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ReGripped a/k/a Pete Flanigan is based in Los Angeles and blogs about his golfing adventures around Southern California at www.re-gripped.com. Pete is currently attempting to play all the North American golf courses designed by Coore & Crenshaw and you can follow his travels at www.coorecrenshawquest.com. Pete's dream is to play Cypress Point and has been interviewed by Golf Digest and other golf media about his efforts to play the course. If you can help him with Cypress, please reach out! He will be your friend forever.

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Warren 04/09/2017

4th Indiana - Best in Area
The subtle parkland routing of the front nine gives way to a fantastic back nine capped off by a great stretch from 16-18. I have never played an English heathland course...

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Lawsonia (Links) 04/09/2017

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area
A great course in the middle of nowhere! The conditioning is fantastic and I really liked the routing with both two nines. The par 3 with the severe slope to the right is...

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Puakea 04/09/2017

27th Hawaii - Best in Area
One of the most underrated golf courses in Hawaii. The first few holes provide a straight ahead warmup for the great golf to come. Great mountain views, jungle encroachin...

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La Quinta (Mountain) 26/02/2017

40th California - Best in Area
Fast greens, amazing scenery and the last 5 holes are one of the best stretches in golf with greens and fairways weaving up around and near mountains. Throw out holes 10-...

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Aviara 13/02/2017

73rd California - Best in Area
Aviara has a lot of reasons for praise. The back nine has a great stretch of holes featuring several lakes, rolling topography, a double green (at a resort course nonethe...

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Hacienda 17/01/2017

72nd California - Best in Area
Hacienda may be hemmed in by history and geography but what is contained inside is a charming and challenging course that every golfer who enjoys Golden Age architectu...

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Trinity Forest 05/01/2017

23rd Texas - Best in Area
I can't help but think that Coore and Crenshaw took the best of their designs, mixed in elements of Doak's Ballyneal and then put it all in an Ireland/Scotland blender to...

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Stevens Park 26/12/2016

74th Texas - Best in Area
Color me surprised, this course is FUN! Sure its a little short but from the back tees you will have more than your fair share of carries over creeks, the greens are squa...

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The Tribute 03/12/2016

59th Texas - Best in Area
They say a copy of an original is never as good but I would argue that The Tribute comes as close as you can get to the great golf courses it mimics. Each hole is based o...

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We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) 03/12/2016

7th Arizona - Best in Area
Make sure your driver is working on this course and Coore and Crenshaw offer forced carries on many a hole. The course has stunning visuals and as it resides on a Indian...

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Talking Stick (O’odham) 03/12/2016

23rd Arizona - Best in Area
The challenge of Talking Stick comes at you subtly rather than beating you over the head with forced carries or water features. Instead, it is the devious placement of bu...

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La Costa (Champions) 29/11/2016

44th California - Best in Area
La Costa is rich in history, having been the site of the Mercedes Championship for many years with golfing great like Jack and Tiger winning the tourney. The course recen...

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PGA West (TPC Stadium) 22/11/2016

23rd California - Best in Area
"Golf is not a fair game, so why build a fair course?" Pete DyeThe course has Dye's stamp all over it, railroad ties, menacing rough and crazily positioned bunkers and gr...

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Sandpiper Golf Club 22/11/2016

74th California - Best in Area
Hands down, one of my favorite rounds of 2016. I am a sucker for seaside golf and Sandpiper has it in abundance. The front side has some parkland holes that allow you to...

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Monarch Beach 22/11/2016

Gem USA - Best in Area
One suggestion that would make all the difference with this course is to flip the 9s. Start out on the current 10th hole as your first and you make your way through a som...

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Shadow Ridge 22/11/2016

60th California - Best in Area
Shadow Ridge is one of the best conditioned and fun courses in all of Palm Springs. While it is a resort course, you do not feel hemmed in by houses or the Marriott prope...

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Rustic Canyon 22/11/2016

16th California - Best in Area
Rustic is constantly ranked as one of the "best bangs for your bucks" in golf and its not hard to see why. The greens fees are relatively modest and decrease during the d...

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Rams Hill 21/11/2016

35th California - Best in Area
I had heard the whispers of the resuscitated Rams Hill from my Southern California brethren and when I finally got a chance to see it for myself this year, I was blown aw...

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Ballyneal 18/08/2016

1st Colorado - Best in Area 26th USA Ranking 27th North America Ranking 55th World Ranking
Ballyneal is a real thinking golfer's golf course. Unlike most courses, there are many ways to play each hole at Ballyneal and many ways to hit your approach shots due to...

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