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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Pebble Beach 23/09/2014

2nd California - Best in Area 9th USA Ranking 9th North America Ranking 17th World Ranking
It is widely known that Jack Nicklaus has always considered Pebble Beach to be his favorite golf course. He’s won five times here, including the 1961 U.S. Amateur and the...

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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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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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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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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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Pine Valley 27/10/2014

1st New Jersey - Best in Area 2nd USA Ranking 2nd North America Ranking 2nd World Ranking
I was ready for a difficult day of golf. Everyone said I would never break 100 on my first visit here. But I parred Number 1 and ended the day with a 92. This is one hard...

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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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Shadow Creek 01/12/2014

1st Nevada - Best in Area 54th USA Ranking 62nd 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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Shoreacres 04/12/2014

2nd Illinois - Best in Area 33rd USA Ranking 37th North America Ranking 72nd 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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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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