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News & Tours

Remembering Larry Packard, an architect who leaves an enduring imprint on the game

By Ron Whitten Golf architect Larry Packard died on January 28, 2014 in his apartment at Innisbrook golf resort in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was 101 years old, the oldest living course architect in...
Monday, 2/3/2014 at 7:50AM
Golf Courses & Travel

World's 100 Greatest Courses: The Top 20

The top 20 courses from Golf Digest's ranking of 100 Best Courses in the World.
February 2014
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Best New Courses

Ron Whitten: Best New Courses 2013

As lush gives way to water shortages, our Best New Courses trend toward architects who favor firm & fast.
December 2013
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Golf Courses

Best New Courses: 2013

It wasn't a boom, but it wasn't a bust either. The year in golf design started with a Streamsong splash and finishes with a Trump two-step. Along the way, several courses with, shall we say, long gestation periods finally opened for play. Quantity is still down, but quality has never been better.
December 2013
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / 2013 Green Star Awards

Golf & The Environment: 2013 Green Star Awards

Feathered friends are just one reason Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is our latest Green Star award winner.
November 2013
The Masters

Change Orders: Tour of Augusta National GC

Augusta hasn't been called the most revolutionary golf course, though it has been called the most "evolutionary." For the first time you can view a succession of detailed diagrams that show every change made to every hole on the course.
April 2011
Golf Courses & Golf Travel

Architect Art: Golf's Grand Design

Excepted from "Golf's Grand Design: The Evolution of Golf Architecture in America," written by Golf Digest's architecture editor Ron Whitten and golf architect Bob Cupp. View rare sketches and diagrams of golf holes--some never before published--by past and present golf architects.
Golf Tours & News / U.S. Open

US Open Preview: The Doomsday Of All Doomsday Scenarios

If floods hit Merion's East Course again, holes on the West are prepared to go from understudies to starring roles.
June 2013
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Ron Whitten and Charlie Rose on America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Ron Whitten explains the 2013-14 ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses to Charlie Rose.
March 2013
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Video: Behind Golf Digest's Course Rankings

Who makes these lists? The story behind Golf Digest's course rankings and why they matter to golfers. Established in 1966, the game's oldest ranking is considered the leading symbol of golf-course excellence.
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