Has anyone played Commonground in Aurora, CO outside of Denver. That’s been on my list for a while.
Downers Grove high on my list.
In my neck of the woods big fan of the following:
Truro Highland Links, Truro, MA (Cape Cod). Cliffside true links. Very firm, very fast, muni conditioned, quirky, awesome.
Keney Park in Hartford, CT. Haven’t played since the restoration. Must play.
Fenwick in Old Saybrook, CT (1896), 9 holes, can play for around $25. coastal.
Shennecossett in Groton, CT (a Ross) are great bangs for the buck. Big navy presence and affiliated Navy submarine workers at Shennecossett. Good spot. coastal
Marion Golf Course, Marion, MA. 1904 George Thomas. $20, 9 holes.
My childhood course, Simsbury Farms, in Simsbury CT. Layout has variety, probably hit through most of your bag unless you are truly a big hitter. Some tough par 3’s, and very gettable par 5’s, that a few play as 4.5, which is awesome. Fall is the ideal time to play it. Firms up, greens are at their best, and foliage is popping. Can sit up on the hill by the practice green and enjoy a great variety of new england beers outside.