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. The Preserve at Oak Meadows (Addison, $89)
4. ThunderHawk (Beach Park, $85)
5. Harborside Int’l, Port (Chicago, $95)
6. Shepherds Crook (Zion, $60)

Illinois Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Medinah, No. 3 (Medinah)
2. Shoreacres (Lake Bluff) – not reviewed
3. Chicago Highlands (Westchester)
4. 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. Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes (Rome, $195)
Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes course (Rome, $195) – 6-hole 2017 sneak peek
3. Whistling Straits, Straits (Haven, $385)
4. Sand Valley, Sand Valley course (Rome, $195) – front 9 review, 2015 media day
*  Sand Valley, Sand Valley course (Rome, $195) – back 9 review, 2016 updates
5. Blackwolf Run, River (Kohler, $275)
6. Whistling Straits, Irish (Haven, $190)
7. SentryWorld (Stevens Point, $110)
8. Lawsonia, Links (Green Lake, $90)
*  Langford Shield, Langford’s Impact on Golf Course Design
9. Wild Rock (Wisconsin Dells, $95)
10. Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys (Kohler, $190)
11. University Ridge (Madison, $92)
12. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (Sheboygan Falls, $145)
13. Geneva National, Palmer (Lake Geneva, $109)
14. Hawk’s Landing (Madison, $74)
15. Grand Geneva, Brute (Lake Geneva, $155)
16. Geneva National, Player (Lake Geneva, $109)
17. Washington County (Hartford, $72)
18. Castle at the Bay (Arkdale, $95)
19. The Oaks (Cottage Grove, $66)
20. Hawks View, Como (Lake Geneva, $85)
21. Lawsonia, Woodlands (Green Lake, $90)
22. The Bog (Saukville, $110)
23. Wild Ridge (Eau Claire, $59)
24. Brown Deer Park (Milwaukee, $102)
25. Morningstar (Waukesha, $84)

Baraboo Country Club (Baraboo, $38)
Big Fish (Hayward, $59)
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)
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. Strawberry Creek (Kenosha)
4. Horseshoe Bay Golf Club (Egg Harbor)
5. 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

Other great Wisconsin private clubs (alphabetical order):

Bishop’s Bay Country Club (Verona)
Hidden Glen (Cedarburg)
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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