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Courses & Travel

Like it or not, the new Master of the Golf Universe is Donald Trump

By Ron Whitten Forget Jack and Arnie, Tiger and Phil. The Master of the Golf Universe is now Donald Trump. I came to that realization during an extended telephone conversation with the man on...
Wednesday, 4/30/2014 at 3:35PM
Courses & Travel

Compelling new book on Robert Trent Jones reveals the genius and complexity of late architect

By Ron Whitten Most books about golf course architecture are lush coffee table volumes full of glossy calendar-art photographs. The texts are invariably gushy with praise, particularly if the subject is a long-departed demigod of...
Tuesday, 4/29/2014 at 8:24PM
Golf Courses & Travel

Bunkers at their Best

Golf World's architecture editor identifies the 10 sandy sentries that represent -- architecturally and strategically -- America's top bunkers
March 2014
Golf Tours & News / Golf World

Breaking The Code: Golf World's Annual Lido Design Competition

Tips to increase your chances of winning the Lido design competition.
February 17, 2014
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
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