I remember my tee shot on #1 at the Old Course like it was this morning (it was in 1992 and I hit a 3-metal and PW and 2 putted it for par). #18 at Sawgrass wasn't that good to me. I bogied it after parring #17. Bethpage Black is impossible to get on if you live out of state. The USA has so many great golf holes yet to be played. Whistling Straits is on my bucket list.
I've been lucky enough to have played 8 of these holes. The Cape Brenton Highland Links course is a gem...
I wish that you had included what Nicklaus has referred to as "the greatest second shot in all of golf", the approach on Pebble Beach #8. I only played it once, on my honeymoon, but hit 4 iron to 12 feet and made the birdie putt.
What a great selection. I was especially pleased to see Cape Breton Highland Links. Definitely an out-of-the-way place, but the whole course is a real treat. Combine that with golf at the Cabot courses a couple of hours away and you have a phenomenal golf trip. I'd love to do it all again.
One of my favorite courses in the world. I've made the journey three times.
Great collection, the thought of them bringing fond memories of those I've played back to me. The 1st at the Old Course, the 6th at Pebble, 4th at Ballybunion in a howling wind, 4th at Bandon Trails, 4th at Spyglass and 18th at the Players aren't as daunting as the 3rd from the tips at Mauna Kea.with no wind! Parred the postage stamp – TWICE! At 82, I miss playing, but cherish the 70 years I was able!
Approach to the par 4 9th hole at Mallard Pointe Golf Course at Sardis Lake State Park in Mississippi.
That is the 14th at Portrush, not 16.
Hi Shane, the course was rerouted and had new holes added leading up to the open. I was surprised as well.
Hole No. 1 on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Your picture is not wide enough to show the road on the left hand side of the fairway , which is actually on the right edge of the 18th hole coming back in. I pulled my drive so far left on No. 1 that it went across No. 18 fairway and almost onto the road. But I hit a 9 iron on and 2 putted for par.
Without doubt my most lasting memory is Ballybunion i hope to play it again before the grim reaper calls me.My most embarrassing and i have had a few, was a second shot to the 18th at St Andrews, pulled it way left, thought it was going for the club house windows, it finished between the pegs on the first and there was a match on!! I asked the starter if i should pick up, the starter said play it as it lies laddy and i got it on the green.
I’ve played #10 on the Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run many times. Yes, it’s that narrow. It’s a sharp dogleg right. But, that hole is actually the original first hole at Blackwolf Run when the first 18 opened. The difference is, you didn’t play through that shoot of trees. You teed off on the other side of the Sheboygan River and your second shot was to the current green, 50 feet or so above the original fairway. And if your tee shot was on the right side of the original fairway, you had no shot to green, because trees that form the left side of the shoot of the current fairway, blocked your shot to the elevated green.When the USGA Women’s Open was played at Blackwolf Run, the USGA linked up the best 18 holes of the 36 there to make up the Open course. They used the original first hole.This is an amazing golf venue.
You must have never played the Ocean Course at Pelican Hill. The 18th is a scary shot to a fairway hanging on the side of a ridge, over a huge canyon. The second shot is across another canyon. Great, great golf hole.