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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…

Four Days In The Brunswick Isles

For great golf, head to the border

Four Days In The Brunswick Isles

A number of destinations around the world feature golf as the main attraction, and the Brunswick Isles, an area straddling the border of North and South Carolina, is definitely one of them. There are 16 golf courses from Calabash up north to North Myrtle Beach down south. Along the way, golfers can tee it up on courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones and Myrtle Beach regular, Dan Maples, to name a few, and find themselves negotiating marshland, rivers and creeks, as many courses take advantage of the area’s natural hazards.

Four Days at Pinehurst Resort

Four Days at Pinehurst ResortThis year marks the 100th anniversary of Pinehurst No. 2. Join Golf Tips on this audio slideshow tour of the fabled resort.

Living the Game at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek

Living the Game at The Golf Club at Briar's CreekLike a little privacy mixed in with your golf? See for yourself why Briar's Creek is the perfect place for you.

Focus on GolfPac Travel

Focus on GolfPac TravelOne of the best online travel resources is www.golfpactravel.com. Join Golf Tips Travel Editor Charlie Schroeder as he highlights the website's many great features.

Four Days on the Waccamaw Golf Trail

Four Days on the Waccamaw Golf TrailTwelve top-notch courses make up this trail, just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach. Choose which ones you'll tee it up on after viewing this audio slideshow.

Living the Game at Cuscowilla

Living the Game at CuscowillaWhat could be better than playing a top-rated golf course? Living just off one of its fairways.

Las Vegas

Las VegasHigh rollers and low scores. That's what Las Vegas is all about. But it's also about the local golf, featured in this audio slideshow.

Four Days At Pinehurst Resort

Celebrate 100 years at the cradle of American golf

Four Days At Pinehurst Resort2007 is a special year for Pinehurst Resort: The new Pinehurst Golf Academy recently opened its doors to students, and Nos. 2 and 4 will be in tournament shape as they prepare for the 2008 U.S. Amateur. But the big news is that  Pinehurst’s most famous course, Donald Ross’ legendary No. 2, turns 100 years old.

Focus On: Southwest Ireland

Focus On: Southwest Ireland

For most folks who journey across “the pond” to play golf, chances are pretty good they’ll want to play in Scotland at courses like St. Andrews, Turnberry and Royal Dornoch. While those courses and the enchanting towns they inhabit are steeped in history, those wanting a more diverse and dramatic golfing experience should consider Ireland, in particular its southwestern quadrant.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle BeachA few miles south of Myrtle Beach, but a world away, lies Georgetown County a tranquil reminder of time gone by. See why you should consider it for your next golf trip.