David McLay Kidd used to build golf’s most difficult courses. With the opening of Gamble Sands, he preached the virtues of playability with a missionary’s zeal. His story is among Golfweek's 40 great reads.
A four-year legal challenge to the operation of San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course, which is municipally owned and operated, appears to be at an end after an appeal by the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club was denied.
With all the great, challenging golf courses located in Australia, it’s no surprise it has produced an extraordinary array of champions. One in particular inspired a rater's round at Victoria Golf Club.
Since Golfweek started publishing in 1975, some 6,500 courses have opened in the U.S., plus another 5,000 worldwide. A few of them have made a difference in how the art of design is understood by players today, and a few have transformed the business of golf.