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Landmand is a must visit for any golfer seeking adventure, stimulating strategic golf holes, views for miles and possibly the wildest land & greens you’ve ever seen. Highly recommend staying for at least 2 rounds to fully take it all in.
One of Wisconsin’s very best private clubs, Be sure to bring your A-game and camera for this majestic ride through the forest at Minocqua Country Club.
The most highly anticipated course development of our time just might be The Lido, a private club adjacent to Sand Valley Golf Resort that’s being built as a carbon copy of the world’s greatest ever NLE golf course.
My first trip to Milwaukee Country Club shattered all expectations and proved why this is one of the most treasured properties in all of Wisconsin.
For years I’ve dreamt of flying a drone over Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin, and last month finally got the opportunity as part of the WSGA’s Wisconsin Captured project.
The state’s newest putting course, the Craig Haltom designed Dance Floor at Geneva National looks forward to hosting the WSGA State Putting Championship this coming Thursday, August 25.
One of the top handful of golf courses in the state of Mississippi, Shell Landing is a gorgeous parkland track with terrific strategic playability, great shot values and long, beautiful site lines.
This scenic property on the south shore of Lake Geneva has undergone a terrific renovation, and will challenge golfers of all levels.
The Glen Golf Park has been re-imagined into a much more fun track than than the one I played growing up, and has given Madison municipal golf a shot in the arm.
Over 30,000 annuals are planted every Spring on the famed Flower Hole at SentryWorld, and the result is mesmerizing.
Kiva Dunes’ challenging layout, awesome green complexes, windswept topography and beachside property lend it a memorable coastal vibe that’s everything I dream of when visiting down south, and its links-like design makes it truly unique to the region.
The Club at Lac La Belle is a textbook example of a complete redesign to save a classic, treasured Wisconsin gem made possible by a talented architect and passionate investor.
A quick 15-minute shuttle ride from the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa/Brainerd, MN, The Preserve offers fabulous Northwoods golf with stunning elevated tee shots and interesting hole layouts.
Designed by Minnesota-based architect Joel Goldstrand and debuted in 1990, The Pines course is Grand View Lodge’s premier golf experience and currently weighs in at #4 on GolfWeek’s Top Public Courses in Minnesota rankings.
One of Minnesota and the Brainerd area’s top resorts, Grand View Lodge is the perfect Midwest getaway for you and your golf buddies or family.
My first trip to Bandon Dunes confirmed what I had heard all along – that it is among the very best places for golf on the planet. By Brian Murphy.
Written by Gregg Thompson
Ever dreamt of building your own backyard par 3 golf course? That’s exactly what Gregg Thompson is doing at his home in Kenosha.
Glen Flora Emerging as a Top Private Club on Chicago’s North Shore Thanks to Emergency 9’s Historic Renovation
One of the top hidden gems I’ve found in a while, Glen Flora in Waukegan, IL is emerging as one of the top private club options on the North Shore of the Greater Chicago area, thanks to a thoughtful renovation led by Samuel Beckman of Emergency 9 Golf.
In my first visit to play Erin Hills in 15 years, I re-discovered why it is one of the premier golfing destinations in the entire country.
If the Secret Coast is still a secret to you, give this deep south destination a deeper look. It’s a charming area that leaves visitors feeling welcomed and like they’re getting terrific value, and would make for a fun and unique vacation experience as a buddies’ golf trip, couples getaway or family vacation.
With 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches from Fort Morgan to Florida, high-rise and boutique hotel and condo complexes stretch as far as the drone’s lens can reach in Gulf Shores, AL.
Whether in Gulf Shores or Coastal Mississippi, vacation-goers can expect incredible food in this part of our great country. Shrimps, fish, scallops, oysters and lobster all come from the same shores you’re dining along, and the pricing for such ridiculously fresh and well-prepared cuisine – especially in Mississippi – provides Midwesterners a wonderful sense of value.
Seabrook Island is a charming, low-key vacation spot down the road from more world-famous courses. Its own 36 holes are worth checking out, including the beautiful Robert Trent Jones-designed Crooked Oaks.
A unique par 73 layout fraught with drama and unique minimalistic design, the 2017 addition of the Black course at Streamsong gives this world-class resort a course for all golf enthusiasts.
