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Review of the Month - June 2022

The purpose of the Review of The Month feature is twofold. Top100GolfCourses has always aimed to salute and encourage those who are putting admirable effort into reviewing the world’s great golf courses. Moving forward, we are also looking to learn from these experts! We’ll be chatting with the month’s star authors and discussing topics such as golf in their area, what they like to see in a strong course review, and of course dig a little deeper into their own winning review.

Review of the Month - June 2022

Architecture Glossary - Gateway Hazard

The message of great, strategic golf course architecture is clear. The actual words used to describe those golf courses, however, are many. The Architecture Glossary column will examine more precise terms and concepts that one will find when exploring golf course architecture. Hopefully understanding these terms, and why certain architects employed them, will help you to better understand the golf courses you play…and maybe even improve your scores!

Architecture Glossary - Gateway Hazard

Spoiled for choice on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

Our last resort article veered a little bit off the beaten track for most golfers, delving as it did into Marrakech in the northwest corner of the African continent, where more than a dozen new golf ventures have appeared since the start of the new millennium. We now head several thousand kilometres east to the southern shores of Turkey and another government-sponsored golf tourism incentive which has seen the introduction of a similar number of high-end golf courses with associated 5-star accommodation facilities.

Spoiled for choice on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

Golf resorts in the Red City of Marrakech

Our series of resort golf articles continues with a destination that’s a little more exotic – Marrakech! Now, Morocco might not feature that highly on the wish list of places to play for many golfers but there are a dozen really good tracks surrounding the Red City that are well worth seeking out for those who don’t mind venturing a little further afield to play golf.

Golf resorts in the Red City of Marrakech

Review of The Month - May 2022

The purpose of the Review of The Month feature is twofold. Top100GolfCourses has always aimed to salute and encourage those who are putting admirable effort into reviewing the world’s great golf courses. Moving forward, we are also looking to learn from these experts! We’ll be chatting with the month’s star authors and discussing topics such as golf in their area, what they like to see in a strong course review, and of course dig a little deeper into their own winning review.

Review of The Month - May 2022

Architecture Glossary - Sahara Bunker

The message of great, strategic golf course architecture is clear. The actual words used to describe those golf courses, however, are many. The Architecture Glossary column will examine more precise terms and concepts that one will find when exploring golf course architecture. Hopefully understanding these terms, and why certain architects employed them, will help you to better understand the golf courses you play…and maybe even improve your scores!

Architecture Glossary - Sahara Bunker

Responses to News Items

Architecture Glossary - Sahara Bunker

Yet another fine exploration of design science & (art) history. Presumably it’s also possible to have a Sahara on a Par 3, especially in the second form describ...

Responses to Course Reviews

National (Old)

This is, in fact, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. course...I'm inclined to note this because too often people lump the three Joneses (RTJ, RTJ2, and Rees) into the sam...

Merion (East)

When Mr. Ward calls attention to a long Par 3 approaching the ridiculous from the sublime - pay attention, something is amiss.

Riverdale (Dunes)

M. James, the ninth hole is a Par 5 with a nice Dell green, not a Dell Par 3.I've played this course 30-40 times and will eventually get around to reviewing it....

Swinley Forest

@Sam Mendoza, I can understand thinking 16 at RSG is bland but it has subtlety and the blind nature means you can't always avoid the bunkers, especially in the...