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The value of ranking golf courses

Ranking golf courses, in my mind, is the equivalent of placing rock albums in some sort of order. It is a fun pastime with little real value. I mean, everyone should know that The Beatles’ Revolver is the greatest album ever made, just...

In a stunner, Dakota Dunes wins GD Best New

Yes, yes, I was wrong. Stupid sources that don’t know what they are talking about. In anycase, Dakota Dunes, a Graham Cooke course built in the golf hotbed of Saskatoon, will be awarded Best New Course in Canada by Golf Digest status when...

Golf Digest Raters Summit

Yes, I’m a Golf Digest rater, but time constraints kept me from heading down to Florida to attend the magazine’s raters forum. I’m not sure what the overall aim of the forum was, but they did have some fascinating guests...

Changes to the Top 100 courses in the world

There’s a fascinating article on the web about the changes to the Top 100 Courses list by Golf Magazine over the last few years. The list, which gives each course’s position since 1991, shows that while little has changed in the Top...

Ontario Golf's best new course; Has it...

Ontario Golf magazine, for which I write quite frequently and very much respect, has named its best new course in its latest issue. Drum roll please ….. Ridge at Manitou. It was followed by Whitewater in Thunder Bay and Jason...

Top 100 in the world

After coming back from Ireland, I realized I’ve added a nice group of courses to those in the Top 100 in the world that I’ve had the good fortune to play or tour in the past six years. I’m using Golf Magazine’s list...

Golf Magazine's Top 100 in the world...

Here’s the press release on Golf Mag’s Top 100 in the world. Most of the buzz is about Trump’s Bedminster course jumping into the Top 100. There are two Canadian courses on the list — St. George’s and Highlands...

Golf Magazine's World Top 100 Golf...

Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 golf courses in the world will be out any day now. But already there’s a lot of talk about it, including a segment on the Golf Channel. The list is done every two years, and though the panel is...

Shackelford takes a run at Golf...

Geoff Shackelford, the noted golf architecture gadfly, has an interesting story in Golfobserver today about the issues facing Golf Digest’s much discussed Top 100 in American course ratings. Shackelford raises a number of legitimate...