Puerto Rico not just another tropical golf setting

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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Perhaps the best way to put perspective on a golf trip to Puerto Rico is take a trip into the El Yunque National Forest. Just minutes away from and above Trump International Golf Club, where the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open jus… more »

Buddies planning a golf trip can get a little help from their friends on the Web

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For traveling golfers there may not be anything more enjoyable than the buddy trip ? whether it?s taking the pilgrimage to Scotland to play at St. Andrews or planning a weeklong sojourn to Scottsdale, Ariz. But putting together such a trip can sometimes… more »

Crazy colored Chromax balls help keep golf interesting

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The reaction I got when I put a Chromax ball on the tee was priceless. It was just the looks on their faces. You could read their minds: "What in the world..."It looked like I was about to blow up a small Christmas ornament. I knew had no chance to… more »

Perfect conditions forecast for Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Arizona

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Watching the final match of the WGC-Accenture Match Play was a little surreal on Sunday. Especially when the NBC-Golf Channel telecast opened with shots of a snowman built earlier in the morning on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain… more »

Love keeps coming for El Paso's Butterfield Trail Golf Club

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When you think of great golf, you probably don't think of El Paso, Texas. I certainly didn't think of El Paso that way growing up there, despite the dominating presence of Lee Trevino at the time. Back in the 1970s and '80s, there wasn't much to choose f… more »

They've got a golf time machine at San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa

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Ever wonder what it's like to play with hickory-shafted golf clubs and dress in vintage knickers, wearing a vest and tie? You can get that chance at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa in San Diego. In fact, every Tuesday, they run a special event w… more »

The annual rite of baseball, hot dogs and golf in Arizona and Florida

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With temperatures all week in the mid 70s in the Houston area, it's pretty easy to think about two of my favorite things: baseball and golf. This week, catchers and pitchers reported to spring training sites in Arizona and Florida. That will be followed… more »

Park Hyatt Aviara, Callaway Golf offer Carlsbad travel package

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Aviara Golf Club and the Park Hyatt Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., has partnered with Callaway Golf to offer a unique getaway package, celebrating the resort's 20th anniversary.It's called the Callaway Golf Experience Package, and here's how it works: F… more »

Stay at Las Vegas' Aria; play golf at Bali Hai, Desert Pines or Royal Links

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If you're thinking about heading to Las Vegas this spring to play golf, you might want to consider staying at one the city's newest resorts, the Aria Hotel and Casino located in CityCenter.Right now, if you book a minimum two-night stay, you can get… more »

Mayakoba Golf Classic is a great consolation for majority of PGA Tour players

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico ? Have you ever wondered what life is like for those PGA Tour pros who don't get to play in the World Golf Championships events and have to play in a second-tier tournament? Well, if the Mayakoba Golf Classic is any indication, i… more »

Best way to enjoy the Super Bowl: Golf and DVR

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The truth is that unless you're a fan of one of the two teams involved, or you've got a big bet on the game (or a square), the Super Bowl is the most anticlimactic game of the year. And Super Bowl 45 (I'm done with Roman numerals this year) was a pretty… more »

Lodge at Torrey Pines offers free golf vacation package

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Now that the Farmers Insurance Open has come and gone at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., there's room for the rest of us to start playing this wonderful collection of 36 holes on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean.For San Diego residents, the green… more »

Pound Ridge Golf Club offers alternative to New York private club membership

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As the much of the country, including the New York area gets socked by another winter storm, it's time to start dreaming about the golf season. And as a colleague recently reminded me, there is no shortage of great courses in the greater New York area.… more »

Torrey Pines: the perfect golf atmosphere for the new Tiger Woods

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LA JOLLA, Calif. ? The buzz is very real this week at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and that was before Tiger Woods even showed up for his first PGA Tour event of the year at the site where he last won a major - the 2008 U.S. Open.As golf fans arrived ea… more »

State of golf in California can't be beat

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The argument could make for lots of places like Scottsdale, Maui or Bandon Dunes as the best golf destination in the United States, but I don't think there's any doubt that California is the best golf state.With apologies to Flori… more »