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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 »

LPGA players like Pettersen, Creamer are right to question the Groupon-like Founders Cup deal

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The big news out of Orlando yesterday was that Suzanne Peterson is the first big name to outwardly say she's not playing in , as announced at Demo Day yesterday at the PGA Merchandise Show. I've given commish Michael Whan the benefit of the doubt aft… more »

Want to buy a remote Scotland resort? Historic Machrie Hotel & Golf Links for sale

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U.K. news outlets are reporting that Machrie Hotel and Golf Links, on the Hebridan Island of Islay, has been put under "administration" and is currently looking for a new owner. The reports say 15 of 18 employees have been laid off, so it's hard to belie… more »

Golfweek's Best New Courses of 2009-10 is loaded with high-end privates, but some value plays exist

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Good grief there are a lot of high-end private courses with accompanying residential communities attached to them in Golfweek's Best New Courses ranking. By my count, 7 of the top 10 are empty-the-trust-fund privates. The second ten are mostly upscale semi-private and resort courses.But within these forty courses served up by Golfweek, there are some bargain plays, which deserve a tip of the cap, because few developers seem willing to build a $40 golf course anymore. more »

To keep up with Scotland and Ireland, Wales needs some new links golf courses

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When in Wales, the big question among travel and golf industry experts was whether the 2010 Ryder Cup surge in tourism would result in an sustained increase in visitors. Based on what I've seen in three Wales, versus a similar amount of time to Scotl… more »

Ten ways to change the golf model by analyst Charlie Rymer hits some good points

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Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer recently posted a blog on GolfChannel.com about ten ways we can change the golf model. I admire his guts. Not every analyst would be willing to come out with ideas like making bigger holes and telling golf to learn… more »