My first impression of Myrtle Beach golf comes at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach, N.C.

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A frost delay got my first trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., off to a slow start this morning, but it didn't take long for one of the country's most recognizable golf destinations to win me over. Within an hour of teeing off, the sun came out and stayed o… more »

Improve your golf game with hypnosis at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS - Michael Smith doesn't look like a swing doctor. His handlebar mustache reminded me of Rollie Fingers' famous look. But Smith just might hold the secret to playing better golf. Smith is a hypnotherapist who spearheads the program, "Hy… more »

Recent golf trips to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts offer a learning experience about Caribbean life

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I've been on a Caribbean kick lately, visiting Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts in a span of six weeks. The trips have been a real eye-opener to help me understand island life a little better. I'm used to seeing the stark contrast… more »

Eat and golf like a king in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS - I think I found the reason they call this desert oasis "Sin City." Hint 1: It has nothing to do with gambling. Hint 2: Just look at my bulging belly. I'm home less than 48 hours after five fab days in Vegas and the cravings haven't… more »

Los Cabos, Mexico honored by the IAGTO as a premier golf destination

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When I look outside to see the dreary gray Michigan sky these days, I find myself daydreaming of the blue waters and green fairways of Los Cabos in Mexico. Turns out, I'm not the only one smitten with the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos has… more »

Walters Golf gift certificate offers great tee-time deals for its three Las Vegas courses

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Golf in Sin City might be some of the most expensive in the country, but there are ways to live the life of a high roller for less. I'm sitting in my room at Caesar's Palace looking out on the lights flashing on the strip as I write… more »

Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami not under Donald Trump's golf umbrella yet

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MIAMI – The Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, should be ready to party, showcasing its 50th anniversary in 2012. Instead this iconic 693-room resort, with five courses in south Florida, is operating under the cloud of bankruptcy. It re… more »

Scenic Ardglass Golf Club in Northern Ireland honored as the "Links" of the Year by Irish Tour Operators

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Once my review of Ardglass Golf Club published, I got a scathing comment from a fellow golf writer that Ardglass was a nice "holiday course" and didn't deserve the praise I heaped upon it. I saw his point. Ardglass is no Royal County Down or Royal P… more »

Cap Cana, Roco Ki golf developments in the Dominican Republic face uncertain futures

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When I first learned I would be visiting Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, I was geeked to check out the Legacy course at Roco Ki, the oceanfront stunner by Nick Faldo. Turns out, my excitement was way off-base. After opening to rave reviews in… more »

A sneak peak at the Hacienda course at PUNTACANA Resort & Club

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PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - I got a sneak peak of the new Hacienda course at PUNTACANA Resort & Club last weekend. I had just finished 36 holes at the resort's other two courses - the exclusive Corales and the fun La Cana courses - when my… more »

Rocking out at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

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PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- I already feel like a celebrity. I've been at the Punta Cana Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for less than a few hours and I already feel like I've rubbed elbows with greatness ... well, at least sort of. I walked by J… more »

"18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes" one book I'll cherish

As much as I love the book "18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes" (see my review here), I love my latest addition, "18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes" even more. This elegant book published in 2010, but I just discovered it last week. I've never been to Scotl… more »

Dinner with Chi Chi Rodriguez at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico

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Chi Chi Rodriguez still loves the game of golf. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Rodriguez for dinner at the grand opening celebration of the East course at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico. I've never seen somebody laugh and tell so many jokes. Rod… more »

The craziest things I've ever seen on a golf course

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I recently passed the "500 courses played" milestone. It gave me pause, reflecting upon all the great places I've played and all the people I've met on the first tee. Instead of reminiscing about the best courses I've played (the lame question I get… more »

Evergreen Golf Club in Wisconsin a possible victim of Imprelis, DuPont's controversial herbicide

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The beautiful pines that line many of the fairways and greens inspired the name of Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The 27-hole course just south of touristy Lake Geneva is beloved by locals as a friendly parkland track that is affordable… more »
Panama Golf Packages
Dates: August 1, 2017 - December 20, 2018
Enjoy luxurious accommodations and unlimited golf at Buenaventura Golf Club.
Price range: $299