Joe Egan

A fiction author and golf junkie.

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TPC Twin Cities 10/03/2022

31st Minnesota - Best in Area
TPC Twin Cities, host of the PGA Tour's 3M Open, is located 30 minutes north of Minneapolis in Blaine. The private course played host to the Champions Tour's 3M Champions...

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Sandestin (Raven) 08/03/2022

75th Florida - Best in Area
Sandestin's Raven course is one of the very best offerings in Destin, Florida's golf portfolio, where good courses have popped up in every which direction the last 25 yea...

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Troon North (Pinnacle) 07/03/2022

34th Arizona - Best in Area
I showed up to Troon North the other day for my first go around at the two highly regarded public tracks of Scottsdale. The Pinnacle course, a Tom Weiskopf design, was my...

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StoneRidge 03/03/2022

13th Minnesota - Best in Area
"Is this Stillwater or Scotland?" my playing partner blurted out on StoneRidge's fourth tee box. I laughed out loud, because our friends overseas would consider that blas...

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The Jewel 02/03/2022

36th Minnesota - Best in Area
The Jewel is the closest encounter a Minnesotan can get to a mountain golf experience in their state. I have driven to Lake City a few times now to take advantage of the...

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Edinburgh USA 02/03/2022

41st Minnesota - Best in Area
Edinburgh USA, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design that is most known for three things: first, the LPGA tournament it...

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Interlachen 28/02/2022

2nd Minnesota - Best in Area 80th USA Ranking 93rd North America Ranking
When one drives onto the Interlachen Country Club property, the first thing that can be seen is the gargantuan clubhouse. It is a fitting entrance to perhaps the most chr...

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Red Rock 25/02/2022

4th South Dakota - Best in Area
The uneven topography of the Black Hills is prominently featured at Red Rock, most notably on holes one, four, five, and 13. I almost guarantee the opening tee shot is on...

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Harvester 24/02/2022

2nd Iowa - Best in Area
The Harvester, situated a bit outside Des Moines, was initially opened as a daily fee public facility but made the switch to being a private club a few years ago. I have...

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Le Sueur 23/02/2022

49th Minnesota - Best in Area
If there is one course that lacks the attention it deserves in Minnesota, it is Le Sueur Country Club. Is it because the track is inconceivably difficult for playing just...

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Spyglass Hill 22/02/2022

14th California - Best in Area
Spyglass Hill is an exhilarating experience. Everyone knows the first five holes have incredible, sweeping ocean vistas, but what lies beyond those offerings are outstand...

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Wigwam (Gold) 21/02/2022

30th Arizona - Best in Area
I played Wigwam Gold for the first time yesterday and came away pleasantly surprised with what I encountered. The Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design, which measures 7,400 yar...

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Golden Valley Country Club 18/02/2022

14th Minnesota - Best in Area
One of the oldest golf courses in the state of Minnesota, Golden Valley Country Club is an anomaly because of its seven par fours, six par fives, and five par threes. The...

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The Royal Club 17/02/2022

48th Minnesota - Best in Area
The Royal Club, the newest of Minneapolis-St. Paul's upscale public golf course facilities, was designed by Arnold Palmer--in one of his last--and Annika Sorenstam. Each...

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The Tribute 15/02/2022

79th Texas - Best in Area
The Tribute is for certain one of the best public golf courses in Dallas- Fort Worth. Situated 30 or so miles northwest of Big D, The Tribute is part of a 36-hole complex...

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The Bull at Pinehurst Farms 14/02/2022

17th Wisconsin - Best in Area
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is in the undesirable position of being consistently rated the fifth best golf course in the span of a 10 mile radius. That's not as much to d...

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Troy Burne 14/02/2022

11th Wisconsin - Best in Area
If it counts as a Minneapolis-St. Paul public course, Troy Burne stands at or near the top of daily access facilities in the area. The Tom Lehman design, just east of the...

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Minnehaha 10/02/2022

3rd South Dakota - Best in Area
Minnehaha is a classic Midwest parkland country club. The Sioux Falls facility currently hosts the Champions Tour’s Sanford International and is set to for at least the n...

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Horseshoe Bay 09/02/2022

24th Wisconsin - Best in Area
Situated in the northeast corner of Wisconsin, Horseshoe Bay is a Door County gem. In fact, the private club is almost everything you’d want in a club--good practice faci...

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