Harbour Town Golf Links

Harbour Town Golf Links is a late 60’s Pete Dye designed course that is a regular spot on the PGA Tour.   The course is narrow and challenging, but strategic in nature.  The greens are well kept, especially for how much play the course sees. While the course has slipped off the “top 100” lists […]


I am catching up on some golf courses from the summer and realize I hadn’t posted about Merion. For some reason this is a course I struggle on, and while I can beat 100 now, I haven’t gone lower than 90. The course has some blind shots and deep rough and while this is great […]


I got to play Oakmont for my second time in my life this summer. It was a week where I happen to play Oakmont, Merion, Deepdale, Quaker Ridge and Winged Foot all in succession (which was awesome obviously, but also a useful point of comparison). Oakmont was by far the finest of all these courses […]

Lake Geneva Country Club

I must confess I had never heard of LGCC until so well connected golf friends of mine started talking about it. The course sits on the magnificent Lake Geneva a vacation destination for well-heeled vacationers mostly in from the nearby cities of Chicago and Milwaukee. The oldest club in Wisconsin the course boasts the longest […]

Glens Falls Country Club

When the 2020 Golf Magazine Top 100 rankings came out, I read through the list to see what was new… To my delight, an old Donald Ross “hidden gem” called Glens Falls made the list (and even better after a google search I discovered it was just a few hour drive away from my house). […]

Caves Valley

Caves Valley is a wonderful course located outside of Baltimore.  While ranked in the second top hundred and not the “top 100” it is certainly underrated in my opinion.   The course is immaculately maintained, challenging and yet super fun.  Recently renovated to make way for the PGA Tour BWM Championship, the bunkering is beautiful and […]


For a number of years now I have heard that Shoreacres is one of the best courses in the US and perhaps the nicest in Chicago (even over Chicago Golf Club). Located north of the city, and along Lake Michigan, the course did not disappoint and is worthy of all this golf-nerd hype.   Designed […]

Lake Shore Country Club

I had the chance to play Lake Shore Country Club along Lake Michigan just north of Chicago. The Donald Ross course was recently redone and is sparkling.   The course is pristine and varied. Much of the property and holes reminds me of Chicago Golf Club and Medinah (not shockingly given its relative proximity).   […]

The Ridgewood Country Club

Ridgewood is a New Jersey based course designed by Tillinghast. The course is rated in the top 100 in the US for Golf Magazine and the second hundred list for Golf Digest. The course has a similar feeling to other Tillinghast gems in the region such as Winged Foot, Bethpage Black, Quaker Ridge etc.). I […]

Whispering Pines

Located a few hours North of Houston, Whispering Pines offers a serene and beautiful golfing experience. The property is so large it takes a number of minutes to drive from the front gate on the property to the club house. Members are offered cottages to stay in on grounds and the hospitality of the staff […]