The ever-expanding resource for researching golf courses, including articles, photo tours, podcasts and video playlists.
“I’m heading to _________ and I want to play. Any suggestions?”
Forms of this inquiry arrive via phone, text and email on a regular basis. Given the seemingly endless sea of information about golf courses, some from sources more credible than others, it doesn’t surprise me that my buddies like to use me as a filter. After all, they know that course research is one of many things that I love about the game. So why waste their time doing legwork that I have probably already done?
Truth be told, even if I don’t have an immediate answer, I will often put forth the effort to find one. It would pain my geeky heart to learn that a friend had overpaid for lame golf while I remained silent. Such tragedies should be avoided at all costs.
In the digital age, commentary, photos and videos have proliferated to the point that I was in need of a new tool to keep the best of it organized. Thus, the GeekedOnGolf Global Guide was born.
This interactive map has more than 1,000 pinned courses around the world for which I have found digital content. Each pin contains links to that content. A tip on using the map: in order for the hyperlinks in the pin notes to remain active, the map must be viewed in a browser (as opposed to viewing in the Google Maps app on your phone or tablet). Browser viewing can be done through the embed on this page, or by clicking here.
This new tool allows me to continuously add and update new articles, photo tours, podcasts and videos. There are sources for course information that I consistently follow, and links are labeled with SOURCE-AUTHOR codes. A legend for those sources in below. Further, on my YouTube Channel, course video playlists are being added and updated regularly. Links to those playlists are provided in the map pins and labeled YT.
Much golfing ground has already been covered, and I will carry on with the evolution of this resource. I hope that it is useful to you. Feel free to shoot me links and leads to add to the Guide. Just like golf, learning more about courses is much more fun with buddies.
Global Guide Legend
GoG: Geeked On Golf
YT: YouTube playlists – Particularly keen on the video content coming out from Erik Anders Lang, No Laying Up, The Fried Egg and other new school media.
TFE: The Fried Egg – The written, audio and video content that Andy and his crew are putting out is educational and entertaining.
GCA: Golf Club Atlas – Ran is the architecture geeks’ OG, and his community continues to produce enlightening content.
GL: Graylyn Loomis – Graylyn lived in Scotland and is now back in the U.S. writing for Links.
GT: Golf Tripper – Of the list chasers, I find Steve’s content to be the most resonant.
LM: Links Magazine – The Links crew has consistently been putting out good course content for a long time.
PG: Planet Golf – Darius is an insanely well traveled guy, giving his perspective particular weight for me.
GCAM: Golf Course Architecture Magazine – Adam and his contributors keep up on industry news, while also putting out great course related articles.
GCG: Golf Course Gurus – Billy is also very well traveled, especially in the Western U.S. His profiles contain robust photo collections.
CM: Caddie Magazine – This crew from down under has great style.
GA: Golf Advisor – With Brad and Matt leading the way, there has been an uptick in the content quality coming out of GA.
FTB: Feed The Ball – Derek is experienced and thoughtful, and his podcast is great listening for architecture geeks.
GAM: Golf Australia Magazine – The Aussie’s love their golf, and their coverage of courses is excellent.
DR: Dimpled Rock Photography – Gary takes beautiful photos of beautiful courses, mostly in the U.S.
GLP: Gary Lisbon Photography – Ditto on the beauty, but with a focus on Australasia and the U.K.
More articles from writers I enjoy, like Geoff Shackelford, Ron Whitten, Anthony Pioppi, Tony Dear and Thomas Dunne. More photo albums from Evan Schiller, Brian Oar and my other favorites. The incredibly robust Joe Bausch course tour collection. More videos and podcasts. On and on it goes…
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