By Article from: GolfCourseTrades.com
In my last installment, I discussed the eye-opening experiences awaiting golf writers on familiarization trips. I’ve taken many of these invitation-only boondoggles, traveling to all manner of facilities – invariably high-end – while being wined and dined after golf rounds along with fellow scribes and local muckety-mucks.
Opened in 1949, Leilehua Golf Course has always been considered one of the finest military golf courses worldwide, and a favorite to the local Hawaiian golfing community.
Written by Jeff Shelley, April 2016
Golf, like all sports, is subject to ebbs and flows. We 14-handicappers know the drill: following a birdie or an even rarer eagle is a bogey or a dreaded "other." Over 18 holes our scorecards look like an exotic overseas' phone number.
Written in The Global Journal of Golf Design and Development, February 2015
Work is being carried out to remodel the green on the seventh hole at Gig Harbor Golf Club in Gig Harbor,Washington.
Written in Golf Course Industry, May 2012
Stellar, an architecture, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm, has completed the renovation of Leilehua Golf Course, a military-owned public course on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The project brought the nearly 70-year-old course beyond modern military standards to also achieve United States Golf Association (USGA) standards. The course is now being hailed as one of the military’s top courses worldwide.
During these litigious, environmentally-hyper times, the term “wetlands” frequently is anathema to a golf course development. Such is not the case in Haines, Alaska, where a retired doctor and a visionary golf course designer are building a course smack dab in the middle of wetlands.
While working with N&H, Mark Miller served as lead golf course architect for this spectacular 18 hole course. The course is located in an environmentally sensitive area, with Shipp Creek as the centerpiece to the course. The course opened to rave reviews in July 2000 and has been reported as one of the top 10 military golf courses worldwide.