I enjoy golf courses that afford me the opportunity to see beyond just the hole I’m on. An ideal tour of a property should include various vistas that showcase the best aspects of the land. I hope to look over ridges, back down corridors, across other fairways, and through the canopy of trees present. Golfers should be invited through design to observe the many characteristics of a place. It is incredibly enjoyable to finish a golf walk and feel as if I saw the grounds in full. When given the chance to play a course many times, I like to identify the best places on the course to capture its natural essence — often those occur while standing on one hole and looking at another. Golf is a game for reflection, and while we are contemplating the depths of this sport, we should also be considering the wonders of the world present before us. I adore the well designed courses that give me the moments needed to do so. I want to know how a hole fits into the larger picture. To best understand the puzzle, it’s good to see it from many angles. The most unexpected revelations happen while looking away from the target. I do not want to simply be on a golf hole, I desire to be in a setting acting as a visual explorer.
Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!
If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.