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Public Courses – Mid-Atlantic

Ferry Point – NYC Parks Department leaves public golfers high and dry again

…millions of $$ spent tipping and untipping and not a sliver of grass to be seen…and these people had all that time and money to try to improve the NYC public course. This is a ghastly and grotesque failure of leadership. Someone at the Parks Department needs to actually have worked in the golf industry because they are made to look like rubes making...

Fall Tour Dates – Black Mesa, Baltimore C.C. and Philly Cricket Club again

The end of the PGA TOUR season means that the remainder of the year will be spent reviewing more courses. First, the team here at AWITP will join forces with Tony Korologos of Hooked on Golf Blog and The Golf Space for a three day event at fabled Black Mesa Golf Club, which I reviewed in this piece for Golf Observer. Black Mesa is one of the three most important...

Lederach Golf Club – Harleysville, PA

LEDERACH GOLF CLUB 900 Clubhouse Drive Harleysville, PA 215.513.3034 www.lederachgolfclub.com Architect: Kelly Blake Moran Par: 36-35=71 Excitement Level – 8/12 Diff. – 8/12 Design – Six stars Natural Setting – Three stars Conditioning – Four and ½ stars Cost – $75 peak, $45 reduced on weekends, weekdays $50/$35 Yearly Memberships – No Value – Six stars Overall...

The Architects Golf Club – Phillipsburg, NJ

THE ARCHITECTS GOLF CLUB 700 Strykers Road Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 908.213.3080 www.thearchitectsclub.com Architects: Stephen Kay with Ron Whitten Par 35-36=71 Design: Six Stars (all ratings out of seven) Natural Setting: Five Stars Conditioning: Five and ½ stars Value: Five Stars Overall Six stars Difficulty: 7/12 Excitement: 9/12 Stephen Kay isn’t just a golf course...

Eisenhower Park Red Course rescinds walking ban, thank your golf writer friends

After weeks of harsh criticism from many golf writers throughout the greater New York Metropolitan area, Nassau County officials rescinded their unpopular policy that mndated the use of those infernal motorized huggy-buggies on the famous Red Course.  The course reverts to the old policy where carts are only mandatory on weekends. Personally, they should rescind the...

Eisenhower Park Red Course bans walkers from playing golf

This Newsday article exposes how the greed of Nassau County upends the core values of golf and merely reaches for an extra $30 from players.  I will NOT be visiting Eisenhower Park until they rescind this decision and allow walkers. The article is from Newsday: EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island woman is boycotting her favorite course. A man in Florida has...

Golf Weekend in Maryland

While the eyes of the golf world are fixed firmly on Sergio Garcia’s colorful outfits at Carnoustie, we can still go out and play golf as well as watch. That’s exactly what I did.  The AWITP team has saddled up for a weekend in Maryland sandwiching the brilliantly designed Baltimore Country Club East Course (Five Farms) designed by A. W. Tillinghast...

Red Tail wins USGA award, Black Mesa piece for Golf Observer

Red Tail Golf Club by Brian Silva was awarded the 2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links.  Built on an old army base in Devens, Mass, just minutes west of Boston, the course is named for the Red Hawks which inhabit the site.  My detailed breakdown of the course is here.  My interview with Brian Silva is here.  Part 2 is here.  The article announcing the selection of...