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PNGA Posts About ‘Blaine Newnham’

Bandon Dunes marks 20 years since it changed the face of golf

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

by Blaine Newnham

Twenty years ago, as we searched among the sand dunes for the trailer that served as the first clubhouse at Bandon Dunes

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Dingle Golf Links (or, Ceann Sibeal): Wild and unspoiled classic Irish links

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

by Blaine Newnham
You’d go to the end of the earth for one more memorable round of golf.

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Spanish Point Golf Club: Nine holes of historic links on historic land

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

by Blaine Newnham

Over the years I’ve had as much fun discovering the hidden gems of the British Isles as playing the great courses.

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Dooks Golf Links: ancient links gem continues to reinvent itself

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

by Blaine Newnham

Perhaps the changing face of Irish golf can best be understood during a delightful visit to Dooks Golf Links, a sort of hidden gem just off the north loop of the Ring of Kerry that each year becomes a little less hidden and a lot more of a gem.

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Adare Manor: Fazio’s spectacular renovation has made it a Ryder Cup hopeful

Friday, October 20th, 2017

by Blaine Newnham

How badly does the stately and spectacular Adare Manor want to host the 2026 Ryder Cup for Ireland?

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Doonbeg: The revival of Trump’s great links course in Southwest Ireland

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

by Blaine Newnham

On the second day of our recent trip to Ireland, we played Trump Doonbeg, the course Donald Trump bought in a fire sale in 2014.

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The changing face of Irish links golf

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

by Blaine Newnham

My first trip to Ireland to play golf was 25 years ago. It was four old college roommates from Berkeley turning 50, getting together again

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A Day in the Scottish Life

Monday, June 6th, 2016

It is a long day’s wait on the singles list to play the Old Course at St. Andrews
by Blaine Newnham

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A Week in Wales

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Links golf in the land of castles
by Blaine Newnham

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Winter of our Discontent?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Not anymore, in the ‘winter-smart’ Northwest. A few common-sense ways to beat the elements
by Blaine Newnham

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