Seeking the enduring spirit of golf in Scotland, from Old Tom Morris to David McLay Kidd (and Donald Trump) Golfers don’t simply take a trip to Scotland to play courses there. They make a pilgrimage. That word conveys the historic nature of the game there, the bucket-list allure. Wrote the late James W. Finegan in […]
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Five years ago, Blaine Newnham began writing a book about the history and development of Chambers Bay, the publicly owned links golf course south of Tacoma that opened in 2007 and will host the U.S. Open next June.
BANDON — No sign advertises the presence of the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, except the gate that reads “no trespassing.” There’s no restaurant, no pro shop, no amenity other than a remote port-a-potty and, no matter how much golf you’ve played, maybe no experience as wildly beautiful, or spectacularly wild, as this one:
BANDON — As she hikes through the Bandon State Natural Area a few miles south of Bandon on the Oregon Coast, Sherri Laier sees things that most others miss. The pawprints of a critter. A colorful tree frog. A tiny young plant, poking through the ground. Different types of lichen. Mushrooms.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For decades it was a quarry, mined for sand and gravel, the operation cutting away the hillside overlooking the lower Puget Sound, leaving a scarred landscape behind.