Travel STRAPPED: Iowa (The Maize Runners)

Over the past year, we haven’t done a great job of showcasing the public courses that make up the bulk of America’s golfing landscape. Introducing, STRAPPED, which will force Randy and Neil to try to…

Travel NLU Special Ops: Winter Park GC

Winter Park Golf Course has had a special place in my golfing heart since 2010, when it was really the only place I could afford to play during an unpaid internship in Orlando. Since then,…

Bandon NLU Special Ops: The Bandon Experience

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) The hardest thing to explain about Bandon is how you feel when you’re there. You’re isolated in the middle of nowhere – and make no mistake, it’s not…

Travel The Bandon Experience: Bandon Trails

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) I tend to gravitate toward hipster things. Hipster music, hipster movies. Give me all of it. I just want to say that up front because I want us…

Travel The Bandon Experience: Old Macdonald

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) The defining landmark of Old Macdonald is a bare Port Orford cedar standing alone at the crest of a sand dune which juts into and across the third…

Travel The Bandon Experience: Pacific Dunes

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) Though we’ve never met in person, I have a tortured relationship with the Doakito. Our first interaction was at Streamsong Blue. It was hot and heavy from the…

Travel The Bandon Experience: The Punchbowl

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) The most distinctive characteristic of the massive, 2+ acre putting green/course at Pacific Dunes is the soundtrack: the raucous bursts and deep groans that alternate and grow louder…

Travel The Bandon Experience: Bandon Dunes

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) I love Bandon Dunes. She only loves me when she wants to. I think about her a lot, but often my outreach goes unreturned. I see that she’s…

Travel The Bandon Experience: Bandon Preserve

(Photos courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort) Nary a better warm-up or cool-down exists than the Preserve, Bandon’s 13 hole short course. In lieu of hitting the range (amazingly we didn’t hit a single range…