In the interview, Player discussed overcoming adversity, applying mental fortitude, and the importance of physical fitness as ways to find success. “Under no circumstances will this come easily, but you have to believe in yourself first. Visualize your goals. Remain positive. And never, never give up, no matter what the circumstances,” Player said. Darrah Brustein…
The list of nine golf courses in the U.S. that are set to open this year includes Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, Mich., Shepherd’s Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., and The Summit Club in Summerlin, Nev.
Noting that Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club did not make the cut, the publication considered USGA Course Rating, Slope Rating and Bogey Rating in compiling the list. The International in Bolton, Mass., took the top spot, followed by Pikewood National in Morgantown, W. Va., and Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
The chef at Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, N.J., has forged a varied career path, from professional rugby to perfume design, culminating in a unique culinary perspective.
The article notes that average net profit margins for privately owned golf properties have been negative for several years, but adds that properties have successfully reined in overhead costs, cutting by about 3 percentage points since 2010.
Contributor Larry Olmsted compiled the list based on unusual location, historical significance, and the amount of work necessary to transform traditionally unattractive sites (flat desert wasteland, clay and copper mines, and a former cement factory) into acclaimed golf courses.