Category: Golf Travel

Tahoe and Celebrities

Tahoe

American Century Championship at Tahoe For the past two days, I have been struck with a case of golf envy. Two men from the nearest branch of the family tree are in Nevada watching a golf tournament, and even got themselves hired on as marshals.  Before visions of arid desert with hundreds of miles of …

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Doonbeg Being Eaten by Sea

Doonbeg Being Eaten by Sea

Trump’s Doonbeg is in Trouble Clare County is one of my favorite parts of Ireland. Normally, I am an alpine fir person, but I am also a total soft touch for a beautiful links golf course. In 2014, Donald Trump bought one called Doonbeg with the idea of reshaping it into a world class golf …

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Paradise Island Golf – Northern Style

Paradise Island Golf

An Undiscovered Paradise in the San Juan Islands of Washington State Let’s say that you have finally scored that golf tour trip to Hawaii, or perhaps Tahiti, or some other version of paradise in the world.  Or, let’s say that someone else scored it for you, and you didn’t have the heart to tell them …

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Coeur d’Alene and Its Floating Green

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Has Something Special to Offer with the Oddest Green Around Perhaps it’s just that I am denizen of the Pacific Northwest, and am spellbound by all western American or Canadian country. I never tire of the alpine scene or the ubiquitous water, in ocean to the west and lakes everywhere else. Even …

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Kenya Open – New Golf Destination

“Magical” Kenya Open Joins European Tour for Inaugural Event If we are to fully grasp what is happening to the game of golf around the world, dropping some old perceptions will be prerequisite, especially when it comes to the African continent. Those of us who grew up in the age of fictitious movies and novels …

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Brexit Fracturing Major Golf

brexit

The Open on a Collision Course with Brexit We are only a few short weeks away from witnessing Britain float away from the continent in every conceivable way that is relevant to daily life as a European. Solutions do exist, but no convincing majority favors any of them, so opening one’s bumbershoot, holding one’s nose, …

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Golf and Property Value

Omni  Closed Amelia Island Ocean Links, Ordered to Rebuild Property I have never entered into a property transaction associated with a golf course, much less an elite one. Nevertheless, I  have always wondered how the symbiotic relationship works between home owners and decisions made by golf course owners, whether private or corporate. At first glance, …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Ryder Cup Anyone’s Guess

Ryder Cup

We Know Player Histories, but Who Will Step up at Ryder Cup? That odd event known as the Ryder Cup is coming up before very long, and at some level, we still don’t know what to make of it after all these years. Every once in a while, we switch from our touring stroke play, …

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What are Those British Courses Really Like?

Comments From a Normal Everyday Golfer Who Got to Play Them Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in the world, you meet someone who turns all pre-conceived notions on their heads. I have recently met a fellow whose big dream was to play the famous British courses that we watch during majors, …

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