My first visit to The Bull at Pinehurst Farms was a reminder that fall golf is unpredictable, as an unexpected late-season visit to the superb Jack Nicklaus layout turned out better than I could have ever hoped.
Little brother to the world-famous Straits Course, Whistling Straits' Irish Course often flies under the radar, but Pete Dye's final work at Kohler holds its own and should not be overlooked.
Though close in proximity, Eagle Ridge couldn't feel less like Southeast Wisconsin. Its great bluffs adjacent to the Mississippi River provide the remote area with incredible topography, and the drive in, friendly staff, terrific golf and wonderfully quaint location lend it oodles of charm.
Late last month I had the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with NBC analyst and broadcaster Mark Rolfing. Mark will be covering the US Senior Open at SentryWorld this weekend and allowed me to pick his mind about all things golf while focusing on the USGA tournament venue and general state of the game, especially here in my own home state of Wisconsin where incredible daily fee courses like SentryWorld dominate the landscape.
After experiencing SentryWorld firsthand at the U.S. Senior Open Media Day this spring, it's clear that the top-notch public venue has its sights set on being one of the best hosts in the championship's rich history.
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.
This Coore/Crenshaw marvel is the only inland course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, an epic journey through nature complete with compelling architecture.