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 golden architecture golf courses. The list of most importance to me is the Top 200 golf courses published by Golfweek every year. While I still do play modern golf courses, especially those that are coming out now that are more of a throwback to traditional architecture, my mission is mostly related to classic courses.

I hope that you will enjoy my reviews and point of view on the golf courses that I have played as the value/meaning of certain courses may be more special to me than others.

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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

4th South Carolina - Best in Area
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

10th 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

4th 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

5th 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

6th 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

76th 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

8th 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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The Course at Sewanee 10/05/2019

14th Tennessee - Best in Area
I played Sewanee in May of 2018 on the same trip that we played Sweetens Cove. I enjoyed both courses but if I had to pick one, I'd give the slight edge to Sewanee. Gil...

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Sweetens Cove 10/05/2019

5th Tennessee - Best in Area
I played Sweetens Cove in May of 2018. What a unique setting and design. I can honestly say that I have never had a similar golfing experience. Some great holes and so...

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Gamble Sands 10/05/2019

1st Washington - Best in Area 91st USA Ranking
Just completed a recent trip of St Joseph CC, Wild Horse (NE), Gamble Sands, Manito CC (Spokane), Chambers Bay, and Sahalee. Of all those courses if your forced me to pi...

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Chambers Bay 10/05/2019

2nd Washington - Best in Area
What a great golfing experience and a must if you are in the area. Its priced fairly and the staff for a municipal course is more in line with an elite level public cou...

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Sahalee (South & North) 10/05/2019

8th Washington - Best in Area
Had the chance to play Sahalee on Wednesday and I had high expectations which were met by an awesome experience. Over the years, I've read both positive and negative re...

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Medinah (No.1) 12/03/2019

11th Illinois - Best in Area
I played Medinah #1 in September of 2018 in a corporate outing. We all actually decided to play our own ball. The course was in fantastic shape as expected, however, I...

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Lookout Mountain 12/03/2019

9th Georgia - Best in Area
I played Lookout Mountain with my brother in the early summer of 2018. It was a great experience and the course was unique even for a Raynor with the usual template hole...

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Blue Mound 12/03/2019

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I had the opportunity to play this gem late in the summer of 2018. It was one of the best golfing experiences of my life. It was also my favorite Raynor that Iv'e playe...

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Holston Hills 13/11/2018

3rd Tennessee - Best in Area
This past summer, I go the chance to play Holston Hills. I am a golf traditionalist and most of the desired courses on my bucket list have some history to them. Holston...

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