The Top 100 Courses I’ve Played List – August 2015

Not to be confused with Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play, this is the Top 41 Courses I’ve Played. Unlike the Golf Magazine ratings (at least I assume), these rankings will be very flawed, totally unprofessional, and highly controversial. I have no ratings system, other than my gut instinct, and I’ve played probably less than 1% of the total courses available in The Golf Club.

 

This should be fun! Some general rules of thumb:

– Direct your rage at me, not at TGCTours.com

– My courses aren’t included, because I can’t use any rating higher than 10.

– I will update this as I play and rate more courses, as I just started keeping ratings a month of two ago. My current list to play includes several hundred courses. Future updates will include Top 100 Courses I’ve Played, once I reach 100.

– Courses with similar ratings are not in order, other than the order I played them in.

– Quick Review Notes for almost every course listed here can be found by searching through my HB Forums thread.

 

Have fun with this! Hopefully you find some new courses to play, or get a kick out of reading it. If you want your course played, respond over at my HB thread. And lastly, if you don’t agree with my ratings, it’s probably because I’m an idiot, and nothing more!

 

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Top 41 Courses I’ve Played

(Course Name – Designer – Rating)

  1. Pine Valley, New Jersey – Craig Frey – 10
  2. Whistling Straits Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Craig Frey – 10
  3. Loa Pali Golf Resort – Dario Logan – 10
  4. The Timberwolf – Olympia, Washington – Andre Quenneville – 9.5
  5. Muirfield-The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – “yeltzman” – 9
  6. Dovetail Park Golf Club – Simon Morris – 9
  7. Hoodoo Hills: Remastered – Bryan Cowles – 9
  8. Vallentuna Golfklubb – Sweden – Mikael Thunberg – 9
  9. Le Golf National – Dean Lowden – 9
  10. Freshwater Golf Club – Adam Benjamin – 9
  11. El Caiman CG – Enrique De Guzman – 9
  12. Skull Valley Golf Club – Outlaw – Steve Pope – 9
  13. Halton Beach G&CC – Dan Hebert – 9
  14. The Homestead – Brian Jeffords/Andre Quenneville – 8.5
  15. Rivington Hall – Martyn Shaw – 8.5
  16. The Red October G&CC – Mick Pitcher – 8.5
  17. Grand Epson V1 – Wendy Airey – 8.5
  18. King Kyne Royal Tropicana – David Jensen – 8.5
  19. Thousand Islands Golf and CC – Bryan Boomer – 8.5
  20. Falcon Bay Sunday Pin – Todd Driver – 8.5
  21. Sleepy Willow CC (Blacks) – Brandon Pugh – 8.5
  22. Royal Troon Old Course 2015 – “yeltzman” – 8
  23. Briarbanks Country Club – Brandon Pugh – 8
  24. Longdale Pikes – Jeremy Holme – 8
  25. Hau’oli Mino’aka – Stephen Templar – 8
  26. The Par 3 Course at Flora Park – Elliot Caw – 8
  27. Blue Oak Country Club – Noah Tyler – 8
  28. Elmview Golf Club – Open Day 1 – Brian Jeffords – 8
  29. Zewina Golf Club – Mikael Thunberg – 7.5
  30. Loon Lake State Park – Gene Callahan – 7.5
  31. Harvest Hills – Gene Callahan – 7.5
  32. Fraxinus Country Club – Andrew Sikorski – 7.5
  33. Fishers GC – Fishers Island, NY – Matthew Essig – 7.5
  34. Angel Downs – Jeremy Holme – 7.5
  35. St. Andrews Old Course 2015 – “colinmafia” – 7
  36. Boardmans Bush – “forresty2k” – 7
  37. Bad Munstereifel – “UrsosArctos/ErnieTheWels” – 7
  38. Charthurst Manor – Jeremy Holme – 6.5
  39. The Dunes of Northern Michigan – Designer unknown – 6.5
  40. Elmsley Island – Chris Lane – 6.5
  41. November Sunset – Christopher Taylor – 6.5

4 Comments

  1. Nic Z on September 1, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Awesome list. Thanks for putting it together and for the blog.

  2. Colinmafia on September 6, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Nice to be in your top 100 with St. Andrews but its not my best version members should play my The Open St. Andrews Thursday to Friday editions for the best ones, my Wolf Creek Definative i regard as my best work to date but i am updating courses all the time at the top of my list are many improved versions of early builds i now total 105, keep up the good work CLV
    :0)

    • Stan Woodland on September 28, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Wow 105 courses! Any interest in making it 106 by doing Trump National Philadelphia, it’s my home course and I don’t think anyone has designed that Tom Fazio masterpiece.

  3. nuter41 on September 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Damm,I can’t believe it.One of my courses made the list and it’s at number 16.Well I’m gobsmacked

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