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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Old Hawthorne 20/11/2019

25th Missouri - Best in Area
Old Hawthorne was a well maintained newer style private residential type course. In my opinion the width and space between holes along with the housing takes away from w...

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Glade Springs (Stonehaven) 08/11/2019

8th West Virginia - Best in Area
So I really enjoyed my trip to Glade Springs, my brother and I both liked the Cobb course the best, but Stonehaven offered some fantastic views and topography. The condi...

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Greenbrier (Greenbrier) 08/11/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
Note: (I played the year before the flood in 2016)This course feels exactly as its history reads. After Nicklaus redid the course in the late 70's, holes were added and w...

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Barefoot Resort (Love) 08/11/2019

50th South Carolina - Best in Area
I loved the Love course at Barefoot (no pun intended). While it is still definitely a resort course, its a good one. The way that Love incorporated the ruins on an old...

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TPC Myrtle Beach 08/11/2019

40th South Carolina - Best in Area
TPC Myrtle Beach wasn't necessarily a memorable golf experience considering its a TPC course. There are so many options in this part of the country, which makes it hard...

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Sandestin (Burnt Pine) 08/11/2019

69th Florida - Best in Area
Burnt Pine screams Rees Jones and it screams modern golf. While neither of these is my cup of tea, the course is pretty and worth playing. There is water everywhere and...

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Regatta Bay 08/11/2019

88th Florida - Best in Area
Feels like a typical Palmer resort course (the lead architect was a Palmer design guy) so this makes sense. Lot of good golf holes and a lot of water. The conditioning...

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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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