Wine and golf -- the perfect pairing at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in California

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Deerfield wines (Mike Bailey/Travelgolf SONOMA, Calif. -- Admittedly, most of my wine education comes from the movie "Sideways," but it doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good vintage when one is picked out for me. Such is the case with my recent visi… more »

Pete Dye courses like Pound Ridge Golf Club difficult, but intriguing

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If I had to come up with a list of the most difficult public golf courses I've ever played, Pete Dye courses would probably make up three out of the toughest five. The funny part is that I'm a big Pete Dye fan. I always find his courses interesting a… more »

More flight options for Branson, Missouri golf trip

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Here's some news regarding one of my favorite quirky golf destinations -- Branson, Mo. Come next year, Southwest Airlines will be flying into Branson, making it pretty accessible. The airport there is pretty new, and already Branson offers non-stop s… more »

Save on last minute golf vacation to Mayakoba, Mexico

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School doesn't begin for another three weeks or so, so if you're looking for a last minute golf vacation idea for the family, the timing might be right for Mexico. Specifically, the Fairmont Mayakoka on the Riviera Maya in Mexico is offering free gol… more »

Next stop on Golf Channel Am Tour: Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

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If you like to play in tournaments -- and I'm not talking charity scrambles -- and you haven't checked out the Golf Channel Am Tour yet, I encourage you to do so. The tour goes to all kinds of great venues all over the country, including Las Vegas Paiut… more »

The Nexbelt not just another golf belt

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I don't often get excited about a piece of golf apparel, but I've been wearing something lately that's really different. For a year or so now, I've been looking to join the trend of donning the white belt and haven't found anything I particularly lik… more »

Golf great at Black Butte Ranch in Oregon; other stuff pretty cool, too

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BLACK BUTTE RANCH, Oreg. -- There are some resorts that are golf only and others that offer everything. Often, the resort that offers everything is mediocre at golf, but not so with Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon. The family friendly resort rece… more »

Summer is a great time to play golf in Kauai, Hawaii

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Summer is a great time for a golf trip to Hawaii. It's almost always cheaper to play and stay in the summer, but it's not like the Southern mainland. Hawaii's weather is pretty much perfect year-round. A good example is the Garden Island of Kauai, wh… more »

Pronghorn Golf Club in central Oregon ups the ante with hiring of Mahoney

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The 13th on the Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn (Courtesy Pronghorn Club and Resort) BEND, Ore. -- Coming back to Oregon has made me realize what a great golf state this is. There's Bandon Dunes, of course, on the southern coast and Pumpkin Ridge near P… more »

Save money and book tee times on some of the country's best golf courses on GolfNow.com

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One of the things I've been noticing as I travel across the country is the amount of people I play with who booked their rounds through GolfNow.com. Once they start doing it, they remain very loyal, because they have the potential to save quite a bit of… more »

Close call in Mexico City: Suspicious Srixons

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MEXICO CITY -- I usually don't count airport layovers as cities visited, but passing through Mexico City on my way to the Costa Baja Resort in La Paz, Mexico tonight warrants an exception. As we arrived, our flight attendant announced that we were ap… more »

Attention early risers: GolfNow.com offering first-off tee times

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If you like to play early and fast, you're going to like this new feature from GolfNow.com. On select courses in select markets right now, GolfNow.com is offering first-off tee times. If you don't mind getting up well before the crack of dawn, this is t… more »

More airline routes to Hawaii good news for golfers

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Earlier this month, Hawaiian Airlines announced that it has added non-stops from and to New York, which means it's easier than ever to get to golf paradise. In conjunction with its code-share partner Jet-Blue, Hawaiian Airlines is offering its first… more »

Want to play a new golf course? Look for an old one

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What's new, it's turning out, often used to be old. That's the case with so many golf courses, like the one I played today -- La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa, just north of Houston. The course and resort, which sits on Lake Conroe, has gone thr… more »

How to speed up play and help find a cure: I've got the answers

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MONTGOMERY, Texas -- It was mid-morning, and my group had already played 36 holes. We started a little after 6:30 in the morning. By 6 p.m., we had played 100. No, I don't love golf that much; I was a small part of a fund-raising effort called the W… more »