Jeff Kissel

I’ve played golf my whole life, but in recent years have gained a new appreciation for playing interesting golf courses which led me to this site. I grew up near St. Louis, MO, USA playing daily-fee courses and cut my teeth in college at Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Kampen Course, a brutal Pete Dye creation, and Ackerman Hills Course, a Bill Diddel parkland gem (sadly no longer existing), before spending time living in the Maryland/DC area. My appreciation for great classical architecture was kindled by a chance encounter and 2-year love affair with Annapolis Golf Club, a 9-hole Charles Banks layout that had fallen into some disrepair and also sadly no longer exists, and was cemented after experiencing the spectacular Lawsonia Links. I am now a member of Lake Forest Country Club near St. Louis (#18 in Missouri!). While not a magical unicorn as the picture shows, I do like loud golf outfits and can frequently be seen in very bright colors.

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Whistling Straits (Irish) 17/12/2018

10th Wisconsin - Best in Area
It’s no Straits, that’s for sure. The Irish Course has bentgrass fairways and bluegrass rough, as opposed to the fescue found on the Straits Course. The fairways and gree...

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Blackwolf Run (River) 17/12/2018

6th Wisconsin - Best in Area
Beautiful conditions, lovely scenery, weird routing. Blackwolf Run is at the American Club, a high-end resort with all the trimmings. The River course sits mostly in a va...

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Ozaukee 13/12/2018

25th Wisconsin - Best in Area
A parkland style layout in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee, Ozaukee is a more subtle Langford & Moreau creation in terms of severity of the green complexes and surround...

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Erin Hills 05/12/2018

5th Wisconsin - Best in Area
The 2017 U.S. Open highlighted the roller coaster glacial landforms of this central Wisconsin layout, but as the course was soft and the wind was not blowing, the scores...

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Lawsonia (Links) 20/11/2018

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area 79th USA Ranking 92nd North America Ranking
There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said on the internet about Lawsonia’s utterly spectacular Links course. It’s the best daily fee value in the United States, and...

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