It takes a lot of work to make a golf course look like the designer did not do much of anything to the land, and David McLay Kidd is a master of this craft. He has perfected the art with Tetherow (541.388.2582,, a new course in the golfing hot spot of Bend, Ore., which […]

The Castle Course

It was not so much a challenge as it was a dare: Design and build a golf course on a board-flat and barren potato field, leaving right-of-way for the neighbor’s cows, minding a popular pedestrian walking path, and working around the town’s two-acre wastewater-treatment plant plopped smack-dab in the middle of the plot. The budget […]

Best of the Best 2008: Golf Courses

Canadian designer Doug Carrick took both the high road and the low road when building the Carrick at Cameron House (+44.1389.755.565,, which plays along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. The front nine of the 7,086-yard course follows the lake’s level shoreline and incorporates several links-style features, such as sod-walled fairway bunkers […]