Archives for: December 2010

New Year's golf travel resolution: Find more diamonds in the rough in 2011

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One of the best parts of the enviable task of being a golf travel writer is finding and writing about the so-called hidden gems. These are non-high profile golf courses, sometimes a little off the beaten path, or maybe near a more ballyhooed expensive re… more »

Reader already thinking about golf vacation in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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As much of the country is trying to figure out how to stay warm, I'm reminded that it's never too early to start thinking about a golf vacation. In fact, we just got an email from Chris B., who wrote in to ask about planning a weekend golf trip with his… more »

Looking for a great golf course? Look for a casino

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This week, Golfweek released its 2010 Best Casino Courses list. It's an impressive roster, and what it makes you realize is how good gambling has been for the golf course business. With Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas at No. 1, there's a great vari… more »

Dixon Golf to recycle 144,000 golf balls for Waste Management Phoenix Open logo sign

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Do you ever think about what happens to golf balls when they're of no use anymore? Well, the people at Dixon Golf have, and they're sponsoring an event in conjunction with the Waste Management Phoenix Open to demonstrate what they're all about. Dixon G… more »

In the holiday spirit, travel to Florida, Texas and Arizona for golf

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In the holiday spirit, travel to Florida, Texas and Arizona for golfAs I hear the reports coming in from colleagues around the country ? 5 degrees in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, single digits in Wisconsin and even the teens in South Carolina ? I can't… more »

Help for your golf game at Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain near Tucson

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It's no secret that the Jack Nicklaus' Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana Ariz., is a challenging play. The good news, though, is that if you're staying there and having trouble with the course, there's plenty of help available in 2011. St… more »

GameBook is one cool golf gadget at Scottsdale media event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For the past three days during a press event hosted by Xona Resort Suites, about 100 members of the golf media were able to experience the next wave in golf course technology -- a real time scoring system called GameBook -- and I wou… more »

No worries on recent Los Cabos, Mexico golf trip

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Jacobo Turquie, director of tourism for the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, has a message he would like to convey: Not only is the golf, accommodations, weather and nightlife still terrific in the Los Cabos area, but it's also safe. "We have no i… more »