Aaron McElherne

I grew up playing "farm" courses in Iowa and the Midwest where I used my own special style of play which I called Bash and Chase -- an early foreshadower of Bryson DeChambeau's Bomb and Gouge. The back-and-forth nature of the American parkland courses of my youth allowed me to grip it and rip it like my earliest golfing idol, John Daly, off the tee, and then do my best to scramble from two fairways over.

My "home" course is Veenker Memorial in Ames, Iowa, the current #14 course in Iowa as rated by the Top100 rankers of this website. The 1938 Perry Maxwell design on the campus of Iowa State University, proclaims itself to be "one of the most talked about, demanding, challenging and fun-to-play golf courses in the Midwest." I can certainly attest to its challenging and fun part, and I hope many of you can attest to its most talked about claim.

I've taken my love of golf with me wherever I've gone in my life and hope to play many more courses in the future. As time allows, I'll write about past courses here, and will add reviews of new ones as I play them.

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Sand Hollow (Championship) 31/01/2022

1st Utah - Best in Area
Sand Hollow first caught my attention about 4 years ago. I had seen a picture in some other forums and the stunning cliffside holes just didn't look real. Truly bringing...

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Royal Links 20/01/2022

23rd Nevada - Best in Area
I should probably review this course while it's still technically a golf course, even though as we speak it's being ripped apart in favor of new housing.I say good riddan...

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Coyote Springs 20/01/2022

5th Nevada - Best in Area
Given its sparse number of reviews, I'm not ashamed to be at the high end on the ratings scale for Coyote Springs. I award it a very solid 4.5.This Jack Nicklaus layout i...

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Veenker Memorial 19/01/2022

14th Iowa - Best in Area
This 1930s Perry Maxwell design in Ames, Iowa on the campus of my undergrad alma mater of Iowa State University is a great course in my mind and will always be considered...

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