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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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IAGTO Sustainability Awards helping golf courses and resorts emerge as leaders in sustainable sport and business

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 7, 2015) Golf clubs and resorts across the globe are now seizing the opportunity to create more sustainable businesses, according to IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) Chief Executive, Peter Walton. On the eve of announcing this year’s IAGTO Sustainability Award winners at a glittering ceremony to conclude the International… Continue Reading »

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Global golf travel industry celebrates another successful IGTM

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 9, 2015) With over 325 buyers, more than 500 exhibitors and in excess of 11,300 meetings taking place, the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2015, held for the first time in Tenerife, was one of the most successful editions ever. The world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and… Continue Reading »

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International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) announces Mallorca as host destination for 2016

Golfvaca October 11, 2015

(Tenerife, Spain – October 7, 2015) The International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) has announced the 2016 edition of the world’s premier global event for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media, will be hosted on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca will welcome IGTM 2016, organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions,… Continue Reading »

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Head to Switzerland’s Ticino for Some Late-Season Golf

Golfvaca September 11, 2015

Ascona, Switzerland – The unique micro-climate of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton in southern Switzerland, allows golfers to continue playing in warm, balmy weather well into October. To make the most of the fantastic playing conditions, Giardino Ascona (www.giardino-ascona.ch/) has teamed up with its next-door neighbor Golf Club Patriziale Ascona, where the course was designed with… Continue Reading »

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Canadian Rockies: Feel The Rush

Golfvaca August 24, 2015

Rush is Canada’s most famous rock band. A rush is also the sensation you can’t help but feel when playing golf in the Alberta Canadian Rockies. Where else in the world do golf courses embrace skyscraping mountain vistas on every hole? Where else is there a 50/50 chance of spying an elk or a bear… Continue Reading »

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