Early this spring, I had the good fortune to visit Somerset Hills Country Club to preview the Ike Stroke Play Championship for the Met Golfer. Though it was a raw, wet day (as this photo of the Redan might suggest), I had a great time learning about how the club partnered with Tom Doak and [...]
I recently traveled to North Carolina to see the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. This video details some of my impressions, as well as provides some insight from C&C shaper Kyle Franz.
On the Friday afternoon of the 2011 PGA Show, Tom Doak hosted a tour of his new course at Streamsong Resort. This place is in the hinterlands of Polk County, about an hour southeast of Tampa, and the road leading in offers plenty of post-apocalyptic vibes, if you’re into that (I am). I discovered ground for golf quite unlike anything I'd ever seen before.
Just a quick note of introduction: I wrote this feature in the summer of 2008 for Travel + Leisure Golf. It was scheduled to run in the May/June 2009 issue–which turned out to be one issue too late. I want to thank my friend Oliver Pilcher, who traveled with me on this assignment, for his [...]