Nothing fishy about environmental policy at Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Washington

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Is your golf course salmon safe? The new Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Wash., near Olympia is just that. That's good news for all of us who like bagels and lox for breakfast before golf. Actually, it's good news for everyone who likes the environm… more »

Conde Nast Golf Poll: Hard to go wrong at a JW Marriott resort

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Five golf resorts in the JW Marriott Resort Portfolio have been acknowledged in the 16th Annual Conde Nast Traveler Golf Poll. The wining resorts include the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort &a… more »

Great event on good golf venue does Myrtle Beach proud

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Tournament host Darius Rucker with Jim Furyk at Hootie's Monday after the Masters. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- This morning, I had a chance to play the course that hosted the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters… more »

Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale is doing its part to grow the game

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Of all the initiatives to grow the game of golf, nothing is more effective than getting juniors involved. That's how you ensure the future. One way to get more juniors playing is to offer them free green fees, which is exactly what's going on in th… more »

Getting Tiger Woods, the economy on a roll just what golf needs

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Since Tiger Woods didn't play last week at the Shell Houston at Redstone Golf Club, he goes into Augusta working on a winning streak. It's just one, of course, as he recorded his first win on the PGA Tour in 923 days two weeks ago, and it came at a plac… more »

Wine and golf make for ideal Sarasota, Florida combo

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Here's something that might be worth checking out: The Florida Winefest & Auction is going to be conducted April 12-15 in Sarasota. This festival celebrates fine wine, dining and sunsets, and if you're like me, you'll figure out a way to pair golf w… more »

La buena vida: Punta Mita's annual Gourmet and Golf Classic in Mexico

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Here's a combination worth traveling for: gourmet food, wine, tequila, golf and a custom made putter. That's exactly what will be happening on April 12-15 during the Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, to be conducted at one of the most beautiful locat… more »

Lee Trevino would agree with me: Biltmore near Miami is great golf

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A couple of days ago, I had the chance to visit with Lee Trevino. I hadn't even asked my first question when he was already railing on what's wrong with the game. It's the modern golf courses, he said. Trevino's point was that t… more »

Parmates plus Memorial Day equals Las Vegas golf fun at MGM, Royal Links

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If you don't have plans for the Memorial Day weekend, here's an idea: Head to Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Resort for the Memorial Day Las Vegas Par-Am golf tournament. It's a two-day tournament unlike anything you've probably played in before, unless of… more »

Spring training baseball, golf and adult milkshakes in Arizona

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- What's not to love about the Valley of the Sun in March? There's baseball, baseball and more baseball, and as I was reminded by the people next to me at a spring training game yesterday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Ballpark… more »

New Cleveland Tour Classic driver more than just a throwback to golf's good ole days

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Sometimes you have to look backwards to take a step forward. That's sort of the case with the new Cleveland Tour Classic driver ($379) I've been playing with lately. With a retro classic look wrapped up with some dynamite technology, this is unequivocal… more »

Sedona Golf Resort unveils some cool, new player development initiatives

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More enjoyment, better pace of play and introductory clinics are all part of a new plan recently unveiled at Sedona (Ariz.) Golf Resort to help make the game more enjoyable for everyone. Among its new initiatives are new tees in an effort to promot… more »

Branson, Missouri-area golf courses are open and virtually untouched by tornado

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When the news came on Leap Day this year that Branson, Mo., was hard-hit by a tornado, my first thought after I heard nobody was killed was how the theaters fared on the Branson Strip. My next thought, quite naturally, was about the golf courses in Bran… more »

St Andrews Golf Festival beckons the avid golfer in all of us

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If you were to start an international golf festival, what better place to conduct it than St Andrews, Scotland -- the birthplace of golf? Well, in less than a month, that's exactly what's happening at this old university city. From March 28 to April… more »

You, too, can challenge your golf game at PGA National -- just like Brian Harman, Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods

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The Champion Course at PGA National is a really hard golf course -- really difficult. I've played it a number of times and can tell you the Bear Trap, as the difficult stretch of Nos. 15-17 is called, is more than just marketing. That is one tough st… more »
 
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