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….
Architect William Flynn has designed many great golf courses in his time and Lancaster Country Club is certainly one of them. Built in 1919, Lancaster Country Club follows the natural contours of the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. It is a championship venue that features difficult par fours that challenge even the best golfers. The routing of the course is characteristic of the Golden Age of design, as each….
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. We’ll be playing 72 holes in 3 days, with 36 on Saturday, all at Indian Creek Country Club in Surfside. It’s a classic William Flynn design in one of the more unique settings in golf. The course sits on the….
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….
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 in the United States, and with the help of engineer Seth Raynor, was able to incorporate many of the famous design features from Scotland and England such as the Redan, Punchbowl, Cape and Eden into what is now….
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….