Golf course designers, The Clash, Black Flag and Deerfield Academy

I was having an interesting discussion about real punk rock, pop-punk rock and golf design with fellow golf course architecture expert Jason Blasberg. He said the band “The Clash” was…

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…

The 2006 British Open at Royal Liverpool – Roll up for the Mystery Tour

Everybody sing it with me! (Cue Tambourines) Roll Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup! Roll up for the mystery tour! Yes members at Royal Liverpool are also singing (“Get Back to where you once belonged”?:)…

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…

Pictures of Jim Engh’s new Blackstone C.C. in Arizona

Seen left, Palo Verde (left) and Ocotilla (right) are just some of the interesting vegetation Jim Engh had to work with along with Saguaro Cacti to frame the edges of…

Recap of this year’s Best Course and architecture awards

I have to disagree with GD’s choices for their “Best New” awards in some areas. They missed big by not including Pradera as a best new Private and Monterey Peninsula…

Some great golf gifts for the holidays

I love Christmas. You get to be nice to everybody for no reason. You get to smile and spread good cheer and clap friends on the back – all without…

ABOUT.COM GOLF INTERVIEW WITH AWITP

Brent Kelly and the nice folks at about.com did an interview with me about my book and blog. Please check out their terrific golf site at www.golf.about.com and if you…

Fall Tour 2006 – Flemmapalooza

Fall tour is scheduled for Colorado, Nebraska and Indiana. I’ll be filing live reports from Pradera, Sanctuary Club, Ballyneal and Dismal River on the private side, and after a warm…

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…

TOBACCO ROAD (Part 2)

Tobacco Road may have been built on the mined out pits of a North Carolina sand quarry but it has a distinctively western flavor – from its animal skull logo…

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…

Sharin’ in the We-ko-pa Groove in Scottsdale – We-ko-pa Golf Club

WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB 18200 East Toh Vee Circle Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 www.wekopa.com 480.836.9000 Architect: Scott Miller Par 72 Excitement Level – 10/12 Difficulty – 4/12 White, 7/12 others Conditioning…

LINKS AT HIAWATHA LANDING – APALACHIN, NY

THE LINKS AT HIAWATHA LANDING 2350 Marshland Road Apalachin, NY 800.304.6533 (800-30-golf-3) www.hiawathalinks.com Architect: Brian Silva and Mark Mungeam Par – 72 Excitement Level – 9/12 Difficulty – 8/12 Design:…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In researching his golf books, Jay Flemma hit golf balls into the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Sheboygan River, the Susquehanna River, Lake Couer D’Alene, Lake Michigan, the swamps…