I’ll give you my power rankings:
- Boston Golf Club, Hingham, MA. Some of the greens just aren’t receptive to approaches. Even for sticks. But I absolutely love the course and my only gripe is the average round takes 5 hours.
- The Shattuck, Jaffrey, NH. Quirky, tight, unconventional, full fledged target golf. It’s stupid. Example of a par 5: 8 iron off the tee, 3-5 wood carry over a marsh to a small-mid sized target. mid-short iron into green. No other way to play it. If you play the 6700 yard tee, its a rating/ slope of 75/147. Can dial it back to 6100 and you’re still left with 71/142.
- Spyglass. I’m not certain if it is THAT hard, it is definitely difficult, but I’ve happened to play atrociously every time I’ve pegged it there. Has always been after many days in a row of golf and late nights.
EDIT: Totally forgot about Doonbeg. Holy balls is that place a bear. I played it on a “calm” 20mph day. When the fan blows there, dead. I think the course record at the time was like -1, by Padraig Harrington. Maybe it was -2.