Leigh MacKay

Contributor

Leigh MacKay is a freelance golf writer who specializes in features and travel reviews. A member of Golf Writers Association of America, Golf Travel Writers, and International Network of Golf, he writes a monthly column, "Celebrity Golfer," for New England Golf Monthly and splits his time between Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Plymouth, Mass.

Recent articles
The Champion -- flagship of the five-course PGA National resort in Palm Beach Gardens -- is one of the great golf treasures on Florida's Gold Coast. How good is the Honda Classic host? Padraig Harrington says outside of the majors, it's "the best course we play on tour.
The solution for those golfers who cannot spend four or more hours on the course is to find worthy, shorter tracks. The South Shore of Boston offers four superior alternatives that are but minutes off the direct road from the city to Cape Cod: Weathervane Golf Club, Rockland Golf Course, Little Harbor and North Hill C.C. Leigh MacKay has more.
Few regions can compare with Cape Cod's wealth of golf courses, which number more than 40. Best of all, most of them are open to the public. One of these, however, Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, has been more like a secret haven just for locals and in-the-know vacationers. Leigh MacKay has more on this no-longer-hidden gem.
Take a left on Perfect Drive. Then imagine following a perfect drive, striped about 250 yards, and you will have arrived at PGA Golf Club, the PGA of America's flagship property, located on Florida's Treasure Coast. Proclaimed as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America," the club's reputation comes from its three championship courses by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, and is bolstered by its 35-acre practice facilities and the PGA Museum of Golf.
Céad Míle Fáilte" -- a hundred thousand welcomes -- is the Gaelic greeting that visiting golfers warmly receive when they set foot on Ireland's auld sod. For a distinctive, weeklong, links vacation that you would welcome, I recommend you tee it up on the auld sod that lies along the northernmost coast of the Republic of Ireland, and then follow that coast into Northern Ireland.
The real estate in south Florida between Palm Beach and Miami is called the "Gold Coast." Of course, it could also be called the "Golf Coast" for all the superlative courses that it harbors. For those golfers searching for a 24-karat, stay-and-play golf resort, the Gold Coast can certainly provide that mettle. Five stay-and-play venues -- diverse courses, from Trump National Doral Miami to Shula's Hotel & Golf Club -- in particular shine on this coast all year around
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