Courses

West Point, Miss. / 662-524-1000 / mossyoakgolf.com / Gil Hanse (2016) / 7,212 Yards, Par 72 / Points: 57.0924 Six years ago, George Bryan, who also owns No. 60 Old Waverly, gave Gil Hanse land directly to its north and asked him to build a public course good enough to serve as the new home
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Whether you’re in Myrtle Beach for vacation or business, it’s easy to sneak in a round, or many. In a town filled with 7,000+ yard courses crafted by headline designers from Robert Trent Jones to Tom Fazio, the biggest challenge for golfers is not how to play these championship layouts but rather which ones to
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HAMMOCK BEACH, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Coast Six holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course skirt the Atlantic. The inland Tom Watson-designed Conservatory is boldly dotted with sod-wall bunkers.More Information Mark Whitright/Courtesy of Hammock Beach INNISBROOK, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Harbor Four 18s, including the lush, hilly, tree-lined Copperhead Course, a
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Attending the Masters is a rite of passage for every golf fan, one of the few experiences in sports that lives up to the hype. If you’re going this year—or thinking of going—but still haven’t found a place to stay, we have you covered. We’ve searched Airbnb tirelessly for houses—affordable to the most extravagant you
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The phrase “risk-reward” is thrown around rather haphazardly as it relates to course architecture. Strategically, though, there is no denying the greatness when risk-reward elements are incorporated successfully into a great par 4. As the great architect George C. Thomas wrote in his Anatomy of a Golf Course: “The great courses entice the golfer to
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178. Trump International (Championship) Jim Fazio (1999) Long before he was President of the United States, or even a TV reality show host, Donald Trump built a golf course, on prime real estate in West Palm Beach, which he got from Palm Beach County. In exchange for a 100-year lease, Trump agreed not to sue
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There’s a new philosophy behind the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, the program co-sponsored each year by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest. While the awards program is still designed to recognize golf course superintendents and their courses for outstanding environmental stewardship, the rules have been changed to expand the competition
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The Broadmoor Golf Club (East) Donald Ross (1918) / Robert Trent Jones (1952) / Ron Forse (2016) The Broadmoor Golf Club East is another timeless mountain course, built hard against Cheyenne Mountain with famed green contours that pose optical illusions. Many putts that look uphill are actually running downhill. Few golfers recognize that the East
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187. Country Club of Birmingham (West) Donald Ross (1929) / Pete Dye (2009) Starting 40 years ago, the Country Club of Birmingham’s West Course, one of two Donald Ross designs at the club, was repeatedly ranked on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest. Then it fell off in 1984. Pete Dye convinced the club that he could
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188. Glenwild Golf Club Tom Fazio (2001) Glenwild Golf Club sits on a meadow valley north of Park City, offering invigorating vistas of the Wasatch mountain range surrounding the community. Tom Fazio was given first dibs on the land for his 18 holes, with developers agreeing to plot homesites only after he’d completed his routing.
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168. Long Cove Club Pete Dye & Alice Dye (1982) / Bobby Weed (2018) Long Cove was originally routed by Frank Duane and his then-partner Arnold Palmer in the early 1970s. Then Pete Dye was offered the job, but turned it down in order to concentrate on construction of No. 49 TPC Sawgrass. Once TPC
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116. Baltimore Country Club (East) A.W. Tillinghast (1926) / Keith Foster (2015) The East Course at Baltimore Country Club, also known as the Five Farms Course, was one of many outstanding A.W. Tillinghast designs nationally ranked for decades by Golf Digest. Still, even jewels need polishing now and then. The club brought in Keith Foster,
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131. East Lake Golf Club Donald Ross (1915) / Rees Jones (2015) Tom Bendelow actually laid out the original course at East Lake, back when it was known as Atlanta Athletic Club, and that was the layout upon which Stewart Maiden taught the game to the now-legendary Bobby Jones. Donald Ross basically built a new
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Announcing the 2019 Alister MacKenzie “Lido” Prize in Golf Architecture What is The Lido Prize?It is awarded annually by members of the Alister MacKenzie Society to honor the memory of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and recognize the design potential of an up and coming architect. The winner will be invited to attend and participate in the
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