One of the best clubhouses you'll ever see. A throwback to Colonial Williamsburg at Shoal Creek. Shoal is also one of the best clubs you'll visit too. Host to the 1986 @usga Amateur and the 1984 and 1990 PGA @pgachampionship and will be hosting the Women's US Open next year. Pics from the course to follow. Don't let the fact that this is a Nicklaus design fool you, the look and feel of the course and the vibe of the club make it seem like this place has been around for 100 years. It's the most classic "modern" course I've played and to me, hands down the best Nicklaus course out there. Recent changes to bunkering, greens and firm/fast run ups really took this place to the next level. Best course in the South not called Augusta. Great caddie program and the cabins on property are unreal. Still need to cut down some trees tho. 🌲🚫🌳🚫 @doakgolf needs to revisit cause his write up on Shoal in the Confidential Guide is just wrong (Tom, u my boy, but...) . #shoalcreek#usamateur#pgachampionship#womensopen#majorchampionshipgolf#alabamagolf#golfcoursearchitecture#jacknicklaus#bermudagrass#fastandfirm#walkingonly#clubhouse#golfclubhouses#golfclub#golf#leetrevino
** New blog post ** It's time for the US Amateur Oscars! Does #10 at Bel-Air shown here win the award for best hole at Bel-Air? Does the Swinging Bridge, shown in the distance on the right side of the picture and connects the 10th tee to 10 green, win the award for best bridge? Click the new link in bio to find out! #golfonthemind
St. Michael's member Travis Smyth has returned from a successful trip to America where he made it to the quarter final of the US Amateur Championship. A great achievement from a great young Aussie player. He's one of our own! #stmichaelsgolf#golf#usamateur#sydneygolf
Figure I'll throw another picture in from Riviera last week, even though I played like crap. 16th green, the short par 3 where you basically need to hit the greens. If you look at the trunk of the tree behind the green you can see the flag. Should have made sure to take the picture with the flagstick viewable. 5th green and 6th tee behind in the background. #golfonthemind
Bobby Jones first competed in a Major at age 14 at the 1916 US Amateur at Merion. Jones' dad did not want him to attend, but was convinced by Perry Adair's dad. Bobby Jones joined the Adair family for the trip to Philadelphia - where Bobby rode in his first taxi cab, his first big hotel stay, and his first meeting with famed sportswriter Grantland Rice.
Pictured: original contestant's badge from the 1916 US Amateur