Category: Golf Travel

Nov 08

Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Oct 07

Pebble Beach Resort, Up Close

Touring the Pebble Beach Resort Gives Us an Inexpensive Look at Several Leading American Golf Courses With enough free time off to attend a friend’s wedding on the Monterrey Peninsula this week, I received a totally unexpected vacation. In addition to a ceaseless regimen of wonderful food, scenic views, conversation, warmth and sunshine, I took …

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Sep 27

Coco Beach, Puerto Rico – What’s the Deal?

American President in Center of Golf Bankruptcy Storm over a Trump Course – Now Coco Beach It confuses me as to why this is so, but with all the troubles brewing in the world, regardless of fault, talking about sports and players of sports seems to be a favorite pastime of the American government. However, …

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Sep 20

Penalties, Round Two

More Thoughts About Penalties After the Ben Crane Incident I read this morning that the fossilized USGA is finally modernizing the rule book. Naturally, I must temper my criticism of the grand old institution, as it really does do everything possible to preserve the integrity of the game. However, the weirdness of some of the …

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Aug 16

Golf in Ontario is Everywhere

Golf in Ontario is Everywhere

The Province of Ontario Has a Mania for Golf I have seen the lower stretch of Canada that lies between New Brunswick and Montreal, and I have spent much time in various parts of British Columbia and Alberta, so I already had an inkling of the national flavor for golf when we reached Niagara Falls …

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Aug 12

State College Golf and Biblical Rain

Mountain View Country Club Outside State College Should Have Rented Out Arks for the Most Exciting Rain I’ve Ever Seen Every two or three years, my wife and I drive throughout the United States in a big southern loop, rising up to the middle Atlantic states, then returning home across the top. Along the way, …

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Jul 19

The Links Look at Half Moon Bay

Links or Quasi-Links Golf Courses in the Bay Area Evoke Scottish Aesthetic I haven’t been in the Bay Area for a while, and don’t find myself there nearly as often as I once did. Going through it reminds me of the many things the area has to offer, but there are more undiscovered treasures, not …

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Feb 14

Farm Golf, Good Land

Farm Golf

Who Knew You Could Play Good Golf Out Here On The Farm? Today was Valentine’s Day. My Valentine and I decided to take a day drive that covered a distance of over 200 miles. When you live in central Washington there are several distinct types of terrain one can seek out. Alpine to the west …

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Feb 11

Golf in Tahiti

Golf in Tahiti

Tahiti Golf in Paradise I Wonder If I Could Concentrate Enough to Play the Game I would think that most of us have a place in our minds, one place above all others where we would like to go someday – not to work, not to worry, and perhaps not even to go for any …

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Jan 24

Asia’s Second Thoughts About Golf

Asia

Olympics Hit a Snag, China Flips on Growing the Game It sounds like a good cliche to say that it’s never too early to start thinking about the next Olympics. I disagree with that, partiularly considering how drama-filled the creation of Rio’s course ended up, and I still don’t like alligators hiding out in the …

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