This afternoon, G4G was visited by Steve Riis, a gent who came to look at my photos of Pine Valley, the world’s best golf course.
Interestingly, he was mentioned in Golf Digest last winter. Here’s the note:
Alas, he didn’t win the lottery
Steve Riis, a 15-handicapper from Hammonton, N.J., had the following happen to him on one day in July:Ã¯¿½ Received a last-minute invitation to play Pine Valley Golf Club, ranked No. 1 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.Ã¯¿½ Aced the 130-yard eighth hole on the club’s short course.Ã¯¿½ Aced the 137-yard 10th hole on the main course.Ã¯¿½ Met his pregnant wife at the doctor’s office and learned that, after three years of trying to have children with no luck, they were going to have twins.
Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Riis. Come again soon….
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Wow that is amazing. Maybe I should drop by there when I get out of college and stop being broke. It is a beautiful course though. Like the site.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit Pine Valley twice and play the main course three times and the 10-holer twice.
I agree with what you say, Robert, it’s close to golfing perfection. Firstly, from the time you enter the property to the time you leave, it’s all about the golf. The staff make you feel extremely welcome and cannot do enough to help you.
The golf course is phenominal, jaw dropping views from the tees mesmorise you, overwhelm and intimidate in equal measure. There are some famous holes, 5, 7, 10, 13 etc and some unsung hereos like the fourth, 12th and 16th. There are no weak holes and I don’t know any other course that can hold that boast.
The accommodation is simple yet all you need for a golfing experience. The shower pressure knocks you off your feet and the food is great.
What more do you need?