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Lakota Canyon Ranch and a hole in one for a Texan

I’ll write more tomorrow, but Jim Engh outdid himself (tough to do…I know! But he did), with the amazing Lakota canyon ranch. Tom Doak wrote that undulation is the soul of the game. Engh did that in spades. I have walked 230 places and I BARELY finished LKR. Its gorgeous...

RED HAWK RIDGE G.C. – Castle Rock, CO

RED HAWK RIDGE G.C. 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive Castle Rock, CO 80109 720.733.3500 Architect: Jim Engh Par 72 Excitement Level – 8/12 Difficulty – 6/12 Conditioning – Four stars Cost – $75 high, 3PM twilight $50 Value – Four stars, (four and 1/2 at twilight)...

Far West Golf Travel Swing – Summer 2005

Starting tomorrow, the A Walk in the Park public golf travel team will being playing eight consecutive great western US public golf values by more than four preeminent architects. There will be interviews as well. Stunning settings, brilliant strategic designs and an unbeatable price will...

Jay Flemma joins Golf Observer.com

I am happy to announce I have joined the outstanding golf writing team at Golf Observer. Golf Observer is one of the world’s leading golf information sites and golf writing cadres. It features great writers and scholars such as Geoff Shackelford, Sal Johnson, Billy Casper, Frank...

My letter to travel golf

Early yesterday afternoon, I conversed with Tim McD and publisher Robert Lewis about the strong feelings I’ve been having that Travel Golf’s role in my career had run it’s course and that I’d like to part ways and move to my new golf writing team while it was still...

Moving on to a new magazine and Internet site

Yesterday I told the Travel Golf team thanks so much for all their input and support but I was moving on to a different site and magazine with other, full fledged golf writers. Actually it’s TWO new sites with golf writers and sportswriters you all know and like. The detailed...

How to win the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

As I pulled into the parking lot today, the license plate of the car in front of me read “ALL PARZ.” That is the order of the day. Damage control. Grinding. A great golf course is really a puzzle. The key is to figure out a game plan and execute it. One of the greatest blights...

Yes, Pinehurst No. 2 is worth the money

While covering the 2005 U.S. Open for Travel Golf Magazine, I kept an open mind all week as the world debate raged on whether $375 is too much for a round of golf at Pinehurst No. 2, or whether $240 is too much for Nos. 4, 7, and 8. I listened to the good points raised on either side...