Courses

There are the obvious keys to a great golf trip, and then there are the elements you might not consider, some of which aren’t even that costly. With a little bit of foresight and creativity, there’s an opportunity to turn your next getaway into an all-time classic. Hire a driver Depending on how spread out
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With the possible exception of California’s Monterey Peninsula, home to Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass and others, there isn’t a denser concentration of great golf in the world than on the eastern end of New York’s Long Island. Shinnecock Hills, host of this summer’s U.S. Open, is fourth on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100
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In the pantheon of the great American golf course architects, you have the names all golfers know: A.W. Tillinghast, C.B. Macdonald, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. And most golfers are familiar with Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, site of this year’s U.S. Open. You know it as one of golf’s great championship
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For a fifth time, one of golf’s most hallowed grounds—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club—will host our country’s national championship. It is the only club to host the U.S. Open in three centuries, having hosted the 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004 and now 2018 (it will also host in 2026). Scottish greenskeeper Willie F. Davis designed the original
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Back in the 1960s, an Ohio kid checked in on the construction of what would become the highest-ranked course in the state. The design was The Golf Club, and the kid was Jack Nicklaus—a curious observer to the work being done by Pete Dye. Nicklaus, who by 1966 was a Grand Slam winner, would sign
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The partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the men behind new Byron Nelson home Trinity Forest, has been one golf’s most respected architectural teams for quite some time. And it all started back in the late 1980s, when the pair visited a site for a course that was never built. This came soon after
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Have a few hours to spare on your next trip to Dallas? Then here are some great suggestions for you. With a blend of traditional and imaginative layouts, there’s a lot to appreciate about golf in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, whether you want to experience the pot bunkers on a replica of St. Andrews’ infamous
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Many of our top picks among resorts continue to expand, sometimes in surprising ways. Last fall, in Central Florida, the strip-mine-turned-paradise at Streamsong Resort unveiled the Black Course, a Gil Hanse design with softer dunes and contours than on the resort’s Blue and Red courses. About the same time, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina unveiled
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