Archives for: June 2013

Fila Golf goes soft with its summer golf polo shirts

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Now that summer's finally here, it's time to coordinate what we wear to the course with the season. Fila Golf's California golf polos come in eight bold colors, a perfect look for summer. I had a tough time turning down the Maize yellow (I'm a Unive… more »

The sun never sets on the lakeside Inn at Bay Harbor in northern Michigan

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PETOSKEY, Mich. - It's days like this one that remind me why Northern Michigan is arguably the nation's most overlooked golf destination. Golf magazines and writers like me continue to tout its beauty, but so few golfers outside of the Midwest ventu… more »

Eighth Wonder Travel: The ultimate guide for a golf trip around New Zealand

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Winter time is always the best time to plan your next summer golf vacation. No, I’m not confused. The summer sun is shining here in Michigan – and elsewhere across America – but it’s winter down under in New Zealand. Due to the logistics involve… more »

The golf book 'The Art of Fast Play' couldn't be more timely as the USGA rolls out its 'While We're Young' campaign

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It seems everybody is jumping on the "play faster" bandwagon. The United States Golf Association rolled out its "While We're Young" campaign during last week's U.S. Open, hoping to spur people to quit hanging out at the beer cart (a funny commercial… more »

Win a free trip to Scotland to stay and play at Turnberry Resort with Carr Golf Travel

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If I could, I would "like" Carr Golf Travel a thousand times on Facebook or recruit a 1,000 of my closest friends to follow the tour operator on twitter. That would increase my chances to win one of the best golf giveaways I've seen in awhile. Yo… more »

Experience planes, trains and automobiles -- and maybe even a hole-in-one -- on a golf trip to Scotland's West Coast

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IRVINE, Ayrshire, Scotland -- Jerry Kessell stepped up on the 15th tee of the Western Gailes Golf Club ready to hit. The metal railroad tracks next to him started vibrating, the noise and shake getting louder with each passing second. Kessell, the c… more »

There's something magical about golf in Machrihanish in Scotland

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MACHRIHANISH, Scotland - Maybe it was the long journey by ferry to get into town. Maybe it was the mystical sunset last night over the beach. Maybe it was the luxurious Ugadale Hotel cottage I stayed in last night. Maybe it was the sunny, wi… more »

Scotland's West Coast links golf courses are in full bloom this week

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TROON, Scotland - I'd never seen anything like it in all my travels. It felt like walking through a yellow forest fire. The gorse lining the fairways of Royal Troon Golf Club's Old course was in full bloom with wave after wave of glowing yellow flow… more »

USGA releases book 'Great Moments of the U.S. Open' just in time for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion

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A history book written by a couple of guys who work at a golf museum runs the risk of being boring. The new book, "Great Moments of the U.S. Open", is anything but. The classy hardcover, published by Firefly Books, has released just in time for an in… more »

Simply select where you want to play, find a tee time deal, and golf now!

Dates: May 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Now you can stay and play like a member at the Waterlefe Golf & River Club in Bradenton, Florida. Lodging is provided at one of Waterlefe's partner hotels: the Courtyard Marriott (Sarasota University Park) or Hampton Inn & Suites (University Park or Ellenton).
Price range: $149