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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Laurel Valley 22/11/2014

13th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
It was just Jeff, me, and our caddie, Brian. Brian was a 4 handicap and had caddied for Arnold Palmer dozens of times. He’d even played a few rounds of golf with Arnie. H...

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Double Eagle 21/11/2014

12th Ohio - Best in Area
Double Eagle is known for its superior condition, and I would wholeheartedly agree with that assessment. It felt like we were walking on plush carpet for 18 holes. The gr...

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Valhalla 20/11/2014

2nd Kentucky - Best in Area
One call from my pro and we had a tee time at Valhalla, the site of the 1996 PGA Championship. It took us about three hours to fly to Louisville, Kentucky, where we got a...

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Sand Hills 19/11/2014

1st Nebraska - Best in Area 6th USA Ranking 6th North America Ranking 10th World Ranking
Sand Hills is all about the golf. “Golf courses are built for many reasons,” Bill Coore said over lunch months later. “The main ones are demographically driven: to suppor...

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Baltusrol (Lower) 18/11/2014

4th New Jersey - Best in Area
Baltusrol holds a cherished place in golf’s rich history. It has hosted 16 national championships. The giants of golf have walked its fairways for more than a hundred yea...

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Shoal Creek - Alabama 17/11/2014

2nd Alabama - Best in Area
Shoal Creek hosted the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships; the 1990 Championship brought notoriety to the club that it much rather would have avoided. A month before the cha...

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Salem 15/11/2014

10th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Salem Country Club was designed by Donald Ross. I’m usually not a big Donald Ross fan, but there are two or three of his courses I really like and Salem is one of them. R...

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Canterbury Golf Club 13/11/2014

9th Ohio - Best in Area
The greens were in beautiful condition with very subtle and hard-to-read breaks. The front nine was the warm up to a hilly and exciting back nine with some great holes an...

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Harbour Town 10/11/2014

3rd South Carolina - Best in Area
I had heard from several locals that the course would be in terrible shape, and parts of it were, but most of it was fine. The day was overcast and rain was predicted, bu...

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Long Cove 09/11/2014

6th South Carolina - Best in Area
We were in for more Pete Dye golf at Long Cove, but this course was a treat, even though I was a bit tired since it was our second 18-hole round of the day… The first hol...

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Medinah (No.3) 05/11/2014

9th Illinois - Best in Area
Course #3 has three tee boxes: 7,508 yards, 7,096 yards, and 6,776 yards. We played the short 6,776 tees (yeah right, real short). Course #3 is cut out of woods, one long...

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Aronimink 04/11/2014

3rd Pennsylvania - Best in Area 86th USA Ranking 100th North America Ranking
Aronimink is another Donald Ross design, and the plaque on the first tee states, “Donald Ross thinks this is his best work to date.” The course was in fabulous shape, alt...

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Sahalee (South & North) 03/11/2014

9th Washington - Best in Area
Sahalee, located in a suburb of Seattle, Washington, was designed by Ted Robinson, his only entry on the Top 100. Caved out of the tall cedar and Douglas fir trees that a...

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