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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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Boot Ranch Golf Course: King of Country Golf

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You feel a sense of anticipation building as you take the 78-mile trek from Austin/ Bergstrom International Airport to Boot Ranch Golf Course in Fredericksburg, TX. The landmarks are plentiful as you pass President Johnson’s hometown, the song inspiration for Waylon, Willie, and the Boys, and no fewer than 16 wineries. Your GPS reads five… Continue Reading »

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Pinehurst Resort Planning to Open New Microbrewery in the Fall

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VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NC – On New Year’s Eve in 1895, the steam produced by the Village Power House enabled The Holly Inn to welcome the first guests to Pinehurst with the very latest in luxury amenities – heat and electricity. For decades, the steam plant powered the homes, hotels and cottages of Pinehurst until… 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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Bajamar Summer

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May Gray and June Gloom have departed! The summer is finally heating up and so are the deals at the Bajamar Golf Resort, also known as the “Mexican Pebble Beach.” Stay-and-play golf packages and the 11th Vendimia Open Tournament highlight the summer action at Bajamar, a spectacular 27-hole seaside resort located just an hour from… Continue Reading »

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My Turn: Trump, Golf Courses, and the Environment: Go Figure?

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When I think of environmentalists and golf courses, a thousand thoughts leap gazelle-like through my brain. After working and editing some Forest Service Environmental Impact Statements, I learned that it’s not bad to cut down trees. It can clean up dead fuels that make forest fires tougher to fight and it makes the forest even… Continue Reading »

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Shoot Fore Par at Mission Inn Resort & Club

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Howey-in-the-Hills, FL – Ready, aim, fire…and Shoot Fore Par! Mission Inn Resort & Club is combining two favorite pastimes – golf and shooting – into one affordable package, starting September 15 through December 30. Guests can experience two award-winning golf courses at one of Florida’s iconic venues with an option for a trap and skeet… 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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Carr Golf Announces ‘Golf and Gridiron Experience’ for 2018 NFL Games in London

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – Carr Golf  – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces a custom-built itinerary for an unforgettable “Golf and Gridiron Experience” while enjoying the excitement of the NFL in London. The recently-announced NFL London games include: Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14 (Tottenham Stadium) Tennessee Titans… 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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