This Golden Age masterpiece that has undergone a highly successful restoration should be on every Wisconsin golfer’s bucket list. One of the best public golf deals in the state, Lawsonia Links is widely regarded as one of Langford and Moreau’s finest works.
The newest golf course in the Madison area, Pioneer Pointe in Verona is an awesome 13-hole par three track designed by Lohmann Quitno that features great Golden Age designs. This is not your average executive course!
One of what I consider to be the state’s top hidden gems, the Greg Martin designed Glen Erin Golf Club in Janesville is a fantastic daily fee course with incredibly upscale design elements at an affordable price tag, and one of my top 25 public courses in Wisconsin.
With three 18-hole championship courses already open and thriving, and the resort’s 10-year anniversary underway, the time is right for expansion, and this investment in the facility’s infrastructure is a smart, strategic one that will allow guests to play more golf on-site in less time for a more affordable price tag.
Closed for the past 2 seasons, SentryWorld has kept busy preparing for the 2023 US Senior Open, and for a revolutionary new operational model they plan on rolling out upon the course’s reopening in Spring 2022.
The newest golf amenity at Destination Kohler, The Baths at Blackwolf Run is the perfect way to spend an hour or four before, between or following rounds on their championship courses. Designed in partnership between former Pete Dye protege Chris Lutzke and Herb Kohler, Jr., The Baths is an incredibly fun golf experience featuring Golden Age architecture with huge, well-contoured green complexes. This is an absolute must-play for any visitor to Kohler.
As I wrote in my recent stream-of-consciousness entry “The State of the Game of Golf in Wisconsin,” destination golf in the Badger State began in earnest at Blackwolf Run. Development of its Original Championship course marked the start of a long and successful partnership between Herb Kohler and Pete Dye, and proved to be the … Continue reading Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys: Wisconsin’s Best Back 9
The original Sand Valley Course is my favorite at this world-class Wisconsin golf resort that in just 5 short years has made a significant impact on golf in the state of Wisconsin. And this is just the beginning.
When on-site, it’s almost impossible to comprehend that it’s just 15 years old. It’s got all the looks and feels of a historic property that’s been played and refined for centuries. Certainly, no course in America has changed and accomplished more in as short a period of time as Erin Hills, going under the knife regularly to improve the guest and tournament experience in ways both noticeable and strategically long-term…
Under new ownership, Wanaki Golf Course in Menomonee Falls has a renewed, bright future, but yesterday’s round had me thinking mostly of the past at the course I learned to play on.
A deserving top 100 public golf course in the country, and top 3 in the state of Arizona, Quintero Golf Club in Peoria features desert golf at its finest: Challenging and strategic target golf with impeccable conditions, beautiful scenery and some of the most memorable par threes anywhere.
I knew I was in for a treat when I was asked to play Green Bay Country Club, but I had no idea how much of a treat that was going to be.
Green Bay CC is one of the top 3 private golf courses I’ve played in the state.
There’s not a more dramatic course or golf landscape in Wisconsin – not even in Sheboygan.
Green Bay is the best golf course hardly anybody knows about.
My wife and I recently spent a couple nights at Geneva National celebrating our 4-year anniversary.
The brand new Suites at Geneva National were the perfect home base for our weekend getaway, which involved outstanding golf, luxurious and comfortable accommodations, spa treatments and a tremendous culinary experience.
My favorite of the three courses at Medinah Country Club, Course 1 features great design, terrific routing and the best of all worlds: A lot of wide, forgiving fairways with strategic playability, great par 3’s and 5’s and a little bit of tree-lined parkland style thrown in for good measure.
Last month I had a 9 am tee time with my cousin, Frank, at The Club at Lac La Belle. I’d been there earlier in the season, and several other times for preview play and had a good idea of the shots – especially drone shots – I most wanted to get….
Here are some of my favorites.
Bullseye Golf Club is a terrific course to add to the itinerary of a trip to Sand Valley Golf Resort, but as a “Pro tip” I highly recommend playing it before playing Mammoth Dunes. It would be hard to find two more diametrically opposed golf courses…
If you’re a fan of classic parkland courses, Bullseye is well worth the greens fee. The tees, fairways and greens are beautifully manicured, the putting complexes are interesting and quick, and there’s just something about being amongst tall trees and wilderness that’s good for the soul.
