Larry Berle

I owned a company called SRO Productions for 31 years. We were in the concert promotion and CD compilation business. I sold it in 2003 and in 2007 I published a new book about playing the Top 100 Golf Courses in America called A Golfer’s Dream: How a regular guy conquered the Golf Digest list of America's Top 100 Courses. In September 2014 I rated many of the U.S. Top 100 golf course for this website, using the simple 1-6 golf ball rating system and also allowed this website to post online a series of exclusive reviews, which are edited extracts from my book. Click here to read more.

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Baltimore (East) 12/12/2014

1st Maryland - Best in Area 66th USA Ranking 76th North America Ranking
Baltimore Country Club was designed by A.W Tillinghast, who had several courses on the Top 100. He is also credited with Bethpage Black, but recent evidence seems to refu...

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Atlantic 12/12/2014

22nd New York - Best in Area
I did it! What an accomplishment! There have been days when I thought this 10-year journey would never end. My quest ended at Atlantic Golf Club on Long Island in Bridgeh...

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Homestead (Cascades) 09/12/2014

3rd Virginia - Best in Area
It’s a challenge to get to the Homestead if you don’t live within driving distance of it. We flew to Roanoke and then drove an hour-and-a-half to get there. But it was we...

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Quarry at La Quinta 08/12/2014

19th California - Best in Area
Along with Double Eagle in Columbus, Ohio, the Quarry at La Quinta may be one of the best conditioned courses I’ve ever played. Most greens in the West are bent grass; mo...

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Wade Hampton 07/12/2014

3rd North Carolina - Best in Area 54th USA Ranking 61st North America Ranking
Wade Hampton is in Cashiers, North Carolina, where the rich of Atlanta, eastern Tennessee, and Florida come to escape the summer heat. It’s another fine fall day, and Wad...

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Grandfather 06/12/2014

5th North Carolina - Best in Area
It’s a beautiful day in the Allegheny Mountains of North Carolina. We’re in Linville, home of Grandfather Mountain Golf & Country Club at the base of Grandfather Mountain...

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Shoreacres 04/12/2014

2nd Illinois - Best in Area 40th USA Ranking 44th North America Ranking 84th World Ranking
Big greens are a prominent feature of Raynor’s courses; his greens often are square or rectangular in shape and sit on raised plateaus that appear flat, or almost flat, a...

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Shadow Creek 01/12/2014

1st Nevada - Best in Area 59th USA Ranking 67th North America Ranking
I know that feeling of anticipation well. In 1989, Shadow Creek debuted at No.8, the highest debut in the history of the Top 100. The course was dreamed up by casino guru...

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Colonial 30/11/2014

4th Texas - Best in Area
This club is the home of the annual Colonial Invitational. Annika Sorenstam played against the men here and just barely missed the cut. (I’m sure you read about it – it w...

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Sanctuary 28/11/2014

6th Colorado - Best in Area
The Sanctuary has no members and no public play. So, how exactly do you arrange to play the course? The Sanctuary’s owners Dave and Gail Liniger are founders of RE/MAX Re...

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Wilmington (South) 27/11/2014

2nd Delaware - Best in Area
Howdy had many Palmer tales to tell. The best story was about the day Arnie shot a hole-in-one with him at Wilmington Country Club; Howdy told it as we stood on the 13th...

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Crosswater 26/11/2014

12th Oregon - Best in Area
Designed by Bob Cupp and John Fought, Sunriver Resort was ranked as America’s best new resort course in 1995 and debuted at 89 on the Golf Digest Top 100 list, The high-d...

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Peachtree 24/11/2014

2nd Georgia - Best in Area 47th USA Ranking 52nd North America Ranking
It seems to be a Bobby Jones weekend. But how could it be anything else, since Atlanta was the man’s home. It is another glorious day in Atlanta. I am staying in a northe...

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East Lake 23/11/2014

4th Georgia - Best in Area
As I approached the course in my rental car, you could see that the club and surrounding grounds had a spanking new look that contrasted with a neighborhood in transition...

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