Golf Course Reviews

In March of 2013 I got the crazy idea that I wanted to play all of the Top 100 Courses Public Courses in the country.

It only took about another month when I realized that, while that was great, what I really wanted to do is play the actual Top 100 Courses in the country.

So I decided to do both.

run a business that allows me to work whenever and wherever I want, so it would be a waste not to play as much golf as possible right?

That said, one thing that sets me apart from other people trying to accomplish this list is that I’m young – I’m only 28.  I started with zero connections in the golf industry and zero connections at any private courses. That said, these days I think pretty much anyone or anything is within reach and if you’re able to provide mutual value to someone else, good things can happen.

Golf Digest Top 100 Public Progress (36/100):

Golf Digest Top 100 Progress (26/100):

Golf Magazine Top 100 in America Progress (33/100)

  • #5 – Pebble Beach Golf Links – Monterey Peninsula, California
  • #8 – Merion Golf Club – Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • #10 – Pinehurst #2 – Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • #14 – Pacific Dunes – Bandon, Oregon
  • #16 – San Francisco Golf Club – San Francisco, California
  • #22 – The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) – Brookline. Massachussetts
  • #23 – Oakland Hills (South) – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • #24 – Bethpage State Park (Black Course) – Farmingdale, New York
  • #26 – Garden City Golf Club – Garden City, New York
  • #27 – Whistling Straits (Straits) – Kohler, Wisconsin
  • #33 – Olympic (Lake) – San Francisco, California
  • #35 – Bandon Dunes – Bandon, Oregon
  • #36 – Maidstone Club – East Hampton, New York
  • #38 – Somerset Hills Country Club – Bernardsville, New Jersey
  • #43 – Golf Club of California – San Francisco, California
  • #46 – Medinah (#3) – Medinah, Illinois
  • #47 – Streamsong (Red) – Streamsong, Florida
  • #48 – Old Macdonald – Bandon, Oregon
  • #50 – Bandon Trails – Bandon, Oregon
  • #51 – Plainfield Country Club – Edison, New Jersey
  • #53 – Pasatiempo – Santa Cruz, California
  • #54 – Yale Golf Club – New Haven, Connecticut
  • #56 – Streamsong (Blue) – Streamsong, Florida
  • #58 – Spyglass Hill – Monterey Peninsula, California
  • #67 – Essex County Club – Boston, Massachussets
  • #69 – Myopia Hunt Club – Boston, Massachussets
  • #73 – Creek Club – Locaust Valley, New York
  • #76 – Chambers Bay – Tacoma, Washington
  • #83 – Trump National Bedminster (Old) – Bedminster, New Jersey
  • #86 – Boston Golf Club – Hingham, Massachussets
  • #92 – Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) – Doral, Florida
  • #94 – Blackwolf Run (River Course) – Kohler, Wisconsin
  • #100 – Aronimink Golf Club – Newtown Square, Pennysylvania

Golf Digest Top 100 in the World Progress (21/100)

Golf Magazine Top 100 in the World Progress (24/100)


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  1. Marc Lerner

    Sean, nice to check out your site. I played with you at Royal Troon (which ate my lunch). I did much better at Prestwick and Turnberry. You mentioned you might have some of the photos of the day that I might access. Let me know, or if they are posted. All the best in your efforts! Go USA for Sunday at the Ryder Cup. Marc

  2. Zeb Welborn


    Looks like you’ve played a great list of golf courses. I’m jealous. Would be curious to know what you do that gives you the chance to play all these great golf courses. Whatever it is . . . I want in.


  3. Jordan

    Great plan playing top 100. I’ve played several also. I’m a member at Victoria National in Indiana. I think it’s #47. Be glad to get you on if your in the area. Also a few others closeby that are on the public top 100

  4. Ivan

    Great site, Sean! Enjoyed every minute browsing through it. Love your goals and the way you deliver information. Nice photography! Keep’em coming!

  5. David

    Hi Sean. I love the site. I’ve got a slightly less structured plan to play some of the best courses around and my be able to help. I’ve set up up a website which will track the progress although I’ve got plenty to write up. I managed to get Shinnecock, NGLA Friar’s Head and a couple of others on your side of the pond in last week. When you’re in Scotland next let me know and maybe we can knock a couple of the top ones off together?

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