Welcome to my blog.  I am documenting my quest to play the top 100 golf courses in the US. Hope you enjoy sharing the journey with me.

The Quest Begins

In 2003 when I was appointed to a new job position that would take me to Texas, I was told that I needed to start shooting something.  I was given the choice of shooting animals or shooting par.  I choose to start shooting par.  It took until 2004 for me to get started, but once I started swinging the golf club, I was hooked.  Golf has become a life long passion.  

 Thirteen years later as I begin retirement, I have set a goal of playing the top 100 Golf Courses on Golf Digest's 2017-18 list as a way to transition into retirement.  This blog will chronicle my quest to achieve that goal.  First up will be Augusta National on Wednesday, May 10th.

While I played Augusta National on May 10th, I really didn't start to play courses continuously until after I retired.  As such I am using the day I played Kinloch, June 12, 2017,  as the official start of my one year clock.  If I am not fortunate enough to play Augusta National again prior to June 11, 2018, I will put an asterisk by it for being slightly outside the one year window.

Listed below is a current list of the courses played in the order they were played.

  1. Augusta National
  2. Kinloch
  3. Flint Hills National
  4. Prairie Dunes
  5. Valhalla
  6. Blackwolf Run (River)
  7. Whistling Straits
  8. Erin Hills
  9. Crooked Stick
  10. Dallas National
  11. Southern Hills
  12. Merion (East)
  13. Baltusrol Lower
  14. Baltusrol Upper
  15. Laurel Valley
  16. Bandon Dunes
  17. Pacific Dunes
  18. Bandon Trails
  19. Old MacDonald
  20. Sahalee (South/North)
  21. Oak Tree National
  22. Oakmont
  23. Cherry Hills Country Club
  24. Castle Pines
  25. Ballyneal
  26. Sand Hills
  27. Interlachen
  28. Spring Hill
  29. Canyata
  30. Milwaukee Country Club
  31. Arcadia Bluffs
  32. Crystal Downs
  33. Hudson National
  34. Plainfield Country Club
  35. Bethpage Black
  36. Scioto
  37. The Golf Club
  38. Muirfield Village
  39. Inverness
  40. Oakland Hills (South)
  41. Medinah (Number 3)
  42. Somerset Hills Country Club
  43. Pikewood National Golf Club
  44. Pete Dye Golf Club
  45. Monterey Peninsula (Shores)
  46. Spyglass Hill at Pebble Beach
  47. Pebble Beach
  48. The Preserve
  49. The Honors Course
  50. Alotian
  51. Congressional (Blue Course)
  52. Pinehurst #2
  53. Eagle Point Golf Club
  54. Whispering Pines
  55. The Olympic Club (Lakes)
  56. Mayacama Golf Club
  57. Estancia
  58. A Private Club in Los Angeles
  59. The Quarry at LaQuinta
  60. Calusa Pines
  61. Seminole
  62. A Private Club in Northern California
  63. Shadow Creek
  64. TPC Sawgrass(Stadium)
  65. Yeamans Hall
  66. A Private Club in Pebble Beach
  67. Peachtree Golf Club
  68. Victoria National
  69. Double Eagle
  70. The Valley Club of Montecito
  71. Riviera Country Club
  72. Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)
  73. Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course)
  74. Sebonack
  75. Friar's Head
  76. National Golf Links of America
  77. Maidstone
  78. Quaker Ridge Golf Club
  79. Fisher's Island Club
  80. The Kittansett Club
  81. The Country Club of Brookline
  82. Old Sandwich
  83. Essex County Club
  84. Boston Golf Club
  85. Shoreacres Country Club
  86. Olympia Fields Country Club
  87. Butler National
  88. Garden City Golf Club
  89. The Camargo Club
  90. Diamond Creek
  91. Aronimink Golf Club
  92. The Chicago Golf Club
  93. Rich Harvest Farms
  94. Oak Hill(East)
  95. Shinnecock Hills
  96. Pine Valley
  97. The Golf Club at Black Rock
  98. Gozzer Ranch Golf and Lake Club
  99. The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort
  100. Wade Hampton Golf Club



The Quest Begins at Augusta National