Courses

The Top 100 Course I’ve Played – March

Kipahulu Reserve by Henrik Sundqvist   It’s another month of high turnover in the Top 100 list, where a course would have needed to hold a top 80 position in the February Top 100 list to still be featured on the March list. No course burst into the top 5 like Tye Dunes and Congressional…

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TGC Tours This Week: 03/21 – 03/26

PGA Tour: WGC – Dell Match Play Horned Viper GC Tour Designer: Bryan Boomer Theme: Delta Firm / Speed: Med / Fast (187)   Notes: I recently reviewed another Delta course by Bryan, Arctic Curse, which was released earlier than the latest version of Horned Viper was. I noted that Arctic Curse, while heavily planted, still…

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TGC Tours This Week: 02/29 – 03/05

PGA Tour: WGC – Cadillac Championship Trump National Doral     Designer: Colin J. Watt Theme: Countryside Firm / Speed: Med / Fast (187)   Notes: I remember this course from last year’s WGC – Cadillac, and it was a great host for the tournament. The Countryside theme was a bit of a stretch for a…

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Course Profile: Congressional CC

Congressional CC Designer: Rod Simpson Theme: Boreal Firm / Speed: Med/ Fast Top 100 Ranking (February ’16): 5th     Designer Showcase: Rod Simpson   What was the motivating factor behind choosing Congressional to re-create? With the course having hosted US Opens and regular tour stops, it put it high on my list and also…

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Course Profile: Tye Dunes

Tye Dunes Designer: Patrick Yates Theme: Highlands Firm / Speed: Firm / Fast Top 100 Ranking (February ’16): 4th     Designer Feature: Patrick Yates   What was your goal or intention for the course when you started? The course started life in HB’s 3 hole knockout tournament so it started with what I felt…

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Top Real Courses – February 2016

Glen Abbey GC by Bryan Boomer   It’s the return of my favorite list, which will now be a bi-monthly feature. I wasn’t always sure that I would be able to produce a list bi-monthly, but to all of our luck, the RCR bug really caught on in the last two months. I truly hope…

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The Top 100 Courses I’ve Played – February

There has been more turnover this month than I ever would have expected, mostly due to the addition of my TGC Tours This Week feature. This has increased my total number of courses played in February, and introduced a lot more new releases into my playlist. This just goes to show how much designers are…

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TGC Tours This Week: 2/22 – 2/27

PGA Tour: The Honda Classic Tye Dunes     Designer: Patrick Yates Theme: Highlands Firm / Speed: Firm / Fast Notes: I will consider this Patrick’s follow-up to University Links, because I’m not really sure if he released other courses in between or not. I have never reviewed University Links, but if you haven’t played it…

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TGC Tours This Week: 2/08 – 2/13

PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Pebble Beach Golf Links (Tour A)     Designer: Brandon Pugh Theme: Tropical Firm / Speed: Med / Med-Fast   Notes: The more I play this course, the more it moves up my list. I’ve played Pebble Beach a ton of times virtually over many generations of games, and this…

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TGC Tours This Week: 2/01 – 2/06

In a new feature that I ambitiously hope to present each week, I will be playing and reviewing each course being played across all of the TGC Tours this week. As you may know, my list of courses to play is quite extensive, and my average time to reach a course on the list is…

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