Our Bradley S. Klein says new Doral is truly the winner of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, and takes you hole-by-hole through the new layout in South Florida.
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.
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain can be both a bomber's paradise and a place for the world's best irons players to dissect the course. Add in a bit of unpredictable match play and it's a perfect venue for this type of theater.
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.
Donald Trump's golf portfolio is bigger and more prestigious, with today's purchase of the much-acclaimed, if financially beleaguered, Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.
Doral's Blue Monster had an inflated reputation that was wearing thin. Enter Donald Trump and Gil Hanse -- and a bevy of improvements for PGA Tour players, course conditions and fans.
Executive director Mike Davis spent a lot of his time during the USGA's annual meeting explaining the upcoming back-to-back national championships at Pinehurst this June, the U.S. Open followed by the U.S. Women’s Open.
The Blue Monster is back, its holes seemingly in the same place. But nearly everything about the place has changed. And owner Donald Trump could not be happier.
One course, two national championships on back-to-back weeks. It’s unprecedented at the professional level. The folks at Pinehurst Resort hope it doesn’t rain when the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens visit in June. At the U.S. Golf Association, the goal will be to crown two national champions playing the same course and hitting similar clubs into the same greens.
From a memorable seat behind the scenes at Merion to some one-on-one time with Donald Trump at Doral, our Bradley S. Klein reflects on his time on the road in 2013.
Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the House that Jack Built for stroke play near his hometown of Columbus -- nearly four decades after opening, it's ideal for match play too.
Each year as home to the FedEx Cup finals, East Lake has been the scene of a dramatic outcome. That’s attributable in part to the enduring challenge posed by Bobby Jones' home course of old in Atlanta.
Unlike the other major Chicago tournament sites – Medinah, Olympia Fields, Cog Hill and Butler National – Conway Farms has an intimate feel. Expect a considerable spread in scoring this week, a rarity in modern tournament play.
The biennial Walker Cup Matches set up shop this weekend at historic National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y. In returning to the site of the first Walker Cup in 1922, the event will showcase match play on one of the quirkiest and most interesting of American layouts.
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.
If TPC Boston's front nine is a little mundane, the back nine makes up for it thanks to more of everything: elevation, cross hazards, scruffy native elements and increasing drama over the last four holes.
The leading 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list are eligible to play this week at Liberty National in The Barclays, and they return to a course that was not met with glowing kindness when it first (and last) held the event.
We’ll be hearing a lot about redemption after this tournament, as if the morality tale of the 2013 PGA Championship is winner Jason Dufner’s bounce back from his heartbreaking loss in the 2011 PGA.
Oak Hill, host to so many marquee events, poses a brawny test for the PGA Championship this week.
With the likes of Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Tom Fazio all putting their fingerprints on Oak Hill East, the year's final major will have plenty of drama due to the course's intricacies.
If there’s a better way to spend a Sunday morning than watching the Open Championship, I have no idea what it is. The more so when the end is as emotionally fulfilling as Phil Mickelson’s triumph at Muirfield.
The British Open is a thinking man's game -- and from afar, it inspires a stream of thoughts in our Bradley S. Klein.
This will be the 16th time the R&A is setting up the Open Championship along the Firth of Forth. Here's what you'll see during what promises to be a compelling week on this par-71 layout that stretches 7,192 yards.
It’s Sebonack’s time to shine – a rare collaborative product of two of golf’s most iconoclastic designers, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak. Here's a hole-by-hole preview of the host of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open:
Sometimes, it’s just too much to ask for a storybook ending. Instead, Phil Mickelson is a six-time runner-up in the tournament you most want to win as an American.
Why is Merion Golf Club kicking serious butt? The first-round leader (Phil Mickelson) is only 3 under, with only five rounds completed in red and an average stroke score of 74.2. Our Bradley S. Klein offers up 10 reasons for Merion's toughness.
With heavy rains a near certainty all day Thursday, Merion's head groundskeeper Matt Shaffer can only wait for a clearing as the U.S. Open may be headed to a 36-hole finale on Father's Day -- especially since rain is slated to return Monday.
On a Merion East Course famed for its very long holes and very short holes, the 15th fits neatly into the middle – and is simply masterful in showing how angles of play can be mind-bending.
For now, the low-lying 11th hole at Merion, a 367-yard par 4 that culminates in a small green wrapped by Cobbs Creek, is sitting high and dry. The same can’t be said for the spirits at the U.S. Open venue.
They’ll be tacking, shifting gears, constantly adjusting at Merion. All of which could make for great spectator viewing – and the occasional road wreckage as players come unglued and fall by the wayside.
Brad Klein says taking the U.S. Open to an intimate, classic course means everything shrinks, including revenue. It's a gamble the USGA hopes will pay off.
Heavy rains in the Philadelphia area have somehow spared Merion Golf Club’s notoriously flood-prone 11th green. With thunderstorms in the forecast next week, officials are not out of the woods just yet.
A 27-hole municipal course in Bandon Dunes would be located on a sandy, partially wooded stretch of ground six miles south of town center, overlooking a lagoon and coastal barrier sand bar.
From the playoff between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera to Tiger's controversial drop to Tianlang Guan's incredible performance, Bradley S. Klein reflects on the weekend that was at the Masters.
As a student of the pro game our Bradley S. Klein knows most of the guys on Tour are so good and of such quality in shot-making and scoring that they can win just about anywhere -- hence the myth of Tiger-proofing Augusta National.
Here’s how the holes at famed Augusta National Golf Club stand up from the (relatively) easiest to the hardest.
Field work for the Rio 2016 golf course began March 19. Designer Gil Hanse and a crew of six workers are onsite clearing non-native vegetation by hand.
His newfound fame as designer of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games course hasn't softened Gil Hanse's commitment to build courses in the field. He's most at home when strapped into the seat of a bulldozer.
Through an arrangement with the China Golf Association, Greg Norman will help shape that country's golf program in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Sure, he can be brash. But in his Doral shake-up, Donald Trump shows a detail-driven style and devotion to a big vision.
In every way possible for Pompano Beach, its new municipal Pines Course is a return to sound basics of the game.
Our Bradley S. Klein breaks down the par-72, 7,801-yard layout at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, site of this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
After the successful opening last summer of the Martin Hawtree-designed Championship Course along four miles of coastline north of Aberdeen in Scotland, American entrepreneur Donald Trump has revealed plans for another layout.
Pat Finlen, the new president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, answered Golfweek’s questions on the eve of the industry’s trade show in San Diego.
Having bought Doral Resort & Spa near Miami last year, Donald Trump is now teaming with World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Faldo on a redesign of 36 holes at the legendary five-course property.
They built it and they came, 300 golf fans, media, folks associated with the owner/developer, Mosaic Co., along with architecture junkies who will go anywhere to see the latest creations of designers Tom Doak, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
A look at the Streamsong Blue Course, designed by Tom Doak.
A look at the Streamsong Red Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
The slow pace of design, development, permitting, construction and grow-in render a catchy phrase a bit forced and artificial. And yet there are ways to hand-pick certain moments of the past year as if they were road markers on a longer journey.
A round at Wynn Golf Club, just off the Las Vegas strip, should be enough to convince anyone that given unlimited imagination, money and nerve, you basically can create something out of nothing.