Posts Tagged ‘Golf Around the World’

Indian Wells Golf Resort, California

Apr 10th
2017

Just twenty minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, discover the Indian Wells Golf Resort, Southern California’s premier golf destination. Among its many accolades, the Indian Wells Golf Resort holds the distinction of being in Golfweek’s Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California.
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Dark Horse Golf Course, Auburn, CA

Feb 27th
2017

One of the finest courses built in Northern California in many years, DarkHorse lies in Auburn in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 50 miles east of Sacramento. The course was laid out on what was once a 1,100-acre cattle ranch and features magnificent elevation changes. But there is much more than that for those who truly love golf.

Holes were gently placed into the curving valleys on the site; the greens are subtly contoured; the bunkers are strategically placed and offer a variety of different shot making opportunities.

Course Designer Keith Foster has crafted 18 unique holes that will leave you anxious to play DarkHorse again.

Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, USA

Feb 20th
2017

Designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion David Graham and golf course architect Gary Panks, Grayhawk’s Talon Course is one of the most exciting and dramatic tests of golf in the Southwest. Located in North Scottsdale, the 6,973-yard Talon course is one of the highest rated daily-fee golf courses in Arizona, and is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.”. But wait, there’s more…

Capilano Golf and Country Club – Canada

Apr 18th
2016

Capilano is in West Vancouver, British Columbia. The stately and grand clubhouse occupies the highest point on the club’s properties. At first glance, the property might have been the most vexing to Thompson as it falls steeply down a hill. But, as with all his courses, Thompson got the routing right. After the first six holes where the golfer has plunged some 300 feet down hill, the golfer could be reasonably wary of a long slog back up a hill at some point. However, Thompson does a masterful job of tacking back up the slope. Other than the uphill medium length par three 9th, the golfer is never conspicuously aware of hitting up a hill.

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The course has remarkable flexibility and has hosted numerous professional events. The course features many half par holes including the 1st, 3rd, 10th, and 16th holes. As befitting a course situated on such unique property, the course enjoy sits own distinctive flow. The first six holes are aesthetically very pleasing. By plunging the golfer steeply down the 1st and the 6th, Thompson diffused a lot of the property’s potential awkwardness. But wait, there’s more…

Saunton Golf Club (East) – England

Apr 11th
2016

Few clubs in the British Isles boast two golf courses worth travelling for. Often times there is a championship calibre course, followed by a “Wee” course or shorter course designed for beginners or ladies.

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Then there is Saunton Golf Club: 36 holes of pure, a shining star of the classy collection of Atlantic Links courses and arguably the best links venue in the south west. Saunton has been labeled the best multi-course facility in the Isles outside of St. Andrews.

Saunton was one of the first links courses Englishman Nick Faldo played early in his junior tournament career. But wait, there’s more…

The Kinloch Club – New Zealand

Mar 28th
2016

As New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, and with arguably some of the countries finest drainage, The Kinloch Club offers fantastic conditions to play year round. The par 72 eighteen hole Championship golf course measures 6734 metres from the Tournament tees.

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The Golden Bear visited Kinloch to oversee construction of his signature Championship golf course and returned to The Kinloch Club in February of 2008 to play the course for the first time since completion. Jack was extremely happy with how his vision had come to fruition and was greatly impressed with the maturity of the golf course after it’s ‘grow in’ stage. But wait, there’s more…

Golf de Chantilly’s (Vineuil Course) – France

Mar 21st
2016

Golf de Chantilly’s Vineuil course is a true “aristocrat” of French golf, widely regarded as one of the country’s finest layouts. Located just over a kilometre from the sumptuous Château de Chantilly, the mix of open parkland and tree-lined holes are laid out on gently undulating terrain, surrounded by the Forêt de Chantilly.

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Golf began at Chantilly in 1909, when a nine hole course was laid out. Tom Simpson was brought in to re-design the original course and design a new eighteen hole course in the 1920s. Unlike Morfontaine, Chantilly was heavily damaged during the Second World War, and nine holes were abandoned as a result. In the 1980s Donald Steel designed thirteen new holes and integrated them in with nine holes from the earlier Longeres course. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #111 (Golf Around the World…)

Jul 11th
2013

… The Great Game and Its Most Spectacular Courses

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This lavishly illustrated volume spotlights 55 of the most stunning golf courses across the globe. Transporting us to the birthplace of golf—Great Britain and Ireland—as well as renowned sites from St. Andrews in Augusta to Ballybunion in Melbourne, from Pebble Beach to Valderrama, Golf Around the World demonstrates the tremendous appeal of the game through depictions of the top world-class courses.

Panoramas of lush greens and beautifully landscaped courses as well as close-up details of the unique characteristics of each course accompany a text that describes the physical layout of each and the techniques used by the champions to tackle the challenges they present.

A brief history of each clubhouse and resort is provided, complemented by images that showcase these splendid structures—from the magnificent 18th-century Georgian mansion that is the heart of Loch Lomond Golf Club to the stately 132-room Edwardian hotel of Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland.

With a wealth of inside information on each course, golfing tips from the pros who have conquered these courses, and photographs documenting highlights of the competitions played on each, this indispensable volume belongs on the bookshelf of every golfer. But wait, there’s more