Almost immediately, Pacific Dunes soared to the top of the rankings. This felt like an overnight success. Was it? And is there such a thing? Some thoughts with my photos of Pacific Dunes. Music is Prelude no. 1 by Chris Zabriskie.
It's an inspiring story - the young American defeating the British champion in the 1913 US Open. They seemed to have come from different worlds, yet they actually shared much in common. Find out what, and the response it may create. Thoughts and my photos of The Country Club. Music is Prelude no. 12 by Chris Zabriskie.
Conceived and built after years of study and expert input in 1911, National Golf Links is CB Macdonald's attempt to create and improve upon the best golf holes from the British Isles. While critics praise his work, few have ever seen this Long Island masterpiece. The 2013 Walker Cup, returning to its original location for the first time since 1922, thankfully provided rare public access to the fabled links.
California is a latecomer to US Opens, but has made up ground fast. It's not hard to see why. Enjoy some of my photos from the stunning venues with a few thoughts. Music is Prelude no. 22 by Chris Zabriskie.
Cypress Point has long been one of the top ranked courses in the world, but has sadly been one of the least played. With a tiny membership, few local members, and restrictive guest playing policies, it may have the lowest number of rounds per year of any highly acclaimed course. Enjoy a virtual peek behind the curtain with this slideshow.
The building of Bandon Dunes was a risk, and seemed to contradict all conventional wisdom. Why would a successful businessman not seem to care what the experts thought? Is there a lesson for us? Some thoughts with my photos of Bandon Dunes. Music is Prelude no. 2 by Chris Zabriskie.