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

The Best Courses In Every State

"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


The 23 best summertime buddies trip golf destinations

Here's what you need to know about our favorite golf spots in the United States and around the world

Road Trip

How to plan the best summer golf trip you and your buddies will ever take

Your complete guide to planning the ultimate summer golf getaway for you and your closest golf buddies


Five tips for making the most out of your golf buddies trip

Building traditions, rooming together and making the event last all year long are just a few ways to make a golf getaway with your …


Greg Norman's Cabo course opening is the latest in his growing global design presence

Greg Norman continues to grow his international course design portfolio, and his latest opening in Cabo is the latest example

Golf Digest + Feed The Ball

A safe space to nerd out on golf courses: The Feed the Ball podcast features thoughtful, intriguing conversations about architecture

The newest podcast in our network talks to architects, shapers, historians and media figures about all aspects of golf and design.

With Analytical Eyes

The evolution of Pebble Beach and Riviera: A fascinating look at how two classics have changed

Ahead of the tour's swing through Pebble Beach and Riviera, we take a look at how both classic championship courses have evolved

Short But Sweet

The 15 best drivable par 4s in golf

In honor of Riviera Country Club's famed 10th hole, this is a collection of some of the world's best drivable par 4s.