Archives for: June 2011

Sylacauga, Alabama's FarmLinks Golf Club is even better than I remember it

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. -- Back in the day, when I used to cover the turfgrass industry, I made several trips out to Pursell Farms and FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, Ala., just southeast of Birmingham. It's one of the most unique settings I've ever been to,… more »

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club adds new premium hotel partner

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There's a new stay-and-play option for golfers who would like to play the Pete Dye-designed Pound Ridge Golf Club, just 40 minutes north of New York City. The club just announced a hotel partnership with Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Fairfield County,… more »

Escape to New York: Turning Stone Resort offering cool 3-day golf package

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If you're looking for a pretty cool golf escape, here's a suggestion: travel to Central New York and check out Turning Stone Resort and Casino, former home of the Turning Stone Resort Championship on the PGA Tour. The resort is home to three excellen… more »

Tempo Teacher can help solve one of golf swing's mysteries

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Most golf training aids work for somebody. Otherwise they would have never made to market. But every once in a while something comes along that breaks away from the stuff that's been done over and over again. Such is the case with a simple product calle… more »

Tierra Rejada Golf Club's Players Course in California might be the ticket to growing the game

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There's been a lot of debate over why people leave the game of golf -- expense, the time it takes to play and the difficulty of the game. I lean toward the latter, which is also related to time. The more difficult golf is for people, the longer it takes… more »

Reno-Tahoe area: the ultimate (and inexpensive) summer golf escape

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The elevated par-3 15th at LakeRidge Golf Course in Reno (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) After a weeklong golf trip in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area, it's back to the reality of a full-blown summer here in Houston, although technically it's still spring for anothe… more »

Ballyneal member asks for support with marathon golf fundraiser at Colorado club

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Not too long ago, we published a Travel Punch Shot on, in which I took the position that Tom Doak was my favorite living architect, and that I would love to receive an invitation to play Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club in Colorado sometime.… more »

Snowed out golf translates to long breakfast in Truckee, California

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Snow fell overnight on Truckee, Calif. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) TRUCKEE, Calif. -- It's June 6, and my golf round at Coyote Moon Golf Club has been snowed out. I woke up this morning at 5:30, only to look out the window of my room at the old Truckee Ho… more »

Bring your 'A' game to Turning Stone golf resort in New York

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VERONA, N.Y. -- This just in: Golf is a humbling game. The last three days at Turning Stone Resort Casino in central New York prove that. High winds, cold temperatures (for two days) and three very challenging golf courses combined to lighten my bag the… more »

Naturally, second Hangover movie had to be in Thailand

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Thai Country Club (Mike Bailey, TravelGolf If you were one of the millions who saw "The Hangover Part 2" last week in theaters, then you probably know this raunchy sequel takes place in Thailand. If you've seen the first one, you pretty much know wh… more »