Among golf course architects, Royal County Down (laid out by Old Tom Morris) is a great favorite, and a stern test of golf. Former American Society of Golf Course Architects president Damian Pascuzzo explains why.
The homeland of the late Salvador Dalí, the Costa Brava exudes a similar quirky charm. There's more than enough golf to be enjoyed, but it's probably overshadowed by the region's outstanding cuisine and other cultural and recreational attractions.
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.