North Berwick Golf Club has several holes that we now call “templates” and it may be responsible for the greatest of them all. C.B. Macdonald referred to the Redan as “the finest one-shot hole in the world.”
Over the coming months we plan to run a series of articles focused on template or replica holes that became the design foundation of C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Let's start at the very beginning – A is for Alps.
It drapes across the landscape like it was always there… this is a modern course for the modern game. There are nods to history, spectacular Redan greens etc. It is not genesis, but it is a revelation.
Tom Doak has completed a routing proposal for the new St Patrick’s Golf Links in Ireland and his company has already constructed two greens as a first step on the path to full development of the site.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG), which has its home at Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, has formally invited women to join the club as members for the first time since voting to change the club’s rules in 2017.
Apart from publishing a Spanish Top 100 chart, we maintain five regional listings below the national rankings – one of which covers the Canary Islands. We visited every course on Gran Canaria last week to compare these against those on the other islands.
When we last updated our Canadian rankings, some may have been surprised by the introduction of Cabot Cliffs as our new No.1. A few months later, the Cliffs was a new entry in our World Top 100 (#46) and it remains at the head of our 2019 national table.
If you thought Black's greens played rather boring for the PGA Championship, Red's will induce considerable yawns. But, if you ask the average Long Island resident, a simple two-putt is appreciated after challenging these fairways.
We’re not talking absolute balls in this short update. We’re discussing fractions. If you’ve already posted a review here at Top 100 Golf Courses, or are thinking about posting a review, read on.
Although there are no official names for the holes at Bethpage Black, the 15th should be named "Mount Olympus." The green is literally perched on a high precipice and you believe when you finally reach the green you will be in the company of Zeus.