Archives for: November 2011

Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst top this golfer's bucket list of resorts

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What's the best golf resort in America? That was the question posed to me the other day by Charlie Ricks, who had me as a guest on the NOLA Golf Academy show he hosts on Fox Sports Radio 107 in the New Orleans area. More accurately, my task was to na… more »

Thinking Poipu Bay: Soon it will be golf in Hawaii time

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The President's Cup is over (and U.S. Captain Fred Couples feels vindicated for picking Tiger Woods), Thanksgiving is this week, and silly season is upon us. Before you know it, the PGA Tour will be cranking its season up all over again, which means it'… more »

Golf at Barona Creek near San Diego: A wonderful contrast from eight years ago

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The third hole at Barona Creek (Mike Bailey) LAKESIDE, Calif. -- Contrary to the popular song of the early 1970s, it does rain in Southern California. I found that out first-hand on Saturday when I made it through just 14 holes of the newly unveiled… more »

Yoga before golf at La Costa Resort and Spa in southern California? Sign me up!

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- If you're going to give yoga a try, there's probably not a better setting than La Costa Resort and Spa, home of the world-famous Chopra Center. I'm here for the unveiling of the renovated Champions Course (formerly the North Course)… more »

Las Vegas, Walters Golf's Parmates getting national exposure

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Apparently the secret of Walters Golf's Parmate caddie program is out. This isn't one of those "What Goes on Vegas stays in Vegas" deals as evidenced by the December issue of "Golf Digest" magazine, which features an article on the sexy helpers. What… more »

Indiana Golf Course owners like French Lick's Dye Course

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What's the best golf course in Indiana? That's certainly up for debate, but the most spectacular may be one of the hardest -- the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. The course, which opened in 2009, was just named the 2012 Indiana Golf Course of… more »

Dallas gets another municipal gem with the redo of Stevens Park Golf Course

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The Dallas-Ft. Worth area has one of the best collections of municipal golf courses in the country, and it just got better with the reopening of Stevens Park Golf Course, which is just five minutes from downtown Dallas. Colligan Golf Design, which al… more »

Report: Struggling economy equals great deals for golfers, especially in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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If you've been thinking about a Myrtle Beach golf trip, there may never be a better time than right now. In these tough economic times -- and the Grand Strand has felt the pinch for a while now -- there are a lot of bargains, whether it's on lodging, en… more »