Bradley S. Klein

Bradley S. Klein

Senior Writer

Veteran golf travel, history and architecture journalist, Bradley S. Klein has written more than 1,500 feature articles on course architecture, resort travel, golf course development, golf history and the media for such other publications as Golfweek, Golf Digest, Financial Times, New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He has published seven books on golf architecture and history, including Discovering Donald Ross, winner of the USGA 2001 International Book Award. In 2015, Klein won the Donald Ross Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Follow Brad on Twitter

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December 19, 2019
A year-by-year guide to an eventful decade in design.
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November 22, 2019
Beyond Pinehurst, the famed architect designed over 400 courses during his career. You don't need a membership or even a lot of cash to experience these works.
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November 8, 2019
The new WHS for 2020 brings changes to golf clubs and players. Here is what the USGA & R&A have updated and what it means for your index and handicap.
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November 5, 2019
An increase in extreme weather events is having an impact on golf courses all over the world, but there is no single way to adapt.
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November 1, 2019
One road connects two Donald Ross classics with modern efforts from Rees Jones and Arnold Palmer in Southern Pines
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October 28, 2019
New layout by Bill Bergin & Rees Jones is a dazzling addition to North Georgia golf.
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October 18, 2019
In the lad up to the 2020 Olympics and Skins Game featuring Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jason Day, the country's golf courses and culture remain impressive in spite of a recent downturn.
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October 16, 2019
Historic and affordable public course is ready for a facelift
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October 4, 2019
Bradley S. Klein's course review of the new Sweetens Cove, a popular, public 9-hole course in Tennessee.
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September 24, 2019
A cruise along Scotland's Moray Coast reveals rare sights, timeless golf and modest green fees.
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September 16, 2019
The impact of this acclaimed, modern links minutes from St. Andrews can be felt throughout Scotland.
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September 6, 2019
From 17th century beginnings to 21st century digital media representation, caddies remain part of the fabric of golf.
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August 26, 2019
Scary incident at East Lake is a sobering reminder for golfers everywhere.
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August 19, 2019
Placed improperly, they can lead to rulings issues or be unfair to following golfers. Are you putting rakes back in the right place?
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August 12, 2019
Has the decline of the caddie ranks contributed to widespread issues?
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August 11, 2019
Our guide to experience the best public and resort courses, plus great sights and activities after golf, around New England
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August 11, 2019
Our guide to experience the best public golf courses and a whole lot more off the course in Chicagoland
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August 5, 2019
Is the new flagstick rule affecting turf conditions?
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July 31, 2019
C.H. Alison's masterpiece is being meticulously restored by Martin Ebert.
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July 30, 2019
Bradley S. Klein visits the host country and golf courses of the 2020 Olympic Games.
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July 22, 2019
One Connecticut town is grappling with the tension between golf and real estate development.
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July 18, 2019
66 clubs worldwide have carried the official distinction
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July 3, 2019
Golf’s ability to present us with powerful landforms never ceases to amaze me. That was the impression I carried away from a recent trip to one of the game’s most dynamic settings – Kawana Hotel Golf Course, 75 miles south of Tokyo, on a tree-lined coastal cliff overhanging the Pacific Ocean.
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July 1, 2019
Game is holding steady in golfers and rounds played, but young golfers are on the rise.
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June 7, 2019
The 2019 U.S. Open host will demand precise iron play of its competitors.
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