Carnoustie, the most demanding links, hosts this week's 147th Open Championship. To better understand the fascinating elements that the links provides, four architects weigh in with their views.
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.
One past Open at Carnoustie has received scant attention and it marks a milestone in time with its 50th anniversary. The eventual winner in 1968 was Gary Player claiming his second Open victory…
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.
Within our latest 2018 Top 100 for South Africa, 13 courses remain in the same position, 40 move up, 44 fall down and three drop out. Our highest new entry is a remote 9-hole course with no fewer than 72 different tee boxes.
Sweetens Cove absolutely floored me. I have enjoyed the wonderful green complex designs of Tom Doak and Coore/Crenshaw but this course matches or exceeds many of the designs I have played by those famous architects.
Our Best in State biennial re-ranking exercise for the United States of America reaches the halfway stage with this news release for the eight South Atlantic states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The expected storyline for the 118th US Open provided the perfect counterpoint to the near travesty the USGA caused with its ill-thought out preparation for Shinnecock Hills during Saturday's 3rd round.
The tandem of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore are among the world's finest golf course creators. The duo have reinvented classical golf architecture and delivered some of the finest modern designs...
When the 117th US Open was drawing to a close at Erin Hills, the grimaces were not on the faces of the players, they were on the faces of officials from the United State Golf Association.