Another "Page" of Great Golf - The Page, Arizona National is no Bluff. Set amid the splendor of the Colorado River canyonlands; let's see if you can duff one across this desert gem and not into the ultimate hazard, the canyon itself.
Mystical Golf On The Rocks - Sedona Golf Resort was truly a pleasant surprise and a gem of a course. The 6,640-yard, par 71 golf course has a spectacular combination of jaw-dropping views and exceptional challenge.
The Alisal Has It All - The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California is a rare place in our world where you can enjoy a vacation adventure exploring the coastal hills of central California in the luxury of a quiet cottage surrounded by ten thousand acres of the greenest, plushest countryside you could ever imagine. The resort takes you back to a time where you rode high in your saddle, cowboys strummed their songs around campfires, and families shared stories.
The Costa With The Mosta - La Costa Resort & Spa - Rumor has it that three “Hombres”, from Carlsbad, Chicago and Vegas in the early 1960s, went horseback riding along the Southern California coast and dreamed up this hideaway and included every amenity imaginable.
Golf Camelot at Pacific Palms Resort - Only 23 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, I found my dream weekend for “happily ever aftering” at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills California Perched high on a hill surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountains and the Anaheim Hills, this 650-acre kingdom is misted in Merlin’s magic.
La Jolla's Coastal Jewel - The Hilton at Torrey Pines - La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton Hotel in Southern California is the ultimate place to experience perfection. It is San Diego's premier destination for hospitality, dining, recreation, meetings and banquet facilities. I know, because my weekend stay at this magnificent property was absolutely, positively perfect.
Southern California's Golf Jewel - What can I say? Golf is certainly not a "Game of Perfection" but the Torrey Pines North and South Golf Courses, in La Jolla, California are the closest to golfing perfection that I've experienced.
Suburan Golf Retreat in L.A. - Some 25 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, and right in the middle of Southern California's urban and suburban growth, Robinson Ranch has captured the feeling of golfing in the country. Co-architects, Ted Robinson Sr. and Ted Jr., have given golfers a glimpse of California's lost heritage.
DESERT SOUTHWEST USA
Reserve Your Reservation Golf - Duffing The Mojave Dunes. Some of the best golf in the American Southwest is on the Avi Indian Resort & Casino. Read about the Mojave Resort Golf Club's future plans, while teeing off with Mel Barosay on a round or two before the crowds discover this desert gem.
Golf Amongst The Coyotes - Mesquite, Nevada - As one marks their score and proceeds to #5, you are greeted with a majestic view of one of the prettiest holes a golfer can be bestowed with; you are perched some 75 feet above the carpet-like fairway which looks as if it was cut into the rugged sandstone canyon and the grass poured by a helicopter with "liquid seed."
The Grandest Slam - The Masters
We're here at the Augusta National Country Club in Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters - golf's greatest competition. And we're here as part of this grand gathering due in large part to a young man who, nearly three-quarters of a century ago, had a magnificent idea for a golf course and a national tournament.
Kauai Golf Adventures - For the past five million years Kauai has been passionately ravaged by nature, shaped, sculpted, and chiseled into an infectiously beautiful island. The allure of this island’s beauty has enticed the world’s most esteemed golf architects to transform the “Garden Island” into “Golf’s Emerald Jewel.”
Michael Douglas and Friends at Caesars Cascata - It was a triple scoop at Cascata. One scoop of celebrity surprises, second scoop spectacular scenery, and the third scoop was filled with sensational golf when the Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament converged at Cascata Golf Course in Boulder City, Nevada. It was one of those spring days that you felt lucky to be alive!
Man O War A Champion At Stallion Mountain - Three distinctive and challenging courses are located at the only 54-hole facility in Las Vegas, which at one time or another hosted major PGA Tour Golf Tournaments such as the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Classic and the Las Vegas Invitational.
J.W. Marriott - Classy Golf Destination - The J.W. Marriott in Summerlin, Las Vegas, offers some of the best in desert golf, and with classic Mediterranean style rooms and suites, your duffing will be upgraded a notch or two. And then you can check out a real Irish Pub on site, learn to dance a jig, swell some Harp, yell some limericks.
Vegas Golf Legacy - Just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip in Henderson (Green Valley) is The Legacy Golf Club, providing the golfer with a distinguished tradition as one of Las Vegas's most brilliant golf masterpieces.
