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Focus On: Eagle Mountain

Hurry, this place won't be such a hidden gem for long

Focus On: Eagle MountainNestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Eagle Mountain Golf Club and the Inn at Eagle Mountain offer an intimate getaway just eight miles from downtown Scottsdale. Smaller in size than other Phoenix-area resorts (Eagle Mountain is more of a retreat than a resort), its 42 “mini suites” are terraced onto a hillside and offer postcard views of the golf course and valley far below.

Focus on Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen

Focus on Pinehurst, Southern Pines & AberdeenThe Home of American Golf.

Focus On: Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen

Focus On: Pinehurst, Southern Pines & AberdeenIn these challenging economic times, quality counts more than ever, and when it comes to playing golf it’s hard to beat the quality (and quantity) of the Pinehurst-Southern Pines-Aberdeen golf courses.

Close To Home

Top Destinations You Can Visit By Car

Close To HomeDuring the fall and winter months, a handful of warm-weather destinations attract avid golfers, retirees and professional golf tours.

Focus On: Hawaii's Kohala Coast

The Jewel of Hawaii's Big Island

Focus On: Hawaii's Kohala CoastThere are six islands in Hawaii that vacationers can visit and choosing one can be confusing for those who haven’t been to the Polynesian paradise before.

Focus On: Greater Phoenix

The home of desert golf

Focus On: Greater PhoenixWith more than 100 golf courses, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area has enough variety to satisfy golfers of all skill levels and budgets.

Focus On: The Pinehurst Area

The Home of American Golf

Focus On: The Pinehurst AreaIt’s easy to confuse the Pinehurst area with Pinehurst Resort. After all, Pinehurst Resort is home to one of the world’s most famous courses (No. 2) and hosts numerous USGA championships (including the U.S. Open).

Scotland

How to make the most of a short stay in Scotland.

ScotlandIf you go to Scotland, everyone will later ask if you played the Old Course at St. Andrews (standrews.org.uk, 01334-466666), and for good reason: It’s golf’s most famous course and a surreal experience to play. So if you’ve never been there, be sure to book it.

Discover Golf Mexico

Great golf South of the Border

Discover Golf MexicoTwenty-Six Million Americans play golf, and many of them travel each year to tee it up, but only about 500,000 of them do so in Mexico. This troubled Carlos Kviat, the President of Discover Golf Mexico, a new website (www.discovergolfmexico.com) devoted to making travel south of the border efficient and worry-free. “We [Kviat and founders Marcelino Barrenechea and Luis Velazquez] detected the five most important destinations that attract the most international golfers.” In doing so, Kviat created what he calls the “first premier Mexican golf tour operator.”

Florida: Reunion Resort

Four living legends make this Florida resort a must-visit

Florida: Reunion ResortWhen Jack Nicklaus’ Tradition Course opened at Reunion Resort in late 2006, it joined two other championship courses designed by living legends. Arnold Palmer’s Legacy Course and Tom Watson’s Independence Course  were already on site and had received critical acclaim, not to mention the honor of hosting the annual Ginn Open, one of only a handful of LPGA tournaments televised on network TV.

Hawaii's "Garden Isle" Is Pure Paradise

A glimpse at the best golf on the island of Kauai

Hawaii's Towering above the island of Kauai is one of the wettest places on earth, Mt. Wai’ale’ale. It’s the island’s second tallest mountain peak, and with 460 inches of annual rainfall, boasts lush rain forests, vibrant flowers and waterfalls that cascade down Kauai’s steep mountain cliffs. It’s a beautiful thing to behold,especially when you’re miles away on a dry golf course.

Best Of The Southeast

Didn't make it to the Masters? It's ok, we have the next best thing.

Best Of The SoutheastDon’t worry Augusta isn’t the Southeast’s only exclusive layout. If you crave manicured fairways and first-class facilities (that are open to the public), then tee it up on one of these top-notch Southeast resorts. After all they’re just a short drive from Augusta National and a heck of a lot easier to get on. 

The Gem State

Where to play in Idaho's mountain Shangri-La

The Gem StateIn recent years, new golf courses have sprung up in non-traditional destinations. Consider Bandon Dunes in Oregon, which opened in 1999. It (and its sister courses, Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails) turned an otherwise sleepy Oregon coastal town into a golfing mecca.

Head To The Water

The best golf by the shore

Head To The Water

Say "island golf" to someone and they’ll probably picture Hawaii or some other tropical destination. But the word “island” doesn’t always equal swaying palms and surfers hanging ten a sand wedge away from the fairway. After all, golf was invented on an island where weather is anything but balmy.

Best Of The Web

Where to click it and book it

Best Of The WebNow that Web 2.0 has officially arrived and 20 percent of the world is online, it’s only natural that a large number of golfers are gravitating to their computers to do the same thing they once did over the phone or in person: book vacations, reserve tee times and buy equipment.

Focus on golforlando.com

Focus on golforlando.comTraveling to Orlando and don't know where to play? Check out this slideshow on golforlando.com

The Waccamaw Golf Trail (Revisited)

The Waccamaw Golf Trail (Revisited)30 miles south of Myrtle Beach the vibe is "mint-julep and rocking chairs." And the golf is just as enticing.

Napa North

The Okanagan Valley in Canada?s British Columbia is packed with spectacular golf and extraordinary wine.

Napa North

If the Okanagan Valley of Canada’s British Columbia is considered the best place in the country for winemaking, then consider the golf in the area to be the perfect filet mignon. Located just an hour by air from Seattle with the beautiful town of Kelowna serving as its anchor, the Okanagan Valley has become a wonderful retreat for both fans of exciting golf and delectable wine.

Golf in the Gulf

Great golf runs abundant in Alabama's Gulf Shores

Golf in the Gulf

I’m willing to bet everything in my meager Roth IRA that about as many people know that Alabama has a scenic shoreline on the Gulf Coast of Mexico as know how to spell “Kyrgyzstan” (which has to be one awesome play in Scrabble).

Sea Trail Resort

Sea Trail ResortA resort on Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand? Absolutely. Join Travel Editor Charlie Schroeder as he takes you on a tour of this fine resort.

Living The Game

St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.

Living The Game

St. James’ legacy lives on in many forms. Numerous churches, hospitals and even a Broadway theater have been named after the patron saint of equestrians (among other things). There aren’t any horses at St. James Plantation in Southport, N.C., but there’s plenty of wide-open space, a nature trail and Waterway Park contained within the private community’s 5,000 acres.

3 Days In The Idaho Panhandle

3 Days In The Idaho Panhandle

In our modern times, unless your last name is Trump, Kaiser (Bandon Dunes) or Kohler (Whistling Straits), chances are good that a new course with killer views will, eventually, sprout homes alongside its tightly mown fairways. After all, building golf courses ain’t cheap, and many new public access layouts are conceived with real estate in mind. Recently, however, that model has been changing.

Focus On: The Grove

Focus On: The GroveCombining two distinctively different experiences into one that the consummate golfer and traveler will appreciate is a difficult challenge. Then again, this describes The Grove so naturally, you’d assume anything is possible…

 
 
 
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