Archives for: June 2011

48 hours in Bend, Oregon: Pronghorn golf, mountain biking and microbrews

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BEND, OREGON -- Making my second trip back to Bend for a short two days, I had outdoors on So I was eager to tackle my two short days in Bend head on with a lot of experiences outdoors. We went out for a late afternoon round on the Fazio course… more »

New amateur scramble event comes to the Strip: Las Vegas Par-Am at Bali Hai Golf Club

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For golfers looking for a Las Vegas splurge this summer, The Strip is getting a brand new golf tournament for amateurs this summer: the first annual Par-Am, staged at Bali Hai Golf Club. Slated for Saturday, August 13th, The amateur tournament will… more »

Sneak peek at the new Jim Engh-designed Awarii Dunes Golf Club in Nebraska

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KEARNEY, NEBRASKA -- Funny as it sounds, Nebraska seems to be one of the top links-style golf destinations in North America. That's thanks largely in part to Sand Hills, the Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed gem in Mullen. But other courses, like… more »

In time for Father's Day, Prince Edward Island is a great spot for family golf getaways

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Few golf destinations have the type of family-friendly atmosphere as great Prince Edward Island. For starters, the island is friendly and tight-knit. I don't know if residents ever leave. I'm not a dad yet, but I'd imagine a place like PEI would mak… more »

What's a golf lesson worth? At Treetops Resort in northern Michigan, you can name your price

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It sounds like one of those new age yoga studios or restaurants with no set price, but rather pay what you feel appropriate. At Treetops Resort in northern Michigan, that philosophy has been extended to their Rick Smith Golf Academy. The academy is… more »

The links between golf in Scotland and Canada's Prince Edward Island

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Golf courses from Myrtle Beach to Malaysia use "Scotland" as a marketing tool. Prince Edward Island's connection is a little more authentic. Maybe it's because the golf trip I was on before this was to Scotland - or perhaps it's because I teed it up… more »

A little victory in the fight versus the critters who steal food from our golf carts

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An ongoing war is being waged between golfers and those little on-course critters that loot our golf carts for candy, keys, wallets, etc. Today, I battled a malicious crow who came after my Snickers bar. Myrtle Beach has some particularly smart squirrels who have been known to run off with everything from candy bars to cell phones (keep an eye on ebay for a user named "SquirrelboyMB" and it's probably one of them pawn… more »

A couple Pinehurst-area golf courses in foreclosure get a second chance with new management

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Two distressed golf properties in the Carolina Sandhills near Pinehurst have been turned over to the bank, but they're not closing. Foxfire Country Club and the Country Club of Whispering Pines, both 36-hole properties, were recently seized through… more »

Planning a St. Andrews guaranteed Old Course tee time golf vacation for 2012 can start now

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The peak summer months of the Scotland golf season haven't even hit yet, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning for 2012 already. In 2012, the Old Course Lottery will change its announcement period from 24 hours to 48 hours. It's tough to sa… more »