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Dramatic elevation changes and views typify Druids Glen, which winds through a second-growth forest filled with nature. Murphy Creek is a wonderful prairie links with rolling fairways, an abundance of bunkers, and large greens, but...

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Fourth Quarter

The stunning Snoqualmie Falls serve as a backdrop to this Jack Nicklaus design with its wide fairways and challenging greens, but the classically designed DCC, with bunkers just restored by Gil Hanse, was the first...

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Third Quarter

With views of Mount Rainer, the Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound, the Home Course plays firm and fast, which is a nice change of pace for the Northwest and distinctive enough to top the Ridge,...

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Third Quarter

The Tom Fazio-designed Aldarra is a lush, fescue-lined layout that’s always in immaculate shape, but it’s tough to beat CGC, a minimalist masterpiece by Coore/Crenshaw that just hosted the Solheim Cup.

Winner: Colorado Golf Club

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Second Quarter

With rollercoaster fairways, towering pines, and shimmering lakes, the Olympic course is Pacific Northwest golf at its best. It’s enough to edge the aptly named Fossil Trace, which is located in the foothills of the...

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Second Quarter

Dating to 1900, Seattle Golf Club has a rich history to match its beautiful setting and Arnold Palmer design, but perhaps the King’s most defining moment came at Cherry Hills when he rallied from seven...

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First Quarter

Chambers, which will host the first links-style U.S. Open next year, features dunes, fescue, and round-pausing views. With its strategic design and views of the Continental Divide, Tom Doak’s CommonGround is anything but common, but...

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First Quarter

Carved from a forest of towering cedars, hemlocks, and Douglas firs, Sahalee has tested the game’s greats, most notably at the 1998 PGA Championship, but Castle Pines, which hosted the PGA Tour’s Stableford event for...

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Method | Bunker Play

Appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of LINKS.

Seve Ballesteros  1988

A common mistake of amateurs in bunkers is getting “ball-bound”—focusing so intently on the ball that they become tense to the point of being...

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My Design | Greg Norman

The two-time British Open champ didn’t have to do much to the 567-yard 1st at Doonbeg, which is just how he likes it

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