As part of The Nature of the Game, I will selectively bring you course reviews, videos, and recommendations for playing golf courses around the world that offer a true, authentic golf experience.  This means courses that are architecturally engaging and unique, where walking is encouraged, in settings that are somewhat secluded, stunning, and in tune with the natural environment, with limited home sites and street traffic (if any), that place a high value on service and core amenities.  If you own or operate or know of such courses that you wish to see featured here, please let me know!

I recently had the pleasure of playing Aetna Springs, a fantastic, charming 9-hole Tom Doak golf course in Pope Valley on the north end of Napa Valley, CA.  Stay tuned for a full review and video of this authentic golf experience.

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