Luana Hills Golf Club in Hawaii is one tough nut to crack

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Ask me what the hardest golf course I've ever played is, and one comes to mind immediately ? Luana Hills Golf Club on the east side of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.Honestly, I was about six holes into this Pete Dye jungle design wondering if I had… more »

Wow, what a surprise: Greg Norman and Chris Evert are already in murky waters

On the eve of the Presidents Cup comes the announcement that International Captain Greg Norman and former tennis star Chris Evert are separated ? just 15 months after they got married.Seems like just yesterday Norman was making an unlikely run at t… more »

Overtime for overseeding Arizona golf courses

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It's that time of year again in Arizona when you need to call ahead for conditions at your favorite golf courses.Because this is when superintendents overseed golf courses for the peak season. Many golf courses close for two or three weeks for this p… more »

GCSAA hits the mark by tabbing Judy Rankin for Old Tom Morris Award

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Every year, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America honors somebody in golf with the Old Tom Morris Award. It's the GCSAA's most prestigious award, and the 2010 recipient will be Judy Rankin, a most deserving choice. Named for the old S… more »

Back to the Alamo City to check out fall resort golf

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Despite the temperature being in the mid-90s today, this really is the time of year to head to San Antonio for a little golf, which is what I'm doing this weekend. (The next two months are the best time of year in South Texas.)We recently published a… more »

Thinking Rocky Mountain golf? You might want to think Montana

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I've played a lot of golf with spectacular backdrops across the country and the world, and the one thing most of them have in common is that they are pricey.Not so in the Flathead Valley of northern Montana.These really are true hidden gems, alth… more »

Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii passes the test

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The test of a good golf course design is if you took away the natural scenery, which is what you almost always get in Hawaii, would it still be a good golf course? In the case of the Kings' Course at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawa… more »

After FedExCup, Kodak Challenge is golf?s next big prize

Does anybody remember something at the beginning of the year called the Kodak Challenge? Anyway, it?s been on hiatus while the top players compete for this $10 million FedExCup thing. But my guess is while we?re on the edge of our seat in anticip… more »

For some pure golf ? and a real playoff ? check out the Walker Cup action this weekend

Not to tear anybody away from the BMW Championship this week, but there's another pretty cool event happening this weekend.I'm talking about the Walker Cup Match, the amateur version of the Ryder Cup Matches. It's the event so many legendary players… more »

Golf's FedExCup is better, but it still doesn't really feel like a 'playoff'

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Is it just me or does the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs still not feel like a playoff? The format is vastly improved over what it was when Tiger Woods in the first year could skip the first playoff event or when Vijay Singh only had to show up for the… more »

Play golf long enough, and you have to get a hole-in-one, right?

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I've been meaning to share this story for a while, but since I told it a couple of times on my recent trip to Hawaii, I figured I would muse about it now. About 20 years ago I was playing golf at Waterwood National Resort in East Texas. Back then,… more »

It's not too late to book some golf this Labor Day weekend

If you haven't made golf plans yet for Labor Day, it might not be too late. It seems it's still a buyer's market with a lot of courses offering specials this weekend as many parts of the country start to experience fall weather.Several airlines are a… more »

How you can support our troops through golf

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If you'd like to show your support for our military personnel, here's your chance. On and around Sept. 11, golfers at more than 100 courses in 34 states will Tee It Up For The Troops during the fifth annual National Day of Golf.The event, through tou… more »

What I'll miss, what I won't from my golf trip to Hawaii

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Whenever I'm on an extended trip, I'm usually pretty anxious to get home. This time, though, leaving was a little bit difficult. I mean, we're talking Hawaii here.Here are five things I'll miss most from the golf trip I just concluded to the Big Isla… more »

Nothing Mickey Mouse about new Disney resort going up next to Hawaii's Ko Olina Golf Club

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Just across from the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and Ko Olina Golf Club on west side of Oahu there's a huge construction project underway. Apparently, not everyone got the word that tourism has been on the decline in Hawaii.Walt Disney Pa… more »