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As evidenced by pictures from the Aberdeen Asset Managment Scottish Open and Open Championship, a dry summer overseas has resulted in browned out links, with driving rolling longer than ever.
What does Coul Links, the new development by Mike Keiser in Scotland's Highlands, mean for golfers? Jason Deegan examines the impact.
Ben Crenshaw revealed his plans to restore one of his childhood courses, Lions Municipal Golf Course, in Austin, Texas.
Nine-hole golf courses are an oft-overlooked genre. There are a number of them that are well worth playing; here are a few we wanted to highlight.
There are a bunch of world-renowned golf course architects, but there are many more regionally active ones whose courses deserve your attention.
Black Diamond Ranch is one of Florida's most-respected places for golf. So why does it fly under so many golfers' radars?
Nine-hole golf courses are an oft-overlooked genre. Here are some of Golf Vacation Insider's readers' favorites.
You loved our piece on modern regional-scale golf course architects, so here's a list of their old-school counterparts.
Great short par 4s don't always have to be drivable. In this deep dive, Tim Gavrich details the brilliance of the 12th hole of the Pete Dye Course at PGA Village.
Most of the golf courses in North America established in the 19th century are private, but there are some publics worth being enjoyed.
Donald Trump's Trump International Golf Links Scotland has always been a controversial project. The latest news that the links is damaging protected dunes could have wide-ranging implications for links golf.
Even if you design a great golf course, it doesn't make it immune from difficulty or closure. Tom Doak and other architects have found that out the hard way.
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Brad Klein and Tim Gavrich sit down with to know two architects with decades of experience and unique stories to share.
The announcement comes on the heels of plans to scale back the "Paradise Park" initially slated for the site.
ATLANTA -- The new reversible Bobby Jones Golf Course is being billed as one of the most innovative golf courses in the world. And that's true. The way it uses land could start a new trend in public golf and continue a growing trend of building flexible golf layouts that can be enjoyed by every level of player.
With "good bones," Pawleys Plantation's opportunities for improvement are relevant everywhere.
Collaboration, compromise achieved among architect rivals in the early days of Streamsong Resort.
I’m in a Polaris 900 RZR with resort owner Scott Campbell racing around his Eastern Oregon property. Most golf resorts convey a polished look, with neatly dressed travelers reveling in posh sweaters and tasseled loafers. Not here at Silvies Valley Ranch. There’s crap flying everywhere.
We recently caught up with golf course architect Rees Jones for a GOLF ODYSSEY Conversation. It’s been a banner year for Jones, whose remodel of Bellerive Country Club was the stage for the enthralling 2018 PGA Championship. He was particularly excited to talk about his new TPC Danzante Bay course perched on an idyllic bay near Loreto, Mexico.
PGA Tour player and longtime club member Sam Saunders and golf course architect Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design show off the unique new short game facility at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
PINEHURST, N.C. — The mark of a great golf property is that the folks who run it are never content to sit back on their laurels. They always want to improve.
Over the years, certain (mostly arbitrary) rules have been placed on golf courses and individual holes. Just as iconoclasts tend to make the most interesting art, these great courses and holes break the rules.
Spotlight on a prolific, but lesser-known Golden Age design duo.
Are golfers over-reliant on a misleading statistic?
Course design and setup play to the home team's strengths in 17.5 to 10.5 rout.
Tour Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, home to a main and short course designed by Tom Doak in eastern Colorado
Coore & Crenshaw's latest course continues cerebral golf's renaissance
Opened for preview play on August 1, Northern Michigan's newest golf course is a head-turner.
Golf Advisor's Brandon Tucker and Brad Klein join Dana Fry at Arcadia Bluffs to discuss his new design and more
Michigan is in the Summer Swing spotlight on Morning Drive. Matt Ginella speaks with architecture expert Bradley S. Klein and Dana Fry, golf course architect of the state's newest course.
Golf course architect Mark Mungeam is overseeing an ongoing renovation project of two Boston municipal golf courses, William J. Devine at Franklin Park and George Wright.
For those of us who appreciate the late architect's artistry, it looks like we're getting one of his courses back.
Upcoming U.S. Amateurs at Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes should also be popular with fans.
Despite question marks about the greens and design, the venue produced thrilling theatre for golf fans.
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