Fergal O'Leary

Fergal hails from Dublin, but has been based in the US since 2005. He currently lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He’s a passionate golfer who is hugely respectful of the game's traditions, and the great people who support the game. Fergal completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United States at 28 years of age. In August 2015, aged 32, Fergal became the youngest person (and the first & only Irishman) ever to play the World Top 100 ranked courses. He has a +3 handicap and is a proud member of Portmarnock Golf Club and the 'Global Golf Centurions Club'. Fergal is a panelist with www.top100golfcourses.com, and serves as the United States correspondent on the panel.

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Ozarks National 07/11/2021

2nd Missouri - Best in Area
The dynamic duo are at it again, and the mastery of Coore/Crenshaw is in full-view in the “show-me” state of Missouri. Pre-game discussions with the golf staff suggested...

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Payne's Valley 07/11/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
Johnny Morris is serious about innovation at Big Cedar Lodge, no matter what the cost. In the past 4 years, golf at Big Cedar has taken monumental leaps forward with the...

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Austin Golf Club 07/11/2021

5th Texas - Best in Area
Since it opened in 2000, you probably haven’t heard of the club – and I can guarantee throughout the next series of decades, you probably won’t hear much about it either....

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Brook Hollow 07/11/2021

7th Texas - Best in Area
Keith Foster’s renovation is a resounding success. One year since it opened back up, guest play is beginning to resume, and this Texas gem is back on the map. The course...

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North Shore Country Club 07/11/2021

33rd New York - Best in Area
A late October round at this Raynor gem offered eye-opening green speeds. The topography in this part of Long Island is very dramatic, and indeed the very first fairway c...

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Sands Point 07/11/2021

41st New York - Best in Area
Everything about A.W. Tillinghast working on a Long Island sandy site just feels like Christmas morning. You can’t wait to get out of bed, lace up your golf shoes and see...

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Hackensack 05/11/2021

22nd New Jersey - Best in Area
Charles Banks wasn’t short of world class mentors. In fact, one could argue that he had an embarrassment of riches when it came to learning from the best. His work at nea...

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Mount Bruno 05/11/2021

2nd Québec - Best in Area 14th Canada Ranking
Willie Park Jr will once again be smiling down from heaven knowing that Andy Staples has been engaged with a master plan. This club is one of Canada’s oldest protected se...

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Royal Montreal (Blue) 05/11/2021

3rd Québec - Best in Area 20th Canada Ranking
When you read about the evolution of golf clubs in North America, it doesn’t take very long before the story brings you to the suburbs of Montreal. The Royal Montreal GC...

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Memphrémagog 05/11/2021

1st Québec - Best in Area 10th Canada Ranking
After far too long, the land border finally re-opened into Canada. It was an early morning start from Cape Cod, but upon entering the province of Quebec, the wait was fin...

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Sutton Bay 05/11/2021

1st South Dakota - Best in Area
With the unfortunate closure of the original course circa 2013, the team at Sutton Bay didn’t waste any time creating a brand-new course on much higher land that is immen...

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The Prairie Club (Dunes) 05/11/2021

3rd Nebraska - Best in Area
With multiple golf course offerings, and wonderful accommodations, the Prairie Club continues to be a popular accessible golfing option in a region that boasts many of th...

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CapRock Ranch 05/11/2021

Gem USA - Best in Area
While a good portion of Gil’s spectacular portfolio is focused on renovations/restorations, he continues to provide hugely innovative approaches to new builds bo...

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Omaha 05/11/2021

5th Nebraska - Best in Area
Golf has always been strong in Nebraska, and not just since the magical hands of Coore & Crenshaw broke ground in 1994. The truth is that Omaha CC has been offering a fab...

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Meadowbrook Country Club 05/11/2021

5th Michigan - Best in Area
The greater Detroit area is blessed with wonderful clubs, but few enjoy the rolling topography that is on offer at Meadowbrook. The Andy Staples renovation is spectacular...

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Myopia Hunt 26/06/2021

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 51st USA Ranking 58th North America Ranking
It had been approximately 12 years since I last played Myopia. With an average of approximately 5000-6000 rounds a year, this venue is really special. Needless to say, an...

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Tralee 26/06/2021

3rd Kerry - Best in Area 16th Ireland Ranking 70th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Tralee GC – I loved this course and hold it in higher regard than a list of other big names in the South of Ireland. While the back nine is famous for the dunes and the b...

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