The U.S. Golf Association began staging the U.S. Open — the ultimate national championship — in 1895, and moves it year to year around the country. The USGA requires, first of all, a golf course that offers a stiff challenge, where the rough is deep, the greens fast and par is an outstanding…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading How the beloved Oakmont Country Club course came to be
In the language of golf, there is always a “hidden gem.” The hidden gem is a golf course that is little known or even unknown, that someone has visited and then pronounced a marvel. The course generally has been sitting there, probably for many decades, known but to the locals.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The oldest golf course in America is in Western Pa.?
A recent Gallup poll revealed that up to 44 percent of us are frequently stressed, and 55 percent of us feel we do not have enough time to do the things we want. That’s 130 million anxious people, give or take a few basket cases. A little over an hour from Downtown lies…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading How does a western Pennsylvania resort earn that coveted five-​diamond status?
When his six boys were young, Jim Dolan and his wife Patty took the family every spring break on a ski trip, each time to a different location. They went to Aspen, Vail, Steamboat, Jackson Hole — you name it. Each year, the boys said, “This is great, let’s come back here next year.”

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading At the foot of Spanish Peaks, a Pittsburgher is building a resplendent retreat
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