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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stowe offers 36 holes of spectacular golf at two distinctive courses. Located on Spruce Peak mountain, the private Stowe Mountain Club is an authentic mountain course with unparalleled mountain views and thrilling challenges on every hole. Guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge enjoy exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club. Located near downtown Stowe village, the historic Stowe Country Club was built on a historic dairy farm and offers panoramic views of the green mountains. Stowe Country Club also features Vermont’s only Golf Channel Academy.
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 7,108-yard Rees Jones-designed championship golf course is the first Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, and has received a Silver Medal in Golf Magazine's Premier Resort Awards, and made Golf magazine's prestigious list of Florida "Courses You Can Play." The course winds through a large wetland preserve and measures 7,108 yards with a Par 72, Slope 139, and 74.6 rating from its Professional Tees.
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.
As host to every major PGA event in the country, the resort boasts five championship courses—all fully renovated for an exceptional player experience.
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.
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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.
Just 25 minutes northwest of the famed Las Vegas Strip, this international golf destination is serving up the ultimate trio of magnificent, championship golf courses.
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!
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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.”
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.
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.
Just 25 minutes northwest of the famed Las Vegas Strip, this international golf destination is serving up the ultimate trio of magnificent, championship golf courses.
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
Designed by Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design led by Champions Tour Player D.A. Weibring and Golf Course Architect Steve Wolfard; this course allows golfers to have fun and enjoy their round in a resort style setting.
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.
Sea Island is the only resort in the world to receive Forbes Five-Stars 10 years in a row and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, site of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.
Jason Deegan recalls his recent golf trip to France and the lukewarm culture towards the game.
Viewer and spectator information for the 2018 Ryder Cup Matches at Le Golf National, Paris.
Are you playing a driver built for the pros or your game? Mike Bailey put the new Teeless Driver, which promises forgiveness and distance for amateurs, to the test.
Despite spring winterkill and Hurricane Florence, many Grand Strand golf courses are better than ever for the fall season.
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.
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.
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.
Take a visual tour of the newest Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design
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...
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.
Of all the ultimate itineraries we’ve put together, none is as exhilarating and rewarding for a true golf lover as our trip to Scotland. Scotland is the Home of Golf, where the game has been played for five centuries and where it is woven into the very fabric of life. Those who make a pilgrimage to Scotland achieve a spirit of unity with all golfers who have ever trod the links.
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.
Is Mexico a safe place to visit for vacation or a golf trip? Jason Deegan says it absolutely is as long as you are smart. Here are some tips to know.
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.
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Why this shoulder season month is a slam dunk for golfers seeking value in one of America's most expensive golf destinations.
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.
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".
While there's no denying that the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area is one of America's most popular golf destinations, the West's second-largest metropolitan area (after Los Angeles) can also be one of the most confusing and frustrating places to visit. So, unlike other golf vacations, there are several key questions you should ask yourself when thinking about planning a golf trip to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
To most golfers (this one included), the Ryder Cup is not only the greatest event in professional golf, it’s the most special event in all of sports. Every other year, a small golden trophy flits back and forth between the United States and Europe to be fought over for three days that can make legends out of some players and goats out of others.
The September 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
In this Insider's Guide, we show you how to get the most out of your golf vacation to Sin City, from choosing which hotel is right for you, to how to narrow down your courses and restaurant options in this 24/7 getaway.
The 7,108-yard Rees Jones-designed championship golf course is the first Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, and has received a Silver Medal in Golf Magazine's Premier Resort Awards, and made Golf magazine's prestigious list of Florida "Courses You Can Play." The course winds through a large wetland preserve and measures 7,108 yards with a Par 72, Slope 139, and 74.6 rating from its Professional Tees.
Scotland. Ireland. Oregon. Wisconsin? A while ago, this would have been an easy “one of these things is not like the other” exercise. But in the last few years, Wisconsin has enjoyed bigger gains in reputation as a golf destination than practically any place in the world.
Do you know what state in the U.S. has the most golfers per capita? Florida? Nope. California? No dice. It’s Minnesota. In a place known for oppressively cold and snowy winters, Minnesotans know how precious the warm and pleasant late spring, summer and early fall weather. They take advantage of it big-time.
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.
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