A Quick Nine: Best course 'tree names' in golf

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Oakmont Country Club made our list of, 'best courses with a tree in its name.'
T.J. Auclair, Interactive Producer

Series: A Quick Nine

Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 10:28 a.m.

Here at PGA.com, the crew has been traveling quite a bit lately. With travel comes a lot of down time on airplanes and plenty of time to think… sometimes too much thinking, to be honest.

With that, we thought up a doozy for this week's, "A Quick Nine." Have you ever noticed how many courses in this country have trees in their name? Places like Pine Valley, Cypress Point and Oak Hill, to name a few?

Our question to you is: What course with a tree in it's name is the best?

Check out the best answers we received below.

Also, we have a new enhancement to our, "A Quick Nine," features. If it so happens that you've played one of the courses mentioned, please click on the course name. It will take you to a page dedicated to that course where you can leave a review. Hopefully your reviews will encourage others to get out there and knock it around!

1. Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, Miss. The Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course has received rave reviews since it opened in 2006.

Facebook fan quote:

"Fallen Oak. There actually IS a Fallen Oak at Fallen Oak -- to the right of the 18th fairway." -- Brian Robin

2. Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. Recognized as, "the oldest top-ranked course in the U.S., Oakmont is one of the most special gold destinations you'll ever visit. It opened in 1903 and has hosted a total of nine U.S. Opens -- more than any other course; three PGA Championships; five U.S. Amateurs; and two U.S. Women's Opens.

Facebook fan quote:

"Oakmont." -- Shaun Spreen

3. Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines hosts a PGA Tour event every year and will forever be known for the incredible 2008 U.S. Open and the sudden-death playoff where Tiger Woods eventually topped a hard-fighting Rocco Mediate.

Facebook fan quote:

"Torrey Pines." -- Marti Rosendahl Cobb

4. Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colo. Located in the Rocky Mountains, Castle Pines is the former home of The International on the PGA Tour, which was the only Tour event that used the Stableford scoring system.

Facebook fan quote:

"Castle Pines Golf Club. I feel special being able to work there everyday. Best customer service in the country, just ask a member." -- Cody Mullen

5. Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, N.J. Let's put it this way -- people have said it's better than Augusta National and in 2009, Pine Valley was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and the world by Golf Magazine's Top 100.

Facebook fan quote:

"No question Pine Valley." -- Tony Montovano

6. Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. This gem located in Atlanta is a Robert Trent Jones/Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. It's all the course you can hadle, too.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga." -- Dan Putman

"Peachtree Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga. (designed by Bobby Jones opened in 1948)." -- Jennifer Johnson

7. Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. If you haven't been, you need to get there. This destination should be on every golfer's bucket list.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Pinehurst! The Golf Capital of America!" -- Corey Johnson

"Just played Pinehurst #2 for the first time a few weeks ago and it's spectacular. The changes they've made to that course are awesome." -- Patrick Shanley

8. Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. The course is well known around the world for a set of three holes that play along the Pacific Ocean: the 15th, 16th and 17th, which are regularly rated among the best golf holes in the world.

Facebook fan quote:

"Cypress Point has to be the best, although not many will have been lucky enough have been there." -- Marc Landry

9. Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla. This course has hosted a U.S. Amateur, a PGA Championship and a Senior PGA Championship. Several PGA Tour and Champions Tour players call it home.

Facebook fan quote:

"Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla." -- Jeremy Lake