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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 »

Kauai, Hawaii luxury resort coffee is delicious even in your messy, one-bedroom apartment

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I initially believed the reason I liked my hotel room coffee at all three Kauai resorts I stayed in last week (Marriott Kauai Beach Club, the Princeville Resort and the Grand Hyatt), was because of the five-star, decked out guest rooms with gorgeous ocea… more »

Notes on Kauai golf from a Honolulu airport Starbucks

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Random thoughts on Kauai as I wait out a flight delay in Honolulu...- The next time I go to Hawaii, I'm going to make sure I go to a beach or two first before golfing. The problem with a golf-only itinerary is that by the time you do have a minute to… more »

Whistling Straits and the Prince course at Princeville on Kauai, Hawaii: which beast of a golf course will shred your scorecard faster?

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Kohler’s Whistling Straits and the Princeville Resort’s Prince course in Kauai are infamously known as two of the toughest resort courses in America. I’ve had the pleasure to get sliced and diced on each in the last year. They are similar i… more »

Kudos to Kauai’s Grand Hyatt Resort for going IPod before LCD

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A lot of hotels and resorts around the world are upgrading their in-room amenities, but they’re going about it in the wrong way. Many of them are rushing out to install flat screen LCD TVs. Then they don't get the High Def hook-up, so you're stuck… more »

Hard to believe the Makai course isn't the main event at Princeville resort in Kauai, Hawaii

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There are a lot of golf resorts out there that boast one spectacular golf course, then a couple other serviceable seconds. The Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii is not one of them. You've probably heard of Princeville's famous Prince course, wh… more »

It's shirts optional at Kauai muni golf course Wailua in Hawaii

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It doesn't take long in Hawaii to realize the natives practice a care-free way of life. I don't think "stress" is in the vernacular here. And when it comes to their dress code, I'm their biggest fan. For instance, the TV reporters on the local statio… more »

Southwest Airlines: the 'no skin, no standards' carrier

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Not only are you unlikely to be seated next to any Hooters girls on Southwest Airlines, the plane might be a death trap, too. The discount carrier's recent squabbles with leggy women, including a Hooters girl and a recent case involving two, Paris H… more »

More buffalo wings, new direct flights and Hard Rock: Myrtle Beach happenings

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A few unrelated happenings in Myrtle Beach this spring..... If you are like me, your body has a chemical connection between 18 holes of golf and the hankering for Buffalo wings and a tall beer after your round. So the biggest news, in my opinion,… more »

Colin Montgomerie: where are all the Scots in pro golf?

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Scotland may be the "birthplace of golf", but you'd never know it looking at the world golf rankings. That is on the mind of Scotland's highest profile golfer, Colin Montgomerie in Delhi at the Johnny Walker Classic this week, admitting that the coun… more »

Raul Castro doesn't necessarily mean better diplomacy with the U.S.A., but it does mean more golf in Cuba

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Officials from the State Department of the United States say Fidel Castro's passing of power to his brother Raul doesn't represent much of a change in regime. They must not be golfers, because one thing has become abundantly clear: Golf has a much bright… more »

More Americans aren't playing golf: is Guitar Hero to blame?

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The big buzz in the golf industry last week was the report recently released by the National Golf Foundation detailing that the number of golfers in America is dwindling. Everyone is pointing fingers as to why: golf takes too long, it's too expensive… more »

After U.S. Open struggles, Baddeley gets another shot at Tiger Woods in WGC Match Play

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The last time Aaron Baddeley squared off versus Tiger Woods it was in the final round of last year's U.S. Open at Oakmont. Reporting from Oakmont and having spoken with Baddeley several times during the week, I predicted his cool, even-keeled mindset… more »

John Daly points the finger elsewhere for losing his Hooters, 84 Lumber sponsorships

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John Daly shot a 69 in the opening round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Thursday, tying him for 14th. But watching Daly's sound bite tonight on the Golf Channel was quite sad. He blamed his poor recent play and loss of sponsors not on his drin… more »

J.B. Holmes & Justin Leonard make intriguing Ryder Cup picks

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It's never too early to start talking Ryder Cup. Especially since the months prior are usually the best part for Americans: talking strategy, standings and captain's picks leading up to the inevitable beat down from the Europeans. One thing is clear,… more »

WorldGolf.com reader and golf reviewer Harry Mann is one tough cookie!

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A Monday morning browse through WorldGolf.com's reader exit polls is revealing one bitter Mann! Harry Mann, that is. He just left not one, but TWO scathing, 1/5-star reviews of golf courses near Houston. "The golf pro is a total idiot," He exclai… more »