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Public Golf – Heartland States

Ski Area Management Magazine Runs my Golf Course Restoration Article

Ski Area Management, one of the most respected, intelligent, and important magazines in the winter sports world ran my story about how ski area golf courses can improve their designs with minimal cost. They really made it look good. And – BONUS! – Mt. Snow is renovating their golf course right now and over next season as well. We’ll have that story...

2011 Jazzy Awards – Best New Public Course Jim Engh’s Awarii Dunes

Crank up the Van Morrison in Parker, Colorado (Turn it up! Turn it up! Radio!) because Jim Engh should be celebrating yet another Best New Course Award, and this time it’s for an instant classic, Awarii Dunes, the first world-class public golf course in the fabled Nebraska sand hills region. For years golfers have regarded Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s...

More bad luck for Doak! Fire at Common Ground in Colorado

Man, the hits just keep coming for Tom Doak. Dude, did you break a mirror or something? Yesterday brush fire ripped through a Colorado plain coming dangerously close to housing and Tom Doak’s redesign work at Common Ground Golf Course, a municipal club outside Aurora, CO.  The fire came within feet of the 12th green.  Here’s the latest. Hat tip:  Tom...

Farewell to Beechtree, North Dakota Piece Coming Soon

Golf Channel will run my piece on North Dakota golf (Hawktree, Buly Pulpit, and Links of North Dakota), this week. Moreover, Golf Club Atlas held its farewell to Beechtre gathering last Saturday.  My piece will be up soon.  In the meantime, get down there, the course closes forever on December 7 to become BRAC housing, (Base Realignment and Closing). Also, look for...

Golf Architect Mike Hurdzan wins Donald Ross Award

Golf architect Mike Hurdzan, who’s work includes Best New Public Course winner Bully Pulpit in North Dakota, was awarded the prestigious Donald Ross Award.  According to the Cybergolf article: Hurdzan was honored for “being a respected, passionate voice of reason and knowledge for golf. Hurdzan received the award on April 30 during the American Society...