Having played most of the "good" public courses in the Scottsdale area, I would rate Saguaro as the best. Talking Stick North and South, along with Papago, are probably more walkable, but Saguaro combines walkability and design better than the others. Continue Reading
Cabot Links is the first true links course in Canada and it's opening is the fulfillment of a dream for the founder Ben Cowan-Dewar, along with architect Rod Whitman, Mike Keiser and the rest of the team involved in the project.
I believe that Cabot Links will evolve into the "St. Andrews of Canada" or "Canada's Bandon Dunes" over time, with the addition of other courses and the expansion of the hotel. Continue Reading
Few courses in North America can stir a walking golfer’s soul like Ballyneal, which boasts golf that is so pure and natural that Old Tom Morris would approve wholeheartedly. Continue Reading
Pasatiempo was founded by U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion Marion Hollins and was designed by Alister Mackenzie, one of the great golden age golf course architects. The course opened on September 8th, 1929. Tom Doak was hired in 1996 to begin restoring Pasatiempo to its "original design" and the renovation was successfully completed in Fall 2007, with a great deal of assistance from his lead associate Jim Urbina, club historian Bob Beck and superintendent Dean Gump. Continue Reading
Bandon Trails was the third course constructed at the resort, and it is the only one that does not touch the ocean. Instead, Trails takes the golfer through dunes, meadows and forest in a wonderful golfing journey that has been exquisitely routed by Bill Coore. While Bandon Trails is the most challenging walk at the resort, it is well worth the effort. Continue Reading