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PGA Tour Event Turns into Desert Festival

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In addition to being a golf destination, the Palm Springs area of Southern California has taken on a reputation over the later years as a mecca for festivals and concerts. The Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival during the spring season have certainly left their mark on this area known as… Continue Reading »

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PGA Jr. League Charts Record Growth in 2017

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – PGA Jr. League is continuing to make a positive impact in the industry, with its game-changing approach to youth golf. Introduced in 2012, as golf’s first recreational team format for kids, a record-setting 42,000 boys and girls played on 3,400 PGA Jr. League teams in 2017—a roughly 16 percent year-over-year… Continue Reading »

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Ak-Chin Indian Ccommunity To Host “Ak-Chin Smash In The Sun”

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Maricopa, Ariz. – The Ak-Chin Indian Community has partnered with the World Long Drive Association (WLDA) to host the “Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun” on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15, 2018. A portion of the officially sanctioned WLDA event will be televised in primetime on Golf Channel on Tuesday, May 15th. The Ak-Chin Smash… Continue Reading »

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

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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

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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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New Tiburón Golf Club Offerings Encourage Family And Junior Play

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

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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 »

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Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds To Open This Fall At Reynolds Lake Oconee

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Greensboro, Ga. – The initial phase of the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds is scheduled to debut this fall at Reynolds Lake Oconee, offering a variety of outdoor experiences at the award-winning community located on 12,000 acres surrounded by the majestic Lake Oconee, between Atlanta and Augusta. Named for the beautiful stream that flows into Lake… Continue Reading »

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Changing the Taste of Golf in Costa Brava

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Almost 1000 club golfers across the south east of England will have an appetite for success as they begin their quest to win a fabulous golf holiday in the Costa Brava. A Taste Of Golf In Costa Brava will see amateur golfers battle their way through club competitions at 12 different venues with the hope… Continue Reading »

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High Sierras Serendipity

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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 »

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