Notwithstanding the ongoing zombie apocalypse, there is change in the air at Yas Links. They seem to have recognised the concerns over some of the conditioning issues and have already rectified many of them.
The concept for “Short” can be traced back to Brancaster’s No. 4. Although there are many Par 3 holes of minimal yardage, it would be Horace Hutchinson’s advice that had the most impact on C.B. Macdonald’s development of the template...
In this re-ranking release we’re looking at China, Japan and South Korea under the banner of East Asia. Further Asian articles are still to come, but for now we’re concentrating on the three major golf markets in the eastern part of the continent.
For the feeling of having reached golfing paradise on the edge of the earth, Portpatrick Dunskey is nearly up there with Carne Links in Mayo, Ireland from my experience.
Even the most casual tour follower is familiar with the original Road Hole, the penultimate challenge at the Old course, which often serves as the deciding test, such as when Seve parred the hole to Tom Watson’s bogey during the 1984 Open.
Welcome to the latest edition of our ranking chart for the Caribbean and Atlantic Islands. It’s a vast area of more than a million square miles, where most of the land mass lies to the southeast of the United States and northwest of South America.
This Alpine edition for Austria and Switzerland is the ninth and final publication in a sequence that has taken us all the way from the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the Atlantic Ocean in the north.
This release covers the five nations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. We’re increasing the number of courses featured in this region, so we now list nearly 200 layouts across this vast northern section of Europe.
South East Europe doesn’t have much golfing tradition, with fewer than ten thousand registered participants in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, so visitors play the vast majority of golf in these countries.
Claiming an “original” Punchbowl green is probably a lost cause, as the earliest of designers didn’t necessarily look at the decision as a piece of golf strategy. It was, in reality, a piece of agronomic planning.