Courses

For a fifth time, one of golf’s most hallowed grounds—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club—will host our country’s national championship. It is the only club to host the U.S. Open in three centuries, having hosted the 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004 and now 2018 (it will also host in 2026). Scottish greenskeeper Willie F. Davis designed the original
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Back in the 1960s, an Ohio kid checked in on the construction of what would become the highest-ranked course in the state. The design was The Golf Club, and the kid was Jack Nicklaus—a curious observer to the work being done by Pete Dye. Nicklaus, who by 1966 was a Grand Slam winner, would sign
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The partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the men behind new Byron Nelson home Trinity Forest, has been one golf’s most respected architectural teams for quite some time. And it all started back in the late 1980s, when the pair visited a site for a course that was never built. This came soon after
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Have a few hours to spare on your next trip to Dallas? Then here are some great suggestions for you. With a blend of traditional and imaginative layouts, there’s a lot to appreciate about golf in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, whether you want to experience the pot bunkers on a replica of St. Andrews’ infamous
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Many of our top picks among resorts continue to expand, sometimes in surprising ways. Last fall, in Central Florida, the strip-mine-turned-paradise at Streamsong Resort unveiled the Black Course, a Gil Hanse design with softer dunes and contours than on the resort’s Blue and Red courses. About the same time, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina unveiled
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HAMMOCK BEACH, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Coast Six holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course skirt the Atlantic. The inland Tom Watson-designed Conservatory is boldly dotted with sod-wall bunkers.More Information Mark Whitright/Courtesy of Hammock Beach INNISBROOK, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Harbor Four 18s, including the lush, hilly, tree-lined Copperhead Course, a
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In the summer months, golfers from across America—and Canada, and Europe—journey to the Great Lakes State to play golf. What makes Michigan such an ideal destination? It’s all in the stats. Photo by Dom Furore/Golf Digest Michigan has five of America’s Top 100 Public Courses, including No. 23 Forest Dunes in Roscommon. 650 Public Golf
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Michigan golf trips can be about so much more than just great golf. Here are five adventure-filled itineraries to consider for the ultimate, well-rounded vacation. 1) Golf, gaming, and sports in MotownHankering for a long-weekend buddies trip that combines golf, gaming and pro ball? Detroit’s a sure bet. The golf and MLB seasons run at roughly
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Pebble Beach certainly has million-dollar views, but with a peak-season green fee of $525, it can devour the entire budget for any golf trip all by itself. To get more for your money, you need to go where land is reasonable, golf is plentiful—and the views are almost as good. With abundant lake views, long
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Michigan’s reputation as a top-shelf culinary destination has come a long way since 1946, when Buddy’s put Detroit-style deep-dish pizza on the radar for food-loving travelers. Today you’ll find locally sourced gourmet everything—from cherries and wine to morels and whitefish—on menus throughout the state. If food and golf are your ideal pairing, make Traverse City,
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What makes the BEST buddies’ trip? Well, buddies, to start. But beyond the right group of friends to travel with, you need a cluster of terrific golf courses with different personalities, comfortable lodging, fantastic places to eat and drink—and, ideally, an easy way to get there. Here are five Michigan trips that tick those boxes,
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Photo courtesy of Arcadia Bluffs 1) Arcadia BluffsArcadia, Mich. The stunning 17th at Arcadia Bluffs requires a shot of 176 yards from the Championship tee, but there’s a forward that cuts almost 50 yards off that distance. Focus first on the shot, then snap away with the camera on your phone. Brian Walters Photography 2)
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