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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
Golf architects train for decades, learning the skills of their trade. Those crafts run the gamut, from fine-motor drawing to overseeing large-scale grading operations: refined sketching and drawing mass grading plans. The hope is to use those skills to create fabulous new golf courses and to fix up older ones so they have more appeal.
Hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into course, accommodations and amenities renovations.
Training aids can cover just about all aspects of the swing, from path and positioning to speed, short game and, of course, putting. Ideally, if you're looking to improve, you should take a lesson, and then get a training aid or two your instructor recommends.
All the great museums of the world, enriching as they are, share one common cardinal rule:
The shuffling of the major championships resulting in the PGA Championship move to May means that new, publicly-accessible major championship venue is on the way.
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
The 2019 PLAYERS Championship will be played in March (14-17) for the first time since 2006. It's not only a change of dates, but a major change for the golf course as well.
From tech gadgets to snazzy shoes, here are a few ideas
As a longtime Houstonian, I got to see George Herbert Walker Bush a lot – along with thousands of others. That usually came at sporting events, whether he was throwing out the first pitch at an Astros game, calling the coin toss at a Texans game as an honorary captain or attending The Houston Open every spring.
We're looking back on the month of November by assessing the top-rated golf courses in the U.S. according to the 7,000-plus reviews submitted by everyday golfers like you.
Carved by time between some of the oldest and newest mountain ranges in North America lies La Quinta Resort & PGA WEST, a world famous golf resort just minutes from Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California. Challenge your game on 90 holes of championship golf designed by three golf legends.
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December’s arrival on the calendar somehow always manages to sneak up on us. We’re in the home stretch of yet another year in our ongoing quest to bring you the best in golf travel. This month marks the completion of our 27th year and it’s time to step back for a moment to take stock of where our travels led us in 2018 and contemplate the exciting adventures we’re looking forward to in 2019.
As is GOLF ODYSSEY’s custom each December, we are pleased to highlight the best and worst from our travels during the past year. We hope you find these awards to be helpful as guides to make 2019 an adventurous new year of golf travel.
Here are three significant design trends I witnessed in 2018 and that you will be sure to see more of in the coming years.
Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course.
Our colleagues at Golf Advisor Getaways continue to add more unique guided getaway experiences to their 2019 lineup.
INDEX TO 2018 COURSE AND LODGING REVIEWS
Jason Deegan reports on the damage Hurricane Michael caused to Panama City-area golf courses.
Need a Christmas gift suggestion for the golfer on your list? Asking these questions will help you find just the right item this holiday season
As host to every major PGA event in the country, the resort boasts five championship courses—all fully renovated for an exceptional player experience.
What do Boomers want? See this new golf course residential community's take on the future of 55 & up living.
See photos of the brand new Kissing Tree Golf Club in this course review gallery. Texas' newest course.
The Broadmoor, Ballyneal and the new TPC Colorado are a memorable threesome in Colorado.
If you have a tee time scheduled at one of the world's iconic golf courses, read these books first.
The Match is over. Golf will never be the same. It's the dawning of a new era!
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
The Golf Advisor staff shares what they are thankful for in the game this Thanksgiving.
Golf courses around the country whose names were inspired by the landing of the Mayflower.
Going to Hawaii, Arizona, Palm Springs or South Florida in the winter is, for the most part, a pretty expensive proposition. But those are far from the only options for golfers who dream of teeing it up when much of the country is covered with snow.
Enniscrone is among the finest and most challenging of traditional Irish links golf courses and offers 27 holes on 400 acres of magnificent links land, featuring the par 73 Dunes Championship Links Course.
Multi-million dollar winery renovation plus new golf villas make Georgia resort perfect fit for golf and wine lovers. Mike Bailey reviews Chateau Elan.
Brad Klein and Tim Gavrich sit down with to know two architects with decades of experience and unique stories to share.
Tim Gavrich had a custom putter fitting epiphany; you can, too.
Can you imagine wearing a helmet to play golf? That could be in your future, according to Protecting.co.uk, a British-based company that provides heath and safety advice and legal consultation.
This challenging yet playable David Harman design lies along historic Shingle Creek and features undulating fairways and breathtaking 360° views...
The announcement comes on the heels of plans to scale back the "Paradise Park" initially slated for the site.
