Golf Odyssey

Golf Odyssey publishes a monthly, subscription-only newsletter and a website. Now in its 27th year, Golf Odyssey: The Insider's Guide to The Best in Golf Travelis dedicated to the publication of honest and unbiased evaluations of great golf destinations in the United States and abroad. Independence and confidentiality are the cornerstones of our editorial approach. Our editors regularly travel anonymously and Golf Odyssey does not accept advertising from golf courses, resorts or restaurants in order to serve subscribers with objective information and discriminating advice.

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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.
It’s hard to beat an atmospheric boutique retreat for a weekend getaway. One of our favorites is Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia.
This month, we wrap up our swing through Vermont with a visit to Burlington for a fall foliage favorite. The charming Essex Resort & Spa, located about 10 miles from downtown in Essex Junction, calls itself “Vermont’s culinary resort.”
Coore & Crenshaw's latest effort set to open, trips to Danzante Bay and Reynolds Lake Oconee, and updates at PGA National.
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.
Why this shoulder season month is a slam dunk for golfers seeking value in one of America's most expensive golf destinations.
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.
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.
Of all the great golf destinations in Ireland, the southwest stands supreme
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.
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.
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.
Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Pebble Beach Resort hold special reverence in the golf world. Every golfer who hasn't been wants — and ought — to make a pilgrimage there. With the exception of St. Andrews, no place in golf conjures the sport's allure like Pebble Beach. To utter the name is to summon images of water crashing the sea wall, land's end par threes like the 7th and 17th, a glorious finishing hole that wraps around the rocky beach, and a storehouse of history and lore.
The July 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The June 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The May 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The April 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The March 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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