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 »

Are you golf conditioned? Find out at Scottsdale's Boulders Resort

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The frigid cold extended its way all the way out west to the Valley of the Sun last night - and a two-hour freeze delay at the Boulders Rather than gut it out on a windy, frigid golf course, I took part in the Golden Door Spa's 50-minute golf conditi… more »

Cold yet? Check out the sunny, warm Gold course at Wailea Golf Club in Maui (Video review)

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I've written quite a bit about golf on Maui and more specifically Wailea Golf Club. Now, check it out with your eyes and ears with this video tour I just posted of the Gold Course at Wailea. We caught a sunny day with hardly a breath of wind - making… more »

The Prince Course at Princeville Resort on Kauai closes for five-month renovation project

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Another golf course on Kauai is going under the knife. The Prince course at the Princeville Resort, considered by many rankings to be Kauai's best, is closing to undergo a five-month renovation and upgrade project. Said Director of Golf Steve Mur… 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 »

Travel Video: The new White Clouds golf course and more at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho

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Last summer, I made a visit to Idaho's Sun Valley Resort, one of the west's great ski retreats, to check out the summertime vibe. There's a lot of new stuff going on for summer visitors lately, including a new 9-hole golf course, White Clouds, and a… more »

Castle Stuart becomes new host of European Tour's Scottish Open

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Castle Stuart, a Scotland course that is getting more buzz than just about any recently opened course in the world, will host the 2011 event July 7-10th announced by the European Tour today. more »

It's true, women golfers are faster players than men

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Every time some old man on the golf course sees a foursome of women golfers and grumbles to me about how slow they are (which is often, actually), I usually just smile and shrug my shoulders. For every time a foursome of women are holding me up on the course, there are ten male foursomes doing the same thing. more »

Travel Video: Golf and wildlife in Australia on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

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Queensland is home to such wonders as the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and plenty of Australia's exotic wildlife. A trip to the Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane lets visitors take in the Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort, host of the Austra… more »

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country celebrates their anniversary with an unlimited golf deal this weekend

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The JW Marriott Resort San Antonio Hill Country Resort is celebrating its year anniversary this January with an unlimited golf stay-and-play deal this weekend. During their anniversary weekend January 20-22nd, guests can stay at the JW Marriott Resor… more »

GolfNow.com goes mobile: Book tee times instantly on your iPhone

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If you have buddies who regularly talk about how they don't play enough golf when you're with them at the bar, now you can take instant action and have a tee time booked and confirmed before they head back to the day jobs, wives and other real life responsibilities that make them forget about the game. The IPhone interface is a little different than the website. It can use your location to find courses nea… more »

Pebble Beach vs. Bandon Dunes: Reader compares the two American links giants

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Tom rated all four courses five-star experiences, even though his comments on Pebble Beach weren't 100% positive: The ocean holes are beautiful. It is unfortunate that fifty percent of the lay out is populated with unsightley architecture. It seemed… more »

Oregon vs. Alabama (Auburn) as a golf destination: Which state wins the golf travel BCS?

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My prediction for tonight's BCS title game: Nike University at Eugene over Auburn 44-39. Debating the two respective states as golf destinations, I also have to give Oregon the nod by a duck's bill. more »

New Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program is one step closer to winning me back

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Before the holiday season I wrote up a travel column on how to save money on airline bag fees, join frequent-flier programs and more. In it, I praised Southwest for their golfer-friendly policy allowing two free checked bags, but wasn't so kind about the… 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 »

A chilly golf travel alternative: The Ice Tee Tournament on Lake Wallenpaupack near New York

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If all my recent posts about sunny golf in Maui has you sufficiently bored, here's something from the chilly side of the golf travel spectrum: The 20th Annual Ice Tee Tournament on Lake WallenpaupackThe event takes place in Hawley, PA, about a tw… more »
 
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