Steven Deist

My passion lies mostly in historically significant golf clubs, however; I will pretty much play anywhere. I’m currently in law enforcement and have worked in that capacity for the last 12 years. Prior to that, I worked in the golf industry in maintenance, cart barn, and finally as an assistant professional.

I’m partial to classic golf courses and some of my favorites that I have played include Blue Mound CC, Glen Echo CC, Holston Hills, and Lookout Mountain (GA). My goal is to play as many Raynor, Macdonald, Ross, C. H. Alison, William Langford, A.V. Macan, A.W. Tillinghast venues possible.

I enjoy reviewing courses I’ve played and hope that the info I provide on here will encourage more people to enjoy what certainly is my passion.

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Flossmoor 23/09/2019

10th Illinois - Best in Area
I played Flossmoor this past Friday and really enjoyed getting the opportunity to play it. Simply put for a guy that loves historical golf courses, this place was/is spe...

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Kankakee Elks 20/09/2019

41st Illinois - Best in Area
Decided to stop by and play Kankakee earlier today on my way to Chicago. This is truly a throwback and a hidden gem. Green's were in great shape. Fescue fairways were...

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Ravisloe 20/09/2019

36th Illinois - Best in Area
As a big Ross fan, this course has long been on my list to play. I finally was able to make it happen. While Ravisloe is now public, it is clear as you enter the proper...

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Davenport 19/09/2019

1st Iowa - Best in Area
Finally got the chance to play this gem that has long been on my list. I can tell you that it is appropriately ranked. The property DCC sits on is amazing and you seem t...

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Golden Horseshoe (Green) 09/07/2019

33rd Virginia - Best in Area
We played the green course in the summer of 2017 as the gold was closed for reno. I enjoyed the round. A lot of the par 4's were solid holes but they did seem similar.....

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Cog Hill (No.4) 09/07/2019

15th Illinois - Best in Area
Cog Hill isn't a must play but as far as public golf in Chicago, its clearly at the top. I've played it twice since the Rees Jones reno and enjoyed it. The bunkering pr...

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Timuquana 30/06/2019

31st Florida - Best in Area
What a golf club. Perfection. I played Timuquana this past Thursday and it is without question the best golf course that I have played in Florida, and I've played a cou...

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Sea Island (Seaside) 30/06/2019

5th Georgia - Best in Area
I played Seaside this past Monday and really enjoyed my round. It has long been on my list as it is a Colt/Alison with great history and pedigree. First, let me say the...

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Starr Hollow 22/05/2019

100th Texas - Best in Area
Last summer over the July 4th holiday week, I got the chance to play Starr Hollow thanks to a family friend of my brother's family from Ft Worth. We were staying down at...

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TPC Deere Run 16/05/2019

25th Illinois - Best in Area
I've played TPC Deere run a number of times. I live in southern Illinois (St Louis Metro East) so its not a far drive. There is a reason I've traveled up to the quad ci...

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TPC Southwind 14/05/2019

9th Tennessee - Best in Area
TPC Southwind feels more like a corporate resort course than a private club but that is probably by design. The Fed Ex headquarters is on property so that fits, though i...

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Arcadia Bluffs (Bluffs) 13/05/2019

13th Michigan - Best in Area
I loved Arcadia. We went on a family vacation to Southhaven MI several years back and I took the two hour drive up north to play it. It was well worth it. To me the vi...

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Highland at Primland 11/05/2019

6th Virginia - Best in Area
We played Primland in the summer of 2017. The remoteness and serenity on this course were memorable. The views right behind green #1 set the tone for the round looking...

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Glade Springs (Cobb) 11/05/2019

6th West Virginia - Best in Area
I found the Cobb course to be a classic 70's resort layout. That's not to say Cobb didn't do a great job; he did and there are some really good holes. I feel like overa...

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Presidio 11/05/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
Pair this course with Harding Park and San Francisco has two great old historic public offerings that in my opinion both fly under the radar. Presidio even more so than...

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TPC Harding Park 11/05/2019

49th California - Best in Area
I loved Harding Park. The front nine feels like a parkland style muni and the back offered some gorgeous views of Lake Merced and even the Olympic Club which is right ac...

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Wild Horse 11/05/2019

4th Nebraska - Best in Area
My brother and I played Wild Horse last week and were both blown away. What a great golf course. So many fantastic holes that are simply designed without a bunch of unn...

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French Lick (Pete Dye) 11/05/2019

5th Indiana - Best in Area
I give this course 4 balls because of the property that it sits on. It is amazing and the views are awesome. The golf course, however resembles something from Golden Te...

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