• Menu
  • Menu

Public Golf – Southwest

Jay’s Mailbag: Golf and ***Cringe*** Spas

Golf and ***shudder*** Spas… I hated typing that word, but hey, the readers have spoken… Dear Jay: My girlfriends and I love golf and are looking for a cool resort to play in the northwest, west or northeast that also has a good spa and food. We have played a lot of the big resorts and are looking for something cool and different. What can you recommend? Thanks...

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...

Another Tom Doak Course Closes – Apache Stronghold Shuts down for present

No word on what the future may bring, but Apache Stronghold, an excellent Tom Doak design owned by the San Carlos Apache Indian Nation has temporarily shut it’s doors. According to Golf Digest,  “A notice on the casino’s web site reads, “The Apache Stronghold Golf Course is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience...

Dallas Public Golf

Sister Mary Matthew was scowling at Pete Ogonowski with a glance of Amazonian fierceness…again. This time his high crimes and misdemeanors were to stick his thumb against his closed middle and ring fingers, extend his pinkie and forefinger into a “devil sign,” and thrash his hair back and forth like a heavy metal star. He was doing it, however, during her seventh...

Come Back to Texas Tour: Cowboys G.C., Colonial in Gold

Cowboys G.C. 1600 Fairview Drive Grapevine, TX (just ten-fifteen minutes from DFW airoprt) 817.481.7277 www.cowboysgolfclub.com Architect:  Jeff Brauer Wild winds whipped the plane as we made our way to Dallas.  That’s meant the golf would be even better, if I were fortunate enough to get to the course.  Winds around Dallas often wreak havoc on flight plans and...

Turtle Hill G.C., Muenster, TX – a Great Sleeper Course

We chose to decompress from the excitement of Colonial yesterday by playing a local favorite north of Dallas, Turtle Hill G.C., seven miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border. Muenster isn’t a cheese nor, a horror-thrmed sitcom. It’s a town of 1,500 thirteen miles from the nearest town of any size and an hour from Dallas.  The course is in the middle of...