Top 100 Golf Quest E-Newsletter Vol. 22

It has been over six months since I sent out my last update and I apologize for being remiss in my quarterly updates. With a move to a new house and a few other distractions I fell a little bit behind, but I will get things back on track here shortly.

My Top 100 quest has been rolling right along nice and smooth. I ended 2013 with 92 of the Top 100 courses and so far this year I have played one additional Top 100 course which brings me to a total of seven courses remaining to complete my quest. Obviously, the $64,000 question is what seven courses are left. For the answer to that question see below:

Friars Head Golf Club / Baiting Hollow, N.Y.
Canyata Golf Club / Marshall, Ill.
Interlachen Country Club / Edina, Minn.
Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper) / Springfield, N.J.
Hudson National Golf Club / Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Hazeltine National Golf Club / Chaska, Minn.
Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club / Cashiers, N.C.

Luckily several of those courses are located near each other and a few are even driving distance from Virgina. I’m hoping to be able to visit all of them before the end of the year rolls around. Now that we’re down to the end it is definitely a bittersweet feeling. The last seven years have been amazing and I’m definitely going to enjoy these final few golf trips that will bring me to the end of what has been an amazing journey.

As for updates to the site since my last newsletter there are way too many to list them all, but below are a few highlights.

Top 100 Courses
National Golf Links of America
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Kinloch Golf Club
Kapalua (Plantation)
Augusta National Golf Club

Non-Top 100 Courses
Tallgrass Golf Course
Palmetto Golf Club
Golden Horseshoe (Gold)

Its also worth noting that there have been a lot of other course reviews that have been added by other contributors to the site as well as a number of new book reviews, grill room favorites and a new category I’m calling Top 100 Opportunities where I share opportunities to play great courses through charity events and auctions. Obviously that’s been very popular.

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I have been on the road playing golf so I hope to be getting a few more course reviews up in the coming weeks. As always, thanks to everyone for supporting the site and supporting my Top 100 Golf Quest!


  • Just played Hudson National last week, you’ll definitely have something to look forward to with that one – I personally think it’s pretty underrated at #90. Good luck on the rest of the quest!

  • jason hirsch

    I see you haven’t made it to Minnesota yet, Hazeltine and Interlachen are two great courses and located about 20 miles away from each other. Both should be pretty manageable to get on but if you run into some issues, feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to help you out. I am a member of the TPC Twin Cities and our pro is very good at getting us on other courses (he just booked me a tee time at Kingsley Club for the end of the month)