Archives for: July 2010

For women only: Golf school packages at DragonRidge near Las Vegas

In a somewhat unique ? and perhaps pampered ? program, the Nicklaus Academy at DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson, Nev., near Las Vegas is offering "Women's Only Experience" lesson packages. This is a program geared entirely for women, from the way… more »

A lot to feel good about at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic

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The most obvious feel-good story of this week has to be Erik Compton atop the leaderboard of the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Va. Compton fired a 7-under-par 63 on the Old White Courseto tie Matt… more »

New 5-star resort Verdura offers great golf in Sicily

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When you think of Sicily, golf probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but it is, in fact, home to one of Europe's premier golf resorts, the new Verdura Golf & Spa Resort. Located on Sicily's southwest coast, the Italian resort has two 4… more »

Luxury experience awaits golfers staying at Waldorf Astoria OrlandoLuxury experience awaits golfers staying at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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If you're looking for a five-star golf, hotel and dining experience in Orlando, this might be the right time to check out the new Waldorf Astoria in Bonnet Creek. Located in the heart of Disney World country, the New York luxury brand hotel opened last… more »

72 holes of golf in two days a breeze in Northern Michigan

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It might not be like playing the Old Course at St. Andrews, where you can play until 11 p.m. this time of year, but you don't have to get up very early to get in 36 holes a day in Northern Michigan. In fact, it wouldn't be that difficult ? time-wise ? to… more »

Looking for a deal? Check out summer golf at PGA National in Florida

In the mid-1990s, one of the golf tournaments I really enjoyed covering was the Senior PGA Championship, which used to be played every spring at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Back then, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi… more »

Troon North Golf Club growing the game with new Monument Express

As a longtime advocate of quality short golf courses, the announcement of the new Monument Express at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., is welcome news. The recently opened executive-style golf course measures to a little more than 1,500 yard… more »

Tuscany Golf Club does its part to conserve water in Las Vegas

If you've ever wondered how they're able to water all those golf courses in the Las Vegas area, well, it isn't easy. To combat the problem, many courses have been making revisions so they will use less water. Tuscany Golf Club in Henderson is the lates… more »

Golf and recreation are hot at JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio

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Six months after the opening of the TPC San Antonio and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, I can report two things: this 1,000-room resort is already extremely popular, and the golf courses haven't gotten any easier. On Sunday and… more »

Party like a Hard Rock star in Las Vegas; golf at Bali Hai, Royal Links

Looking for a quick fun golf getaway to Las Vegas? Better yet, are you looking to travel light? Then this might be the deal for you. Right now, you can book a weekday three-night, two-round package at the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for $339 per… more »

For a better golf game, try poetry (it's good for the soul, too)

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If you're thinking golf is less than lame, you need to get a life, not just a Game. Words to live by, for sure, for all of us who throw have nothing else to do with five perfectly good hours. Not my words, mind you, but the words of James Long Hale, a… more »

Play golf at the TPC San Antonio, the new home of the Valero Texas Open

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For the first time in decades, the Texas Open was conducted in the spring, and it was on a new golf course, the TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Now, you play the same course where Adam Scott won… more »