Whoever built this modern addition to the St. Andrews Links Trust's collection was always going to be under extreme pressure, and this course is controversial and can completely divide opinion.
Everyone knows that the National Golf Links of America is the holy land for template golf architecture, as C.B. Macdonald set out almost all of these holes based on UK precedents, however, the opener at NGLA is an original.
Earlier this month, we published the second of three Asian chart releases, reporting on four South Asian countries. This update concentrates on the Southeast nations of Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
This article covers the South Asian countries of India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka where we focus on the best golf courses in the massive geographic region that’s also known as the Indian subcontinent…
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.