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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
Here's how I'm getting ready for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. How do you approach your own competitive rounds?
Dick Montroy, 74, just played his 582nd Minnesota course. He has played every course in the state.
Jason Deegan looks at all the ways you can travel or ship with your golf clubs - or rent from a golf course or resort when you arrive to your destination.
On these golf courses, the best hole may very well be the first hole.
MyrtleBeachGolf.com is the official golf website of Myrtle Beach, SC! Home to the best, most challenging and fun golf courses in the country! From private, semi-private and public courses, Myrtle Beach is your destination of choice for a great golf vacation.
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.
Mike Bailey took in the Kansas City golf scene and found some solid public options, including Swope Memorial and Firekeeper, not to mention great barbecue.
Some highly anticipated courses were scheduled to open in 2018. We checked in to see how they are faring so far.
Nicknames can be endearing. Or they can feel like a mockery, a verbal knife in the back. Some golf courses get the former treatment. Many others get the latter. When your buddies give you a nickname like "shorty" or some other demeaning phrase, they're not trying to boost your ego, that's for sure.
Just 25 minutes northwest of the famed Las Vegas Strip, this international golf destination is serving up the ultimate trio of magnificent, championship golf courses.
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 ...
The northeast has big cities, stunning coastline and majestic mountains. It also has some of America's finest golf - municipal, daily-fee, resort and private. Whether you're looking to escape the summer heat where you live (I know I enjoyed a near month-long sabbatical in Connecticut in June), at the beach or in the mountains, or do some autumn leaf-peeping, these 10 northeastern United States golf destinations - New England plus New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania - will suit you.
St. Louis — Less than three weeks after The Open Championship at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland, the 2018 PGA Championship, comes with great anticipation as it arrives at storied Bellerive Country Club near St. Louis, Aug. 9-12
Courses and tournaments come and go on the PGA Tour. Jason Scott Deegan looks at some tournament courses and now defunct pro events he wishes were on TV today.
Offering players of every ability level an opportunity to enjoy the game. Featuring four championship golf courses, including Dubsdread, which is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
View the top-rated golf courses in the U.S. according to your ratings and reviews for the month of July.
There's a lot to offer in St. Louis. Combining golf with barbecue, blues and the Cardinals is a great way to spend some time in the Gateway City.
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
One of golf's big barriers to entry is its perceived cost. But putting and, to a lesser extent, chipping are essentially free for anyone.
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.
The 7,108-yard Rees Jones-designed championship golf course is the first Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, and has received a Silver Medal in Golf Magazine's Premier Resort Awards, and made Golf magazine's prestigious list of Florida "Courses You Can Play." The course winds through a large wetland preserve and measures 7,108 yards with a Par 72, Slope 139, and 74.6 rating from its Professional Tees.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. There's endless entertainment with golf, gaming, dining, a world-class spa, a concert venue, indoor sports facilities and more.
Popular public course in Miami can't catch a break. After soccer group proposes takeover of the property, arsonist damages $500 worth of property.
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.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Bay Harbor anchor the golf scene in northern Michigan. They continue to set the standard for one of the Midwest's best golf destinations.
Just 25 minutes northwest of the famed Las Vegas Strip, this international golf destination is serving up the ultimate trio of magnificent, championship golf courses.
Carnoustie has an infamous reputation but its surrounding links showcase a different blend, full of scenery and value. Brandon Tucker reports on the links around Angus.
If you're a leader of a buddy trip, you're probably on the lookout for destinations to discover alongside your group. Here's an opportunity to scout Kiawah Island Golf Resort in coastal South Carolina.
Do you like the long ball? Your knowledge could win you a VIP experience at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship.
Green reading guides sure make putting easier, but are they fair and will they be legal in 2019. We will find out in the next few months.
Boyne Resorts is one of Michigan's premier stay-and-play destinations. If you're a buddy trip captain, you're invited on an exclusive scouting trip for your group!
Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris Links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind only The Old Course at St. Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club.
Many life-long golfers take up the game later in life. Introducing more kids to the game starts with greater availability of kid-oriented golf courses.
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.
Las Vegas and Atlantic City get plenty of attention, but Connecticut is home to a double-whammy of golf and gaming centered around two mega-resort hotels.
St. Andrews is one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, but it can be enjoyed on a budget, too. Brandon Tucker offers value tips to the Home of Golf.
Poppy Hills gets overshadowed by Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula, but it's got its own storied tournament history. The home of the NCGA hosts its first USGA event, the U.S. Girls' Junior Am from July 16-21.
Whether you join us for one night or a week at a time, we offer a variety of packages designed to help you make the most of your visit...
Nobody comes to Carnoustie for the views. Bradley S. Klein on what makes this infamous test, site of the 2018 Open Championship, so demanding to the game's best players.
Most of the golf courses in North America established in the 19th century are private, but there are some publics worth being enjoyed.
Significant changes highlight the 2018-19 wraparound schedule of the PGA Tour - notably the PGA Championship's move to May and the rare trifecta that three major championship venues are open to the public.