David McLay Kidd has designed some of the most vast, fun-filled golf courses of the 21st Century. Beginning with the break-through of all break-throughs, Bandon Dunes in 1999, Kidd has led developments at Nanea Golf Club in Hawaii (2003), the Castle Course at St Andrews (2008), Tetherow in his now home town of Bend, Oregon (2008), Gamble Sands in Washington (2014), and a dozen or so others.
His philosophy on golf course design sits in perfect harmony with Keiser’s on resorts; David McLay Kidd was destined to play a part in Sand Valley.
I have always gone back and forth between Milwaukee and Pine Hills as the state’s top private club.
Why hasn’t the rest of the golfing world, even in-state, done the same?
A top 3-rated golf course design project in the world in 2020, June 20, 2020’s grand opening of The Club at Lac La Belle is sure to be a momentous occasion for the Oconomowoc course with roots to the 1890’s and some of the game’s greatest competitive players. Course architect Craig Haltom’s work is sure to impress the golf world with bold design, great visuals and amazing green complexes. Look for it to break in to the state’s top 10 public courses quickly.
One of the top 100 overall golf courses in the country, Black Sheep Golf Club outside of Chicago, Illinois, is a men’s only private club with a fantastic logo and an even better golf course.
Boasting 27 holes of linksy David Esler designed golf, owner Vince Solano has successfully developed an out-of-this-world-good golf experience with an out-in-the-boondocks feel, still somehow near enough to the city limits.
One of the top private club experiences in the state of Wisconsin, Blue Mound Golf & Country Club boasts a top 200 golf course designed by one of the industry’s true legends, Seth Raynor.
Blue Mound’s 93-year-old course is highlighted by some fantastic Raynor/Macdonald template holes and especially by the area’s biggest and best green complexes.
It had been since March 2012 since I last played The Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin, and every year at the Milwaukee Golf Expo I’d see Andy and the guys and tell them I’ll find my way back to re-photograph and play the course in more ideal conditions. It’s been one of those reviews that bothered … Continue reading Updated Golf Course Review: The Bog (linked)
Some still and video shots from a beautiful 36-hole day spent at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake, WI. May 2019.
The journey of Mistwood Golf Club over the past 20 years has been well documented and for good reason: This is a fantastic public golf destination and an incredibly well run operation. The first thing you’ll notice at Mistwood is its facilities. The bag drop is just outside the pro shop, downstairs from their Scottish-style … Continue reading Mistwood Golf Club (IL)
Early-season rates and fantastic course conditions make THIS WEEK the perfect time to play Whistling Straits’ Straits course.
My updated review of the Brute course at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A classic Midwest golf course with tons of history, Brute-ishly large design features and a new transportation option unique in Wisconsin: GolfBoarding.
Golf Course Review: The Preserve at Oak Meadows (IL).
Greg Martin’s recently reopened redesign of Oak Meadows (fka “Soaked Meadows”) plays a terrific role in water retention/utility… While being an awesome Illinois golf course.
My review of the beautiful Gary Player designed (and recently redesigned) Cougar Point golf course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, SC.
The 3rd and newest golf course at Sand Valley Golf Resort, Mammoth Dunes is pure golf on a gigantic scale that puts David McLay Kidd’s architectural genious on full display.
The perfect complement to the championship golf experience at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, Wisconsin, the Sandbox is a beautiful 17-hole par 3 course designed by golf design legends Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
I briefly discuss the Sandbox here, documenting and photographing it during its opening day on May 1, 2018.
My review of The Oconee Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA.
I’m told the best time to visit Reynolds is paired with a trip to The Masters – I hope to do that someday!
The Oconee and Great Waters courses are truly travel-worthy tracks at this Georgia gem.
Following a tour of the newly renovated No. 2 course with Rees Jones, we were treated to an out-of-this-world golf experience at Medinah Country Club’s Course 3 – one of the country’s greatest major event hosts.
A sneak peak of 6 holes of David McLay Kidd’s Mammoth Dunes design at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, WI
The 117th US Open at Erin Hills has been years in the making, and in just two days will tee off excitement and intrigue here in America’s heartland
An introduction to Rees Jones’s newly renovated Course 2 at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago, IL.
A wonderful media day experience with Rees Jones and the accommodating staff of Medinah CC on May 24, 2017.
This trend-setting new course is set to debut in Summer, 2017.
