Red Sky Golf Club (Norman)

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  The Norman course at Red Sky is one of the best mountain golf experiences available. Located in the Rockies, the elevation changes throughout the course are spectacular and the panoramic views throughout the round are first class. The conditioning is top notch and the greens are slick as they break towards the valley below. The course is long but the high elevation allows for extra carry on every shot. The Fazio course and Norman course at Red Sky alternate being private every other day, so if you are staying at the resort you better plan on a two day trip! Signature Hole:  Norman 16th - 283 Yard Par 3   Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  Norman More >


Ironbridge Golf Club

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  Ironbridge feels like three different totally different courses all wrapped up into one. The front nine plays like a meadow course featuring flatter terrain and several water hazards while the final five holes play along the mountain edge and out along the river. But the highlight of the course is the dramatic 10th - 13th stretch of mountain/canyon holes. After a 2-3 minute cart ride from the front nine to the back, you climb up the mountain to play some holes that provide the same spectacular feel that Wolf Creek in Mesquite does. The conditioning at Ironbridge to second to none and the membership is one of the best deals in the country for a new course More >


Crosswater Golf Club

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  Over the past 15 years the Pacific Northwest has gathered its fair share of attention and accolades in the golf world. With the additions of the courses at Bandon Oregon, Chambers Bay near Tacoma, and the gems in Northern Idaho, some of the country's finest tracks are right in our own backyard. But there is always an original before the frenzy, and Crosswater was that course. Opened in 1995, Crosswater is a brilliant combination of meadows, trees, and stunning mountain views. From the tips, there are few courses in the country more challenging as Crosswater measures out at nearly 7700 yards with water in play on half the holes and meadows on the other half. Though the More >


Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course)

Written by Rees Milikin

As embarrassing as it is to admit, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course is another architecturally significant course in my home state of Virginia that I had neglected to play until very recently. I have several family members who live in Williamsburg and although I visit and play golf there quite often we simply never made plans to visit the Gold Course. Oh sure, we talked about it for years, but none of us actually took the initiative to make a tee time. Fortunately, one of my father’s friends recently came to town for a visit and wanted to play the Gold Course so finally, after all the talk, we set up a game. Since it is about an hour More >


Tetherow Golf Club

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  Tetherow is a controversial links style course found southwest of Bend in Central Oregon. The controversy at Tetherow that has existed since opening day and continues to be addressed is the penal nature and number of bunkers, the shapes and undulations in the greens, and the overall playability of the course. The course employs firm fast conditions with bunkers peppered throughout the fairway, some visible and others not, resulting in some tee shots that appear to be great off the club but can sometimes be pushed by the fairway contours into a bunker. Various bunkers have been removed, mounds flattened, and course modifications made in order to increase the playability and enjoyability of the course. Fescue is More >


Pronghorn Golf Club (Fazio)

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  Most everyone would love to play on a perfectly groomed golf course every time they teed it up. Unfortunately, the financial reality of that isn't possible for the vast majority of golf courses out there; the exception to that rule is the Pronghorn Golf Club. The course conditioning at both Pronghorn courses is simply stunning and I actually found myself at times thinking, "Is this grass real?" You bet it is real, and there isn't a blade of grass that is neglected. These fabulous conditions and wonderfully designed golf holes at Pronghorn are found in a remote 640 acre high desert location outside of Bend, Oregon on ground that was aquired from the Bureau of Land Management More >


Palmetto Golf Club

Written by Mark Pritchett

Yes, I have spent the last seven years of my life pursuing Golf Digest’s Top 100 golf courses in America, but please don’ t think I live on Top 100 golf alone. In addition to my primary mission of playing the Top 100 I have a long list of non-rated courses that I am interested in visiting. Near the top of non-rated courses list is Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina. Palmetto Golf Club has an interesting place in the history of American golf. It’s one of the oldest clubs in the country having been founded in 1892. The club’s first golf course was a simple four hole affair that was laid out in a corner of the property More >


Pronghorn Golf Club (Nicklaus)

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  Most everyone would love to play on a perfectly groomed golf course every time they teed it up. Unfortunately, the financial reality of that isn't possible for the vast majority of golf courses out there; the exception to that rule is the Pronghorn Golf Club. The course conditioning at both Pronghorn courses is simply stunning and I actually found myself at times thinking, "Is this grass real?" You bet it is real, and there isn't a blade of grass that is neglected. These fabulous conditions and wonderfully designed golf holes at Pronghorn are found in a remote 640 acre high desert location outside of Bend, Oregon on ground that was aquired from the Bureau of Land Management More >


Augusta National Golf Club

Written by The Itinerant Golfer

There are a very, very few golf clubs in America that are so legendary, so special, and are such a rare invite that they are truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. I've been very fortunate to have experienced several clubs of this type over the course of my golfing life. I thought this would be a good place to discuss some of the "Dos and Don'ts" when a once in a lifetime golf experience comes along. DO NOT go into cardiac arrest if you are sitting in your office minding your own business when one of your friends calls and greets you with “Hey, how would you like to visit (insert name of legendary golf club here)? If you More >


TPC Summerlin

Written by Bill Satterfield

What to Expect:  TPC Summerlin is one of the courses that Bobby Weed was asked to design for the PGA Tour as part of their TPC network. TPC courses are designed with hosting PGA Tour events in mind, which Summerlin does each year. Common to TPC courses, the best holes are found late in the round in an effort to create drama on Sunday afternoons. A dozen of the opening 14 holes aren’t overly memorable which is common among TPC courses since they are designed to test the top players in the world as opposed to focusing on beauty, creativity, or variety. The final four holes however are gems and feature a driveable par four, a risk/reward par five, a More >