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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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

4th 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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Whiskey Creek 20/11/2018

15th Maryland - Best in Area
Given that I unfortunately played this course on one of the windiest days I can ever remember playing golf, affecting my game to the point that it was almost not fun, my...

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Lake Forest 20/11/2018

15th Missouri - Best in Area
Disclaimer: this is my home club! I became a member earlier in 2018. Gary Kern designed the golf course at Lake Forest; he had a prolific design career in the Midwest Uni...

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Bulle Rock 15/11/2018

7th Maryland - Best in Area
As it’s consistently been ranked as the best public course in Maryland, I had to take my shot at Bulle Rock while I lived in the area. The terrain is gently rolling and p...

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TPC Louisiana 31/10/2018

3rd Louisiana - Best in Area
After scheduling a business trip which forced me to fly into New Orleans with an afternoon arrival in late May, my thoughts immediately turned to finding a golf course to...

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Wynstone 17/10/2018

25th Illinois - Best in Area
I was a little bit surprised by how much I enjoyed Wynstone. The course plays a mean 75.0/145 from the tips, which I mistakenly volunteered to play to impress my sister’s...

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WeaverRidge 17/10/2018

60th Illinois - Best in Area
Meh. It’s been a long while since I played WeaverRidge, and as such my memory has perhaps faded, but I do remember being fairly unimpressed. I’m sure it’s gotten worse si...

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TPC Deere Run 17/10/2018

23rd Illinois - Best in Area
I only have great things to say about Deere Run. In terms of routing, bunkering, conditioning, and scenery, it’s a world-class golf course. It’s more of a typical modern...

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Norwood Hills (West) 14/10/2018

7th Missouri - Best in Area
Digging deep into the past for this review. I’ve played the West course at Norwood Hills on a few occasions, but not in fifteen years since missing the cut in the 2003 Mi...

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St Albans (Lewis & Clark) 10/10/2018

11th Missouri - Best in Area
St. Albans sits in a beautiful landscape of forested rolling hills on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River just outside St. Louis. It’s a residential club with two c...

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The Trophy Club 05/10/2018

15th Indiana - Best in Area
The Trophy Club sits on a mostly flat piece of land in central Indiana wedged between the new highway (I-65) and the old highway (US-52) and bisected by a running creek t...

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Harrison Hills 19/09/2018

12th Indiana - Best in Area
When you play Harrison Hills, you play two courses in one: a Langford & Moreau gem representing the original nine holes (eight of which still exist), and a mid-1990s most...

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The Fort 19/09/2018

8th Indiana - Best in Area
The Fort is a good golf course in a beautiful state park with interesting history, but it still managed to disappoint me, though I can’t put my finger on why. I had plann...

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Dalhousie 31/08/2018

3rd Missouri - Best in Area
Cape Girardeau is not a place where one expects to find a top-notch golf course, but Dalhousie fits the bill. It’s a residential layout but the houses are mostly non-obtr...

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Crooked Stick 24/08/2018

2nd Indiana - Best in Area
Crooked Stick is a delightful pilgrimage for any fan of Pete Dye’s designs. It’s not as visually intimidating as many of his other designs (Whistling Straits, Kampen, The...

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