Craig Better

Staff Writer

Craig Better is one of the founding editors of Golf Vacation Insider. In addition to traveling to 15 foreign countries, he has twice traveled across America to play golf courses in all 50 United States. Prior to joining Golf Vacation Insider, Craig was a freelance writer who contributed to GOLF Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Maxim Magazine, USAToday.com, and co-authored Zagat Survey’s book, America’s Top Golf Courses.

Recent articles
We recently spent a couple days at the historic Omni Bedford Springs in central Pennsylvania. Here's what we thought of this grande-dame resort.
How does Ship Sticks compare to other services claiming to help you ship your golf clubs to your vacation destination? Here's the breakdown.
Bandon Dunes is world-famous as one of golf's great destinations. But it's arguably the "little things" that take the experience to the highest level.
We just came back from Bandon Dunes, but not without a pre-trip horror story of sorts. Share yours with us and we can commiserate.
Want to know the real cost of shipping golf clubs vs. traveling with them? Check out this side-by-side comparison so you can make the right choice.
Happy Valentines Day! Check out these 20 wonderful golf resorts for all you romantics out there.
Planning a golf trip abroad? Be careful - certain behaviors could get earn you a fine or even jail time!
Have you stayed in a hotel recently, for a golf trip, business or pleasure? You may be shocked to find out what the staff are up to...
A floating green, escaped prisoner signs, llamas as caddies. These are just a few of the unusual things I've seen on golf vacations.
Answers to 7 of the most frequently-asked questions about playing TPC Sawgrass on a Florida Golf Vacation...direct from the unbiased experts.
Some U.S. cities collect as much as $40 per day in taxes on travelers. Here's where you pay the most and the least for your next golf vacation.
We had a great looking for strange and clever products at this year's PGA Show. Let us know what you think of this year's crop!
Want to pay less than half of Torrey Pines Golf Course rates? Here's the secret on how to do it.
The notion of "edible golf courses" seems incredibly far-fetched. And yet, here are a few examples of layouts where the term "greens" has multiple meanings.
Do you feel a tinge of envy for the hoity-toity travelers who get to enjoy luxurious airport lounges? Here's how you can join in the fun without overpaying.
Bandon Dunes makes a great case as the "greatest golf resort on the planet." Here are 10 things Bandon Dunes "insiders" know all about.
Want to nab one of the precious few visitor tee times at Scotland's Muirfield golf links? Here's what you need to know.
There are a number of once-in-a-lifetime-type golf courses out there. Naturally, they're among the most expensive golf courses out there. Are they worth it?
For avid golfers, exclusive golf courses are the "holy grail" when it comes to unforgettable experiences. Here's how to put five big notches on your belt.
As tax season winds down, keep in mind that a bunch of the golf you play this year might be tax-deductible golf.
As golf season approaches in the northeast, here is a look at Turning Stone, a wonderful destination for golf and gaming.
A review of Bandon Crossings Golf Course, including what it costs, how it plays, and whether to make it a part of your Bandon Dunes golf vacation.
Palm Beach golf can get very pricy in a hurry. Here are three courses you won't have to pay through the nose to enjoy.
More and more golf courses are offering live look-ins these days. We've gathered the best golf course webcams together for your enjoyment and distraction.
Public wi-fi networks are helpful and convenient. They can also be dangerous. Here's how to surf safely anywhere.
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