The coastal Georgia resort is making itself even more attractive to avid traveling golfers.
Tom Doak's suburban Denver design is a model for affordable public golf.
Melreese one step closer to being transformed into an MLS soccer stadium.
ATLANTA -- The new reversible Bobby Jones Golf Course is being billed as one of the most innovative golf courses in the world. And that's true. The way it uses land could start a new trend in public golf and continue a growing trend of building flexible golf layouts that can be enjoyed by every level of player.
Offering players of every ability level an opportunity to enjoy the game. Featuring four championship golf courses, including Dubsdread, which is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
With "good bones," Pawleys Plantation's opportunities for improvement are relevant everywhere.
So you've just won the mega-billion Powerball. Money is no longer a concern, so you can afford just about anything you want.
Collaboration, compromise achieved among architect rivals in the early days of Streamsong Resort.
We examine your ratings and reviews throughout the month to determine the top operations on top of their game.
The November 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
The Carolina Sandhills have a lot going on right now from Pinehurst Resort to its neighbors. This month, we explore sister properties located a couple of miles from each other in Southern Pines—Talamore and Mid South.
In the ever-popular Phoenix-Scottsdale golf mecca, a handful of resorts represent the gold standard for traveling golfers. One retreat that’s perennially at the top of the list is the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
Troon Golf Vacations, Gold Advisor Getaways, and New Practice Facilities and an Upcoming Golf School at Bay Hill
I’m in a Polaris 900 RZR with resort owner Scott Campbell racing around his Eastern Oregon property. Most golf resorts convey a polished look, with neatly dressed travelers reveling in posh sweaters and tasseled loafers. Not here at Silvies Valley Ranch. There’s crap flying everywhere.
Explore premier golf courses and accommodations, book a tee time, discover new skills at our top-rated golf academies or check out one of our exclusive Florida golf packages. Whether you're visiting Amelia Island, Palm Coast, or the pristine coastal destinations in between, Florida's First Coast is your ultimate golf getaway.
We recently caught up with golf course architect Rees Jones for a GOLF ODYSSEY Conversation. It’s been a banner year for Jones, whose remodel of Bellerive Country Club was the stage for the enthralling 2018 PGA Championship. He was particularly excited to talk about his new TPC Danzante Bay course perched on an idyllic bay near Loreto, Mexico.
A haunted hall-of-fame playlist with nods to ghosts, monsters, and devils
A boutique resort on Maryland's Eastern Shore registers on golfers' radars with a brand-new course
A look at the country's best college golf courses, from affordable publics to more exclusive private rounds.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Every time I glanced over at Kevin Sutherland's table, he was laughing. And smiling. Or both.
With a variety of resort amenities, Stay and play packages, and a private country atmosphere, The Heritage Golf Collection is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
The technology provides golfers the opportunity to play games, famous courses and practice.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - My golf ball has found many a dire lie.
From Pacific Grove to links golf in Scotland, the best affordable golf courses that have world-class ocean or mountain scenery.
PINEHURST, N.C. — The mark of a great golf property is that the folks who run it are never content to sit back on their laurels. They always want to improve.
Local Golf Advisor Jay Revell on how to get the most out of a unique experience at this intriguing Tennessee outpost.
The County Sligo Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the great championship links courses. It is located in the picturesque seaside village of Rosses Point just 8km from Sligo and known locally as "The Point".
Run by the non-profit Houston Golf Association, 110-year-old municipal golf course reopens after a year and a half.
On a recent trip to Houston, Golf Advisor Editor-at-Large spoke with two titans of Texas golf, and two of the most entertaining personalities in the game.
Cotton and polyester are *so* 1998. These golf apparel companies are using some less traditional materials in their products.
After a six-week review period that recently ended, the USGA and R&A announced on Monday a new interpretation of Rule 4.3 that limits the size and scale of detailed putting maps that players may use during a round.
The northern tip of the golf trail provides some of the best fishing and golf in Canada.
Best Pricing. Best Options. One Place. Your home for the best in tee times at Myrtle Beach golf courses, discounts & specials, stay & play golf vacation packages and more!
These cabins, mansions and (yes) castles are much more than a place to lay your head on a golf trip
Having been fortunate enough to visit Hilton Head Island about a half dozen times, I've played nearly every golf hole open to the public, and like anyone else, I've build a collection of my favorites.
