golf trips…hoping for more, this time with the third generation!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Whistling Straits 2010

Whistling Straits 2010

Bandon 2007

Bandon 2007

Bandon 2007

Bandon 2007

Pebble 2009

Pebble 2009

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