Archives for: December 2011

Bandon Dunes is best golf resort; TPC San Antonio buoyed by PGA Tour

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Golfweek magazine recently confirmed something most of us already knew. The best golf resort in America is the Lodge at Bandon Dunes. In the magazine's annual list of top 100 resort courses in the United States, Golfweek ranked Bandon Dunes' courses in… more »

With PGA Tour season around the corner, a golf trip to Torrey Pines might be in order

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Having just returned from a couple of trips to Southern California, I can tell you that it's not a bad location for winter golf. In fact, I'm particularly fond of the San Diego area. One venue that should be on every golfer's bucket list is Torrey Pi… more »

L.A. is an excellent golf destination if you stay off the road for most of the day

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ORANGE, Calif. -- It took an hour to drive three miles this afternoon after playing golf in Southern California. Such can be life on the freeways around Los Angeles. But you shouldn't let it deter you from taking a golf trip down here, especially if you… more »

Golf trip to southern California: Fast food heaven

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Rubio's fish taco MURRIETA, Calif. -- One of the things I love about California golf trips is that all my favorite fast food joints are located here. Yesterday, on the 15th hole at The Golf Club at Rancho California, I realized I was getting pretty h… more »

Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona: Worth the price of admission

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This is the time of year I think about golf in the desert. More specifically, I'm talking about the Scottsdale, Ariz., area and all the great layouts there in their overseeded perfection. At or near the top of the list for me (and most folks) is playin… more »

Las Vegas Golf Winter ParAm golf tournament sure to warm your spirits

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Here's something that will chase the winter blues away: the 2012 Las Vegas Golf Winter ParAm golf tournament. Not familiar with it? Let's just say it involves golf on a really fun golf course, plenty to eat and drink, beautiful women and a great party a… more »

Saddle up and head to The Boulders resort in Arizona for great golf, spa and dining

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December is a great time of year to head to Arizona to play golf. More specifically, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area with its 200 courses and incredible conditioning (due to heavy overseeding) beckons. And the temperatures, while they can sometimes be surpr… more »