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.

Addendum: I apologize for the errors in spelling and apparent grammar caused by my switching to an iMac. Despite extensive proof-reading - I still get nonsensical copy in my reviews and I am very sorry for that.

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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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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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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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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Prestwick 03/10/2006

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Seeing the comments about the cost just show what happens when belt-notchers get out there and just notch away. They play courses they just don't understand and honestly...

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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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Kingsbarns 30/11/2013

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 16th 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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