The Faldo Course at the Emirates Club in Dubai is a bit like its designer – the more you get to know Nick Faldo, the more at ease you are in his company.
I have been fortunate now to play the Faldo course a few times and while it doesn’t get any easier, I do feel very comfortable teeing-up.
Once again, my thanks go to Viren Varma at Golf in Dubai for the opportunity to play the course.
Viren is the highly-respected Media Officer with Golf in Dubai and is based at the Emirates Club. ...
Tiger Woods may not be able to play golf following two back procedures in as many months, but Bluejack National, Woods’ first course as a designer to debut in the U.S., has been opened for play.
Seven holes were unveiled late last week, when nearly 100 members took to the course. But the full layout is expected be ready by early 2016.
had the pleasure earlier this year during the Shell Houston Open week of inspecting the course that on first impression has a strong Augusta National feel ...
Mention Indianapolis and you immediately entertain thoughts of the largest single day sporting event on the planet – the annual Indianapolis 500.
Next year (2016) will mark the 100th anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500.
However located within the famed oval circuit is four holes of one of America’s Top 100 Public Golf Courses – Brickyard Crossing Golf Club.
The other 14 holes of this Pete Dye designed gem are laid out over the long back straight grandstand.
We found our way to Indianapolis ...
There’s an old saying that very much applies when it comes to golf – Take time to smell the roses.
I had first visited Vale do Lobo on the sun-splashed Algarve in 2003 when the course hosted it’s second straight Portuguese Open title and won by Sweden’s Freddie Jacobsson with a tournament course record 64 that included outward and inward nines of 32 but then on a composite of a mixture of Ocean and Royal holes.
It was then a dozen years before I returned to Vale do Lobo ...
This week’s PGA Championship is not only the fifth anniversary of my first visit to Whislting Straits but it also marks five years I first visited – The Bog Golf Club.
Dear friend and colleague Karl McGinty and myself inspected The Bog during the 2010 PGA Championship.
Karl and I had commented on the ‘Come and visit the Bog Golf Course’ sign each day as we drove north to Whistling Straits and then one morning we took the short drive to the course.
However five years on, and ...
While the professional and modern game has moved to younger and longer venues, Estoril Golf Club continues to present a challenge to those of us not earning a living in the play-for-pay ranks.
Estoril Golf Club is very much one of the founding father’s of Portuguese golf in that it is among the three oldest courses in Portugal after having opened in 1929 before being redesigned in 1936 by renowned Scottish architech Mackenzie Ross, who also designed Southness and Turnberry.
Estoril staged it’s ...
It had been three years and a month after the excistment of first visiting Askernish Golf Club and the ‘Old’ Tom Morris designed links gem laid out along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline on the west coast of the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebridies.
On that maiden visit we were warmly greeted by Askernish Club chairman Ralph Thompson and invited to compete in one of the club’s competitions.
Unfortunately, Ralph could not join us on our second visit but then he had a pretty decent ...