The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
According to the National-Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of making a hole-in-one for a mid-handicap golfer is about 12,000 to one. The odds of recording two aces in the same round by one player are around 67 million to one. And the chance that two players in the same group ace the same hole during the same round is around 16 million to one.
The first brand new golf course in the state since 2009 is officially open
Orlando and “luxury” don’t always go together in the same sentence. There are exceptions, though, and the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is absolutely one of them.
Some of the most famous TV shows have notable golf scenes. In honor of the EMMYs, here are some fun examples.
Curious what it's like on the inside? Put these events to Pine Valley, Augusta National and Cypress Point on your calendar.
Travel to your golf destination with peace of mind in your award winning Bag Boy travel cover. Thick quilted tops for maximum club protection with weather and tear resistant fabrics make Bag Boy the #1 travel cover in golf.
Take a visual tour of the newest Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design
Nobody likes playing golf on punched greens, but they're a vital practice
Over the years I’ve found a number of ways in which golfers can pick up their pace of play without really pressing.
At Herndon Centennial Golf Course, Egg Karne is killing it. Just to walk into the clubhouse of this municipal layout in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Herndon, Va. is to have your senses overwhelmed – by the odors from the kitchen as they prepare the menu’s Filipino cuisine.
Instagram and Twitter posts from Arcadia Bluffs' Golf Advisor Getaway featuring Brad Klein and Dana Fry.
What makes Hamilton County a premier destination for Indiana golf? Could it be the collection of beautifully manicured, affordable public courses that can easily be bundled into a Stay & Play package? Discover premier golf Hamilton County, Indiana.
Opened for preview play on August 1, Northern Michigan's newest golf course is a head-turner.
North Dakota course to serve as test site for innovative delivery system.
Golf Advisor's Brandon Tucker and Brad Klein join Dana Fry at Arcadia Bluffs to discuss his new design and more
After 20 years, one of Michigan's best golf resorts opens its second course.
Why this shoulder season month is a slam dunk for golfers seeking value in one of America's most expensive golf destinations.
Awarded Ireland's "Hidden Gem" for Links Golf on the North Coast. Castlerock Golf Club is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
Ginella reveals Keiser's latest pick, plus lots more new course news around the Midwest.
It's been a terrific summer for Midwestern golfers.
In search of great brisket, pulled pork, ribs and golf courses from Texas to the Carolinas.
BOYNE Golf provides the ultimate world-class golf destination with 10 championship caliber courses spanning three resorts. Centered in Michigan's northern lower peninsula with long days and ideal summer golf weather, our 153 holes are the products of some of the game's masters including Robert Trent Jones Sr., Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross. BOYNE Golf truly offers an unrivaled golf vacation experience!
Golfers from all over the world reviewed and posted photos of their rounds of golf in August.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. There's endless entertainment with golf, gaming, dining, a world-class spa, a concert venue, indoor sports facilities and more.
STATELINE, Nev. - All of America's newest golf resorts have been built far off the grid ... except one.
Golf course architect Mark Mungeam is overseeing an ongoing renovation project of two Boston municipal golf courses, William J. Devine at Franklin Park and George Wright. is the official golf website of Myrtle Beach, SC! Home to the best, most challenging and fun golf courses in the country! From private, semi-private and public courses, Myrtle Beach is your destination of choice for a great golf vacation.
For those of us who appreciate the late architect's artistry, it looks like we're getting one of his courses back.
Golf memberships and residential communities are adapting in a big way in the 21st century to attract and accommodate the tastes and finances of the modern family. A recent weekend visit to the Texas Hill Country community of Boot Ranch revealed a development that is certainly onto something.
To the casual observer, it seems pretty much like business as usual in the Houston area a year after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey, struck the Texas Gulf Coast. But the truth is, despite the overall look of normalcy, the rebuilding process continues. Some have just moved on, of course. The local golf scene is no exception.
From Lake Tahoe to Lake Oconee, the best golf courses you can play along a lake in America.
South Florida's national landmark resort. Tee off on our Donald Ross Classic 18 hole golf course and play where legends have played.
Golf, horses and bourbon from Louisville to Lexington
Since its founding in 1881, The company has helped define the country’s golf landscape. Bradley S. Klein on its impact in golf.
Upcoming U.S. Amateurs at Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes should also be popular with fans.
Donegal Golf Course is a links course built on a promontory of 182 acres that extends out into the Atlantic Ocean. The outside loop plays along the dunes and the ocean, providing stunning views of the surrounding area.
Here's how I'm getting ready for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. How do you approach your own competitive rounds?
Dick Montroy, 74, just played his 582nd Minnesota course. He has played every course in the state.
