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Course Design

Abbreviated Course Offers Unbridled Fun

“If the TPC Stadium Course and Topgolf had a love child, it would be The Yards.” Our Ron Green Jr. has the story

Aussie Makeover Of Medinah

Geoff Ogilvy And Partners Stage Surprise Upset In Redesign Bid

A small design firm in Melbourne, Australia, has won the contract to fully redesign Medinah Country Club’s famed No. 3 course outside Chicago...

McLemore No. 18

The Best Mountaintop Course in America? 

McLemore Atop Lookout Mountain Makes A Strong Case

When it comes to course architecture, “great”, “mountain” and “golf” are not words that get strung together often, but McLemore atop Lookout Mountain...

KCCC Discovers Opportunity

When Kansas City Country Club recently happened upon a 1927 duplicate of A.W. Tillinghast design drawings, it confirmed that KCCC indeed was a...

Payne's Valley

Payne’s Valley Is Tiger’s Fitting Tribute To Stewart

Payne's Valley is the new course from Tiger Woods' TGR Design, and as our John Steinbreder reports, it adds to an already stellar lineup...

Charleston Municipal Golf Course

Low-Country Muni Gets High-End Reboot

Like an aging family home in need of repair, Charleston Municipal Golf Course – where city champions have been crowned for generations –...


A Perfect Time For New Greens At Streamsong

Streamsong Resort in Central Florida has updated the greens on its Red and Blue courses. Our John Steinbreder reports the new turf is...

The Many Sides Of Firethorn

What Augusta’s Deceptive 15th Hole Gives, It Often Takes Away

The 15th hole at Augusta National – Firethorn – has cemented itself as an ideal representative of the nebulous line between ecstasy and...

Watchung Valley Golf Club

One Of Raynor’s Last Is Among New Jersey’s Best

Watchung Valley Golf Club features a course that is among the best in New Jersey. Our John Steinbreder explains how the layout recently...

Pound Ridge Golf Club

An American Tale

The Wangs Of Pound Ridge 

Pound Ridge Golf Club in New York, designed by Pete Dye, features rugged rock outcroppings, rolling hills, snake-like streams and devilish mounding. Our...

Birdwood No. 17

Love And Care A Perfect Fit At Birdwood

Thanks to a complete redesign by Davis Love III's course-design company, Birdwood Golf Course in Virginia is taking advantage of beautiful vistas like...

American Dunes

A Place Of Honor

Nicklaus, Rooney Create Club Like No Other At American Dunes

American Dunes Golf Club – created by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney and Jack Nicklaus – will be "a safe haven and tribute to the...