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Awarii Dunes: Where Ireland Meets the Heartland

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AXTELL, Neb. – Awarii Dunes is where Jim Engh meets Nebraska. Ireland meets the heartland. It’s where a Texan reaches the 17th fairway and says, “where the hell is the green?” Then it dawns on me. This is Jim Engh — the guy that loves Irish golf. That huge dune up ahead is hiding a… Continue Reading »

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Giants Ridge: Minnesota’s “Double Diamond”

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While high heat and humidity can make late summer downright unbearable in many parts of the country, it’s perfect golf weather at Northern Minnesota’s Giants Ridge. The Biwabik golf resort, nestled in the unspoiled beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range, features two of the top-ranked layouts in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” With plenty of… Continue Reading »

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Boot Ranch Golf Course: King of Country Golf

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You feel a sense of anticipation building as you take the 78-mile trek from Austin/ Bergstrom International Airport to Boot Ranch Golf Course in Fredericksburg, TX. The landmarks are plentiful as you pass President Johnson’s hometown, the song inspiration for Waylon, Willie, and the Boys, and no fewer than 16 wineries. Your GPS reads five… Continue Reading »

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Pinehurst Resort Planning to Open New Microbrewery in the Fall

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VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NC – On New Year’s Eve in 1895, the steam produced by the Village Power House enabled The Holly Inn to welcome the first guests to Pinehurst with the very latest in luxury amenities – heat and electricity. For decades, the steam plant powered the homes, hotels and cottages of Pinehurst until… Continue Reading »

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Pinehurst No. 4: Evolution of a Classic

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VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NC – The Cradle of American Golf. The St. Andrews of America. Whichever title is bestowed upon Pinehurst Resort, one thing is certain. The golf is as good as anywhere in the world. President Tom Pashley and company recognize the Pinehurst standard is not one to be neglected. The property continues to… Continue Reading »

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Bajamar Summer

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May Gray and June Gloom have departed! The summer is finally heating up and so are the deals at the Bajamar Golf Resort, also known as the “Mexican Pebble Beach.” Stay-and-play golf packages and the 11th Vendimia Open Tournament highlight the summer action at Bajamar, a spectacular 27-hole seaside resort located just an hour from… Continue Reading »

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My Turn: Trump, Golf Courses, and the Environment: Go Figure?

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When I think of environmentalists and golf courses, a thousand thoughts leap gazelle-like through my brain. After working and editing some Forest Service Environmental Impact Statements, I learned that it’s not bad to cut down trees. It can clean up dead fuels that make forest fires tougher to fight and it makes the forest even… Continue Reading »

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Shoot Fore Par at Mission Inn Resort & Club

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Howey-in-the-Hills, FL – Ready, aim, fire…and Shoot Fore Par! Mission Inn Resort & Club is combining two favorite pastimes – golf and shooting – into one affordable package, starting September 15 through December 30. Guests can experience two award-winning golf courses at one of Florida’s iconic venues with an option for a trap and skeet… Continue Reading »

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Jw Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Slices Into Exceptional Fall Getaway

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SAN ANTONIO – Everything’s bigger in Texas, especially the travel. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa announces another of its highly anticipated luxury packages for indulgence this fall. The crisp fall weather offers the perfect backdrop to an exceptional experience ideal for a couples or guys getaway in the Texas hills. The… Continue Reading »

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Amawaterways Tees Up ‘Exclusive Concierge Golf Program’

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CALABASAS, CA – AmaWaterways is teeing up an incredible roster of amenities for guests traveling on board the one-of-a-kind AmaMagna when she makes her debut next year– including a brand new Exclusive Concierge Golf Program.  Officially introduced today, the program will give travelers the opportunity to experience five top-level golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria,… Continue Reading »

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