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Get into the Florida Swing; plenty of good golf around the Honda Classic at PGA National

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The second hole at Hammock Creek (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) Professional golf takes another geographical turn this week with the start of the PGA Tour's Florida Swing (check out Brandon Tucker's story) at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort &… more »

Black Gold Golf Club in California: Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side

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Black Gold Golf Club (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) Having opened a little over a decade ago, the fun Arthur Hills-designed Black Gold Golf Club course in Southern California was originally bentgrass, but all that has changed. You can certainly grow bent… more »

Great way to spend a rainy day: hitting the new RocketBladez irons at TaylorMade's headquarters

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The Kingdom at TaylorMade's headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) CARLSBAD, Calif. -- I couldn't help but notice, but everywhere I've played this week in Southern California -- San Vicente, Carmel Highland, Salt Creek and Black… more »

What a weekend of golf for President Obama at the Floridian

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The Floridian clubhouse (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) I'm sure most of the right wing doesn't approve, but I wholeheartedly endorse President Obama's weekend on the Treasure Coast. After all, it's President's Day on Monday. He should get to do what he wa… more »

Walters Golf enticing players to plan a Las Vegas golf trip

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With the weather warming up, this may be the ideal time to head to Las Vegas to play golf. And Walters Golf is providing a little more incentive on top of that. For the next three days, if you book two rounds book at any of its three properties -- Ba… more »

Golf and baseball -- my favorite spring pasttimes combined in Florida

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This is it, the day pitchers and catchers report, the week when major league opens spring training. For you folks in the northeast who just got buried under snow, this is especially good news. In a couple of weeks, they'll start playing exhibition games… more »

What I love about Pebble Beach and golf in northern California

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No. 7 at Pebble Beach (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) In my travels, I'm asked this all the time: "What's your favorite golf course and favorite golf destination?" The answer to the first one always varies depending on mood, but I'm pretty consistent on… more »

Try the Emerald Coast for a different kind of Florida golf vacation

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort from above (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Most people think of South Florida, Orlando or even the Jacksonville area when they think of booking a golf vacation in Florida. But if you haven't conside… more »

Ship Sticks: A hassle-free way to get your golf clubs to your destination

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If you're like me, one of your least favorite things about traveling to golf destinations is lugging your golf clubs around airports. Everything from hauling them onto the parking shuttle, checking them in at the airport and waiting for them to come out… more »

Golf gems at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

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The latest from Ecco. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) ORLANDO, Fla. -- The PGA Merchandise Show is still the candy store for those in the golf business. With more than 1,200 exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Center, it's a chance to see just about… more »

Head west, to PGA West, for a better golf game

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If you've got a little spare cash and time and you're looking to get your golf game in shape, this might be the ultimate: La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West just opened their PGA West Golf Academy to the public this month. The facility gives yo… more »

An amateur prelude to the Waste Management Phoenix Open

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The par-3 16th at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course two weeks before the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Congratulations to C.J. Weston and Jay Swansson. The local duo didn't let the cold weather this we… more »

Fun at the Scottsdale Open; and we're not ashamed of our golf score

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Notice that former pitcher Mark Mulder and current MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse turned in a respectable 74 on Friday. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Trouble came early and often during Friday's first round of the Scottsdale Open Presented… more »

A pretty cool golf event this weekend in the Valley of the Sun

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- So the forecast for the weekend is low 50s. That's usually not the kind of weather that fires me up to play golf, but considering that the other variables are pretty good and the quality of this weekend's venues means I've got plent… more »

Give yourself a generous New Year's gift: Golf with Bubba Watson

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If you have a spare $100,000, you can play golf with 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson. You remember that guy, right? He's the tall, lanky lefty who hooked a gap wedge 150 yards out of the trees in a playoff to win his first green jacket and cost me a cha… more »