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How golf architecture fans can earn a trip to Cypress Point

The respect and study of golf course architecture from the 1910s and ‘20s has never been more alive than it currently is. An aspiring architect who can transform that knowledge into a compelling drawing can earn an invitation to Cypress Point Club, ranked third on America’s 100 Greatest Courses, through the latest installment of the Read more…

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Discover the brighter, bolder Cape Club of Palm City

The first thing one notices at the Cape Club of Palm City is that there isn’t a starter—and that’s a good sign. At this completely reimagined club that sits just off I-95 along Florida’s Treasure Coast, members have open access to the first tee. The three-hour round is alive and thriving. The Cape Club of Read more…

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How Mike Keiser invented the Remote Architecture Movement

You might say it started when W.P. Kinsella wrote a baseball novel in 1982 called “Shoeless Joe” that used the haunting refrain, “If you build it, he will come.” The extraterrestrials of Stonehenge may have had the notion originally, but Kinsella’s mantra expressed perfectly that if you create something worthwhile, people will beat a path Read more…

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How this golf course architect nailed it on his first solo design

Lost Rail, a private, stand-alone golf club near Omaha, earned second-place honors in Golf Digest’s 2023 Best New Private Course awards. It’s a remarkable property of uplands and ravines, prairies and clusters of hardwoods. A namesake abandoned railroad line cuts through a deep gully in one corner of the land, forming a dramatic hazard that Read more…

My 17 favorite modern Punchbowl greens in America

Of all of the notable templates holes that architects C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor and Charles Banks popularized in the 1910s and 20s (what Macdonald called “ideal holes” including the Redan, Biarritz and Cape), the Punchbowl is usually the most whimsical and enjoyable to play. Because of their strange shapes with sunken greens surrounded on three Read more…

The 7 best hockey cities for golf, according to former NHL players

It’s now the heart of the NHL season—with the upcoming Winter Classic on New Year’s Day leading into All-Star Weekend soon after. Puckheads will have hockey on their minds all throughout the winter and spring. If you’re planning a trip to a game in a warm-weather locale, you might be wondering if golf should be Read more…

Why the Dominican Republic is our favorite winter destination

Now’s the perfect time to head to the Caribbean. If you don’t live in a warm-weather golf hotbed like Florida, Arizona or California, the Dominican Republic’s beautiful beaches, amazing hospitality and stellar golf makes it our tropical destination of choice. Another sneaky benefit to choosing the Dominican Republic: Direct flights can be found from 35 Read more…

How Scottsdale became the underworld of professional golf

It’s a desert town paved over the cracks of golf’s caste system. Only in Scottsdale can the wannabes compete against PGA Tour players on a public par-3 course—the only requisites for entry are a few bucks and an ability to run your mouth, preferably with a drink in hand. Away from the Papago Shootout, you Read more…