Adam Tomasiello

CT to NC. Golf architecture lover. Please feel free to connect! I learn something new about the game from every course. 214 played with a lifetime goal of at least 300.

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Disney (Magnolia) 04/04/2020

96th Florida - Best in Area
The first round I ever played in the Sunshine State was at the Disney Magnolia Golf Course. Given my fairly positive experience at other Arnold Palmer designs, I decided...

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Fox Hopyard 30/03/2020

23rd Connecticut - Best in Area
Growing up in central Connecticut, most public (and private) golf options were courses built in the middle of the 20th century. In general, these parkland style layouts w...

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Great River 28/03/2020

20th Connecticut - Best in Area
Great River Golf Club was one of the final top tier Connecticut public courses that I checked off my bucket list a few years ago. While the round itself was fun, there wa...

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Wintonbury Hills 28/03/2020

15th Connecticut - Best in Area
Growing up in Connecticut, I can distinctly remember the hype when Wintonbury Hills opened for play in the mid-2000’s. As one of only two Pete Dye courses in the Nutmeg S...

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Ravisloe 28/03/2020

36th Illinois - Best in Area
While visiting Chicago I made a point to play the now public Ravisloe Country Club after seeing it featured on “No Laying Up” social media. Those particular bloggers argu...

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Worcester Country Club 25/03/2020

18th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Perplexed. Baffled. Confused. These were the emotions that rushed through my body after putting out on the finishing hole at Worcester Country Club. “How could a club wit...

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Ranch Golf Club 23/03/2020

37th Massachusetts - Best in Area
My first experiences playing the Ranch Golf Club came as a teenager since the course hosted many Central-CT/Western-Mass. junior tournaments. Since then, I have returned...

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Hotchkiss 22/03/2020

30th Connecticut - Best in Area
If you love Golden Age golf, you are likely aware that the overwhelming majority of Seth Raynor courses are very exclusive. One of the few exceptions to this norm is the...

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Hooper 22/03/2020

4th New Hampshire - Best in Area
If Tom Doak’s admiration for Hooper as a summer “Gourmet Choice” is not testament enough, notice that the two other [very positive!] reviews here were composed by a pair...

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Meadow Brook 22/03/2020

14th Rhode Island - Best in Area
The more I have studied golf architecture, the more I have fallen in love with courses from the golden ages, and the elements of those courses found in modern minimalism...

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Lake of Isles (South) 21/03/2020

14th Connecticut - Best in Area
My golf journey began as a teenager in Connecticut. With wonderful junior golf events sponsored by the CSGA, I was very fortunate to play some of the state’s best courses...

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Lake of Isles (North) 21/03/2020

19th Connecticut - Best in Area
My golf journey began as a teenager in Connecticut. With wonderful junior golf events sponsored by the CSGA, and affordable rates provided for students, I was very fortun...

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Woodmont 21/03/2020

50th Georgia - Best in Area
In my previous career, I spent a significant amount of time traveling to Atlanta. During one of my last trips, I received a local’s advice to trek up to Woodmont G&CC in...

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Old Town 20/03/2020

2nd North Carolina - Best in Area 29th USA Ranking 33rd North America Ranking 65th World Ranking
I first learned about the restoration leadership of Dunlop White III years ago when I played at Roaring Gap. As that experience was among my favorite in the state, I knew...

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UNC Finley 06/03/2020

62nd North Carolina - Best in Area
In many of my other Top100 reviews, I have made it clear that I generally prefer courses from the classic era over the “dark ages.” Additionally, I have described some No...

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Duke University 06/03/2020

39th North Carolina - Best in Area
Unlike many other cities in North Carolina (and really, the entire nation), there is arguably no outright “best course” in the Research Triangle. In my opinion, Duke Univ...

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