Is your "Dream Job" to play 14 courses in Scotland in 14 days? Visit Scotland is offering that chance to one lucky winner. One caveat - you must product video and social media content during your stay, a small price to pay for the opportunity of a lifetime.
From St. Andrews to the Highlands, the Golf Advisor Staff shares their ideal weeklong itineraries in Scotland.
Golf Digest says Wild Dunes Resort is among the "Best in State" for golf in South Carolina. Enjoy 36 holes of signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. The Links Course, takes the golfing experience to a new level with the rustling palms lining lush, rolling fairways to a finishing hole overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Harbor course will test all aspects of your golf game.
The Greenbrier styles itself "America's Resort." That's a bold claim. Is this grande-dame retreat worth your visit?
The World's Longest Golf Outing has grown into a major charity fundraiser for military causes. Registration for the Aug. 6 event is now open for golfers everywhere.
Brad Klein looks back on a successful first Golf Advisor Getaways trip and looks forward to the upcoming schedule.
Go Down Swinging: The '99 Open at Carnoustie" delves into one of the must brutal and strange major championships of all time. It it worth your time to watch?
The Golf Advisor Staff has selected an assortment of clothing and accessories for golfers this summer, from Linksoul to sunglasses and Yeti tumbers.
MyrtleBeachGolf.com is the official golf website of Myrtle Beach, SC! Home to the best, most challenging and fun golf courses in the country! From private, semi-private and public courses, Myrtle Beach is your destination of choice for a great golf vacation.
The Irish Open doesn't get the same respect as a Scottish Open, let alone a U.S. Open. But ponder this question for a moment: Would you rather play the public courses that have hosted a U.S. Open or an Irish Open?
Golf Advisor's Power Rankings for the second quarter of 2018 are available. Did your favorite course make the list?
The perfect golf course lunch at the turn: From coast to coast, we've sampled some of the world's greatest hot dogs.
Golf wasn't invented in the United States, but we have had a profound effect on the history of the game and its courses. Here are a dozen that exemplify that impact.
Idaho is a lesser-known state compared to Colorado but has plenty of must-play courses. Brandon Tucker offers five favorites from Coeur D'Alene to the Tetons.
Designed by Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design led by Champions Tour Player D.A. Weibring and Golf Course Architect Steve Wolfard; this course allows golfers to have fun and enjoy their round in a resort style setting.
Timing is everything, and that goes for golf vacations, too. Brandon Tucker offers a view times to use caution when planning a buddies trip.
Whistling Straits, Destination Kohler continues to set the standard for bucket list golf in Wisconsin. Mike Bailey reports on his trip that included Blackwolf Run and the American Club.
Looking for the right pair of prescription sunglasses to take on the golf course? Mike Bailey answers some frequently asked questions.
With the Quicken Loans National leaving D.C. in 2019, we look at some of the most underachieving public golf cities in the country.
At one time, there was talk of shrinking Corica Park to just one regulation course. With the reopening of the South course by Rees Jones and its Linksoul Lab pro shop, a brighter future is in store for the 45-hole municipal facility in between the Oakland Airport and the San Francisco Bay.
Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course.
Streamsong. Greenbrier. Primland. Reynolds. Sea Island. Many of America's top golf resorts also offer shooting experiences at gun clubs with first-class facilities.
What does Coul Links, the new development by Mike Keiser in Scotland's Highlands, mean for golfers? Jason Deegan examines the impact.
Our Jason Scott Deegan hasn't written a golf book - yet - but he sure enjoys reading and reviewing them. A foursome of good ones have published in 2018. Here's a preview.
Rhode Island may be small, but it's home to a surprisingly strong set of golf courses. Here are five excellent ones.
Jason Scott Deegan shares his ultimate road trip for a week of golf in Wisconsin, which features Destination Kohler, Sand Valley and Erin Hills among others.
On Prince Edward Island, we make dreams of the perfect golf vacation a reality. With more than 400 fairways, miles of pristine beaches, unlimited fresh seafood, festivals & events and countless ways to relax, come find out why we say, "Play once, remember forever.
Lake Tahoe is an embarrassment of golf riches, especially on the north end. A fivesome of courses in Truckee and another fivesome farther north in Graeagle, Clio and Portola could be golf destinations unto themselves.
Arkansas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a golf destination, but it packs a pretty good punch, and it's a good value.
We're counting down the most difficult golf courses in the United States according to amateur golfers like you. View the Top 25 toughest based on your ratings and reviews.
In celebration of the summer solstice, here are some little tips to keep in mind if you want to play as much golf as possible in one day.
Golf in Alaska is remote and one-of-a-kind. One of our Local Golf Advisors recently made the trip to Anchorage to play two of the top courses.
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
We looked at our golfer ratings and reviews to see which courses are considered the most difficult in the US. View the top 50 and see what golfers are saying about these challenging rounds.
Looking for the ideal daily-fee golf facility? Mistwood Golf Club in the Chicago area comes pretty close. Here's why.
