Bandon Dunes at 20: Still Dazzling, Still Growing

An Improbable Success Story Just Keeps Getting Better

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort turned 20 years old this month. That’s nothing on the centuries-long arc of golf history, but it’s something to celebrate. Mike Keiser’s you-gotta-be-kidding me lark on a remote stretch of Oregon coast has, in my estimation, changed the game in ways we’re still discovering. For instance, the natural, “let the land Read more…

Michigan’s Gull Lake View Spreads Golf Wings

Stoatin Brae Course Matures Into A Linksy Winner
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Gull Lake View Golf Resort remains one of the largest family-owned resorts in the U.S. and now, with one of the most talked-about new golf courses in country, the venerable destination looks excitedly toward its next generation. Brian Schneider, Eric Iverson, Don Placek and Brian Slawnik, senior associates for Renaissance Golf Design of Traverse City, Read more…

New Dumbarnie Links Open For 2020 Tee Times

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Tee time reservations are now available for starting times beginning May 16, 2020 at Dumbarnie Links, a new true links golf course located on Scotland’s East Coast in the Kingdom of Fife, and on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. Tee times can be made through the Dumbarnie Links website, at “Dumbarnie Links Read more…

Play ‘Unlimited’ Golf At Mexico’s Danzante Bay

New Rees Jones Design Earning Raves

The acclaimed Rees Jones design, centerpiece of Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, has to be seen to be believed and guests who take advantage of the property’s new “Unlimited Golf Package” will enjoy hours playing this seaside stunner. Available through Dec. 20, the resort and TPC Danzante Bay Read more…

Tee It Up With Cheyenne Woods

Troon Sweepstakes Features Round With Tiger’s Niece

Troon and professional golfer Cheyenne Woods have teamed up for the “Golf With Cheyenne Woods” sweepstakes, in which one lucky golfer (and three friends) can win a round of golf with Woods at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Those interested in entering the sweepstakes should visit The sweepstakes drawing will take place Read more…

Silvies Valley Ranch Offers Goat Caddie Program

Oregon Resort Opens For Its Second Full Season
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Silvies Valley Ranch, a 140,000 acre eco-resort featuring four stand-alone award-winning golf experiences will open for its second full golf season on May 1.  Recognized by major golf media including Golf Tips for its creative approach to the golf experience including a unique goat caddie program, The Links at Silvies Valley Ranch intertwines amazing golf Read more…

Big Sky Is High On Summer Golf

Why Montana Boasts The Best High-Altitude Golf in America
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There is a place to relax and unwind in the American West, a bigger-than-big ski destination in the northern Rockies that slips into flip-flops and T-shirts when the snow melts and summer arrives. It’s called Big Sky. Located an hour’s drive south of Bozeman, a trendy little town of tidy brick buildings known for its Read more…

Troon Challenge Welcomes All Amateur Golfers

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The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf. Now in its 17th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,600 golfers competing in regional qualifying events across the United States. From May through November, regional qualifying events will be held at over 34 facilities in Read more…

Busy Golf Summer For Fairmont Banff Springs

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club will kick off the 2019 golf season when the Tunnel Mountain 9 course opens for play Friday, May 3. The opening of Fairmont’s famed Stanley Thompson Course will follow a week later with play beginning Friday, May 10. Special early-season rates will be available for both courses, until June 4. Read more…

Omni Barton Creek Beams Anew

Renovations, Great Golf Highlight Austin Favorite
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It was a glorious return to Texas Hill Country golf. I worked in the golf business in Austin in the early ’80s, and played most of the courses in and around Texas’ capital city, though the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa had not opened back then. So when the time came, in early 2019, Read more…