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Lessons Learned on the slight streets and...

I arrived back in Toronto on Saturday night after a week of chasing golf balls in Wales. It was a fascinating, eye-opening trip that proved far better, at least in terms of golf and weather, than I expected. The wonderful Canadian Affair flight...

Wales Days 4, 5: Darwin's Aberdovey, St...

 Aberdovey is Bernard Darwin country. The London-based golf writer from the last century loved Aberdovey, a rustic, rugged links on the North-West Welsh coast so much that he often called it his favourite. We drove up from Pennard — a...

Wales Day Four: Wonderful Porthcawl...

I’m rushing to leave the wonderful Fairyhill Hotel this morning on a three-hour drive to Aberdovey, up the Welsh coastline, so this is more photo-oriented than written. Yesterday we played Royal Porthcawl, a links outside Cardiff that is...

Day Three: Celtic Manor 2010 Course and...

Our day started at the Celtic Manor’s main hotel, a relatively new, decidedly comfortable and quite North American facility that is long on convenience. Owner Terry Matthews, who has lived since the late 1960s in Canada, has put on quite...

Wales Day Two — Celtic Manor

Not much to say yet, other than the hotel is really swish. And, interestingly, there is a clock on the wall that has the time in Ottawa, which, I suppose, isn’t all that surprising. We’re playing the Montgomery Course today and the...

Wales Golf — Day One

I finally made it to Wales. After arriving at Pearson at 2 a.m., only to have Canadian Affair’s computer system go down. Eventually we made it onto the plane and arrived at Gatwick, which reminded me of a set from Dr. Who. Day one in...

2009 In Review: Best Golf Courses

With golf showing for the holidays (and me tiring of writing about Tiger), I thought I’d take the time to reflect on some of my experiences in 2009. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I have a passion for golf design and great golf...

Postcards From Long Island Continued:...

I’ve always been fascinated by golf course developers who know exactly what they want. Far too often those that build golf courses haven’t a clue beyond the concept that a course will help sell real estate. That’s often been...

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