Archives for: April 2012

Golf in Branson, Missouri enhanced by wholesome entertainment, genuine hospitality

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BRANSON, Mo. -- In all seriousness, Branson is one of my favorite golf destinations, and it has to do with a lot more than golf. The golf is pretty good and certainly affordable. But maybe the reason Branson, which is celebrating its centennial this… more »

Texas Golf: A higher level of service at The Lakes at Castle Hills near Dallas

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The 10th at The Lakes at Castle Hills (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf LEWISVILLE, Texas -- The concept is called "country club for a day," but what they do at The Lakes at Castle Hills near Dallas goes further than that. The Lakes at Castle Hills is the "… more »

Do the U.S. Open in style at the nearby Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in California

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This year's U.S. Open is at Olympic Club in San Francisco, which is located in one of my favorite golf regions in the country. Maybe it's because by the time the Open rolls around -- mid-June -- it's awfully hot here in my hometown of Houston and it's u… more »

Nothing fishy about environmental policy at Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Washington

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Is your golf course salmon safe? The new Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Wash., near Olympia is just that. That's good news for all of us who like bagels and lox for breakfast before golf. Actually, it's good news for everyone who likes the environm… more »

Conde Nast Golf Poll: Hard to go wrong at a JW Marriott resort

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Five golf resorts in the JW Marriott Resort Portfolio have been acknowledged in the 16th Annual Conde Nast Traveler Golf Poll. The wining resorts include the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort &a… more »

Great event on good golf venue does Myrtle Beach proud

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Tournament host Darius Rucker with Jim Furyk at Hootie's Monday after the Masters. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- This morning, I had a chance to play the course that hosted the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters… more »

Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale is doing its part to grow the game

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Of all the initiatives to grow the game of golf, nothing is more effective than getting juniors involved. That's how you ensure the future. One way to get more juniors playing is to offer them free green fees, which is exactly what's going on in th… more »

Getting Tiger Woods, the economy on a roll just what golf needs

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Since Tiger Woods didn't play last week at the Shell Houston at Redstone Golf Club, he goes into Augusta working on a winning streak. It's just one, of course, as he recorded his first win on the PGA Tour in 923 days two weeks ago, and it came at a plac… more »
 
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