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My Favorite Golf Courses

We love golf here at DanMatt Media.  Roughly 2/3 of our employees play the game, and our skill sets range from the very good to the not so good.  But one thing we have in common is our love for the game, and the great courses it’s played on.  I’m often asked what my favorite courses are, so I thought that would make for an interesting blog post.  As such, here are some of my favorite golf courses…

During my college, professional, and amateur golf careers I have been incredibly fortunate to have played some of the greatest golf courses in the country.  I played Pebble Beach and Oak Hill Country Club (East) in the US Amateur, Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes in the US Mid Amateur, and Chicago Golf Club, Butler National Golf Club, and Skokie Country Club while in college.  In the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to have played the Olympic Club (Lake) in San Francisco and Los Angeles Country Club (North) in Los Angeles.  All of these golf courses are ranked in the top 100 in the country.  But which of these is my favorite?

Answering that question is like trying to determine which of your children you like best.  You always have things that you like about each of them, but you really can’t pick a favorite.  I can say that my favorite seaside course is Pebble Beach, my favorite parkland course is Oak Hill (East), and my favorite course for everyday play is Skokie Country Club.  But I can’t really pick an overall favorite.  I just feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to play them.

Now that my professional days are behind me and I work behind a desk for a living, it’s a real treat anytime I get to step on a golf course.  One day I hope I can play golf with my son, and with a bit of luck we’ll be able to tee it up together at any of my favorite courses that I mentioned above.  By the way, in case you were wondering, the photo in this blog post is of the world famous 15th hole at Oak Hill (East).  Watch for it on TV during this year’s PGA Championship.