Forest Dunes – The Loop Review (Black Course)

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“What is a reversible course?” Those active in the golf world may think it’s an obvious answer, but I’ve been asked the question many times when describing The Loop at Forest Dunes.  A reversible course is one where the routing can be played from the first hole to the 18th (clockwise), and then switched to play from the 18th back … Read More

Royal Melbourne Golf Club – West Course Review

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Royal Melbourne is one of the foundational clubs in golf. Founded in 1891, it is Australia’s oldest continually existing golf club and due in part to that history, it’s the one club that every American visiting Australia wants to see. My visit to Australia was in September, which is on the early side of the country’s golf season. We played 36 … Read More

Royal Melbourne Golf Club – East Course Review

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My mid-September round on Royal Melbourne’s East Course was the second 18 of the day. The weather was cold, grey, and slightly misty as you’ll see in the photos, but the clouds opened for a dramatic sunset on the 17th and 18th holes. The anticipation builds as you drive up to Royal Melbourne. Large square-cut hedges border each side of … Read More

Pacific Dunes Review

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My flight into North Bend, Oregon swung low and made a sweeping pass right over the courses at Bandon Dunes. Despite having never visited the resort before, I quickly picked the clifftop holes at Pacific Dunes out of the crowd… Others golfers on the flight did the same, and the excitement was palpable as everyone de-boarded. Thankfully, only 35 minutes … Read More

Yeamans Hall Club Review

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“Many who visit Yeamans Hall feel they have stepped back in time. And in a visual sense, perhaps they have. Yet a closer look reveals not a relic of the past but a place which quietly preserves and builds upon the traditions and sensibilities which guided its founding.” To quote from a friend who has played all of the top … Read More

Renaissance Club Review

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This review covers Renaissance Club from my first round before the clubhouse was completed all the way to my latest round, with the addition of three new holes. While the review begins with the original story, scroll to the bottom to see the three new holes! While sitting on the train to North Berwick on my way to Renaissance Club, … Read More