Nov 24, 2007

Top 10 New Golf Courses Of 2007 By Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  11/24/2007 09:40:00 PM   No comments

Nice to see at least one Canadian course make it on Travel + Leisure Golf Top 10 new courses for 2007. Cobble Beach Golf Links the Doug Carrick-designed course in Owen Sound seems like it will have to be on most golfers list for next year with quite a few awards/honors like this one. Golfers in Washington State are pretty lucky getting 2 courses in the top 10, I new I should of stayed on the West Coast. The editors of the magazine ended up choosing eight courses in the United States, one in Canada, and one in New Zealand.
Here's the list:
1. Chambers Bay, Tacoma, Washington

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, this 18-hole championship golf course opened in June. Nestled against the shores of Puget Sound in University Place, Washington, Chambers Bay is a spectacular setting and caters to all level golfers.

2. Golf Club at Ravenna, Littleton, Colorado

A private golf course set among imposing red rock formations with views of the Pike National Forest, the Golf Club at Ravenna was designed by Jay Morrish to be a part of the Colorado landscape.

3. Stonebrae Country Club, Hayward, California

This 18-hole golf course, designed by Scottish golf architect David McLay Kidd, course encompasses hilltop and bay views. An extensive driving range, short-game practice area complement the course.

4. The Home Course, DuPont, Washington

Located where most of the old DuPont Powderworks Plant was located, this public course covers over 180 acres of land and has sweeping views of the Puget Sound.

5. Promontory, Painted Valley Course, Park City, Utah

Set against a mountain backdrop in Promontory's scenic Painted Valley, this private course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, has been planned for players of all abilities.

6. The Golf Club of Cape Cod, Falmouth, Massachusetts

This is a traditional golf-only club with a focus on camaraderie, integrity and sportsmanship. This private enclave is the only course on Cape Cod designed by golf course architect, Rees Jones.

7. Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia

Reynolds Plantation's fifth golf course opened for members on June 1. The Creek Course is Reynolds Plantation's first member only course and was designed by Jim Engh with rolling bunkers and Zoysia grass fairways.

8. Kinloch Club, Kinloch, New Zealand

Designer Jack Nicklaus opened his first signature golf course in New Zealand, The Kinloch Club, on the shores of Lake Taupo in March.

9. Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Designer Tom Fazio created this 18-hole championship golf course with views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and its forests blending it into the landscape. Some holes play close to the basalt rock bluff's edge, where 100-foot spires and cliffs surround the scenery.

10. Cobble Beach Golf Links, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

The Doug Carrick-designed course winds its way through open meadow edged with mature woodlands, rising to provide views of the course and Georgian Bay beyond and then returns to the shore for a finish along the bluffs.
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Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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