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Corica Park Takes Flight

California Muni’s Rebirth Provides Successful Model

The revitalization of Corica Park Golf Course on the San Francisco Bay provides a model for other municipalities to follow. Our Sean Fairholm...

Journeyman Pro Now The New Face Of Old-School Design 

Bill Bergin, a former journeyman pro and teacher, is a course designer who learned his craft from the subsoil up and whose work...

Old-School Golf In New-World Shanghai

Yangtze Dunes, a Shanghai course recently revamped by an architecture firm that includes 2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, is generally regarded as...

Loop Golf At Forest Dunes A Reversible Treat

Tom Doak has designed a beautiful – and reversible – golf course in Roscommon, Mich. Our John Steinbreder writes the story and tells...

The Unsung Brilliance Of The New And Jubilee

The Old Course gets most of the attention in St. Andrews, but the less-celebrated New and Jubilee courses also rank among the very...

The Genius Of The Old Course

The Old Course at St. Andrews is almost certainly the most famous course on the planet, but what is not acknowledged as often...

Q&A: Mike Keiser

Mike Keiser, the man who revolutionized golf course development over the past two decades, is preparing to open a fifth course at Bandon...

Sheep Ranch A Perfect Partnership

The most-anticipated new course in the U.S. is the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, better known simply as the Sheep Ranch located just north...

A Classic Remastered

The Renovation Of Winged Foot 

Rare is the retreat where the artistry of architects from both a century ago and from the modern day are evident. But, after...

Royal Dar Es Salam Refurbished, Better Than Ever

A renovation of Royal Dar Es Salam Golf Club in Rabat, Morocco, has left the Robert Trent Jones Sr. design more breathtaking than...

Garden City’s Evolution

Historic Layout Stays True To Origins Amid Change

Historic Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, N.Y., has stayed true to its origins despite renovations. Most recently, the stewardship has come...

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The Great Bethpage Debate

Argument Simmers Over Black’s Design Provenance

Ron Whitten and Phil Young are golf course architecture critics. Whitten believes Bethpage State Park golf course superintendent Joseph Burbeck designed Bethpage Black,...