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….
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….
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….
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: ….
Indian Creek Country Club May 21, 2011 Indian Creek Country Club is one of the most unique places in the United States. Located on its own island in the inter-coastal waterways of Miami, FL, Indian Creek features a William Flynn designed golf course and a clubhouse designed by Maurice Fatio. Also on the island are thirty-two very high end homes, which are owned by notable people such as Julio Iglesias,….
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 is that the course feels and looks natural and the design and routing match the surrounding environment. The “Dune” does not give the impression of massive earth moving and site work upheaval despite the fact that such a large scale undertaking….
History abounds at Bedford Springs Resort, but its recent return to magnificence is unmatched in the golf and hospitality industry. At the turn of the new millennium, Bedford Springs was a deserted eyesore that gave little hint of its spectacular former life or future. The hotel had been closed for over a decade and the broken windows, sagging balconies and filled in pool foreshadowed an almost certain demolition. After years….
by: George Wolfe Mere minutes from downtown Richmond, The Country Club of Virginia, James River course, is a peaceful, pastoral golf club in the top echelon of courses in the country. CCVA-James River is a great example of why on should take course rankings as someone else’s thinking and seek out such destinations with rich histories. Although William Flynn’s original design waas greatly altered over the decades, it has be faithfully restored….
Mid Ocean Club is a classic Golden Age golf course designed by the great Charles Blair MacDonald in 1921. Located in Tucker Town, Bermuda, the course is situated on some of the most scenic property on the entire island, featuring famous design elements such as the Biarritz, Redan, Cape and Eden. C.B. MacDonald showed his mastery, routing these holes in a manner that makes use of both the natural lay of the….