Site of our first 27 holes while at Reynolds Plantation last month, The National is a very well-designed Tom Fazio track with three distinct nines: The Ridge, Cove and Bluff.
My review of Jack Nicklaus’s beautiful Great Waters course at Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. The back nine features some of the most picturesque holes in the Southeast.
After staying at the Marriott Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort in Birmingham/Hoover, AL this week, I took the opportunity to stay an extra day to check out my first Robert Trent Jones golf course: RTJ at Ross Bridge. This is a phenomenal golf course – long, too, at 8,191 yards from the tips! It’s actually the 5th longest golf course in the world.
My wife, Kelly, and I got married at North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls on September 24 and left Wisconsin the following Monday for South Carolina for a much needed and enjoyable honeymoon. The deal was that I would get to play two rounds of golf on our honeymoon. I took full advantage with rounds at the … Continue reading Kiawah Island, Osprey Point (SC)
Kiawah Island, Ocean Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #3 US public, #1 South Carolina, #20 US top 100, #44 worldGolfWeek: #1 South Carolina, #8 resort, #15 US modernGolf.com: #1 South Carolina, #6 US public, #50 world, #25 US top 100 Designer: Pete Dye (1991) The Ocean course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has always been a … Continue reading Kiawah Island, Ocean Course (SC)
A full 18-hole review of the brand new Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, Wisconsin – site of the 2016 Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer’s Cup and set to open in Spring, 2017 to coincide with the US Open at Erin Hills
Following a tour of the front nine at last year’s Sand Valley media day, a reference to the Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup was made to which Mike Keiser, Jr. immediately replied: “Can we host next year’s event here!?” The Writers Cup alternates between Wisconsin and Illinois courses each year, with last year’s event played at … Continue reading 2016 Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup at Sand Valley Golf Resort
Even though I was very impressed with the course the first time I played Milwaukee Country Club, I then played Pine Hills a handful of times since then and in my mind moved Pine Hills ahead of Milwaukee. It had been a few years since the last time I played Wisconsin’s most prestigious private golf … Continue reading Milwaukee Country Club Takes Back #1 Spot
Interest in the Sand Valley project in Rome, Wisconsin is palpable. The article I wrote on America’s next great golf destination following their August, 2015 media day has now become the most popular course review I have ever written, and I literally get asked several times a week about the resort’s progress. That progress has been rolling along smoothly, and … Continue reading Sand Valley: Preview Play Now Open!
Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” did a nine-minute feature on the progress of Gil Hanse’s Black course at Streamsong Resort in Streamsong, Florida last week: Golf Channel Morning Drive: Streamsong Black Feature (12/9/15) The Black course will be the third 18-hole course at Streamsong, which burst on to the national/international golf scene in 2012 with the Red … Continue reading Streamsong Resort: Hanse’s Black Course is on Track
By this time, I’m pretty certain the majority of golf enthusiasts in and around the state of Wisconsin have heard a few things about Mike Keiser’s ongoing project in Rome, Wisconsin, named Sand Valley. The first course, being designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is scheduled to open to founding members in 2016 and … Continue reading Sand Valley Golf Resort: In Case You’ve Been Living in a Cave
Lawsonia’s Links Course: The Langford Shield and William Langford’s Contributions to Golf Course Design
The Langford Shield Golf Tournament: The Langford Shield golf tournament on the Links course at Lawsonia in Green Lake, Wisconsin, was created last year to honor the significant contributions made to golf course architecture by the legendary golf course design team of William Langford and Theodore Moreau. The Links course at Lawsonia is perhaps the … Continue reading Lawsonia’s Links Course: The Langford Shield and William Langford’s Contributions to Golf Course Design
Pumpkin Ridge, Witch Hollow Rankings: Golf Digest: #8 OregonGolfWeek: #151 US Modern Courses Designer: Bob Cupp (1992) Most golf enthusiasts are familiar with the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge for a number of reasons: It opened in 1992 as one of the top two new courses in the country; it still hosts an annual … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Pumpkin Ridge, Witch Hollow (OR)
One of my favorite golf courses in the Gulf Shores area, Peninsula has terrific conditions and 27 holes of Earl Stone designed golf.
