Kapalua and Beyond: Classic Golf, Maui Luxury

Plantation Gets The Headlines, But Other Charms Await
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When three dozen or so PGA Tour players make their way to Maui every January for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, they not only savor, in the Kapalua Plantation Course, a competitive environment truly unlike any other. With recent nips and tucks, the mountainside masterpiece from Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw proves an even keener Read more…

Kapalua Plantation Returns To Full Maui Power

Changes Challenge, Delight Tour Pro & Resort Player Alike
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The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. OK, it does produce its share of rainbows, right after a tropical downpour, framed like a full-color island fever dream by the churning Pacific. And among world-class destination layouts, it is quite singular in setting, style and sheer size of its footprint upon the Read more…

The Father-Son Magic Of Pebble Beach

There’s No Better American Golf Venue To Mark A Milestone
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As the golf world settles in for what promises to be a momentous U.S. Open at what I believe is the event’s greatest venue — Pebble Beach Golf Links — on its 100th birthday, it’s the perfect time to revisit one of my favorite columns ever, which originally appeared in the December 2007 edition of Read more…

Bandon Dunes at 20: Still Dazzling, Still Growing

An Improbable Success Story Just Keeps Getting Better

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort turned 20 years old this month. That’s nothing on the centuries-long arc of golf history, but it’s something to celebrate. Mike Keiser’s you-gotta-be-kidding me lark on a remote stretch of Oregon coast has, in my estimation, changed the game in ways we’re still discovering. For instance, the natural, “let the land 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…

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…

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…

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…

Why Not Walla Walla’s Wine Valley?

Eastern Washington Course, Marcus Whitman Hotel Offer Package

Walla Walla, tucked in Washington State’s southeast corner, is often known for its famed onion, but it’s also a destination for wine and golf-lovers thanks to its climate, the one-of-a-kind Wine Valley Golf Club, and the more than 20 wine tasting rooms within walking distance of the luxurious Marcus Whitman Hotel. Designed by Dan Hixson, Wine Valley Golf Club Read more…

California

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.