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.

Reviews


Sort by Rating Filter by country

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

French Lick (Donald Ross) 07/02/2020

3rd Indiana - Best in Area
When heading to French Lick, I wanted to understand how raters on this site consistently gave the Donald Ross Course better ratings than the Pete Dye Course. After all, t...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

St Clair Country Club 30/06/2021

40th Illinois - Best in Area
If I had one round to play anywhere in the St. Louis area, it would clearly be at the spectacular St. Louis CC. But what would be my second choice? Most people might expe...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Whistling Straits (Irish) 17/12/2018

9th 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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

French Lick (Pete Dye) 07/02/2020

4th Indiana - Best in Area
Impressive is the first word that comes to mind when describing the Dye Course at French Lick. It’s a monumental engineering achievement to even build a golf course on th...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Hattiesburg 08/05/2021

20th Mississippi - Best in Area
I hadn’t planned on venturing too far from the Gulf Coast to play golf during my time in Mississippi, as the immediate area has plenty of courses worthy of my time. Somet...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

The Preserve Golf Club 08/05/2021

7th Mississippi - Best in Area
Let me start this review by highlighting the numerous excellent restaurants in the Biloxi/Gulfport area… I kid, I kid. Golf takes precedence here, and as I stated in a co...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Westwood 01/08/2021

31st Missouri - Best in Area
Most of the best private clubs around St. Louis are clustered in a small circle inside the I-270 loop west of the city. There you’ll find St. Louis Country Club, Old Wars...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Annbriar 14/04/2020

46th Illinois - Best in Area
To be blunt, public golf in the St. Louis area isn’t great. Especially when compared to other cities in the region, we in the Gateway to the West fall woefully short. We...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Eagle Springs Golf Resort 30/06/2021

39th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I love nine-hole courses. They're often an invaluable asset to communities that are not able to support a larger-scale and more land- or resource-intensive golf operation...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade