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Cordillera Ranch among Texas', Nicklaus' finest golf courses

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Cordillera Ranch's signature par-3 16th hole. In between Preston Trail Golf Club and Vaquero is the golf course at Cordillera Ranch. Not literally, mind you, but in the rankings among the top 100 courses in the state of Texas by the Dallas Morning N… more »

Thinking of Scotland or Ireland? Tune into the Golf Channel's Morning Drive

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If you're considering a trip to Scotland or Ireland next year, this would be the time to start planning. And if you'd like a sneak peak on what to expect, tune into the Golf Channel's Morning Drive this Saturday at 9 a.m. That's when travel expert Ma… more »

New Texas A&M golf course yet another addition to a great collection of university venues

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- This past weekend, I got to be one of the first to play the new Campus Course at Texas A&M. Completely redesigned, it was a labor of love for architect Jeff Blume, a graduate of the turf program at Texas A&M. That, comb… more »

Troon Golf promotion to benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital

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If you're in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., area, here is your chance to take a bit of a gamble on a par 3 hole at area Troon Golf Courses. It's really not much of gamble at all since the $10 donations for Troon's Hit the Green promotion go to a good… more »

Trick or treat: Don't pick up the mascot at The Witch Golf Club near Myrtle Beach

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CONWAY, S.C. -- The Witch Golf Club has restrooms for witches and warlocks, wicked witch targets on the range and tee markers made from swamp growths that look like witches' hats. And there's something else, a mascot in the golf shape named "Meer." M… more »

Golf trip to Czech Republic comes with bonus: Two days in Prague

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One of the best aspects of golf travel is simply that it comes with all the culture and mystery new locations bring. The farther away, the more exotic, the more interesting it is, and in the case of the Czech Republic, we certainly hit the jackpot. On… more »

Plenty of reasons to play golf in the Czech Republic

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Twenty years ago, I never saw myself playing golf in the Czech Republic, and neither did most people. Because 20 years ago, golf, for most practical purposes didn't exist over here. But as the iron curtain came down more tha… more »

No kidding, golfers: Saturday is National Drink Beer Day

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The Tap Room at Pebble Beach Golf Links OK, this shouldn't have come as a surprise, but did you know that Saturday is National Drink Beer Day. I just found out about it -- somehow. I'm not sure how long it's been around (I'm thinking some guy started… more »

Take your daughter (or father) to the course in grand style: Irish golf event beckons

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Does your daughter play golf? Or are you a woman whose father plays? In either case, here's an event of a lifetime you might want to consider. Next summer, Carr Golf Travel will play host its seventh invitational Father & Daughter Golf Tournament in… more »

Greenbells trump dumbbells for golfers

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Recently, I came across a product that doesn't make any outlandish claims. In fact, it promises reasonable results, is easy to use, doesn't take a lot of time or effort, but the long-term benefits for golfers, especially senior golfers, can be very real… more »

There's the beef: Tour caddie hits it big with homemade jerky for golfers

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It's the hottest snack on the PGA Tour, in some cases quite literally, if you're talking about the buffalo or sweet chili pepper flavors. We're talking jerky here, and if you're trying to watch your carb and calorie count, it's the perfect golf course s… more »

The new Colonial Charters Golf Club near Myrtle Beach sheds its former bad self

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Down in Longs, S.C., on the north end of the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand, Ian Guerin is reporting that the former Palmetto Greens Golf & Country Club has re-opened as Colonial Charters Golf Club. The new club didn't just get a new name, of course, but… more »

Play for a world golf title in Las Vegas next February

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Anything that's a world championship has to be a big deal, right? Putting it in Las Vegas simply gives it more glam. That's the case with the second annual Las Vegas World Amateur Championship, to be conducted Feb. 10-14. Early registration is alread… more »

Pigskins and pars: Time to book a golf trip to Las Vegas

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This is the time of year I always start thinking about going to Las Vegas to play golf. The reason is two-fold: cooler weather and football. While September is still pretty hot in Vegas, it starts to cool down in October and November. Even if you wen… more »

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 »
 
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