Category Archives: Golf Courses

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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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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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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