Time Off » Best Golf Courses

January 8, 2014
View from the picturesque Shanqin Bay clubhouse. (Photo: Shanqin Bay)
The first time golf course architect Bill Coore walked this 400-acre site overlooking the South China Sea, he hardly said a word. Nothing unusual there, as he tends to take his time before deciding whether a piece of land will work.
October 3, 2013
Wide Open Fairways by Bradley S. Klein
Longtime BJT golf columnist Bradley S. Klein takes “a journey across the landscapes of modern golf” in his latest book, Wide Open Fairways.
August 1, 2013
Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Georgia.
Enchanting landscapes and visionary technology make this Georgia course a gem.
March 19, 2013
Sebonack Golf Club
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Sebonack Golf Club in historic Southampton, New York, is that the site was available. Good luck finding an undeveloped property as stunning as this 300-acre, partially wooded dunescape along a bluff overlooking Great Peconic Bay on Long Island’s South Shore.
August 30, 2012
Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club
Depending upon how far out of the way you like to get, this could be the place for you.
April 26, 2012
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek
A languid, expansive quality pervades South Carolina Lowcountry marsh and it’s on display at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The 900-acre property sits in the middle of classic Intracoastal wetlands, 18 miles southwest of downtown Charleston.
December 1, 2011
Red Ledges
When your golf and ski seasons each run seven months, you can count on some overlap. But this is ridiculous. Or idyllic.
August 1, 2011
Hole No. 17
The hard part about designing a cliff-top golf course like Royal Isabela is making the inland holes interesting.
April 1, 2011
It's a bit like playing golf in a fishbowl Or in downtown Hong Kong. But there is something compelling about a round or two at Turnberry Isle Miami. For here amid gleaming steel-and-glass residential high-rises 13 miles north of Miami Beach unfolds a lush, 36-hole layout that feels like a refuge or nest.
December 1, 2010
Hole 9
Bucolic retreats like this in the middle of a major urban setting are usually reserved for parks or botanical gardens.

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