Ryan Book

Ryan Book, although working in marketing, has used his two journalism degrees to at least get published in The Golfer's Journal while running his own course architecture blog, www.bethpageblackmetal.com. He took up golf while living in New York City, due to that location's lack of hiking options. Now, back in Columbus, Ohio—and lacking ready access to the city and state's wonderful private layouts—he enjoys playing at Ohio State University's alum course when he gets the chance.

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Bulle Rock 06/06/2019

6th Maryland - Best in Area
“I did not undo God’s work.” That’s the quote from Pete Dye that Bulle Rock Golf Club uses in its promotional materials. Indeed, the public course doesn’t deal in the som...

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Rocky Gap 05/06/2019

20th Maryland - Best in Area
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you tea leaves, you make iced tea. Arnold Palmer proved that the disparate elements make for a delicious co...

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Lodestone 04/06/2019

12th Maryland - Best in Area
A “lodestone” is a naturally magnetic piece of stone that is found with some frequency in the Western hills of Maryland. Golfers may wish for such a geologic relationship...

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Olde Stonewall 23/05/2019

38th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Perhaps ownership actually decided to build the castle-themed clubhouse after seeing the completed golf course; after all...that sort of excess wasn't a far-cry from the...

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Bethpage (Red) 20/05/2019

41st New York - Best in Area
Bethpage Black's notorious warning sign gets all of the attention on the clubhouse patio, yet the opening hole that merits such a sign belongs to the "Red" course. The 46...

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Wintonbury Hills 14/05/2019

15th Connecticut - Best in Area
Those attempting the New England Tour de Dye in New England only need to book one night at a Hartford hotel, as the Connecticut town hosts both of the designer's efforts...

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Kebo Valley 07/05/2019

4th Maine - Best in Area
Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and indeed most of Mt. Desert Island has had little reason to change in the past century and, accordingly, neither has Kebo Valley Golf C...

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