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Golf Buddy Getaway Alive And Well At Sandestin Golf And Beach Resort

Golf Buddy Getaway Alive And Well At Sandestin Golf And Beach ResortSandestin Golf and Beach Resort on northwest Florida's Gulf Coast is for golfers who put a premium on options.

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Conquer nine courses at America’s largest gated community

Hot Springs Village, ArkansasWhile historians today credit Leif Ericson with the European discovery of America (Leif Ericson settled present-day Newfoundland over 1,000 years ago), modern European exploration, of course, is traced to Christopher Columbus.

Springtime In Pinehurst, N.C.

Great golf blooms in the Pinehurst area

Springtime In Pinehurst, N.C.Few golf destinations can claim to have a profusion of quality courses, but the Pinehurst area is one of them.

3 days in Myrtle Beach

Save money this spring on the Grand Strand

3 days in Myrtle Beach

It’d be hard to find a more competitively priced golf destination than Myrtle Beach. Long considered the affordable alternative to higher-end golf hot spots, it’s poised to attract budget-conscious golfers and a new crop of vacationers during the current economic downturn.

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: 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).

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

The Golf Club At Briar's Creek

The Golf Club At Briar's CreekWith more than 16,000 golf courses in the United States, you’d think there would be plenty of opportunities for golfers to find their own slice of heaven—a quiet, unpopulated course where they can roam freely without feeling crowded by other golfers. But that’s not the case. Even though 3,206 courses have been added to the U.S. golf course database since 1990, it’s still really hard to find 18 holes that you can call your own. Wouldn’t it be great to know that you could just walk on a course whenever you wanted and have the place all to yourself?

North Vs. South

Who'll win you over in Myrtle Beach?

North Vs. South

Things aren’t always the way they seem. Remember M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, The Sixth Sense, with its edge-of-your-seat surprise ending? (If you haven’t seen it, Bruce Willis reveals in the last minute that he wears a toupee.) Just kidding.

10 Major Reasons To Visit The Home Of American Golf

Pinehurst, North Carolina

10 Major Reasons To Visit The Home Of American Golf“We Built This City On Rock And Ross.” Donald Ross’s imprint on golf-course design has been everlasting. Ross’s love affair with Pinehurst began with his work on the famed No. 2 course at the Pinehurst Resort—a course most experts agree is not only the finest of Ross’s designs, but also among the best ever designed in America.

Southern Hospitality Is Alive And Well

Georgia Coast/Hilton Head/Charleston

Southern Hospitality Is Alive And WellThe Civil War marks the darkest, most trying period in all of American history. It all began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on Fort Sumter. The Union army surrendered the fort less than two days later. Journey by boat into Charleston Harbor and experience the isolation and vulnerability that those soldiers felt when hostilities erupted. A bonus of the trip is a wonderful view of Charleston from the water.

Golf's East Coast Mecca Is A Must-See

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Golf's East Coast Mecca Is A Must-See

The common misperception is that all 100+ courses along the Grand Strand are right on top of each other. Not the case. (It’s not named the Grand Strand for nothing.) From the southern chunk of North Carolina to Georgetown County 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand (or as numerologists call it, Hwy. 17) stretches over 60 miles with golf courses that range from the sublime high-end daily fees to cheap munis. It seems there’s literally every type (and price range) available for all kinds of budgets and skill levels.

Florida

10 places you gotta see in the sunshine state

Florida

We know what you’re thinking. And while we’re somewhat guilty of taking pleasure in riding the Peter Pan and Dumbo rides, the Walt Disney World mecca is also home to some outstanding golf. There are 99 holes there, with top-rated golf courses that include the Magnolia and Palm, two courses that regularly play host to the PGA Tour every year. Say what you will about the theme parks, Walt Disney World has some awesome golf courses to boot.

Cuscowilla

Living The Game

Cuscowilla

It’s not hard to see why the people at Cuscowilla Golf Resort really love golf. Just look at the place. For starters, the grounds unfold about 70 miles from Atlanta in Eatonton, Ga., at the banks of the spectacular 20,000-acre Lake Oconee. The centerpiece—err, masterpiece—golf course is a tremendous work of art, a collaboration by arguably one of the hottest design duos in the world (Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore).

Great Golf Along The Great Strand

Myrtle Beach

Great Golf Along The Great StrandFor golf lovers there's no better place on earth than Myrtle Beach—or more appropriately, the Carolinas' "Grand Strand". The 60+ mile stretch between southeastern North Carolina and Georgetown, South Carolina, with the Sun-Fun City of Myrtle Beach at the center, offers 100+ golf courses designed for every kind of golfer.

Island Treasures Southern Charm

Hilton Head Island

Island Treasures Southern CharmOnly 12 miles long and five miles wide, Hilton Head is a maritime jewel off the southernmost coast of South Carolina, about 40 miles northwest of Savannah, Ga. Remarkably, golf wasn't introduced to this thickly forested barrier island until 1956 when the first course, the Ocean Course, opened. The course is in Sea Pines Resort, a 5,500-acre residential and recreational development pioneered by Charles Fraser, son of a timber magnate, who's heralded as modern Hilton Head's founding father.

The Florida Swing

The Florida SwingEarlier this summer, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced the 2007 Tour schedule. It was a moment many golf fans were anticipating, as the details of the long-awaited FedEx Cup, a NASCAR-like season-long point race, were revealed.

Myrtle Beach

Abundance in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach is one of those places that exists in pure dichotomy, where it seems you can be in two completely different places at the same time. On one hand, you have a jillion high-end golf courses to pick and choose from, most of which rival the best golf courses along the eastern seaboard. Several present not only a dazzling setting and an exciting challenge, but also a warm sense of southern hospitality, charm, class and sophistication. On the other hand, Myrtle Beach can be just as enticing off course, that is, if wearing a bib and chowing down on crabmeat or throwing back a pitcher of beer (or two) with your buddies is high on your list of things to do.

 
 
 
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