Golf In Ireland: Lahinch vs. Ballybunion

West Coast Links Titans Thrill In Equal Measure

Ask anyone who has played golf in Ireland what two courses are absolute musts, and two very Gaelic-sounding names will come forth: Lahinch and Ballybunion. Located about a two-hour drive apart — one in County Clare, the other County Kerry, with Shannon the closest international airport to both — they helped put classic Irish links Read more…

5 Reasons Tiger Woods Will Win Bay Hill

He’s Clearly Set To Notch No. 9 at Arnie’s Place
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Tiger Woods is all the way back. OK, perhaps he’s one 38-foot putt short of “all the way back,” but still. Mostly a vapor on the PGA Tour over the past three years, the 42-year-old superstar nearly notched his 80th victory at the Valspar Championship in Tampa last weekend, coming up just short of a Read more…

Phoenix’s West Valley Golf Part 2: Estrella and Verrado

These Master-Planned Gems Are Worth The Drive

OK, you’ve made the leap and decided to do your next winter or spring desert golf jag in Phoenix’s West Valley, out beyond the big ol’ dome where the Cardinals play and the Super Bowl came around a few years back. Perhaps you’ve deciced to make the venerable Wigwam Resort your home base, played a Read more…

Phoenix’s West Valley Golf Part 1: The Wigwam

Why the Wigwam Is a Sweet Home Base

As host to the PGA Tour’s raucous Waste Management Open, golf-rich Scottsdale grabs many headlines among winter golf travelers, and understandably so. It’s one of America’s most potent golf destinations, loaded with top-tier layouts like Troon North, the Boulders, Grayhawk and, yes, TPC Scottsdale itself. But way over on the other side of town, what’s Read more…

Pechanga Purchases Temecula Creek Inn

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and JC Resorts LLC have announced the sale of the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort (TCI) to the Tribe for an undisclosed amount. Based in Temecula, California, the tribe also owns and operates The Journey at Pechanga, one of Southern California’s top golf experiences and centerpiece of Pechanga Resort and Read more…

Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge Celebrates Extremes

One Summer Day, Two Rounds, Nearly Two Miles of Elevation Change 

In what may resemble golf’s version of mood swings, players will experience the lowest of lows and highest of highs in one day at the Hell 2 Heaven Golf Challenge. This bucket-list event, set for the summer solstice, June 21, 2018, is destined to be a marriage made in, ahem, Heaven! Daring participants will begin Read more…

Winter Golf Travel Deals For 2018

A Slew Of Offers To Warm The Hacker’s Heart

At New Year’s time a golfer’s thoughts turn to … well, lowering that handicap, of course. But they also turn to winter golf travel, so in that spirit, here’s a look at a few stay-and-play packages to whet the wanderlust. MEXICO: VILLA DEL PALMAR Play all day, every day on a stunning, newly completed Rees Read more…

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

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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…

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