California

From the Monterey Peninsula to San Diego, discover golf in the Golden State

Within the nation’s most populated state lies some of the best golf resorts in the United States. The terrain varies greatly from one tip of this long region to the other, as does the weather–from craggy, seaside links to rolling, inland meadows; from 80 degrees and sunny to dense fog and biting wind. But one thing is certain wherever you choose to visit: It doesn’t get much better than the Pacific Coast when it comes to top-quality golf resorts.

Torrey Pines North Course Reopens

Tom Weiskopf Gives SoCal Favorite A Great Makeover

Following a comprehensive nine-month, $12.6 million renovation, the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course has reopened to an eagerly awaiting golfing public. Originally designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1957, the renovated North Course now stands to rival the popularity of the world famous South Course, host of the U.S. Open in Read more…

Keen On Kauai Golf

Hawaii’s Garden Isle Conjures Sweet Golf Magic

Back in 1989, Paul McCartney penned a song called “Distractions” for his album Flowers In The Dirt. While it can’t be independently confirmed, the consensus here is that he must have written it while standing on one of four fab seaside tee boxes on the island of Kauai. Maybe the par 3 7th on Princeville’s Read more…

Journey at Pechanga is a SoCal Golf Joy

This Southern Cal Gem Conjures Ancient Challenges on a Modern Canvas

The effects of El Niño 2015-16 were just kicking in as Thanksgiving approached. A couple hundred miles to the north, the Sierra Nevada were already sporting a white coat, while here the Temecula Valley along Interstate 15, a gentle rain began to fall on the wide, flat opening holes of The Journey at Pechanga. The Read more…

California’s Quail Lodge Finds New Golf Life

Make some coastal magic just minutes from Pebble Beach

Robert Muir Graves sure got around Northern California during his 30-odd-year run as one of the region’s top golf architects. He had a hand in scores if not hundreds of public and private layouts, displaying a knack for turning virtually any Golden State terrain, from piney Sierra foothills to verdant coastal valleys, into a solid, Read more…

The Equipment In Our Heads

A visit to Bandon Dunes proves that the mind is the most important club of all
The Equipment In Our Heads

December 22, 2015, the first full day of winter, shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere’s year. And here we were, teeing it up on the southern Oregon coast, perhaps the most famous stretch of it perhaps, at least for golfers: Bandon Dunes. It was my idea, originally — play one of the four full courses Read more…

The Perfect Drive

Pebble Beach isn't the only California course with killer views

This month when Pebble Beach hosts the 110th U.S. Open, viewers are sure to see plenty of aerial shots of azure waters crashing into the rocky outcroppings framing the course.

Focus On: Hawaii’s Kohala Coast

The Jewel of Hawaii's Big Island

There 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.

Hawaii’s “Garden Isle” Is Pure Paradise

A glimpse at the best golf on the island of Kauai

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.

Napa North

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

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.

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