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Ideal Clubhouse

The prototypical clubhouse should be comfortable, functional and convenient as only a well-planned residence can be, since the club is a home away from home for members.
    
Stanford White’s clubhouse at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club accomplishes...

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Colt Knost and Walker Cup

NEWCASTLE, N. Ireland—Links golf can be cruel to first-timers who don’t understand its quirky intricacies. Colt Knost has proven he’s a fast learner. 

On his first trip to the British Isles, the reigning

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Antique Golf Clubs

Have you ever found an old golf club in your attic and wondered how much it would fetch on  Antiques Roadshow? Well, your discovery probably has nothing on the collection up for sale by the...

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Antique Golf Club Auction

Who knew Sotheby’s had “half-off” sales on golf clubs? The Jeffrey B. Ellis antique golf club collection was supposed to bring in a figure north of $4 million, but when the final club was...

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Stuck on 63

Johnny Miller’s 63 will be revisited ad nauseum with this year’s return to William and Henry Fownes’ torturous Oakmont Country Club design. And rightfully so. On a day when only three other players broke...

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The Doak Scale

0. A course so contrived and unnatural that it may poison your mind, one I cannot recommend under any circumstances. Reserved for courses that wasted ridiculous sums of money in their construction, and probably shouldn’t...

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Evolution of the U.S. Open Single Round Scoring Record

Evolution of the U.S. Open single-round scoring record

74 James Foulis, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 1896*

73 Gilbert Nicholls, Garden City Golf Club, 1902

72 Willie Anderson, Alex Campbell; Glen View Club, 1904

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Tiger Tees

In the midst of pursuing Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major wins, Tiger Woods is now competing against the Golden Bear in course design. And if design fees are a way to keep score,...

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Tiger Woods Course Architect

How might the world’s No. 1 golfer fare as an architect? Though characteristically close to the vest about his plans, Tiger Woods recently hinted that “player-designer” soon could be part of his resume.

“I am going...

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Manmade Links

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Arcadia, Mich. (1998)
Rick Smith and Warren Henderson clear-cut 245 acres of Lake Michigan-fronting bluffs to expose rugged terrain that was crafted into an Irish-inspired links. The 225-foot elevation change may...

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