Colonial, Crowne Plaza Invitational a real golf media favorite

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A perfect day at Colonial Country Club (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) FT. WORTH, Texas -- The Crowne Plaza Invitational is still a month a day, but on Monday it was center stage at venerable Colonial Country Club. It was media day, which means we got to p… more »

Winter (we hope), Masters behind us: 'Dye'ing to play golf

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Pound Ridge Golf Club is taking tee times. For those of us who live in 12-month golf seasons, it's easy to forget that much of the country eagerly awaits spring and that chance to finally get out and dust off the golf clubs. The storms, it seems, ha… more »

Bobby Clampett's Impact Zone Golf definitely worth a look

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To no surprise, on a recent Maui golf trip, I found myself struggling with my golf swing. As it would turn out, I took with me on this journey, a copy of Bobby Clampett's Impact Zone Training System Golf DVD. Still in the original wrapping, I figured if… more »

Golf & tennis a great combo at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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The intensity is pretty evident during morning tennis drills at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- If you play golf and tennis, then the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is your resort. First off, there ar… more »

Masters week: Golf's verson of April Madness

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Although it's been warm here in the South for a while, this is the beginning of golf season. How do I know? I got my annual invitation to donate money to the winners of the Masters Pool. I'm only so happy to do it, because even though I never win, it… more »

For the golfer who wants it all: Check out the Netflix of drivers at GolfRedefined

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If you're like a lot of golfers, you've never been keen on the concept of paying $400 or $500 for a driver, only to learn a few months to a year later, it isn't the right club for you or perhaps there's something new that's even better. For those fol… more »

Shell Houston Open players flying high with Adams Golf, Southwest Airlines

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HOUSTON -- This week marked the introduction of the new Southwest Airlines Adams Golf team, which is composed of eight PGA Tour players, and it couldn't have worked out better, not only for the players, but for the sponsors as well. The team got new… more »

Just in time for the spring golf season, Texas Monthly ramps up its BBQ coverage

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Writing about golf courses and resorts is a great way to make a living, but if I had to pick something that would rival it, it might be spa writer (yeah, that's pretty good) or combing the state of Texas for the best barbecue. I know a little about t… more »

There's something different about those golf resorts on Maui and Lanai

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The Four Seasons Lodge at Koele (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LANAI CITY, Hawaii -- Talk about getting away from it all. There are only 3,000 people on this island and a few hundred maybe visiting the two hotels of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the s… more »

Golf on Maui: Don't want to wake up from this dream

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The Pacific and neighboring isles are never far away from Kai Course at Kaanapali. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) LAHAINA, Hawaii -- I've been told more than once that if Pebble Beach Golf Links wasn't set on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, it wouldn'… more »

Troon Golf joins PGA Tour in its opposition to new rule banning anchoring putters

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Soon, the U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient will decide whether or not to adopt a proposed rule to ban anchoring the putter. Recently, the PGA Tour weighed in, opposing the ban and some other groups have come on board as well in that opposit… more »

Old American Golf Club near Dallas offers new stay-and-play packages

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One of the most unique golf courses and clubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is Old American Golf Club, a collaboration between architect Tripp Davis and PGA Tour player Justin Leonard. Located in The Colony north of Dallas on Lake Lewisville, the course… more »

Take the Golf Channel's Morning Drive to find good deals in golf travel

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If you like traveling to play golf, then you'll want to tune into Morning Drive on the Golf Channel. Each week, Travel expert Matt Ginella and GolfNow's Lauren Thompson spotlight some of the best deals in the country, and they'll be doing that this week… more »

PGA Professional National Championship picks Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach and its Waterloo 13th

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The 'Waterloo' 13th at The Dunes Club (Brandon Tucker/Golf Channel) The PGA of America made a great pick for its 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, announcing today that The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will serve as… more »

Manage the package for a smooth golf trip

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So as usual, I was in a conversation the other day about what I did for a living, but instead of the "what's your favorite golf course" question, I got this one: "What's your best tip for taking a golf trip?" That's easy; it all about managing luggag… more »