It’s a cold, damp Friday night in April, and the golf course – all 36 holes – is still struggling to emerge from winter’s chill. But inside Congressional Country Club, the joint is jumping.
When following the U.S. Open on screen, whether digitally or visually, here are 5 Things to look for about how the course is playing. Plus, check out the cool flyovers courtesy of our partners at USOpen.com.
Ernie Els played with Christo Greyling on Wednesday, and not just because the 1997 champ has good vibes here.
For serious golf-course geeks, one of the highlights on the calendar is the annual U.S. Golf Association press conference on the Wednesday of the U.S. Open.
Villainous professional wrestler George Zaharias, an 8 handicap, met Mildred Didrikson when they were paired together during the first two rounds of the 1938 Los Angeles Open.
2011 U.S. Open preview: From photos of Congressional's first five honorary presidents to the 36 holes of championship golf, Congressional is packed with something for everyone.
After its third closure for reconstructive surgery in the past 21 years, Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course sports a thematically unified parkland look that should hold up well in the face of the capital’s stifling summer heat, just in time for next week’s U.S. Open.
Souris Valley Golf Course, a popular muni in Minot, N.D., has more water holes than ever. The Souris River that bisects the course has spilled its banks and flooded most of the 18 holes. The course, part of the Minot Park District, might not fully open this season, golf professional Steve Kottsick said.
Royal Isabela builds to a dramatic conclusion. Bradley S. Klein says there is a definite rhythm to the holes of this dramatic, cliffside track.
For all the tornadic devastation loosed on Alabama last week, golf courses seem to have been spared the worst of the impact.
Thanks to a bold revision by Don Zucker, the historic North Shore Country Club is back. Bradley S. Klein takes a look back at the club's history.
Our annual list of Golfweek’s Best Tour Courses You Can Play reveals that some courses on the pro circuits – PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and LPGA – are surprisingly public and accessible.
After a radical restoration, Pinehurst No. 2 is better than ever. Bradley S. Klein explains.
I’m tired. 5 hours glued to the TV. More leaders than I can remember. Birdies, eagles...oh my.
The ground is coming to life again, and with it, the hopes of golfers.
Too much of the discussion about golf courses is dominated by scratch players. Sit around the 19th hole at your average course long enough and you’d think that most opinions about course design concern yardage from the back tees and making holes tougher.
The best designs – classic or modern – can arrive to final form in different ways. Bradley S. Klein explains.
The U.S. Golf Association has withdrawn an initial plan for Colorado Golf Club to co-host the 2012 U.S. Amateur.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has dropped claims of discrimination against Tucson Country Club, according to court documents obtained by Golfweek.
Despite redundancies, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club illustrates Rees Jones' evolving style. Bradley S. Klein reports.
Here is how Waldorf Astoria stacks up by the numbers:
Mike Davis doesn’t know how many days he spends on the road a year, just that it’s a lot.
It looks like carefully calibrated mutual interest might just bring together two powerful golf forces in New Jersey.
Anyone who finds inspiration in that mid-1990s era of garrulous, cigar-chomping backslappers is badly equipped to deal with the intricacies of revenue management and point-of-sales technology needed today.
'Flogton' premise: To build a more inclusive game that’s more fun and that’s not so resistant to technological innovation.
Here is a Rater's notebook of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores.
There is much to admire about The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, but costly green fees and excessive putting surfaces undermine the good intent.
New Mexico's Championship Golf Course has a $4.6 million deficit and is under consideration by an advisory committee to be shuttered.
A Northern Michigan casino course, Sweetgrass Golf Club features a surprisingly elegant layout. Bradley S. Klein explains.
It was an ordinary shot, like so many others he made that year. But it was the kind of moment that etched forever in my mind what made Tiger Woods so special.
Rater’s Notebook: St. George’s Golf & Country Club
Every once in a while a course pops up on the radar screen and just speaks to you powerfully and relentlessly. This enchanting place is St. George’s Golf & Country Club.
Phoenix has begun legal proceedings to remove an affiliate of the Arizona Golf Association from day-to-day management of municipally owned Papago Golf Course.
Bradley S. Klein offers some pointers on how to get a course nationally rated.
Jim Justice and his Greenbrier Resort are facing another lawsuit, with the architect who oversaw the restoration of the Old White Course alleging non-payment.
The Greenbrier Hotel Corp. has been sued by a golf course construction contractor claiming $1.275 million is due for unpaid labor and materials, Bradley S. Klein reports.
Spending half the year on the road has made Bradley S. Klein appreciate the details. Check out his list of top hotels.
Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will host the 2015 U.S. Amateur, sources told Golfweek. Bradley S. Klein reports.
Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest dazzles as it distracts. Bradley S. Klein explains.
Bradley S. Klein breaks down The Twenty Ten Course.
The Twenty Ten Course looks American but gives Wales a calling card as a destination. Bradley S. Klein explains.
Yale tops Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses list, which spans 22 states and includes 30 courses throughout the U.S.
Chambers Bay is not only the site of next week’s U.S. Amateur, but also the 2015 U.S. Open. Bradley S. Klein takes an inside look at the course.
The view of Nebraska from 37,000 feet may not seem compelling, but as Bradley S. Klein found out during a tour of the state, there is much more to the Cornhusker State than what meets the eye.
We’ve not seen a run-up to a major like this one. The three-day circus in the press tent at Whistling Straits leading into last week’s PGA Championship was weird even by recent news standards.
Charles Kingston, the fictional six-time PGA Tour winner, faces a return to Q-School in the fall and is going through an early mid-life crisis.
With its latest tweaks, Whistling Straits will tease and taunt players at this year's PGA Championship. Bradley S. Klein reports.
This 489-yard, par-4 is the most confusing on the Straits Course.
With the PGA Championship nearing, Bradley S. Klein examines Whistling Straits.
There is little doubt that the owners of the newly reopened Meadow Brook Golf Club will tout theirs as the “longest course in the littlest state.”