Archives for: December 2005

Beach Road Chicken - best restaurant in Jacksonville, FL

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Take a break from all those fancy, high-priced restaurants when you're visiting Jacksonville, and go visit Beach Road Chicken Dinners. Best restaurant in town if you're looking for a hearty, Southern meal. It's a Jacksonville establishment. It's so ol… more »

Tiger Woods celebrates 30: give him a break

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So Tiger Woods gets to celebrate his birth-month. The rest of us usually get only a day to celebrate, or mourn, our birthdays. Woods is taking almost the whole month of January to ease the pain of turning 30, probably on some secluded Caribbean island w… more »

TPC Sawgrass: Which do you Ponte Vedra, FL golfers prefer? Stadium or Valley course?

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It's amazing the number of people who say they prefer the Valley course over the much more famous Stadium course at the Tournament Players Club in Ponte Vedra, a little south of Jacksonville. On a recent tour of the Jacksonville area -- the First Coa… more »

Bent Creek one of better bargains in Jacksonville golf

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I'm a fan of municipal golf courses. Always have been, always will be. I like the working man atmosphere, playing with the great unwashed. Of course, the down side are courses left un-attended, weeds sprouting in the fairways, pock-marked greens and bore… more »

Golf in Jacksonville, Florida very under-rated

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Jacksonville, Florida is a very under-rated golf destination. For the life of me, I can't understand why it hasn't achieved the status of a Myrtle Beach. It has nearly as many golf courses, is much easier to get to by car, and there's more to do off the… more »

Closures of golf courses on Grand Strand getting scary

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The loss of golf courses along the Grand Strand is starting to get scary. It's one thing when lesser courses are sold for re-development, because that could be seen as simply market forces at work. Oversaturation and booming real estate value can explain… more »

Going to miss those floating casinos in Biloxi

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I loved Biloxi, Mississippi before Katrina, and I'll probably love it after. The casinos are already re-building and some expect to be open before the new year, albeit in extremely temporary quarters. But, most if not all, will be building on land, wi… more »

Sorenstam not getting enough credit

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I’m not sure Annika Sorenstam is getting her just due, with all the talk going on about the hot young women golfers like Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, et al. Here we have a woman who could turn out to be the best of all time, and it seem… more »

Ladies: more to Augusta than Hootie and the blowhards

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Ladies, just because you can't get into Augusta doesn't mean you can't golf here. In less than a week, I've found several courses that, while not on a par with Augusta National certainly, are well worth your time. Mt. Vintage is a terrific course and… more »

Another Myrtle Beach course to close? Hey, get something in writing!

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It looks like the Grand Strand may lose another golf course. A developer told Myrtle Beach online that he plans to buy the South Course at the Deer Track Golf resort and build 500 homes on it. The sale is pending and if it goes through, plans call fo… more »
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