Archives for: August 2013

With pride, new clubhouse completes the picture for the Max A Mandel Golf Course in Laredo, Texas

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Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas and legend Nancy Lopez cut the ribbon. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) There was a reception the night before the ribbon cutting of the new 9,000-square foot stucco clubhouse at the Max A. Mandel Golf Course on this border town in… more »

Belterra Golf Club among seven Indiana courses on GolfNow's top 100 list

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Belterra Golf Club (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) While I can't say that Tom Fazio is my favorite architect, I will say that I've never played a Fazio course I didn't like. Which is why when I found out that Belterra Golf Club near Cincinnati on the other… more »

Travel in the United States, where perceptions are merely a state of mind

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Recently I ran across an informal poll that asked Americans to pick states other than their own that represented certain categories. Some of the categories were quite pedestrian, like state with the best food, friendliest state, etc. Some others were a… more »

Nothing beats Northern Michigan golf in the summer

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Bay Harbor is often called the 'Pebble Beach of the Midwest' (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) They call Bay Harbor, a beautiful and challenging layout on Lake Michigan, the Pebble Beach of the Midwest. There's a course at Boyne Highlands that pays tribute… more »

A taste of the PGA Championship in northern Michigan

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If you want a taste of what is like to play in the 2013 Championship, you don't have to go to Rochester, N.Y.; just head to northern Michigan. Because if you're like most of us, you're not going to get a tee time at Oak Hill this week, but you can ge… more »

New 'Get Your Golf On' book helps grow the game

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How to mark your golf ball, not walking in other's putting line, repairing ball marks, basic rules and mon golf terminology aren't exactly intuitive for the new golfer. It can actually be a bit overwhelming. That's why I think books like Debbie Waitk… more »

Advice to golfers: Check out Spirit and Southwest airfares

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Now that U.S. Airways and American Airlines have merged, air travel choices in the United States seem to be dwindling. There is, however, airline travel beyond American, United and Delta. You just have to look a little harder. These recent mergers se… more »

Labor Day golf fun: Rock on the Range at Eagle Crest Resort in central Oregon

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If you've never been to Central Oregon to play golf, Labor Day might be a good time to head over there. There are so many great courses, the weather is perfect that time of year, and you'll be hard-pressed to find better scenery. There's also a speci… more »