Jason Deegan looks at all the ways you can travel or ship with your golf clubs - or rent from a golf course or resort when you arrive to your destination.
On these golf courses, the best hole may very well be the first hole.
Despite question marks about the greens and design, the venue produced thrilling theatre for golf fans.
Whether you're in the spectator gallery or lining up your ball on the tee, your round of golf, golf vacation or outing at a TPC will be unforgettable...
The last two weeks have provided plenty of discussion material for students of golf course architecture.
Mike Bailey took in the Kansas City golf scene and found some solid public options, including Swope Memorial and Firekeeper, not to mention great barbecue.
Some highly anticipated courses were scheduled to open in 2018. We checked in to see how they are faring so far.
Nicknames can be endearing. Or they can feel like a mockery, a verbal knife in the back. Some golf courses get the former treatment. Many others get the latter. When your buddies give you a nickname like "shorty" or some other demeaning phrase, they're not trying to boost your ego, that's for sure.
I could never pretend to have anything more than a fool's understanding of more than the most basic physics concepts, but as far as I understand it, string theory posits that the most efficient path between two points in space may not, in fact, be a straight line.
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!
It was something of a rule-proving an exception to a conviction I’ve long held about pro golf: They have it so much easier than the rest of us amateur golfers ...
The northeast has big cities, stunning coastline and majestic mountains. It also has some of America's finest golf - municipal, daily-fee, resort and private. Try these 10 northeastern United States golf destinations.
St. Louis — Less than three weeks after The Open Championship at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland, the 2018 PGA Championship, comes with great anticipation as it arrives at storied Bellerive Country Club near St. Louis, Aug. 9-12
Courses and tournaments come and go on the PGA Tour. Jason Scott Deegan looks at some tournament courses and now defunct pro events he wishes were on TV today.
View the top-rated golf courses in the U.S. according to your ratings and reviews for the month of July.
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.
There's a lot to offer in St. Louis. Combining golf with barbecue, blues and the Cardinals is a great way to spend some time in the Gateway City.
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
One of golf's big barriers to entry is its perceived cost. But putting and, to a lesser extent, chipping are essentially free for anyone.
Donald Trump's Trump International Golf Links Scotland has always been a controversial project. The latest news that the links is damaging protected dunes could have wide-ranging implications for links golf.
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.
Popular public course in Miami can't catch a break. After soccer group proposes takeover of the property, arsonist damages $500 worth of property.
American's first two full-length reversible golf courses opened within a span of 18 months - The Loop at Forest Dunes in 2016 and the Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in 2017. Jason Scott Deegan explores which course and designer nailed this unique concept best.
Carnoustie wasn't just good theatre, it provided a "teachable moment" for all of us. Brad Klein has his takeaways from what we saw out of the links at The 147th Open.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Bay Harbor anchor the golf scene in northern Michigan. They continue to set the standard for one of the Midwest's best golf destinations.
Carnoustie has an infamous reputation but its surrounding links showcase a different blend, full of scenery and value. Brandon Tucker reports on the links around Angus.
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.
If you're a leader of a buddy trip, you're probably on the lookout for destinations to discover alongside your group. Here's an opportunity to scout Kiawah Island Golf Resort in coastal South Carolina.
Do you like the long ball? Your knowledge could win you a VIP experience at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship.
Green reading guides sure make putting easier, but are they fair and will they be legal in 2019. We will find out in the next few months.
Boyne Resorts is one of Michigan's premier stay-and-play destinations. If you're a buddy trip captain, you're invited on an exclusive scouting trip for your group!
Many life-long golfers take up the game later in life. Introducing more kids to the game starts with greater availability of kid-oriented golf courses.
Whether you're in the spectator gallery or lining up your ball on the tee, your round of golf, golf vacation or outing at a TPC will be unforgettable...
As evidenced by pictures from the Aberdeen Asset Managment Scottish Open and Open Championship, a dry summer overseas has resulted in browned out links, with driving rolling longer than ever.
Las Vegas and Atlantic City get plenty of attention, but Connecticut is home to a double-whammy of golf and gaming centered around two mega-resort hotels.
St. Andrews is one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, but it can be enjoyed on a budget, too. Brandon Tucker offers value tips to the Home of Golf.
Poppy Hills gets overshadowed by Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula, but it's got its own storied tournament history. The home of the NCGA hosts its first USGA event, the U.S. Girls' Junior Am from July 16-21.
Nobody comes to Carnoustie for the views. Bradley S. Klein on what makes this infamous test, site of the 2018 Open Championship, so demanding to the game's best players.
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".
