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This is my dad, Gary, and me. He is one of the great architects of the contemporary era of the greatest game, golf. While his work might not have made the glossy magazines and been a point of contention in … Continue reading
This morning I was at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis for a meeting. A warm front had enveloped the area and the temperature was a balmy 64 degrees Fahrenheit. So, I took a quick walk in the mist … Continue reading
Here are some photographs of the new golf course feature work at Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. I will be posting more information about the project soon, but here is a list of who was involved: Steve Sterrett, … Continue reading
From the article at TheGolfBiz.com: NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Purgatory Golf Club — named the 2016 “Indiana Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association — will unveil an 11-foot tall, signature statue on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. “We … Continue reading
I have been going through some Purgatory Golf Club design plans and correspondence and came across this, which is the highest compliment I could have been given regarding the design of the bunkers: Purgatory GC, Noblesville, Ind. A big, brassy … Continue reading
Below is an interesting aerial showing the first phase bunker work on Highland Golf and Country Club’s golf course. The golf course is a classic strategic design and is a shot maker’s golf course. As Mike Bailey of the Golf … Continue reading
The bunker remodeling at Pebble Brook’s North Course is progressing. We’ve been blessed with some fine weather in which to work. Shaping is complete, thanks to excellent work by Derek Dirksen, golf course shaper. I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading
It has come to my attention that the design of Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana is included in the exhibtion, FOREGROUND: THE LANDSCAPE OF GOLF IN AMERICA. The exhibition is at the Center of Land Use Interpretation in Los … Continue reading
A recent photo of the 17th with a lefty hitting his tee shot. (click on photo to enlarge)
The international magazine, Golf Course Architecture, has published an article on Highland Golf and County Club’s recent bunker remodeling project. Penned by Sean Dudley, the article takes a look at the project, my history with Bill Diddel and the exceptional … Continue reading
Alan Hinds has made a new blog post at the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau website reviewing Purgatory Golf Club. We spent a recent morning playing the course and discussing the various aspects of its design. Purgatory is a … Continue reading
For the Winter 2013 issue:
What the heck, I might as well chime in on the recent/ongoing changes to The Old Course in St, Andrews, Scotland. There has been quite an outcry from the golf course architecture community, both amateur and professional regarding revisions on … Continue reading
For 2012 Golf Magazine has chosen Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana as the fourth best public golf course in Indiana. Find the entire list for Indiana at this link.
On the fourteenth at the AT&T National Tiger Woods hit an uphill 191 yard eight iron and on eighteen he hit a180 yard knock down nine iron – just a reminder how irrelevant the game that the professional tour plays … Continue reading
From time to time I will post my thoughts about the game of golf on this page. I look forward to this exercise.
This is the website/blog for Ron Kern, Golf Course Architect.