What I learned from that one time I walked 81 holes of golf in 31 hours.

I’ve been thinking and reflecting upon my emergency, sanity-restoring one-man golf trip to the Sandhills of North Carolina to visit Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, Hyland Golf Club, and Tobacco Road Golf Club. Here are my musings on what I experienced and what I learned from walking 36 holes at Mid Pines one Friday…

The Cradle at Pinehurst – The Best of Short Course Fun

I am an enthusiast of great short golf courses, by whatever name they are called and however they are supposed to be played.  Par 3 course. Short Course. Executive Course. Pitch and Putt. Putting Course. Nine holes. Twelve Holes. Eighteen holes. The labels make no difference, so long as the golf experience is engaging and…

Fun in the sun meets blood and guts: Beaufort Club (formerly North River Club), Beaufort, North Carolina

I shouldn’t write this, but on a sunny October day in Beaufort, North Carolina, I was very thankful for the Great Recession that struck in the second half of 2008.  I wish were I was compassionate enough that I’d feel bad for the original developer of the North River Club, who lost the golf course…

Swept out to sea at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

On a sunny, windswept October afternoon, the Country Club of the Crystal Coast proved an ideal place to get out for a few hours, take in some fantastic views of the Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway, and test my shot making abilities in 20 – 30 mph sustained winds. Situated on the north side…