Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

The South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club has played a pivotal role in the history of the game of golf. Not only is it one of the most historic championship golf venues in the… [more]

Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

Pittsburgh Field Club

  Pittsburgh Field Club is located in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh right next door to Fox Chapel Golf Club. One of the oldest country clubs in Pittsburgh, PFC was founded… [more]

Pittsburgh Field Club Pittsburgh Field Club

Eugene Country Club and Bandon Dunes

First the superlatives; Oregon is a stunningly beautiful State and we have only covered Portland, the Columbia River Valley, Mount Hood, Bend, Eugene and parts west to Bandon Dunes … [more]

Eugene Country Club and Bandon Dunes Eugene Country Club and Bandon Dunes

The Vero Beach Golf Scene

In March of 1969, the golf development visionary E. Llwyd Eccelstone acquired 3,200 acres just north of Vero beach proper that encompassed a vast swath of beachfront, Indian Riverfront… [more]

The Vero Beach Golf Scene The Vero Beach Golf Scene

Hershey Country Club (West)

Designed in 1930 by Maurice McCarthy, Hershey Country Club West was once referred to as the golf capital of America. The first two head professionals of the Club happened to be two… [more]

Hershey Country Club (West) Hershey Country Club (West)

Los Angeles Country Club (North)

We were lucky enough to start our 2016 golf season at Los Angeles Country Club's North Course on what was now our third trip to Los Angeles since starting ROP in 2011. In 2012 we played… [more]

Los Angeles Country Club (North) Los Angeles Country Club (North)

Rolling Rock Club – Time Stands Still

Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania remains the absolute embodiment of class and elegance as when Richard Beatty Mellon founded it in 1917. Rolling Rock is an hours drive from… [more]

Rolling Rock Club – Time Stands Still Rolling Rock Club - Time Stands Still

National Golf Links of America

Charles Blair MacDonald founded National Golf Links of America in 1908 after careful study of the golf courses of the British Isles. He then set out to build a world class golf course… [more]

National Golf Links of America National Golf Links of America

Old Elm Club: Exploring Chicago’s Ultimate Hidden Gem

Old Elm Club in Highland Park, IL is a top flight hidden gem. Having undergone a meticulous and thoroughly informed restoration at the hands of J. Drew Rogers, ASGCA, Old Elm is an… [more]

Old Elm Club: Exploring Chicago’s Ultimate Hidden Gem Old Elm Club: Exploring Chicago's Ultimate Hidden Gem

Longue Vue Club

Longue Vue Club is a classic Golden Age course that adds to the impressive list of golf courses in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The historic club is comprised of a world famous clubhouse… [more]

Longue Vue Club Longue Vue Club

Photos: The Masters 2015

We were fortunate enough to spend a couple days at Augusta National Golf Club last week to check out this year's Masters tournament and explore the golf course. Below are some pictures… [more]

Photos: The Masters 2015 Photos: The Masters 2015

Pablo Creek Golf Club: A Course Created with a Broad Vision

The notion of building golf courses in remote areas free of real estate subdivisions and unnatural intrusions has been the most welcomed concept in the modern age of the sport with… [more]

Pablo Creek Golf Club: A Course Created with a Broad Vision Pablo Creek Golf Club: A Course Created with a Broad Vision

Courses Added to the Playlist in 2014

Although I have traveled farther and wider in past years and played many more courses new to my life list, 2014 was a year that featured tremendous diversity and interesting travelogues.… [more]

Courses Added to the Playlist in 2014 Courses Added to the Playlist in 2014

Winter Escape to Indian Creek

There are certain aspects of great golf experiences that make them more memorable than others. Typically a unique setting, good conditions, a variety of shots and good company make… [more]

Winter Escape to Indian Creek Winter Escape to Indian Creek

Upcoming Trip: Indian Creek

We're off to Southern Florida on Thursday for a long weekend of golf. It'll be our first trip of 2015, and we're looking forward to escaping the winter weather here in the Northeast.… [more]

Upcoming Trip: Indian Creek Upcoming Trip: Indian Creek

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Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

| 12.29.2016 | 0 Comments

The South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club has played a pivotal role in the history of the game of golf. Not only is it one of the most historic championship golf venues in the world, but it is also an interesting study in the evolution of golf architecture. Donald Ross designed the course in 1918 after careful study of the courses built in Scotland by legendary Old Tom Morris…..

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Pittsburgh Field Club

| 12.15.2016 | 0 Comments

  Pittsburgh Field Club is located in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh right next door to Fox Chapel Golf Club. One of the oldest country clubs in Pittsburgh, PFC was founded in 1892. The original Club was located in Homewood adjacent to the Frick Mansion until 1922 when Donald Ross was hired to build the course we know today in Fox Chapel. Interestingly enough, Henry Clay Frick was very….

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Eugene Country Club and Bandon Dunes

| 11.12.2016 | 0 Comments

First the superlatives; Oregon is a stunningly beautiful State and we have only covered Portland, the Columbia River Valley, Mount Hood, Bend, Eugene and parts west to Bandon Dunes Eugene Country Club is a wonderful place and golf course. Friendly, welcoming staff and Members combined with playing behind the Oregon Men’s team and in front of the Women’s team made for a very special experience. The Eugene to Bandon drive….

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Toftrees Golf Resort

| 05.23.2011 | 0 Comments

Toftrees Golf Resort – State College, PA Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, Pennsylvania is an often overlooked and underrated gem.  Designed by the prolific Edmund Ault in 1968, Toftrees is a wonderful layout with clever routing over rolling terrain.   Right form the start, on the opening tee shot an interesting experience is foreshadowed by a generous fairway with a dramatic uphill ridge at the 230 yard mark.  The….

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Baltusrol Golf Club – Lower Course

| 11.11.2012 | 1 Comments

The Lower Course at Baltusrol is up there with the best in the world not only in design caliber but in championship history caliber as well. It is a true test of golf in a one of a kind setting. After starting my day on the Upper Course, I didn’t think it could get much better but it absolutely did as I walked the fairways at one A.W. Tillinghast’s best….

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Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Golf Club

| 03.26.2013 | 0 Comments

Despite the seemingly limitless growth of the urban footprint of Orlando, hidden refuges manage to reveal a more natural environment and offer chances to capture memorable flora, fauna and wildlife in the mind and in pictures. Although a massive commercial development borders the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Golf Club on three sides, the beauty of the golf course is greatly enhanced by its other adjoiner, the Shingle Creek management area…..

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