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Archive for 'Road Holes'

Cougars eager to test home-course edge

Cougars eager to test home-course edge

PULLMAN, Wa. – The last time a Washington state men’s collegiate golf team hosted the conference championship, it won the team title. That was six years ago, when the Washington Huskies captured the Pacific-10 team championship [...]

Troon North — 25 years and counting

Troon North — 25 years and counting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At the time, creating a golf course on land seemingly best suited for critters like snakes and lizards must have appeared to be a goofy idea. But 25 years later, you can say it was a [...]

Greatest place, greatest day in golf

Greatest place, greatest day in golf

MONTEREY, Ca. – They are professional golfers on the Tour and thus have far different priorities and perspectives than us regular folks. Yet having said that, it’s hard for me to understand how anyone can pass [...]

Scotland Golf: Kings at Gleneagles

Scotland Golf: Kings at Gleneagles

During the spring of 2012, my son Bobby and I went on a golfing tour of Scotland. One of our stops was Gleneagles, an inland non-links course. There are three courses there, The PGA Centenary course, where [...]

Poppy Hills: A repolished treasure

Poppy Hills: A repolished treasure

MONTEREY, Ca. – When it comes to golf courses, renown golf architect Robert Trent Jones II believes a certain exulted status has been achieved by those on the Monterey Peninsula. The beauty of these courses, he [...]

Gamble Sands ‘floats on the dunes’

Gamble Sands ‘floats on the dunes’

BREWSTER, Wa. – It’s been at least a decade-long dream for Cass Gebbers to build a destination golf course in the middle of his vast property in this remote north-central Washington region known more for its [...]

Gamble Sands has many local boosters

Gamble Sands has many local boosters

CHELAN, Wa. —  If the newest golf course in the region lives up to the hype it has received, the success of Gamble Sands could be a win-win bonanza for other nearby courses. Golf courses like Bear Mountain Ranch and Desert [...]

Cinnamon Hills: Slice of Jamaica

Cinnamon Hills: Slice of Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica –When you tee the ball up at the venerable Cinnamon Hills golf course here you get more than 18 holes of island golf. You set off on a journey that passes alongside the [...]

Kidd on a path of his own design

Kidd on a path of his own design

BREWSTER, Wa. – As a child growing up in his native Scotland in the 1970s, David McLay Kidd watched the telly with wonder as the Masters unfolded amid the lush spring beauty of Augusta National. He [...]

A hole-by-hole look at Gamble Sands

A hole-by-hole look at Gamble Sands

BREWSTER, Wa. – After more than a century of sending the fruits of their labor around the world, many of the family-run Gebbers Farms customers might soon be visiting a spectacular piece of property that features birdies [...]