Over the years, many people have written in asking us to explain our ranking and rating process. In this article we explain that design is the most important element of consideration but we also admit that subjectivity is impossible to eliminate.
On my first visit a few years ago, Lough Erne blew me away… I’ve [since] become less enamoured by the course… the widow’s peak style bunkers, clover-like in their appearance, aren’t to my taste and the fairway conditions can play very soft.
It’s nearly two years to the day since we published the last edition of our Australian Top 100, so it’s time we presented the latest biennial revision of this ranking list, where you'll also find nine courses sitting comfortably within our World Top 100.
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.
The waiting is nearly over – the 42nd Ryder Cup Matches are just about to commence. The venue is one familiar to members of the European team but one not really seen until this week for the bulk of the American squad.