From Jack Nicklaus to everyday golfers, we looked at Instagram and Twitter to see who and what people were saying about the Golf Advisor 2018 Best-of lists.
Get a sneak peek into Matt Ginella’s incredible journey in this preview of Golf Advisor Round Trip: Kaanapali.
See what's new in the world of golf courses, from Tiger Woods at Big Cedar Lodge to a brand new course at Indiana University.
Have you ever made a hole in one? If you’ve made one or seen one, you have a pretty good idea of how much fun it can be. American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) member Forrest Richardson’s latest project, an 18-hole par-3 course at Mountain Shadows in Arizona, serves up an ace opportunity around every turn. He and Matt Ginella discussed par-3 courses and more during a recent visit to Golf Channel studios.
It's a time of transition for golf courses around the United States and wider world. With communities prioritizing sensible allocation of resources, water use is a particularly important topic, one that affects the present and future of golf course architecture. Golf courses are generally labor-intensive, and with labor and materials costs rising, facilities that can shore up this part of their balance sheets while continuing to offer golfers an enjoyable experience will have the brightest futures. Matt Ginella recently sat down with recent American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) President John Sanford, a Florida-based golf course architect, to talk about this and other trends. Sanford’s recent approach to golf course design has focused on reducing golf’s footprint while still offering a solid experience.
New golf course construction has slowed way down in the last decade or so. Brand new courses are still coming online, though, and one of the most acclaimed openings from 2018 was the South Course at Arcadia Bluffs in Michigan. Matt Ginella recently spoke with golf course architect Jason Straka of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, the firm responsible for the South Course. The architects drew inspiration from one of the world’s greatest courses, but this project was not without risk.
Golf course architecture is a subject that seems to grow in prominence every year. Every place the game is played is the product of specific decisions that someone (or a group of people) made about how to arrange tees, fairways, greens and various hazards, all in the name of making the game fun and challenging to play. Some of the big names in golf course design tend to soak up a lot of headlines, but the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the main trade organization for the profession, has nearly 200 members. These professionals, craftspeople and artists can make the complicated task of creating a golf course look easy. “They know all the boring stuff that makes a golf course work,” says Golf Advisor Senior Writer Brad Klein in this conversation with Golf Advisor Editor-at-Large Matt Ginella. The pair also discuss various trends on golf course architecture and agronomy as we look forward to another exciting year for the game.
Golf Advisor senior managing editor Brandon Tucker and Matt Ginella reveal how the 2018 Best of Golf Advisor is picked and why the list is so valuable to every type of golfer.
Local Golf Advisor Ben Grehan has reviewed over 125 courses on Golf Advisor and had a huge year in 2018. Follow Ben on Twitter @back9ben.
Reflection Bay Golf Club makes a fine comeback in Henderson.
Bear's Best Las Vegas delivers scenery galore.
PGA Tour player and longtime club member Sam Saunders and golf course architect Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design show off the unique new short game facility at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
Fans of Texas golf will want to listen to the latest episode of the Golf Advisor Podcast, where Matt Ginella interviews legends Hal Sutton and Jackie Burke Jr. at Champions Golf Club.
In this clip from Golf Advisor Round Trip Scottsdale, Matt Ginella visits Grayhawk Golf Club and tees it up with pro golfer Geoff Ogilvy as well TPC Scottsdale to play with NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald.
Matt Ginella recaps his trip to Scottsdale and explains how you can join him there on for a Golf Advisor Round Trip Getaway.
From TPC Sawgrass to Punta Mita, Mexico, Golf Advisor rounds up of some of the most thrilling island greens around the world of golf.
Matt Ginella visits Scottsdale and experiences the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, as well as tees it up with architect of the We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Course, Bill Coore.
Go behind the scenes with Alexandra O'Laughlin for a tour of the historic clubhouse at East Lake Golf Club.
Golf courses play alongside and even through cemeteries all over the world. Jason Scott Deegan rounds up some of the most notable in celebration of Halloween.
Senior Writer Tim Gavrich spent a couple days at a new golf destination - the last in the great career of Pete Dye.
Bailey Mosier sneaks off to play a round at one the best college golf courses in the country.
Golf courses share the same grounds as cemeteries all over the world. On Morning Drive, Matt Ginella discussed some of the most notable examples.
Alexandra O'Laughlin shows why the watery 15th hole at East Lake Golf Club is so scary in this edition of world's hardest holes.
Casablanca Golf Club provides playable fun in Mesquite
Matt Ginella heads to Florida's gulf coast and tries his golf game and his fishing line in this episode of Golf Advisor Round Trip. (2019)
Matt Ginella experiences Florida's Streamsong Resort and visits with the longstanding chief of agronomy and tees it up with a Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito on the golf course.
On Golf Channel's Morning Drive Design Week, Charlie Rymer, Damon Hack, Geoff Shackelford and Gary Williams debate the best par 3 in golf.
Matt Ginella calls into Morning Drive in with an update from his Golf Advisor Getaway at Danzante Bay, Mexico.
Matt Ginella talks about Turning Stone in New York. The luxury resort features three golf courses and a casino. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
The Morning Drive crew debate the best par 5 in golf during 2018's Design Week.
Geoff Shackelford, Stuart Appleby, Charlie Rymer, and Robert Damron review the characteristics of par-4 holes and which of those holes pose the most difficulty on tour.
Matt Ginella gives the history of Seth Raynor and reveals the top five designs by the architect of Waialae Country Club the site of the 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii.
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