Well, in the thread for courses that we wanted to knock out in 2018, I named the following courses: Whispering Pines, Colonial, Dallas National, TPC San Antonio, GC of Houston, Austin Country Club, Bethpage Black, and the Old White at the Greenbrier. In hindsight, I didn’t realize at the beginning of the year Dallas National and Colonial wouldn’t actually be viable options, so I never should have listed those. But beyond that, the only two I got to were Golf Club of Houston and TPC San Antonio. A friend of mine works at Whispering Pines but our schedules just haven’t matched up, so unfortunately that one has really been squandered. Austin Country Club was simply much harder to get onto than I imagined.
Having said that, my 2019 list greatly depends on where I move to this winter. As of this moment, it looks like it’s either going to be Denver or Louisville. If it’s Denver, it’s an easy answer of Cherry Hills, Castle Pines, and Ballyneal as I’ve always wanted to play those tracks. If it’s Louisville, I don’t know what to answer with since I’ve played Valhalla before and there’s nowhere else in the area that really has my undivided attention.
My best friend from high school is getting married in Spain next summer so I will get to knock out a golf course outside of the US for the first time, so that’s exciting. Once I know where the wedding is I’ll start figuring out what courses are options. One thing’s for sure: I don’t want to play Valderamma because it’ll probably be the emotional equivalent of rape.
Strongly considering a day-trip to Chattanooga this holiday season and playing Sweetens, which thanks to this website, has become a very high priority.