As part of a golf show that once aired on a regional sports network, I was fortunate enough to use the links as my office. While the show is no more, the memories of certain courses I visited remains. And there’s one that stands out from the crowd.
The Tribute at The Colony is one of the most remarkable courses I’ve ever stepped foot on. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.
For example, the 5th hole is a tribute to the 8th at Royal Troon. Simply known as The Postage Stamp, you feel like your playing in Scotland the minute you step in the tee box. With the wind coming off the lake, there’s nothing like it.
The 18th hole is designed after the famous 18th at St. Andrews. Out of the tee box you have the famous Swilken Bridge, where golfers traditionally pay their last respects to St. Andrews as they cross the water. In front of you is the 33-thousand square foot English Tudor Clubhouse filled with Olde World charm. I can go on and on about every hole on the course, but I don’t want to ruin the fun.
Having the opportunity to get a couple of swings in between shoots, I have to say this is a must for golfers.
It’s truly a tribute to the history of golf.
Written by C. James