Course Ranking

My favorite courses that I have played, ranked in order:

  1. LAHINCH (Old) Golf Links (Old Tom Morris/Alister MacKenzie/Martin Hawtree, 1894/1927/1999) – Lahinch, County Clare IRELAND
  2. WATERVILLE Golf Links (Eddie Hackett/Claude Harmon/Tom Fazio, 1889/1973/2006) – Waterville, County Kerry IRELAND
  3. TRALEE Golf Links (Arnold Palmer, 1984) – Tralee, County Kerry IRELAND
  4. OLD MACDONALD Golf Links (Tom Doak/Jim Urbina, 2010) – Bandon, OREGON
  5. DOONBEG Golf Links (Greg Norman, 2002) – Doonbeg, County Clare IRELAND
  6. OLD HEAD Golf Links (Ron Kirby/Paddy Merrigan/Liam Higgins/Eddie Hackett/Dr. Joe Carr/Hauley O’Shea, 1997) – Kinsale, County Cork IRELAND
  7. BALLYBUNION Golf Links (Tom Simpson, 1893) – Ballybunion, County Kerry IRELAND
  8. PINEHURST #2 (Donald Ross, 1907, Coore/Crenshaw, 2011) – Pinehurst, NORTH CAROLINA
  9. BANDON DUNES Golf Links (David McLay Kidd, 1999) – Bandon, OREGON
  10. PACIFIC DUNES Golf Links (Tom Doak, 2001) – Bandon, OREGON
  11. BANDON TRAILS Golf Links (Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2005) – Bandon, OREGON
  12. PEBBLE BEACH Golf Links (Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919) – Pebble Beach, CALIFORNIA
  13. WHISTLING STRAITS Golf Links (Straits Course/Pete & Alice Dye, 1998) – Kohler, WISCONSIN
  14. ARCADIA BLUFFS Golf Club (Rick Smith/Warren Henderson, 1999) – Arcadia, MICHIGAN
  15. PASATIEMPO Golf Club (Alister Mackenzie/Tom Doak, 1929/2007) – Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA
  16. SPYGLASS HILL  (Robert Trent Jones, Sr., 1966) – Pebble Beach, CALIFORNIA
  17. LOCHENHEATH Golf Resort (Steve Smyers, 2001) – Williamsburg, MICHIGAN
  18. BELVEDERE Country Club (Willie Watson, 1925) – Charlevoix, MICHIGAN
  19. WHISKEY CREEK Golf Club (Ernie Els, 2000) – Ijamsville, MARYLAND
  20. PINEHURST #4 (Donald Ross, Tom Fazio, 2000) – Pinehurst, NORTH CAROLINA
  21. WORLD WOODS Golf Club (Pine Barrens/Tom Fazio, 1993) – Brooksville, FLORIDA
  22. LONGABERGER Golf Club (Arthur Hills, 1999) – Nashport, OHIO
  23. PINEHURST #8 (Tom Fazio, 1996) – Pinehurst, NORTH CAROLINA
  25. TULLYMORE Golf Club (Engh, 2001) – Stanwood, MICHIGAN
  26. SHEPHERD’S HOLLOW Golf Club (Arthur Hills, 2000) – Clarkston, MICHIGAN
  27. FRANKLIN HILLS Golf Club (Donald Ross, 1927) – Franklin, MICHIGAN
  28. FOREST DUNES Golf Club (Tom Weiskopf, 2002) – Roscommon, MICHIGAN
  29. GREENVILLE Country Club (Chanticleer Course/Robert Trent & Rees Jones, 1970) – Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
  30. CALEDONIA Golf & Fish Club (Mike Stranz, 1994) – Pawley’s Island, SOUTH CAROLINA

5 Responses to Course Ranking

  1. louise appelman says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you say about Old Head, and where that will lie. I see Old MacDonald replaced the other Bandon Courses? I personal liked Pacific Dunes best(so , far of the 3 BD courses I’ve played thus far!) Pebble Beach is swelll…enjoy the tourney this weekend.

    Also I know you mentioned you were coming to town. We head out to Costa Rica Feb 25th- Sunday March 6th….I see to recall you were here the first weekend in March?

    Glad you are taking your wife with you to Ireland…shell fall in love with golf too. I haven’t played for so long it’s pathetic…. After March , I am attacking it again full on.
    Love to your Dad. xoxo L

  2. Jason says:

    With your trip to Ireland in the books, you need to update this list.
    Also, you should add a section of states/countries you have played in, and if memory permits- what courses in each state.

  3. Eric says:

    Pac Dunes below Arcadia and Bandon Dunes? You must not have played well on Pac Dunes when you played it.

  4. Jason Krick says:

    I am actually (right now) in the process of updating my course rankings as we speak.

  5. Will says:

    You should add Cape Kidnappers in there, too!

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