Bradley S. Klein

Bradley S. Klein

Senior Writer

Veteran golf travel, history and architecture journalist, Bradley S. Klein has written more than 1,500 feature articles on course architecture, resort travel, golf course development, golf history and the media for such other publications as Golfweek, Golf Digest, Financial Times, New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He has published seven books on golf architecture and history, including Discovering Donald Ross, winner of the USGA 2001 International Book Award. In 2015, Klein won the Donald Ross Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Recent articles
Despite question marks about the greens and design, the venue produced thrilling theatre for golf fans.
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The AT&T Byron Nelson has a new venue for 2018, and it's unlike any other course on the PGA Tour. Bradley S. Klein on the Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw-designed Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Bradley S. Klein compares amateur and PGA Tour hole statistics of Pete Dye's Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
A teeing ground concept endorsed by the American Society of Golf Course Architects aims to level the playing field for all levels of golfers.
Bradley S. Klein, an honorary member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, attended the group's annual meeting and had these takeaways.
What makes hockey players such passionate and good golfers? Bradley S. Klein breaks down the similarities.
Architecture expert Bradley S. Klein on what to watch for in the golf course design at Augusta National during the Masters Tournament.
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