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Thomas McBroom and the golf course rebound

I spoke to Thomas McBroom, the Toronto designer, on Monday. McBroom had just come from working on a project in Halifax called Brunello Estates. It is an ambitious project that has a value of $13.5-million as part of a real estate venture...

The third hole at Devil's Paintbrush.

Golfweek — Paintbrush, St...

I’m not sure it gets much notice here, but Golfweek, which ranks pretty much everything (Players! College players! Courses! Campus Courses! Caddies!) has come out with its second ranking of Canadian courses. It is split into modern and...

Do-overs in Canadian golf architecture

Yesterday I wrote about the potential reworking of Angus Glen’s South Course and whether an extensive renovation would change the perception people have of the golf course. That led me to thinking about the fact that many classic Canadian...

What happens when a course falls out of...

Some courses are timeless. Others not so much. That seems to be part of the thinking behind the recently announced re-do of Angus Glen’s South Course, which will close on September 1 to have its greens regrassed (and in some instances...

Golf Digest wades into the Canadian course...

Golf Digest has become the latest to wade into the course rating business in Canada, bringing its own unique system, with its emphasis on difficulty, to the public. It is a list that is surprising in some aspects, and predictable in others...

A year in review: Cabot and Highlands...

For the first time in several years, 2012 didn’t involve a big trip to the United Kingdom. That meant that for the most part I didn’t get my fix of links golf. I say mainly because I did get to Cabot Links to play the course the way...

Highlands Links to stay in government's...

Highlands Links, the terrific Cape Breton course designed by Stanley Thompson, will continue to be operated by the government. Chip Bird (and yes, a great golf name indeed), field unit superintendent for the federal government who oversees...

Gossip, rumours and truth — Hollidge...

I spent the last couple of days back in Toronto catching up with editors, friends and business acquaintances — and it turns out there’s still lots happening in the golf business as we get closer to the holidays. Nigel Hollidge...

Timber!: St. Thomas and the debate over trees

It always fascinates me to see how industry rumors spread. This summer one of the discussions was how some courses struggled with the seemingly never-ending heat. Some of these courses were quite prestigious – heck, even Magna had its stumbles...