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Mending Macan

by Tony Dear

In mid-October 2014 Jeff Mingay was sitting at one of the high tables against the back wall in Espresso Yourself, a sma

Bakker Crossing Renovation Proves to be a Big Success

Anyone who has played golf in Sioux Falls, S.D., knows that golfers there have several options for places to play. In such a strong market, differenti

The Ford Plantation Unveils Pete Dye Golf Course Redesign

The $7 million-plus redesign of The Ford Plantation's Pete Dye-designed golf course was unveiled to national media during a November 7-8 showcase at t

Donald Ross - Revered, Respected, Remarkable across North Carolina

by David Droschak

Who has the most bronze statues or busts in the Tar Heel State? Not Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson or James Polk

Renovations at Desert Forest Golf Club Refresh Historic Course

When golf architect Robert "Red" Lawrence first set eyes on the desert terrain high up in the Sonoran foothills of Carefree, Ariz., he knew he could c

Remodel of Heron Course at Oaks Club Begins

Construction of a renovation of the Heron Course at The Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla., is underway. The project is being overseen by Fry/Straka Global Gol

Love Golf Design to Renovate Ocean Course at Sea Pines

The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., has announced that Love Golf Design will redesign its historic Ocean Course. The architecture firm is heade

Renovations Continuing at Goat Hill Park GC in California

Work is continuing on a $3.6 million renovation of the former Center City Golf Course in Oceanside, Calif. The public 18-hole, 5,000-yard layout was s

Gamble Sands - A Winning Combination in Remote Eastern Washington

by Jeff Shelley

Before playing it in mid-October 2014, I heard nary a quibble about Gamble Sands, the new wall-to-wall fescue course

