you're chuckin' crazy Dan. First, Pickard being the best course in the state is highly debateable. Sure, it's a great course, but the best of over 100?
Second, Big Creek isn't a monster, hole 11 is. You can play the front nine out there in like 35 minutes.
Third, the poll results speak for itself. North, (or East) = better than south.
Fourth, like Shane said, Ewing is a non-factor. I've lived here since June of 2005, and I've played maybe 2 rec rounds there. So that leaves you with Waterworks, which sucks, Crivaro, a short niner that ain't done yet, Greenwood, which ain't done yet, or a 30 minute haul to Pickard.