Champions Retreat Is A Masters Fan’s Dream

Private Club Opens To Public For Augusta’s Big Week

Standing on the 8th tee of Jack Nicklaus’ rollicking Bluffs nine at Champions Retreat, under the friendly Georgia sun of mid-autumn, brings into focus every element of golf’s attraction and lasting appeal. First there’s the hole itself, a handsome mid-length par 3, its tee elevated to afford a view of the reedy Southern slough stretching Read more…

Sonoma Mission Inn A Classic For Wine Country Golf

Just down the road from the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, The signs and cards hung from nearly every door, window and post along Sonoma’s historic town square: “Thank You First Responders.” “Love Our Firemen!” “Love Is Thicker Than Smoke.” God Bless The National Guard.” Even as a fading whiff of smoke hung in Read more…

French Lick Golf Packages For 2018

french lick golf packages - Donald Ross Course

One of the country’s premier historic golf destinations, French Lick Resort, nestled among the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana, has been a place that legends, champions, and golf aficionados have been experiencing since the early 20th century. French Lick golf packages for 2018 will extend that rich history. Serious golfers in the Midwest and Read more…

Remembering R.J. Harper, Pebble Beach’s Point Man

An Interview With The Face Of A Great American Golf Destination
R.J. Harper in 2010

Editor’s Note: On November 8, 2017, the game of golf lost one of its greatest leaders, characters, supporters and ambassadors. Robert “R.J.” Thomas Harper, who started at Pebble Beach as a course marshal in 1985 and rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President of Golf and Retail for the Pebble Beach Company, died Read more…

North Alabama Golf: Birdies, Brews & BBQ

A Craft Beer Boom Takes Golfers Beyond The RTJ Trail

Don’t look now, but the state known for its championship college football teams and a movie character named Forrest Gump has not-so-quietly become the golf capital of the Deep South, thanks to the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which now boasts 468 holes at 11 sites from the Gulf of Mexico to the Tennessee Read more…

North Alabama Rolls Out The (Beer) Barrels

In terms of craft beer the U.S. South was still so deep early in the 21st Century that it was submerged in a sea of Bud Light and other watery mass lagers. Remnants of Prohibition still clung to many southern states like moss on a live oak. But the times at last are a-changing, and Read more…

Heroes & Legends Golf Tour Visits WWII Sites

Two strands of human history come together in perhaps the most unique golf travel experiences ever devised. The National WWII Museum hosts the Heroes & Legends Golf Tour, which lets golfers experience in person some of World War II’s most consequential sites and battles — including the beaches of Normandy, where D-Day turned the struggle in Read more…

Silvies Valley Ranch: Oregon Original

Remote Resort Includes Reversible Courses
Silvies Valley Ranch Overview

The great state of Oregon jumped on the big-time international golf travel map nearly 20 years ago (hello, Bandon Dunes), and for decades before that had a foothold on the regional travel scene (hello, Bend), but when the Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch opened this summer, the map grew in a big, beautiful Read more…

Los Cabos Golf Is Calling Your Name

Seaside Swings South of the Border

A warm wind whips off the shimmering sea and the white flag – somewhat ironic, I’m thinking – snaps with the gusts. The narrow green, 170 yards away, clings to the ragged cliffs; a small oasis of turf that beckons the brave. The problem? Bravado is not really my forte. I make a quick, white-knuckled Read more…

Tucson Golf A Different Desert Experience

Play Where Authentic Arizona And Cool Golf Coexist
Tucson Golf-Dove Mountain

So what about Tucson golf? In the Grand Canyon State, greater Phoenix-Scottsdale has the capitol building, the population, the professional teams, the over-the-top golf event, scores and scores and scores of courses and a sense of superiority. Tucson cares not. For it has history, an artsy vibe, authenticity, balance; call ’em just righteous cool chops. Read more…

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