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Course Review: Kapalua – The Plantation Course

Kapalua (The Plantation Course) – Maui, HI (Architects: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore) Background The Kapalua resort on the island of Maui began building the Plantation Course in the early 90s after architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore were hired for the…

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Course Review: Erin Hills

Erin Hills – Erin, WI (Architects: Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, & Ron Whitten) Background Bob Lang made millions selling greeting cards and then turned his passion to golf later in life. More specifically, he wanted to build a golf course that … Continue reading

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Course Review: Lawsonia (Links Course)

Lawsonia (Links Course) – Green Lake, WI (Architect: William Langford) Background Golfers travel by the thousands into the great state of Wisconsin to play golf at Lake Geneva, near Kohler, and at Erin Hills. Those are the destination resorts and courses that make the … Continue reading

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Course Review: Whistling Straits (Straits Course)

Whistling Straits (Straits Course) – Kohler, WI (Architect: Pete Dye) Background While there are other tracks to play in Kohler, Pete Dye’s Straits Course is the money maker that everyone comes to see at Whistling Straits. The former airfield called Camp … Continue reading

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Course Review: Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes – Roscommon, MI (Architect: Tom Weiskopf) Background Built on property once owned by the founder of General Motors and Detroit Mafia families, Forest Dunes was born into existence in 2002.  Designed by major champion Tom Weiskopf, the (appropriately named)…

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Course Review: TPC Deere Run

TPC Deere Run – Silvis, IL (Architect: D.A. Weibring) Background Located in Silvis, Illinois, the Quad Cities region, TPC Deere Run has hosted the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic since 2000. The course was featured as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public…

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Course Review: Harbor Shores

Harbor Shores Golf Course – Benton Harbor, MI (Architect: Jack Nicklaus) Background Less than 90 miles from Chicago resting on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Jack Nicklaus was hired to design a golf course that would someday host major…

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Drive, Chip, & Putt Wins The Day

That Is How You Grow The Game When Golf Digest’s controversial cover was released this week featuring Paulina Gretzky, the magazine and those associated with it defended the cover choice as a way to grow the game. We were told that … Continue reading

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Augusta Virgins Take Note (Re-visited)

THE FOLLOWING WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 15, 2013 I know most of you are thinking that due to the title of this post and my warped sense of humor this entry will have something to do with Tiger or … Continue reading

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Course Review: The Warren Course At Notre Dame

The Warren Course At Notre Dame – South Bend, IN (Architects: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw) Background The Warren Course at Notre Dame opened just before the turn of the century to rave reviews. It was and still is one … Continue reading

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