Doug Roberts

Have been blessed to have time to travel and play this wonderful game for 50 years. Have enjoyed getting to many top 100 courses both near and far. I love the fact that so many GB&I courses allow visitor play without member invitation, thus 23 trips over have been made.

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Crystal Springs (Ballyowen) 20/01/2021

35th New Jersey - Best in Area
Ballyowen is typically shown as the best public course in NJ. It is definitely one of the few best. I might say Atlantic City is the best. It is part of a vast complex of...

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Forsgate (Banks) 20/01/2021

13th New Jersey - Best in Area
Forsgate the Banks course is part of 36 holes here. I have been fortunate to play here often as numerous friends were members. The outstanding characteristic of this cour...

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Commonwealth National 19/01/2021

47th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Commonwealth National is a very challenging course. At times you feel it is big and at times you feel claustrophobic. The back nine has a number of holes which require ab...

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Saucon Valley (Old) 19/01/2021

12th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Saucon Valley is a complex of 54 spectacular holes of golf. The Old is the standard bearer but the other two are very nice in their own right. You could be dropped and pl...

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Philadelphia (Spring Mill) 19/01/2021

10th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Philadelphia CC is a very nice classic William Flynn course. The club has heritage that goes back to the beginning as the club was one of the first in the country. The cu...

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Newport National 19/01/2021

7th Rhode Island - Best in Area
Newport National was created as a public option for an area otherwise having only private options. There were big plans but they never materialized. The course is actuall...

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Wannamoisett 19/01/2021

2nd Rhode Island - Best in Area
Wannamoisett is just a throw back of grandeur. The conditioning is excellent. Donald Ross created a superb layout which pretty much remains intact as original. This is a...

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Stonewall (Old) 19/01/2021

20th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Stonewall Old is a rollicking good time. Much like the insignia of the Cow holding a club in his mouth. I have been fortunate to be a friend with one of the original club...

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PGA National (Champion) 18/01/2021

53rd Florida - Best in Area
PGA National Champion is a test. This is a course which I would not recommend you to visit if you are an 18 cap or more. I visited here every year for a long time. It's a...

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Crandon 18/01/2021

77th Florida - Best in Area
Crandon as a public option to play in an interesting environment in the Miami area is pretty much unbeatable. It offers excellent conditioning. A great variety of good go...

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Black Diamond Ranch (Ranch) 18/01/2021

68th Florida - Best in Area
Black Diamond Ranch course. Normally when one visits Black Diamond they go to play the Quarry. The Ranch is however a good day out and holds it's own quite well. The cond...

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Tiburón (Black) 18/01/2021

65th Florida - Best in Area
Tiburon Black is a nice layout that plays hard and fast. The course is in nice shape consistently. The course is flat and the contours are uninteresting. The turf is kep...

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World Woods (Rolling Oaks) 17/01/2021

39th Florida - Best in Area
I have played the World Woods courses about 10 times each. I have made the trek to experience these courses many times through the years. Rolling Oaks was billed as the A...

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Innisbrook (Copperhead) 16/01/2021

28th Florida - Best in Area
Innisbrook Copperhead is part of a resort complex of multiple courses. I participated in a gathering here for many years and the culmination was playing here. The course...

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PGA (Wanamaker) 15/01/2021

59th Florida - Best in Area
I lived in PGA Village for 7 years and played all the courses often. The Wanamaker was the course the Club held as it's go to for tournament play for wintering northern...

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John's Island (West) 15/01/2021

8th Florida - Best in Area
Johns Island has 54 holes. Two courses sit near the ocean and inlet and the main clubhouse. The West sits inland 5 miles and has a smaller clubhouse. The club is quite up...

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