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The 9th at Boulder Creek Golf Club

Likely next up in my list of course reviews is Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio. It’s another bargain gem in Northeast Ohio, the kind of course that would go for 4X the price if it was in a larger metropolitan area.

 

Bay Point Resort Meadows Golf Course Review

I knew it was in Florida and I knew it was on the Gulf of Mexico so I figured the golf would be plentiful and the views would be stunning. I was not disappointed.

 

Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort

Don’t forget to stop back to Digital Fairways tomorrow to read my full review of this great course on the Florida Panhandle.

 

Bonita Bay – Cypress Course in Naples, Florida

One of the nicer courses in SW Florida that I’ve played, Bonita Bay East outside of Naples, Florida. I was lucky enough to play here this past summer when it’s semi-open to the public if you purchase a PGA Pass. It’s a great track with beautiful conditions so I highly recommend it if you have the chance.

 

The 2nd Hole at Boulder Creek Golf Club

  Boulder Creek doesn’t waste any time in showing its beauty. The photograph above is of the 2nd green, where several amazing holes all play along the same lake. To the left of what you see above is the island green 17th, which I’ve featured on this site previously. I plan to do a full

 

Shakespeare’s at Olde Stonewall Golf Club

In addition to having an amazing golf course, Olde Stonewall has a pretty cool 19th hole. It’s known as Shakesepeare’s, a restaurant and pub fashioned as a medieval castle. It’s a suitable ending to a great day of golf in Western Pennsylvania. If you missed the full review of the course it’s available to read here.

 

Ledges Golf Club

In case you missed it, last week a published a full review of The Ledges Golf Club  in St. George, Utah. The back nine of the course is as picturesque as you’ll find, plus they offer an absolutely fantastic hot dog in the clubhouse. I can’t wait to go back. If you liked the photography

 

Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort

Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort I’ve talked about it before, but I’ll say it again, Bay Point was one of my pleasant surprises in the world of golf last year. The combination of beautiful conditions and zero crowds made for a perfect Saturday morning on the links. If you liked the photography in this

 

The 18th hole at Coyote Springs Golf Club

Do you want tour-quality conditions near Las Vegas and don’t want to play $500 for the privilege? I strongly recommend checking out Coyote Springs just up I-15. Now granted, the course is a bit out of the way (probably 45 minutes to an hour off the Strip), but it’s a fantastic track and is in

 

Boulder Creek Golf Club

I just heard that Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio is open all next week. Great news for those back in NE Ohio! At $35 for 18 holes, it’s one of the best values you’ll find anywhere. If you liked the photography in this post, click here to go to my website to view

 

The Ledges Golf Club Review – St. George, Utah

The Ledges is an 18 hole golf facility in St. George, Utah, just across from Snow Canyon State Park, some of the most beautiful land you’ll see. Is the golf course up to snuff? Do the conditions of the course match the gorgeous surrounding scenery? Read on to find out. Practice Facilities – A The

 

The 15th Hole at The Ledges Golf Club

The shot above is looking back down at the green at the 15th hole at the Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah. Even if you’re not into “target golf”, it’s hard not to love this hole. It’s only a short hybrid down the hill, then a wedge into the green, but the scenery you

 

Outstanding Red Rock Views at The Ledges

Today we move onto the 14th at The Ledges, right in the middle of an absolutely beautiful stretch of holes. Don’t forget to stop back on Friday for more pictures and a full review of this beautiful track. If you liked the photography in this post, click here to go to my website to view the

 

The 12th at The Ledges Golf Club

This is where things really start to get interesting, here at the 12th hole at the Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah. As I mentioned yesterday, this week will feature photographs from The Ledges, culminating in a full review of the course on Friday. If you liked the photography in this post, click here to

 

The 8th Hole at The Ledges Golf Club

This week on Digital Fairways we’ll be showing a number of different photos from this course, culminating in a full review of the course to be published on Friday.

 

The 6th Hole at Olde Stonewall Golf Club

One of the many interesting aspects of Olde Stonewall is the topography of the course. The course ranges from low-lying areas like the 6th hole you see above to some of the most incredible hillside views you’ll see.

