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
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.
The Golf Advisor staff shares what they are thankful for in the game this Thanksgiving.
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.
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