Askernish Golf Club in Scotland

Scottish Links Golf At It’s Finest: Askernish Golf Club

Colt Allgood Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

When you think of Scottish golf, certain courses are bound to come to mind; Turnberry, Carnoustie, St. Andrews, and many others. When you think of Old Tom Morris and Scottish golf, however, many people immediately jump to St. Andrews in particular. Old Tom designed many famous courses, but there is one in particular that is perhaps the truest links experience …

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Golf Course Review: Kierland Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona

Kris McEwen Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

Scottsdale, Arizona is a bit of an American mecca of golf courses. A quick Google search of Scottsdale courses gives a who’s who of golf courses. TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, Silverado, Quintero. The list goes on and on. One that may get overlooked in the area is Kierland Golf Course. A 27-hole golf club with an on-site resort. And while …

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All Hail Sand Valley’s Masterpiece Mammoth Dunes

Casey Kirchberg Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

It is fairly obvious that there was one overarching mission when Sand Valley ownership and David McLay Kidd teamed up to bring the world Mammoth Dunes – let’s take this beautiful, native sand dune terrain and create the most fun golf course anyone will ever play. Mission accomplished! Mammoth Dunes is one hell of a good time. Known best for …

Course Review: The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort

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As my buddies and I were driving up the tree-lined road leading to The Pete Dye Course at French Lick, I had a feeling I was entering a special place. Like every course I play, I researched the hell out of it. The pictures I found were amazing and downright intimidating. The views looked beautiful. I concluded that there was …

Carnage at Carnoustie

Carnage at Carnoustie

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

From the ramparts of Stirling Castle, one can see the Bridge below where in 1297 William Wallace (Braveheart) slaughtered  the English of Edward I in the Battle of Stirling Bridge: he let half the British cross, annihilated them, then went after the remainder.  A lot of carnage.  About a mile east of the bridge, is a small stream called Bannock …

Prestwick, Home of The Open

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At Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, the first thing the caddie asked was, “What’s your handicap?”  When told, Colin pulled out the four iron and replied, “Okay.  Now I want you to play a 190 possession shot right between the two ‘boonkers’ there”. As I looked down the first hole (called Railway, because of the train line running down …