Archives for: November 2009

How Thailand does fast food: stop off at a roadside Fishing Park during your travels

There were moments during my recent Thailand golf trip that I had to remind myself that it's the United States that is supposed to be the developed, happy, first world nation. This was especially true flying from Bangkok to Los Angeles. Bangkok's Suv… more »

IAGTO names Orlando Top North American Golf Destination for 2010

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The International Association of Golf Tour Operators are in Malaga, Spain for their tourism conference, and last night they voted Orlando as the Top North American Golf Destination for 2010. Get beyond Disney World, Wet 'n Wild and those funky upside… more »

Canadian golfers don't have to drive to Myrtle Beach with new non-stop flight from Toronto

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Canadians love Myrtle Beach golf. I can't tell you how many I've played with when I'm down there. During January and February I'd always get a kick out of the snowbirds, many of whom were Canadian, waiting out a frost delay on the putting green at 9 a.m.… more »

Last-minute Myrtle Beach golfers can save money with new membership

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This golf travel blog is always a friend to those who can help save money on green fees, and I've been made abreast of a new online, last-minute tee times program that could do just that for Myrtle Beach golfers. Those who live… more »

Golf packager PerryGolf's new blog a must-read for any international travel golfers

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A new golf blog catering to those of us wanderlusting travel golfers is up and running a couple months now, and it's a good one, so bookmark it: Click here to check out PerryGolf's new travel blog. PerryGolf is one of the world's largest golf pac… more »

Congrats are in order for first-time LPGA winner Michelle Wie at Ochoa Invitational

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The scrutiny can stop, if just for this week at least. Michelle Wie is an LPGA winner, winning the Ochoa Invitational in Mexico Sunday by two shots over Paula Creamer. Wie closed in style, going up-and-down from a bunker for birdie on the 18th hole.… more »

Northern Ireland golf versus southwest Ireland: What's the better links tour?

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I've played about 20-plus golf courses in Ireland over two trips since 2006, and it's pretty evident the two best pockets of links golf courses are Northern Ireland and southwest Ireland's counties Kerry and Clare. Yes, I'm slighting the northwest an… more »

Cities Hua Hin, Bangkok and Pattaya present three very different Thailand golf vacations

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HUA HIN, THAILAND -- After a busy week of golf in Thailand, it's time to make the journey back home to Texas. Our group visited three very different cities while here that all offer varying speeds of life and golf styles, one of which would probably… more »

Tee box massages: One reason slow play is okay on Thailand golf courses

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BANGKOK, THAILAND -- Muang Kaew Golf Club is the closest golf course to sprawling Bangkok, a city that feels like there's no center and no end. It's a pretty urban-feeling environment in most spots, which includes a walk under a freeway and teeing off on… more »

Thailand golf vacations leave you suffering from reverse sticker shock

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PATTAYA, Thailand - Two days into our Thailand golf trip, and I'm already nervous about returning back home to the United States and the land of western prices. I can see it now: "Six bucks for lunch? Are you kidding me?" "Caddies are $60 plu… more »