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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
Upcoming U.S. Amateurs at Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes should also be popular with fans.
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.
As host to every major PGA event in the country, the resort boasts five championship courses—all fully renovated for an exceptional player experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore premier golf courses and accommodations, book a tee time, discover new skills at our top-rated golf academies or check out one of our exclusive Florida golf packages. Whether you're visiting Amelia Island, Palm Coast, or the pristine coastal destinations in between, Florida's First Coast is your ultimate golf getaway.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Travel to your golf destination with peace of mind in your award winning Bag Boy travel cover. Thick quilted tops for maximum club protection with weather and tear resistant fabrics make Bag Boy the #1 travel cover in golf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes Hamilton County a premier destination for Indiana golf? Could it be the collection of beautifully manicured, affordable public courses that can easily be bundled into a Stay & Play package? Discover premier golf Hamilton County, Indiana.
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.
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.
Sea Island is the only resort in the world to receive Forbes Five-Stars 10 years in a row and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, site of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.
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.
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.
Honored by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Greatest Courses," Crosswater is a heathland-style course situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands. This Oregon golf course features bent grass fairways and greens and is threaded by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers.
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.
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.
Whether you're in the spectator gallery or lining up your ball on the tee, your round of golf, golf vacation or outing at a TPC will be unforgettable...
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.
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.
Donegal Golf Course is a links course built on a promontory of 182 acres that extends out into the Atlantic Ocean. The outside loop plays along the dunes and the ocean, providing stunning views of the surrounding area.
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.
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.
Explore premier golf courses and accommodations, book a tee time, discover new skills at our top-rated golf academies or check out one of our exclusive Florida golf packages. Whether you're visiting Amelia Island, Palm Coast, or the pristine coastal destinations in between, Florida's First Coast is your ultimate golf getaway.
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?
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.
What makes Hamilton County a premier destination for Indiana golf? Could it be the collection of beautifully manicured, affordable public courses that can easily be bundled into a Stay & Play package? Discover premier golf Hamilton County, Indiana.
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.
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.
Awarded Ireland's "Hidden Gem" for Links Golf on the North Coast. Castlerock Golf Club is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
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.
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.
Carved by time between some of the oldest and newest mountain ranges in North America lies La Quinta Resort & PGA WEST, a world famous golf resort just minutes from Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California. Challenge your game on 90 holes of championship golf designed by three golf legends.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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