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River Landing (River) 03/10/2020

57th North Carolina - Best in Area
Maximizing its setting on the Northeast Cape Fear River, River Landing’s courses thrive and continue to be ranked among the state’s finest golf properties. On a recent tr...

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River Landing (Landing) 03/10/2020

74th North Carolina - Best in Area
Maximizing its setting on the Northeast Cape Fear River, River Landing’s courses thrive and continue to be ranked among the state’s finest golf properties. On a recent tr...

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Hendersonville 01/10/2020

Gem USA - Best in Area
The mountains of North Carolina have no shortage of highly regarded golf properties ranging in origin from the golden age of architecture to the modern era. Unsurprisingl...

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Old South 27/09/2020

Gem USA - Best in Area
In the truest sense, every golf course should reflect its environment. This spirit, core to our game, is captured in designs of the most prolific golf architects of the p...

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Umstead Pines 31/08/2020

Gem USA - Best in Area
“[The course] doesn’t take long to play….it’s an unbelievable architectural experience at a price that any golfer can afford. It is a golf course that deserves the most p...

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Royal New Kent 06/07/2020

Gem USA - Best in Area
Reviewing Royal New Kent required more time and thought investment than any of my others to date. Fitting, too, that it also ended up being my longest. There is so much t...

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High Point (Willow Creek) 18/06/2020

65th North Carolina - Best in Area
With its excellent use of the topography and natural hazards, the Willow Creek course at High Point Country Club presents a variety of challenges, engaging the player fro...

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Old Chatham 16/06/2020

47th North Carolina - Best in Area
Nestled near the Chatham County line near Jordan Lake, Old Chatham feels worlds away from the quickly growing bustle of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan areas....

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The Cardinal 10/06/2020

58th North Carolina - Best in Area
The Cardinal by Pete Dye, formerly the Sedgefield Dye Course, was on my bucket list for many years. With McConnell Golf’s decision restructure access as semi-private in F...

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Hasentree 06/06/2020

67th North Carolina - Best in Area
“Hasentree is an OK course, but there is no water.”Year ago, that was the description of Hasentree a friend provided after their round. It was such an odd response for an...

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MacGregor Downs 02/06/2020

61st North Carolina - Best in Area
Unlike many other major metropolitan areas around the country and world, there is arguably no outright “best course” in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. With exce...

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Mimosa Hills 28/05/2020

48th North Carolina - Best in Area
Donald Ross is heralded for his unbelievable talent routing golf courses. Regardless of the property’s size, topography, and natural setting, Ross always managed to neatl...

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Pinehurst (No.9) 28/05/2020

42nd North Carolina - Best in Area
On a recent trip to the Sandhills, I had the great fortune of playing Pinehurst #9, formerly the National, for the first time. The staff greeting was warm from the moment...

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Pinehurst (No.7) 27/05/2020

44th North Carolina - Best in Area
Aptly described by reviewer Colin Braithwaite below, the Rees Jones designed Pinehurst #7 course is “newer” with a “throwback feel.” With many holes incorporating hilly t...

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Yeamans Hall 24/05/2020

2nd South Carolina - Best in Area 48th USA Ranking 53rd North America Ranking
With its enchanting setting, world class putting surfaces, perfectly firm turf, wide corridors, and strategic bunkering, Yeamans Hall left me more stunned after just one...

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Keney Park 22/05/2020

17th Connecticut - Best in Area
Bottom line up front: Keney Park is the real deal. Do not drive through central Connecticut without stopping to play this phenomenally routed, fabulously restored gem.Gro...

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Country Club of Charleston 19/05/2020

22nd South Carolina - Best in Area
After years of reading about his famous template holes, I finally had the chance to experience my first Seth Raynor design at the Country Club of Charleston. This propert...

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Tobacco Road 18/05/2020

9th North Carolina - Best in Area
Dive into any golf architecture forum and you will be hard pressed to find a more polarizing architect than Mike Strantz. Tobacco Road is certainly one of his more contro...

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