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Thoughts and writing on the world of golf and golf course architecture.

Rod Whitman — Canada's best...

I wrote this story for the Post in June — about Rod Whitman, shaper for Bill Coore, and his new golf course, Blackhawk. Wish more people saw it the first time round and I hope lots of people play Blackhawk, which is excellent. Outsider on...

Kohler buys Old Course Hotel

Found this in the Scotsman — interesting, given Kohler’s home run at Whistling Straits. New owner’s plans for Duke’s Course MIKE AITKEN HERB Kohler, the owner of Whistling Straits, the links-style course in Wisconsin...

Canada's 25 Best

I’ve been working on a list of the Top 25 courses in Canada alongside my Golf Club Atlas compatriots, Ben Cowan-Dewar, Ian Andrew and Jeff Mingay. We’ll eventually post a full-on piece on GCA, but in the meantime, I’ve spent...

Review: Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Some argue that Hamilton Golf is the country’s best golf course. That was the take of Score (), the golf magazine which recently put the course ahead of the likes of St. George’s and the National. To be clear, I’m on the Score...

Top courses in the world…

With a baby in the house, I realize there is little chance I’ll play anything further in Golf magazine’s top 100 in the world. But it has been a good year nonetheless…. There had been talk of getting to Pinehurst No. 2 this...

Bandon Dunes

A column I wrote on Bandon Dunes…. quite an amazing experience. NORTH BEND, OREGON – Ten hours by car from Vancouver, set along the Pacific Coast, sits *Bandon* *Dunes*, the world’s hottest — and perhaps best —...

Oviinbyrd and Devil's Paintbrush

Had the opportunity to set foot on Oviinbyrd, the new, super-private course developed in Muskoka, Ont. Created by Tom McBroom, owner Peter Schwartz has developed the best course in Muskoka, with wide fairways, strategy and lots and lots of...