What I Learned from Royal Melbourne
Here is an excerpt from my first feature on golf course architecture with Golf Vietnam Magazine, where I share some insights from great courses like Royal Melbourne and Augusta National.
It took a while but the more I played Royal Melbourne the more it became clear there was more to the course than first meets the eye. I started to realize there were places to drive the ball that gave better lines to the flag, and quite often those places were not in the middle of the fairway but rather off to one side. Usually a drive near a bunker or close to the corner of a dogleg provided the best approach. I was beginning to see why the course held such an enduring appeal for so many players….”