Archives for: January 2012

Decision on Olympic golf designer has huge implications

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The word is that by the end of this week a design team will be chosen for the yet-to-built golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Now that's still four years away, but considering golf hasn't been an Olympic sport since 1904, whoever gets… more »

The icing on the cake for PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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It's a good time to visit PGA National Resort & Spa, and it's getting even better. The iconic south Florida resort, home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, has been undergoing a $65 million "revitalization" as of late. The work has included everything… more »

Finally a brief breakthrough from the dangers of summer golf

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It's a topic most guys don't talk about. But any man who has played golf in warm, humid climates is familiar with concept of chafing -- and we're not talking about dishes here. I learned about this dilemma the hard way. Back in my younger days, I tho… more »

Big Island golf trip offers a few surprises

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Big Island Country Club (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) KAILUA KONA, Hawaii -- When it comes to Hawaii, everyone, it seems, has their favorite island. Count me among the few perhaps, who really can't decide, but I know the Big Island of Hawaii will always be… more »

Getting on the good side of a Big Island golf trip

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A room with a great view -- the 15th at Mauna Lani South (Mike Bailey photo) KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- We took the scenic route on this golf trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, flying into the Hilo side. Kona, where all the fancy resorts are located on t… more »

PGA Tour pros show that Maui is the place to play golf in January

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Makena Beach Golf Course I'm not sure what I enjoyed more -- watching Steve Stricker open the year with a victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii during primetime, or the constant camera shots of the big surf off the coast of Maui.… more »

Say it ain't so: Historic Pecan Valley Golf Club in San Antonio on death watch

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There are reports that Pecan Valley Golf Club, the Press Maxwell design that hosted the 1968 PGA Championship won by Julius Boros, may close as early as Sunday. It's the same course that was also the site of the 2001 U.S. Pub Links and received a $5.5 m… more »

No better place to start the PGA Tour golf season than Hawaii

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The 18th hole on Kapalua's Plantation CourseI love this time of year. Not more than Masters week, mind you, but right after the holidays I already find myself missing the PGA Tour. And starting the season off in Hawaii with an easy-going event like the… more »