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HOG World Tour Visits Sunbrook GC in St. George, Utah

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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While on vacation hiking and exploring southern Utah’s beautiful red rock country I stopped by with my aerial photo copter and caught a couple of pics of Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah.

Sunbrook Golf Course, St. George, Utah

Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah – click for more photos

Sunbrook is a great 27-hole municipal course. Each nine has its own unique style, including a nine which goes through lava rock.

For more, click the photo above or the following link to the HOG Sunbrook Golf Club photo gallery.


Salt Lake City’s Bonneville Golf Club Looks Like a War Zone

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 15th, 2015
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One of my three (yes I have three) home courses is finally getting an automated irrigation system. Bonneville Golf Club, Utah’s most popular municipal course and one of my top favorites, has been hand watered since it opened in 1929. The course is a bit of a war zone right now. It really does look like this hole pictured below, the par-5 16th, has been hit by some bombs.

Bonneville’s Par-5 15th Hole Irrigation


If you’re looking to play Bonneville the next few weeks (May/June 2015) keep this work under consideration. Some holes are cut short or skipped. In lame fashion they’re still charging full price, so buyer beware.


Hats Off to Golf Courses Who Warn Customers of Bad Conditions or Aeration!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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There is nothing more irritating than getting to the first green to find punch holes the size of Volkswagen Golfs. Courses that let you book a tee time and pay full price without warning you of these kinds of conditions deserve whatever lost business their douchiness causes.


I tip my hat and tip back my California red to my home course for not being one of those douchey courses. They warn the customers far in advance, and offer a discount for those who decided to come and play.

That’s how it should be done.

Well played River Oaks in Sandy, Utah. Nice birdie.


How Many Sleeves of Balls Did I Knock in the Water at TPC Sawgrass’s 17th Island Green?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 8th, 2015
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While everyone is enjoying this week’s THE PLAYERS (always spell THE PLAYERS in ALL CAPS, it is what they do) Championship, I thought perhaps I’d share a quick link to my experience playing TPC Sawgrass.  The highlight of the round was making birdie on the tough 14th.  The lowlight was… well, the par-3 17th island green, which kicked my ass.

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Why do my arms feel like rubber at this moment?

Here’s my full TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course review.


Chambers Bay Photos

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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With the 2015 Masters Tournament in the books and the U.S. Open coming up sooner than we think, tour pros and media are now in Chambers Bay mode.  Chambers Bay is the location of the 2015 U.S. Open.  Some players and caddies are now playing “recon” rounds at the course, and media are starting to post their Chambers Bay material.

That said, I thought it would be a good time to remind any HOG readers that I have a gallery of some Chambers Bay photos for those who are wondering what the course looks like.

Chambers Bay Golf Course

Chambers Bay – Click to see the HOG Chambers Bay Photo Gallery

Foolish folks are calling Chambers Bay “America’s St Andrews.” This is about as dumb a statement as I’ve ever heard or read. First, St Andrews is a town in Scotland, not a golf course. Are these pundits saying that Chambers Bay golf course is America’s version of a town in Scotland? I believe the comparison they are trying to make is between St Andrews and the OLD COURSE, which is IN St Andrews. Having spent much time on both courses I must say the two are hardly similar. In fact they’re more dissimilar than they are similar. If I had to compare Chambers Bay to a course in or near St Andrews I would compare it to the Castle Course, but even that is a stretch.

Click the photo above or the following link for more Chambers Bay pictures.  I have a bunch more I’ll try to dig up and post later.


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