Cincinnati, Ohio: A new golf destination for Michiganders

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I'm always on the lookout for new golf destinations for my fellow Michiganders. I take pity on us poor fools who live here. We love golf. We just can't play it as often as we'd like. Not all of us can afford lavish vacations down south to scratc… more »

Golf trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, a real eye-opener

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NORTH BEND, Ohio - There were moments when I was standing on the tee at Deer Run Country Club or Aston Oaks Golf Club where I swore I was in Gaylord or Harbor Springs in northern Michigan. The hills and rolls of the Ohio Valley reminded me so much o… more »

Go yellow with Srixon's Gold-Medal-winning Z-STAR line of golf balls

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The golf ball with the funny name and weird color keeps getting more attention. I’m not going green like everybody else. I’m going yellow. I’ve fallen hard for the new Srixon Z-STAR Tour Yellow golf balls. I seem to see them better on the downswing… more »

Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run open for the 2012 golf season at The American Club in Wisconsin

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The golf season in the Midwest has been unofficially open for more than a month now thanks to a gorgeous month of March that is turning out to be better than April. But the season doesn't officially start until the Midwest's best golf resort - the A… more »

Play the Father's Day Shootout at Desert Pines and Royal Links in Las Vegas

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Father's Day should already be one of the most important golf days on your calendar. Many fathers and sons already have a great tradition of playing golf on a Sunday morning (it's OK to skip church once in a while) and then finish the bonding time b… more »

Boyne USA Resorts teams up with Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan

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There’s a reason that Boyne USA Resorts is the king of Michigan’s golf scene. It isn’t just the biggest on the block – Boyne USA Resorts owns three distinct resort properties and owns/operates nine golf courses. It is also the smartest. Boyne c… more »

Which course tugs on your heart strings? For me, it's Eagle Crest Golf Club in Michigan

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YPSILANTI, Mich. - I’ve stood on the first tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass, Ballybunion and more, feeling tingles of excitement and awe at what lies ahead. But, to be honest, nothing beats that warm, fuzzy familiar… more »

Mike Pickett, head pro at Cumberland Trail Golf Club in Ohio, is a pumpkin-carving wizard

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PATASKALA, Ohio - Mike Pickett is one heck of a golfer. I watched the Pickett, the head professional at Cumberland Trail Golf Course south of Columbus, shoot a 69 with fewer shots (34) than putts (35). But Pickett's real talent lies in the arts.… more »

Punches and putts: Enjoy a VIP golf experience during the Mayweather-Cotto fight May 5 in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas always buzzes with excitement, but the action steps it up a notch when a big fight comes to town. The Floyd Mayweather-Henry Cotto fight on May 5 could end up being the boxing match of the year and you don't want to miss it. The Ultima… more »

Golf in March in Columbus, Ohio? You betcha

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Who says a Midwesterner like me needs an airplane to find good golf in March? I just hopped in a car and three hours later, presto! I was teeing it up at Darby Creek Golf Course, a strong Geoffrey Cornish/Brian Silva design on the… more »

Win a free golf trip to Scotland thanks to GolfNow.com

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Scotland. Golf. You and a buddy. Need I say more? GolfNow.com, the best online source for tee times - not to mention the course reviews, photos and features I deliver for readers - is giving away the ultimate golf getaway to Scotland. I'm pretty sur… more »

TaylorMade's purchase of Adams Golf a solid move

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The news that TaylorMade Golf has purchased Adams Golf for $70 million doesn't come as a surprise to many industry insiders. Adams Golf, based in Texas, has been looking for ways to salvage its brand since the economy went south in 2009. Adams has a… more »

Caledonia and True Blue: Dynamic duo in Pawleys Island, S.C. set to host Golf Channel Am Tour's Myrtle Beach event

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I'm a bit jealous that I'm not in Myrtle Beach at the moment. The Myrtle Beach Classic, one of the 28 events on the 2012 Golf Channel Amateur Tour, will tee off this weekend at the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club and True Blue Golf Plantation. Near… more »

Midwest golf opens for business. Up for a ski-and-golf day at Shanty Creek Resorts?

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The e-mails and facebook posts from golf courses in Michigan normally trickle in this time of year. These days, they are flooding my inbox and wall, all with the same message: We're open! Come and play! The forecast the next four days reads like… more »

The golf scene in southwest Florida and Naples rocks during high season

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NAPLES, Fla. - There's no doubt it's high season in Southwest Florida. Everywhere you look are people. Lots and lots of people. The Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers was packed when I arrived Wednesday. The traffic up and down U.… more »

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

Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Located on the west side of Otsego Lake on one of the most scenic sites in northern Michigan, The Natural is among Gaylord's top golf experiences. Now you can stay at nearby Beaver Creek Resort and play golf at The Natural for less than $100. Based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum required.
Price range: $100