Bill Vostniak

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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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The Ford Field & River Club 01/09/2021

17th Georgia - Best in Area
Now politically correctly (and I have no idea why the membership rejected Ogeechee Club) known awkwardly as The Ford Field & River Club, less awkwardly as The Ford. It wa...

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Giants Ridge (Legend) 18/08/2021

25th Minnesota - Best in Area
My MN trip was based around playing all three of the northern MN Brauer courses. This course was built at a family resort, also a ski area and is well-maintained and reas...

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Giants Ridge (Quarry) 18/08/2021

9th Minnesota - Best in Area
My MN trip was based around playing all three of the northern MN Brauer courses. This course was built at a family resort and is a core. It is the better of the two if yo...

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Wilderness at Fortune Bay 18/08/2021

11th Minnesota - Best in Area
My MN trip was based around playing all three of the northern MN Brauer courses. I played my first of his in CO in 1996 or 7 maybe and have always enjoyed his work. I als...

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Northland 18/08/2021

3rd Minnesota - Best in Area
I made a MN and adjacent states trip specifically to play some Jeffrey Brauer courses, I added this one to break up my trip back to MSP to fly home. I knew Ron Prichard,...

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Whistling Straits (Irish) 18/08/2021

9th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I drop a note on this course only because I am perplexed at the high ranking given this course. On a value scale - fine course conditions as you would expect (DEMAND give...

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Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) 18/08/2021

6th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I was far more impressed by Mammoth Dunes than Sand Valley. It is more strategic, but still a rather easy golf course for a proficient golfer. I lost a ball on neither co...

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Lehigh 24/04/2017

9th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
A truly spectacular golf routing takes the golfer 3 time up and down 150 feet of vertical change. There are two holes 12, 13 in the valley and two that cross it 4 and 7....

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El Saler 17/12/2015

1st South East Spain - Best in Area 2nd Spain Ranking 5th Continental Europe Ranking
I just played this outstanding golf course last week. In a mist and in bright sunshine it is beautiful from start to finish. I tend to be difficult to please and tend to...

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Pedrena 09/01/2014

2nd Northern Spain - Best in Area 21st Spain Ranking
If you are a student of the design aspect of golf courses this is a must to visit. Overall, it is very enjoyable to play and this despite some serious neglect as to the...

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Alcanada 30/11/2013

1st Balearic Islands - Best in Area 12th Spain Ranking 71st Continental Europe Ranking
Unfortunately,we did not play Son Gual this trip to say which is the better but Alcanada is first rate in every way - facilities, staff, course, design & conditioning. Hi...

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Son Muntaner 30/11/2013

4th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 90th Spain Ranking
Have played several different times and is a very enjoyable course with some nice quirky factors. Was in excellent condition recently despite much rain. Easily the best...

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Kingsbarns 30/11/2013

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd World Ranking
One comment that I think bears making about Kingsbarns is that it is a thoroughly modern course, one that has been manufactured and constructed. It is easy to see why it...

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Baltusrol (Lower) 21/06/2013

5th New Jersey - Best in Area
Current renovations for the last "Major" - PGA - held at the lower, moved it down a peg. The Upper is considered by locals to be the superior course on property. The lo...

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Plainfield 21/06/2013

3rd New Jersey - Best in Area 57th USA Ranking 66th North America Ranking
This course has -as good a set of greens ever built by Ross -a superb intimate routing - two of the best par 5's in 9 holes (12 & 16) as to be found - superb and varied p...

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Quaker Ridge 03/10/2006

10th New York - Best in Area 47th USA Ranking 52nd North America Ranking
Quaker Ridge is often proffered as the "Most Underrated Course in ....". It's not. It has a mystique because of its proximity to WFW and WFE but perhaps even nearby Fenwa...

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