Thanks to all of the new social media outlets, mainly Snapchat, it’s easy to keep up with many of the younger PGA Tour players. The world started to take notice when Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman shared their spring break trip to Bakers Bay. Ever since, the golf world has taken notice that these guys share a lot of what they do on a day-to-day basis….
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 and over a thousand acres of wetlands. Despite Vero’s old Florida feel that was literally and figuratively miles from Miami and the Palm Beaches, Eccelstone’s trailblazing work at Lost Tree Village in North Palm gave instant credibility to the John’s Island….
While playing Forsgate Country Club a few years ago, we first discovered the amazing ‘Horseshoe Green’ design that resembles a crater-like shape in the middle of the green. Charles Banks incorporated the horseshoe green design on the 12th green at Forsgate, a version of the famous “Short” design found on many C.B. MacDonald and Seth Raynor layouts. Recently, we discovered a photo of the original 18th green (above) at the Greenbrier’s….
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, the course features classic design elements such as the boomerang green on the first hole, the Redan fourth hole, the Biaritzz type green at the fifth, and a hog’s back fairway on the seventh. In addition to….
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 such bold designs as Sand Hills, Bandon Dunes, Sutton Bay, Bully Pulpit and, more recently, Streamsong. On a much more discreet level, clubs have been founded on this model, but the courses have had good fortune to be constructed….
As per my last post, I spent the day on Thursday, October 29th at Oakmont Country Club. My dad George and I hosted Canadian journalist Robert Thompson and his friend John for what was a great day despite high winds and low temperatures. Nonetheless, it was Robert’s first time at Oakmont and the last of the top then courses that he had seen. The course was in excellent shape,….
Situated along the Conestoga River in Lancaster, Pennsylvania sits Conestoga Country Club, a challenging golf course designed by golf course architect William Gordon who is also known for his work at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. At only 6,400 yards, Conestoga CC presents plenty of challenges for golfers of all skill levels. A careful strategy is required throughout the round as positioning off of the tee is essential to….
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 Canyata. First of all, nobody knows anything about it, and nobody knows where it is. There are no members. There are no people. There is no golf staff. There is no professional. There are no shoes allowed indoors. There’s a locker….