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.

Head South For Tour-Flavored Golf Fun

The Inn at Harbour Town

As the PGA Tour gets rolling in earnest even as winter hangs on, it’s time to thing about your next golf getaway, and why not center it a couple of the PGA Tour’s most popular stops? Such as … FLORIDA’S PGA NATIONAL PGA National Resort & Spa – home of the PGA TOUR’s upcoming Honda Classic Read more…

Nine Days in Scotland Part 5: The Ayrshire Coast

Historic Turnberry Gets The Trump Treatment

As I sat with my golfing companions in Duel In the Sun, the new clubhouse restaurant at Trump Turnberry (those two words together seem strangely incongruous, but it is what it is), we munched on appetizers, sipped dark ale and watched the second day of the Ryder Cup play out on several big screens. Then Read more…

Mission Inn Marks 100 Years of Golf

Venerable Central Florida Resort Extends Special Deal

Golfers visiting Mission Inn Resort and Club have enjoyed the “100th Anniversary Golfers Getaway Package” so much that the destination golf resort, located just 35 minutes from Orlando in central Florida, is extending the offer into 2017. Celebrating the centennial of its El Campéon golf course, which debuted in 1917, Mission Inn Resort’s “100th Anniversary Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland Part 4: Castle Stuart

Gil Hanse’s Creation Is A Highlands Masterpiece

The three-hour drive west from Aberdeenshire, on Scotland’s long and dune-swept northeast coast, to Inverness — a lovely, compact city of 50,000 set softly between the Highlands’ northern reaches and the glistening Moray Firth — is among the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, ranking with Highway 1 in California, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaii’s Big Island Read more…

Your Ultimate Golf Home? New Zealand!

While ripples emanating from the U.S. presidential election continue to influence events inside and outside the world’s largest democracy/economy, Jim Rohrstaff can only shrug, smile and acknowledge his adopted country’s good fortune. Rohrstaff is the American co-owner of Legacy Partners Ltd., an Auckland-based brokerage that handles high-value real estate properties across New Zealand, including golf’s Read more…

We-Ko-Pa Cholla Is Golf-Ready Again

Arizona Favorite Gets A Great Makeover

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Cholla course in Fort McDowell, Arizona, is back and better than ever after a $1.8 million renovation project — an update to vital elements of an award-winning golf experience that invariably require attention with time. “We’re very pleased with the way the renovation turned out,” said Matt Barr, general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.  “Although Read more…

Give The Gifts Of PGA National

Florida Resort Offers Golf, Tennis, Spa Packages

PGA National Resort & Spa – south Florida’s premier golf, spa and vacation destination – has unveiled an ultimate holiday gift guide filled with unique offerings, promotions and packages for guests and members. For golfers: Find the perfect set of golf clubs through the LOFT custom-fitting experience at PGA National. The two-hour evaluation ($300) uses Read more…

PGA Golf Club Reopens Dye Course

New Turf, Better Playability For South Florida Favorite

PGA Golf Club’s acclaimed Dye Course is now open following a complete re-grassing project that will enhance year-round playability and overall appeal. Celebration Bermuda, a hybrid strain widely favored for its durability and quick recovery, was installed on all fairways. In addition to its impressive drought resistance and shade tolerance, the hearty grass presents a Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland Part 3: Royal Aberdeen & Trump International

A Classic Golf Blend Of Old And New

Mention “golf in Scotland” to most casual players and they’ll think of one place: St. Andrews. That’s fair, and understandable, as the Old Course is one of the three most famous locales in the game, along with Augusta National and Pebble Beach. And I did spend a wonderful afternoon there at the start of this nine-day Read more…