A good walk unspoiled

One constant in my adult life is that I love to play golf. I’ve never been good at it, but I love it nonetheless. For some folks it’s a waste of time and money, but I say if you love an activity, do it. I get joy from being outside, with friends, and the pure feel of the occasional perfect strike of the ball.

Here are some of the great courses I’ve had the privilege to play. Having made the list for the first time, I’m kinda impressed. Some great memories here.

  • Torrey Pines
  • Pebble Beach
  • Aviara
  • Maderas CC
  • Spanish Bay
  • Poppy Hills
  • Bajamar, MX
  • Nairn (Scotland)
  • Killin (9 hole course, Scotland)
  • Carrbridge (9 hole course, Scotland)
  • Oakmont CC
  • Banff Springs CC
  • Carnoustie (Scotland)
  • Kiawah Island, Ocean Course
  • St. Andrews, Kittocks Course (Scotland)
  • Shadow Creek, Las Vegas
  • Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction CO
  • Tchefuncta CC, NOLA
  • Rancho Santa Fe CC
  • Del Mar CC
  • Santa Luz CC
  • Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald
  • Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes
  • Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails (pictured above, from the tee)
  • Bandon Dunes, Bandon

Great courses still on the bucket list:

  • St. Andrews, The Old Course (Scotland, doh!)
  • Royal Dornoch (Scotland)
  • Castle Stewart (Scotland)
  • Pine Valley
  • Erin Hills
  • Valhalla
  • Any seaside course in Ireland
  • Too many others to list…

Like everything else, golf is getting a little tougher in my sixties. But it’s still a highlight of my week to get out there and compete.


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