Tons of debate — more to come

There have been tons of comments on a couple of posts lately — something I really appreciate. The site is meant to be interactive, especially something like my Top 10 lists. The Tom McBroom list, and the note on Scarboro GC garnered a lot of attention and reader response, something I’m really enjoying.

Just so G4G readers can get thinking, I’ll do my Top 10 Doug Carrick list this Friday (I’ve already written it, but am tinkering…) and will follow it up with a Top 10 comparison list on Dec. 22 as my last post prior to Christmas.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Just having perused both portfolios, I think McBroom is stronger 1 through 10, but Carrick is stronger on the top end of things…Eagle’s Nest, Osprey Heathland and Hoot, Bigwin, haven’t seen Muskoka Bay but all indications are that it is very good.

  • While you’re on the architect thing why not a top-10 list for Graham Cooke. He’s won Golf Digest’s Best New Course in Canada three times in the last six years . . . and his Fox Creek GC near Moncton NB, which I would think will be up for Best New for 2007, has an excellent shot at winning it . . .

  • I’d have to see whether there are 10 Graham Cooke courses I’ve liked that much — let’s see, Dakota Dunes, Glen Arbor, Hunters Pointe, Willow Valley, Fox Harb’r — maybe there is. Interesting. I’ll do a list and then compare the three after the holidays.

  • Thanks for the McBroom list, Robert. I’ve only played a couple of McBroom courses, and I didn’t like them very much, and couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. I much preferred the few Carrick courses I’ve played, and thought he was clearly the better designer. But then I saw your list and realized that I hadn’t played any of McBroom’s “top ten”, so maybe I’ve been unfair to him. I should play a few of what are conmsidered his best. On the other hand, the few Carrick courses I’ve played (including Copper Creek and the Osprey Valley courses) I thought were excellent…so TM will have to make a big jump up for me.

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