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]
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket to The Masters, congratulations. Its an honor to be part of the action at Augusta National and its a lot of fun to plan your visit to golf’s most prestigious event. While the Masters website is a great resource, we also have put together our list of must-do’s while attending the event. To start, I’ll begin by saying that….
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….
Despite the rather commonly used name of Stonewall Golf Club, there are very few golf clubs (not a country club, to be sure) in the world that have managed to get every aspect of the golfing experience absolutely as right as has Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson, PA. Stonewall exudes understated elegance. The club entrance is subtle, the entrance drive pastoral, the clubhouse and associated outbuildings authentic stonybatter construction. As….
Almost inconceivably, North Carolina is an underrated golf destination despite its wide range of world class venues, the Pinehurst factor and its incredible genteel hospitality. Having traveled to North Carolina for a Spring golf trip for some twenty five years, we are still checking off courses in the state’s Top 100 list (an amazingly bold ranking for in state courses) and have yet to be disappointed. For 2012, we again….
Trump National Philadelphia is a great golf course that is challenging and well routed. The terrain shares characteristics with that of Pine Valley as they are only about a mile apart, which makes for a very cool experience. The Fazio design utilizes the natural sloping terrain and many of the holes have elevated tee shots and elevated greens which adds to the difficulty. The tee shots put a premium on….
Good Golf and Civil War History Converge When the evil Nor’easter Athena crashed ashore and unleashed snow in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, our trip to play LuLu Country Club and Springdale Country Club and then take in the Princeton v. Cornell hockey game required a quick strike Plan B. From our weather center in western Pennsylvania, the nearest point of relief, while still maintaining an acceptable level of adventure,….
Pronghorn Resort is officially listed as being located in Bend, Oregon, but it is really quite remote from any identifiable point of civilization. To illustrate, we touched down in Portland and took the road less travelled through the Columbia River Gorge (breathtaking), turned south in the town of Hood River and circled the foothills of Mt. Hood (awe-inspiring), then sliced through the high desert of central Oregon and reached the….
Continuing a multi-generational tradition, our eightsome heads for North Carolina Wednesday April 6. The CCNC Tradition began forty years ago when I accompanied my fathers good friend Charlie Kunkle (U.S. Amateur Semifinalist 1956 & Masters Participant) and their buddies to Pinehurst and one of the first, and most well designed and laid out, gated communities. Known as “The Safari” group, these men of the Greatest Generation lived large at CCNC where they….
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 from Wednesday’s practice round and par-3 contest. Stay tuned for a full article about our day and a list of the best vantage points at Augusta National.
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 of golf’s greatest. Henry Picard became the head professional in 1934, and during his tenure won the both the Masters and the PGA Championship in 1939. His success contributed to the popularity of Hershey, which hosted the 1940 PGA Championship….