Golf Course Reviews

Sultans Run Golf Course Review, Jasper, Indiana

June 2, 2009
Sultans Run Golf Course, Jasper, Indiana

I spent a week in French Lick Indiana playing a couple other golf courses (Ross and Dye), and a number of my golf friends suggested I play Sultan’s Run in Jasper. This group has never pointed me in the wrong direction, so I called the day before and was able to get a morning tee […]

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Donald Ross Golf Course Review, French Lick Resort, Indiana

May 29, 2009
Donald Ross Golf, French Lick, Indiana

The Donald Ross Golf Course in French Lick is easily one of the best Ross courses I’ve ever played. A friend of mine said it was the best he’s ever played. It has the classic Ross elements (Easy bogey – tough par, raised tees and greens, specific landing areas on greens, wonderful bunkering, etc.), and […]

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Pete Dye Golf Course Review, French Lick Resort, Indiana

May 28, 2009
Pete Dye Golf Course – French Lick, Indiana

I had the honor of playing the Pete Dye Course at French Lick within the first month of it’s opening. It was so new that I think I used rakes in bunkers that may have never been used before. Quite an experience, to say the least. The course is going to be famous for two […]

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Royal Links Golf Club Review located in Las Vegas, Nevada

April 27, 2009
Royal Links Golf Club Review, Las Vegas, Nevada

I was attending a conference in Vegas and asked if I would like to play Royal Links. You can guess what my answer was. The only thing I had heard about Royal Links was that it was so tough that they wouldn’t/couldn’t give it a slope rating. Because of all the bunkering the number was […]

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Whistling Straits Golf Course Review, Kohler, Wisconsin

February 16, 2009
Whistling Straits Golf, Kohler, Wisconsin

Kate and I honeymooned in Kohler Wisconsin (years ago), and played all four of the golf courses (Whistling Straits, The River Course, Meadows Valley and the Irish Course.) The day we played the Straits course, it was a little cold and rainy and by the 14th or 15th hole they blew the horn, basically ending […]

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Threetops Golf Review at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan

October 4, 2008
Threetops Golf, Treetops Resort

While at Treetops in Gaylord, we had to play Threetops, the #1 rated par 3 golf course in the country (according to this sign). As you can tell, this course has a lot of flowers of interesting colors, to offset the green of the course. It was really something to see, and if you enjoy […]

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Treetops Resort – Rick Smith Signature Golf Course Review

October 2, 2008
Treetops Golf Review - Rick Smith Signature

Played the Rick Smith Signature golf course at Treetops in August, and I’ve never been so impressed by one resort having such high-quality courses. Couple that with (what I’d consider) a very reasonable rate, and it’s as good as it gets! As previously discussed, the courses all open with a bang, and that’s clearly the […]

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Jones Masterpiece Golf Course Review, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI

September 24, 2008
Treetops - Jones Masterpiece Golf Course Review

We played the Jones Masterpiece golf course at Treetops in July of 2008. The weather was as good as it gets; not cold at all, and not too hot to cause any sweat, but plenty of sunshine. It was the perfect day for golf! I played the Blues, which measured 6,377. The Blacks are just […]

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Treetops Golf Review – Fazio Premier Golf Course, Gaylord, Michigan

August 27, 2008
Treetops Golf Review - Fazio Premier Golf Course

We arrived at Treetops Resort on a Saturday morning, with a noon tee time on the Fazio Premier course. We were playing all five of the Treetops golf courses, but the Fazio-designed Premier (only Fazio course in Michigan) fit into our schedule the best, so it was first on the list, setting the standard for […]

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Poplar Creek Country Club Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

August 23, 2008
Poplar Creek Country Club Review, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates, Illinois only plays to 6,321 from the back tees, but don’t let that fool you; what it lacks in raw distance, it makes up for with tight fairways, interesting greens, and the chance to use every club in your bag. For those reasons, I think this is a […]

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