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Luggage Forward gets your golf clubs to your destination, making even the most convoluted travel plans simple

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  Here’s a scenario that doesn’t come about every day, but perhaps you can imagine something similar: Heading from out-of-the-way Savannah, Georgia, to out-of-the-way Lake Como, Italy, with the intention of playing half-a-dozen of the lakeside gems u… more »

Veteran golf course designer Larry Packard, best known for Copperhead at Innisbrook Resort, passes on at age 101

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  Golf Course Designer Larry Packard has passed away at the enviable age of 101.  Best known for Copperhead, the PGA Tour stop at Tampa’s Innisbrook Resort, Packard was also responsible for the other two courses at this much-loved Tampa institution, an… more »

Orlando's Reunion Resort is the perfect tonic for those worn to a frazzle at the PGA Merchandise Show

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  I have been travelling to the PGA Show in Orlando for more than a dozen years, and never found a decent hotel room once.  International Drive is not only home to the zillion-square-foot convention center where the Show is held, but also the site of… more »

Austin's WolfDancer Golf Club is among the best courses in Texas

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In keeping with the season, Austin-bound golfers should be eminently thankful that the wonderful Wolfdancer Golf Club is available to all who choose to confront its myriad challenges. This Arthur Hills design affords a real cross-section of Texas Hill C… more »

Golf and other thrills at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah

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Park City, Utah, recently named as "The Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine, has no shortage of golf-centric thrills. These go beyond the Park City Golf Course, which is the busiest in the state. Or the superbly conditioned, modestly priced daily-fee fa… more »

In praise of the late Jim Langley, venerable head professional at Cypress Point Club

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Mr. Jim Langley, for 34 years the head profesional at Cypress Point Golf Club, has passed away. Langley retired in 2006, but is still remembered fondly throughout the golf world.  A decade into his CPC tenure he was hit by an automobile, and lost the u… more »

Conestoga Golf Club: The "Thinking Man's Choice" in Mesquite, Nevada

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MESQUITE, Nev. -- Plenty of Vegas-bound golfers make a day trip to Mesquite to play the most famous course in town, venerable Wolf Creek. I know; I’ve done it myself, with 11 other equally ill-informed golf buddies. Wolf Creek is certainly epic, but… more »

Next time you're near Hilton Head be sure to check out Penny Branch Club -- well worth the drive

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  One problem with Hilton Head-area golf courses is that you never get the feeling you are truly in the Deep South.  The resort island component is the dominating factor, so it’s easy to lose sight of the fact you are well below the Mason-Dixon Line.… more »

Canyons Resort and Utah Olympic Park offer incredible non-golf thrills in Park City, Utah

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The Park City golf scene has exploded in the last dozen years, with scads of high-end private clubs now on-line, and all sorts of public access options.  In fact, Soldier Hollow in nearby Heber City is the host of this year's Pub-Links Championship. Ho… more »

The Club at Savannah Harbor soon to have its turn in the spotlight

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  Crossing the magnificent Savannah River Bridge towards South Carolina, experienced drivers turn their gaze to the right. Looking east affords a glimpse of the leafy and flourishing downtown, while looking west provides a landscape of industrial bligh… more »

A dozen yellow Bridgestone golf balls beat a dozen red roses this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is soon upon us, and let me offer a far more creative gift suggestion for the gal you love than a dozen red roses. How about a dozen yellow Bridgestone golf balls? The typical tour-level golf ball is much too firm for players with averag… more »

Golf is nothing but wishful thinking when taking part in the Savannah Bridge Run

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One of the most memorable vistas in lovely Savannah, Georgia is from the apex of the Talmadge Bridge, which arcs high above the Savannah River, connecting Georgia and South Carolina. As you head north across the bridge, the verdant fairways of the Club… more »

Virginia's Kinloch Golf Club is nothing but class

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Let me tell a quick story about one of the classiest golf clubs in the nation -- wonderful Kinloch Golf Club, in Richmond, Virginia. I had the good fortune of visiting this superb Lester George design a few weeks ago. What was less fortunate was the wea… more »

A renovation sensation at Wexford Plantation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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The Wexford Plantation on Hilton Head Island has always had a unique distinction: It is the only gated community on the South Carolina resort island that offered both ocean access to pleasure boats and yachts via their lock system, and a championship-ca… more »

A "Mystical" Myrtle Beach golf experience

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The southeast's weather forecast earlier this week was dire at best.  Savannah was being pelted incessantly, and gloom and doom in the form of "locally heavy flooding" was the watchword all the way up the coast. It looked like a press trip scheduled in… more »