Play golf long enough and you’ll likely develop a healthy love-hate relationship with the game. It’s a dynamic Pete Dye, who designed many of America’s most famous and iconic golf courses, leaned into heavily with every inch of dirt he moved. Widely considered to be the most influential golf architect of the second half of the 20th century, Dye’s penchant for highly imaginative and supremely challenging layouts span the globe from here to Singapore.
Just about every golf course has a signature hole. But how many have a signature green? With all due respect to the 17th at TPC at Sawgrass, there’s one in the Bluegrass State that might just take the cake… and a few snorts of Kentucky’s finest bourbon for good measure.
Every course has a story to tell. With over 400 years of collective history, Baltimore MD’s five municipal layouts have plenty to say about society, community, commitment and pride. They also serve as the backbone of the city’s vibrant public golf scene, providing historic designs, easy access and affordable rates while creating a melting pot for players of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. If all this sounds too good to be true, there’s a reason: because it nearly wasn’t.