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Lone Star State is big enough for both new and old Valero Texas Open hosts: Westin La Cantera and TPC San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- That big, 1,001-room hotel that sits behind the 16th green was quite the As the TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott opened up last year, it meant the Westin la Cantera had to step aside to make room at the top. I just wrote a fe… more »

A golf course rankings alternative from the Big Mags: Western Golf Alliance's "Where You Can Rip It" list

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While fishing around the west coast side of the internet this afternoon, I stumbled across a lesser-known golf course rankings system. It's the "Where you can Rip It" rankings of the Western Golf Alliance. I'm always curious to look at golf course ranki… more »

Play three rounds of golf, get two on the house in Myrtle Beach this fall

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School is back in session just about everywhere in America now, which means Myrtle Beach slants from a family beach destination back towards golf once again. The fall also means that accommodation rates generally go down because demand drops when sch… more »

Corey Pavin gets his Captain's picks half right for the Ryder Cup in Wales

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I can't say I'm wild about two of Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin's picks this morning. Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson were obvious picks with a lot going for them, but I can't say the same about the other two picks. Stewart Cink brings some Ryder Cup ex… more »

Lackluster British Open doesn't slow down St. Andrews popularity for 2011

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Off the heals of the lowest TV-rated final round in history and raised green fees by the St. Andrews Links Trust for 2011, it appears golfers all over the world are still putting the Old Course at the top of their golf travel list for 2011. The Links… more »

Venerable, private Tour stop Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte selected to host 2017 PGA Championship

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The PGA of America will bring a new course into the mix for it's championship - one with no bunker issues...They announced today that Quail Hollow Golf CLub in Charlotte will host the 2017 PGA Championship. A private club in metro Charlotte, Quail Ho… more »

Monty's European Ryder Cup team leaves the door open for the underdog U.S. in Wales

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Six months ago, I thought this fall's Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor would be a European rout. Now, that's hardly the case. For starters, Sergio Garcia, one of Europe's best sparks during Ryder Cup weekends, is AWOL. His partner in crime, Lee Westwood, is… more »

Reader writes in with high praise for Dunmaglas Golf Club in northern Michigan

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Earlier this week, I wrote a few observations on Golf.com's Michigan rankings. This morning, a reader wrote in with a reminder about Dunmaglas Golf Club, one of my favorites in the state and well-deserving of a Top 15 or Top 10 nod in the state. Read… more »

Still plenty of time to book an Ireland links golf vacation in 2010

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The summer months are coming to an end, but that shouldn't mean that the door is closed on a 2010 links golf vacation. The upcoming Ryder Cup in Wales, while not on a links course, will certainly have you itching for some golf in the U.K. regardless.… more »

New Michigan public golf course rankings: some shanks and solids

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Fresh off another golf trip to northern Michigan, I've especially been paying attention to Golf Magazine's latest 2010 public state rankings. One day I'll publish my own list, but there are still a few courses I need to see in the north, like the Gailes… more »

Two sides to Jones design: See how RTJ Jr.'s daughter does glass art at Tacoma's Hotel Murano during U.S. Amateur week

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Robert Trent Jones Jr., designer of the new Chamber's Bay in Washington isn't the only one in the family who will be displaying his works U.S. Amateur weekend. His daughter, Taliaferro, is a glass artist, and will be exhibiting at Hotel Murano from August 21st-August 30th in Tacoma, coinciding with U.S. Amateur week (Aug. 23-29th). more »

Comfort stations at Gozzer Ranch in Idaho: sweeter than a Tom Fazio golf design

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COUER D'ALENE -- The next time I drive by an on-course port-a-let, I might just shed a tear or two. I've spent the last two days at Gozzer Ranch Golf Club in Couer D'Alene, and their "comfort stations" are rustic-looking soda fountains from the olden tim… more »

Myrtle Beach air traffic continues to rise, bodes well for golf travelers

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The Myrtle Beach airport is reporting it's best July on record for traffic, beating levels from pre-economic downturn levels in 2005. The Grand Strand received over 117,000 passengers in the month alone. Part of the success is due to new non-stop des… more »

Get a head start on St. Andrews in 2011 with a guaranteed tee time golf package

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The 2010 British Open in St. Andrews may have been just a month ago, but it's never too soon to start looking into booking a guaranteed tee time on the Old Course. The Old Course isn't necessarily the toughest course to book in Scotland, but it can b… more »

Lake Michigan's Arcadia Bluffs a fine substitute when the pros tie up Whistling Straits

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ARCADIA, MICHIGAN -- It's about the closest thing on the planet to the Straits course at Whistling Straits: Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club in northern Michigan. It's 60 miles across the lake from Whistling Straits (and also about 30 miles south). I teed it… more »

They're in the Ryder Cup spirit at Shanty Creek Resorts in northern Michigan

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BELLAIRE, MI -- If Corey Pavin and Jim Gray's little altercation didn't make things clear enough, I think we're all starting to get a little Ryder Cup fever. I ran into a group of guys on The Legend course at Shanty Creek Resorts this morning who hav… more »
 
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