Adam Tomasiello

CT to NC. Golf architecture lover. Please feel free to connect! I learn something new from every course. 228 played with a lifetime goal of at least 300.

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High Point (Willow Creek) 18/06/2020

65th North Carolina - Best in Area
With its excellent use of the topography and natural hazards, the Willow Creek course at High Point Country Club presents a variety of challenges, engaging the player fro...

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Old Chatham 16/06/2020

47th North Carolina - Best in Area
Nestled near the Chatham County line near Jordan Lake, Old Chatham feels worlds away from the quickly growing bustle of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan areas....

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The Cardinal 10/06/2020

58th North Carolina - Best in Area
The Cardinal by Pete Dye, formerly the Sedgefield Dye Course, was on my bucket list for many years. With McConnell Golf’s decision restructure access as semi-private in F...

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Hasentree 06/06/2020

67th North Carolina - Best in Area
“Hasentree is an OK course, but there is no water.”Year ago, that was the description of Hasentree a friend provided after their round. It was such an odd response for an...

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MacGregor Downs 02/06/2020

61st North Carolina - Best in Area
Unlike many other major metropolitan areas around the country and world, there is arguably no outright “best course” in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. With exce...

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Mimosa Hills 28/05/2020

48th North Carolina - Best in Area
Donald Ross is heralded for his unbelievable talent routing golf courses. Regardless of the property’s size, topography, and natural setting, Ross always managed to neatl...

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Pinehurst (No.9) 28/05/2020

42nd North Carolina - Best in Area
On a recent trip to the Sandhills, I had the great fortune of playing Pinehurst #9, formerly the National, for the first time. The staff greeting was warm from the moment...

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Pinehurst (No.7) 27/05/2020

44th North Carolina - Best in Area
Aptly described by reviewer Colin Braithwaite below, the Rees Jones designed Pinehurst #7 course is “newer” with a “throwback feel.” With many holes incorporating hilly t...

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Yeamans Hall 24/05/2020

2nd South Carolina - Best in Area 48th USA Ranking 53rd North America Ranking
With its enchanting setting, world class putting surfaces, perfectly firm turf, wide corridors, and strategic bunkering, Yeamans Hall left me more stunned after just one...

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Keney Park 22/05/2020

17th Connecticut - Best in Area
Bottom line up front: Keney Park is the real deal. Do not drive through central Connecticut without stopping to play this phenomenally routed, fabulously restored gem.Gro...

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Country Club of Charleston 19/05/2020

22nd South Carolina - Best in Area
After years of reading about his famous template holes, I finally had the chance to experience my first Seth Raynor design at the Country Club of Charleston. This propert...

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Tobacco Road 18/05/2020

9th North Carolina - Best in Area
Dive into any golf architecture forum and you will be hard pressed to find a more polarizing architect than Mike Strantz. Tobacco Road is certainly one of his more contro...

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Dunes Golf & Beach Club 15/05/2020

4th South Carolina - Best in Area
Truthfully, Myrtle Beach does not have the most glamorous reputation as a travel destination. When you hear “Myrtle,” most people probably conjure up hotel-lined beachfro...

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Torrey Pines (South) 12/05/2020

25th California - Best in Area
One of the best pieces of professional advice I have received is “to never just bring problems to your manager, but instead, come prepared with possible solutions.” When...

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Whitinsville 05/05/2020

15th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Think of all the golf courses you have played. Now consider the few courses you could play every day for the rest of your life. Do any create a lump in your throat? Do an...

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Oxford Greens 01/05/2020

24th Connecticut - Best in Area
Growing up in Connecticut, my friends and I actively sought out and played the state’s highest ranked public golf courses. With consistently rave reviews since its openin...

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Oxmoor Valley (Ridge) 01/05/2020

13th Alabama - Best in Area
On my first trip to Alabama, I was struck by the rolling hills of the Birmingham area. With two rounds up lined for the weekend, I knew that I would need to mentally prep...

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Ross Bridge 26/04/2020

14th Alabama - Best in Area
During my first trip to Alabama, the landing scenery from my airplane window in Birmingham took me by surprise. I had always visualized the state as flat, and witnessing...

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Rivermont 25/04/2020

20th Georgia - Best in Area
Mention the word “Residential” to any golf writer today and prepare yourself for an onslaught of negative commentary. “The houses took precedent over using the best land...

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