So what are your top 10 courses?

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Postby MDR_3000 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:08 pm

1. West Lake Park -- Davenport, IA
2. Toboggan -- Dexter, MI
3. Hickory Hills (24 hole layout) -- LaPorte City, IA
4. Walnut Ridge -- Johnston, IA
5. Peninsula Park -- Iowa City, IA
6. Pickard -- Indianola, IA
7. J&B Rolling Hills -- Lamoni, IA
8. McNaughton -- Pekin, IL
9. Telemark -- Cable, WI
10. (tie) Tokken Creek -- Madison, WI
10. (tie) Hiestand -- Madison, WI
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Postby roadkill » Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:35 pm

plastic_fondler wrote:

Maybe Akron will be up there soon with the new 27 layout? Deeper in the woods please....

Codorus should be switched with the Woodshed. I really only enjoyed the non-lake and X holes though. Cross country or whatever holes were not put in yet.


Akron is my home course (20 min) along with Buchmiller (also 20 min).

And yes pretty much all the new holes at Akron will be wooded. The most recent X holes and cross country holes are the best holes at the Cod especially if you like the tighter wooded stuff.
I'm surprised you have such familiarity with courses in my region, you're a CA golfer aren't ya?
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Postby Amateur » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:46 am

MDR_3000 wrote:
8. McNaughton -- Pekin, IL


WOOT! That's my home. I was literally homeless and lived there for like a month. Needs a bump to #6 for being a badass course and my (temp) address!
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Postby plastic_fondler » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:58 am

roadkill wrote:
I'm surprised you have such familiarity with courses in my region, you're a CA golfer aren't ya?


I grew up in PA....lived in MD for a few years too before moving out left. I think Cod might be the best course in the state....but I need to get out to western PA to check out some courses.
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Postby some call me...tim? » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:49 am

Amateur wrote:
MDR_3000 wrote:
8. McNaughton -- Pekin, IL


WOOT! That's my home. I was literally homeless and lived there for like a month. Needs a bump to #6 for being a badass course and my (temp) address!


hahaha, "I ain't got a roof over my head, but at least I still got my discs, man!" :lol:
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Postby JerryS » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:39 pm

My Favs broken out by quality:

Top of the Line:
Idlewild - Burlington, Kentucky Scenic, Very well maintained and Extremely challenging
Winthrop Gold - Rock Hill, South Carolina Extremely challenging

A healthy cut above the rest:
Mt. Airy Forest - Cincinnati, Ohio Scenic and Elevationi changes
Seneca Creek - Gaithersburg, Maryland Scenic and Elevation changes
Cabin Creek - Butler County, Ohio (private, now closed?) Scenic and Elevation changes
Banklick Woods Park - Independence, Kentucky - Scenic and Elevation changes
Gordon Barnett Park - Orlando, Florida - 34 holes
Cliff Stephens - Clearwater, Florida - Lots of Water

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Postby latitude » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:13 pm

1. Rudan, Haninge
2. SDGA, Hogdalen
3. Lillsjon, Kungsangen

All in Sweden. If you go there, you must visit my first choise :wink:
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Re: So what are your top 10 courses?

Postby the_lung » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:40 pm

Craig Smolin wrote:Anyway, here's my list:

1. Warwick Town Park - Warwick, NY (home of the Skylands NT)
2. Maple Hill - Marshall Street, Leicester, MA
3. Waterworks - Kansas City
4. Fountain Hills - Phoenix, AZ
5. Tinicum Park - Erwinna, PA
6. Brandywine State Park - Wilmington, DE
7. Pyramids - Marshall Street, Leicester, MA
8. Wickham Park - Manchester, CT
9. Borderland State Park - Sharon, MA
10. Cliff Stephens Park - Clearwater, FL


It seems very strange to see Pyramids included on that list. While it's a great backyard course on a nice piece of property, it's not even in the ballpark with the other world class courses you've listed. It's very odd to see Wickham and especially Borderland ranked lower than Pyramids.

I know this is your personal preferences and I'm not trying to tell you you're wrong or anything like that but just looking at the other courses on your list and the common characteristics of those courses, Pyramids seems strangely out of place.
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My Top 10

Postby Will Aubrey » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:44 pm

1. Iroquois Park - Louisville KY
2. Kereiakes - Bowling Green KY
3. Muse Park - Jackson, TN
4. Yellow Creek - Owensboro, KY
5. Central Park - Murray, KY
6. Eagle Valley - Evansville, IN
7. American Legion Park - Glasgow, KY
8. Thompson Point - Carbondale, IL
9. Henry Jackson Park - Danville, KY
10. Natcher Elementary - Bowling Green, KY
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:32 pm

I have a tie at the top of my list - no way I can pick a better course out of those two!

