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 »

Party like a Hard Rock star in Las Vegas; golf at Bali Hai, Royal Links

Looking for a quick fun golf getaway to Las Vegas? Better yet, are you looking to travel light? Then this might be the deal for you. Right now, you can book a weekday three-night, two-round package at the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for $339 per… more »

For a better golf game, try poetry (it's good for the soul, too)

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If you're thinking golf is less than lame, you need to get a life, not just a Game. Words to live by, for sure, for all of us who throw have nothing else to do with five perfectly good hours. Not my words, mind you, but the words of James Long Hale, a… more »

Play golf at the TPC San Antonio, the new home of the Valero Texas Open

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For the first time in decades, the Texas Open was conducted in the spring, and it was on a new golf course, the TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Now, you play the same course where Adam Scott won… more »

Root for Kenny Perry to make birdies at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic

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Pro golfer Kenny Perry, who is from Kentucky, recently made two commitments. He'll be playing in the Greenbrier Classic at the historic Greenbrier Resort July 28-Aug. More importantly, however, he has committed to donating $2,000 for every birdie he make… more »

Phil Mickelson takes short-game golf video to pay-per-view

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You know about pay-per-view boxing and movies, so it was inevitable that we get pay-per-view golf instruction, right? Well, here it is. This year's Masters champion, Phil Mickelson, will make available "Phil Mickelson: Secrets of the Short Game," start… more »

Golf trip to Las Vegas in the summer? You bet

There's never a bad time to go to Las Vegas, but if you're looking to save a little money on golf, this might the season. As temperatures soar, green fees typically come down, which means you can get some pretty good package deals. And if you play in t… more »

A little discretion, please, even when flying out of Las Vegas

Returning from a couple of days of golf at Edgewood Tahoe on South Lake Tahoe, I found myself experiencing a couple of firsts in air travel. Flying Southwest Airlines back home to Houston, both of my flight legs returned to the gate after taxiing. I neve… more »

Watching the U.S. Open, playing Edgewood Tahoe, dreaming of golf in Hawaii

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Watching the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on this Father's Day Sunday got me to thinking about other great golf courses around the world and how they compare, which is what makes Pebble Beach so great. One of those courses is Edgewood-Tahoe in Stateline,… more »

Short and sweet: No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links

One of my favorite holes to watch during the U.S. Open is the par-3 seventh at Pebble Beach. It's beautiful, of course, and it's intriguing to watch these pros sweat over which wedge they're going to hit. Many consider the seventh, which played just 10… more »

Beyond the U.S. Open: Pebble Beach stories that stir the soul

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Most of us know about Jack Nicklaus' 1-iron on 17 at Pebble Beach during the 1972 U.S. Open or Tiger Woods' runaway victory in 2000, but there's a lot more to this storied venue than the U.S. Open and the professional tours. Dave Berner, whom you might… more »

Former Cardinal pitcher wins Golf Channel Amateur Tour major in Scottsdale

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It seems you never know who might have to beat in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour. For example, last weekend, former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder won his second Golf Channel Amateur Tour major at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course. Mulder fir… more »

Sea Pines Resort among Hilton Head groups offering attractive golf deals

If you've ever thought about visiting Hilton Head Island, S.C., one of the country's premiere golf destinations, this might be a good time. Several of the resorts there are offering nice stay-and-play incentives, including The Sea Pines Resort, which i… more »

Las Vegas' Revere Golf Club is the site for PGA Fall Expo's new golf tourneys

The 36-hole Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., will play host to three new golf tournaments as well as a demo day in conjunction with the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas. PGA professionals, golf buyers and industry leaders can play in one of three events… more »

Top-100 instructor Charlie King is on the campaign trail, kissing babies and helping golfers

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Charlie King is on a mission to help you enjoy golf more. It's all part of his campaign to change the rules of golf instruction. That's why he's running for the President of Golf Instruction.No kidding. King, the director of instruction at the Reynol… more »