New lodge at Florida's Streamsong Resort set to open in January 2014

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Streamsong Resort in central Florida, officially opened less than a year ago, has become an instant classic and has already collected numerous awards and prizes. I was blown away by the experience the first time I set foot on the property (see "Florida'… more »

Nuun electrolyte hydration tabs can help energize your golf game

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This year I was looking to play the best golf of my life so I tried to improve in each and every aspect. One thing I was looking for was better nutrition, especially during the round. So in addition to eating nuts, almonds and bananas and drinking plent… more »

Antigua's new collection of golf apparel makes me look like a real player

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While I'm not a great golfer, at least I want to look like a real player. So I spoiled myself with a few Antigua polos. Antigua's Spring '14 Performance 72 Golf Collection for men is replete with 17 shirt models, 12 outerwear tops, two shorts and seven… more »

Sunriver Resort in central Oregon: One of my favorite all-time golf resorts

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Central Oregon has been my favorite place in the world since I interned at Sunriver Resort 10 years ago. Obviously, Sunriver Resort will always have a special place in my heart and it's one of my favorite golf resorts. It offers unparalleled mountain vi… more »

Tetherow golf course is David McLay Kidd's central Oregon masterpiece

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Central Oregon has always been my favorite place in the world and probably always will be. When I came back to Bend in 2009 after a three-year hiatus, I couldn't wait to play Tetherow. I got especially lucky as course designer David McLay Kidd (of Bando… more »

The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.: The all-American mountain golf retreat

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I have been very fortunate to have been able to visit a number of the best golf resorts in the U.S. and Europe. Selecting a "best" or "favorite" resort is like splitting hair and is next to impossible. However, there is a handful that I consider to be m… more »

Golf at Chambers Bay: Venue of the 2015 U.S. Open

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Chambers Bay, located south of Seattle and close to Tacoma, has already created a lot of buzz after its opening. The public course, managed by Kemper Sports, was awarded the 2015 U.S. Open shortly after it had been completed. The club already hosted the… more »

LUMINE Mediterranea Beach & Golf Club is the new draw for golfers visiting Barcelona

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I had heard rave reviews of LUMINE Mediterranea Beach & Golf Club so I was excited to finally with the resort this year. Although still in its infancy, the facility has already been showered with praise from international media and industry experts… more »

My bucket list of public-access courses to play in 2013

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Before the start of the golf season I always set my new goals. While I still want to play up to my full potential, evidenced by low scores, my real goals are not how I play but where I play. So every spring I am revising my bucket list of courses I stil… more »

Renaissance Golf Design supports the caddie program at CommonGround

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While I had already played both courses at Streamsong Resort in November, I didn’t hesitate a second when Tom Doak invited me to return to Streamsong in late January to participate in his company’s Renaissance Cup. This annual event is played in two-man… more »

Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida offers a private golf club experience for everyone

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Black Diamond Ranch is located in Lecanto, Florida about a 90-minute drive from Orlando. The gated, private community boasts 45 holes of golf that were designed by Tom Fazio. The highly acclaimed Quarry Course is the "shining star," it has been ranked a… more »

Dave Hill had some great lines for a bad golf courses

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Dave Hill’s comments are legendary to this day. Whenever I play a golf course that I’m not particularly fond of, I like to recite the late Dave Hill. For the most part, I typically earn a lot of laughter for using the quotes (or should I say one-lin… more »

Golf in Cyprus: A hidden gem in the Mediterranean Sea

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The Mediterranean island of Cyprus can best be described as a secret as far as being a golf destination is concerned. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, it is divided by the Republic of Cyprus (which makes up roughly two thirds… more »

What's ahead for Tiger Woods in 2013?

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People (even non-golfers) constantly ask me about Tiger Woods and his state of the game. Will he be the player again he once was? Here are my observations and predictions. While I’m not an expert on the golf swing (and I never claim to be), I don’t… more »

Top U.S. golf course you can play: Pebble Beach or Pacific Dunes?

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Pacific Dunes (part of the Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon) again edged out Pebble Beach Golf Links as premier public-access course in the USA in the biannual "Top 100 You can play" ranking published by Golf Magazine. Both courses are arguably the top 2 t… more »
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