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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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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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California Cool at Hotel Paseo

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While the Palm Springs region of the Southern California desert has long-been a popular vacation favorite for golfers and anyone else looking for a laid-back atmosphere to get away, the City of Palm Desert has grown into the hub of this Coachella Valley area as the central city for not only golf, but everything from… Continue Reading »

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Troon North Golf Club – Sonoran Sensation

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Many have said the blueprint for desert golf was made when Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish designed Troon North Monument Course back in 1989. The late Morrish subsequently downplayed that by saying he thought target-golf standards were set by Jack Nicklaus’ Desert Highlands and then Troon Country Club, a Weiskopf-Morrish private course…. Continue Reading »

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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz Offers ‘Golf Break’ This Summer

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SWITZERLAND – Golf enthusiasts will find themselves on top of the world thanks to the ‘Golf Break’ package being offered by the iconic Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) to guests staying two nights or more in the Swiss Engadine Valley this summer. In addition to unlimited access to the par 27 Kulm Golf St. Moritz,… Continue Reading »

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Family Choreographs Golf Vacations, Plays Top U.S. Courses For $5 per Round

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Taking a golf trip to play top-tier golf courses as a single can carry a hefty price tag. Financing a family golf vacation at these locations is close to impossible for most. Not anymore, thanks to an organization who’s on a mission to provide juniors with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Living in Bellevue,… Continue Reading »

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The Pechanga Resort & Casino

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It is certainly no secret that Southern California is home to many outstanding golf courses and resorts – and it could be argued that one could fill an entire season visiting top destinations in this region of the country – and there would still be more to see. But one of the lesser-known gems in… Continue Reading »

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Mountain Shadows Resort: Nostalgia Lives Here

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I’m looking down the first fairway of the newly renovated Mountain Shadows’ “The Short Course” and the view is historic. Camelback Mountain is magnified – along with Mummy Mountain.  In early morning and late afternoon the shadows are a photographer’s dream. It was here on January 16, 1959, Mountain Shadows opened its doors and the… Continue Reading »

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Honua Kai Resort & Spa Golf Package at Ka’anapali Beach

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MAUI, HI—Interested in a little seaside golf, followed up by some delectable Hawaiian fusion fare? The Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali Beach’s newest resort, has just the package. The “Island Golf & Gourmet” deal offers resort guests who enjoy a five-night stay, two rounds of golf at the stunning Ka’anapali Kai course and a… Continue Reading »

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