New Course Slated for 2015 Opening in Northeast Nebraska

Golf course architect Paul Albanese is putting the finishing touches on a new 18-hole course near the town of Niobrara in northeast Nebraska. The cour
Golf Club of Texas in Midst of Big Renovation
Keller Golf Course Remodel a Big Success
The Bluffs in Vietnam a New Greg Norman Design
Remodel of Historic Wilmington GC Complete
The Architect's Progress - No Rough at Crestwood Gives the Course a Little Pine Valley & Prairie Dunes Flavor (Part 3)
Marrakech Golf Club Opens for Play
Torsiello's Turf Talk - Better Billy Bunkers a Boon for Golf Courses
Challenge Course Concept Recognized by ASGCA
New Public Course Underway in Hudson County, N.J.
Tidewater in Myrtle Beach Gets New Look in Advance of Peak Season
Stoneybrook G&CC Reopens Following Redesign
Lester George Completes Remodel of Tornado-Damaged Cavalier G&YC
Work Underway on First New Trump Course in Dubai; Second Course in Planning
Reflection Bay Course in Las Vegas to Reopen Soon
Golf Architects Association Publishes 'Pace of Play' Guide
Lefty to Design Course in Calgary
Sanford Golf Design Gets Honor for Ferry Point Course
New Dye Course Set to Open at Keswick Hall
Austin's River Place Country Club Set to Debut Renovation
Nicklaus Tweaks Champion Course at PGA National
Torsiello's Turf Talk - Managing the Rough
Renovation Completed at Minnesota's Edinburgh USA
Cate's Coastal Cache - Dramatic Work of Architect Blankets Southern N.C. Coast
New Course in Iowa Opening Next Spring
Offshore & Foreign Venues the PGA Championship Could, Should & Shouldn't Visit
Michigan's Forest Dunes Golf Club Adding Innovative, New Doak Course
The Elysian Fields of Old Town Club - Is Perry Maxwell's Last Course Also His Best?
Drew Rogers to Renovate Pine Lake Country Club in Michigan
Time Machine Effect Brings Long Island National into the 21st Century
An Open Like No Other
River Bend Golf Club Shines Brightly After Keith Foster Remodel
New Golf Course Coming to Inner Mongolia
Trump Blasts Pinehurst No. 2; Players Disagree
Fought to Restore Ross Course in Wilmington, N.C.
Philly Cricket Wissahickon - The Once & Future King
Victoria GC its Beautiful Best after Prudent Restoration
Tracking Play May Help Golf Courses Survive Tough Times
Bandon Dunes Opens Punchbowl Putting Course
Schmidt Elected President of ASGCA
Costa Named Associate Member of European Institute of Golf Course Architects
Doak Discusses Cape Kidnappers on 10th Anniversary of Course
Tiger Designs New Course for Houston Project
Tripp Davis Creates Novel Short-Course Design in Texas
New Pete Dye Course Coming to Virginia's Hunt Country
Golf Course Communities Need to Join the Club . . . Clubhouse
Sanford to Redesign Spring Run Golf Club in Florida
Tripp Davis to Oversee Restoration of Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Rumson CC
Delays in Rio Course Construction Worrisome to IGF Head
Strategic Principles of Golf Design
Rees Jones Receives Don A. Rossi Award from GCBAA
Kohler May Be Planning Fifth Course
Golf Course Architects - Helping Each Other Through Tough Times
The Six Continent Club - Globetrotter Bob Jones, Jr.
Augusta National's 'Eisenhower Tree' Irreparably Damaged by Georgia Storms
Gamble Sands - Almost Perfect
Blue Monster Reopens after Extensive Remodel
Tripp Davis Completes Renovation Plan for Engineers CC
TPC Scottsdale Ready for Major Upgrade
Architect Larry Packard Passes Away at Age 101
Extreme Clubhouse Makeover - When to Pull the Trigger on a Renovation
'Critical' Juncture for Rio Course
The Six-Continent Club - With New Course in Ecuador, Smyers Joins One of Golf's Most Select Groups
Q. What Shape Should Our Tees Be?
Keiser to Proceed with Golf Resort in Wisconsin
Poppy Hills to Reopen April 4
Revolutionizing Social Spaces to Meet Demand
Jay's Golf Awards for 2013 - Part 2
Keiser Completes Land Swap for Sixth Course at Bandon Dunes
Sanford Golf Design to Rebuild Bonita Springs Club
Anvaya Cove in The Philippines Opens with a Flourish
More Golf Courses Coming on Line in Los Cabos
Jim Haley Talks Pacific Gales
Tony Dear Interviews Troy Russell of Pacific Gales
