No golf for most of us today; We're having a snow day

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Earlier today, I got this amusing announcement from VisitFlorida.com: "Florida: The Only No-Snow Zone in the Union." Yep, that's right, of the 50 states, including Hawaii, Florida is the only state not have any snow on the ground today.Hawaii has sno… more »

Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert off to rousing start in 2011

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Desert Willow Golf Resort, which is owned by the city of Palm Desert, Calif., is already one of the finest municipal golf facilities in the country. With the recent completion of a $4.8 million clubhouse and facilities renovation, it became that much bet… more »

PGA Tour's opening day (night for us mainlanders) in Hawaii gets the golf juices flowing

The PGA Tour threw its first pitch today, and while it's not exactly Yankees-Red Sox, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort on Maui in Hawaii is a welcome site. Before you know it, we'll be picking our players in the Masters pool, debati… more »

Book tee times online at TravelGolf.com (now including Myrtle Beach golf courses)

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Booking golf tee times online through TravelGolf.com really does make sense. It's easy and usually quicker than doing it on the phone. Plus, if you're shopping around for the best deal, you can quickly compare times and rates online without having to mak… more »

New Year's golf travel resolution: Find more diamonds in the rough in 2011

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One of the best parts of the enviable task of being a golf travel writer is finding and writing about the so-called hidden gems. These are non-high profile golf courses, sometimes a little off the beaten path, or maybe near a more ballyhooed expensive re… more »

Reader already thinking about golf vacation in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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As much of the country is trying to figure out how to stay warm, I'm reminded that it's never too early to start thinking about a golf vacation. In fact, we just got an email from Chris B., who wrote in to ask about planning a weekend golf trip with his… more »

Looking for a great golf course? Look for a casino

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This week, Golfweek released its 2010 Best Casino Courses list. It's an impressive roster, and what it makes you realize is how good gambling has been for the golf course business. With Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas at No. 1, there's a great vari… more »

Dixon Golf to recycle 144,000 golf balls for Waste Management Phoenix Open logo sign

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Do you ever think about what happens to golf balls when they're of no use anymore? Well, the people at Dixon Golf have, and they're sponsoring an event in conjunction with the Waste Management Phoenix Open to demonstrate what they're all about. Dixon G… more »

In the holiday spirit, travel to Florida, Texas and Arizona for golf

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In the holiday spirit, travel to Florida, Texas and Arizona for golfAs I hear the reports coming in from colleagues around the country ? 5 degrees in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, single digits in Wisconsin and even the teens in South Carolina ? I can't… more »

Help for your golf game at Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain near Tucson

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It's no secret that the Jack Nicklaus' Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana Ariz., is a challenging play. The good news, though, is that if you're staying there and having trouble with the course, there's plenty of help available in 2011. St… more »

GameBook is one cool golf gadget at Scottsdale media event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For the past three days during a press event hosted by Xona Resort Suites, about 100 members of the golf media were able to experience the next wave in golf course technology -- a real time scoring system called GameBook -- and I wou… more »

No worries on recent Los Cabos, Mexico golf trip

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Jacobo Turquie, director of tourism for the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, has a message he would like to convey: Not only is the golf, accommodations, weather and nightlife still terrific in the Los Cabos area, but it's also safe. "We have no i… more »

More golf in Latin America: New 18-hole course to open in Boquete, Panama

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Golf may not be growing in the United States, but it isn?t stagnant in other parts of the world. The game is certainly spreading in Asia, specifically China, and Latin America will get another course soon after a new Gary Player course, CostaBaja Golf Cl… more »

Chill out with fall and winter golf getaways in Orlando

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If it's starting to get a little chilly where you are, this is the season to make your way down to the Orlando area for a little golf and a lot of fun. If you're into Disney World, and who isn't, there are a couple of package deals being offered now th… more »

Golf is a dangerous sport; just ask Dr. Anand in New York

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Did you hear the one about two doctors playing golf in Dix Hills, N.Y? Well, one of the doctors was in the wrong place at the wrong time, took one in the head and is suing the other doctor. It would be funny, except the victim is blind in one eye, and… more »
 
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