Posts by Craig LeVasseur

Course Reviews – July 16th

One week into paternity leave, and it’s been a wild ride. Fortunately naps give me time to sneak away and play, so here are some fresh reviews.   Reviews Royal Birkdale Open 2017 – Yeltzman – Tier 3 I had to research the 2008 Open Championship results after playing a round here, as I did…

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CLV Course Reviews – July 6th

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the addition of societies, and maybe I still don’t know how I feel, but one positive of them from my standpoint is the ability to play in numerous short events across multiple societies. This fits pretty nicely with my lack of commitment to any particular tour or a…

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CLV Course Reviews – TGC2 Edition

Well, I’m back at it again (for now). My newborn son is taking his sweet time to come out, so it’s given me a little bit of extra time with TGC2 for its first week of release. I’m once again maintaining a database of all of the courses I play and giving them short reviews,…

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What To Play – July 2016

This month in What To Play we look at courses of different firmness. Finding courses that play soft can be tough, so the Soft and/or Slow list should make that search a little easier. On the opposite end of the spectrum, firm courses are nearly the default for any newly released course. Here are a…

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Top 100 Courses I’ve Played – June 2016

What do you get when one of the top designers in The Golf Club takes a crack at recreating one of the top golf courses in the world? Why, a new #1, of course! It’s been a long time coming, but Whistling Straits has finally been knocked from the top spot on the Top 100…

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What To Play – June 2016

Pebble Beach Golf Links (blacks) by Brandon Pugh   We looked at some courses last month that were on the extreme ends of he scale, either courses that played the easiest or courses that were most difficult. This month I will be focusing on the middle of the spectrum, highlighting courses that I have marked…

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The Top 100 Courses I’ve Played – May

Oakland Hills CC (South Course) by Royce Brown   Every month, the internal debate of old versus new plays out, and gets a little more intense with each edition of the rankings. I anticipate as I play more and more new courses, eventually someone will eclipse Whistling Straits. Will it be a real course, such…

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What To Play – May 2016

It’s dawned on me during the creation of the Top 100 list, as well as the Top Real Courses list, that difficulty is an important factor in the enjoyability of a course for a lot of players. Ever since the Golf Club debuted, we’ve had an inkling, if not an outright understanding, that difficulty plays…

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Top Real Courses – April 2016

This edition of the Top Real Courses sees 7 new additions to the list, with Bethpage Black making the highest debut. I had hoped to debut a handful more new courses, but my own work on Oakmont has gotten in the way. You can still get a sneak peek at some of these upcoming courses…

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The Top 100 Courses I’ve Played – April

Idanha Ridge Golf Club by Henrik Sundqvist   In comparison to the past few months, there was not a lot of turnover in April. This is mostly due to my usual review time being occupied by the impending release of Oakmont Country Club. A milestone was reached in April, though, as I played and reviewed…

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