Bill Vostniak

Constantly playing new courses as I have since 1960. I have been very fortunate starting with unfettered access to South Florida Courses starting in the early 1960's when I saw them graded out, sprigged with Bermuda and watched them grow in. This led me to say "I want to go play that". I must have played 50 courses or more by High School Graduation.

I have also been or am a member of an Original (NLE) Donald Ross Course, The California Golf Club of San Francisco (CalClub - Macan and Mackenzie), Lehigh (Flynn), Boston Golf Club (Hanse Design) and currently two courses at Colleton River Club (Dye and Nicklaus).

Golf must be fun, strategic, stimulating and thought-provoking. I love True Links, quirk and care less about über-conditioning and especially whether or not there is a tournament history. My focus is on architectural content. I can putt equally as well on stimp 15 as stimp 9, I have lost 20 mph clubbed speed over the years and play up a bit rather than the tips (without breaking a sweat) as I used to.

My favorite course is the next one that I am playing that I have not previously played (see above). Cheers, yes I do answer to redanman

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Berkeley Hall (North) 25/05/2022

51st South Carolina - Best in Area
I took liberty to duplicate some of my comments from the South here. As an area resident, Berkeley Hall is an interesting development. Fazio designed (For the same develo...

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Berkeley Hall (South) 25/05/2022

78th South Carolina - Best in Area
As an area resident, Berkeley Hall is an interesting development. Fazio designed (For the same developer as Belfair's 36 diverse and memorable holes and the Nicklaus port...

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May River 25/05/2022

11th South Carolina - Best in Area
May River is an interesting course in the HHI area that makes a stunning first impression but with repeated plays has several glaring flaws exposed. I play it every year,...

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Quaker Ridge 24/05/2022

10th New York - Best in Area 47th USA Ranking 52nd North America Ranking
Quaker Ridge merits special distinction because jack William Nicklaus once called attention to it during a USGA Open Championship at Winged Foot West when he said (more o...

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World Woods (Rolling Oaks) 21/05/2022

39th Florida - Best in Area
An interpretation (some say) of Augusta. It is to be NLE and a new course built on its location by the Cabot people. The overall conditioning was so bad at World Woods l...

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World Woods (Pine Barrens) 21/05/2022

11th Florida - Best in Area
Great news for this place, a shadow of its oneself.When new it was almost a revelation - a foreboding of how Fazio was to become the steward of Pine Valley itself, some...

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Secession 21/05/2022

10th South Carolina - Best in Area
Originally laid out by Pete Dye, there were disagreements, irascible Pete walked away or was fired, and Bruce Devlin finished off the course as it is today. It is an easy...

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Chechessee Creek 21/05/2022

12th South Carolina - Best in Area
Here one finds a great routing. The greens by necessity are pop-ups and there is little work done shaping elsewhere. The only problem this creates is repetition. I get to...

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Sage Valley 21/05/2022

8th South Carolina - Best in Area
This club abhors raters and rating, being proud to ban anyone with such an intention. It is certainly a belt-notch. I will say that if Fazio design and über-service are y...

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Old Tabby Links 15/05/2022

16th South Carolina - Best in Area
Brandon Johnson, Senior Golf Course Architect with Arnold Palmer Design oversaw the renovation of this course starting in 2012 to date, as recently as two years ago some...

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Harbour Town 14/05/2022

4th South Carolina - Best in Area
As a South Carolina resident the continued propagation of Harbour Town as a masterpiece is not the feeling of nearby residents who understand golf design.Were Harbour Tow...

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Pasatiempo 03/05/2022

9th California - Best in Area 63rd USA Ranking 72nd North America Ranking
Perhaps the most underrated classic course in the USA.Set upon a spectacular and rollicking piece of land it is unusual in a number of ways. Alister Mackenzie's home is o...

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Las Vegas Paiute (The Wolf) 03/05/2022

15th Nevada - Best in Area
The Wolf is the "Longest Course in Nevada" as the marketing materials go, it is best known and was meant as the showpiece, but architecturally, it falls short of Sun Moun...

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Fox Chapel 06/10/2021

5th Pennsylvania - Best in Area 98th USA Ranking
I've played most Macdonald, Banks and Raynor courses, this my most recent. I need to catch up on my reviews here so I'll offer this one. Recently updated (Earlier some S...

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