The 5 best courses ever released for this game

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ADX321

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« on: February 26, 2016, 11:04:49 PM »
This is my opinion - I'd be happy to see yours.

There is no intent of causing anyone butthurt

My list

1) - Crawford Mines

The course that made me say "oh my god he has a different GNCD than I do" sure it looks a bit dated now and those of you have come to the game recently probably wouldn't think it's all that special but let me tell you back then it was.

2) - Ascension Bay (Definitive Edition)

ArticFury was a somewhat unknown designer but this course put him on the map and he's been my favorite for the last 6 months or so.  He's done some stuff I would have never thought of.

3) - Old Beaver Creek

Yes, my co-design, and yes I'm sure people will be butthurt I'd pick my own course but I truly think it stacks up against any course ever released for this game.  It was a blast to work on it with Reeb and I'd put 11 and 18 up against any holes ever created in this game

4) - Massara Golf Club

The first course that I actually felt like was a real course I'd just walked off playing.  There's something believable about it that made me think it wasn't a video game and it does that every time I play it.

5) - Bailiwick Grand

This co design is simply brilliant and has what I believe to be the best 18th hole and clubhouse setting in the game.  We don't see much of guitardude around but he really was exceptional at doing gradual elevation changes that look so real. 

These are my 5... it would probably be a different list the next time I did it.  It's tough leaving a Canuck course off the list because he's been such a huge force in the design community.  He set the standard for bunkers.  Equally as tough is not putting Bison Run on there - that course looks like it just popped up out of the ground one day... it's not easy doing that :)

I hope folks can have fun with this thread in the manner it's intended.


« Last Edit: February 26, 2016, 11:15:29 PM by ADX321 »
Courses I claim in order of how I like em

Pacific Bluffs Golf Club
Soggy Bottom Golf Club
Old Beaver Creek (With Reebdoog)
Deliverance Golf Club
Semmock Golf Club
Oak National
Hanging Tree
Potrornak Links

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 11:10:39 PM »
Little Brook Manor. Highest amount of plays by a country mile hahaha

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 11:14:35 PM »
I agree with Massara. MikeMike is one of my favorites. My jaw actually dropped whIle I was playing.
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ADX321

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 11:16:15 PM »
Little Brook Manor. Highest amount of plays by a country mile hahaha

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lol

Courses I claim in order of how I like em

Pacific Bluffs Golf Club
Soggy Bottom Golf Club
Old Beaver Creek (With Reebdoog)
Deliverance Golf Club
Semmock Golf Club
Oak National
Hanging Tree
Potrornak Links

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 11:26:57 PM »
All great courses for sure.  There's no way I could narrow a top5.  I don't see any courses really standing out that much more than others.  I'm blown away by the quantity of incredible work
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 11:39:36 PM »
The best ones are RCRs, but for fictional courses:

1. Harbour Pointe, by a mile
2. Royal Ballylough, some of the best greens in game.
3. Swindon Downs (open), just a very solid test of golf
4. Thompson Island
5. Legacy at cape pointe - amazing work in the early days. CSU knows his course design.



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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 01:16:38 AM »
Here's my list. Very tough to narrow it down to just 5!

1. Legacy at Cape Point - Breathtaking in every way!
2. Bailiwick Grand - Best hole designs out there.
3. The Shakespeare - Flawless planting, a visual feast!
4. The Capilano Club - Great hole design and overall ambience.
5. McKee McGrodo - Fantastic lighting and design!
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1. TGC Trail @ Adirondack National (US Open Entry)
2. The Sidetrack @ TGC Meadows - HD (9-Hole)
3. The Par 3 Course @ Diablo Canyon (TGCTLive Par 3 Entry)
4. Maile Hohono Golf Club (TGCTLive 9-Hole Entry)
5. Westfield Country Club (HB Studios Contest Entry)

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 01:43:52 AM »
Too many to chose from and I am not going to stroke egos ...  8)
Unless the course was made by Taste, Biggins, Reebdoog, Artic Fury or, CSUGolfer ... and their egos get stroked enough already.

