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Will newcomers complain about the changes made to the historic Turnberry hotel under Donald Trump's watch? No. Jason Scott Deegan has more from South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Terre Blanche wasn't ranked the no. 1 golf resort in continental Europe just because of its two fine tournament courses. They are only the beginning.
The new Big Easy Ranch features the best in hunting, fishing, dining and golf, including the Hal Sutton Golf Academy and a par-3 course that measures up with anything in the U.S.
With its new Greg Norman Signature Course the sprawling, 2,500-acre Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta might be Mexico's most versatile golf resort.
Home to the scenic and affordable Ben Brown's Golf Course, Southern California's The Ranch at Laguna Beach has reopened after a three-year renovation.
The 45-hole Lansdowne Resort and Spa in the heart of the Virginia wine country will change what you think you know about golf in the Washington D.C. area.
The list of celebrity guests and golfers at the historic Miami Biltmore Hotel is long - Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, etc. Make your history with a stay and play at one of golf's most unique resorts.
Turning Stone Resort and Casino, located 30 miles east of Syracuse, N.Y., is loaded with amenities. You can stay several days and never play the same course twice.
The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto has been open since 2011, but more flights and the new Danzante Bay Golf Club have officially put this emerging Mexican destination on the map.
Gleneagles -- even following a successful run hosting of the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches -- still tends to be overlooked by Americans, who are off chasing links-laden itineraries instead. That's just silly.
New Hampshire's famous Omni Mount Washington Resort is mostly known for its winter sports. But it really is a resort for all seasons.
Both the hotel and the Old Course at Bedford Springs feel like interactive blasts from the past. Each has been tastefully restored and modernized with a nod to their grand history.
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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.
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.
Golf Advisor showcases Cabo Del Sol, home to 36 holes, as well as the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda Del Mar.
Golf Advisor showcases the newest of four resorts at the stunning Mayakoba eco-development on Mexico's Riviera Maya, which is also home to El Camaleon and the yearly OHL Classic on the PGA Tour.
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.
Matt Ginella takes a tour of the Winstar World Casino and Resort and plays a round with last year's Volvik World Long Drive Champion Justin James.
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.
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.
Boyne entices golfers to Northern Michigan with 3 resorts and 8 courses. Jason Deegan shares an overview of one of the Midwest's biggest and best destinations.
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.
There is a lot going on at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Confronting it all is a big part of what makes the resort so interesting for golfers and non-golfers alike.
Staying in a house is a great option at some golf resorts. At Orlando's Reunion, the house often rules.
Due to its private nature, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas is one of the Caribbean's less-known getaways. But non-members can (and should) visit on a limited basis. Here's why.
Staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico usually means overindulging on food and drink. You can overindulge on golf, too, at Casa Velas, an adults-only hotel in Puerto Vallarta that offers all-you-can-golf opportunities at three courses owned by ClubCorp.
Constant fears of drought, wildfires and flooding prove just how fragile California's ecosystem really is. That's why northern California's top golf resorts work harder than most on green initiatives to protect their special environments.
Saddlebrook Resort is home to 36 holes of golf, and it's also a major tennis hotbed. Get to know this Tampa getaway.
Tom Doak, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and Gil Hanse have all designed stellar courses at Florida's Streamsong Resort. Our experts rank their efforts.
Golf in the Dominican Republic has been strong since the debut of Casa de Campo's iconic Teeth of the Dog debuted in the 1970s. It's only gotten better over the last decade as Punta Cana has emerged as a great golf destination as well. The island will host its first PGA Tour event in March.
Tim Gavrich's 2017 featured rounds on spectacular ocean courses, new courses as well as U.S. Open venues. Here is his year in review.
Get to know the newest golf destination in Mexico: TPC Danzante Bay, designed by Rees Jones on the Baja California Peninsula.
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.
Mayakoba, the resort development on Mexico's Riveria Maya, has a brand new resort: Andaz, a contemporary and stylish alternative to Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Rosewood.
A $25-million project at The Lodge at Sea Island will add six new cottages, a new state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center, an oceanfront pool and pool house, and a new putting course.
Not all golf resorts are created equal. Some just seem to "get it" more than others. Why? We have a few theories...
Black Diamond Ranch is one of Florida's most-respected places for golf. So why does it fly under so many golfers' radars?
The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch ranks among the most remote golf resorts in the continental United States. It's a 3-hour drive to eastern Oregon from Bend, but the reward is a reversible course and a luxurious Old West escape.
Calaveras County - located two hours east of the Bay Area and two hours south of Sacramento - delivers top-shelf golf at Saddle Creek Golf Resort, natural wonders like Natural Bridges and fun times and food in downtown Murphys.
You can play golf and ski on the same day at Greenhorn Creek Resort in California's Calaveras County. Jason Deegan visited this Gold Country getaway in the Sierra Nevada mountain foothills.
Jason Deegan visited Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in the off-season and endured wet weather and travel fiascos to play a collection of the best golf courses in America.
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.
The island life on Nevis doesn't have to be only yours for a short vacation. Here is where you can buy property on Nevis.
The potential for St. Kitts to become the Caribbean's next great golf destination is real. But after many years trying to get off the ground, will it ever happen?
Located between Orlando and Tampa, Streamsong Resort has quickly become one of Florida's top golf destinations. 2017 is a big year with the opening of the Gil Hanse-designed Black course.
I've stayed at, dined in or toured many of the best resorts/hotels Cabo has to offer golfers. Here's a look at each of them and the courses aligned with each property.
