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Hogan’s Alley

Every morning, the same light that falls on the Pacific Ocean fills the lobby of the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The clean, gold glow hits the statue of Ben Hogan overlooking the 18th green and washes over the Clubhouse. Uninformed critics of LA might point to the city’s obsession with trends, but longtime […]

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Gladiators’ Paradise

Set on a coastline that’s inspired generations of poets and painters; the product of an age that defined modern American elegance; built to push the best golfers of any period to their absolute limits. The iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links may be the most beautiful expression of the game anywhere. But don’t let the aesthetics fool […]

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Hilton’s Head

It hosted Native Americans for thousands of years, was a stopover during the Colonial era and eventually functioned as an important military post. But whether you value it for its strategic importance or its natural beauty, there’s no denying that Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to golf.Advertisement At age 6, the young William […]

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Vin De Play

Wine and golf! Has there ever been a more delicious juxtaposition of delights? Paul Trow takes readers on a whistle-whetting tour of France’s standout courses, with considerably more than a passing nod to some degustation along the way.Advertisement Despite dubious claims from jealous rivals, France is still the world’s leading tourist destination, welcoming more than […]

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Inland Game

Ice fishing, da Bears and lots and lots of wind come to mind when one thinks of the Great Lakes, but the same breezes that give Chicago its Windy City nickname also tickle many a fairway across the Upper Midwest. Both the P.G.A. and the U.S.G.A. chose Wisconsin to host several recent championships.

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Golf Along The 1

California’s Pacific Coast Highway is a road for every driver.Advertisement Featured in commercials, movies and most automotive enthusiasts’ dreams, California’s Pacific Coast Highway is as much a part of America’s image as it is the state’s. The familiar pictures of blue waves crashing against golden bluffs, sea lions lazing on rocky beaches, surfers, hot rods […]

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Fly, Drive, Putt

Visitors to London are spoiled for choice when it comes to playing and staying at top-class golf resorts. North, south, east or west, the UK capital offers plenty of options to the discerning golfer on vacation. Paul Trow acts as your guide.

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Playground in Paradise

Bermuda has more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Paul Trow and Jon Edwards marvel at how this delectable quart has been squeezed into such a delicate pint pot.Advertisement “Go to Heaven if you want,” Mark Twain once wrote, “I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” The creator of Tom Sawyer and […]

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Pennsylvania – Keystone Tops

Pennsylvania, the cradle of modern America, gave Arnold Palmer and Hershey Bars to the world. Naturally, it offers a sublime selection of historic courses. Paul Trow looks at what’s on offer for the visiting golfer.

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Golf & Game

Golfers are a brazen lot, so a little casino gaming goes great with our on-course action. Kingdom’s Jon Edwards tried his luck at Raffles Canouan. Get there, or try one of these other great destinations.

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For the Record

Golf is essentially a conservative game, but in the hearts of most golfers lurks a buccaneering spirit. In the grill room after a round, tales of derring-do are traded, superlatives bounce off the walls and facts become distorted. But some claims are no exaggeration at all. Paul Trow delves into a golf file marked "incredible but true".

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Big Easy

Louisiana has seen its share of weather-related troubles over the last few years, but the state’s golf courses are rebounding and are definitely open for play. patrick jones visits bayou country’s beautiful Audubon Golf Trail… over the last few years, a foursome best described as “hellish” sliced its way across Louisiana. These good-for-nothing invaders left […]

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