Tahoe-Reno Golf Trail Part 2: More Mountain Magic

From Tour Stop To Upscale Outposts

Let’s get this out of the way, right away: Reno is not Las Vegas. Far from it — 425 miles’ worth of far. And though the Biggest Little City is technically located in high desert (4,500 feet above sea level), it bears no resemblance to its southern Nevada sibling’s sere setting. It’s more mountain in Read more…

Silvies Valley Ranch Is An Oregon First

Resort Features Two Reversible Courses
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Silvies Valley Ranch, a new frontier boutique resort in the pure West — otherwise known as Eastern Oregon — is merging luxury and relaxation with an authentic Western ranch experience that is now open to guests and travelers. Located along historic U.S. Route 395 between Bend, Oregon and Boise, Idaho, and created by the Campbell Read more…

Tahoe-Reno Golf Trail Part 1: Beyond Edgewood

Solid Swings From The Lake’s Shining Shores To Green Nevada Valleys

While watching the likes of Tony Romo and Steph Curry go for the trophy at the American Century Celebrity Championship — which takes place for the 28th straight year at Edgewood Tahoe through July 16 — you should also be planning your own journey to what we’ll call the Tahoe-Reno Golf Trail. Charles Barkley, he of Read more…

Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe Takes Flight

Standing in the sun-kissed lobby of the spanking-new Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, which opened June 14 after two years of construction and many more seasons of planning, I suddenly realized that this was the very spot from which I’d hit more than a few approach shots from the old ninth hole. To me it was Read more…

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.