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 03:13:34 AM »
and their egos get stroked enough already.









i will....

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 07:50:13 AM »
Top 5 for me, this would be tough, it's so subjective, plus it would leave out so many great courses that were just so well done. But what the heck.

1. McKee McGrodo -Black Widow by Jeremy Blaylock

I know tastegw says this was made as a tricked up course not to be taken seriously. But I played here many many times and I credit this course as making me a better player. I did not find it a pretty course, but clearly the best golf in this game to date. This course will take any weaknesses you have in your game and slap you in the face with them. Most will choose to just quit, I choose to take the many mental notes and go work on those areas. Which brings me to my 2nd choice.

2. Cuyahoga Golf Club -by Dario Logan

Another course on my list not because it is pretty, but because it helps to highlight weak areas in your game, what someone chooses to do confronted with that information I imagine is a personal preference.

3. Magnolia National 2016 Max Firm -Craig LeVasseur

This one almost did not make the list only because I do not see the 3-4 foot fairway moguls or the 8 feet deep bunkers that should be there, but it is pretty and well done, the max firm version almost replicates the challenge of the place. I'm almost certain the course has been toned down to appeal to the masses, and it appeals to the masses so perhaps mission accomplished. But it's on my list because it is pretty close to the real thing, it's well done and it's pretty.

4. Royal Lytham and St Annes 2015 -by T. Yeltzman

This one is the greatest tournament course there ever was. This course does an excellent job of separating the men from the boys. The boys run screaming to the forums, the men play on.

5. Tye Dunes by Patrick Yates

On the list because it is the 2nd greatest tournament course and for the same reasons as #4. Virtually in a tie with #4. Only reason I move this to #5, I give the nod to an RCR. However this designer considered everything in presenting the player with a challenge, no stone was left un turned here.

You may notice a theme with my selections, they are all hard courses that require skill, thought and course management to cruise around those tracks. Definitely not for the timid player. I just really really don't see much fun or challenge of dialing up 81% and hitting 100% and tapping in for birdie. The easy to birdie courses I'm sure stroke the ego's of many players, I just fail to see any skill in that accomplishment, but to each their own I suppose. Whatever floats your boat.
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Courses Created:
Coastal Taipan
Rattlesnake Pointe
Bethpage State Park Black Course
Glen Abbey GC
Horned Viper GC (Gold Tees)
Thousand Islands Golf and CC

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 09:58:12 AM »
These are my 5... it would probably be a different list the next time I did it.  It's tough leaving a Canuck course off the list because he's been such a huge force in the design community. 

Then do a top ten   ...then you would have to do a top 20  ... 50 ... 100

So many magnificent courses out there amongst the rubble ..... so hard to list without a glaring omission     ...eye of the beholder I guess

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 10:18:35 AM »
None of these in any special order

My top RCR

1. Any of the Magnolia Nationals

2. Merion

3. Congressional

4. Whistling Straits

5. Pebble Beach

Top 5 fictional

1. Ross Society Golf club

2. Halton beach g&cc

3. The homestead

4. Royal balwearie

5. Conservatory club


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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 10:43:39 AM »

None of these in any special order

My top RCR

1. Any of the Magnolia Nationals

2. Merion

3. Congressional

4. Whistling Straits

5. Pebble Beach

Top 5 fictional

1. Ross Society Golf club

2. Halton beach g&cc

3. The homestead

4. Royal balwearie

5. Conservatory club


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Good stuff!

For RCRs  Chambers Bay has to be up there as well. And for me Southern Hills and  Galveston.


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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 03:57:19 PM »
Find last octobers issue of Todays golfer and take the top 10 design competition entrants, as voted for by golfing hacks and think tanks...there you have the best courses ever! period, without dispute, after all these guys are responsible for todays golfer magazine...i'm mean c'mon!  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2016, 11:37:31 PM »
Haha - I remember a heated discussion about those results.

Would be fun if HB could do a new tie up for a design comp.


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