Archives for: September 2011

Crossing Teeth of Dog at Casa de Campo off golf bucket list

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The par-3 11th on the Fore Course (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- One of my bucket list golf courses has always been the Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo. My chance finally came this week, and despite all the hype over the… more »

Forget the drought: A good time to head to San Antonio for a little golf

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Last week I visited San Antonio, got to play a few golf courses and apparently even made it rain while I was there. The storms that rolled in over the weekend weren't nearly enough to offset nine months of drought, but they were welcome, of course. W… more »

Meet up at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in northeast Florida

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We recently published a story I did comparing two of the Jacksonville, Fla. area's most iconic golf Meccas. One is the famed Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Beach Club, home of the TPC Sawgrass; the other is The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, wh… more »

Thinking golf in Asia? Think Thailand

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One of the more memorable excursions I've had on this job was a golf trip I took earlier this year to Thailand. Quite naturally, many folks are surprised to learn not only are there more than 260 golf courses in Thailand, but it's pretty good as well --… more »

An unfamiliar site on San Antonio golf courses

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SAN ANTONIO -- The golf courses in the Alamo City should be a little greener this morning. Apparently, all I have to do is play golf in San Antonio, and it rains. I was here in July, in the midst of this terrible drought that has ravaged Texas for th… more »

Golf at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando is way better than good

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When you think of the great golf resorts of the world, it's easy to drift into exotic places like Hawaii or golf-rich locales in the United Kingdom. But the truth is that there are plenty of terrific golf locations right under our nose. One that come… more »

Opening of Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Washington special for more reasons than one

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SHELTON, Wash. -- Remember back in the late 1990s when they talked about opening a golf course a day to keep up with the demand created by new golfers entering the game? At the time, that seemed like it was good for the game, but what we've learned, of… more »

Golf vacation package will let you join the Players at the TPC Sawgrass

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Having recently returned from the Jacksonville, Fla., area and The TPC Sawgrass, I'm here to tell you that if you haven't played there, especially The Players Stadium Course, you need to put it on your bucket list. No, it's not quite Pebble Beach, bu… more »

Can we all just get along and play golf by the same rules?

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HOUSTON -- The big issue in golf lately has been the proliferation of the belly putter and how many PGA Tour players seem to be thriving with what some are calling an unfair advantage. Even Phil Mickelson's using one right now, which begs the question:… more »

Disney leaves golf operations to the experts

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There's no disputing that Disney is best at a lot of things, most notably creating a fantasyland that makes lifelong memories for children and adults alike. Last week, though, Disney officials decided to do something else that they are good at -- fin… more »

Golf bargains abound in Myrtle Beach

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If you're looking for a good deal on a golf package, you might want to check out Myrtle Beach, S.C., right now. The golf capital of the East Coast is offering a lot of bargains right now. For example, you could play the three pretty good golf course… more »