Hopefully many of you had an opportunity to watch the United State Open Championship this past weekend. The conditions at Pinehurst show the playability of the golf course does not always correspond to the aesthetics. There seems to be a shift in golf course conditioning and restoration. The Championship at Pinehurst may be the beginning of a much needed change in our perception of what a well maintained golf course really is. Next year we will most likely see similar conditions when Chambers Bay plays host to the 115th U.S. Open Championship.
Last month we started documenting the golf course from above with a drone. Below are pictures from today showing the current state of the golf course.