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Golf Course Review: Kierland Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona

Kris McEwen Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

Scottsdale, Arizona is a bit of an American mecca of golf courses. A quick Google search of Scottsdale courses gives a who’s who of golf courses. TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, Silverado, Quintero. The list goes on and on. One that may get overlooked in the area is Kierland Golf Course. A 27-hole golf club with an on-site resort. And while …

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All Hail Sand Valley’s Masterpiece Mammoth Dunes

Casey Kirchberg Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

It is fairly obvious that there was one overarching mission when Sand Valley ownership and David McLay Kidd teamed up to bring the world Mammoth Dunes – let’s take this beautiful, native sand dune terrain and create the most fun golf course anyone will ever play. Mission accomplished! Mammoth Dunes is one hell of a good time. Known best for …

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Got $35,000 and Love The Masters?

Kris McEwen Courses, Just For Fun, Travel Leave a Comment

If you (and maybe three buddies) can muster up the dough, you can get book yourself an all-time golf trip. Montage Palmetto Bluff, a luxury resort in Bluffton, South Carolina, has put together a golf package to end all golf packages. But for a very specific time of year, April 4th – 7th. A post shared by Montage Palmetto Bluff …

Planning a Golf Vacation or a Vacation with Golf

Planning a Golf Vacation or a Vacation with Golf?

Eric Benzenberg Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

Anybody who enjoys golf looks forward, maybe even dreams of, to planning a golf getaway. Instantly, places like Streamsong, Kiawah Island, French Lick, Savannah Harbor, and Pebble Beach start coming to mind.   But before you make that first tee time, here are some things to consider: What’s the Purpose of the Trip? Really what this comes down to is …

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Anguilla Golf – 18 Holes, 33 Beaches, and 1 Shark

Tim Cotroneo Golf Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

In an era that focuses on “bigger is better,” leave it to Greg Norman to accomplish some of his best work on an oasis just 16 miles long.  In 2006, the object of The Shark’s attention was the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla.  The Australian golf legend believed Anguilla’s 33 remarkable beaches would be the perfect complement to a golf …

Carnage at Carnoustie

Carnage at Carnoustie

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Leave a Comment

From the ramparts of Stirling Castle, one can see the Bridge below where in 1297 William Wallace (Braveheart) slaughtered  the English of Edward I in the Battle of Stirling Bridge: he let half the British cross, annihilated them, then went after the remainder.  A lot of carnage.  About a mile east of the bridge, is a small stream called Bannock …

Turnberry Golf Course Review

Turnberry, Out of the Rota!

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It sat on top of the hill like a beautiful angel, pure and white, arms outstretched, warm, smiling as it welcomed the wounded. And the wounded came.  During both World Wars.  It was known as RAF Turnberry.  What had been a golf hotel was converted to a military hospital and used mainly to succor wounded Royal Naval personnel who were …