Pride of the RTJ Trail – The Judge at Capitol Hill, Prattville, AL

Of all the factors an architect must juggle in designing a championship caliber golf course, the balance between creating a fun playing experience for the “average” golfer and producing a course that will challenge the best golfers is probably the most delicate. Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and his design associate Roger Rulewich absolutely nailed this…

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Canewood Golf Course, Georgetown, KY – The worst of residential development golf

I was taught that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all.  If I believed that, the rest of this column about Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown, Kentucky would simply be blank, perhaps with a collection pictures of the course left to speak for themselves. My first ever trip…

Results of the June Poll Question: Gimme two of those, gimmie six of those…

Last month I polled my readers on if they have a favorite golf course souvenir that the like to purchase as a keepsake at the golf course. It turns out, Dear Readers, we really don’t.  Our preference appears to be “a little of this” and “a little of that.” The results below confirm that amongst…

July Question(s) of the Month: How much golf rain gear do you own? Do you actually use it?

We’ve had an exceptionally wet start to our summer in the southern Ohio River Valley.  The rash of daily summer thunderstorms has left me wondering if I really live in central Kentucky or southern Florida. The upside of all the water is the lush green grass pretty much everywhere and some of the healthiest vegetable…

The Club at Olde Stone – the Crown Jewel of Mid-South Golf Courses (Bowling Green, KY)

Arthur Hills’ name doesn’t garner tremendous respect amongst golf architecture aficionados and the snobbish sort over on the Golf Club Atlas boards. Personally, I generally enjoy his designs; granted, his portfolio of Kentucky courses is fairly small (I’ve played 8 of his 10 Kentucky projects, plus Longaberger G.C. in Ohio) and think he and his…