Courses

Michigan has an illustrious golf history through its residents, like Walter Hagen, and renowned visitors who have come for a century of tournament golf (or a summer holiday). We picked our 10 favorite tips and reminiscences from players and teachers who have made the game great in the state. Photo by Dom Furore/Golf Digest Jack
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Michigan is known as the beer-brewery mecca of the United States, and any great Michigan golf trip includes a visit to at least a couple of the state’s most distinguished breweries. The city of Grand RapidsBeer enthusiasts should make a beeline to Grand Rapids, aka “Beer City USA,” to explore its dynamic craft beer scene. 
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Photo courtesy of Belvedere Golf Club 1) Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoix, Mich. No. 19 on Golf Digest’s ranking of the best courses in Michigan, this historic William Watson design has hosted the Michigan Amateur Championship a record 40 times. It’s also a comfortable walk for an affordable price. Evan Schiller Photography 2.) Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather
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Retirement. That beautiful, seemingly unreachable finish line. But it’s unreachable no longer, as you’ve broken through the ribbon. With work in your rearview mirror, you finally have time to venture outside the confines of your local golf course and experience all the majestic destinations you’ve read in magazines, and seen on television. With a blank
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When we say Dom Furore gets around, we’re not kidding. In 33 years of chasing stories across five continents and dozens of countries—who else do you know who’s been to Bahrain, Burundi, India, Iceland, Russia and Rwanda, just for starters?—Golf Digest’s senior staff photographer has taken some of the most enduring images in the magazine’s
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Golf Digest’s third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses is truly global, showcasing brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, but not the United States. This is not a slight against courses born in the USA; Golf Digest will continue to produce biennial rankings of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses in
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KEY: The number in parentheses after each country name is the approximate number of golf courses in that country. Where a facility has more than one course, the name of the ranked course is shown in parentheses. Abbreviations: C.—Club; C.C.—Country Club; G.—Golf; G.C.—Golf Club★ Ranked among Golf Digest’s World 100 Greatest Courses. NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL
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Pebble Beach Golf Links is known as the crown jewel of American public golf courses—the place most golfers put on their bucket lists and vow to play at least once before they die. And while the course lives to up to its lofty reputation, many visitors are equally vowed by a completely different, somewhat surprising
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You probably don’t recognize the name, but Anthony L. Williams is a superstar in golf. Not as a result of displaying his talents on the field of play, but by preparing those fields of play. The 53-year-old Williams, Director of Golf Course Maintenance and Landscaping Operations at Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club in the
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The Preserve at Oak Meadows, a daily-fee in Addison, Ill., north of Chicago, may be the most important new golf course to open in 2017. Its harnessing of a notorious creek that had periodically destroyed property upstream and down demonstrates that a golf course can serve not just golfers but also a greater community. The
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The visual impact of the stunning Sand Valley course at Sand Valley Golf Resort is immediate and gasp-inducing. It begins with the opening tee shot, off a high sand dune dubbed The Volcano, to a ribbon of rumpled fairway flanked by vast expanses of natural, exposed sand, dotted with low-growing vegetation and copses of pines.
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We can all learn something from Paul Rudovsky. Though none of us will come close to touching his accomplishments — playing golf in 45 countries, playing every course that has every appeared on a golf publication’s World 100 rankings, and every course still in existence that has hosted a men’s major around the world —
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