An inside look at Michael Jordan's new course, The Grove XXIII

The Best Courses In Every State

The Best of The Best

The best Pete Dye golf courses

The 10 highest-ranked golf courses the late Pete Dye (and most often his wife, Alice, too) designed, as ranked by Golf Digest's co …

New Courses

Sheep Ranch, Bandon Dunes' highly anticipated fifth 18-hole course, is now open

Sheep Ranch has been a golf experience seen by few at Bandon Dunes over the years. But that's about to change

"Feed The Ball" Salon

What distinguished Arnold Palmer as a golf-course designer

Some great stories about Arnold Palmer's golf-course design firm and what the guiding principles of his layouts were

"Feed The Ball" Salon

Why aren't there more golf courses like the Old Course at St. Andrews?

The Old Course at St. Andrews is perhaps golf's most revered design. If that's the case, why don't designers replicate it in new w …

Course Spotlight

How one design feature (if utilized effectively) can give an entire course character

An appreciation of La Jolla Country Club, and how Willie Watson artfully used a ravine to make his design timeless

"Feed The Ball" Salon

What do golf-course architects do when they can't travel? We catch up with Bill Coore

Golf course architect Bill Coore discusses some of the most significant layouts of this generation and what goes into designing a …

Golf Courses

We toured Cabot's breathtaking St. Lucia site to get a first look at its new Coore and Crenshaw course

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have routed a thrilling design with stunning elevation along the Atlantic

Golf Courses

The best Coore and Crenshaw golf courses

The 10 best golf courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (as ranked by Golf Digest's course-ranking panelists)

"Feed The Ball"

The art of creating a bunker: One of golf's most skilled shapers describes his process

What goes into shaping a bunker? Jeff Bradley, who has worked with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw for years, explains

The Masters

How To Play Augusta National Without Becoming A Member

It is arguably the toughest get in golf. But as we detail, not impossible

Future of Golf

A full 18-hole course of synthetic turf? We surveyed 20 course architects about the future of design—here are their predictions

We spoke with leading course designers to see what the biggest changes and challenges to the industry might be

Golf Courses

Architects holding impromptu contest, inviting kids to submit their golf-hole sketches

If you have a child interested in sketching golf holes, here's your chance to get them in front of practicing architects

Bracket Time

Who is the greatest golf course architect ever*? Golf Digest's March Madness Bracket Challenge seeks to find out

Our replacement to NCAA's March Madness is down to the Elite Eight, in our pursuit of defining the best golf course architect of a …

The View From Pebble Peach

Uncovering Bobby Jones' ideal 18-hole golf course

An unlikely discovery by Jim Nantz led to some investigative work and an intriguing Bobby Jones artifact


An inside look at Michael Jordan's new course, The Grove XXIII

Photos and details of The Grove XXIII, Michael Jordan's ultra-exclusive, new private club in Florida

In Appreciation of Golf

The 23 most calming things in golf

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, we can't wait to be reunited with our great game for its countless calming attributes

"Feed The Ball"

How to carve out a career in golf-course design

An intriguing conversation covering golf-course design with George Waters, who explains how he made his passion his occupation

Editors' Choice: Destinations & Accommodations

Best Golf Resorts In Florida

Our choice resorts offer multiple courses, and we're partial to those layouts that offer fun, frolics and dazzling scenery. Here a …


The 13 toughest stretches of holes in golf

Which holes provide the biggest challenges for the golf world?

Exclusive Drone Footage

Players Championship 2020: The 8 most underrated shots at TPC Sawgrass

Our exclusive drone footage of TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players, spotlights every hole at the Pete Dye masterpiece

"Feed the Ball"

How a golf-course design up-and-comer, Tyler Rae, started his own firm

Most up-and-coming golf-course designers take a typical path. Tyler Rae discusses how he carved out his impressive restoration bus …

Lido Prize Competition

2020 Lido Prize Competition Rules & Entry Form

Rules to enter the 2020 Lido Design Competition, the annual course architecture competition co-sponsored by Golf Digest and the Al …

Course Design

Arnold Palmer's best golf courses

Because Arnold Palmer's contributions to the game are so substantial, The King might be under-appreciated as a course designer