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Forest Dunes is now home to 36 - make that 54 - holes of golf. The Loop, a reversible design concept by Tom Doak, complements the original Tom Weiskopf design. Jason Deegan toured them both in Michigan.
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.
Matt Ginella explains the different take on golf course architecture at Arcadia Bluffs’ South Course.
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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.
The last two weeks have provided plenty of discussion material for students of golf course architecture.
I could never pretend to have anything more than a fool's understanding of more than the most basic physics concepts, but as far as I understand it, string theory posits that the most efficient path between two points in space may not, in fact, be a straight line.
It was something of a rule-proving an exception to a conviction I’ve long held about pro golf: They have it so much easier than the rest of us amateur golfers ...
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
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.
American's first two full-length reversible golf courses opened within a span of 18 months - The Loop at Forest Dunes in 2016 and the Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in 2017. Jason Scott Deegan explores which course and designer nailed this unique concept best.
Carnoustie wasn't just good theatre, it provided a "teachable moment" for all of us. Brad Klein has his takeaways from what we saw out of the links at The 147th Open.
What is the lasting legacy of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills? Brooks Koepka's title defense? Phil Mickelson's two-stroke penalty? The USGA's Saturday blunders? Bradley S. Klein examines what's next for Shinnecock and the USGA.
After enduring 40 years of one of the most ill-conceived modernizations in championship golf, Inverness Golf Club, storied host of the U.S. Open and other majors, has been restored.
Golf course architecture expert Bradley S. Klein on tree management on courses. When is it okay to remove a tree?
Bradley S. Klein compares amateur and PGA Tour hole statistics of Pete Dye's Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Nobody appreciates the angles on the golf course more than those who designed them, reports senior writer Mike Bailey after spend a couple of days playing with members of the ASGCA.
Due to its private nature, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas is one of the Caribbean's less-known getaways. But non-members can (and should) visit on a limited basis. Here's why.
Golfers have been traveling to golf meccas like Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Florida for more than a century. In this piece, Jason Scott Deegan looks at how 10 of America's most historic golf destinations have evolved over time and the courses that served as catalysts to further their growth.
Many public courses have traces of Augusta National. Brandon Tucker shares some elements, from a grand entrance to scale and short courses, that anyone can experience.
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