Streamsong’s Red course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, was named by Golf Digest as the number one new course in the country in 2013, and Streamsong’s resort has thrived over the past two years to become the country’s hottest golf destination. The Red course ends in fantastic fashion, with a sensational par three sixteenth over … Continue reading Great Golf Holes: Streamsong, Red Course #18 (FL)
Packers vs. Bears. Brewers vs. Cubs. Badgers vs. Fighting Illini. Tollways and terrible traffic vs. free highways and backroads. Wisconsin and Illinois folks don’t always get along, but we do all love golf. For the past twenty years, golf writers from Wisconsin have contested golf writers from Illinois in the annual “Writer’s Cup,” a 27-hole … Continue reading Golf Course Review: The Chicago Highlands Club (IL)
One of my favorite golf holes in all of Wisconsin is the par three seventh on the Links course at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia. Lawsonia has earned high acclaim from the media for decades, and in the past year has held steady as one of Wisconsin’s very best, including: Golf Digest # 12 in … Continue reading Great Golf Holes: Lawsonia, Links #7
In 2013, Oliphant Vice President of Golf Management and Project Development, Craig Haltom, contacted Mike Keiser about a piece of land in remote Central Wisconsin that he just had to check out. Keiser, the prolific developer behind Bandon Dunes, Cabot Cliffs and other ongoing international golf resort projects, works closely with the Wisconsin-based Haltom and trusted his … Continue reading Sand Valley: The Next Big Thing is [Almost] Here
With the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits for the third time in 2015, I lept at the opportunity this year to take part in it. North Hills Country Club, where I have been a member for the past three years, teamed up this year with Tuckaway Country Club to marshal the fourteenth hole. I have never volunteered … Continue reading PGA Championship Volunteering Experience at Whistling Straits
It is the Mecca of the American golf world, and the formula that has inspired remote golf destination resorts across the globe. It is the brainchild of Chicago businessman Mike Keiser, and the home of our nation’s number two, seven, twelve and fourteenth rated public golf courses and three of Golf.com’s top 100 courses in the world. It … Continue reading Golf Destination: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (OR)
It’s here – today is day one of the PGA Championship week at Whistling Straits! The weather in Kohler, Wisconsin has been waffling between overcast and rainy, and sunny and perfect, but practice rounds are being played today and tomorrow until 7:30 pm CST. I will be making the trip up to the Straits tomorrow after … Continue reading PGA Championship Week at Whistling Straits
Last night, I was looking through pictures of my trip from Bandon while putting together my golf destination review, and I came across two massive video files: One from Monday and one from Tuesday of my buddy Greg and my recent golf trip to Bandon Dunes. Curious about what these could be (one was almost … Continue reading The Bandon Dunes Golf Experience: Video Journal
Bandon Dunes Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #7 US public, #37 US top 100, #33 toughest, #2 OregonGolfWeek: #8 US modern, #5 US resort, #2 OregonGolf.com: #8 US public, #63 world, #34 US top 100, #2 Oregon Designer: David McLay Kidd (1999) Bandon Dunes was my first experience playing a David McLay Kidd course, which I … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Bandon Dunes (OR)
Bandon Trails completes the triad of course types at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, being an absolutely world-class inland Coore/Crenshaw designed course that feels extraordinarily different from anything else on the property.
A throw-back masterpiece designed by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina, Old Macdonald is challenging links golf on one of the most beautiful plots of land you’ll find in America.
