Water Buffalo Join Grounds Crew in Vietnam

Long a mainstay of agriculture in Vietnam, water buffalo are helping groom the rice paddies routed into Sir Nick Faldo’s uniquely eco-friendly Laguna Golf Lang Co course.

Golf Turns Back the Clock With Resort Courses Tailored to Fit the Landscape

How courses in Vietnam, Arizona and Scotland are returning to more natural and traditional designs by incorporating rice paddies, reclaiming the desert, and herding Hebridean sheep.

Tee Off Amid the Tumbleweeds in Scottsdale

Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Jay Morrish, Tom Weiskopf and other top architects have built courses unique in the golf world by embracing the natural drama and beauty of the Sonoran desert in Scottsdale-Phoenix.

Memories of Rory McIlroy at Northern Ireland’s Portstewart and Lough Erne

Like Tiger Woods before him, Rory McIlroy has been heralded as the game’s next great star almost from the moment he first swung a club. The hype had already reached fever pitch when I toured Northern Ireland about a decade ago. At Portstewart Golf Club, a fabulous links about a 90-minute drive from McIlroy’s home […]

Inside the Miracle of China’s Mission Hills

The explosive growth of China’s two Mission Hills golf resorts—with 12 golf courses in Shenzhen and 10 more in Hainan—makes this a must-see golf destination.