Category Archives: Golf Courses

May
25
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Golf Courses

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For most of the past few weeks, I was working on a very intriguing story about the current state of golf in China for the National Golf Foundation’s newsletter. It was a fun challenge, as obviously most of my sources live in Asia, so I was up at all hours connecting with many industry insiders and experts. I could’ve written 3,000-plus words on the topic and my first draft was about 2,500 words, which was more than two-times too long, but golf and China have a long and complicated relationship. 

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Feb
19
2015

If you’re a legendary former basketball player and you are fed up with your fancy club’s pace of play issues, what do you do? Build you own uber-exclusive, ritzy golf course in the area. Naturally.

Michael Jordan, who is a member at the Bears Club in Jupiter, Florida, along with seemingly half of the Tour, including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els, Camilo Villegas and Michelle Wie, is looking to do just that, according to a report from Golf.com.

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Dec
2
2012
By Conor Nagle under Architecture

Forbes pictured outside his home in April of this year.

Farmer Michael Forbes has been named “Top Scot” at this year’s Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards.

The 60-year-old sprung to fame earlier this year as the unlikely star of “You’ve Been Trumped”, a documentary charting the contentious development of property mogul Donald Trump’s multi-million dollar resort project on the Aberdeenshire coast.

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Oct
13
2011
By Stephanie Wei under General

Golf course closest to heaven

This headline, “Bellevue Funeral Home Opens New Golf Course Cemetery,” certainly caught my eye — I grew up in Bellevue, Washington, where my parents still live, just a few miles down the street from Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home (maybe TMI, but I have family buried and/or cremated there).

Sunset Hills built a cemetery that resembles a one-hole golf course, which includes an 820-square-foot green, a fairway and a sand trap, according to the Seattle Weekly:

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Dec
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Golf Courses

Castle Stuart in Northern Scotland

We’re all familiar with America’s Greatest Courses — I mean, there will be a shake-up every now and then. You know, like Augusta dethroning Pine Valley for the No. 1 spot last year. Most of the courses that make Golf Digest’s Top 100 list are old (meaning many were built before you and I were born). But what about the best new tracks? Naturally, there are rankings for those, too. Jim Frank, a former editor of Golf Magazine, has compiled a guide to the top ten Best Courses of the Year.

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