The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue.
Coore & Crenshaw's latest course continues cerebral golf's renaissance
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.
This challenging yet playable David Harman design lies along historic Shingle Creek and features undulating fairways and breathtaking 360° views...
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.
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.
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.
Whether you join us for one night or a week at a time, we offer a variety of packages designed to help you make the most of your visit...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ginella reveals Keiser's latest pick, plus lots more new course news around the Midwest.
It's been a terrific summer for Midwestern golfers.
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.
In search of great brisket, pulled pork, ribs and golf courses from Texas to the Carolinas.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
STATELINE, Nev. - All of America's newest golf resorts have been built far off the grid ... except one.
Of all the great golf destinations in Ireland, the southwest stands supreme
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.
For those of us who appreciate the late architect's artistry, it looks like we're getting one of his courses back.
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.
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.
America's newest premium short course has opened at one of America's premier resorts, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
From Lake Tahoe to Lake Oconee, the best golf courses you can play along a lake in America.
Golf, horses and bourbon from Louisville to Lexington
This challenging yet playable David Harman design lies along historic Shingle Creek and features undulating fairways and breathtaking 360° views...
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.
Here's how I'm getting ready for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. How do you approach your own competitive rounds?
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.
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.
The last two weeks have provided plenty of discussion material for students of golf course architecture.
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.
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.
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 ...
Whether you join us for one night or a week at a time, we offer a variety of packages designed to help you make the most of your visit...
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.
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.
Golfers have been travelling to Rosapenna since the late 19th century when the Old Tom Morris Links was ranked 3rd in the British Isles behind only The Old Course at St. Andrews and The Royal County Down Golf Club.
Our architecture expert Bradley S. Klein breaks down the 2018 PGA Championship host, Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
Wisconsin has emerged as a golf trip worthy of a national audience and features PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup venues. From Kohler to Sand Valley, here is how to make the most of your trip to the state.
Make the most of your visit to this remarkable Florida getaway
The August 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
From Mexico's Quivira to California's CordeValle, our members played great golf courses all over the world and shared photos in their Golf Advisor reviews.
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.
One of the greatest thrills in golf is taking a journey to St. Andrews and playing a round on the Old Course. The palpable aura of the game rooted on such hallowed ground, the memories of watching so many of golf’s greatest players traverse the Swilcan Bridge en route to claiming their Open Championship victory, the wonderful passing parade of people, and the history, architecture, and vibe of this historic university town make a visit to the “Auld Grey Toon” a required pilgrimage for every golf enthusiast.
Every summer, thousands of people set out on trips across their state, region or country, zigzagging to and fro in search of important historical sites. For lovers of golf courses and golf history played out upon them, that is both a noble and doable quest. Certainly, most of the courses that have hosted The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open and the PGA Championship throughout the years are ultra-private courses reserved for titans of industry and citizens otherwise blessed with seven-digit (or larger) bank accounts.
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.
Popular public course in Miami can't catch a break. After soccer group proposes takeover of the property, arsonist damages $500 worth of property.
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.
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.
If you find yourself watching PGA, Champions or Tour golf one weekend, chances are pretty good the pros will be competing on a course called "TPC" (Tournament Players Club). For more than 30 years, the TPC network has grown from the original (and still most famous) TPC at Sawgrass to more than three dozen courses across the United States, with an emerging international presence as well. The TPC course network comprises 36 courses at 33 facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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