The Top 100 Course I’ve Played – March

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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 did last month, but 4 courses made solid top 20 debuts (Kipahulu, Promenade, The Breakers, and Hiwassee Hills). 189 total courses have been reviewed since the original Top 100 list was published, with many more to come.

 

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Promenade Golf Club by Adam Benjamin

 

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The Breakers by Rich Banker

 

RankNameDesignerLast Month
1Whistling Straits, Sheboygan WI OverseededCraig Frey1
2Oceanic Athletic ClubAdam Benjamin2
3Loa Pali Golf ResortDario Logan3
4Tye DunesPatrick Yates4
5Congressional CCRod Simpson5
6Pebble Beach Golf Links (All versions)Brandon Pugh6
7Kipahulu ReserveHenrik SundqvistNew
8Pine Valley, New JerseyCraig Frey7
9Old Beaver Creek – ChampionshipBill Rader & Brian Jeffords8
10Royal Lytham & St Annes 2015Yeltzman9
11Bison RunBrian Jeffords10
12Muirfield 2013 OpenYeltzman11
13TPC at SawgrassBrandon Pugh12
14Promenade Golf ClubAdam BenjaminNew
15The BreakersRich BankerNew
16The TimberwolfAndre Quenneville13
17Halton BeachDan Hebert14
18Purgatory Golf ClubSteve Pope15
19Bailiwick Grand Golf ClubJob Fickett & Dan Hebert16
20The Course at Hiwassee HillsTodd DriverNew
21Columbia National Golf LinksBrian Jeffords17
22Royal Birkdale 2016 (Thursday Dry)Yeltzman18
23Firestone CC South (Rustic)Brandon Pugh19
24Freshwater Golf ClubAdam Benjamin20
25Dr. Yeti’s 9 Hole Haven at Crater LakeBryan Cowles21
26Hoodoo Hills: RemasteredBryan Cowles22
27Harbor Island PlatinumJeremy Blaylock23
28Glen Abbey GC (Canadian Open) SaturdayBryan Boomer24
29Coyote Canyon 2016Nick Weisgerber25
30Spyglass Hill 2015yeltzman26
31Red Rock NationalNick Weisgerber27
32Pittsburgh Field Club (thurs)Pete KohelisNew
33Skull Valley Golf Club – OutlawSteve Pope28
34Golf Club of HoustonWilliam BradfordNew
35Dovetail Park Golf ClubSimon Morris29
36Tobacco DunesSteve Pope30
37Vallentuna Golfklubb – SwedenMikael Thunberg31
38McKee McGrodo Platinum (A)Jeremy Blaylock32
39Fossmill Golf ClubMikael Thunberg33
40Le Golf NationalDean Lowden34
41St. Lorin Golf Club, Baumgarten Is. Hawaii #1David Jensen35
42Escalante Steps (Par 3)Brian Jeffords36
43Welican National @ LlandudnoBobby Anderson37
44Celtic Vineyard Golf ClubAdam Benjamin38
45TPC @ Boston – thurs (new textures)Kenny Canham39
46Southern Hills Country ClubTrey Coursey41
47TGC @ the Engish Rose (Thurs)Wendy Airey40
48Eighteen at Strawberry PlainsTodd Driver42
49Mai Phu Kyn Golf Club, Mekong Delta, VietnamDavid Jensen43
50The Capilano ClubAndre Quenneville44
51Harvest PlantationTodd Driver45
52Scarpacci IslandAntonio Scarpacci46
53Humboldt Bay Golf Club – Eureka, CaliforniaAndre QuennevilleNew
54Valgrind Golf ClubJoseph Bowling47
55The Canuck Club at Devils’ EscarpmentAndre Quenneville48
56Demon Host G.C. (Thursday)Ola EricssonNew
57Spectacle Island Links (Tour)Antonio Scarpacci49
58Westmorland Manor CCWayne Adams50
59TGC Players’ Club – Stadium CourseDario Logan51
60The HomesteadBrian Jeffords / Andre Quenneville52
61Kahiko Beach Golf and Surf ClubAndre Quenneville53
62Royal BallyloughRod Simpson54
63Riviera Country Club – ThursdayBryan Boomer55
64The Copse @ Malkie CoastOla EricssonNew
65Olde ScarpacciAntonio Scarpacci56
66The Columbia Valley PreserveChris NelsonNew
67Whonnock Lake Golf Club (Black Diamond)Andre QuennevilleNew
68Yeti National CC at Sasquatch PointeBryan Cowles57
69Mistwood Golf CourseWilliam Bradford58
70Grand Epson V1Wendy Airey59
71King Kyne Royal TropicanaDavid Jensen60
72Hocking Hills Country Club (Thursday)Tim Jaquith61
73The Canuck Club at Angels’ PlateauAndre Quenneville62
74Falcon Bay Sunday PinTodd Driver63
75Caldera Basin Golf ClubJeremy Holme64
76Horned Viper G.C.Bryan BoomerNew
77Sleepy Willow CC (Blacks)Brandon Pugh65
78Rivington HallMartyn Shaw66
79PGA West (Palmer) [Sunday]Rod Simpson68
80Arctic Curse Golf and CCBryan BoomerNew
81The Tarantula Golf ClubKeith Callahan69
82Sugar Hills: TGC EditionJohn Rubenkoenig70
83Swindler’s Bluff (Thursday)Brent Gravelle71
84Thousand Island Golf and CCBryan Boomer67
85El Caiman CGEnrique De Guzman72
86The Red October G&CCMick Pitcher73
87Shougleith Tournament Links – ThursAdam HillNew
88Chudleigh Golf ClubLez Marwick74
89Royal Troon Old Course 2015Yeltzman75
90The Course of St. GeorgeMick Pitcher76
91Chicago Golf ClubJELindholm78
92Elmview – Open Day 1Brian Jeffords77
93Cohutta Country ClubTodd Driver78
94The players club, Conklin nyRandy BellomioNew
95The Par 3 Course at Flora ParkElliot Caw80
96Scottsdale SilveradoDean LowdenNew
97Royal Burberry Black (Sunday)Jordan Springer81
98The Walker Course Clemson, SCWilliam Bradford82
99Grey Raven G.C.Seth CampionNew
100Songbird Country GCRoger Ramjet83