Mike Bailey is no stranger to Hilton Head Island-Bluffton and ranks his favorite courses to play.
New owners at Vancouver Island's Campbell River Golf & Country Club have installed many innovative and potentially trend-setting features.
Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location. Along the shores of Lake Oconee, five legendary architects have left their signatures providing club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience.
Just another night at Edgewood Country Club.
Over the years, certain (mostly arbitrary) rules have been placed on golf courses and individual holes. Just as iconoclasts tend to make the most interesting art, these great courses and holes break the rules.
Get to know Vancouver Island's newest golf experience which is sure to turn heads in British Columbia.
Big Sky is booming with a reported $1 billion in future investment. Jason Scott Deegan reports on what's happening at this emerging western hideout.
Spotlight on a prolific, but lesser-known Golden Age design duo.
Ardglass Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole links course in a natural setting hugging the north-east coast of Ireland, with stunning views & a unique layout.
Asherwood Estate's new ownership is making select tee times available while assessing course's future.
The next cycle could wreak havoc on your golf plans if you're not prepared.
Everyone knows about the basics of course etiquette: keeping up pace of play, fixing ball marks and raking bunkers. But enjoying the game and making it better for others involves more than that. Here are some basic guidelines for getting the most out of your golf round.
Two of the largest and most reputable golf resorts in Texas can be found just west of Austin. But if you want something more low-key, there's a new option for golfers visiting the city check out.
Two dozen VIP guests of Golf Advisor attended the latest Getaway trip to Big Cedar Lodge. Here's a sampling of the fun we had!
Renewed Golf Gets Rave Reviews! Come Play at Saddlebrook's two Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole golf courses and enjoy deluxe accommodations, award-winning dining, and much more!
Georgia Resort among many great value courses that earns high marks from Golf Advisor members
I recently had the chance to spend a few days in Ireland’s storied southwest, a trip that introduced me not just to a sampling of splendid golf, but to a whole new perspective on the game. I didn’t think I could love golf any more than I already did, but Ireland deepened my love.
If you’ve paid any attention to resort news in the American Southeast, you know the elite players have all been upgrading and expanding with what seems to be an open checkbook. Add Kiawah Island Golf Resort to the list.
It’s hard to beat an atmospheric boutique retreat for a weekend getaway. One of our favorites is Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia.
This month, we wrap up our swing through Vermont with a visit to Burlington for a fall foliage favorite. The charming Essex Resort & Spa, located about 10 miles from downtown in Essex Junction, calls itself “Vermont’s culinary resort.”
Honored by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Greatest Courses," Crosswater is a heathland-style course situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands. This Oregon golf course features bent grass fairways and greens and is threaded by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers.
Coore & Crenshaw's latest effort set to open, trips to Danzante Bay and Reynolds Lake Oconee, and updates at PGA National.
Last month I told you about five of my favorite landmark city hotels and which golf courses to pair with them. Here are five more classic-era, architecturally resplendent, boutique hotels that can make for an unforgettable golf trip.
Golf Advisor Senior Writer Tim Gavrich and Ginella recap their visit to Coore & Crenshaw's newest course.
Golf Advisor members teed it up everywhere from Hawaii to France and shared reviews and images from their rounds.
The October 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
Offering players of every ability level an opportunity to enjoy the game. Featuring four championship golf courses, including Dubsdread, which is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
Are golfers over-reliant on a misleading statistic?
Lawsonia, Lambeau Field highlight dream weekend
Course design and setup play to the home team's strengths in 17.5 to 10.5 rout.
Tour Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, home to a main and short course designed by Tom Doak in eastern Colorado
Coore & Crenshaw's latest course continues cerebral golf's renaissance
South Florida's national landmark resort. Tee off on our Donald Ross Classic 18 hole golf course and play where legends have played.
The Safeway Open will donate all ticket proceeds to rebuilding the community.
The famous host of multiple USGA Championships has roots to Donald Ross and RTJ Sr.
Featuring 10 holes from Donald Ross and eight from Robert Trent Jones Sr., the West Course at The Broadmoor is a scenic and historic round in Colorado Springs.
One fan took Tiger for granted years ago. He's glad for a second chance to enjoy greatness in real time.
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