Q. Should Greens Help Hold Shots?
Keiser Plans 'Bandon-esque' Golf Resort in Wisconsin
Q. Are Reverse Slope Greens Okay?
Q. Why Do Greens Slope Back to Front?
Nicklaus-Sanford Bring Links Golf to the Big Apple
Trump National Golf Clubs - 'Make Them the Very Best & They Will Come'
Legends Course at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Set to Reopen
Renovation of Birmingham's Vestavia CC Moves Ahead
The Golf Rum Diaries - The Bermuda Triangle of Golf
Ferry Point Course in the Bronx Finally Completed; to Open in 2015
Tripp Davis Starts Restoration of Tillinghast's Spring Lake Course in New Jersey
Project Reclaims Tillinghast Pedigree at Rock Hill CC
Robert Trent Jones II's Firm Busy Worldwide
A Surprise in the World Rankings
The Architect's Progress - Keith Foster Renovation Spurs Resurgence of A. W. Tillinghast's Sands Point
Q. How Do We Eliminate Cart Paths Wear Areas?
Q. How Far Should Cart Paths Be from Greens?
Gamble Sands Debuts for Northwest Writers
Q. How Do We Conceal Cart Paths from View?
Q. How Big Should Greens Be for Maintenance?
Tillinghast Imprint on Long Island's Southward Ho Country Club
Go Gator! Steve Smyers Blazing Trail as Both Architect & Amateur Golf Star
Q. Should Par-3 Holes be Designed Differently?
Yahnundasis Golf Club - A Little bit of Merion & National, a Lot of Character & Charm
Q. How Big Should Our Tees Be?
All's Fair in War & Major Golf Championships
Q. How Big Should A Green Be?
The Insider's Guide to Oak Hill Country Club for the 2013 PGA Championship
Q. How do We Design Cart Paths?
Welcome to the Green Committee Guide
The Golf Rum Diaries - Great Golf, but Fear & Loathing of the Food in Cabo San Lucas
New Doak Course at Dismal River Adds to Sand Hills Reputation as Golf Destination
Rough Enough - Will Pinehurst No. 2 Produce Typical U.S. Open Scores in 2014?
A Touch of 'Tillie' at New York State's Lynx at River Bend Golf Club
U.S. Open Should Visit Other 'Smaller' Venues after Return of Merion
The Golf Rum Diaries - Casa de Campo (Part 2 - Overview, Teeth of the Dog, and The Links)
Trinity Forest GC Integral to Big Changes in Byron Nelson Championship
Crossing Scotland, Day 4 - The Donald
Conversations with the Unknown Architect - Part 2
The Golf Rum Diaries - Casa de Campo (Part 1. Setting the Table & Dye-ssecting Pete's Work)
Conversations with the Unknown Architect - Part 1
Sanford Golf Design Reclaims Landfill at Granite Links Golf Club in Massachusetts
Pete Dye to Build New Course at Casa de Campo
Work Underway on New Course at St. Andrews
Two-Year Renovation of Paramount Country Club Completed
Final Approval Granted for Rio Course
Plans Unveiled for Links at Brunello in Nova Scotia
The Golf 'Rum Diaries' - Casa de Campo Preview
Robert Trent Jones II Begins Renovating Poppy Hills
The Road Hole - A Bucket of Balls with Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Mid Pines Makeover - Young Architect Restores 1921 Ross Classic
Sources Say 2016 Rio Olympics Course 'Dangerously Close' to Missing Critical Deadlines
Making of a Masterpiece . . . Well, Two
An Open Letter to Golf Architect Pat Ruddy
Golf Architect Stays Busy Even in Tough Times
Work Underway on Rio's Olympic Course
Chambers Bay Still Firmly in Sights of USGA
Kidd Adds another Winner to Impressive Portfolio
The Five Towns Country Clubs - Rockaway Hunting Club
Iffy Situation Develops for Land Set Aside for Rio Olympics Course
Trump Announces Plans for Second Course in Scotland
Fallen Oak Diaries (Part 2)
Coore-Crenshaw Pegged for New Course in Dallas
Rees Jones to Receive ASGCA's Donald Ross Award
Blasi Launches Own Golf Architecture Firm
Is the Battle of Sharp Park Finally Over?
Long-Gone Ocean Links & the Gold Mashie
Spence Completes Restoration at Historic Roaring Gap Club
Streamsong Resort Nears Opening
Mickelson to Redesign Torrey Pines North
Lawsuit to Close San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course Dismissed; Remodel Planned
Which Golf Course is a Game of Thrones Location?
Minnesota's History Keller GC Getting Major Facelift
Friends Remember Robin Nelson
Golf Architects Decry Old Course Renovations
R&A Announces Changes to the Old Course
