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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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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French Lick (Donald Ross) 11/05/2019

3rd Indiana - Best in Area
I've played here three times now and I enjoy it more and more each time. It is in my top 10 golf courses that I've ever played. I love it. If you like a classic course...

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Harbour Town 11/05/2019

3rd South Carolina - Best in Area 71st USA Ranking 81st North America Ranking
One of Dye's best efforts and I'm admittedly not a huge fan but he deserves accolades and credit for this course which is now becoming iconic. Small greens narrow fairwa...

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Porto Cima 11/05/2019

7th Missouri - Best in Area
Worth the trip if you get an invite, gorgeous views of the lake on the back nine. All in all the course feels artificial to me though. There are some holes where it fee...

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Old Warson 11/05/2019

5th Missouri - Best in Area
One of the best in St Louis, Old Warson will challenge you throughout your golf bag. Host of the 1971 Ryder Cup the course while not by any means one of the older course...

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Bellerive 11/05/2019

2nd Missouri - Best in Area
Bellerive is certainly one of the elite clubs in the St Louis area, however, having played almost all of the other clubs in St Louis, it ranks #3 or #4 for me. Its a BIG...

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Boone Valley 11/05/2019

4th Missouri - Best in Area
I have played Boone Valley twice over the years. Both times it was in immaculate condition as the course does not get a great deal of play. It is typically wet as Adam...

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Stevens Park 11/05/2019

74th Texas - Best in Area
I played Stevens Park in the summer of 2017 and it was a pleasant surprise. It was in great shape for a muni and offered a great layout along with a couple great views...

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Black Sheep (1st & 2nd) 10/05/2019

8th Illinois - Best in Area
I've had the chance to play Black Sheep twice now and it's one of the few golf courses that I've given an excellent rating. As a golf architecture fanatic, I feel fortun...

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Chattanooga 10/05/2019

7th Tennessee - Best in Area
I played Chattanooga Golf in May of 2018. Its a fantastic old Donald Ross track. THe clubhouse sits on top of the hill overlooking the river and is a sight to see in it...

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