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Mississippi's Fallen Oak Golf Club doesn't disappoint

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The seventh hole at Fallen Oak Golf Club (Courtesy of Beau Rivage) BILOXI, Miss. -- If you've never heard of Fallen Oak Golf Club, I invite you to watch the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic March 23-25 on the Golf Channel. You'll certai… more »

This week's Accenture reminds us of the fun of match play golf

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Say what you want about Jack Nicklaus' near-8,000-yard golf course at the Ritz' Carlton Dove Mountain; I don't think you can argue that it's not interesting. As I've watched the Accenture Match Play Championship over the last few years, seeing how these… more »

Golf and baseball go together like hand and glove

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If you're like me, this is a big weekend -- spring training in baseball, and this weekend, pitchers and catchers reported. Soon, it will be the entire squads, and before you know it, opening day. In fact, I think I can hear James Earl Jones' inside m… more »

Taking a Honolulu golf vacation is a Prince of an idea

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Ever since I got back from the Big Island a few weeks ago, I've been in a Hawaii state of mind, so to speak. As much of the mainland is mired in winter weather (yes, there have been plenty of mild days, too), I'm questioned often about my recent trip as… more »

Wynn Golf Club is more than just a pretty face

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LAS VEGAS -- When you play a golf course as pristine as Wynn Golf Club, it's easy to overlook the other elements that make it a premium golf experience. In this case, it's the golf shop, which is laid out in such a manner to complement the golf course,… more »

A sweetheart golf, art and spa deal at PGA National in South Florida

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- For golfers in or traveling to South Florida, here's an idea for Valentine's Day -- especially if your sweetheart plays golf. PGA National Resort & Spa, home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, is offering something it's cal… more »

A little more Spirit makes for an easier Myrtle Beach golf vacation

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Good news for folks living in Texas who would like to take a golf vacation to one of America's favorite golf destinations: Low-fare Spirit Airlines will begin offering three nonstops a week from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Myrtle Beac… more »

And now for something completely different -- a Club Med golf vacation

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Imagine an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink, all-the-fun-you-want kind of vacation. That's what it's like at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, and then some. All I know is that this cruise ship-on-land experience is unlike any resort I'v… more »

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 »
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