Washington County: Revisiting the State’s Premier Municipal Gem

With fall right around the corner, I returned to re-shoot Washington County and found Arthur Hills' brilliant municipal layout to be stunningly beautiful and in perfect condition in peak season.

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.

Golf Course Review: Shepherd’s Crook (IL)

Shepherd’s Crook first got on my radar last year when it was named GolfWeek’s 13th best municipal golf course in the country, one spot behind its neighbor, ThunderHawk, and 22 spots above Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin. I have been intrigued to check it out, to say the least.   Just across the … Continue reading Golf Course Review: Shepherd’s Crook (IL)

Washington County Golf Course

Washington County Golf Course has received huge acclaim since opening in 1997, and there is good reason why. Its world-famous course architect, Arthur Hills, is well known for creating tracks that reward the smart golfer, including Oakmont, Inverness, Chaska Town Course, and more locally, Nagawaukee and [interestingly enough] Wanaki. Washington County is a thinking man’s course, … Continue reading Washington County Golf Course

Whistling Straits, Irish Course

The Straits course at Whistling Straits, site of the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships and future site of the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup, is slated as the number three course in the United States (according to GolfWeek and Golf Digest), and is the perennial number one track in the state of Wisconsin. … Continue reading Whistling Straits, Irish Course

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Links Course

Note to the reader: Lawsonia's magnificent Links course was significantly altered in 2014 to eradicate almost all trees from the course. It now looks almost nothing like it does in the photos from this review but is staggeringly similar to the original intentions of its ingenious original architects, William Langford and Theodore Moreau. I am … Continue reading The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Links Course

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Woodlands Course

At the mention of Lawsonia, most golfers immediately default to thoughts of the Links, which is an authentic links-style course currently rated as the 55th best Classic track in the country, and top five in the state. The Woodlands at Lawsonia is a wonderful course in its own right, chocked full of fantastic golf holes and all the charm … Continue reading The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Woodlands Course