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.
The Pinehurst area in the Sandhills of North Carolina offers a number of high-class golf courses at a reasonable price. Richard Smith and his wife Ruth sample five of the best.
The selection of future US Open sites provides a fascinating behind the scenes understanding of how the United States Golf Association seeks to position its most important event.
Would I suggest a golf holiday in Switzerland? Probably not. Would I recommend a holiday in Switzerland and then play some golf while there? Oh yes, with great big cowbells on!
Deal is something timeless and essential in this modern world, that amongst all the change there is a redoubt of palpable and reassuring steadfastness. It is like returning to the cold stone corridors of the old school and finding your old master is still there...