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 […]

Indian Creek Country Club

This incredibly secluded course is located on a gated island nearby Miami. The houses along the course include ones owned by Julio Iglesias, Don Shula, and Ray Floyd. There are only 41 homes on the island and the rumor is the least expensive house is priced at $20 million. The club house is stunning and […]

What I learned from Jimmie James?

For those who follow the golf-nerd world as I do, you probably have heard about the amazing feat of Jimmie James.  In one calendar year, Jimmie managed to play ALL top 100 golf courses on the US Golf Digest list.  https://www.golfdigest.com/story/a-regular-golfers-quest-to-play-americas-100-greatest-courses-in-one-year I recently had the chance to play golf with Jimmie at the CalClub and here […]

The Olympic Club (Lake Course)

The Lake Course at the Olympic Club has a special place in my heart.  A number of years ago, I was in San Francisco for work and had a free afternoon.  I tried, and tried to get onto the course and couldn’t.  Finally, and out of luck, my uncle found a connection and I got […]

Country Club of Fairfield

This beautiful course on the Connecticut shore was one of Seth Raynor’s first solo projects. It is an amazing property that marries a marshland with some inland water ways and the ocean. The course design is varied and like all Raynor courses has some particularly strong par-3s. To me it feels almost like a mix […]