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​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2020

Last month, we updated the rankings for the East South Central states of the USA. We now move to the northwest to shine the spotlight on courses in the farm belt states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2020

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The reference to Tasmania and “Van Diemen’s Land” relates to my 16-year quest to get to the masterpiece that is Barnbougle Dunes. Ever since I saw the launch pictures, sitting in my office in Holywood, County Down in 2004, I was smitten...

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

We’re fans of Robert von Hagge’s mid-1980s course at Les Bordes so we were intrigued to hear that the club is constructing another layout, designed by Gil Hanse, to complement the original course.

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

Responses to News Items

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

Hi BBMany thanks for the comments! I can assure you that my special forces skills were not tested too much as thankfully the adventure in Australia took place d...

Responses to Course Reviews

Red Tail

I was surprised not to see Taconic on Mr. Ward's list, but looking at my research, it's one of only seven American courses on this site that he hasn't written a...

Red Tail

BB: Red Tail is a quality public course and candidly architect Brian Silva has a great feel in creating challenging courses with plenty of design heft. He under...

Gleneagles (Queen's)

BB, get yourself up there. It’s such a spectacular setting, the whole ambience of the Resort and the golf course was to die for. Already planning a return trip...

Prestwick

Tom,I also tend to look at Top100 rankings before deciding which courses to prioritise, at least when I am choosing between courses I have not yet played. This...