Archives for: May 2013

Here's hoping for great golf weather this summer to ease the sting of spring

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People often asked me for recommendations for golf vacations and I can't help but think of one of the most important elements -- weather. After all, few activities are affected by the weather as much as playing golf. For a golfer, having a weeklong golf… more »

By yourself? Booking golf as a single easy on

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I don't really like to play golf alone, but I know plenty of people who do. If you often travel alone, finding a tee time by yourself or with a group can sometimes be a challenge. The good news is that on, you can book rounds as a single… more »

The golf world lost a classy gentleman in Ken Venturi

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Nothing against Nick Faldo (I really do find him entertaining), but it really hit home this weekend how much I miss the Ken Venturis of the world. Venturi died this past weekend, just a month or so after another legendary TV sports personality, Pat Sum… more »

A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

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My chief complaint when I return home from a golf trip is that it takes forever for get my clubs at baggage claim in Terminal C at Bush Intercontinental at Houston. It's not so bad if I don't fly United because in terminals A and B, golf clubs come out… more »

Chicago loves the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area for golf and fun -- you will too

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The Brute at Grand Geneva (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LAKE GENEVA, Wisc. -- Although it's closer to Milwaukee, the Lake Geneva area is known as Chicago's playground. About an hour and a half north of the Windy City, Lake Geneva was founded by the Chica… more »

Got time for nine? Check out GolfNow's new features

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Lake Lawn Golf Course (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) DELAVAN, Wisc. -- One of the chief complaints about golf is that it takes too long to play. In other words, four hours or more on the course -- plus getting there and back -- eats up a lot of your day.… more »

New York living, early American golf in Dallas

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NYLO South Side in Dallas (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) DALLAS -- There are lots of wonderful resorts and hotels in this country, and many of them are unique, but until recently, I've never run across anything like the NYLO South Side in Dallas. I only g… more »