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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December’s arrival on the calendar somehow always manages to sneak up on us. We’re in the home stretch of yet another year in our ongoing quest to bring you the best in golf travel. This month marks the completion of our 27th year and it’s time to step back for a moment to take stock of where our travels led us in 2018 and contemplate the exciting adventures we’re looking forward to in 2019.
As is GOLF ODYSSEY’s custom each December, we are pleased to highlight the best and worst from our travels during the past year. We hope you find these awards to be helpful as guides to make 2019 an adventurous new year of golf travel.
Our colleagues at Golf Advisor Getaways continue to add more unique guided getaway experiences to their 2019 lineup.
INDEX TO 2018 COURSE AND LODGING REVIEWS
Collaboration, compromise achieved among architect rivals in the early days of Streamsong Resort.
The November 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
The Carolina Sandhills have a lot going on right now from Pinehurst Resort to its neighbors. This month, we explore sister properties located a couple of miles from each other in Southern Pines—Talamore and Mid South.
In the ever-popular Phoenix-Scottsdale golf mecca, a handful of resorts represent the gold standard for traveling golfers. One retreat that’s perennially at the top of the list is the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
Troon Golf Vacations, Gold Advisor Getaways, and New Practice Facilities and an Upcoming Golf School at Bay Hill
We recently caught up with golf course architect Rees Jones for a GOLF ODYSSEY Conversation. It’s been a banner year for Jones, whose remodel of Bellerive Country Club was the stage for the enthralling 2018 PGA Championship. He was particularly excited to talk about his new TPC Danzante Bay course perched on an idyllic bay near Loreto, Mexico.
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.
The October 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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.
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