Donald Ross was perhaps the most prolific of Golden Age golf course architects, producing over 400 courses in 40 years. While only a few courses are seen as elite (Pinehurst #2, Seminole and locally Aronimink), nearly every Ross course is excellent due to inspired routing, interesting green complexes and solid design principles. In most cities... Continue Reading →
I've become a golf nerd. So for Christmas this year I asked for a book called "Methods of Early Golf Architecture" featuring a compilation of writings from Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt and A.W. Tillinghast. MacKenzie is most prominently featured with some good nuggets from Colt and Tillinghast sprinkled in. As I was reading the "Ideal... Continue Reading →
The Cobbs Creek Olde Course is the crown jewel of Philadelphia's public golf options. Though rough around the edges, the historic courses are fun and affordable.
PhilaGolf is a website that explores the Philadelphia golfing scene. While primarily focused on reviewing public golfing options, we will explore many golf-related topics. I love playing golf. It’s a sport that combines social, athletic, competitive and natural experiences. I’m a 16 handicap and have three sons (14, 10 and 5), so time and money... Continue Reading →