 

Beautiful Skies over Naples Grande Golf Club

If you don’t mind a little bit of heat and humidity, Naples in Florida can be a fantastic value in the off-season.

 

Amen Corner at Augusta National

During an earlier post, I discussed sitting at the 16th hole at Augusta and how much I enjoyed it for a number of different reasons. The shot above, if it wasn’t abundantly clear already, is of the 11th and 12th holes at Augusta National Golf Club, also known as “Amen Corner.” The photograph above was taken

 

The 11th Hole at The Quarry Golf Club

Usually I’m not much of a fan of power lines in my photos but this shot of the 11th at The Quarry in Canton, Ohio turned out pretty well. Seeing shots like this makes me look forward to springtime in Ohio no matter how far off it may be. I did a full review of

 

The 4th Hole at Olde Stonewall Golf Club

The 4th at Olde Stonewall is a short par 4, maxing out at 434 yards from the tips. From the white tees, it plays about 375 yards with water down the entire right side of the fairway and green.

 

The Island Green 17th at Boulder Creek

One of the prettier sites in NE Ohio, the island green 17th hole at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio.

 

The 4th Hole at The Quarry Golf Club in Canton, Ohio

I think most of us like a good drivable par 4 and the 4th at The Quarry is a pretty good one. It’s a fairly challenging hole because if your approach (or drive) ends up above the hole, you’ll struggle to get up and down.

 

The Par 5 7th Hole at The Quarry Golf Club

The Quarry is one of my favorite golf courses in NE Ohio. It’s a great layout, the conditioning is excellent, and the 19th hole is one of the better settings you’ll find in the area. I’m looking forward to playing it again this summer. I also did a full review of the course which you

 

The Opening Hole at Olde Stonewall Golf Club

If you’re ever in Pittsburgh and are looking to play a little golf, check out Olde Stonewall in Ellwood City, PA. I’m guessing they’ll be a lot of people talking about this course this summer when the U.S. Open comes to Oakmont in June.

 

The Beautiful 18th Hole at Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club

Are you looking for an old-school Florida golf layout without the crowds? The Meadows Course at the Bay Point Resort was a nice surprise during my trip to the area this past fall. My only hope is that next time I can check out the Nicklaus Course! If you liked the photography in this post,

 

The Closing Hole at Augusta National

This was another shot I couldn’t wait to see live and in person. Was the 18th as narrow as it appeared to be on television? The tee shot on 18 is another one of those that the pros make look easy, but has to be terrifying to play if you’re in contention on Sunday. Not

 

16th Hole at Augusta National

Another neat thing about attending a practice round at The Masters, besides being able to take your camera, is what the golfers do on the 16th hole. After the players hit their regular tee shots, they’ll follow that up by attempting to skip a ball across the water on the 16th hole.

 

Augusta National 15th Hole

One of the first things people ask me when I tell them I’ve been to Augusta National Golf Club is “What about the course surprised you the most after watching it on television all these years?” For me, it’s probably the approach to the par 5 15th hole. After watching The Masters all these years, one

 

Augusta National 12th Hole

Today we move on to the 12th at Augusta National Golf Club. While just about anyone who has watched the tournament knows how scary this shot is, it’s hard to tell how narrow the green is without seeing it from this perspective. Not only is the green merely a sliver, apparently the winds are incredibly challenging

 

The 7th Hole at Augusta National Golf Club

This week I thought I’d do something a little different here at Digital Fairways. Instead of showing daily random course photos that I’ve taken, this week I’ll show you around Augusta National and some of its more terrifying shots. All of these photographs were taken during a practice round when you’re lucky enough to be

 

Boulder Creek Golf Club – 17th Hole

Here’s another view of the island 17th at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio. Not only is it similar to TPC Sawgrass with the island green 17th, but the course is somewhat similar in that several of the holes wind around that same lake, giving the golfer a preview of what’s to come. It’s dissimilar in

 

Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club – Panama City Beach, Florida

I was down in Florida for a wedding this past fall and had the opportunity to play golf at the Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club. There are two courses on the property, the Meadows Course, which we played, and the Nicklaus Course.

 

World Woods Pine Barrens Golf Club – 16th Hole

Definitely one of the best values in Florida, the Pine Barrens course at World Woods Golf Club is a gorgeous track. Next time I’m hoping to play its sister track, Rolling Oaks.

