I've been playing golf courses and studying golf course architecture for a good bit of time now.  Although I do have a natural inclination to ranking and ratings things, I've come to the conclusion that ranking golf courses against one another short changes them.  In fact, during a round of golf one of my playing partners said to me, "I don't keep a list of the best golf courses I'v played, I just have places I like to play."  

With that in mind, here are some courses that have a special place in my heart. 

 -Dismal River Golf Club White Course; Mullen, NE

-Dismal River Golf Club Red Course; Mullen, NE

-The Golf Club; New Albany, OH

-Rivermont Golf and Country Club; John's Creek, GA