Pinehurst No. 8 Gets Agronomic Upgrade

Pinehurst No. 8 closed in June and will reopen in September firmer, faster and even more on-brand with the “Sandhills Aesthetic.” Tom Fazio’s centennial will undergo a series of agronomic and infrastructure enhancements to position it as a marquee course for decades to come. Golfers who’ve followed Pinehurst Resort’s arc over the past decade might Read more…

Hilton Head Golf Island Golf Trip Ideas

There are dozens of amazing golf destinations across the U.S., but only a select few can accommodate a wide variety of golf trip types. One of America’s original golf hotbeds, Hilton Head Island can wear several golf hats, ranging from a week-long, 36-hole-a-day golf gorge to a quick weekend couples golf getaway.  Golf resorts and Read more…

Champion Hills Enjoying Banner Year in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains

Champion Hills

   Champion Hills, Western North Carolina’s premier golf community, announces its Tom Fazio-designed course is ranked 11th in North Carolina in Golfweek’s prestigious list of the “Best Private Courses” in each state. Considered one of Fazio’s seminal works of mountain golf course architecture, Champion Hills moved up two spots from 13th in 2021 and is Read more…

Hilton Head Golf Island Releases Fall Golf Packages

Hilton Head Golf Island, the golf marketing arm of Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort area golf courses, is urging golfers to book their trips to this popular Lowcountry destination much further in advance than in previous years. One of America’s true golf capitals, Hilton Head is experiencing the same historic uptick in demand and other Read more…

Destination: Hilton Head ‘Golf Island’

Harbour Town Golf Links

Before there was Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley, Streamsong and the American Club, there was Hilton Head. This iconic golf destination in South Carolina’s famed Lowcountry region that came of age in the 80s and 90s remains one the East Coast’s premier strongholds for high-end resort and daily fee golf. Buoyed by a $200 million-plus investment Read more…

Five Family-Friendly Golf Getaways for 2022

Spring break is just a few weeks away for most school districts, while summer break is just over the horizon. Across the country, vacations are being painstakingly planned by diligent moms and dads with “advanced degrees” in Google, Bing, Trip Advisor and Yelp. And these days, many parents also have a “minor” in golf. With Read more…

Phantom of the Open is an Oscars Contender

“Caddyshack” is an iconic golf movie for slapstick and gag fans.  “Happy Gilmore” finds Adam Sandler turning a hockey stick into a driver and fairway wood.  “Tin Cup” boasts the star power of Kevin Costner and Rene Russo.  Then there are more recent golf films that fell so short that I was left scarred from Read more…

Swing into Spring 2022 at These Southeastern Golf Destinations

There’s more to the Southeast than just college football. That’s right, before the overlapping SEC and ACC regions perennially produced America’s national champion seemingly every year, they were home to many of the best golf destinations in the U.S. As we round winter’s corner into the peak spring season, here’s a short-list of golf resorts Read more…

P.B. Dye’s ‘Diabolical’ Best

If there was a shortlist of the unsung heroes of golf course architecture’s modern era, P.B. Dye would likely find himself on it. Given his unabashedly outgoing demeanor and penchant for expressing strong opinions about anything from golf to college football, it’s a wonder he never got more “press.” While he could certainly be the Read more…

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