This week the second edition of the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges returns to the volcanic Jeju Island where Justin Thomas will defend the title he won last year after defeating Marc Leishman in a playoff.
Incredible as it might seem, the course, clubhouse and hotel are the result of a unique partnership with an American golf course architect, a Japanese-Korean landscape designer and a group of Korean artists, so Pinx is truly a fusion of eastern and western styles and forms.
We left a few loose ends behind when we returned from The Netherlands last year. Our visit back then covered most of the country’s top tracks but there were a few courses that we just didn’t have time to see, until last week...
Oops I did it again; I got sucked into playing an overly expensive Asian golf course that rates fairly highly within the country. In the case of Navatanee, likely based on two factors: it clings to the World Cup 1975 tag and it's an expensive and mostly private club.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Michlifen Golf & Country Club is the Golden Bear’s first Signature course in North Africa and it’s been built to a standard that makes it more than capable of hosting both national and international tournaments.
M. James Ward reflects on events in Paris, pausing for thought at the USA’s poor away form and tipping his hat to Europe's resounding Ryder Cup victory under the brilliant captaincy of Thomas Bjørn over a highly rated US squad.
To get a better assessment of the golf at Le Golf National and France generally, M. James Ward reached out to the President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects for his assessment of the 18-hole L'Albatros course.
It is hard to imagine nearly 50 years have passed since the famous concession offered by Jack Nicklaus against Tony Jacklin in the final match at Royal Birkdale in 1969 to assure a tied outcome – the first in Ryder Cup history.