Archives for: January 2010

A top destination for every month: your 2010 golf calendar

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Every month, one worldly golf destination shines above the rest and is THE place to swing the sticks. So based on my experiences, I've put together a golf destination calendar: a destination for every month. Click here for the column o… more »

Which European country deserves 2018 Ryder Cup Matches? Time to give Sweden the nod

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Now that we're in the same decade, it's time to pay close attention to who receives Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup Matches. Great Britain and Ireland will in all likelihood not host the event that year, having hosted the matches every year except the 1997 R… more »

A membership to Scotland's Craigielaw or Royal Dornoch for a birthday present? Reader asks

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A reader has written in with a Scotland golf question regarding national memberships: I saw your article on Craigielaw Golf Club near Gullane, Scotland in July 2009. I'm trying to find a birthday present for a 4-handicap golfer. It's ei… more » reader wants to know: 'Where can I take my golf group in New York City?'

Send feedback » reader Bud has written in asking about where he can take a group to golf in New York City. Well Bud, you've picked a doozy of a destination - though not necessarily the most logistically good one for golf. There's plenty of off-course s… more »

Time to keep an eye on 'the Hawaii of China': Hainan Island as a future exotic golf vacation destination

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The golf boom in Asia, and specifically China has been well documented in recent years. But it's still a golf destination with a lot to be uncovered. China is so big, so foreign and so rapidly developing, it can be a humbling trip to plan even for experi… more »

2010 Vancouver Olympians can celebrate their medals with new WestJet direct flight to Kauai and reopened Princeville Makai

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Lets consider for a minute that back as a youngster in Michigan, I passed up golf and pursued my ice hockey career a little more vigilantly, I had a little more talent and hit puberty just a little earlier...That might just mean I could be suiting up… more »

Delta Air Lines is raising bag fees again - receive a golf traveler wag of the finger

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I thought we were done with all of the baggage fee hikes on airlines, but it looks like they still lack creativity in coming up with new revenue streams and would rather unfairly nail sports and family travelers who usually bring more luggage along with… more »

Considering a Dubai holiday? Leave your girlfriend at home

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Stories like what was revealed today make me wonder how any Western couple could take a pleasure trip to Dubai, where everything is available - yet seemingly illegal.The United Kingdom press is understandably livid after it was revealed a British wom… more »

Don't sound the alarm: there are benefits to fewer PGA Tour golf events

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The PGA Tour kicked off its 2010 season Thursday in Maui, and it comes with a slight sigh of relief, as SBS stepped in for Mercedes as the title sponsor of the Kapalua Resort's invitational of last year's event winners. But while many of last year's… more »

Travel tips: reader on the hunt for golf package deals from Hawaii to Michigan

4 feedbacks » reader Alan has written in to us with this golf travel question: "Mr. Tucker, I enjoy reading your articles. I cannot afford some of the greens fees that are mentioned. Unfortunately, I have champagne taste and a beer budget. Is there a… more »

Enough with The Hangover: Here's how to do a real Las Vegas buddy trip - and with golf

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Every man needs a vacation once in awhile - whether it's a bachelor party ala "The Hangover" or just to get away from work for a long weekend with good buddies. While "The Hangover" took the popular mancation premise and shredded it with a lot of ste… more »