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Mike Bailey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey .

Recent articles
If you're ever in Kansas City on business or pleasure, the first thing that might strike you is how easy it is to get around town. Despite KC being Missouri's largest city population-wise at nearly a half-million people (St. Louis only has 310,000, but a much larger metro population at more than 3 million), it still seems sort of cozy.
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
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.
Popular public course in Miami can't catch a break. After soccer group proposes takeover of the property, arsonist damages $500 worth of property.
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.
The perfect golf course lunch at the turn: From coast to coast, we've sampled some of the world's greatest hot dogs.
Whistling Straits, Destination Kohler continues to set the standard for bucket list golf in Wisconsin. Mike Bailey reports on his trip that included Blackwolf Run and the American Club.
Looking for the right pair of prescription sunglasses to take on the golf course? Mike Bailey answers some frequently asked questions.
Arkansas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a golf destination, but it packs a pretty good punch, and it's a good value.
Looking for the ideal daily-fee golf facility? Mistwood Golf Club in the Chicago area comes pretty close. Here's why.
If you're looking for a week of great links golf, you can't go wrong in Northern Ireland and NW Ireland, Mike Bailey writes after a recent trip across the pond.
A closed golf course off the coast of Maryland gets new life with a radical concept that emphasizes getting to the holes, not getting the ball in them.
The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia is the latest golf destination to add a premium short course. The Ashford will be the fifth course at the West Virginia resort when it opens August.
Golfers at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston will soon get a surprise they weren't expecting: parking fees in addition to green fees.
Golf grips are one of the most under appreciated, but certainly a critical factor when it comes to your equipment. Here's a look at what you should consider.
Nobody appreciates the angles on the golf course more than those who designed them, reports senior writer Mike Bailey after spend a couple of days playing with members of the ASGCA.
2018 National Golf Day involves a visit by industry leaders to Capitol Hill. For golfers, it's an opportunity for free lessons.
Whether your child is a beginner or ready to compete, there are junior golf programs out there for every youngster regardless of size or ability.
LostGolfBalls.com harvests and sells balls from more than 2,400 courses. The truth is, balls are so well made today that they can spend a few nights or even weeks in the water and come out just fine.
Topgolf might not be traditional golf, but there's little doubt that it's growing the game.
Playing golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort goes way beyond the muni experience, writes Mike Bailey. It came with great views, meals and even a ticket to a pro tennis event.
Want to play golf in the Palm Springs area after dark? Indian Wells Golf Resort is unveiling a new driving range concept that will make hitting balls in the dark more fun.
Looking to work on your game? Plenty of driving ranges in the suburbs and few in the city. Here's a guide.
Going to Augusta to attend the Masters? Check out these interesting attractions in Georgia's second oldest city.
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