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
Tom Doak's suburban Denver design is a model for affordable public golf.
I’m in a Polaris 900 RZR with resort owner Scott Campbell racing around his Eastern Oregon property. Most golf resorts convey a polished look, with neatly dressed travelers reveling in posh sweaters and tasseled loafers. Not here at Silvies Valley Ranch. There’s crap flying everywhere.
PINEHURST, N.C. — The mark of a great golf property is that the folks who run it are never content to sit back on their laurels. They always want to improve.
Just another night at Edgewood Country Club.
Spotlight on a prolific, but lesser-known Golden Age design duo.
Everyone knows about the basics of course etiquette: keeping up pace of play, fixing ball marks and raking bunkers. But enjoying the game and making it better for others involves more than that. Here are some basic guidelines for getting the most out of your golf round.
Last month I told you about five of my favorite landmark city hotels and which golf courses to pair with them. Here are five more classic-era, architecturally resplendent, boutique hotels that can make for an unforgettable golf trip.
Course design and setup play to the home team's strengths in 17.5 to 10.5 rout.
Curious what it's like on the inside? Put these events to Pine Valley, Augusta National and Cypress Point on your calendar.
Over the years I’ve found a number of ways in which golfers can pick up their pace of play without really pressing.
At Herndon Centennial Golf Course, Egg Karne is killing it. Just to walk into the clubhouse of this municipal layout in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Herndon, Va. is to have your senses overwhelmed – by the odors from the kitchen as they prepare the menu’s Filipino cuisine.
Opened for preview play on August 1, Northern Michigan's newest golf course is a head-turner.
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.
Since its founding in 1881, The company has helped define the country’s golf landscape. Bradley S. Klein on its impact in golf.
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?
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