Bob McCoy

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Inverness Club 05/04/2021

5th Ohio - Best in Area 82nd USA Ranking 96th North America Ranking
A return visit to the Inverness Club was a must because of the recently-completed major Andrew Green-designed renovation.Inverness was founded in 1903 with a nine-hole co...

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Meadowbrook Country Club 05/04/2021

5th Michigan - Best in Area
In 2018 Arizona friend Bill sent me an email with the command to get to Michigan and play Meadowbrook Country Club (MCC) ASAP. I had never heard of a Meadowbrook course i...

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Arcadia Bluffs (South) 05/04/2021

18th Michigan - Best in Area
Be forewarned: the author has been a friend of South Course designer Dana Fry for over 20 years. I greatly admire his design work and enthusiasm for golf course architect...

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Wolf Point Ranch 29/03/2021

28th Texas - Best in Area
I was unbelievably lucky to play this mysterious private estate course in the cattle ranching wilderness of Texas. It’s about a two-hour, 115-mile drive southwest of Hous...

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Hong Kong (Eden) 28/01/2021

5th Hong Kong Ranking
We are on buggies for the Eden, but it is cart path only so more walking for yours truly. The buggies immediately came in handy because there is a steep uphill walk to th...

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Hong Kong (New) 28/01/2021

4th Hong Kong Ranking
Hong Kong Golf Club (HKGC) is 10 miles north of the city center in an area called Fanling. The club is near the border of China with the skyline of Shenzhen almost adjace...

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Royal Selangor (Old) 28/01/2021

12th West Malaysia - Best in Area 13th Malaysia Ranking
The current Old Course was built over a tenyear period (1921-1930). George Hemmant and Committee created the design. Charles H. Alison did some remodeling in 1931 as did...

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Singapore Island (Bukit) 26/01/2021

5th Singapore Ranking
SICC was founded in 1891. The Bukit course opened in 1924 (cost: $45,000) with a James Braid design that has not been altered since. Braid, from Scotland, was a great pro...

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Wack Wack (East) 26/01/2021

7th Philippines Ranking
The Wack Wack club was created by American Bill Shaw in 1930. The East course was designed by American James Black in 1931. Americans Ron Kirby and partner Denis Griffith...

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Yokohama (West) 17/01/2021

2nd Kanto - Best in Area 5th Japan Ranking 8th Asia Ranking
YCC was founded in 1960 and took Takeo Aiyama six years to design and build two courses - West and East. In 2014 Bill Coore was hired for a major two-year renovation of t...

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Tokyo 17/01/2021

1st Kanto - Best in Area 4th Japan Ranking 7th Asia Ranking
Kasumigaseki and Tokyo Golf Club (TGC) actually touch each other. What is amazing is that the rolling terrain at Kasumigaseki becomes basically flat at TGC. TGC is the mo...

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Takanodai 12/01/2021

10th Kanto - Best in Area 17th Japan Ranking 53rd Asia Ranking
Takanodai was designed by Seiichi Inoue (Japan’s top architect) in 1954. It is 7,132 yards, par 72. The Japan Open has been held at TCC four times, most recently in 2011....

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Palmetto 11/01/2021

5th South Carolina - Best in Area
Palmetto’s rhythm and variety are delightful. The handsome bunkers and great green complexes fit smoothly into the hilly and somewhat rugged terrain. There are many diffe...

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Wee Burn 09/01/2021

5th Connecticut - Best in Area
The Devereux Emmet-designed course opened 1925. Geoffrey Cornish did some minor renovation work in 1978. After playing St. George’s rough-and-tumble-looking course, my ov...

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Country Club of Farmington 08/01/2021

30th Connecticut - Best in Area
The Country Club of Farmington was founded in 1892, and Emmet completed an 18-hole course in 1924. Some renovation work has been done over the years by Orrin Smith, Geoff...

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