Ballyneal member asks for support with marathon golf fundraiser at Colorado club

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Not too long ago, we published a Travel Punch Shot on, in which I took the position that Tom Doak was my favorite living architect, and that I would love to receive an invitation to play Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club in Colorado sometime.… more »

Snowed out golf translates to long breakfast in Truckee, California

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Snow fell overnight on Truckee, Calif. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) TRUCKEE, Calif. -- It's June 6, and my golf round at Coyote Moon Golf Club has been snowed out. I woke up this morning at 5:30, only to look out the window of my room at the old Truckee Ho… more »

Bring your 'A' game to Turning Stone golf resort in New York

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VERONA, N.Y. -- This just in: Golf is a humbling game. The last three days at Turning Stone Resort Casino in central New York prove that. High winds, cold temperatures (for two days) and three very challenging golf courses combined to lighten my bag the… more »

Naturally, second Hangover movie had to be in Thailand

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Thai Country Club (Mike Bailey, TravelGolf If you were one of the millions who saw "The Hangover Part 2" last week in theaters, then you probably know this raunchy sequel takes place in Thailand. If you've seen the first one, you pretty much know wh… more »

Dye's golf course at French Lick is a beast and a beauty

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The Pete Dye Course at French Lick entices. (Courtesy of FRENCH LICK, Indiana -- Yesterday afternoon, I finally played the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. I don't know what all the fuss was about. Overly difficult? I was ev… more »

Not surprisingly, Western Michigan is an excellent golf destination

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SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. -- In between raindrops, I'm finding out there's some pretty good golf on the western shoreline of Michigan. Unfortunately, the folks up here, like much of the country, have had more than their fair share of rain.That was certainly… more »

Waldorf Astoria Empire Club bundles golf, spa, rooms and dining

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What can you get for the golfer who has everything? How about a new Empire Club package with the Waldorf Astoria Orlando resort? This new program bundles round of golf, spa treatments, overnight stay and resort services, which can be used for up to one y… more »

It's a good time to investigate San Antonio golf packages

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With school almost out and a incredible stretch of weather this spring in Texas, you might want to consider taking a golf trip to the San Antonio area. In fact, several resorts and even a historical daily fee are offering some pretty good packages right.… more »

The Art of the Swing: Stan Utley's golf instruction book doesn't lack for innovation

Short-game guru Stan Utley has a new book out and it doesn't just cover the short game. In fact, Utley disagrees with some who say the short game has a different set of rules than the full swing. And in his new book, "The Art of the Swing," Utley explai… more »

Time running out to enter the Great Irish Links Challenge and play three great golf courses in Ireland

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Having just returned from Scotland, it got me thinking about what I like better ? Scotland or Ireland. The truth is I can't decide. Both places offer great links golf and terrific. But if you want to get closer to the source of one of my favorite libatio… more »

Ecco Golf Street shoes, Kentwool socks fit the bill for St. Andrews, Scotland golf trip

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One thing Americans aren't used to when they go to Scotland to play golf is the fact that they have walk most, if not all, the golf courses over there. Knowing that, I opted to go the Fred Couples route and try out Ecco's Golf Street shoes combined with… more »

Nothing overrated about playing golf on the Old Course at St Andrews for the first time

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Today I was on a mission to play golf at the Old Course at St. Andrews. So I arrived at 6 a.m., got in line and gave my name to the starter. The tee sheet was full. I was number 13 in line, and, the starter politely informed me… more »

Comfort, tranquility and really good golf at the Fairmont St. Andrews golf resort

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- This week, I'm living what should be every golfer's dream ? playing golf in St. Andrews. While I haven't played the Old Course yet (hoping for that on Friday), I've had two perfect days of golf that included the stunning Kingsba… more »

Everything you need to know about putting and then some in new golf instruction book

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- If you're not interested in improving your putting, then you probably don't want to check out the latest in Golf Magazine's series of instructional manuals -- "The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!"Of course some golfers ar… more »

Puerto Rico is calling with an easy golf vacation

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If you've ever wondered what it might be like to take a golf vacation to Puerto Rico, here's an offer for you: The Gran Melia Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico is offering a two-night package for two that includes two rounds of golf, daily breakfast buf… more »