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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 »


Cannes to showcase its glamorous golf attractions during 20th edition of IGTM

Golfvaca November 17, 2017

Golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media attending the 20th edition of International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will experience first-hand why Cannes and the wider Provence and Cote d’Azur regions in southern France are so appealing to visiting golfers. The landmark edition of IGTM, which will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès… Continue Reading »


High Sierras Serendipity

Golfvaca August 17, 2017

PORTOLA, CA – It’s June and there’s a distinctive golfer pointing down the 18th fairway at Grizzly Ranch, a scenic golf haven on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. “Just look around, this is a pretty cool deal, the spot you want to be. There’s our iconic covered bridge in the background,… Continue Reading »


Resort Report: The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

Golfvaca July 16, 2017

Edgewood Tahoe, home to The American Century Championship since 1990, is now a destination golf course with the June opening of the new $100 million Lodge at Edgewood, Tahoe. The 169,000-square foot lodging at South Lake Tahoe has 154 rooms, and the project added 200 new full-time jobs to the area. The historic lodges of… Continue Reading »


Hit The Road, Golfers: Omni’s ‘Guys Golf Getaway’ Package Made For Summer Road Trips

Golfvaca June 18, 2017

Omni Hotels & Resorts wants this summer to be all about golf and good friends, so it’s offering great golf packages for groups of “fore” or more at its 11 luxury destinations in the Omni Golf Collection. Beginning today, the “Guys Golf Getaway” package features the full VIP treatment at the Omni golf resort of… Continue Reading »


Golf with Grace in Turks and Caicos

Golfvaca January 15, 2016

What if someone said your Turks and Caicos next door neighbor was voted to be the best in the world? What if that someone was TripAdvisor, and their 305 million monthly readers chose Grace Bay Beach as the number one-ranked beach on the planet? Knowing what you know about your neighbor, if you’re going to… Continue Reading »


Vegas . . . Baby!

Golfvaca December 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS — It runs like an old black-and-white movie in my mind. It was the late 1950s. Waves of mirage heat rolled over the asphalt, and a ribbon of hotels, casinos and neon appeared. It was the Las Vegas Strip. My brothers and I pressed our faces to the casino windows–cupped hands, shielding the… Continue Reading »


Doubling Down on Pechanga

Golfvaca November 10, 2015

There’s no such thing as a sure thing! If you’re anything like me who likes to throw down a few bucks on a blackjack table or the roulette wheel from time to time, you’ll know full well that the only sure things are death and taxes. But, there may be a loophole to that rule… Continue Reading »


Fall is the Time to Play Golf

Golfvaca September 11, 2015

Real golfers know playing in the fall is where it’s at. Comfortable temperatures, little or no humidity, the colors of autumn, plus the likelihood of smaller crowds after the bustling tourist months is appealing to those wanting to get as many rounds in as possible before stowing the clubs for winter. This sampling of courses… Continue Reading »


Teeing Up Atlantic City

Golfvaca August 24, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Incorporating the area’s proper parlance, it would be a safe bet to call Atlantic City one of the finest midsized golf destinations east of the Mississippi: A “Shore Thing” if you will. An easy driving distance from most of the East Coast’s major metropolitan areas, today Atlantic City regularly boasts half… Continue Reading »

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