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. Follow Brad on Twitter

Recent articles
More than ever, architects and superintendents are thinking nature first in golf.
Augusta National a fitting theater for sports' epic comeback
The extraordinary effort that presents a flawless, green Masters
Notable moments of evolution at the home of the Masters
What's it like being the course next door?
EVANS, Ga. — Champions Retreat Golf Club is about to open its doors to the public. The otherwise strictly private enclave 15 miles north of Augusta, Georgia, in the burgeoning residential community of Evans, will be getting national exposure as co-host of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, April 3-6, 2019.
To truly appreciate a golf course, Bradley S. Klein recommends leaving your clubs at home and putting on your walking shoes.
Bradley S. Klein explains his lifelong passion for "course spotting"
Recent episodes of slow play, backstopping and temper tantrums on PGA, LPGA tours set worrisome trend
A visit with the Evans Scholars is a reminder of the infinite wisdom to be learned from looping
After Bradley S. Klein tells you how to survive a round of golf, you will look at courses in an entirely different way
In an age of 320-yard drives, launch monitors, hand-held GPS devices and anguish about declining player participation, whoever thought that a nine-hole municipal golf course shoe-horned into a tree-lined residential area and only 2,480 yards long could point the way to the game’s healthy future?
These public, resort and semi-private courses in the U.S. are undergoing extensive facelifts.
The LPGA offers a relatable, relaxed view of professional golf, from its players to the playing fields.
Does anyone know what to tip a looper?
New tome on architecture's long arc provides a solid, if occasionally uneven, overview
Things I've learned from superintendents
From new and renovated courses to trends in agronomy and tech, what to look for at your home course or next golf trip.
It might seem harmless and beneficial to pace of play, but Bradley S. Klein explains why foursomes should share golf carts at clubs.
Golf architects train for decades, learning the skills of their trade. Those crafts run the gamut, from fine-motor drawing to overseeing large-scale grading operations: refined sketching and drawing mass grading plans. The hope is to use those skills to create fabulous new golf courses and to fix up older ones so they have more appeal.
All the great museums of the world, enriching as they are, share one common cardinal rule:
Here are three significant design trends I witnessed in 2018 and that you will be sure to see more of in the coming years.
If you have a tee time scheduled at one of the world's iconic golf courses, read these books first.
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