1) Tyler State Park - Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
1) Brakewell Steel/Warwick - Warwick, New York 10990
3) Moraine State Park DGC - Portersville, Pennsylvania 16051
4) Nockamixon State Park - Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
5) Little Lehigh Parkway - Allentown, Pennsylvania 18049
6) Codorus State Park - Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
7) Knob Hill Park - Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086
8) Brandywine Creek State Park - Wilmington, Delaware 19732
9) Hyzer Creek - Saratoga Springs, New York 12850
10) Lazarre DGC - West Monroe, Louisiana 71291

this list of 10 comes from this list I have played total

Delaware
Killens Pond State Park - Felton, Delaware 19943
Bellevue State Park - Wilmington, Delaware 19809
Brandywine Creek State Park - Wilmington, Delaware 19732

Louisiana
Lazarre DGC - West Monroe, Louisiana 71291
Hideaway Park - Ruston, Louisiana 71272

Maryland
Druid Hill Park - Baltimore, Maryland 21217

New York
Brakewell Steel/Warwick - Warwick, New York 10990
Hyzer Creek - Saratoga Springs, New York 12850

Pennsylvania
Roland Park - Akron, Pennsylvania 17501
Little Lehigh Parkway - Allentown, Pennsylvania 18049
Long Trout Winery - Auburn, Pennsylvania 17922
South Mountain Park - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
French Creek - Pleasure Mtn. - Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508
French Creek State Park - Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508
Desales University - Center Valley, PA 18034
Hackets Park - Easton, PA 18040
Tinicum Park - Erwinna, Pennsylvania 18920
Codorus State Park - Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
Prompton State Park - Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18456
Lime Bluff - Hughesville, Pennsylvania 17737
Anson B. Nixon Park - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
F. E. Walter Dam - Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania 18624
Boulder Woods, Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, PA 17339
Tyler State Park - Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Covered Bridge Park - Orefield, Pennsylvania 18069
Sedgley Woods (East Fairmount Park) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19004
Schenley Park - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211
Moraine State Park DGC - Portersville, Pennsylvania 16051
Nockamixon State Park - Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
Victory Park - Slatington, Pennsylvania 18080
Knob Hill Park - Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086
Hickory Run State Park - White Haven, Pennsylvania 18661
Jordan Creek Park -Whitehall, Pennsylvania 18052
Moon Lake, PA
Bloomsburg, PA

Tennessee
The Sinks - Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
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Postby roadkill » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:45 pm

Nice list there, Eric.

You sure have played the heck out of PA. But only played one course in Maryland? I'd reccommend Rockburn Branch in the Baltimore area if you get a chance. Patapsco and Seneca are worthwhile also.

What part of PA are you from? From your list order I'd guess eastern PA like Bucks or Lehigh county?
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:55 pm

I have actually lived in the Pocono's area for the last 3+ years - this week I am moving to the greater Philly area so I will have a lot more opportunity to play the MD courses being 2 hours closer to them now!

My biggest goal for the summer is to get to Paw Paw!
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Postby bigs348 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:03 pm

bigs348 wrote:1. Tyler State Park - Newtown, PA
2. Warwick Town Park - Warwick, NY
3. Maple Hill - Leicester, MA
4. Renaissance Park - Charlotte, NC
5. Dragan Field - Auburn, ME
6. Nockamixon State Park - Quakertown, PA
7. Moraine State Park - Portersville, PA
8. Elk Creek DGC - Appomattox, VA
9. Hyzer Creek - Saratoga Springs, NY
10. Tinicum Park - Erwinna, PA


I figure my list needs some editing. Not too much different, just revised the order a bit. Tyler's my home course, I love it to death, but I would play Warwick much more often if I could and it's definitely my favorite right now.

1. Warwick Town Park - Warwick, NY
2. Tyler State Park - Newtown, PA
3. Maple Hill - Leicester, MA
4. Renaissance Park - Charlotte, NC
5. Winthrop Gold - Rock Hill, SC
6. Elk Creek DGC - Appomattox, VA
7. Moraine State Park - Portersville, PA
8. Enman Field - Brunswick, ME
9. Hyzer Creek - Saratoga Springs, NY
10. Tinicum Park - Erwinna, PA
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Postby roadkill » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:27 pm

ericdmb wrote:I have actually lived in the Pocono's area for the last 3+ years - this week I am moving to the greater Philly area so I will have a lot more opportunity to play the MD courses being 2 hours closer to them now!

My biggest goal for the summer is to get to Paw Paw!


That's cool. There are so many courses in eastern Pa, De and Md that are right off I-95 and if you're near Philly you can just jump on 95 and have relatively easy access to them.

My girlfriend just moved to Bensalem just north of Philly. Depending on where you'll be Tyler and Tinicum are a hop, skip and a jump from Philly to the north while Brandywine and Delaware courses to the south and Nixon to the west.

Paw Paw is an experience. Just be sure to allot enough time to be there if not attending a tournament. It requires a weekend not just an afternoon.
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:30 pm

roadkill wrote:
ericdmb wrote:I have actually lived in the Pocono's area for the last 3+ years - this week I am moving to the greater Philly area so I will have a lot more opportunity to play the MD courses being 2 hours closer to them now!

My biggest goal for the summer is to get to Paw Paw!


That's cool. There are so many courses in eastern Pa, De and Md that are right off I-95 and if you're near Philly you can just jump on 95 and have relatively easy access to them.

My girlfriend just moved to Bensalem just north of Philly. Depending on where you'll be Tyler and Tinicum are a hop, skip and a jump from Philly to the north while Brandywine and Delaware courses to the south and Nixon to the west.

Paw Paw is an experience. Just be sure to allot enough time to be there if not attending a tournament. It requires a weekend not just an afternoon.


I am actually moving to Bensalem next weekend! I am very familar with the area having lived there for 2 years about 3 years ago! Tyler was my home course for those 2 years and will once again be so again!

Thanks for the advice on Paw Paw, has long been a goal to get there and I will make it happen this summer - can you camp there?
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