Thinking golf in Asia? Think Thailand

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One of the more memorable excursions I've had on this job was a golf trip I took earlier this year to Thailand. Quite naturally, many folks are surprised to learn not only are there more than 260 golf courses in Thailand, but it's pretty good as well --… more »

An unfamiliar site on San Antonio golf courses

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SAN ANTONIO -- The golf courses in the Alamo City should be a little greener this morning. Apparently, all I have to do is play golf in San Antonio, and it rains. I was here in July, in the midst of this terrible drought that has ravaged Texas for th… more »

Golf at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando is way better than good

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When you think of the great golf resorts of the world, it's easy to drift into exotic places like Hawaii or golf-rich locales in the United Kingdom. But the truth is that there are plenty of terrific golf locations right under our nose. One that come… more »

Opening of Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Washington special for more reasons than one

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SHELTON, Wash. -- Remember back in the late 1990s when they talked about opening a golf course a day to keep up with the demand created by new golfers entering the game? At the time, that seemed like it was good for the game, but what we've learned, of… more »

Golf vacation package will let you join the Players at the TPC Sawgrass

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Having recently returned from the Jacksonville, Fla., area and The TPC Sawgrass, I'm here to tell you that if you haven't played there, especially The Players Stadium Course, you need to put it on your bucket list. No, it's not quite Pebble Beach, bu… more »

Can we all just get along and play golf by the same rules?

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HOUSTON -- The big issue in golf lately has been the proliferation of the belly putter and how many PGA Tour players seem to be thriving with what some are calling an unfair advantage. Even Phil Mickelson's using one right now, which begs the question:… more »

Disney leaves golf operations to the experts

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There's no disputing that Disney is best at a lot of things, most notably creating a fantasyland that makes lifelong memories for children and adults alike. Last week, though, Disney officials decided to do something else that they are good at -- fin… more »

Golf bargains abound in Myrtle Beach

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If you're looking for a good deal on a golf package, you might want to check out Myrtle Beach, S.C., right now. The golf capital of the East Coast is offering a lot of bargains right now. For example, you could play the three pretty good golf course… more »

Here's your chance to get paid for playing and writing about golf; simply Divine

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What's the best job in the world? If you're a golfer, you might argue that it's writing about travel and golf. But I'm telling you, it's grueling, just grueling. If you don't believe me, here's your chance to see exactly what it's like. The Golf Chan… more »

Golf at TPC Sawgrass made better by caddie extraordinaire Barry Rose

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Caddie Barry Rose and me on the 18th at TPC. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The wind was kicking up, it was hot, and Pete Dye's TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course is just plain difficult. Good thing I had the TPC's Caddie of the Year on my bag. The carnage coul… more »

Visit to World Golf Hall of Fame long overdue

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The lockers at the World Golf Hall of Fame (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- I've known about it, written about it, followed the inductions and like you, seen the commercials. But until yesterday, I had never visited the World Golf Hall… more »

Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island offering one-stop shopping for golf packages

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Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island has a new Golf Concierge Service that allows one-stop shopping for groups that are looking for customized golf trips. If you go to seapinesgolf.com, groups can easily book accommodations, meals and rounds on two of… more »

Longaberger Golf Club does central Ohio proud

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Longaberger Golf Club's eighth hole (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When you think of golf destinations, central Ohio probably doesn't come to mind. But if you happen to be in the area, there are definitely some courses worth checking out, a… more »

Golf's fashion sense has never been better

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Back in the late 1980s, I had a friend who looked an awful lot like Corey Pavin. Same mustache, same build and damn near as good a golfer. On occasion he would hang out with me at the local PGA Tour event, and unlike most golf fans, he didn't wear short… more »

'Seven Days in Utopia' is a worthwhile golf flick

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After seeing a sneak preview of "Seven Days in Utopia" last night, I've come to the conclusion once again that golf movies are hard to do. They appeal to such a limited audience, authentic golf scenes are difficult to recreate and the stories are usuall… more »