Tucked away off a major interstate down a back road in San Francisco sits one of the most historic golf courses that we have today. If you’re not careful you can easily drive past… [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Designed in 1936 by renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast and renovated in 2008 by Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead, The Black Course has one of the highest slope ratings in the northeast.… [more]
Out beyond the glitter of theme parks and the sprawl of Orlando lies Streamsong Resort. A night time arrival at Streamsong is quite surreal as the only landmarks are a massive dragline… [more]
We set off for Atlanta last week for a couple days of golf and music, both of which we did very well at. We even managed to fit in a visit to the Oakland Cemetery to complete our journey… [more]
Without question, Canyata Golf Club was the most incredible days of golf I’ve ever had. It’s almost impossible to explain the unique experience. Nothing could have prepared me for… [more]
Oakmont Country Club is one of the most historic venues in all of golf. It has played host to eight U.S. Open's, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, two Women's U.S. Opens… [more]
Olympia Fields Country Club is a bastion of championship golf with the North and South Courses offering all one can handle in every facet of shotmaking. The North is a Willie Park design… [more]
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… [more]
Chicago Golf Club, Glen View Club and Olympia Fields Country Club have hosted six U.S. Opens, twelve USGA events in total (including the upcoming 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields),… [more]
Located only a few miles outside of New York City lies Baltusrol Golf Club, a place where many of golf's greats have won major championships throughout the last century. Baltusrol does… [more]
Designed by George C. Thomas in 1927, Riviera Country Club is one of the greatest classic golf courses in the world. Coming it at #22 in Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings,… [more]
While we watch the elite group of top players compete on the PGA Tour every week, it can be easy to overlook the thousands of professionals fighting for their chance to make it to the big stage. Anymore, surviving golf’s ‘developmental tour’ has been made exponentially more difficult. The PGA Tour not only has changed the format of Qualifying school but they have also implemented schedule changes that require players….
Tucked away off a major interstate down a back road in San Francisco sits one of the most historic golf courses that we have today. If you’re not careful you can easily drive past it. San Francisco Golf Club founded in 1915 by A.W. Tillinghast is one of the most exclusive courses west of the Mississippi, if not the entire world. In a recent trip to California, I was fortunate….
One thing every golfer can relate to is the pile of miscellaneous scorecards, tees, ball markers and divot repair tools that accumulate after each round we play. To us, these items are precious commodities that can always be put to use in the next round we play. The result being: a pile of golf “junk” on our dressers, kitchen counters and inevitably our washing machines. Much to our delight, an….
Check out the lyrics that go with the Masters theme song.. wouldn’t be what you’d expect!! Enjoy
Remembrance for Bob Labbance The following is an article from the book Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective that Right On Par blogger George Wolfe wrote in June of 2008. Bob Labbance wrote 17 books on golf and was involved in a number of golf magazines. He was very involved photography, golf architecture and turf management. We would like to remember him for all that he did for the game of golf with this article…..
Three Nines, Three Renowned Designers Alexander H. Findlay is known as the Father of American Golf. Robert Trent Jones is the most prolific golf architect of the post-World War II era. Edmund Ault was one of the most respected golf architects in the ASGCA and had the distinction of being a top amateur golfer of his era. At Centre Hills Country Club, all three of these remarkable golf course designers came together to contribute….
I recently had the pleasure of playing Palmetto Golf Club, which happens to be nestled in the South Carolina pines, just outside of Aiken. Founded in 1892 by New York sportsman Thomas Hitchcock, and later redesigned by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1932 (following his design of Augusta National), Palmetto Golf Club offers a premier golfing experience suitable for all players, regardless of their skill level. From tee to green, Palmetto….
Background In the midst of a metropolitan area of over five million people and mere blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, an island of solitude, beauty and golden age architecture comprises the Indian Creek Country Club. At the point on Miami Beach where 91st Street meets the Intracoastal Waterway, a gate marks the entrance to Indian Creek and the bridge to an unmatched experience in golf and clubhouse architecture. Indian Creek….
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…..
It is hard to name another golf club that compares to Gulph Mills Golf Club. The understated elegance and quiet atmosphere make it the ultimate members golf club. This was my second time playing Gulph Mills Golf Club, I really got the feel for how quiet and low-key the Club is. There have never been tee times nor is there a need to, as the average round is probably about….
Oakmont Country Club Tour 5/29/11 In the previous post – Oakmont Country Club – I gave a tour of the first five holes at Oakmont Country Club. The following is a tour of the par three sixth hole at Oakmont. The green is very challenging, and the landing area is very small. Any shot that lands on the right side of the green feeds immediately left. Missing right makes for….