Around Oregon’s Golf Bend

Central Oregon Stands Strong For Birdies, Beer And Breakaway Beauty

It’s both what you think — anticipation of what awaits — and what you might not think of a place that will deliver on that anticipation, many times over. Welcome to Central Oregon. Bend to be exact. The watchword for a Bend-area golf getaway — and let’s stress that getaway aspect — is diversity. Bend Read more…

Salish Cliffs A True Washington Wonder

Back in January 2011, David Kass knew instinctively that his new gig as Head Golf Professional at Salish Cliffs was more than worth the cross-country drive from his previous job in South Florida. The holidays were in his rear-view mirror and it was time for a fresh adventure in the heaving hills and dense conifer Read more…

Reno-Tahoe Is On A Golf Roll

Public Golf Landscape Is Growing, Private Clubs Are Glowing

Mention the word “Reno” to many folks over the past decades, and they might have raised an eyebrow with thoughts of gambling, drinking and other such pursuits. Those still exist, but these days, Reno is undergoing an impressive at-large metamorphosis into the city its residents have always treasured, with a buzzing arts scene, great restaurants, Read more…

Keystone Swings Into Colorado Summer Golf

Go high into the Rockies for a great golf getaway

Colorado’s Keystone Resort offers two exceptional golf courses and great summer recreation for the entire family.

Go Low (And High) In The Same Day

Unique event shows off California's golf extremes

It sounds like golf’s version of mood swings, with the lowest of lows and highest of highs over the course of a single day.

The Gem State

Where to play in Idaho's mountain Shangri-La

In 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.

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.

High Altitude Thrills

Mountain West

The mountain West–a rugged region that stretches from the Colorado Rockies to the Sierra Nevada of Northern California, Utah and into Idaho–is unquestionably the most diverse terrain in the country. You can do it all here when it comes to outdoor recreation: ski, hike, swim, water sports, fishing–you name it. Within the last decade, golf has surged in popularity, as many destinations have melded into hybrid resorts that serve as ski havens in the winter and golf hot spots in the summer.

Mountain High

Great golf with an altitude

The mountain West, which incorporates the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to the Sierra Nevadas of California, Utah and upward to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is quite possibly the most diverse outdoor playground in the United States. Literally every kind of recreation is found here, ranging from winter skiing and white-water rafting to horseback riding, hiking, fishing and, of course, golf.