Golf Course Reviews

Pinehurst 6 Golf Course Review – Pinehurst, North Carolina

May 20, 2010
Pinehurst 6 golf course, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina

We (Kate and I) played Pinehurst #6 on a Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. There was a twosome in front of us (which we ended up passing), and a threesome two groups behind us. I love the feeling that we’re the only people on the golf course, and this course provided that. Great way to […]

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Pinehurst 4 Golf Course Review – Pinehurst, North Carolina

May 16, 2010
Pinehurst #4 golf course, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst #4 was originally designed by Donald Ross in 1919, and Tom Fazio redesigned it in 2000 as a personal tribute to Ross. There are lots of the crowned greens with drop-offs, wide fairways, and strategically placed bunkers (as you’ll see) which are all indicative of a Ross course. Honestly, I thought it was a […]

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Cutters Ridge Golf at Manistee National Resort

October 8, 2009
Cutters Ridge Golf at Manistee National Resort

I used to be a member at Manistee National, so I thought it made sense to preface this review with that. In other words, yes I am biased.   I have played both courses multiple times, and am a huge fan of both. The Canthooke Valley course is more of a traditional track, while the […]

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Prairie Isle Golf Review – Crystal Lake, Illinois

September 23, 2009
Prairie Isle Golf Review - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Some friends told me that Prairie isle Golf Club in Crystal Lake, IL was an out-of-the-way track that was a pretty good play, so I decided to give it a shot. Roughly 35-40 minutes from my house isn’t too far, so what the heck, right? I called to set-up a tee time as a single […]

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Erin Hills Golf Review – Erin, Wisconsin

September 17, 2009
Erin Hills Golf, Erin, Wisconsin

Erin Hills is a relatively new golf course in Erin Wisconsin that’s been getting a lot of press, most notably for its length (the Back Black tees measure in at 8,266 yards… for real.) In addition, it won “Best New Course of the Year” in 2007 from Golf Magazine, and has been awarded the 2011 […]

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White Deer Run Golf Club Review – Vernon Hills, IL

August 26, 2009
White Deer Run Golf Club, Vernon Hills, IL

White Deer Run Golf Club is located in Vernon Hills, Illinois. I had the pleasure of playing this golf course on a lazy Sunday morning in the middle of August. It was unseasonably cool with a high temperature around 75, making for perfect golf weather. I arrived early enough to hit the range. I noticed […]

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The Bog Golf Course Review – Saukville, Wisconsin

August 21, 2009
The Bog Golf Course - Saukville, WI

The Bog Golf Course is in Saukville Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee. At the time, there was a package deal to play The Bog and The Bull, so we decided to play them both. The Bog was opened on July 15th, 1995, so what it lacks for in history it makes up for with length and […]

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Redtail Golf Club Review – Lakewood, Illinois

August 21, 2009
Redtail Golf Club, Village of Lakewood, Illinois

We played Redtail Golf Club on a Sunday morning in early August. We got there just ahead of an outing (luckily, they weren’t having a shotgun start, so it wasn’t a problem.) Come to find out, they had 4 outings that day! That seems like a lot, especially for a Sunday but it didn’t affect […]

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Ravisloe Country Club Review – Homewood, Illinois

August 10, 2009
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood, Illinois

Ravisloe Country Club is a Donald Ross designed golf course in south Chicago. It was private for decades, until the recent economic troubles forced it to become public. I played here a couple times when it was private but now that it’s open, I thought I should return with a camera. What I remember most […]

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Chalet Hills Golf Club – Cary, IL

August 3, 2009
Chalet Hills Golf Club, Cary, IL

I played Chalet Hills Golf Club as a single on a perfect summer Sunday morning. I’ve been in the Cary, Illinois area before, playing a nearby course, Foxford Hills Golf Club. There some great elevation changes in this area of Illinois so I thought I’d give it a shot. After I checked in I took […]

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