Trump Plans Second Course at Trump International Golf Links in Scotland
The Architect's Progress - Tom Doak Renovation has North Shore Country Club Firing on all Cylinders
Pete Dye Interview on Casa de Campo
Trump Scotland - Believe the Hype
The Architect's Progress Part 2: Living up to the History at Paramount CC
Doak Course in New Zealand Proposed
More on the Five Towns Area Country Clubs: Lawrence Yacht & Country Club
Par-3 Golf - The Lighter Side of the Game
'New' Paramount Country Club Nears Completion
The Architect's Progress - Crest-oration! Steve Nacewicz & Family Resurrect Mighty Crestwood
The Architect's Progress - Great Greens and Fairway Undulations at Long Island National
Ross vs. Fazio: Who Rules in North Carolina?
Cupp Named New President of ASGCA
Architect John Harbottle III Dies at 53
Golf Architect Bill Love Talks About Getting Olympic Club Ready for the 2012 U.S. Open
First Annual Cornish Invitational Set for August 15
Will New Rio Course be Built in Time for Olympics?
Schulties Specializes in Renovating Courses
USGA's Mike Davis: No Rough for 2014 Open
Mike Strantz: The Maverick Rides Off Into the Sunset
New Par-3 Course Set to Debut; Future Plans afoot at Bandon Dunes
Tar Heel Designers Travel Far & Wide to Pursue Craft
Hanse Selection - A Good Call
Gil Hanse & Amy Alcott Selected to Design Olympic Course
Geoffrey Cornish Passes
Dan Hixson Talks about Wine Valley, Ballyneal, Reversible Courses & Do-it-Yourself Golf Design
Young Designers Q&A
Lollygaggers Need Not Apply
Selection of Rio Olympic Course Designer Delayed Again
Kubly Honored by Golf Architects Group
Some of the Most Accurately Rated Golf Courses in America
Jim Engh - The Dakota Kid Gun-Slings His Way to the Top
Golf Architect Profile: Lester George
So You Want to Build a Putting Green
Cybergolf Writers' Top-5 Courses of the Year
Eight Finalists for Rio Olympics Course
Favorite Designers: Bill Coore
Favorite Designers: David McLay Kidd
Favorite Designers: H. Chandler Egan
The Architect's Progress - Jim Urbina at Paramount (Formerly Dellwood) Part 1: Meet the Golf Course
Favorite Designers: H.S. Colt
Favorite Designers: Alister Mackenzie
Favorite Designers: Old Tom Morris
Favorite Designers: Keith Foster
Favorite Designers: John Fought
Favorite Designers - Tom Doak
Favorite Designers: Stanley Thompson
Favorite Golf Course Designers: James Braid
Robert von Hagge Passes
Extreme Clubhouse Makeover: Is it Time to Consider a Major Renovation?
Renovating Bunkers: Five Factors to Consider
Golf Course Master Planning
Fitzpatrick Set to Re-join GolfScapes
The Evolving Golf Club Model - Capturing the Character of a 19th Hole
The Golf Club of the Future
Weighing 'Feel' in Golf Course Design
Is a Course Fair or Reasonable?
The Rhythm of Strategy
Architects say Design Affects Efficient Water Use
Architect Updates Sweetgrass Golf Club
Sweetgrass Golf Club at Island Resort & Casino - Part 4
Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort & Casino - Part 3
Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort & Casino - Part 2
Crafting a Golf Course in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - Part 1
The Genesis of Designing a Course
A Day in the Dirt with Doak
Grand Opening of the Quarry at Giants Ridge - Part 15
Everything You Wanted to Know About Golf Architecture, But Were Afraid to Ask
Hole-By-Hole and as a Whole, I Love This Course - Part 14
Design Changes in the Field - Part 13
The Guiding Design Objects at the Quarry - Part 12
Underground: Treasure Troves & Unsightly Things - Part 11
Irish Influences on Northern Minnesota Golf? Oh, Yes! - Part 10
The Construction of the Golf Course at Giant's Ridge - Part 9
The Construction of the Golf Course at Giants Ridge - Part 8
The Construction of the Golf Course at Giants Ridge - Part 7
The Construction of the Golf Course at Giants Ridge - Part 6
Routing Plans for the Second Golf Course at Giants Ridge - Part 5
The Construction of the Second Golf Course at Giants Ridge - Part 4
The Bid Process: Nailing Down the Financials at Giant's Ridge - Part 3
Site Selection: Or How To Avoid a
Following Some Giant Footsteps - Part 1