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D is for Double Plateau – Template Holes

09 September 2019

The Double Plateau is one of the occasional templates that has no obvious “original,” so the safe bet in such cases is to head to the National Golf Links of America​, C.B. Macdonald’s distinguished template gallery.

D is for Double Plateau – Template Holes

Exciting times for golf in the Czech Republic

06 September 2019

The Czech Republic is the last of the four nations in the Visegrád Group that we've visited since 2017. We travelled to Hungary and Slovakia in the summer of 2017 and last year we were in Poland on a fact-finding golf mission.

Exciting times for golf in the Czech Republic

Review of the Month August 2019 – Halmstad (Norra)

06 September 2019

It's top on many a Swedish golfer's bucket list, at least on the domestic side, and for good reason. It's also worth a look for the window it provides into Swedish golf course architecture and history.

Review of the Month August 2019 – Halmstad (Norra)

​On the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Trail in Italy

26 August 2019

Italy doesn't have the same golfing appeal as some other Continental European countries, such as France, Portugal and Spain. That's not to say it should be overlooked as a golfing destination – far from it.

​On the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Trail in Italy

C is for Cape – Template Holes

12 August 2019

NGLA serves as a showcase for template golf, and it’s only fair that Charles Blair Macdonald would contribute his own designs to the mix—rather than draw inspiration from Scotland. No. 14 “Cape” is a case in point.

C is for Cape – Template Holes

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

01 August 2019

L'expérience du sublime. Dinard is correlative with Pebble Beach and Old Head where the experience is so much more than the golf course in terms of the traditional ratings criteria such as design, challenge, variety of holes, presentation etc.

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

26 July 2019

Most of the template holes replicated by Macdonald and his acolytes draw inspiration from originals based in golf's homeland, the British Isles. The Biarritz is a rare exception, most commonly traced back to the Southwest coast of France, in the region of the same name.

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

25 July 2019

Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup