The U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 and some house keeping

Very quickly, tune into my travel golf site for up to the minute reports from the media tent and interviews live from the U.S. Open. Next, blogger had some trouble…

Andy North says conditions great, in USGA’s hands at 2005 US Open

Tune in to my Travel Golf site for this update on my talk with ESPN’s Andy North and other USGA officials about play conditions. I also posted my tourney preview…

Pictures from the U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Ian Poulter is his own head cover. Photo courtesy of AP.

Architect Brian Silva Interview Part 1 – Artichokes never tasted so good

He’s never at a loss for words, never wanting for a laugh, never lacking a story and never ceases to berate himself with self-deprecating humor. Boston golf course architect Brian…

Remembering Architect Mike Strantz 1955 – 2005

I shed a tear as I typed the lead for this piece. It was a tear for a gifted man taken from us far too young and in the prime…

Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There will be a longer piece forthcoming, but I owe it to you to satiate your appetite and to share this treasure with you. I’m in Pebble Beach,…

Golf Course Architecture – Architectural Echo

So as I sit here getting organized for my trips to Cali and Pinehurst, I came up with a new term of art in describing golf course design that I…

Tour Journal Vol. 4 – Monterey Peninsula and the U.S. Open at Pinehurst

It will be a busy two weeks for the A Walk in the Park team. First, from Thursday to Sunday I will be in Northern California to play Mike Strantz’s…

In Memoriam: Bunker Mulligan, 1953-2005

Golf and politics blogger and foreign war veteran Mike Reed died Saturday at his home in Texas after a massive heart attack. He was 52 years old. Known to bloggers…

Robin Williams on golf and the roots of Caddyshack by the Murrays

Two great pieces today. First click here for Robin Williams’ HILARIOUS take on golf. Next, this piece goes behind the scene of caddyshack and shows how true to life it…

Golf course design and onomatopoeia

        Too many rules and red pens lead to the suppression or erasure of the individual, passionate and observing voice.  We have been hard-wired, indeed short-circuited to only like…

North Korea perverting golf

Two items of “golf” from the land of everybody’s least favorite lugnut, Kim Jong II. First, in an effort reminiscent of North Korean elections, a company building a golf course…

My best friend is a hero!

From the “and I thought I was doing cool stuff” page, here’s a great feel good story. My best friend, entertainment lawyer David Rose of Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn…

Golf Writer Jay Flemma receives press credentials to U.S. Open

Thanks to the architects who appreciate my perspective on public golf and course design, the writers who have befriended me, my and most importantly, you my readers, I received press…

Pacific Dunes – Bandon Oregon

PACIFIC DUNES GOLF COURSE Round Lake Drive Bandon, OR 888.345.6008 www.bandondunesgolf.com Architect: Tom Doak Par 71 Excitement Level – 12/12 Difficulty – 9/12 Conditioning – ***** Cost – $200 peak,…