Golf Advisor's Tim Gavrich lives in Florida, but he was born and raised in Connecticut. He shares his thoughts on his home state's golf scene.
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.
The high scores of Thursday's first round at the 2018 U.S. Open might have derailed many of golf's top-ranked players. Can they recover under more favorable conditions in round two?
Renewed Golf Gets Rave Reviews! Come Play at Saddlebrook's two Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole golf courses and enjoy deluxe accommodations, award-winning dining, and much more!
The return of Shinnecock Hills to the U.S. Open rota should be fascinating to watch this week. Bradley S. Klein points out five key storylines to watch during round one.
The final round of the 2004 U.S. Open will live in infamy after course conditions spiraled out of control at Shinnecock Hills. Bradley S. Klein looks back at what went wrong, but more importantly, what was learned and can be applied in the return to Shinnecock for the 2018 U.S. Open.
While you're probably sleeping, volunteer superintendents from around the country are working hard in the dark to ensure that Shinnecock Hills is in the best possible shape for the 2018 U.S. Open.
An incident involving several Michigan high school golf teams that turned in some suspiciously low scores to qualify for the state tournament raises a serious question: Just how much cheating goes on in tournament golf?
A keen interest in course architecture by the USGA's Mike Davis is playing a big part in the setup for the 2018 U.S. Open. Bradley S. Klein looks at the changes at Shinnecock Hills leading up to its first major since 2004.
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
If you're looking for a week of great links golf, you can't go wrong in Northern Ireland and NW Ireland, Mike Bailey writes after a recent trip across the pond.
The Shot Clock Masters is the latest attempt at speeding up professional golf, and the latest hope that one day slow play will finally get somewhere.
Americans brought golf to Panama while constructing the Panama Canal in the 1920s. Nearly a century later, the game is starting to take root. With eight courses, including several fine golf resorts, Panama aims to get on the map of golf travelers.
A closed golf course off the coast of Maryland gets new life with a radical concept that emphasizes getting to the holes, not getting the ball in them.
We asked five women at Golf Channel where their favorite destinations are to play the game they love. Here are their answers.
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For years, golfers had to battle busy signals while calling to book a tee time at Bethpage Black. A new online tee time system launched earlier this spring makes getting a tee time easier than ever.
What you need to know about attending or watching the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, New York.
We looked at our golfer ratings and reviews for the month to see which courses earned the best marks. View our May Power Rankings.
Father's Day is a big holiday for golfers. Here are a bunch of gift ideas to mark the occasion.
Municipal golf courses are battling the struggles of the golf industry, developers, aging infrastructure and government budget shortfalls to stay open and serve their communities.
Grand Cypress Orlando Golf Club features 45 Holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-Designed Golf. A truly diverse selection of Orlando golf courses. The 27-hole North/South/East Course provides the ultimate test of accuracy while the 18-hole New Course provides a Scottish links masterpiece.
Shinnecock Hills will its fifth U.S. Open in June but first since 2004. The USGA will make sure Long Island club doesn't have a repeat of that controversial championship.
Sand Valley's second 18-hole course, Mammoth Dunes, is spread across 500 acres. Brad Klein on the ambitious and technical project in central Wisconsin.
The transformation of the old Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course into the new Baylands Golf Links took nearly seven years and $12 million to complete. The wait was worth it.
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.
Some NCAA Championship viewers, including pro golfers, didn't like the look of the push/pull carts on their TV sets. But Brandon Tucker has recently become a believer.
Streamsong® Resort. Golf at its purest. The undulating terrain at Streamsong captivates your attention but it's the golf that will take your breath away. 54 magnificent holes atypical of Florida that will make you forget any course you’ve ever played. A variety of Packages are available.
The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia is the latest golf destination to add a premium short course. The Ashford will be the fifth course at the West Virginia resort when it opens August.
Saddlebrook is about relaxing, working on your game (whether it's golf, tennis or both), enjoying fine or casual dining and relaxing some more.
Golfers at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston will soon get a surprise they weren't expecting: parking fees in addition to green fees.
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.
College towns aren't just for football Saturdays. Golfers will find that their mix of nightlife, culture and courses might serve up the ideal golf buddies trip. We look at 10 of the best.
Stowe offers 36 holes of spectacular golf at two distinctive courses. Located on Spruce Peak mountain, the private Stowe Mountain Club is an authentic mountain course with unparalleled mountain views and thrilling challenges on every hole. Guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge enjoy exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club. Located near downtown Stowe village, the historic Stowe Country Club was built on a historic dairy farm and offers panoramic views of the green mountains. Stowe Country Club also features Vermont’s only Golf Channel Academy.
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.
Bradley S. Klein leads a trip to one of the Midwest's most historic and compelling destinations: French Lick, Indiana. See what's in store at this renowned getaway.
Golf course architecture expert Bradley S. Klein on tree management on courses. When is it okay to remove a tree?
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.
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.
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