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Ryder Cup raingear and working my golf magic in Paradise

HONOLULU -- Watching the Ryder Cup from Hawaii, well, is somewhat weird. I turned it on last night around 10 p.m. here and checked out the rain-soaked matches for an hour or two until the weather delay. When I awoke, it was still live as they had changed… more »

Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii offers a nice alternative to lugging golf clubs halfway around the world

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KAHUKU, Hawaii -- These days, more and more golfers are opting to rent clubs rather than pay the hefty airline bag fees that accompany bringing your clubs to travel destinations. The problem with that, of course, can be when you play multiple rounds, you… more »

Traveling to Las Vegas for PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake tourney? Be sure to play golf while you're there

If you're thinking of traveling to Las Vegas Oct.21-24 for the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, you might want to schedule a little golf for yourself while you're there. After all, late October is the perfect time to s… more »

Trophies brought in to honor new Texas Golf Hall of Fame, inductees

As part of a celebration to reopen the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and induct its first class since 1996, the Hall's new home, located at Brackenridge Park Golf Course in San Antonio, will display golf's greatest trophies for most of the of October. Starti… more »

Hard to beat North Carolina golf in the fall

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It's autumn soon, which is prime time to check out golf in regions that feature four seasons. One of the best areas of the country to experience the turning of the leaves late into the fall is North Carolina, and the state provides a variety of terrains,… more »

Losing golf balls for a good cause at Lost Key Golf Club on the Gulf Coast

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PERDIDO KEY, Fla. ? Nobody likes losing golf balls, but at Lost Key Golf Club on the Gulf Coast near the Alabama-Florida border, at least you have the satisfaction of knowing that when they are retrieved, they are going to a good cause. As it turns out… more »

On Alabama coast, golf and fishing are still a winning combination

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- It's been no secret that this year's Gulf oil spill hasn't exactly been kind to tourism on the Gulf Coast, but by most accounts things are getting back to normal around here. True, the beaches aren't as crowded as they have been in… more »

Fall is perfect time to book a golf package at TPC Sawgrass

This spring, I visited the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and got to play both the Players Stadium Course and Valley Course. Enjoyable, of course, but to tell the truth, it wasn't exactly the best time of year to play both of those courses. T… more »

California's Half Moon Bay Golf Links has all the winning elements

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Golf facilities are really in the entertainment business. No matter how good a golf course is, it's only one component of the experience. Find a golf resort that combines all the elements, and you've got a winner. At Half Moon… more »

Temperatures Fall in Las Vegas; perfect time for golf vacation package

The weather forecast this Thursday calls for a high temperature in Las Vegas to be just 86 degrees with a low in the 60s. Now granted, there's also a day when it's supposed to be 100, but the triple-digit heat is pretty much gone in Las Vegas, which mean… more »

'Round Dallas, Cowboys football and golf are the ultimate combo

I'm sure you've heard this one before: In Texas, there are two seasons ? football and spring football. Well, that's certainly been true in the 35 years I've lived in this state, and there are no signs that's changing anytime soon. Golf is pretty popula… more »

PGA Tour comes to its senses in wake of Jim Furyk DQ

Relatively speaking, the PGA Tour's decision to modify the rule that disqualified Jim Furyk from the Barclays PGA Tour playoff event last week came in lightening speed. Usually these sorts of things have to be mulled over in committee meetings, debated t… more »

List of top Texas public golf courses needs more munis

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Having played 19 of the top 20 courses on's recently released top public golf courses in Texas, I feel compelled to share my observations on the list. Two Barton Creek Resort courses top the list, the Fazio Canyons course and the Fazio Foothil… more »

Great golf, good values on Alabama's Gulf Coast

If you've never been to the Gulf Shores, Ala., area to play golf, you've been missing out. And now that fall is approaching and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been capped, the timing couldn't be better for traveling to the Gulf Coast for a golf trip… more »

San Antonio's Hyatt Hill Country Resort good choice for fall golf getaway

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It's been a hot summer in Texas, but as fall and football season approach, temperatures should start cooling down a bit. And fall in San Antonio is the perfect time to play golf. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing golf destinations in the countr… more »