LAKE PLACID RESORT AND CRAIG WOOD G.C. – LAKE PLACID, NY

In the interest of consumer awareness, every once in a while we will have to make frank and honest reviews of some courses that “need improvement” ;);) in certain areas….

2006 Golf Course Architects Final Four

Here is the link to the bracket! Click here or paste below. Vote on line, by email or at you know where:):) http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=150961&tclass= let the debate begin! Voting for round…

TOUR JOURNAL Vol. 1 – Great Fla trips and Fla Top 10

Great Florida Trips Jacksonville Area (four or five days): Sawgrass (five stars value, 12/12 Excitement Level, 12/12 Design), Ocean Hammock, (four stars value, 9/12 Excitement Value, 10/12 design) Amelia Island…

New Cobra driver, Colorado Golf and Bowling For Soup

So the golf hammer of justice was minorly delayed when Tim Hartnett of Engh Golf did his best Kim Jong II when it came to figuring out everyone’s handicaps. (Then…

2006 Jazzy Awards – Best New Course – Ballyneal by Tom Doak

Since it’s the holidays, it’s time to wind up the year with the Annual “Jay’s Golf Awards” a.k.a. the Jazzys. Today – Best New Private Course. This one was easy….

Believe it or Not, Golfer Bryan Saltus Dedicates Victory to Grateful Dead

My friends at Awful Announcing would file this under “randomness,” but American golfer Bryan Saltus dedicated his victory this weekend at the inaugural Cambodian Open to the Grateful Dead. Saltus…

Ben Curtis wins last 84 Lumber Classic, press buries story

The press buried a terrific story this weekend. Ben Curtis, the quiet, but affable pro who is best known for winning the 2003 British Open won his second tournament this…

Other Sports – FIFA 2010 World Cup Handicapping

Rising star PR rep Jessica Aufiero, (who, among other projects, is repping the new Kyle Phillps-designed courses in Sicily, a resprt owned by Sir Rocco Forte called “Verdura”), asked me…

Richter Park still offering great value to NYC golfers

Danbury, CT stills affords NYC public golfers something New York City cannot – a public golf course with an interesting design and at a fair price. You really don’t need…

Apache Stronghold G.C. – Globe, AZ, poor conditions but excellent design.

Those of you who watch the British Open regularly or play in the UK will be familiar with the term “Biscuit Brown.” Loosely translated, that’s the UK term for brown…

RED TAIL and SHAKER HILLS – AYER, MA (BOSTON)

RED TAIL GOLF CLUB Devens, MA 978.772.3273 www.redtailgolf.net Architect: Brian Silva Par – 72 Design: Six stars (all ratings out of seven) Natural Setting: Five and 1/2 stars Excitement Level…

Talking Stick (North Course) – Minimalism is the real deal in Scottsdale

TALKING STICK (NORTH COURSE) 9998 E. Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 480.850.7302 www.talkingstickgolfclub.com Architect: Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore Par: 70 (35-35) Price: $125-$170 in high season, $75 in low…

MAILBAG! – Guest reviews, interviews and friends

Thanks to everyone who has written in, commented and participated. Coming soon will be the first guest feature – a course review of the terrific Bulle Rock facility in Havre…

JANUARY THREE-PACK – STONEHOUSE, PACKSADDLE RIDGE AND CONKLIN PLAYER’S CLUB

We are hard at work on more long form reviews while the snow flies here in the Big Apple, but to keep your nose and toes warm, here’s three more…

SOPPING UP THE WEEKEND AU JUS

One singular moment of ugliness reigned supreme over the ESPN-endorsed craziness at the 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale – Kevin Na was not merely heckled, but booed by the…


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