Pacific NorthWest Tops GolfWeek's Best New Courses List?

Also numbers 9, 31, and 49.
Washington grabs 3 spots, Oregon 2.
Golfweek's Best list of New Courses (2005-07)
Course (Location)
1. Bandon Trails (Bandon, Ore.)
2. Chambers Bay GC (University Place, Wash.)
3. Sebonack GC (Southampton, N.Y.)
4. Ballyneal (Holyoke, Colo.)
5. Bright's Creek GC (Mill Spring, N.C.)
6. Bayonne GC (Bayonne, N.J.)
7. Concession GC (Sarasota, Fla.)
8. Colorado GC (Parker, Colo.)
9. Pronghorn Fazio (Bend, Ore.)
10. Boston GC (Hingham, Mass.)
11. Fallen Oak (Saucier, Miss.)
12. The Territory (Duncan, Okla.)
13. Whisper Rock Upper (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
14. Olde Stone (Bowling Green, Ky.)
15. We-Ko-Pa GC Saguaro (Fountain Hills, Ariz.)
16. Forest Creek GC North (Southern Pines, N.C.)
17. 3 Creek Ranch (Jackson, Wyo.)
18. Creek Club (Oconee, Ga.)
19. Liberty National (Jersey City, N.J.)
20. Lakota Canyon Ranch GC (New Castle, Colo.)
21. Greywalls GC (Marquette, Mich.)
22. Atchafalaya GC at Idlewild (Patterson, La.)
23. Headwaters Club at Teton Springs (Victor, Idaho)
24. Shelter Harbor GC (Westerly, R.I.)
25. Spring Creek GC (Xions Crossroads, Va.)
26. Erin Hills GC (Hartford, Wis.)
27. Blackstone GC (Peoria, Ariz.)
28. Stone Eagle GC (Palm Desert, Calif.)
29. Three Crowns GC (Casper, Wyo.)
30. Tesoro Club (Port St. Lucie, Fla.)
31. Tumble Creek (Roslyn, Wash.)
32. The Classic Club (Palm Desert, Calif.)
33. Tuhaye (Tuhaye, Utah)
34. Lake of Isles North (North Stonington, Conn.)
35. Lake of Isles South (North Stonington, Conn.)
36. Osprey Meadows GC (Donnelly, Idaho)
37. Canyata GC (Marshall, Ill.)
38. Grande Dunes Members (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
39. The River Club (Suwanee, Ga.)
40. Grizzly Ranch GC (Portola, Calif.)
41. Andalusia CC (La Quinta, Calif.)
42. Dismal River Club (Mullen, Neb.)
43. Pradera (Parker, Colo.)
44. Cliffs at Walnut Cove (Arden, N.C.)
45. Bayside GC (Fenwick Island, Del.)
46. Southern Hills Plantation Club (Brooksville, Fla.)
47. Oxford Greens GC (Oxford, Conn.)
48. The Peninsula GC (Millsboro, Del.)
49. Home Course (DuPont, Wash.)
50. Daniel Island Ralston Creek (Charleston, S.C.)
Note: DF = daily fee; RE = real estate
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Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
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Bandon Crossings isn't on there?
I've heard good things...
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Bandon Crossings isn't on there?
I've heard good things...
I was surprised that White Horse wasn't on the list. I've heard nothing but great reviews about it.
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Bandon Trails is on my must play list. Does anyone know when the best time to visit would be?
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The usual spring, summer and early fall U.S. golf season is a good bet BUT also the most spendy time. Quite often you will get good days in Dec/Jan/Feb (55 to 65 degrees and dry). The bonus is it's a bit less crowded then and they usually have reduced rates on rooms and green fees in the off season.
A word of caution: the Oregon coast can be rainy and windy any time of the year.
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The usual spring, summer and early fall U.S. golf season is a good bet BUT also the most spendy time. Quite often you will get good days in Dec/Jan/Feb (55 to 65 degrees and dry). The bonus is it's a bit less crowded then and they usually have reduced rates on rooms and green fees in the off season.
A word of caution: the Oregon coast can be rainy and windy any time of the year.
February if you ask me.
It's got to be one of the oddest months on the coast. I've been there fully expecting rain and was greeted with 65 degrees and clear, all the the while it's dumping in Portland.
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I dont believe that Bandon Crossings was open early enough to make this list.