Most of the golf courses in North America established in the 19th century are private, but there are some publics worth being enjoyed.
Significant changes highlight the 2018-19 wraparound schedule of the PGA Tour - notably the PGA Championship's move to May and the rare trifecta that three major championship venues are open to the public.
Is your "Dream Job" to play 14 courses in Scotland in 14 days? Visit Scotland is offering that chance to one lucky winner. One caveat - you must product video and social media content during your stay, a small price to pay for the opportunity of a lifetime.
With apologies to Colorado, Lake Tahoe stakes a strong claim as America's best mountain golf destination in summer. Here's a photo gallery of some of the best 18-hole golf courses around Lake Tahoe.
From St. Andrews to the Highlands, the Golf Advisor Staff shares their ideal weeklong itineraries in Scotland.
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.
The Greenbrier styles itself "America's Resort." That's a bold claim. Is this grande-dame retreat worth your visit?
The World's Longest Golf Outing has grown into a major charity fundraiser for military causes. Registration for the Aug. 6 event is now open for golfers everywhere.
Brad Klein looks back on a successful first Golf Advisor Getaways trip and looks forward to the upcoming schedule.
Go Down Swinging: The '99 Open at Carnoustie" delves into one of the must brutal and strange major championships of all time. It it worth your time to watch?
The Golf Advisor Staff has selected an assortment of clothing and accessories for golfers this summer, from Linksoul to sunglasses and Yeti tumbers.
Immerse yourself in the incomparable luxury of The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head's most distinguished retreat. Discover the countless reasons that have drawn repeat guests and newcomers to this timeless destination.
The Irish Open doesn't get the same respect as a Scottish Open, let alone a U.S. Open. But ponder this question for a moment: Would you rather play the public courses that have hosted a U.S. Open or an Irish Open?
Golf Advisor's Power Rankings for the second quarter of 2018 are available. Did your favorite course make the list?
The perfect golf course lunch at the turn: From coast to coast, we've sampled some of the world's greatest hot dogs.
Golf wasn't invented in the United States, but we have had a profound effect on the history of the game and its courses. Here are a dozen that exemplify that impact.
Idaho is a lesser-known state compared to Colorado but has plenty of must-play courses. Brandon Tucker offers five favorites from Coeur D'Alene to the Tetons.
As host to every major PGA event in the country, the resort boasts five championship courses—all fully renovated for an exceptional player experience.
Timing is everything, and that goes for golf vacations, too. Brandon Tucker offers a view times to use caution when planning a buddies trip.
Whistling Straits, Destination Kohler continues to set the standard for bucket list golf in Wisconsin. Mike Bailey reports on his trip that included Blackwolf Run and the American Club.
Looking for the right pair of prescription sunglasses to take on the golf course? Mike Bailey answers some frequently asked questions.
With the Quicken Loans National leaving D.C. in 2019, we look at some of the most underachieving public golf cities in the country.
At one time, there was talk of shrinking Corica Park to just one regulation course. With the reopening of the South course by Rees Jones and its Linksoul Lab pro shop, a brighter future is in store for the 45-hole municipal facility in between the Oakland Airport and the San Francisco Bay.
South Florida's national landmark resort. Tee off on our Donald Ross Classic 18 hole golf course and play where legends have played.
Streamsong. Greenbrier. Primland. Reynolds. Sea Island. Many of America's top golf resorts also offer shooting experiences at gun clubs with first-class facilities.
What does Coul Links, the new development by Mike Keiser in Scotland's Highlands, mean for golfers? Jason Deegan examines the impact.
Our Jason Scott Deegan hasn't written a golf book - yet - but he sure enjoys reading and reviewing them. A foursome of good ones have published in 2018. Here's a preview.
Rhode Island may be small, but it's home to a surprisingly strong set of golf courses. Here are five excellent ones.
Jason Scott Deegan shares his ultimate road trip for a week of golf in Wisconsin, which features Destination Kohler, Sand Valley and Erin Hills among others.
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.
Lake Tahoe is an embarrassment of golf riches, especially on the north end. A fivesome of courses in Truckee and another fivesome farther north in Graeagle, Clio and Portola could be golf destinations unto themselves.
Arkansas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a golf destination, but it packs a pretty good punch, and it's a good value.
We're counting down the most difficult golf courses in the United States according to amateur golfers like you. View the Top 25 toughest based on your ratings and reviews.
In celebration of the summer solstice, here are some little tips to keep in mind if you want to play as much golf as possible in one day.
Golf in Alaska is remote and one-of-a-kind. One of our Local Golf Advisors recently made the trip to Anchorage to play two of the top courses.
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