Archive for the ‘Around the world’ Category

The Creek Championship Course, Dubai

Jun 19th
2017

The par 71 course at Dubai Creek that measures 6,967 yards is a memorable journey from the first tee to the 18th green. The superbly manicured fairways are undulating, demarcated by mounds, date and palm trees, and most other times by water. Apart from the Creek, which comes into play on at least four holes, several artificial lakes add to the beauty and difficulty of various other holes. But wait, there’s more…

Rio Secco, Las Vegas

Jun 12th
2017

Rio Secco Golf Club was designed and built in 1997 by golf course architect Rees Jones. The course lays at the foothills of the Black Mountain Range 13.5 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Rio Secco can play to over 7,400 yards and very difficult, but also offers four teeing grounds to allow golfers of any skill level a memorable golf experience. But wait, there’s more…

Kahili Golf Course, Hawaii

Jun 5th
2017

When you play at Kahili Golf Course you’ll see why Maui is known as the Valley Isle. Nestled in the foothills of West Maui Mountain, Kahili offers bi costal panoramas stretching across a vast valley of sugar cane and greenery with sea to summit views of Haleakala Volcano. But wait, there’s more…

TPC Scottsdale Golf Course, Scottsdale

May 29th
2017

Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers an ideal desert golf experience. Built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, the layout was completely revamped in 2007 to flow seamlessly within the naturally rugged terrain, meandering between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills. But wait, there’s more…

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, Orlando

May 22nd
2017

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public golf courses in Orlando. A Rees Jones designed championship golf course and spacious clubhouse offer guests a spectacular venue for any occasion. But wait, there’s more…

Seven Canyons, Sedona

May 15th
2017

Located on 200 stunningly beautiful acres in Sedona, Seven Canyons represents an opportunity of a lifetime for members and owners seeking premier relaxation, unparalleled golf and limitless outdoor activities.

Club grounds feature a world-class golf course designed by former British Open and U.S. Senior Open Champion Tom Weiskopf, a scenic practice park with 20,000 square feet of teeing space, and delectable dining options overlooking the course in our new  Club House with a wide array of amenities. Luxury living at Seven Canyons includes spacious Villas with fractional and whole ownership options, a few spectacular home sites and a limited number of golf club memberships.  But wait, there’s more…

Mount Malarayat Golf Course, Philippines

May 8th
2017

Set at 1,200ft above sea level and enjoying a cool climate with a captivating and breath taking view of the Malarayat mountain range, Mount Malarayat is a 27-hole championship golf-course, designed by the internationally-renowned J. Michael Poellet Design Group. The severe tiering of the greens is a major feature of the Mount Malarayat golf course.

Mount Malarayat Golf Course, Philippines

There are not just single, but double and triple tiers and sometimes the tiers work sideways rather than head-on. On the par three 8th of the Mount Lobo nine, the middle tier of this three-tiered green lies several feet below the front and back tiers, which are level with one another.

From the tee it appears that there is a chasm in the middle of the green and the tiering works to reduce the size of the green by two-thirds, a great example of how contour and slope can be used as a hazard even within the confines of a putting surface. This is not the only unusual golf hole; earlier in the nine there is a par three where you play between a lake and a hill to a green so long as to permit multiple club differences. But wait, there’s more…

Shinnecock Hills Golf Course

May 1st
2017

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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, founded in 1891, is one of the historic golfing institutions in the United States. It is the oldest incorporated golf club and was one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA. The Clubhouse, built in 1892, was the work of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. While in character it remains substantially the same as a century ago, it has enjoyed several expansions and renovations in the intervening decades, before undergoing a major restoration completed in 1991. But wait, there’s more…

Amverton Cove Golf Course, Kuala Lumpur

Apr 24th
2017

The 18-hole Ted Parslow designed course of Amverton Cove is located on Carey Island and opened for play in 2013.  The course can be reached from Kuala Lumpur in around 50 minutes by highway. Amverton Cove is both challenging yet fair at the same time. The overall style is links-like and fairly flat in a refreshing natural setting. Each hole uses natural features to frame the fairway while creating mounding and bunkering protests the greens.

Amverton Cove Golf Course, Kuala Lumpur

This course design features such as strategically located lakes, ponds, mangroves and other plantings amidst a picturesque landscape make it suitable for golfers who love playing amid nature. Mangrove forests border or cross 6 holes.  Hole 4 features an interesting 70 meter boardwalk to back tees. The walk through the tidal forest often allows golfers to get up close to local birds, crabs, and other jungle creatures. Lakes come into view or play on 17 holes, creating many wonderful views.  But wait, there’s more…

Big Sky Golf and Country Club, Canada

Apr 17th
2017

Nestled in the valley floor below the massive cliffs of Mt. Currie in Pemberton lies one of the best golf courses in Canada: Big Sky Golf & Country Club. Opened in 1994, and immediately named to the top 50 in Canada, Big Sky Golf Club combines incredible scenery, phenomenal course conditioning and superb service to give you a golfing experience that is second to none.

Big Sky Golf and Country Club, Canada

Designed by Robert Cupp, Big Sky Golf Club uses water, sand and varying landing areas as it main defences. Each hole offers different challenges and requires players of all abilities to exercise every aspect of their game. With arguably the best kept fairways in BC, and views of snow-capped peaks in every direction Big Sky truly is a course that deserves to be recognized amongst Canada’s elite. But wait, there’s more….