I am amazed that they could put Erin Hills at #26. I have played #1, #2 and #4 and imo Erin Hills is the best of the bunch.
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Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
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I dont believe that Bandon Crossings was open early enough to make this list.
I am amazed that they could put Erin Hills at #26. I have played #1, #2 and #4 and imo Erin Hills is the best of the bunch.
That must explain it.
On a side note, I've heard nothing but good things about Erin Hills. I'd love to play there, but I really have no reason to get to that part of the country.
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Erin Hills is amazing. As it grown in more and more over the next few years it will get even better. I would say the course should be closer to #26 US than #26 New for 2007. It is definitely in the middle of nowhere but it really isnt that far a drive from the North side of Chicago.
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I've played about 10 of these so far and Ballyneal is about as good as it gets.
I agree that my vote would put Erin Hills higher up the list. It has its faults but they can be corrected and it will be a teriffic addition to the public golf scene.
Here is the review on #1 Bandon Trails if anyone is interested
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I've got to get out more. I never heard of Tumble Creek or Home Course. Maybe I'll play Tumble Creek if I go on a Northern Exposure tour.
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Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
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Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
Man, I know exactly how that is.
I lost a ball in the center cut of the fairway yesterday. Dead center and I saw it drop. I just couldn't find it. I know it plugged into the ground and it sunk
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
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I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Ever play Gearhart out on the coast? It's built on sand and drains well. I played there last Thanksgiving weekend.
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Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
Man, I know exactly how that is.
I lost a ball in the center cut of the fairway yesterday. Dead center and I saw it drop. I just couldn't find it. I know it plugged into the ground and it sunk
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Stick around alittle longer the rain is just getting started.
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I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Ever play Gearhart out on the coast? It's built on sand and drains well. I played there last Thanksgiving weekend.
I've been out there (family beach house in Canon Beach), but never had a chance to play there.
I think we're heading to the beach for Thanksgiving I think. I might just pack it in and play there. As far as rainy day golf in Portland metro, I thought Stone Creek holds up pretty well (it seemed to last year?) but it was rough earlier this week.
I'm thinking Langdon... I dunno for sure though, I've only played out there in the summer.
Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
Man, I know exactly how that is.
I lost a ball in the center cut of the fairway yesterday. Dead center and I saw it drop. I just couldn't find it. I know it plugged into the ground and it sunk
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Stick around alittle longer the rain is just getting started.
I know. I think I suffer from seasonal depression or golf-induced depression on the basis of withdrawal
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I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Ever play Gearhart out on the coast? It's built on sand and drains well. I played there last Thanksgiving weekend.
I've been out there (family beach house in Canon Beach), but never had a chance to play there.
I think we're heading to the beach for Thanksgiving I think. I might just pack it in and play there. As far as rainy day golf in Portland metro, I thought Stone Creek holds up pretty well (it seemed to last year?) but it was rough earlier this week.
I'm thinking Langdon... I dunno for sure though, I've only played out there in the summer.
Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here all the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
Man, I know exactly how that is.
I lost a ball in the center cut of the fairway yesterday. Dead center and I saw it drop. I just couldn't find it. I know it plugged into the ground and it sunk
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
Stick around alittle longer the rain is just getting started.
I know. I think I suffer from seasonal depression or golf-induced depression on the basis of withdrawal
LOL you guys gotta represent more. Oregon golf is all about the rainy season and I love it (and for the record I usually drag my wife out in the rain but not at gunpoint). I was just trying to keep the visitors away.
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There's an old saying around here - "if you don't play golf in the rain, you don't play golf in Oregon." :P
At least the nicer courses like The Reserve get more affordable. I played there last January when the ground was frozen and it was still OK.
I've never played Pumpkin in the winter but I've heard that it doesn't drain well.
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And Pumpkin Ridge @$30 is a steal. Yes it is a little soggy, but really now almost everywhere gets a little soggy.
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Supposedly they laid down a lot of sand for Chehalem Glenn. I guess we will see how well that one drains.
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[quote name='DeNinny' post='761041' date='Oct 20 2007, 12:07 AM'][quote name='j0npeterson' post='761026' date='Oct 19 2007, 11:42 PM'][quote name='FlyFish' post='761007' date='Oct 19 2007, 10:36 PM'][quote name='j0npeterson' post='760963' date='Oct 19 2007, 09:15 PM']I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.[/quote]
Ever play Gearhart out on the coast? It's built on sand and drains well. I played there last Thanksgiving weekend.
