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Wisconsin’s Road to Augusta Started Sunday at Beautiful Geneva National
Sunday, May 21’s Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifier at Geneva National was the 1st event of the program’s 2023 tournament season and 19 qualifiers’ 1st step on The Road to Augusta.
Tobacco Road: The Most Magnificent Mike Strantz Mayhem
While this Mike Strantz charmer in the Carolina sandhills may have taken some time to grow in stature and notoriety, it’s arrived. Very few, if any, courses in the country possess the cache it is so thickly steeped in these days, and the playing experience more than backs it up.
The Cradle: Par Three Bliss at Pinehurst
Pinehurst’s take on a short course by Gil Hanse is pure fun, and it’s the perfect add-on to its extensive lineup of outstanding layouts.
Mid Pines: Leading the Way for Great Classic Golf in Pinehurst
Probably my personal favorite of the 5 exceptional courses we played in Pinehurst, Mid Pines is a Golden Age, Donald Ross-designed delight that tugs at the heart strings.
The Mid South Club: A Carolina Sandhills Sleeper
The Mid South Club was a great change-of-pace venue on WiscoGolfAddict’s recent Pinehurst trip, a beautiful, engaging Palmer layout with a laid-back Southern vibe.
Bald Head Blues: At Home in the Carolina Sandhills
While visiting Pinehurst, NC last month we did our absolute best to avoid looking overly touristy these great polos from Bald Head Blues just might have done the trick!
Talamore Golf Club: Rees Jones’ Beautiful Sandhills Design in the Heart of Pinehurst
The New Course at Talamore is a perfect introduction to the Sandhills of North Carolina for first-time visitors: A course with beauty, challenge and score-ability all rolled into one.
Pinehurst No. 4: One of America’s Best Supporting Acts
After an ingenious makeover by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, Pinehurst No. 4 makes a strong case as one of the best layouts in the Carolina Sandhills, and is a must-play on a Pinehurst golf trip.
“Wisconsin Captured” Tees Off at SentryWorld
Last summer I was invited to take part in the WSGA’s big 2023 Marketing initiative: Wisconsin Captured.
Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen: The [Undisputed] Home of American Golf
Earlier this month, WiscoGolfAddict.com Contributing Writers Brian, Troy and I headed down to Pinehurst, North Carolina with our buddy Sam for what would be an epic buddies golf trip.
SilverRock Resort: La Quinta’s Hidden Mountainside Oasis
SilverRock is a solid public option worth visiting while in the Palm Springs area, featuring a stellar mountainside setting and immaculate conditioning.
PGA West (Pete Dye Mountain): A Thrill Ride in the Desert
During a recent trip to Southern California, this property reminded me how brilliant Pete Dye was, and also taught me an important lesson about desert vegetation.
Geneva National Resort: A Great Wisconsin Winter Getaway
Whether during the golf season or Winter, if you’re looking for the perfect in-state getaway I can’t recommend Geneva National Resort & Club enough.
Plum Lake Golf Club: A Historic Northwoods Treasure
This past summer I re-discovered Plum Lake, a Golden Age delight tucked away in the Northwoods, and one of the best 9-hole properties in the state.
West Bend Country Club: The Best Front Nine in Wisconsin
Langford & Moreau’s front nine masterpiece at @westbendcc is an awe-inspiring trek across stunning post-glacial land with some of the best, most wonderfully constructed greens south of @lawsoniagolf, and is one of the #Milwaukee area’s finest golf experiences.
Bandon Trails: Golf’s Greatest Hike
This Coore/Crenshaw marvel is the only inland course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, an epic journey through nature complete with compelling architecture.
Stevens Point Country Club: Wisconsin’s Ultimate Hidden Gem
Following an ingenious renovation project led by architect Craig Haltom, Stevens Point Country Club is unlike any other private club in the state, and – for the time being – is Wisconsin’s very best hidden gem.
Brian’s 2022 Season in Review: The Search for the Great Golf Course
This year, my journey into the world of golf writing has taken me to compelling venues across the state and country, where I saw firsthand what makes a golf course great.
Strawberry Creek: Kenosha’s Modern Private Club Experience
Along with SentryWorld, Green Bay and Horseshoe Bay, Strawberry Creek provides one of the state’s premier modern golf experiences with an excellent new-age track and incredible amenities. The course is chocked full of challenge and intrigue, has superb conditioning and would be a delight to play on a regular basis.
The Wisconsin Dream 18: The State’s Best Golf Holes
While the idea behind this post is not original, it’s a fun practice and one I’ve tried a dozen or so times in the past but got too frustrated to finish. I decided to give it a go again, especially as I reflect on what was a great season of golf in Wisconsin and look…
The Oaks Golf Course: A One-of-a-Kind Experience on Madison’s East Side
The Oaks has long been one of my favorite local courses, and it’s become even better after a successful renovation effort under the direction of its original course architect Greg Martin.
2022 Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer’s Cup Recap: Abbey Springs Delivers
This year’s Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer’s Cup was a sporty battle at the beautiful, challenging and freshly renovated Abbey Springs.
Sheep Ranch: Bandon’s Best-Kept Secret, No Longer
Sheep Ranch, the newest course at Bandon Dunes, is a cliff-hanging adventure packed with amazing views that adds to the legend of the world’s greatest golf destination.
Landmand: A New American Links Classic of Epic Proportions
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.
Minocqua Country Club: The Crown Jewel of Northwoods Golf
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 Lido: America’s Next Great Golf Course, Again
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.
