Jason Scott Deegan

Senior Staff Writer

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. He is a regular contributor with Athlon Sports and PGA Magazine. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. His favorite golf destinations are Ireland and New Zealand, along with Michigan and California, where he lives with his wife and two children. Jason rarely touched a golf club until his college days at Eastern Michigan University, but now his passion for the game knows no out of bounds. He got his start writing with the TravelGolf Network in 1999. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer .

Recent articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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