This essay profiles Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Ventura County, California. Though a municipal course with very reasonable green fees, the course encapsulates many of the classic notions of golf course design -- the result, in part, of golf architecture journalist Geoff Shackelford's efforts on the boards as a co-course designer.
This essay profiles the Arabian Ranches Golf Course in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the evolution of golf in Dubai. The course was recommended and described by British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch.
When you play the Old Course in Reverse, you do not simply play the holes in backwards order. You play from the first tee to the 17th green, using the 18th fairway along the way. Then you play from the 18th tee to the 16th green, down 17. It is crazy.