Milwaukee Country Club: Wisconsin’s Ultimate Private Golf Experience
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.
Wisconsin Captured: Summer’s Sunrise Over the Straits Course
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 Dance Floor: A Little Something-Something for Everybody at Geneva National
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.
Shell Landing Golf Club: Spectacular Long Views & Long-Term Vision (MS)
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.
Abbey Springs: Lake Geneva’s Hidden Gem
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: A Model of Inclusivity and Accessibility
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.
The Flower Hole: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.’s Mona Lisa at SentryWorld
Over 30,000 annuals are planted every Spring on the famed Flower Hole at SentryWorld, and the result is mesmerizing.
Kiva Dunes: Links-Style Golf in Gulf Shores
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: Craig Haltom’s Home Run
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.
The Preserve at GrandView Lodge: A Wonderful Walk in the Woods
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.
The Pines Course at Grand View Lodge: Thrilling Golf in the Northwoods
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.
Grand View Lodge Spa & Golf Resort: A Northwoods Getaway for All
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.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort: A Golfer’s Dream Come True
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.
The Pond Might Be Good for You
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.
Why Erin Hills is a Great Golf Course
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.
The Gulf Coast Road Trip, Part 2: Coastal Mississippi
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.
The Gulf Coast Road Trip, Part 1: Gulf Shores, AL
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.
Gulf Shores & Coastal MS: The “Gulf Coast Road Trip”
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…
Seabrook Island Club (Crooked Oaks)
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.
Streamsong Black: High Drama in Central Florida
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.
Lawsonia Links: Haltom’s Great Golden Age Restovation of a Langford/Moreau Masterpiece
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.
Pioneer Pointe: Madison’s New Par 3 Experience
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!
Glen Erin Golf Club: Wisconsin’s Best Hidden Gem?
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.
Streamsong Resort Expanding With 18-Hole Coore & Crenshaw Short Course
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.
SentryWorld Enters 2022 with Big Things on the Horizon
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 Baths at Blackwolf Run: Kohler’s Newest Golf Experience
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…
Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys: Wisconsin’s Best Back 9
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…
Sand Valley: The Course that Put Rome on the Map
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.
Erin Hills Golf Course: A Legend at 15
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…
Wanaki Golf Course: An Improved Golf Experience Under New Ownership
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.
Quintero Golf Club (AZ)
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.
Green Bay Country Club: Wisconsin’s Best New-Age Private Course
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…
Geneva National Resort: Great Times and Golf in Wisconsin’s Top Summertime Destination
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.
Medinah Country Club, Course 1 (IL): Medinah’s Best Golf Course?
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.
The Club at Lac La Belle: An August Morning Photo Shoot
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…
Bullseye Golf Club: A Fun Add-On to Your Sand Valley Vacation
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…
Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes: McLay Kidd’s Midwest Masterpiece
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…
Wisconsin’s Top Private Golf Club: Milwaukee vs Pine Hills
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?
The Club at Lac La Belle: A Preview of What’s to Come
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…
Black Sheep Golf Club (IL): A Slice of Heaven in Sugar Grove
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…
Blue Mound Golf and Country Club: A Raynor Classic
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…
Updated Golf Course Review: The Bog (linked)
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…
Lawsonia: One of Wisconsin’s Best 36-Hole Destinations
Some still and video shots from a beautiful 36-hole day spent at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake, WI. May 2019.
Mistwood Golf Club (IL)
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…
Early Season Golf at Whistling Straits & Golf Kohler
Early-season rates and fantastic course conditions make THIS WEEK the perfect time to play Whistling Straits’ Straits course.
Grand Geneva, The Brute
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.
The Preserve at Oak Meadows: Greg Martin’s Incredible Renovation (IL)
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.
Kiawah Island, Cougar Point (SC)
My review of the beautiful Gary Player designed (and recently redesigned) Cougar Point golf course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, SC.
A Preview of Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes
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 Sandbox at Sand Valley Golf Resort: 17 Holes of Coore/Crenshaw Fun
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.
Golf Course Review: The Oconee at Reynolds Lake Oconee (GA)
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.
Golf Course Review: Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 (IL)
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 [Small] Sneak Preview of Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley
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: Preview
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
Medinah CC Course 2: The Unveiling (IL)
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.
The National at Reynolds Lake Oconee (GA)
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.
Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee (GA)
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. @reynoldsgolf
RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge (AL)
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…
Kiawah Island, Osprey Point (SC)
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…
Kiawah Island, Ocean Course (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…
Sand Valley Golf Course
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
2016 Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup at Sand Valley Golf Resort
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…
Milwaukee Country Club Takes Back #1 Spot
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…
Sand Valley: Preview Play Now Open!
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…
Streamsong Resort: Hanse’s Black Course is on Track
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…
Sand Valley Golf Resort: In Case You’ve Been Living in a Cave
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…
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…
Golf Course Review: Pumpkin Ridge, Witch Hollow (OR)
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…
Golf Course Review: Peninsula Golf Club (AL)
One of my favorite golf courses in the Gulf Shores area, Peninsula has terrific conditions and 27 holes of Earl Stone designed golf.
Great Golf Holes: Streamsong, Red Course #18 (FL)
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…
Golf Course Review: The Chicago Highlands Club (IL)
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…
Great Golf Holes: Lawsonia, Links #7
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…
Sand Valley: The Next Big Thing is [Almost] Here
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…