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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The Honors Course 13/10/2014

1st Tennessee - Best in Area 75th USA Ranking 86th North America Ranking
You’ll never find the Honors Course without specific directions – go past the third light, and when you see the large propane tank on the right, quickly look left and you...

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Mauna Kea 12/10/2014

4th Hawaii - Best in Area
The course sits on a crescent-shaped beach where the pure white sand meets the shimmering aqua water. It has dramatic elevation changes, with panoramic views of the Pacif...

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Princeville (Prince) - Closed 11/10/2014

The Princeville Resort was luxurious and the golf course was like walking through a painting of a rain forest, with an emerald path cut down the center. It climbs, slopes...

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Forest Highlands (Canyon) 10/10/2014

1st Arizona - Best in Area
When most people think of Arizona courses, they think of the desert courses of Tucson and Phoenix. But Flagstaff, two hours north of Phoenix in a completely different cli...

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Interlachen 09/10/2014

2nd Minnesota - Best in Area 80th USA Ranking 93rd North America Ranking
Hazeltine and Interlachen are the two Minnesota courses on the Top 100. I have played both several times, and somehow I don’t think about them as courses on my quest, but...

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Hazeltine National 08/10/2014

3rd Minnesota - Best in Area
Hazeltine and Interlachen are the two Minnesota courses on the Top 100. I have played both several times, and somehow I don’t think about them as courses on my quest, but...

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Lake Nona 07/10/2014

21st Florida - Best in Area
Lake Nona is where the famed golf instructor David Leadbetter lives and does most of his teaching. I was hoping that a trip there would improve my game. Maybe a little of...

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Inverness Club 06/10/2014

5th Ohio - Best in Area 82nd USA Ranking 96th North America Ranking
Inverness has hosted four U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, and a U.S. Amateur. A few of these tournaments have brought some notoriety to the course. In 1931, Billy Burk...

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Pasatiempo 05/10/2014

9th California - Best in Area 63rd USA Ranking 72nd North America Ranking
My favourite hole in all golf is here, so much my favourite that I built my home here. Alister MacKenzie, course designer.In 1993, Pasatiempo was rated No. 100 on the lis...

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Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry) 04/10/2014

13th Florida - Best in Area
Black Diamond Ranch was one of the early courses on my quest, yet I knew relatively little about it. With a little research I found out that it’s located in Lecanto, Flor...

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Riviera 03/10/2014

4th California - Best in Area 18th USA Ranking 18th North America Ranking 33rd World Ranking
Riviera was designed by George Thomas in 1926 and sits in a valley surrounded by the expensive homes of Pacific Palisades perched on the cliffs above. The grass is kikuyu...

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Cypress Point 30/09/2014

1st California - Best in Area 1st USA Ranking 1st North America Ranking 1st World Ranking
If I had to choose to play on only one course for the rest of my life, I would play Cypress Point… I was a very popular person with my golf buddies at home in the weeks l...

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Castle Pines Golf Club 28/09/2014

3rd Colorado - Best in Area
At Castle Pines, Jack Nicklaus built a challenging course with elevation changes, mountain ponds, and babbling brooks strategically placed to gobble up your ball. Golf ba...

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Cherry Hills 26/09/2014

4th Colorado - Best in Area
Cherry Hills has a tame front nine followed by a challenging back nine. As the four of us stood on the 10th tee, I had to stop for a moment and take in the glorious view...

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Spyglass Hill 24/09/2014

14th California - Best in Area
Spyglass Hill’s first few holes are exciting and interesting as you play along the sand dunes of the Pacific Ocean. With barking seals in the background, the course seems...

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