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

Twisted Dune Golf Club – A Jersey Jem

Twisted Dune Golf Club is a wonderful course full of little pleasures with conditions comparable or exceeding that of any private club. The biggest surprise in playing Twisted Dune… [more]

Twisted Dune Golf Club – A Jersey Jem Twisted Dune Golf Club - A Jersey Jem

Rustic Canyon Golf Club

Located just north of Los Angeles in Moorpark, CA, Rustic Canyon Golf Club is a top-tier public course designed by Gil Hanse. Just as the name insinuates, the course is located in a… [more]

Rustic Canyon Golf Club Rustic Canyon Golf Club

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Eugene Country Club and Bandon Dunes

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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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Social Corner: Fowler, Thomas & Kaufman take Oakmont

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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….

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The Vero Beach Golf Scene

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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….

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Canyata Golf Club

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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….

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Spring Golf Trip 2011 Continues the Tradition

| 04.14.2011 | 1 Comments

This past Wednesday our group set out on a five day trip that included golf at four different places. Ballyhack Country Club in Roanoke, Virginia – Country Club of North Carolina – Southern Pines Golf Club – The Dormie Club As we continue to recap the trip, we have put together some pictures for you – stay tuned for a full write up:              ….

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Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Golf Club

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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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