Archives for: November 2007

Maui's best twilight golf deals are Kapalua's Plantation & Bay courses by far

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Generally, Maui golf is expensive. Not especially so given the greens fees in other West Coast meccas like Scottsdale and Las Vegas. And not at Cabo's high-end luxury level where fees seem to start at $250 and negotiate up in the Mexican coast's successf… more »

When the sea's a mad drunk, think twice about that Lanai to Maui ferry ride

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When the shuttle bus driver picking me up at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele simply laughed and pointed at the big dark clouds when I told him I was taking the ferry to Maui, I probably should have taken the hint. By the time the construction workers who… more »

Aloha means you're an ass: A Hawaii native tip

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The quickest way to out yourself as a dorky tourist in Hawaii is to go around saying, "Aloha" to everyone. This works better than one of those fanny packs.And you don't necessarily want a bunch of people happily screaming "Aloha" to you either.Th… more »

Hawaii is even more beautiful than you heard

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Like many people planning their first trip to Hawaii, I'd heard endless stories on how picturesque everything is. Which usually triggered a shrug or a polite nod on my part. If you're in the travel writing business, you should look at over-the-top PR cla… more »

How low can Wayne Gretzky go? Nationwide Tour host beneath Great One & so not Timberlake

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If you've spent much time in Phoenix, you have an idea of what a precipitous plunge Wayne Gretzky's career has taken recently. His record as Coyotes coach is well under .500 and maybe worse yet, his team is one of the least interesting in a league that a… more »

Raven at Verrado a unique Thanksgiving golf option in greater Phoenix-Scottsdale

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Some people like to gorge on golf along with that turkey on Thanksgiving. If you find yourself in the Phoenix-Scottsdale resort corridor, one of the most enjoyable ways to do is to drive out to Raven Golf Club at Verrado.This golf course is a little… more »

Not to go Michael Vick, but yapping chihuahua dogs should be banned from golf course homes

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No one's endorsing Michael Vick here, but someone needs to take a stand and ban little yapping dogs - mainly chihuahuas - from golf course homes. Or better yet, ban their owners. In the past, I've went into how golfers should feel free to fire at home… more »

Impossible to overestimate the impact of Justin Timberlake as new host of Las Vegas' PGA tournament

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The only thing bigger for Las Vegas' often disregarded PGA tournament than the news that pop star Justin Timberlake has signed a five-year deal to be the event's host would be if Tiger Woods put his name on a 10-year binding contract to play in it. Do… more »

Golf courses charging extra on Veterans Day a disgrace

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Like many Americans, I spent Veterans Day golfing. Unlike most I was working - and if you saw my swing - you'd realize it definitely qualifies as work - but it's still great to see so many golfers out having a good time. Until, you realize that many o… more »

Just reopened, renovated Pelican Hill brings wow power with South Course's back nine stretch

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Such fussy care has been put into the details at the renovated, just reopened Pelican Hill Golf Club - from using shrub that will never grow taller than three feet to insure those ocean views are never again obscured, to carts with seats so plushy green… more »

Florida's PGA National Champion gets better again in Tiger Woods hunt

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PGA National's Champion Course is the host of one of those tournaments (the Honda Classic) that's desperately trying to woo Tiger Woods. Tournament officials believe they have a real chance because PGA National is in Palm Beach Gardens, close to Tiger's… more »

British Columbia resort Predator Ridge gets GM gem in Whistler steal

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Most golf pros and general managers are unremarkable to mediocre. That's the way it is in almost every profession - golf writers included.Unfortunately, you tend to remember the truly bad ones most too - the pro who puts his own game ahead of his cus… more »

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