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Review of the Month July 2018 – Myopia Hunt

02 August 2018

For those of you who are scoffing at the distance of the course, the third hole, a 253-yard par three is a real gut check. Not only is it long, it is well protected with three small greenside bunkers and one large one at about 200 yards off the tee.

Review of the Month July 2018 – Myopia Hunt

Fabulous France – where golf is fantastique!

01 August 2018

In June, our correspondent in France set up a week-long tour of top courses in and around Paris, with a cast list that included half the national Top 10. Here’s how events unfolded when we set out to play this stellar roster of French layouts…

Fabulous France – where golf is fantastique!

US East North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2018

29 July 2018

Our Best in State biennial re-ranking exercise for the USA continues unabated, with the revision now focusing on Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in the eastern half of the Midwest. 18 courses in this division also claim a slot within our US Top 100.

US East North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2018

​Top 20 Golf Courses of Brazil 2018

24 July 2018

When we last re-ranked Brazilian courses, just before the start of the Olympics, the Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course was listed at number 2 and it remains in the runner-up position in this revised edition of the Top 20 chart.

​Top 20 Golf Courses of Brazil 2018

​Golf's greatest major – The Open

18 July 2018

Since 1980 M. James Ward has been covering golf's grandest events and generally that emphasis focuses on the game's premier tournaments, the four majors. He’s been on scene for more than 100 majors, but which of the four is the first among equals?

​Golf's greatest major – The Open

​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2018

18 July 2018

Our Best in State biennial re-ranking process for the United States of America continues at pace as we reach the western half of the Midwest, embracing the Farm Belt states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2018

Greatest Open Championship players in the modern era

14 July 2018

Assessing golfers from across different time lines is no easy task. But the fun in doing so makes for interesting discussions. Ahead of this coming week's Open at Carnoustie, M. James Ward takes a detailed look and lists the Top 5 modern era links players.

Greatest Open Championship players in the modern era

Perfection? Gleneagles the glorious playground in the Glens

11 July 2018

I first sampled the Gleneagles experience around thirteen years ago, I loved it then and the love affair deepened after my short visit last month when we stayed and played at “The Glorious Playground” in the height of mid summer.

Perfection? Gleneagles the glorious playground in the Glens