Featured Courses & Resorts

Princeville Makai Golf Club on the Island of Kauai -- Golf by the Sea

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos by Scot and Chuck Rendall... PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HI –  “Everyone comes to Hawaii to enjoy the views of the ocean. No one would travel here just to look at the mountains and not enjoy that ocean,” remarked Doug Sutter, Sales & Marketing Manager for Makai Golf... Read More

Omni La Costa Champions Course -- Moving on means getting better

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeff Janas... CARLSBAD, CA – “The playing surfaces had just degraded beyond repair. You had to start over,” said golf architect Damian Pascuzzo in describing the task he and design partner (and Tour pro) Steve Pate faced in redoing the famous Champions Course at the... Read More

Golden Horseshoe's Gold Course -- 50 Years of Excellence

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Kevin Gaydosh and Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Everyone knows, milestones aren’t really worth much unless they really signify something special. After all, age is just a number when you’re talking about most things – and especially in the case of a golf course.... But one... Read More

Tobacco Road Golf Club -- An acquired taste you’ll learn to love

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Kevin Gaydosh... SANFORD, NC – It could be said that architect Mike Strantz’s golf courses are an “acquired taste.”... An “acquired taste” is something you may not like the first or second time you try it, but after a while, you become accustomed to it and... Read More

Puakea Golf Course -- A Place to Call Home on Kauai

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Charles and Matthew Rendall... LIHUE, KAUAI, HI – “Playing the course so often enabled me to better understand how the wind came into play,” said Robin Nelson, course designer for Puakea Golf Course on the beautiful island of Kauai.... “As a result, I was able to... Read More

Great Bear Golf Club -- Rock n' roll in the Poconos

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Kevin Gaydosh... EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – Everyone knows some things get off to a rocky start, but this was ridiculous.... In pinpointing the one aspect of building Great Bear Golf Club (in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania) that sticks out the most in his mind,... Read More

Heron Point by Pete Dye -- It's not what you remember, it's better

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by David Vier... HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Have you ever been someplace and thought, ‘I’m sure I’ve been here before, but it looks nothing like what I remember’?... If so, you could experience a very similar feeling upon visiting Heron Point by Pete Dye, a relatively... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg and the Golden Horseshoe -- Come Shatter Your Pre-Conceived Notions

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Fifty years is a long time for a golf course, but just a drop in the bucket when talking about history.... 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course, the Robert Trent Jones designed... Read More

Coore & Crenshaw's Restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 -- Going Far Enough

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos of Pinehurst No. 2 by Kevin Gaydosh... PINEHURST, NC – “We were quite the reluctant warriors, so to speak in this thing,” said Bill Coore, remembering his and partner Ben Crenshaw’s initial reaction to the notion of restoring the vaunted Pinehurst No. 2 course.... Their reluctance stemmed... Read More