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The five biggest snubs left off the new Golf Digest Top 100 Public Golf Courses ranking

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On Monday I pointed out ten observation and quibbles about the new Golf Digest 2011-2012 Top 100 Public Golf Course Rankings. Now I'm back with five courses you didn't see in the rankings that I think are more deserving than some of the courses that… more »

Golf Digest's new Top 100 Public Golf Courses rankings: Ten observations, quibbles

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I'm not a panelist anywhere, I just write a hundred or so course reviews a year: - Pinehurst No. 2 is 8th - though this must be their pre-renovation design. I'll be curious how far it creeps up as the media visit the course this year and next. Shadow… more »

Golfweek's Best New Courses of 2009-10 is loaded with high-end privates, but some value plays exist

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Good grief there are a lot of high-end private courses with accompanying residential communities attached to them in Golfweek's Best New Courses ranking. By my count, 7 of the top 10 are empty-the-trust-fund privates. The second ten are mostly upscale semi-private and resort courses.But within these forty courses served up by Golfweek, there are some bargain plays, which deserve a tip of the cap, because few developers seem willing to build a $40 golf course anymore. more »

A golf course rankings alternative from the Big Mags: Western Golf Alliance's "Where You Can Rip It" list

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While fishing around the west coast side of the internet this afternoon, I stumbled across a lesser-known golf course rankings system. It's the "Where you can Rip It" rankings of the Western Golf Alliance. I'm always curious to look at golf course ranki… more »

New Michigan public golf course rankings: some shanks and solids

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Fresh off another golf trip to northern Michigan, I've especially been paying attention to Golf Magazine's latest 2010 public state rankings. One day I'll publish my own list, but there are still a few courses I need to see in the north, like the Gailes… more »

How do you like your Myrtle Beach course rankings? Golf Digest panel, MB golfers rate favorites

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Two recent Myrtle Beach golf course rankings have debuted this year, which I think were long overdue. One comes from Golf Digest, serving up their "Super 60" of Myrtle Beach. The other comes MBGolfInsider.com, which bases its rankings on input from p… more »

Dallas Morning News unveils the 50 best public golf courses in Texas

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Funny, the day it hits the high 70s in Austin, signaling the first real good spring day of the year, the Dallas Morning News unveils its 50 Best Golf Courses in Texas You Can Play list. Click here for the Dallas Morning News Ranking. As expected,… more »

Best public golf course in the U.S.? According to Golf World Readers Choice Awards, it's Forest Dunes in Michigan

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Golf World magazine released their new golf course Readers Choice Awards this week, and while I'm always pretty skeptical of course rankings, I'm really liking the Golf World user-feedback ranking system. It produces a more honest list for the everyday g… more »

New Golf Magazine Top 100 rankings slight American southwest desert courses in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada

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I travel a lot to play golf, but I've never teed it up in Arizona, New Mexico or California's desert. According to Golf Magazine's latest Top 100 Golf Courses in America rankings, I'm not missing much. I've been perusing their new list a bit since th… more »

Golf Digest lists its 50 best 19th holes: Some of my favorite watering holes around the world for a beer

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I was just perusing through Golf Digest's list of the "50 Best 19th Holes" between watching action of the Players Championship, and it inspired me to crack open a Bud - and go down memory lane, thinking about my own favorite 19th holes. Surveying the… more »