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,…

Monterey Peninsula Golf Club – The country’s hottest golf course

I’m thrilled to get the privilege to be invited by the club and designer to play Mike Strantz’s redesign of Monterey Peninsula Golf Club (Shore Course) It was hailed by…

I’ve Got Michelle Wie Fever!

Help! Somebody call the doctor quick! I’ve got Michelle Wie Fever! What’s wrong??? Why, it’s Michelle Wie – there’s sooooo much that’s newsworthy and I’m just burning up with excitement!…

Dan Maples – Golf Course Architect Interview (Conclusion)

Short on time and long on work, Maples enlisted not one shaper, but four different ones at Little River Farm. He had laid out the basic sites for each of…

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…

MEET CAMERON MYLER

I am thrilled to introduce everyone to one of my dearest friends and favorite people in the world, Cameron Myler. Cameron is a four-time Olympic athlete in the sport of…

DAN MAPLES AND THE PIT – PART 2

The Pit’s popularity crosses a broad spectrum of player abilities. It is fair and negotiable for average players, “but when its tournament time” Maples says with a knowing look “we…

TOUR JOURNAL VOL. 2 – DAN MAPLES AND THE PIT PT. 1

THE PIT GOLF LINKS State Hwy 5 Pinehurst, NC 28370 800.574.golf www.pitgolf.com www.maplesgolf.com Architect: Dan Maples Par – 71/72 Excitement Level – 8/12 Difficulty – 5/12 Conditioning – Three stars…

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…

AN OPEN LETTER TO DAVID DUVAL

AN OPEN LETTER TO DAVID DUVAL A lot of ink has been spilt and bandwidth absorbed chronicling the recent on-course tribulations of David Duval. Sure he has certainly carded some…

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…