Review: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

In a glorious setting literally on the beach, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort packs a terrific combination of beauty and difficulty as the winds constantly rip off the Atlantic Ocean. There are no weak holes on the course and a terrific figure-eight routing makes for a wonderful and diverse walk. This is certainly one of Dye’s best and is clearly an elite option for public golfers. A trip to Charleston/Kiawah for any serious golfer is not complete without playing the famed Ocean Course. … More Review: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Review: The Straits Course at Whistling Straits

The Straits Course attempts to pay homage to links-style courses in Scotland and Ireland, but ultimately is unlike any other course in the world with its insane bunkering and breathtaking setting on Lake Michigan. With views of the Lake on every single hole, the Straits Course is arguably the most visually appealing course in America. Despite a high pricetag, every golfer should try their hand at this marvelous course. Just don’t expect a good score – the Straits Course is easily the hardest course I’ve ever played. … More Review: The Straits Course at Whistling Straits

Review: The River Course at Blackwolf Run

The River Course at Blackwolf Run is a special test of golf and one that will likely frustrate the average golfer. However, shotmakers will love playing this gem over and over, and many golfers actually prefer it to Whistling Straits. I don’t think I’ve ever played a course that made me think so hard on every shot, and thus I salute Pete Dye for creating a cerebral golfer’s paradise in The River Course. … More Review: The River Course at Blackwolf Run

Review: The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run

Caddies told us that most golfers on packages completely neglect the Meadow Valleys Course. While it’s true this course lacks the dramatic backdrops of Whistling Straits, Meadow Valleys holds its own and rightfully belongs in the Top 100 public courses. My playing partner and I were extremely impressed and highly recommend this course to anyone going on a golf trip to Wisconsin. … More Review: The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run

Review: Kearney Hill Golf Links

Course Name: Kearney Hill Golf Links Designer: Pete Dye/P.B. Dye (1989) Location: Lexington, Kentucky History: In 1989, Pete Dye and his son P.B. were invited by Lexington golfing legend Johnny Owens to create a championship course in an area relatively devoid of strong golf courses. The resulting municipal course, Kearney Hill, immediately became the crowned jewel of Central Kentucky, … More Review: Kearney Hill Golf Links

Review: Birdwood Golf Course

Course Name: Birdwood Golf Course Designer: Lindsay Ervin (1984), Pete Dye (2005, bunker redesign) Location: Charlottesville, Virginia History: Built on historical farmland nickamed the “upland wilderness”, Birdwood Golf Course was designed in 1984 by Lindsay Ervin to be the official golf course for the University of Virginia. In 2005, Pete Dye redid some of the bunkers. Countless ACC golf … More Review: Birdwood Golf Course

Review: TPC of Louisiana

Course Name: TPC of Louisiana Designer: Pete Dye (2004) Location: Avondale, Louisiana History: TPC of Louisiana was built in 2004 specifically for the Zurich Classic, but due to Hurricane Katrina, it wasn’t held here until 2007. Since then, it is considered one of the finest courses in all of Louisiana, earning the following awards: #5 Best Course in … More Review: TPC of Louisiana