While much of the Dehesa Valley northeast of San Diego is still largely undeveloped, the Sycuan Golf Resort and Sycuan Casino are its economic engines.
The staff at Golf Advisor has visited almost every golf resort in America over the years and has come up with a blueprint that every golf resort should follow.
The brand new Mossy Oak Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, blends a Gil Hanse design with plenty of Southern hospitality.
As one of America's best year-round golf destinations, San Diego County certainly has no shortage of golf resorts. For those on a budget, here are four stay-and-play options that won't break the bank.
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.
Half Moon Bay is a former LPGA tournament host, but its niche is a place for vacationers to hobnob in style in an exquisite setting.
Over a three-night stay in August, Jason Scott Deegan and his family experienced the gamut that the exclusive Beaver Creek community two hours west of Denver offers.
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, home to Tom Fazio's the Grand Golf Club, has been awarded five stars by Forbes and AAA and been named the "No. 1 Luxury Hotel in California" by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice.
The family-friendly Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage helps break the stereotype that the California desert is only for snowbirds with silver hair.
Since 1988, Kiawah Island has blossomed into a coveted address that attracts golfers to South Carolina from around the world. Jason Scott Deegan checks in from this Lowcountry gem.
The 45-minute adventure to hit six shots off a mountain is simply too cool for words. Every golfer should be fortunate enough to experience it. Jason Scott Deegan has more from Limpopo, South Africa.
The Boulders Resort is a bucket-list commune with Arizona nature that would make any city slicker from Wall Street look away from his iPhone, stop work thoughts and gaze.
Looking for Lowcountry golf near Charleston without the sticker shock of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort? Seek the shore at Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel in Isle of Palms, S.C.
On Prince Edward Island, we make dreams of the perfect golf vacation a reality. With more than 400 fairways, miles of pristine beaches, unlimited fresh seafood, festivals & events and countless ways to relax, come find out why we say, "Play once, remember forever.
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa can't compare to Pebble Beach or the Inn at Spanish Bay. Staying at the Hyatt Regency makes sense for most budgets, however. There's plenty to like, besides the price.
The two premier tournament hosts in the Bahamas -- The Abaco Club and Sandals Emerald Bay -- are the perfect winter golf escape.
The work is finally done at Quail Lodge & Golf Club after a $28-million renovation. And while it might not have the national name recognition of Pebble Beach Resorts, for families and golfers, it's paradise rediscovered.
The Sea Island resort is humming again -- charming resident PGA Tour pros known as the "Sea Island mafia" and guests with a laid-back lifestyle mixing luxurious tastes and the coastal Georgia scenery.
The celebrated Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay -- in California -- could easily be perched on the rugged west coast cliffs overlooking the Atlantic in Scotland or Ireland. With 36 holes of stellar play, it's well worth seeking out.
Looking for golf? The ocean? A romantic getaway? A family vacation? Few California resorts deliver on all accounts as well as the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point.
Now that the Lake AuSable Lodge has opened on site, you can add northern Michigan's Forest Dunes G.C. to the short, elite list of quintessential "golf destinations." Kiel Christianson has more from Roscommon.
The signs of recession still linger in this tiny outpost in northern Michigan. So how does Bellaire state such a strong case as one of the area's best golf destinations? The recipe starts with Shanty Creek Resorts.
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.
With four courses -- North, South, East and The General -- Eagle Ridge Golf Resort & Spa is still the king of public golf in Illinois.
Situated between two world class golf courses, Corales and La Cana, Club Med Punta Cana is a great choice for an all-inclusive, family-oriented Caribbean vacation.
Set among 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles will host the 2014 Ryder Cup. But while it's home to three superb golf courses, Gleneagles has so much more to offer. Since its doors first swung open in the middle of the Roaring '20s, the impressive five-star hotel has entertained royalty and celebrities alike. And even though times have changed, the same single-minded determination to have fun is still at the heart of the Gleneagles experience, Clive Agran writes.
Black Jack's Crossing opened in 2011 and is quickly becoming one of Texas' most intriguing destination plays for bucket-listers. It's not the easiest course to get to, but what awaits in this remote desert at about 2,200 feet of elevation is simply unlike anything I've encountered in my travels.
There are more luxurious resorts in Puerto Rico than the El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. There are better golf courses than El Conquistador. There are more convenient resort beaches. But as a total package, no resort in Puerto Rico delivers a vacation as fascinating and diverse as El Conquistador.
It might be a cliche to describe the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa as an oasis in the desert, but that's exactly what it is. That's evident in everything from the food to the hospitality to the rooms themselves. I've stayed in many of the Valley's top resorts, and the JW Marriott is as good as it gets. Here are 10 reasons why.
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. is one of the top resorts on the west coast, and it's also a lot of fun. While visitors are encouraged to venture out into the greater Palm Springs area, you could just park yourself at the JW Marriott, which pretty much has everything covered. Mike Bailey offers up 10 things he really likes about the JW Marriott.
It didn't take long for MetLife to pump new life into Reynolds Lake Oconee, the golf resort community in rural Georgia it rescued from receivership in August 2012.
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 golf is pretty good in Hawaii, that's no secret. But few people, especially couples, go to Hawaii just to play golf. That's why staying at a nice, centrally located resort can be paramount. The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is one of those resorts. Centrally located on the Kona Coast between several great golf courses, it's also a perfect launching point for many other wonderful activities. Mike Bailey has more from the Big Island.
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