I have been waiting for a long while now for Garmin to sort (pun) this out. The Saved Courses list is in alphabetic order - better than random I guess. However on my Edge 800, the order was 'closest first' This makes a lot of sense, especially if you are on a trip comprising a number of courses, and you have quite a lot saved.
The Edge 820 displays Saved locations in the sensible order of closest first - it would be so nice if this could be (an option) for Saved courses too.
Unless of course (pun) I have missed how to achieve this?
This was solved after Firmware 8.0 was released, and several new sorting options for saved courses became available. As of Firmware 9.10 (possibly earlier) the sorting order is also now sticky. There was another discussion of this here forums.garmin.com/.../1066208