Jeff Kissel

Currently spinning golf course-related takes at my Instagram.

I live in St. Charles, MO and play golf as frequently as I am able on the mediocre daily-fee layouts of the St. Louis region while maintaining an index that generally stays between 2 and 4. I write my course reviews like an engineer because that's how I was taught; however, I currently work in the healthcare IT industry.

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Harbor Links at Sagamore 07/01/2021

37th Indiana - Best in Area
HarborLinks is a P.B. Dye design located in eastern Indiana on the shores of the enormous Brookville Reservoir, the largest man-made lake by volume in the state. My exper...

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Bryan Park (Champions) 30/12/2020

78th North Carolina - Best in Area
While visiting family in rural southwestern Virginia one recent winter, I felt the need to drive south out of the snow and play golf on one of the warmer days on the trip...

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Kiawah Island (Cougar Point) 29/12/2020

80th South Carolina - Best in Area
Cougar Point is the best Gary Player-designed course I’ve played, which is a bit unfortunate. The Black Knight and his design firm have been prolific over the years, buil...

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Sunset Hills 25/11/2020

57th Illinois - Best in Area
I’m not sure quite how to feel about Sunset Hills. The golf course feels like a Frankenstein monster of sorts, with holes being stitched together from different eras of d...

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Jefferson City 25/11/2020

26th Missouri - Best in Area
It’s always cool to play a course you know absolutely nothing about and come away floored by how much fun it was. That, in a nutshell, was my experience at Jeff City CC....

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Glen Echo 25/11/2020

37th Missouri - Best in Area
Olympic golf! Many scholars of golf history are well aware that such a competition existed before the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, but for the less-well versed, there we...

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Canyata 15/10/2020

18th Illinois - Best in Area
Since 2009, Canyata has been ranked no lower than #63 on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses in the United States. That’s a hell of a pedigree! But due to its intense privacy t...

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The Legends (RTJ) 06/10/2020

24th Missouri - Best in Area
When the Country Club at the Legends opened in the late 1980s, there was talk of it hosting a men’s professional major someday. That sort of wishful thinking is a bit lau...

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Persimmon Woods 06/10/2020

16th Missouri - Best in Area
As the golf course boom in the St. Louis area waned in the late 1990s, many new developments in rapidly growing St. Charles County northwest of the city evolved away from...

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Homestead (Cascades) 15/07/2020

3rd Virginia - Best in Area
Controversy! I understand the Cascades course has been renovated multiple times since I played it to remove some trees and redo some greens, but even back then it was ran...

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Jackson Hole 08/07/2020

4th Wyoming - Best in Area
Jackson Hole is a hard course to review because a good portion of the joy in playing it is because of the simply spectacular views of the Tetons. I can’t even begin to de...

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Harbour Town 19/06/2020

4th South Carolina - Best in Area
In a non-COVID world, Harbour Town is a traditional stop on the PGA Tour that takes place the week after the pressure of the Masters and generally has a relaxed feel. Guy...

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Rustic Canyon 06/06/2020

16th California - Best in Area
I don’t think any golf course has ever touched my soul quite like Rustic Canyon did. Playing this beautiful and supremely well-designed course on a calm, cloudless mornin...

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Ojai Valley Inn 14/05/2020

86th California - Best in Area
Ojai Valley Inn gets a bad rap. The Fried Egg posted a scathing review of the course by writer Garrett Morrison in the fall of 2019, mainly revolving around the fact that...

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The Links at Spanish Bay 13/05/2020

46th California - Best in Area
It’s been a while since I played Spanish Bay, but my greatest memory is that of disappointment. Too many quirks from tee to green – forced layups, split fairways, centerl...

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Golden Horseshoe (Gold) 23/04/2020

13th Virginia - Best in Area
For my “Golden Jubilee” course review on this great site – you know, the one that gets you the big red ribbon – I’m not sure there is a more appropriate course to write a...

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