Category Archives: Course Reviews

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: 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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Course Review: Torrey Pines (South)

Torrey Pines(South Course) – La Jolla, CA (Architects: William P. Bell/Rees Jones re-design) Background The San Diego, California area has always been known for its military presence, and during World War II the land that both Torrey Pines Golf Courses … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Course Review: The Bear (Grand Traverse Resort)

The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort – Acme, MI (Architect: Jack Nicklaus) Background The Bear, named for its famed designer Jack Nicklaus, opened in 1985 and is still considered one of the toughest tests of golf in the state of … Continue reading

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Course Review: Treetops – Jones Masterpiece

Treetops Jones Masterpiece – Gaylord, MI (Architect: Robert Trent Jones) Background Located in the golf Mecca of the Midwest, Gaylord, Michigan, the Treetops Resort is home to 5 golf courses, a spa, and enough ski slopes to keep you busy … Continue reading

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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 … 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) … Continue reading

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