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Hanse adds strategy, drama to Doral

PGA Tour players who think they know Trump National Doral's Blue Monster course will be in for a shock. After Gil Hanse's renovation, forget the old yardage books or memories of previous putts made.

La Costa makeover heralds playability, conditioning

Perhaps more down-to-earth renovations such as the one done at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s Legends Course will get golf back to what it’s supposed to be: interesting and enjoyable, rather than a chore.

Golf architect Larry Packard, 101, dies

Larry Packard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the post-World War II era, died Jan. 28 at his home at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Packard was 101.

Royal Troon renovates with '16 Open in mind

Changes at Royal Troon touch almost every hole but are not intended to lengthen the course in advance of its hosting the 2016 British Open.

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., 89, dies

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89 years old.

Q&A: Mike Keiser, Bandon Dunes Resort owner

In a Q&A with Golfweek, Mike Keiser shares his thoughts on how to build greens, his tendency to go against the grain, and the similarities between golf and greeting cards.

Klein talks architecture, 'Wide Open Fairways'

Golfweek senior writer Bradley S. Klein recently penned the book, "Wide Open Fairways: A Journey Across The Landscapes Of Modern Golf," which shares his insights on golf course architecture.

Sewanee sings praises of Hanse's mountain revival

Nobody will confuse The Course at Sewanee as architect Gil Hanse’s magnum opus, but his minimalist reputation fits right in with a layout featuring "such perfect rolls on top of a mountain," he says.

Mid Pines has 20th-century look back

Nearly a century ago, Donald Ross applied the final touches to his new course at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club. Having spent much time in North Carolina’s Sandhills – notably for his work at nearby Pinehurst – Ross was familiar with the sandy ground, wiregrass and tall, slender pines that define golf courses in the region.

Dawson shocked by uproar over St. Andrews

Sure, the Old Course has undergone changes over the years. But any time the big machines start digging at St. Andrews, golf holds its breath.

New charity event honors Geoffrey Cornish

The International Golf Club & Resort’s Pines Course will host the inaugural Geoffrey Cornish Invitational Golf Tournament on Aug. 15.

Pine Dunes: The best little course in Texas

Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club - a Lone Star hideaway in Frankston, Texas - delivers a sandhills-type thrill.

Trump's Doral vision includes tougher Monster

Donald Trump is finalizing the purchase of the 50-year-old, 650-acre Doral Resort and Spa near Miami for $150 million, two sources close to the deal told Golfweek.

Geoffrey Cornish, 97, prolific New England designer

Geoffrey Cornish, reputed to have designed more golf courses in New England than any other architect, died Feb. 10. He was 97. No cause of death was listed.

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2011

Shadow Creek still stands atop casino courses list.

Klein: Crash course in great architecture

Public Education: A crash course in great architecture just might help your game. Bradley S. Klein explains.

Royal Melbourne far from average Aussie track

Bradley S. Klein: Alister MacKenzie, trained in the art of concealment, transformed Australian golf with Royal Melbourne, site of this week's Presidents Cup.

Early commitment helped Schmidt-Curley thrive in China

With U.S. golf-course development virtually nonexistent, many American golf architects have been piling up frequent-flier miles.

Notebook: Open venue Royal St. George’s

Royal St. George’s, host of the 2011 British Open, demands control off the tee and near the greens, even after the ball touches down. Bradley S. Klein reports.

Golf in Alabama emerges from day of fury

For all the tornadic devastation loosed on Alabama last week, golf courses seem to have been spared the worst of the impact.

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