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A Shark’s List of Faves

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

Most die-hard travel golfers remember Jack Nicklaus’ famous quote: “If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world.” So, how about Greg Norman, where would you play if… Continue Reading »

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BAHAMAS: Emerald Bay Golf Course has Lots of Bite . . . Like a Shark!

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

GREAT EXUMA, BAHAMAS – So you’re gonna tee it up with a Hall of Fame golfer. How’s that gonna play out? Actually, it was awesome. My invitation to the kickoff event of the 2018 Web.com Tour, The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, included 18 Pro-Am holes with Greg Norman, who designed the… Continue Reading »

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Resort Report: Barona Creek Golf Club

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

It was 2001 when I last made the one-hour trek from North San Diego County to the Barona Resort & Casino. A lot has changed in 16 years. Back then, the casino was housed in a circus-themed Big Top tent. The new casino, resort and 400-room hotel with five full-service restaurants didn’t even exist. But… Continue Reading »

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Northern Ireland: World-Class Courses for World-Class Golfers

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

For a small country, Northern Ireland punches far above its weight on the global golf stage, having produced three champions with six Major titles between them in the last decade – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke. Its success is no coincidence, however. Underpinning that are some of the finest golf courses to be… Continue Reading »

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New Tiburón Golf Club Offerings Encourage Family And Junior Play

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

Naples, FL – Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples recently unveiled new offerings to encourage families and juniors to play together and more often at the award-winning club. From new Family Tees and Family Golf Carts to junior apparel and golf clubs, Tiburón has made the game more junior and family-friendly. As… Continue Reading »

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Destination Kohler Releases 2018 ‘Dye-Abolical’ and ‘Golf Kohler’ Stay-and-Play Packages

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

KOHLER, WI– Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to four acclaimed Pete Dye-designed courses across Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – is now taking 2018 reservations for the popular “Dye-Abolical” and “Golf Kohler” stay-and-play packages. Destination Kohler is the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel and recently selected by Conde Nast… Continue Reading »

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Myrtle Beach Elite Package, Anchored By Tidewater, Surges To Top Of Golfer Wish Lists

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

Cherry Grove, S.C. — Tidewater Golf Club, one of South Carolina’s premier courses, is anchoring the Myrtle Beach Elite package, a 3-night, 4-round deal that is one of the Grand Strand’s most popular 2018 offerings. The Myrtle Beach Elite Package starts at just $352. The package allows groups to choose among five courses, highlighted by… Continue Reading »

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Villa del Palmar Resort & Spa Offers Unlimited Golf & Sport Fishing Package In the Islands of Loreto

Golfvaca February 2, 2018

LORETO, Baja California Sur, Mexico — What’s better than playing the newly completed Rees Jones-designed golf course along the Baja Peninsula or fishing in the indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez? Doing both in the extra-special “Unlimited Golf & Fishing Package” offered by Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of… Continue Reading »

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Reserva Conchal Golf Course in Costa Rica

Golfvaca December 12, 2017

The Central American country of Costa Rica has a unusual way of helping golfers get over first hole jitters. At the plush Westin Golf Resort and Spa, newcomers to the Reserva Conchal Golf Course are often greeted by the startling roar of howler monkeys perched in the treetops above the first tee. Whether this sound… Continue Reading »

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Cape Breton Island’s Award-Winning Golf Lineup

Golfvaca December 12, 2017

Our golf cart is bouncing like a covered wagon heading over Donner Pass in the Old West migration. This isn’t California, however, it’s Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island in far eastern Canada and the road way is a rumpled fairway on one of Stanley Thompson’s classic golf courses — Highlands Links, a grizzled, timeless masterpiece… Continue Reading »

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