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Resort Report: Torrey Pines North

Golfvaca February 16, 2017

LA JOLLA, Calif. — It’s an unmistakable scene. You arrive at Torrey Pines, a PGA Tour stop, where a beautiful, rugged, cliffside Pacific Ocean view is the star attraction. But something is different. This is a public 36-hole facility where the South and North courses draw countless locals daily heading to their tee times pulling… Continue Reading »

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Active NFL Players To Tee It Up At Diamond Resorts Invitational

Golfvaca January 14, 2017

ORLANDO, FL – The Diamond Resorts Invitational™ benefiting Florida Hospital for Children expanded the most unique field in golf with the addition of three active National Football League stars: Arizona Cardinals All-Pros Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson, as well as Jacksonville Jaguars Bryan Walters. They’ll join 27 PGA TOUR Champions, three LPGA stars and 45… Continue Reading »

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On the Road to Milwaukee

Golfvaca August 3, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI. – Sure it was beer that made Milwaukee famous, and rockabilly singer Jerry Lee Lewis a loser, but it has a golf history and its future seems unlimited. Milwaukee area golf is a winner. The 2017 U.S. Open is scheduled at nearby Erin Hills, a brawny 7,800-yard minimalistic beast designed by Michael Hurdzan,… Continue Reading »

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Batter Up!

Golfvaca March 21, 2016

The popping of the gloves, the cracks of the bats, John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on the loud speaker – hearing those sounds this time of year gives baseball fans goosebumps. They signify that Spring Training has arrived and everyone is a World Series contender – yes, even the Chicago Cubs. The Phoenix area hosts 15 professional… Continue Reading »

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Shoulder Season Shines in South Florida

Golfvaca March 18, 2016

For last minute trips to catch a spring training game or two, or an extended golf sojourn this spring, PGA Golf Club is offering a wide array of golf packages featuring its three onsite golf courses (Dye, Ryder and Wanamaker), nearby St. Lucie Trail Golf Club and a variety of lodging options to suit any… Continue Reading »

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TPC Scottsdale: Party on with the PGA!

Golfvaca February 15, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The rowdy fans of the Waste Management Phoenix Open showcased at TPC Scottsdale willed their way to make a PGA Tour stop become a party and a fun experience. They come in huge numbers, get loud and then go home. Most everyone has a good time minus perhaps a few grumpy pros…. Continue Reading »

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The TPC Stadium Course Makes a Comeback

Golfvaca February 15, 2016

It has taken almost three decades, but one of the most iconic—not to mention controversial—golf courses in America has finally made it back to center stage. The TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, California was built in 1986 under the direction of master course designer Pete Dye, who needs no introduction when it comes to… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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Bay Hill Club & Lodge Named IAGTO Golf Resort of the Year – North America

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

ORLANDO, FL – Adding to the resort’s impressive list of accolades, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, the home of one of most respected events on the PGA TOUR, the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, is extremely pleased to announce it has earned the distinction of Golf Resort of the Year – North… Continue Reading »

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Mission Hills Wins Sustainability Award from IAGTO

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

Haikou, China—: Mission Hills has been honoured for its ‘exceptional commitment to the three pillars of sustainable golf development: nature, resources and people’. Mission Hills Resort in Haikou has been named Sustainable Golf Course of the Year for the Asian region in the 2016 International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ [IAGTO] Sustainability Awards. Launched as… Continue Reading »

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