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Monday, February 7, 2011

List: Favorite Modern

Loosely defined by the invention of the bulldozer circa 195/60's with the rise of Robert Trent Jones Sr

Friars Head #15. On top of the sand dunes,
Long Island Sound ahead

This is not a list of the best courses. These are my personal favorites.

Top 3 (no order):
Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club - Holyoke, Colorado: Doak
Friars Head - Baiting Hollow, NY: Coore and Crenshaw
Old Macdonald Golf Links - Bandon, Oregon: Doak and Urbina

Next 5 (no oder)
Bandon Trails - Bandon, OR: Coore and Crenshaw
Kingsbarns Golf Links - Fife, Scotland: Parsinen and Philips
The Ocean Course - Kiawah, SC: Dye
Sebonack Golf Club - Southampton, NY: Doak and Nicklaus
Tobacco Road - Sanford, NC: Stranz

Honorable Mention:
Bayonne Golf Club - Bayonne, Bayonne, NJ: Bergstol
Bandon Dunes - Bandon, OR: Kidd

notable omissions: Sand Hills, Pac Dunes, Shadow Creek, Kingsley, Ballyhack and many more, I simply haven't seen/played them for myself yet to be on my list

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