Golf Course, Griffith Park: A unique experience of the best
of golf, inexpensive, quirky, always busy, the most disparate group
of golfers and golf swings you will ever see in one place. A few
good golf holes in this 9 hole track but some spectacular views
of LA and during evening hours the coyotes coexist with the golfers.
Katrin learned how to play golf here and she also learned the beauty
of the game and the spirit that drives those who play the game.
of the best golf courses in the world. Each on 17 Mile Drive and
all very expensive but worth the experience.
Canyons: This might be Pete Dye's best course, period. Beautiful
layout and spectacular golf.
Dunes: The Pebble Beach of the East? Well not quite but a great
track nonetheless and when the wind is up – keep the ball down or
Course, Grand Harbor Joe Lee design that twists and turns through
the Grand Harbor Resort. With wide fairways and lots of water and
sand traps, the more you play this course the more you like it. The
back nine can eat more golf balls then you would normally carry in
Haven Golf Course: A very nice Jack Nicklaus design. Challenging
and beautiful, very fun to play.
Golf Course: A public course that serves Marysville community.
Situated along the St. Clair River it is common to see freighters
cruising up and down the river. This is a very well maintained golf
course with some classic golf holes. All shots are required or can
be played; fades, draws, bump and runs. The holes are very well designed,
simple, straight forward and well defined by trees. We think the staff
and the members are great. They always welcome us warmly and do what
ever they can to let us get off the first tee early so we can play
fast. Many of the regulars even wait at the first tee to let us start
ahead of them. When has that ever happened to you?
Four Lakes Golf Course:
An amazing conversion of a gravel pit into a golf course. Some absolutely
great holes and always challenging. One of the best kept secrets in
Michigan. The best green keeper and daily course grooming that I have
ever seen. Fast and true greens. The staff is great and the restaurant
serves the biggest hamburger on earth, along with cold Labatt's Blue
on draft. See the photo gallery for early morning scenes and no we
did not drink the beer in the trash can photo. We only drink water
or Arnold Palmer's (half lemonade/half iced tee) while playing.
Huron Golf Course: This is were I learned the game.... Rather
where my parents made me learn the game. I can remember being in tears
from frustration on this course when I was 12 years old. To this day,
I still measure my game by how I play this short but tight course.
This is our home for binge-golfing, we played our first 54 hole day
here. Every year our reputation grows when we come into town.... There's
the couple that plays ALL day. Some members are
impressed, others are disturbed, the staff just shrugs and asks, How
many rounds did the McIntosh's play today? The first time I played
36 holes in a day was at this course with my mother, my golf mentor.
Katrin and I smashed that record about ten years later.
Vernon Country Club, VA My friend, Ihor belonged to this club
for years. I played there so many times that the staff thought I
was a member. A short course that rewards power fade drives, this
course will eat you alive if you get greedy. This was the scene
of the last time I ever threw a golf club. The wedge I threw after
chilly-dipping a chip ended up stuck in a pine tree. The nine iron
I threw up to dislodge the wedge also got stuck. That night, Ihor
and I crept onto the course with a basketball, a football and a
flashlight. The basket ball and the football both got stuck in same
tree. Ultimately we found some rocks nearby and recovered all my
equipment. This is also one my homes for binge golfing with Ihor
and I walking 36 holes without question and 54 daylight permitting.
Potomac Golf Course, DC This is the inner city municipal golf
course. When I began playing golf as an adult (1980) the players
at this course were dominantly African American. Jim Dent would
play here when he was in the area. The wheel was used to match and
start players on weekend mornings and fivesomes were common. High
stakes gambling was the reputation and sandbagging was an art. You
could see the ugliest golf swings that produced the most amazing
results. The Park surrounding the courses was a drug market at nightfall
and on weekends you could not believe what you could see driving
to the course. Through the years the course was gentrified but remains
a classic inner city track, A wide open, hit it as hard as you can
course (Blue Course) that plays easy on a calm day but will challenge
any golfer when the wind is up. It is a point of pride to call the
“point” your home course in DC.
at Avenel, MD
The once controversial new home for the Kemper Open. When it opened
Greg Norman said they should blow up the Par 3, Ninth hole. They
did. Arnold Palmer aced the third hole two days in a row. A plaque
was installed within weeks of Arnold's achievement. Instant history.
I was a founding member of this course and maintained my membership
until we moved to California.
Creek Park Golf Course, DC
Golf Course, DC
you see - where we live has the least amount of listings - as we
don't binge golf where friends or neighbors may recognize us!
Springs Golf Course Hamburg NJ
Rock Golf Course, Ramapo NY
A very nice course and we have always enjoyed the company of the
players we have been matched with by the starter.
Golf Links, Scotland: A landscape that makes you think you
are playing golf on the moon... This is were you find Hogan's Alley
and one of the most challenging and visually exciting links courses
in Scotland. Awesome, golf at its absolute best. There is no copy
of Carnoustie. It stands alone, intimidating and inviting.
St. Andrews, Scotland This is one of the other St. Andrews courses.
Jubilee is an excellent links course and on the day we played the
wind was so strong that the caddy said even a Scot would not play
in this wind. I remember hitting a driver to a 150 yard par 3, straight
into the wind. On the point the wind was so strong we could barely
stand. The only thing wrong with this course is the fact that it
is next to the Old Course, which we were able to photogrpah after
our round as seen below.