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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.
While you're probably sleeping, volunteer superintendents from around the country are working hard in the dark to ensure that Shinnecock Hills is in the best possible shape for the 2018 U.S. Open.
With an assist from some of the top superintendents in the business, here's 10 reasons it's unreasonable to compare your home course to Augusta.
The Southeast is a prime springtime golf destination. But lingering effects of the colder-than-usual winter are wreaking havoc on many courses.
Golf Advisor's Jason Deegan had a behind the scenes look at Pasatiempo's brand new irrigation technology that is a game-changer in the drought-plagued Santa Cruz area.
Will Sharp Park Golf Course, an Alister Mackenzie design, finally be renovated by the city of San Francisco? New progress emerges
The last few years have seen an aggressive push by Florida golf resorts to amp up their offerings to traveling golfers. That's great news for anyone visiting soon.
Golf course renovations are happening all over the place. Here are the ones to watch out for in 2018.
The turf war of golf vs. geese is a never-ending saga for many course superintendents. The West Essex Golf Club outside London has come under fire for its plans to shoot and kill geese plaguing its course.
Constant fears of drought, wildfires and flooding prove just how fragile California's ecosystem really is. That's why northern California's top golf resorts work harder than most on green initiatives to protect their special environments.
Some of the world's best courses have been built atop old mining sites. From Streamsong to Pebble Beach Resorts, here are some top courses to seek out.
Turning a quarry into a golf course is no small feat for architects. From Chambers Bay to Granite Links, here are some of the most successful efforts in public golf.
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Despite spring winterkill and Hurricane Florence, many Grand Strand golf courses are better than ever for the fall season.
Nobody likes playing golf on punched greens, but they're a vital practice
Golf memberships and residential communities are adapting in a big way in the 21st century to attract and accommodate the tastes and finances of the modern family. A recent weekend visit to the Texas Hill Country community of Boot Ranch revealed a development that is certainly onto something.
To the casual observer, it seems pretty much like business as usual in the Houston area a year after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey, struck the Texas Gulf Coast. But the truth is, despite the overall look of normalcy, the rebuilding process continues. Some have just moved on, of course. The local golf scene is no exception.
Despite question marks about the greens and design, the venue produced thrilling theatre for golf fans.
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.
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.
Golf course architecture expert Bradley S. Klein on tree management on courses. When is it okay to remove a tree?
Nobody appreciates the angles on the golf course more than those who designed them, reports senior writer Mike Bailey after spend a couple of days playing with members of the ASGCA.
At the Golf Industry Show it's all about building and maintaining a better golf course for golfers. The GIS has it covered, from better rakes and chemicals to new grasses and better bunkers.
Sometimes a round of golf gets flat-out ruined. Jason Deegan shares a twelve common incidents that can spoil a great day on the course.
Golf course architects have their hands full when they are given an old garbage dump or "brownfield" to turn into a beautiful green golf course. More than 70 have been built, including Liberty National, site of the 2017 Presidents Cup.
Recovery in the aftermath will be a tough road for Hurricane Harvey recovery. Resident Mike Bailey offers some insight into what to expect in the aftermath.
Snowbirds probably shouldn't take flight just yet to warm-weather winter destinations in the desert due to overseeding.
In honor of Earth Day, here's a look at what some courses in the U.S. are doing to control water consumption.
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