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I've been out there (family beach house in Canon Beach), but never had a chance to play there.
I think we're heading to the beach for Thanksgiving I think. I might just pack it in and play there. As far as rainy day golf in Portland metro, I thought Stone Creek holds up pretty well (it seemed to last year?) but it was rough earlier this week.
I'm thinking Langdon... I dunno for sure though, I've only played out there in the summer.
[quote name='Metalhead' post='761015' date='Oct 19 2007, 11:04 PM'][quote name='j0npeterson' post='760963' date='Oct 19 2007, 09:15 PM'][quote name='DeNinny' post='760958' date='Oct 19 2007, 09:10 PM'][quote name='Spin Doctor' post='758393' date='Oct 17 2007, 08:49 PM'][quote name='Crosier' post='755643' date='Oct 16 2007, 12:14 AM']Preaching to the choir buddy!
But shhhhhhhh...don't tell anybody! We don't want people to know we have all this sweet golf up here, then I won't be able to get on to play my own courses
It rains EVERY day up here everyone!
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Now you'll have everyone in the Southeast move here to get away from the droughts there
It does rain here [u]all[/u] the time...but the rain is slimy, moldy, etc. baaaad! stay away-fear for your lives!
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I live in Oregon too and agree. The rain just ruins the golf and the courses. I hate digging that moss out of grooves, mud splashing after every wedge, slime on my putter, wet gloves, sunken lies, and everything else about the golf up here. Believe the hype. I only play up here every week because I am forced at gunpoint by my wife.
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Man, I know exactly how that is.
I lost a ball in the center cut of the fairway yesterday. Dead center and I saw it drop. I just couldn't find it. I know it plugged into the ground and it sunk
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with the weather here... I don't know where to play anymore. I can stand a little light rain, but when I have to putt through standing water on the green, I get a little fed up.
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Stick around alittle longer the rain is just getting started.
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I know. I think I suffer from seasonal depression or golf-induced depression on the basis of withdrawal
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LOL you guys gotta represent more. Oregon golf is all about the rainy season and I love it (and for the record I usually drag my wife out in the rain but not at gunpoint). I was just trying to keep the visitors away.
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I don't mind playing golf in the rain, but when I can't putt out on a hole, it gets a little frustrating.
[quote name='DeNinny' post='761055' date='Oct 20 2007, 12:22 AM']And Pumpkin Ridge @$30 is a steal. Yes it is a little soggy, but really now almost everywhere gets a little soggy.[/quote]
Ghost Creek is $30 in the winter? Man, everywhere is getting really soggy... I'll gladly play on that rate all day long.
[quote name='FlyFish' post='761060' date='Oct 20 2007, 12:32 AM']Supposedly they laid down a lot of sand for Chehalem Glenn. I guess we will see how well that one drains.[/quote]
I've still never been out there. I'll try and get out there this week. The rain is supposed to let up a little bit.
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Hey, you guys can always come play golf in our simulator. Pebble, Spyglass, etc......warm, dry, no plugged balls.....
Also, make sure to come get your adidas Mudskipper boots with the spats......keep you dry to mid-calf anyway.....lol
Mike
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Hey, you guys can always come play golf in our simulator. Pebble, Spyglass, etc......warm, dry, no plugged balls.....
Also, make sure to come get your adidas Mudskipper boots with the spats......keep you dry to mid-calf anyway.....lol
Mike
Don't tempt me man, I might wear that thing out
I gotta get my fix.
Heron Great Blue is calling my name this week though. You'll have to take some time off too
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Hey, you guys can always come play golf in our simulator. Pebble, Spyglass, etc......warm, dry, no plugged balls.....
Also, make sure to come get your adidas Mudskipper boots with the spats......keep you dry to mid-calf anyway.....lol
Mike
That's my point. Up here during winter you can either get out and play in the rain or be like half the rest of the country and be stuck inside away from the freezing and cold. I'll take the real rain over the simulated sun any day.
LOL too Mike, I have calf-high waders with spikes for this weather. Gotta have 'em on the real bad days.
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Well, I think Monday is the best day forecasted...at least it was when I last looked. I still can't believe you're not playing the pro-am events with one of your pros. Monday's game is at Riverside. I know you can play with those guys.....
Mike