Archives for: May 2010

Sneak peek at the new Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando near Disney World

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ORLANDO, Florida -- Orlando has no shortage of golf courses, The course is a Rees Jones design, but Donald Ross's name was mentioned more than Jones during my round. The style of the course is very classical and reminiscent of Pinehurst. It's very ea… more »

Airline customer service tip: if they say 'no' once, try again with a new agent

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The mysterious world of airline customer service: it never ceases to puzzle me. Here's another reminder to never take "no" for an answer: Last week I needed to change my Continental flight home from Michigan from an A.M. to P.M. flight. To do this, I… more »

Golf package offers a taste of Ireland's lesser-known links gems

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For a long time, many have said that Scotland's roster goes deeper than Ireland when it comes to world class links golf courses. A new golf tour for 2010 will be sure to test that theory: Carr Golf's Great Value Ireland package. This value package of… more »

Speeding up pace of play idea: The three-and-a-half hour golf course guarantee

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If you were guaranteed a round of golf in three-and-a-half hours, would you play more golf? Sure, there are destination courses out there that are built on a lot of property, are a lot of yards, and require a bit of time to play. There are also cours… more »

Play all day at Las Vegas Pauite Golf Resort with unlimited golf and receive half-off rental club sets

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There's no better way to get away from the Las Vegas Strip for awhile than a day of blowout unlimited golf - and Las Vegas Pauite is a top Vegas golf club to do it. Home to 54 holes about __ miles, they're currently offering a GolfAPalooza Special, w… more »

Dye? Nicklaus? Fazio? Jones? Golf course architects that raise your blood pressure

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I've been doing some research today on America's toughest golf courses, and one thing has become very apparent: Pete Dye has a virtual monopoly on America's most difficult golf courses you can play. It's gotten me to thinking, what do you expect when… more »

With new TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott Resort, this year's Valero Texas Open is a whole new ball game

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The Valero Texas Open is back and bigger than ever this week, moving from the Westin La Cantera Resort Course to the new TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott Resort. The AT&T Oaks courseThe field appears to be better than ever. Sergio Garcia, who… more »

Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am coming back to TV this week

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After high tension at the PLAYERS Championship, it's time for a little breather. The Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am is coming back to television this week. And while there will be plenty of big names, including so… more »

Greece, Euro woes are the golf traveler's gain for Ireland vacations this summer

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Greece's economic struggles have weighed on the strength of the Euro, which means one thing for travelers: golf in Ireland keeps getting more affordable. Last year, prices came down considerably at the golf courses and resorts, especially in the sout… more »

For Mother's Day, bring mom along on your Scotland links golf trip

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"Do people even visit Scotland who don't golf?" I semi-joked in Scotland to some tourist officials the last time I was there. I don't think they found it was very funny. But Scotland has a lot going for it off the golf course, even though visitors li… more »

Quail Hollow 2010: The infamous weekend Tiger Woods passed on the torch to McIlroy, Ishikawa

An aberration or the start of something big? That's the debate after 20-year-old Rory McIlroy dominated the weekend at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte while Tiger Woods stayed home after missing the cut. And in Asia, Ryo Ishikawa shot a mi… more »