Firmer, Faster Pinehurst No. 8 Now Open

Pinehurst No. 8 reopened on Sept. 2nd following agronomic and infrastructure enhancements highlighted by new TifEagle greens, fully restored bunkers with fresh sand, improved drainage throughout the course and the removal of invasive trees limiting views and inhibiting sunlight. Additionally, the existing Bermudagrass turf on tees and fairways was “fraise” mowed to remove thatch throughout Read more…

Western Carolinas: The Perfect Fall Golf Getaway

Champion Hills

Few golf destinations are set up as brilliantly for a fall golf getaway as the Western North and South Carolina. Imagine the sunshine of Florida mixed with the stunning fall foliage of New England – all set amid a tapestry of towering Blue Ridge Mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes – and you’ll get the picture. Read more…

Golf Destination Spotlight: Naples, Fla.

The late Pete Dye once referred to the late Arthur Hills as the “Mayor of Naples,” a friendly quip based on the sheer number of courses Hills designed in Collier and Lee Counties. With this tony town on Florida’s southwest Gulf Coast often referred to as the “Golf Capital of the World,” Hills’ de facto Read more…

Private, Semi-Private Clubs Get Creative

Champion Hills

Just two years ago, country clubs nearly resorted to begging to get new members to join. Many lowered or eliminated initiation fees, significantly impacting their capital budgets. Others reduced monthly dues or waived food and beverage minimum, negatively affecting their operating budgets. Fast forward to the midway point of 2022, and how the times have Read more…

Ravenwood Stands Test of Time as One of New York’s Best

The late golf course architect Robin Nelson, known as “Mr. Hawaii” for his numerous design credits throughout the island chain, was clearly in a New York state of mind when he set about forging Ravenwood Golf Club from the rolling hills southeast of Rochester in 2002. The course debuted in 2003 as Golf Digest’s “5th Read more…

Pinehurst No. 8 Gets Agronomic Upgrade

Pinehurst No. 8 closed in June and will reopen in September firmer, faster and even more on-brand with the “Sandhills Aesthetic.” Tom Fazio’s centennial will undergo a series of agronomic and infrastructure enhancements to position it as a marquee course for decades to come. Golfers who’ve followed Pinehurst Resort’s arc over the past decade might Read more…

Hilton Head Golf Island Golf Trip Ideas

There are dozens of amazing golf destinations across the U.S., but only a select few can accommodate a wide variety of golf trip types. One of America’s original golf hotbeds, Hilton Head Island can wear several golf hats, ranging from a week-long, 36-hole-a-day golf gorge to a quick weekend couples golf getaway.  Golf resorts and Read more…

Champion Hills Enjoying Banner Year in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains

Champion Hills

   Champion Hills, Western North Carolina’s premier golf community, announces its Tom Fazio-designed course is ranked 11th in North Carolina in Golfweek’s prestigious list of the “Best Private Courses” in each state. Considered one of Fazio’s seminal works of mountain golf course architecture, Champion Hills moved up two spots from 13th in 2021 and is Read more…

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