Revering a Desert Tee Party - Perched high above the southern Las Vegas Valley in the Black Mountain foothills of Henderson is the sensational and beautiful oasis known as Revere Golf Club. The 7,143-yard Lexington Course providing a revolutionary golf experience to golfers of all skills levels with the "shot heard around the world."
Good Golf At The Badlands - The unique 27-hole layout of Badlands meshes with the natural terrain of the mountains preserving the desert landscape, while unitizing beautiful washes, arroyos, gorges and canyons. The Badlands also offers panoramic views of the spectacular Vegas skyline.
Your Private Golf Canyon - TPC at The Canyons is located in the new upscale and master planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a resort and daily fee facility that provides a private club experience. The Bobby Weed design with special consulting by PGA Tour Player Raymond Floyd is host to both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour events.
Bear's is Best For Las Vegas Golf - Jack Nicklaus designed a super golf course in Las Vegas, replicating the best holes of other courses that the Golden Bear had a hand in developing. You can play them all, but only at Bear's Best.
Angel Park Is A Heavenly Course - Just 20 minutes west from the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, the Angel Park Golf Facility, billed as "the most complete golf experience" oversees the City of Entertainment.
Schooner Captain Capital - When I heard that Brewster, MassachusettsOn Cape Codonce was the home to 99 schooner sea captains, I tacked on over and checked it out to see if that old sea chanty, "99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall", got started here, and then surveyed the Captain's Golf Course.
Dude Ranch Golf at the Double JJ - The Midwest conjures up cornfields and High Plains, but the Thoroughbred Golf Resort challenges you to Indiana's best, and one of the top 25 public courses in the United States. Stay a while and relax at the resort. Hey, it's Tee Time!
Fairway Festival -The La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa - located in Montgomery, Texas is nestled alongside Lake Conroe and it beckons you to come and enjoy. This articulately designed resort which opened in November of 2008, towers high above the beauty of the lake.
Howl on a Cliffhanger in The Canadian Rockies - Women are driving and duffing on the golf courses across Canada. Find out why Grey Wolf at Panorama Resort, deep in the heart of the Rockies, is rated as one of the top 100 Canada courses and why Cliffhanger is one of the top holes.
USA & WORLDWIDE +
Golfing Bali - You see the wide-winged white birds, Japanese herons, cruising for fish over the lagoon or the ninth hole. But the monitor lizards, known as alus stay cool and out of sight in frangipani mirrored waters. More than a meter in length, full grown and cousin to the Komodo dragon, the shy alu is one of the more unusual hazards at the Bali Golf and Country Club.
Dominican Republic - Trading Winter For Trade Winds - The Hilton and Coral Hotels have teamed up to offer a unique resort golf setting. Golf the new Guavaberry Golf Course on the south end of the island, then order a Guavaberry at the 19th hole!
Alps Altitude Tennis at Stanglwirt - This time I've come to Tyrol for summer sport tennis, mainly, with a few hikes thrown in to help repel the caloric invasion which always accompanies my excursions into Mittel Europa.
Habla Tenis in Spain? - Spain has become a hot-bed of tennis activity. Spanish players like Rafael Nadal have become mega-stars. Major tournaments in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia attract large crowds, as do Davis Cup matches featuring the strong national team.
USA TENNIS RESORTS
Travel and Tennis - Napa Valley - In our series on “traveling and tennis” we’ve covered wonderful locales like Florida’s Gulf Coast and Palm Springs. An area less known for tennis but every bit as attractive is the Napa Valley of northern California. Tennis might be considered a garden sport in the leafy confines of Meadowood.
Emerald Coast Tennis - Florida tennis has flourished most abundantly in the southern part of the state. The primary reason is superb winter weather, thus facilitating year-round play and encouraging the maintenance of tennis complexes at resorts, real estate developments and public parks.
The Golden Isles of Glynn - I had never visited this enclave of America. Not surprising, for it is unfamiliar to Westerners like me. For us “the Southeast Coast” more likely calls up Charleston,Savannah or Hilton Head to the north, Florida to the south.
Southern Sanctuary Backhands - Kiawah Island Resort. Here five-star amenities verge on the celestial and the T Game is big. Well, at least royal consort to King Golf, which has fathered five layouts across these South Carolina marshlands.