I had the opportunity to drop by Tuhaye Golf Club last week between my coverage of the USGA’s Amateur Publinks Championship. I drove a few miles from Midway, Utah to near another town called Kamas, to the club. I didn’t get to play (working on that) the course, but did manage to get some great shots as the sun was setting and the light was brilliant.
Tuhaye Golf Club – click for more images
I really dig snapping photos of golf courses. In fact, I thought of myself as a “golf course paparazzi” last week after visiting three very high end courses simply for photos and not golf… (more…)
Yesterday I had a serious time crunch. Since I’d had a tire blow out on the freeway en route to the USGA Amateur Publinks Championship. I was left with only 30 minutes of photo shooting time on my HOG World Tour stop at Rees Jones designed Victory Ranch Club. That may have been the most breathtaking 30 minutes ever, except for that time with the groupies from my old rock band. The skies were gray and light was flat, but I still managed to get a few decent shots of the course. I intend to get back during some better light for better shots and of course, a round of golf on this stunning track.
Victory Ranch Club – click to expand
Victory Ranch Club is near Jordanelle Reservoir, about 20 minutes from Park City, Utah. From the highest point on the course, the 17th tee, you can see for miles in all directions. The shaping of these fairways, views, elevation chance and contrasts between the course and the landscape are amazing.
Victory Ranch Club, 16th green. Click to zoom.
Here is the link to the full Victory Ranch Club photo gallery.
I’m happy to have finally added a gallery of photos of Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah. Midway, Utah is about a 15-20 minute drive from Park City, and around a 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City.
Looking down on both the Gold and Silver courses from the Gold course’s highest point. Click to zoom.
Soldier Hollow is the host of this week’s 87th United States Golf Association Amateur Public Links Championship. This “mountain links” course is actually a 36 hole facility but for the USGA Public Links Championship holes from both courses are used. The courses are the “Gold” and “Silver” courses, in honor of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, part of which took place right on property at Solder Hollow Resort. From the course you can see the cross country track. (more…)
I’ve just uploaded a new album to the Hooked On Golf Blog image gallery. Mount Ogden Golf Course is a neat mountainside track above Ogden, Utah.
Mount Ogden Golf Course – click to zoom
The course features large elevation changes and holes lined with dense trees, as you’ll see from the photos.
Thanks to my pops who did some recon for me on his latest trip to our homeland, Greece. Down in southern Greece he found a resort called Costa Navarino which has two 18 hole courses, the Dunes Course and the Bay Course. He was kind enough to pull out his Nikon and get some pictures of the resort for HOG.
Costa Navarino Golf Greece – click to see more
The Dunes course was designed by Bernhard Langer and the Bay Course was designed by my buddy Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (more…)