 

Exiting the Top 100

Drayton Lakes by Lez Marwick

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You can never go wrong playing any course by Lez if you are looking for a very realistic-feeling round. His portfolio of courses is full of these types of courses.

 

Trump National Doral by Colin J. Watt

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I finally got to do a review for this course when the WGC – Cadillac came around again this year, and an update in the Tropical theme would most certainly vault this course back into the top 100.

 

Seashore Paspalum Links by njdevilsfan30

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This is a firm and fast Links course, which can often be bad, but this one is nicely done and very playable. Definitely worth a shot if you are a firm and fast fan.

 

Other courses exiting the Top 100:

Blue Oak Country ClubBrett Carr87
Country Springs Golf ClubMike Shoemaker88
Valefor 2015Elliot Caw89
Turnberry Kintyre CourseAlan McSpadyen90
TGC @ Murky HollowJohn Rubenkoenig91
Cairn OrchardDale Burger92
New South FlowerOla Ericsson93
Briarbanks Country ClubBrandon Pugh94
Savage Gulf Ocean CourseTodd Driver95
Tropic of CapricornStephen McIntyre96
Longdale PikesJeremy Holme97
Celebration CoveJeff Reese98
Royal BlackburnChris Lane99
Hau’oli Mino’akaStephen Templar100

 

Narrow Misses

TPC Stadium Course Scottsdale by Wayne Adams

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A very good rendition of the pre-renovation Scottsdale course, but unfortunately no longer reflects the course that we get to watch on TV each February.

 

Hillcrest Golf & CC by William Bradford

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An interesting real life course in Indiana with a bit of an unorthodox design. It doesn’t stand up to some of the greatest RCR courses represented in the game, but is nicely done and worthy of a play, nonetheless.

 

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