Peter Wood

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself.

After years running a successful accountancy practice, heart surgery became the catalyst for change, and on regaining good health Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer – an international golf tour operator specialising in small groups and special destinations.

Along the way Peter took on the challenge of building a world-class golf course, becoming part owner, inaugural chairman and financial controller of Barnbougle Dunes golf links in Tasmania – Australia’s premier public access golf course and a World Top 50 course.

Peter is also a golf writer – Australia’s first member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association. Peter and Heather also run an annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of breast cancer research.

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Blackwolf Run (River) 27/09/2020

6th Wisconsin - Best in Area
When Meadow Valleys was built Pete Dye added 18 holes to the Blackwolf Run project thus creating the River and Meadow Valleys courses at Blackwolf Run. But the holes were...

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Olivos (Blanca & Colorada) 25/09/2020

1st Argentina Ranking
Olivos GC is a private club with 27 holes of world class parkland golf. It was designed by Luther Koontz and opened for play in 1928. The course has hosted many champions...

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Arcadia Bluffs (Bluffs) 16/09/2020

13th Michigan - Best in Area
The Bluffs course at Arcadia Bluffs GC is located right on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan State. The golf course was designed by Warren Henderson & Rick Smith an...

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Trevose (Championship) 13/09/2020

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
Trevose Golf & Country Club is more than just The Championship Course. Facilities now include 3 courses, practice grounds, accommodation, restaurant, and access to the be...

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Dunes Club 12/09/2020

4th Michigan - Best in Area
Dunes Club has a Pine Valley feel with sandy wastes and bunkers punctuating the fairway corridors. The site is heavily treed. The tracks between greens and tees have thei...

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CommonGround 09/09/2020

13th Colorado - Best in Area
Dating from 1972, Mira Vista Golf Club operated on the land now occupied by Common Ground GC. The state golfing authorities in Colorado acquired the property and develope...

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Pradera 08/09/2020

12th Colorado - Best in Area
My mates over here were trying to look after me, and made quite a few suggestions as to where I should play. I opted for Pradera because it wasn't too far to drive from D...

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Denver 06/09/2020

5th Colorado - Best in Area
It was 27 degrees and sunny as we headed out to Denver Country Club, located right in the heart of downtown suburban Denver. My contact in Denver and host for the day, wa...

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Colorado 06/09/2020

2nd Colorado - Best in Area 77th USA Ranking 88th North America Ranking
It was 26 degrees and sunny with a gentle zephyr in Denver, Colorado on a Sunday. I braved the freeway system for about 40 minutes south to Parker, where I eventually fou...

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Cherry Hills 05/09/2020

4th Colorado - Best in Area
Cherry Hills Country Club is a William Flynn design smack in the middle of Denver Colorado. It was renovated by Tom Doak some years ago, and as usual Doak's work is very...

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Cascata 04/09/2020

7th Nevada - Best in Area
Cascata GC is a desert course built near Boulder City, Nevada- some 30 miles from the Las Vegas strip... The course was designed in 2000 by Rees Jones, son of the legenda...

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Wolf Creek Golf Club 02/09/2020

10th Nevada - Best in Area
Remember those crazy golf calendars from 20 years ago? Well, you will when you play Wolf Creek in Mesquite, Nevada! Wolf Creek is located in the desert some 75 miles from...

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Ballyneal 01/09/2020

1st Colorado - Best in Area 22nd USA Ranking 23rd North America Ranking 47th World Ranking
After the success of Pacific Dunes (2001), Tom Doak unveiled Cape Kidnappers, Barnbougle Dunes, St Andrews Beach, Tumble Creek, Stone Eagle & Ballyneal in the period 2004...

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Streamsong (Red) 29/08/2020

3rd Florida - Best in Area 61st USA Ranking 70th North America Ranking
The Red Course was designed by Coore Crenshaw- one of the outstanding golf architectural firms in the world. I love their courses! And at Streamsong they had a perfect ca...

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