Prelude to PGA final: A hot time at Grapevine Golf Course near Dallas

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GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Well before Martin Kaymer's crazy victory at the PGA championship, we played a little survival golf of our own Sunday at the Grapevine Golf Course in Grapevine Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It was survival in the sense t… more »

Take time out for golf at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek

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If you're traveling to Orlando for a conference or even a family vacation, here's a deal that can get you to the golf course for a day, providing a break from business or Mickey Mouse. It's called the Time Out for Golf Package, and it's being offered at… more »

TimberStone Golf Course in the UP: Our host had an ace up his sleeve

Today the golf location was TimberStone Golf Course at Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain, Mich., on the Upper Peninsula. The setting was the 215-yard downhill par-3 17th. The shot heard 'round the UP came from our host, and my cart partner, Chris Mazzoni.… more »

Michigan is great for golf; just don't forget about the Upper Peninsula

HARRIS, Mich. -- If you showed the average person a map of the United States and pointed to a strangely shaped land mass between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, my guess is that most people would figure it's Canada or Wisconsin. But it's actually a part… more »

A great time to travel to the Gulf Coast to play golf

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There have been many casualties of the Gulf oil disaster, including tourism. The offshoot of that, of course, is golf, and it has been affected in a big way in places like Gulf Shores, Ala., and the coasts of northern Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.… more »

Try to follow Stuart Appleby's 59; book a package at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia

So if you think the Old White Course at the historic Greenbrier Resort can be had after watching Stuart Appleby's 59 last week on the PGA Tour, here's your chance. The White Sulphur Springs, West Va., resort is offering packages that include The Old Whit… more »

For women only: Golf school packages at DragonRidge near Las Vegas

In a somewhat unique ? and perhaps pampered ? program, the Nicklaus Academy at DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson, Nev., near Las Vegas is offering "Women's Only Experience" lesson packages. This is a program geared entirely for women, from the way… more »

A lot to feel good about at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic

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The most obvious feel-good story of this week has to be Erik Compton atop the leaderboard of the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Va. Compton fired a 7-under-par 63 on the Old White Courseto tie Matt… more »

New 5-star resort Verdura offers great golf in Sicily

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When you think of Sicily, golf probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but it is, in fact, home to one of Europe's premier golf resorts, the new Verdura Golf & Spa Resort. Located on Sicily's southwest coast, the Italian resort has two 4… more »

Luxury experience awaits golfers staying at Waldorf Astoria OrlandoLuxury experience awaits golfers staying at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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If you're looking for a five-star golf, hotel and dining experience in Orlando, this might be the right time to check out the new Waldorf Astoria in Bonnet Creek. Located in the heart of Disney World country, the New York luxury brand hotel opened last… more »

72 holes of golf in two days a breeze in Northern Michigan

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It might not be like playing the Old Course at St. Andrews, where you can play until 11 p.m. this time of year, but you don't have to get up very early to get in 36 holes a day in Northern Michigan. In fact, it wouldn't be that difficult ? time-wise ? to… more »

Looking for a deal? Check out summer golf at PGA National in Florida

In the mid-1990s, one of the golf tournaments I really enjoyed covering was the Senior PGA Championship, which used to be played every spring at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Back then, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi… more »

Troon North Golf Club growing the game with new Monument Express

As a longtime advocate of quality short golf courses, the announcement of the new Monument Express at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., is welcome news. The recently opened executive-style golf course measures to a little more than 1,500 yard… more »

Tuscany Golf Club does its part to conserve water in Las Vegas

If you've ever wondered how they're able to water all those golf courses in the Las Vegas area, well, it isn't easy. To combat the problem, many courses have been making revisions so they will use less water. Tuscany Golf Club in Henderson is the lates… more »

Golf and recreation are hot at JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio

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Six months after the opening of the TPC San Antonio and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, I can report two things: this 1,000-room resort is already extremely popular, and the golf courses haven't gotten any easier. On Sunday and… more »
 
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