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 […]

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. 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 […]