Sleepy Hollow Country Club

This classic CB MacDonald course has been restored and in many ways improved with the Gil Hanse work this past winter (2018).  As a Westchester native, I think this course is now the best one north of NYC (which is saying something) and is a top 50 course in the US (which is also saying […]

Hamilton Farms

This first time I heard of Hamilton Farms was through our caddies at Augusta. Because Augusta isn’t open for much of the year, professional caddies there need to find work elsewhere and many choose to come north for the summer to this beautiful facility. Built on an old horse farm, the sprawling property made for […]

Merit Club

North of Chicago and almost to the Wisconsin border is the beautiful Merit Club. I must confess I had not heard of this wonderful course in my travels but a friend and fellow golf geek encouraged me to try it out. A former farm this land was meant for golf and spreads out endlessly in […]

Medinah Country Club — Course No. 3

Having previously been rained out of my opportunity to play this championship course, our host Mike graciously reached out to find another time to host me.  And man… this was very nice of him. Medinah’s Course Three is a true championship course having hosted three US Opens, two PGA Championships, the 2012 Ryder Cup, and this year […]

Hudson National

Over the past two years or so I have noticed a trend where a number of my high golf-IQ (and high disposable income level!) friends rushing to try and join Hudson National. I hadn’t been in years but was excited to get the chance to play in the one-day member-guest match this past week. The […]

Dallas National Golf Club

Located just outside the megaplex of downtown Dallas is the hidden, hilly forest of Dallas National.   Many regard this 2002 Fazio design as his best work.   From my play on Alotian, Sage Valley, Flint Hills and now Dallas National, I can see a few consistent qualities of Fazio tracks:   — Big, wide, […]

Liberty National

This beautiful course located across the Hudson River is rumored to be the most expensive course ever constructed.  The site used to be a water way and nearly all land and trees on the property were brought in for the express desire of having a worldclass golf course so close to Manhattan.   Over the […]

Medinah (# 1)

Medinah is a large and beautiful country club outside of Chicago. It is most known for its #3 course which has hosted many championships. On the day I was supposed to play number three there was so much rain from the night before it was closed down. They are hosting the BMW championship there this […]

Baltimore Country Club (East)

This charming club located outside of Baltimore has the feel of Aronimink (big) and Somerset Hills (pretty and woodsy). The East Course at Baltimore Country Club, also known as the Five Farms Course, was designed by A.W. Tillinghast and nationally ranked for decades sliding in and out of the “top 100” lists only in recent […]

North Berwick West Links

While a far way from home and certainly not part of my “top 100 in the US” mandate, I was incredibly lucky to play this fine Scottish Course four times over just a few days. The 1832 gem is perfect golf in every way possible. The course is fair, fun, endlessly challenging, varied, quirky, and […]