Archives for: October 2011

Chicago's Mistwood Golf Club will come out of spring refreshed and ready for today's players

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There may not be many new golf course openings these days, but there are a few renovations. One example is Mistwood Golf Club, a public facility in the Chicago area. The course, which plays host to the Phil Kosin Illinois Women's Open, closed on Aug.… more »

PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida turns 30 with special offers

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PGA National Resort & Spa, the home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, turns 30 in November and is offering traveling golfers some special deals to commemorate it as well as other ongoing golf packages. Here's what they're offering in regards to t… more »

Escape to Big Bend and Lajitas, Texas, for breathtaking golf in the Old West

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From the back tee on Lajitas' 14th (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LAJITAS, Texas -- My first thought when I saw the new Black Jack Crossings Golf Course at Lajitas Resort & Spa next to Big Bend National Park was that I couldn't believe there was a golf… more »

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort adds outdoor meeting space

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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in St. Augustine, Fla., has completed a renovation and expansion of its outdoor meeting, event and recreational space that brings the resort's offerings to 101,000 square feet of meeting an… more »

California's Carmel Valley Ranch resort has golf and so much more

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Chef Tim Wood picks dinner ingredients from Mark Marino's garden. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) CARMEL, Calif. -- Carmel Valley Ranch isn't like most other resorts. Sure, it has golf, tennis, a spa and great dining, but there's so much more here. The M… more »

Prime time for a Las Vegas golf vacation

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The green, green grass of the Concord at Revere near Las Vegas. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LAS VEGAS -- It's fall and the golf courses in Las Vegas are green and lush. Maybe a little too lush. At least that was the case on the Lexington Course at th… more »

What's not to like about playing at Las Vegas' Wynn Golf Course?

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Director of Golf Brian Hawthorne (right) and I had a perfect day at Wynn Golf Course Wednesday. LAS VEGAS -- One of the unique aspects of playing golf in Las Vegas is that at many of the venues, no matter who you are, you're treated like a high rolle… more »

Is Dallas-Fort Worth the nation's best golf city?

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What's the best metro area (among the top 50) for golf in the United States? Well, according to Golf Digest's October issue, it's the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, based on such factors as climate, cost of public golf, amount of public golf, quality and access… more »

A healthy lifestyle can help golfers enjoy the back nine

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Larry Jacobs refers to Baby Boomers as being on the back nine in life. And went it comes to nutrition and feeling good, he likens lifestyle changes and eating habits to playing a round of golf. In short, if you want to enjoy your golf more as well as… more »

This just in: Connecting through Miami from a Caribbean golf trip no fun

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The only bad part about my recent trip to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic was my return trip connecting through Miami back to Houston. In the future, I will definitely try to avoid having to go through U.S. Customs in Miami for any international… more »