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…

Sizing Up The ‘New’ TPC Sawgrass

Built For The Players, It’s Still A Worthy Challenge For All

Imagine a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Now think about renovating the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. It’s architect Pete Dye’s masterpiece and his legacy. Like any piece of great art – or Dye-designed golf course for that matter – the Players Stadium Course is in the eye of Read more…

Fall Golf Shines On Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Cool Coast Is Packed With Great Golf

Road trips, golf getaways, buddy excursions — no matter what you call these sporting endeavors they almost always include a couple of important ingredients: Good friends and good fun. Golf trips are built around the entire experience, particularly the bonding with pals and loved ones; playing as much golf as a body can handle followed Read more…

Marriott Golf Expands Reach

Adds Courses In South America & Europe

Marriott Golf has announced more global expansion, highlighted by its first-ever golf resort property in Uruguay and two additional properties in Europe. The new additions, which include the Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort & Spa, in Uruguay; Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve Region, Portugal, and the Westin La Quinta in Marbella, Spain, join Marriott Golf’s Read more…

Superior National A Northern Gem

Rare Minnesota Find Offers 27 Holes
Superior National River Hole 7

There is seaside golf, there is lakeside golf, and then there is Lake Superior golf. And that means a round at Superior National near the tiny winter ski village of Lutsen, Minnesota, on the largest of the Great Lakes’ wild and beguiling north coast. It’s the only full-length course — two nines open now and Read more…

Plan Your Own North Carolina Golf Tour

Make The Rounds While (And After) The Pros Play

North Carolina golf is on a true PGA Tour roll this summer. First comes The PGA Championship Aug. 10-13 makes its inaugural visit to Quail Hollow Club, which played host to the Kemper Open from 1969-79, the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983-89 and has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since it debuted in 2003. This year’s Read more…

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