Northwood Golf Course (Monte Rio, CA) Review by John G Keenan Par 36 (9 Holes / 2893 Yards from the White Tees) Architect: Dr Alister MacKenzie (Opened in 1929) Northwood Golf Course was indeed designed by the same architect who… Continue Reading
Tetherow Golf Club (Bend, OR) Par 72 (7,298 Yards) Greens Fees: $75 to $175 depending on time of year. Cost includes mandatory fore caddie. Architect: David McLay Kidd Kidd’s Resume: Bandon Dunes, The Castle Course at St. Andrews, and Nanea TWG… Continue Reading
Having played most of the “good” public courses in the Scottsdale area, I would rate Saguaro as the best. Talking Stick North and South, along with Papago, are probably more walkable, but Saguaro combines walkability and design better than the others. Continue Reading
Talking Stick Golf Club – North Course (Scottsdale, AZ) Par 70 7,133 yards Architect: Coore & Crenshaw Public – Opened in 1998 (Rates vary between $40 and $175 for visitors and $25 to $130 for AZ residents) TWG Paid –… Continue Reading
Cabot Links is the first true links course in Canada and it’s opening is the fulfillment of a dream for the founder Ben Cowan-Dewar, along with architect Rod Whitman, Mike Keiser and the rest of the team involved in the project.
I believe that Cabot Links will evolve into the “St. Andrews of Canada” or “Canada’s Bandon Dunes” over time, with the addition of other courses and the expansion of the hotel. Continue Reading
Ballyowen Golf Club at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, New Jersey 7,094/4,903 Yards Ballyowen models itself as a Scottish links-style course that is very pleasant to walk with a caddie. Although the skill and experience level of the caddies there have… Continue Reading
The Prairie Club – The Pines Course, Valentine, NE Par 73 7,403 Yards Architect: Graham Marsh Semi-Private – opened in 2010 – Please visit The Prairie Club website for information on Stay and Play packages. The Prairie Club is an… Continue Reading
Few courses in North America can stir a walking golfer’s soul like Ballyneal, which boasts golf that is so pure and natural that Old Tom Morris would approve wholeheartedly. Continue Reading
Huntsman Springs Golf Club (Driggs, ID) Par 72 7,331 Yards Architect: David McLay Kidd Cost: Stay and Play Packages are available – please contact the club for more information at – firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 354-9660 The Walking Golfer was invited… Continue Reading
Old Macdonald is a tribute to C.B. Macdonald, who many consider the father of modern golf in the United States.
In order to bring the “highest caliber” of golf to the shores of America, Macdonald traveled across Great Britain and played many of its renowned links courses. On his own course designs, such as The National Golf Links of America on Long Island which opened in 1910, Macdonald used “hole templates” such as the Redan, Short and Alps that he found on courses in England and Scotland. Continue Reading