Brae Burn Country Club

This top 100 “classic” Donald Ross designed track hosted the 1919 US Open and is still a gem today. A nice walk the greens exit onto the next tee with the excellent routing you would expect on a course built before cars were invented. The course is certainly worth a visit for any fan of […]

Boston Golf Club

Boston Golf Club is a must for any fan of the game.  Gil Hanse took a hilly, rocky, sandy property and milked a golf course out of it in a natural and refined way.   The course is hard (or at least, I found it to be so) with a lot of drives that need […]

Piping Rock Club

With National, Friars Head, Shinnecock, Garden City Men’s Club, Maidstone and so many other amazing courses on Long Island I believe Piping Rock may be getting overlooked by the golf community.    Piping Rock might be the most underrated course in the US… I am not sure how Golf Digest has the course rated at […]

Olympic Club (Cliffs Course)

The Cliff Course is a 9 hole par 3 course tucked away on the Western most part of the Olympic Club. This kid/beginner friendly track is not easy by any means. It is absolutely gorgeous especially at sunset when the sun dips into the Pacific Ocean below. The holes are well designed and feel everybit […]

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 […]