The Art of the Bethpage Overnight (Part 1)

This little experiment is more about writing about interesting people than great golf travel or architecture, but I felt like “stretching my legs” a bit as a writer and branching…

The Legend of Royal New Kent

I got great news from Andy Bemis, head pro at Royal New Kent and Stonehouse.  After having some issues with some greens last year, the new super has RNK firing…

Royal New Kent, The Dixie Cup and Best New Private Course 2006

Three administrative matters today. First, I’ll be finishing my roundup of most of the candidates for “Best New Private Course” shortly.  My reviews of Ballyneal, Liberty National, Dismal River and…

Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Resort to see heavy tournament action in next few weeks

Pete Dye’s Mystic Rock course at Nemacolin Resort is about to get heavy tournament play in the coming weeks. This weekend, the resort plays host to the Pennsylvania State Open…

New Jersey cracking down on steroids, performance enhancers, and Bethpage Red scores low

1. New Jersey will become the first state in the country to institute and drug testing policy for high school athletes. The program will screen random athletes for about 80…

Pictures of Lederach and Baltimore CC (West)

Here are some pix of Lederach and Baltimore CC, West Course. The Lederach review is here: Above and to the left, the first fairway is a harbinger of things to…

LEDERACH G.C., Lederach, PA by Kelly Blake Moran

Can you tell Kelly Blake Moran is a Texan? He may not wear a ten gallon hat or leather boots, but boy is he proud of the Lone Star State….

Ballyowen Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ – Why all the Ballyhoo, Ballyowen?

BALLYOWEN GOLF CLUB Crystal Springs Golf and Spa Resort 105-137 Wheatsworth Road Hamburg, NJ 07419 973.827.5996 Architect: Roger Rulewich Par – 72 Excitement Level – 8/12 Difficulty – 9/12 Design…

Summary of DC/Baltimore area public courses and Staten Island Chuck

Golfers don’t need Punxatawny Phil or Staten Island Chuck (NYC’s copycat groundhog) to tell them when to go play. DC and Baltimore area players are chomping at the bit now…

Stonewall G.C in Virginia – a Jackson course at a Benjamin price

There is a goodly amount to like about Tom Jackson’s design at Stonewall, but once again golf course economics tend to detract and distract from an otherwise good performance by…

GREAT AMATEUR TOURNAMENTS AND NEW FRIENDS

Here’s a great alternative golf vacation – take part in some of the most unique golf tournaments in the world. My favorite is the Bushmill’s Malt Causeway Coast open, held…

TOUR JOURNAL VOL.2 – AN I-95 TWO-PACK AND MORE ON FOOD

Right now the AWITP team is on 95-S in the teeth of a snowstorm. Not the greatest omen for golf, but as we have not yet reached VA, hopefully we’ll…

CONCORD GOLF CLUB (THE MONSTER) – KIAMESHA LAKE, NY

CONCORD GOLF CLUB (THE MONSTER) Concord Road Kiamesha Lake, NY 12751 845.794.4000 Architect: Joe Finger Par – 72 Excitement Level – 8/12 Difficulty – 10/12 Design: Four and 1/2 stars…

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….

BULLE ROCK – HAVRE DE GRACE, MD – by Steve Czaban

Bulle Rock Worth Every Penny – by Steve Czaban 1. Play It Lucky enough to play Bulle Rock GC in Havre de Grace, Maryland on Thursday. Bulle Rock is phenomenal….


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