Grandover Resort, North Carolina – A Unique Pair Of David Graham Designed Gems.

After the pleasure of tackling the West Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina I thought to myself of an opening line to a feature story on the courses. The Grandover Resort and Conference Centre, to give it’s proper name, is located just a short distance from Sedgefield Golf Club and home to the Wyndham Championship.  As it so happened the Media Car Park is located overlooking the resort. Soon after boarding the shuttle bus to the Media Centre we drove past, as we had ...
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Bethpage Park Black Course – Not For The Feint Of Heart.

Bethpage Park, NY … There is a famous sign staring you right in the face when you walk down from the Bethpage Park clubhouse and make your way onto the first tee of the Black Course. There also is probably no other sign like it in the world of golf. The sign is akin to being on a ski run and advising you are about to tackle a black run, and what is usually the more-difficult in skiing. So it is with the Black Course at Bethpage Park that the pros contesting the Barclays Championship will ...
Escondido Golf Club - A stunning Tom Fazio design close to Austin, Texas.

Escondido Golf Club – A ‘Hidden’ Texas Lone Star Gem In Both Name & Reward.

It is easy to describe a golf course as a ‘hidden’ gem. The Escondido Golf & Lake Club lying about a 45-minute drive from Austin, Texas is not only a hidden golfing gem but also ‘hidden’ in name given the word ‘Escondido’ is Spanish for ‘hidden’ or ‘hidden treasure’. Indeed, the course is located at Horse Shoe Bay and overlooking the waters of Lyndon B. Johnson on the Colorado River that runs also through the heart of the Texas capital. Escondido ...
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Majorca Making Big Impact Among Golf Enthusiasts.

Golf travel experts believe the secret is finally out on the holiday island of Majorca. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands plays host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) – the world’s premier event of its kind in the industry – in November (14-17). And it does so from a position of real strength, with tourists flocking to the fairways in larger numbers than ever before to ensure it is one of the world’s fastest-growing golf destinations. Andrew Smith, ...
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Dunedin Golf Club, Florida Steeped In History Of Golf In America.

It seems wherever you travel to play golf in the States you are going to come across a Donald Ross designed golf course. The Scottish-born Ross, who honed his game and course design skills at Dornoch, has long been credited with laying the foundations for American golf. He designed around 400 golf courses in the United States, Canada and Cuba. In fact, three weeks ago we spent each day driving to and fro along Donald Ross Blvd on our way to the Honda Classic, and reflects how revered was Ross who ...
Tiger Woods casts his design eye over the site for a new Tiger Woods 18-hole golf course at Thompson's Station south of Nashville.

Tiger Woods Alights At Thompson’s Station To Inspect Site For Latest Golf Design.

No sooner had Tiger Woods been on hand for the opening of his first ‘Tiger Woods Design’ course in Texas and he visited Thompson’s Station, located some 30 miles south of Nashville in Tennessee, and site for his likely next Tiger Woods signature design course. The golf course will be laid out on 1,229 acres as part of a $115m project by Dallas-based Beacon Land Development at Two Farms at Thompson’s Station. “Tiger fell in love with the property,” said Mike Abbott, President ...
...until next time!  Thanks so much John for organising the golf over the 2015 Christmas festive season.

Bathurst Golf Club Revisited Two Years On.

I had waited some two years firstly to revisit my younger brother and his family, including niece Nikki and nephew Jamie, but also to step back out onto Bathurst Golf Club. The attraction to again tee-up at Bathurst Golf Club, and a course I had been present in the early 1990s to report on the New South Wales, was in every part down to John Payne. I was very fortunate to bump into John and his son on Boxing Day 2013 and since then he and I have stayed in contact regularly. In fact, John contributed ...