What are the top golf courses Cristie Kerr has ever played?
Well, I’ve played on the Pebble Beach Peninsula. And Cypress [Point Club] is right up there. You get the seals kind of barking on the rocks in the water off the coast where you’re playing. I mean, you’ve got the Cypress trees. If you’ve never been there and you’re a guest, you need to tee off at like 7 in the morning. Usually, you can’t see anything because of the fog, so it makes it kind of mysterious. And you don’t warm up. You just go right to the tee and you tee off, and the fog is lifted by the 3rd or 4th hole that you’ve played. It’s kind of hallowed ground for a golfer to be able to play there. Obviously, Pine Needles [in North Carolina]. I won my U.S. Open at Pine Needles. The whole Pinehurst area is really great. That’s golf country.
Overseas, a lot of the Scottish and British courses are kind of the home of golf over there. You know, The Old Course [at St Andrews] is pretty special. Every time you play, you learn something different. Conditions change and it totally changes the golf course. The Old Course is pretty special. We’ve been able to play there twice since 2007. Just the link-style golf [is special]. Another is Royal Birkdale, where we’re playing [the Ricoh Women’s British Open] this year. I haven’t been able to play a lot of the famous ones in Scotland.