 

The 17th at Conestoga Golf Club

Like I mentioned in my review of the golf course, the 17th at Conestoga is a little tricky the first time you play it. Even so, it’s a beautiful golf hole, especially with the moon looking down on it.

 

13th Hole at Augusta National

I don’t think this hole needs much of an introduction.

 

 

The Oconee Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation

If you’re looking for a place to stay and play while attending the Masters, I highly recommend staying around the Lake Oconee/Eatonton area. Not only is it only about an hour away from Augusta, the golf in the area is outstanding.

 

The 9th Tee Box at Cruden Bay

It’s not often you find a tee box so beautiful that you don’t want to leave it. The 9th at Cruden Bay is one of those times.

 

The 15th Hole at The Ledges Golf Club – St. George, Utah

Monday I had a lovely round at a golf course named “The Ledges” in St. George, Utah. The photograph above is of the 15th hole, a short par four that’s drivable for some, but us mortals it’s 4-hybrid/wedge into a receptive green. It’s a fun hole to play, and the scenery isn’t bad either. The

 

The 2nd Hole at Conestoga Golf Club

Things get started pretty quickly at Conestoga with this massively downhill par 3 2nd hole. It plays only 188 yards from the tips but plays at least a club and half less than the yardage. It’s the first of many times you’ll stand on the tee and just want to enjoy the scenery before playing

 

The King’s Course at Gleneagles

One of the many beautiful sites on the King’s Course at Gleneagles. My only disappointment with my visit was that I wasn’t able to stay at the hotel. Maybe next time… I also did a full review of the course which you can read here.   If you liked the photography in this post, click

 

The 10th hole at Falcon Ridge

Split fairways may be a little hokey, but I enjoyed the 10th hole at Falcon Ridge. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I’m able to reach this one in two, a rare feat with my game. In case you missed it, I wrote a full review of course last week. That review is available here.

 

The 17th Hole at Boulder Creek Golf Club – Streetsboro, Ohio

  I know things are starting to get a bit wintery back in Ohio. Hopefully this picture of Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro reminds everyone that beautiful days like this will return eventually. Stay warm until then! I hope to have a full review of this course up in the next few weeks on

 

The 16th Hole at Naples Grande Golf Club

  One of the better risk/reward par 5’s I played while in Naples, the 16th at Naples Grande. If you missed my review of the course you can read it here. If you liked the photography in this post, click here to go to my website to view the full size images. All photos may be

 

The 18th Hole at Falcon Ridge Golf Course

  This a shot of the 18th hole at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Mesquite, Nevada. I did a full review of the course last which can be found here. If you liked the photography in this post, click here to go to my website to see the full resolution images. All photos may be purchased

 

Augusta National Golf Club

  The third hole at the Augusta National Golf Club is also known as “Flowing Peach”. Like every other hole on this course, it’s absolutely gorgeous. One of the advantages of attending a practice round at The Masters is the ability to take one’s camera. I took this shot when I won the lottery for

 

Falcon Ridge Golf Course Review – Mesquite, Nevada

Falcon Ridge is an 18 hole golf course located in the heart of Mesquite, Nevada. Like many of the golf courses in Mesquite, the views are fantastic. But views aside, is it worth a visit if you’re in town to play Wolf Creek? Read on to find out.

 

The 9th at Conestoga Golf Club

The 9th at Conestoga Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada is one of my favorites on the course. It’s a tough, downhill par 5 that demands accuracy off the tee and precision on the approach to the green. It’s a relatively easy hole if you’re just happy to get home with a par, but it’s quite

 

The 12th Hole at Sand Hollow Resort

I after featuring another hole yesterday where you don’t want to miss left, I thought I’d show another hole where left is dead. Of course, the two courses could not be more different, but both are gorgeous and as memorable as you’ll find anywhere. The only difference is one of them is shown on television every

 

The 17th at Harbour Town Golf Links

Even though it’s the next hole on the course that everyone talks about (rightly so), the 17th at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head is one of my favorite par 3’s. Particularly when played late in the day into the setting sun, it makes for a fantastic penultimate golf hole.