Course Reviews

Alabama Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge (Hoover, $125)
2. Kiva Dunes (Gulf Shores, $105) – reviewed before renovation
3. Peninsula (Fort Morgan, $99)
4. Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (Gulf Shores, $89)

Alabama Golf Destinations:

Gulf Shores (Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL)

Florida Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Streamsong, Red (Streamsong, $225)
2. Streamsong, Blue (Streamsong, $225)
3. World Woods, Pine Barrens (Brooksville, $119)
4. Juliette Falls (Dunnellon, $48)
5. World Woods, Rolling Oaks (Brooksville, $119)
6. TPC Tampa Bay (Lutz, $160)
7. Lost Key (Perdido Key, $79)

Florida Golf Destinations:

Streamsong Resort (Streamsong)
World Woods Golf Club (Brooksville)

Georgia Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Reynolds Plantation, Great Waters (Greensboro, $195)
2. Reynolds Plantation, The Oconee (Greensboro, $260)
3. Reynolds Plantation, The National (Greensboro, $165)

Illinois Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Cog Hill #4 Dubsdread (Lemont, $155)
2. TPC Deere Run (Silvis, $95)
3. Mistwood Golf Club (Romeoville, $110)
4. ThunderHawk (Beach Park, $85)
5. The Preserve at Oak Meadows (Addison, $89)
6. Harborside Int’l, Port (Chicago, $95)
7. Shepherds Crook (Zion, $60)

Illinois Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Medinah, No. 3 (Medinah)
2. Shoreacres (Lake Bluff) – not reviewed
3. Black Sheep (Sugar Grove) – review in progress
4. Chicago Highlands (Westchester)
5. Medinah, No. 2 (Medinah)

Iowa Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. The Harvester (Rhodes, $129)

Michigan Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Greywalls (Marquette, $130)
2. Timberstone (Iron Mountain, $100)
3. Sweetgrass (Harris, $75)

Michigan Golf Destinations:

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: The Perfect Foursome (Upper Peninsula)

Minnesota Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. The Classic at Madden’s Resort (Brainerd, $119)
Madden’s Resort: A New Direction for the Classic Course in 2013
2. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, $99)

Nebraska Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Prairie Club, Dunes (Valentine, $195)
2. Prairie Club, Pines (Valentine, $195)

Nebraska Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Dismal River, Doak (Mullen)
2. Dismal River, Nicklaus (Mullen)

Nebraska Golf Destinations:

Sand Hills, NE (Valentine)

Oregon Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Pacific Dunes (Bandon, $315)
2. Old Macdonald (Bandon, $315)
3. Bandon Dunes (Bandon, $315)
4. Bandon Trails (Bandon, $315)
5. Pumpkin Ridge, Ghost Creek (North Plains, $125)
6. Stone Creek (Oregon City, $60)

Oregon Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Pumpkin Ridge, Witch Hollow (North Plains)

Oregon Golf Destinations:

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon)

South Carolina Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Kiawah Island, Ocean (Kiawah Island, $374)
2. True Blue (Pawley’s Island, $159)
3. Kiawah Island, Cougar Point (Kiawah Island, $232)
4. Kiawah Island, Osprey Point (Kiawah Island, $232)

South Carolina Golf Destinations:

Myrtle Beach, SC (Pawley’s Island)

Washington Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Chambers Bay (University Place, $205)
Chambers Bay: A Fresh Feel on Customer Service

Wisconsin Public Golf Course Reviews:

My Gift to You: Wisconsin Golf Courses to Play, 2015

1. Erin Hills (Erin, $245)
2. Whistling Straits, Straits (Haven, $385)
3. Sand Valley, Sand Valley course (Rome, $195) – front 9 review (2015)
*  Sand Valley, Sand Valley course (Rome, $195) – back 9 review (2016)
4. Blackwolf Run, River (Kohler, $275)
5. Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes (Rome, $195)
Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes course (Rome, $195) – 6-hole sneak (2017)
6. SentryWorld (Stevens Point, $110)
7. Lawsonia, Links (Green Lake, $90)
*  Langford Shield, Langford’s Impact on Golf Course Design
8. Wild Rock (Wisconsin Dells, $95)
9. Whistling Straits, Irish (Haven, $190)
10. Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys (Kohler, $190)
11. University Ridge (Madison, $92)
12. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (Sheboygan Falls, $145)
13. The Club at Lac La Belle (Oconomowoc, $120)
14. Geneva National, Palmer (Lake Geneva, $109)
15. Hawk’s Landing (Madison, $74)
16. Grand Geneva, Brute (Lake Geneva, $155)
17. Geneva National, Player (Lake Geneva, $109)
18. Brown Deer Park (Milwaukee, $102)
19. Washington County (Hartford, $72)
20. The Oaks (Cottage Grove, $66)
21. The Bog (Saukville, $110)
22. Castle at the Bay (Arkdale, $95)
23. Hawks View, Como (Lake Geneva, $85)
24. Wild Ridge (Eau Claire, $59)
25. Big Fish (Hayward, $59)

Baraboo Country Club (Baraboo, $38)
Broadlands
(North Prairie, $61)
Edgewood, Oaks
(Big Bend, $49)
Fairways of Woodside (Sussex, $55)
Fire Ridge (Grafton, $75)
The National at Fox Hills
(Mishicot, $35)
Geneva National, Trevino (Lake Geneva, $109)
Ironwood, Birr/Callow (Sussex, $60)
Ironwood, Meath/Callow (Sussex, $60)
Kettle Moraine (Dousman, $37)
Lawsonia, Woodlands (Green Lake, $90)
Morningstar (Waukesha, $84)
Naga-Waukee
(Pewaukee, $56)
Rock River Hills (Horicon, $48)
Silver Spring, Island Course (Menomonee Falls, $47)
Silver Spring, Falls Course
(Menomonee Falls, $35)
Whispering Springs (Fond du Lac, $53)

Wisconsin Golf Destinations:

Geneva National Golf Resort (Lake Geneva)
Sand Valley Golf Resort (Rome)
Wisconsin Dells
(Wisconsin Dells)

Wisconsin Private Golf Club Reviews:

My Top 5:

1. Milwaukee Country Club (River Hills)
2. Pine Hills Country Club (Sheboygan)
3. Blue Mound Golf & Country Club (Wauwatosa)
4. Strawberry Creek (Kenosha)
5. Horseshoe Bay Golf Club (Egg Harbor)

Other great Wisconsin private clubs (alphabetical order):

Bishop’s Bay Country Club (Verona)
Hidden Glen (Cedarburg)
North Hills Country Club (Menomonee Falls)
* The Vince Lombardi Charity Classic
* Another Writer’s Perspective: North Hills CC (Kris Halsrud)
* North Hills 2018 Membership Promotions
* Feherty Interview with Golf Legend Ken Venturi
* AW Tillinghast’s Letters to the PGA
Ozaukee Country Club (Mequon)
Racine Country Club (Racine)
The University Club (Milwaukee – fka Tripoli)
Tuckaway Country Club (Franklin)
Westmoor Country Club (Brookfield)
West Bend Country Club (West Bend)

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