Archives for: August 2010

PGA Tour comes to its senses in wake of Jim Furyk DQ

Relatively speaking, the PGA Tour's decision to modify the rule that disqualified Jim Furyk from the Barclays PGA Tour playoff event last week came in lightening speed. Usually these sorts of things have to be mulled over in committee meetings, debated t… more »

List of top Texas public golf courses needs more munis

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Having played 19 of the top 20 courses on's recently released top public golf courses in Texas, I feel compelled to share my observations on the list. Two Barton Creek Resort courses top the list, the Fazio Canyons course and the Fazio Foothil… more »

Great golf, good values on Alabama's Gulf Coast

If you've never been to the Gulf Shores, Ala., area to play golf, you've been missing out. And now that fall is approaching and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been capped, the timing couldn't be better for traveling to the Gulf Coast for a golf trip… more »

San Antonio's Hyatt Hill Country Resort good choice for fall golf getaway

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It's been a hot summer in Texas, but as fall and football season approach, temperatures should start cooling down a bit. And fall in San Antonio is the perfect time to play golf. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing golf destinations in the countr… more »

Eats at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, Texas is more than a cut above

Sometimes the nicest surprises in golf come after the round, not during it. Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, Texas, is an excellent municipal golf course, but the dining experience in the clubhouse grill takes it to a whole new level. Tuesday, afte… more »

Prelude to PGA final: A hot time at Grapevine Golf Course near Dallas

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GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Well before Martin Kaymer's crazy victory at the PGA championship, we played a little survival golf of our own Sunday at the Grapevine Golf Course in Grapevine Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It was survival in the sense t… more »

Take time out for golf at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek

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If you're traveling to Orlando for a conference or even a family vacation, here's a deal that can get you to the golf course for a day, providing a break from business or Mickey Mouse. It's called the Time Out for Golf Package, and it's being offered at… more »

TimberStone Golf Course in the UP: Our host had an ace up his sleeve

Today the golf location was TimberStone Golf Course at Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain, Mich., on the Upper Peninsula. The setting was the 215-yard downhill par-3 17th. The shot heard 'round the UP came from our host, and my cart partner, Chris Mazzoni.… more »

Michigan is great for golf; just don't forget about the Upper Peninsula

HARRIS, Mich. -- If you showed the average person a map of the United States and pointed to a strangely shaped land mass between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, my guess is that most people would figure it's Canada or Wisconsin. But it's actually a part… more »

A great time to travel to the Gulf Coast to play golf

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There have been many casualties of the Gulf oil disaster, including tourism. The offshoot of that, of course, is golf, and it has been affected in a big way in places like Gulf Shores, Ala., and the coasts of northern Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.… more »

Try to follow Stuart Appleby's 59; book a package at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia

So if you think the Old White Course at the historic Greenbrier Resort can be had after watching Stuart Appleby's 59 last week on the PGA Tour, here's your chance. The White Sulphur Springs, West Va., resort is offering packages that include The Old Whit… more »