Planning a Golf Vacation or a Vacation with Golf

Planning a Golf Vacation or a Vacation with Golf?

Eric Benzenberg Courses, Travel Comments

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 …

Anguilla Golf Cuisinart Golf Resort

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

Tim Cotroneo Golf Courses, Travel Comments

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 …

Ocean Edge Golf

Ocean Edge Golf Club Course Review

Michael F Courses, Travel Comments

Cape Cod is a popular destination among Northeastern residents looking to escape for long weekends for some great New England seafood, shopping, activities, and some really awesome golf.  Because of my obsession with the game, it was only appropriate that I sneak away from my recent vacation for 18 holes but I had to make sure it was the best …

Carnage at Carnoustie

Carnage at Carnoustie

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Comments

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!

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Comments

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 …

Royal Troon Course Review

Royal Troon – Men Only, Please

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Comments

The last time I was at Troon, the Clubhouse needed a new slate roof.  That was an expensive one million pound proposition.  And the membership — all male — had decided that instead of adding the assessment to their monthly dues, it would be better to just sell the ladies clubhouse next door and use the proceeds for the new …

Prestwick, Home of The Open

Jim Baffico Courses, Travel Comments

At Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, the first thing the caddie asked was, “What’s your handicap?”  When told, Colin pulled out the four iron and replied, “Okay.  Now I want you to play a 190 possession shot right between the two ‘boonkers’ there”. As I looked down the first hole (called Railway, because of the train line running down …