JAMES Y. BARTLETT

Golf: Taming the Wild

No one sits still for very long in Park City, Utah. In the winter, of course, everyone in town is skiing on what the locals call “the world’s best powder” at Deer Valley, The Canyons, or Park City Mountain Resort. Or they are ice-skating, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing through the Wasatch Mountains. Come summer, there […]

Golf’s Necessities

Every serious golfer can recite the feats he longs to accomplish before he hangs up his spikes—not the litany that names all of the courses he would like to play, but a checklist of what he considers the game’s essential, if not ultimate, experiences.   This list might include walking into the champion’s locker room […]

Golf: Stay and Play

With the U.S. Open planning to visit the South Course in 2008, it is not going to become any easier to secure one of the coveted tee times at Torrey Pines, a 36-hole municipal facility in La Jolla, Calif. Given these circumstances, rather than trying to reserve a round, consider booking a suite at the […]

Golf: Exclusive Public Offering

Before the dot-com bubble burst and shattered so many portfolios, it yielded the dividend of the Lodge at CordeValle. Golfers can consider it an even split. CordeValle, located in a secluded California valley in San Martin, about a 30-minute drive south of San Jose (ground zero for the dot-bomb), was originally envisioned as a semiprivate, […]

Golf: Well Manored

According to legend, the Luttrell family managed to retain possession of its vast Irish estates through roughly 350 years of interesting times by adroitly switching its religious affiliation depending on the popular ism of the moment. After a long, successful run of defending Luttrellstown Castle, which sits on 560 picturesque acres along the River Liffey […]

Style: Arrival of the Fittest

Every golfer worth a darn uses clubs personally fitted for size, shape, and swing angle. Now the customization trend has finally arrived in footwear. We are not talking about shoes made from the hides of alligators, ostriches, or South American pythons—shoes rarely seen on a golf course. Golf is a game that frequently leads its […]

Back Page: Well Rounded

Real estate developers used to believe that the mere presence of the royal and ancient game of golf was glue enough to bind the members of a group into a community—and, assuming the course was first-rate, enticement enough to purchase a plot of land or a dwelling on the property. Our May 1995 report on […]

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