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Black Mountain Golf Club

Hua Hin, Thailand As a remote golf and family vacation spot, I don’t know that I have seen anything better than Black Mountain. It was founded by Scandinavian entrepreneur Stig Notlov. Formerly a successful businessman in the hardware industry, Stig...

The Metropolitan Golf Club

Oakleigh South, VIC, Australia I played ‘Metro’ as it is known to most golfers in Australia, once in the early 2000’s. Prior to playing I had heard rumors regarding the fairways, many who had visited compared them to Augusta National Golf Club...

Los Inkas Golf Club

Lima, Peru I have been fortunate to travel to Lima on two separate occasions. First to play the Lexus Peru Open in 2013 at the Los Inkas Golf Club. The course was laid out by Argentinian designer, Eugenio Dunezat in 1945. Set in the foothills of the...

West Hill Golf Club

Surrey, United Kingdom I played West Hill Golf Club for the first time in 2005 on my way back to Australia following my freshman year of college at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. My home club in Australia, Kooyonga Golf Club, shares...

The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong My final competitive tournament as a full-time touring professional came at Clearwater Bay in November 2017. I had travelled to Hong Kong in the past, some 7 years earlier, to play the UBS Hong Kong Open at Royal Hong Kong...

Kooyonga Golf Club

Lockley’s, SA, Australia Kooyonga has held and continues to hold the fondest place in my heart. I have called Kooyonga my home club since 1999 when I joined as a 15-year-old junior member. Despite living primarily in the United States since 2004, I...

The Links Royal Isabela Golf Course

Isabela, Puerto Rico I played this incredible course in 2013 after missing the cut in the Puerto Rico Classic at Dorado Beach Resort. Looking back, I am glad I did, given the opportunity which presented itself over the weekend. A good friend from...

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club – JH Taylor

Richmond, United Kingdom The club was founded in 1892 and holds a special place in my heart. I don’t recall the year of my first visit, but it was around 2010. A friend and former Georgia State University golfer, Ben Taylor, was a member for a...

Club de Golf del Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay This is one of the true hidden golf masterpieces you’ve never heard of. Unfortunately, with time and land the course is very short by today’s standards; just 6,680 yards. Yardage aside, it is a par 73 as opposed to a typical par...

Sentosa Golf Club – Serapong Course

Sentosa Island, Singapore I was very fortunate to make it into the field for the Singapore Open in 2010. At the time it was the largest purse on the European Tour (US$6,000,000) and Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour where I was playing at the time...