As a marshal for the upcoming PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, I have had access at times to discounted tee times at the Kohler courses, including the Irish course at Whistling Straits, the Straits (last season), the River course (last season) and the Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run. Seven friends of mine and I … Continue reading Golf Course Photography: Whistling Straits, Irish Course
Located less than 30 minutes northwest of Portland’s city center, Pumpkin Ridge is a beautiful golf venue that has played host to many big-time championship golf moments throughout the years, including David Duval’s win in the 1993 Nike Tour Championship, Tiger Woods’ final amateur championship and others including the Safeway Classic, Women’s Open Championship, US Girls’ Junior Championship, the US … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Pumpkin Ridge, Ghost Creek (OR)
Pacific Dunes Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #2 US public, #18 US top 100, 18 toughest, #1 OregonGolfWeek: #2 US modern, #1 US resort, #1 OregonGolf.com: #1 US public, #20 world, #12 US top 100, #1 Oregon Designer: Tom Doak (2001) While the course measures only 6,633 yards from the tips, extreme thought should be put … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Pacific Dunes (OR)
With the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in the books, Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania is now on deck, and then Wisconsin’s very own Erin Hills is in the hole as upcoming sites of our nation’s greatest golf championship. Each year leading up to the 2017 US Open, Erin Hills Golf Course hosts the media day … Continue reading US Open Media Day: Erin Hills Golf Course
This year’s US Open from Chambers Bay is one of the most anticipated in recent history. The course, only eight years old, is the first hosting site of our country’s greatest golf tournament in the Pacific Northwest and very different from anything we have seen before. Links golf at its very best, Chambers Bay is … Continue reading 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay: Course Photography/Review
Located in Perdido Key, Florida, Lost Key Golf Club is an easy 15-minute drive from the eastern Gulf Shores area of Alabama, and one heck of a test of accurate golf. An Arnold Palmer signature design that opened to the public in 2006, I had heard prior to our Gulf Shores trip from several golf enthusiast friends … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Lost Key Golf Club (FL)
Streamsong Resort, Red Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #18 US public, #100 US greatest overall, #4 FloridaGolfWeek: #30 US modern, #2 Florida public, #12 US resortGolf.com: #52 US top 100, #12 US public, #2 Florida public Designer: Bill Coore, Ben Crensaw (2012) From the moment you turn on to the several mile long driveway of the extensively … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Streamsong, Red Course (FL)
An Arnold Palmer designed golf facility originally opened in 1987, the Cotton Creek course at Craft Farms was the property’s original track that was expanded in 1993 with the addition of Cypress Bend. The Gulf Shores of Alabama is a terrific golfing destination for its high overall quality of courses, great value and a really fun environment … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (AL)
Streamsong, Blue Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #24 US public, #6 FloridaGolfWeek: #43 US modern, #3 Florida public, #14 US resortGolf.com: #62 US top 100, #16 US public, #3 Florida public Designer: Tom Doak (2012) The Blue course at Streamsong, designed by Tom Doak and opened for public play in 2013, is the nation’s 24th best public course … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Streamsong, Blue Course (FL)
Bandon. Dunes. For years, I have looked at the website (Bandon Dunes website) and dreamed of the day when I can get there and play golf at the Mecca of American public golf courses. A lot of the guys at my home course North Hills Country Club have been to Bandon, and they all rave … Continue reading Upcoming Golf Trip: Bandon Dunes (OR)
Kiva Dunes Course Rankings: GolfWeek: #4 Alabama publicGolf.com: #2 Alabama public Designer: Jerry Pate (1995) The former number one rated golf course in the state of Alabama, Kiva Dunes was unquestionably the course I was most looking forward to playing during our buddies’ golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama. I am a ratings … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Kiva Dunes (AL)
Last week, my girlfriend Kelly and I had the opportunity to check out the hottest new golf destination in the world: Streamsong Resort near Bowling Green, Florida. In their third year of operation, Streamsong became eligible this year for the semi-annual “Best-of” lists for both Golf Digest and GolfWeek. Their rankings in both, as well as … Continue reading Golf Destination: Streamsong Resort (FL)
Our buddies’ golf trip to the Gulf Shores of Alabama started out as most do: A few of my married friends were somehow able to come up with a weekend that would work for everyone, and needed one more buddy to round out their foursome. I have been working on branching out more from the Midwest golf scene, … Continue reading Buddies Golf Trip Destination: Gulf Shores (AL)
The Dismal River Club, Doak Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #2 Nebraska GolfWeek: #23 US modern Designer: Tom Doak (2013) The Tom Doak course at Dismal River Golf Club in Mullen, Nebraska opened this past year to tremendous national acclaim. The newest of the world-class courses in the Sand Hills region was named by Golf Digest … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Dismal River Club, Doak Course (NE)
The Harvester Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #42 US public, #1 Iowa GolfWeek: #99 US modern, #1 Iowa public Golf.com: #55 US public, #1 Iowa public Designer: Keith Foster (2000) This past summer, Brian Weis (owner/operator of GolfTrips, GolfWisconsin and 40-plus other golf-related websites) and I had the magnificent opportunity to attend a market trip to The … Continue reading Golf Course Review: The Harvester (IA)
Ever since I was a kid growing up in Hartland, I always wanted to play Westmoor Country Club. I passed by it every time I went to Brookfield Square or Milwaukee, and the view up the par three fifth and down the fairway of the adjacent fourth always whet my appetite to see what this … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Westmoor Country Club