A round with golf course architect Tom Doak
Architect of such esteemed golf courses as Pacific Dunes, Cape Kidnappers and many more, Tom Doak is one of the world's leading golf course designers. Jason Deegan caught up with him at his home club, Crystal Downs in northern Michigan.
Emerald trails: Navigating Tom Fazio's stellar Camp Creek Golf Club in Panama City Beach
Camp Creek Golf Club on the Emerald Coast of Florida is all golf, it doesn't cater to real estate, and it really doesn't cater to all types of golfers. To appreciate Tom Fazio's work -- which includes 86 bunkers, a number of waste areas, numerous water hazards and large, difficult greens -- you ...
L.B. Houston resurrected as Luna Vista Golf Course as an affordable Dallas alternative
Once again, the city of Dallas has produced another gem with the Luna Vista Golf Course. Like Stevens Park and Tenison Highlands before it, Dallas-area golfers have been presented with another terrific golf course at a bargain price. The former L.B. Houston Golf Course was recently renovated and ...
Los Robles Greens Golf Course: A country club look at a muni price
Located just a few miles from the famed Sherwood Country Club in southern California, the Los Robles Greens Golf Course is one of the most popular municipal courses in the area. Many golfers, in fact, have said they will drive 90 minutes or more to play Los Robles Greens.
Golf Club at South Hampton in St. Augustine: Truly a family affair
The Golf Club at South Hampton had always been a popular track in the northeast Florida area, but now with new owners, better conditioning and a family atmosphere, play is picking up even more. From the time you check in to the starter, everyone seems to know your name. And with wide fairways and ...
Nature galore: There's plenty to see at Deer Creek Golf Club near Denver
Deer Creek Golf Club, located in the far southwestern fringes of Metro Denver, has a wealth of scenery and geography to keep one busy on an 18-hole journey that traverses protected wetlands, creek beds, rolling terrain, impressive conditioning and some tiered greens.
Grande Dunes Resort Club: A jewel on the Grand Strand
Novice visitors to the Grand Strand have dozens of top-notch golf courses to choose from, so why not begin at the top? The Resort Club at Grande Dunes Resort. With seven holes running along the top of a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Grande Dunes' Resort Club delivers the sort of ...
Falconhead Golf Club in Austin is a rare public course in a prestigious Hill Country zip code
Falconhead Golf Club is a rare public course in an area of Austin that is littered with private clubs. Along with a tour-quality course design, Falconhead is consistently one of the better-conditioned golf courses in the Hill Country. Falconhead has many trimmings of a resort course and might ...
New ownership and Jim McLean Academy gives new life to SunRidge Canyon Golf Club
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club opened back in 1995, but in the spring of 2012, it feels like the Scottsdale golf scene's shiny new kid again. New ownership, a fresh commitment and some star power are helping to put this golf course back into the mix in terms of the Valley of the Sun's top must-play ...
Old Corkscrew Golf Club: A scenic challenge in southwest Florida
Located just north of Naples, Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero, Florida is a tough, Jack Nicklaus design that isn't for the faint of heart. Our best advice? Enjoy Old Corkscrew for what it is -- a cart ride on the wild side.