A few weeks ago, I offered a challenge: With a $1,000 budget and a sheet of prices, which great American public golf courses would you choose to play?
The reaction was fantastic, with a great conversation on Twitter and other platforms about where you would play and why.
So many of you reached out to me asking for an international edition of the Golf Course Draft. You asked; I’m answering. But things are going to be a bit different with this challenge.
Many of these international courses are private. I really don’t care. I don’t want to limit my dreams so don’t limit yours.
I was asked how I determined the cost of each course. Basically, I used a combination of “Bests” from Golf.com, Golfweek, Score Golf and Top 100 Courses, then added my personal experience/opinion to shuffle them around. Safe to say, if I thought a course was vastly overrated it got moved down. If I thought that it was criminally underappreciated, I moved it up. If I’d never heard of it before, it probably didn’t make the list.
Now, let’s just have some fun.
For the American Golf Course Draft you had $1,000 to spend. For the International Golf Course Draft (#GolfCourseDraft) you have $2,000.
- You can only play each course once.
- You can’t spend more than the $2,000.
- You can add an international course that is NOT on the list for $50.
How many rounds can you fit in? What courses will you play?
Eric Hart’s (@theMobileGolfer) sample picks
- St Andrews – Old ($100)
- Tara Iti ($100)
- Hog’s Head ($100)
- Cabot Cliffs ($100)
- Kingston Heath ($100)
- Cape Kidnappers ($100)
- Kauri Cliffs ($100)
- Trump Turnberry – Ailsa ($90)
- Tralee ($90)
- Cape Wickham Links ($90)
- North Berwick ($90)
- Fairmont Banff Springs ($90)
- Quivira ($90)
- Devil’s Paintbrush ($90)
- Old Head of Kinsale ($90)
- Jack’s Point ($90)
- The Island Club ($80)
- St Andrews – Castle ($80)
- Machrihanish – Dunes ($70)
- Greywolf ($60)
- Tobiano ($60)
- Pinnacle Point ($50)
- Loftonen Links ($30)
- St Andrews – Dukes ($30)
- Legend Golf Club with the Extreme 19 ($30)
Total Spent: $2,000
Share this contest with your friends and enemies, then share a picture of your results on Twitter (too many characters otherwise) and tag #GolfCourseDraft.