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New club program lets golfers 'try before you buy' on the golf course

By Jason Scott Deegan

The new U-try program has made buying new golf clubs a whole lot easier. No more demo days or hitting balls into a net at a local golf shop. Golfers can try new clubs for two weeks and ship it back if they don't like it.

Tree rules: Principles for sound management on golf courses

By Bradley S. Klein

Golf course architecture expert Bradley S. Klein on tree management on courses. When is it okay to remove a tree?

Tasting the good life: Member for a day at four top private golf clubs in Texas

By Brandon Tucker

Brandon Tucker visited four of the most prestigious golf clubs in Texas this spring. See how Trinity Forest, Austin Country Club, Bluejack National and Escondido stack up.

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6 elements about a St. Andrews golf trip that gives it a leg up

By Brandon Tucker

There isn't just one X-factor that makes St. Andrews such a special golf destination. Brandon Tucker breaks down why it's such a fulfilling trip and what destinations in North America offer a taste of it.

Tipping at the course: When in doubt, be generous

By Mike Bailey

You've finished your round, and there they are: cart boys or gals. How much do you have to tip these guys? Mike Bailey explores that and other golf-course tipping questions.

The Allegheny and the ecstasy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

By Tim Gavrich

There is a lot going on at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Confronting it all is a big part of what makes the resort so interesting for golfers and non-golfers alike.

The 10 best golf destinations in the Midwest

By Golf Advisor Staff

With spring temperatures warming up, we're taking a look at the 10 best golf destinations in the Midwest.

Trip Dispatch: A century of going big continues at French Lick

By Brandon Tucker

Brandon Tucker visited the French Lick Resort in Indiana for the centennial celebration of the Donald Ross Course. This famed Midwest getaway has a long history of doing things big.

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Through the years: Public and resort courses designed by Coore & Crenshaw

From the Plantation Course at Kapalua to Sand Valley, here is where you can play Coore-Crenshaw golf courses open to the public.


Tour some of the best golf courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

Thanks to its abundance, accessibility and long summer season, Dallas/Fort Worth is one of America's great golf metroplexes. It's also one with a storied history, thanks to courses such as Colonial and legends such as Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan having resided there. For the public golfer, many of the municipalities in the metroplex have great municipal courses, and the boom of golf and residential communities in the 1990s and 2000s created many more options, both private and public.


Tradition and history live at Colonial C.C. in Texas

Colonial Country Club has been the site of the Crowne Plaza Colonial Invitational on the PGA Tour since 1946. Also known as "Hogan's Alley," because the legendary Ben Hogan won there five times, Colonial is steeped in tradition and history.


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Big-city municipal course proposes parking meters for course patrons

Golfers at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston will soon get a surprise they weren't expecting: parking fees in addition to green fees.

Historic and popular Irish links lands 2019 Irish Open

With The Open already booked at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, the European Tour moved the Irish Open south to the Lahinch Golf Club, where the historic links will host for the first time.

The effects of winter kill on springtime golf

The Southeast is a prime springtime golf destination. But lingering effects of the colder-than-usual winter are wreaking havoc on many courses.

The Supreme Court ruling on sports betting could impact your next buddies golf trip

With states now free to create their own sports betting laws, which golf destinations are poised to reap the benefits? Brandon Tucker examines.

Hawaii course in Volcanoes National Park vulnerable to recent eruptions

True to form, golfers will play through anything. Even the news of a possible volcanic eruption hasn't scared golfers away from making tee times at the Volcano Golf Course near the now closed Volcanoes National Park.

Pebble Beach gears up for historic run of USGA events

This summer's 2018 U.S. Amateur ushers in a new era on the Monterey Peninsula. The 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links will celebrate the resort's 100th anniversary. More USGA majors are scheduled to follow.