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Category Archives: Pacific


Timbers Resorts Completes Renovations Of The Ocean Course At Hokuala

Golfvaca January 14, 2017

Timbers Resorts, one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, has completed the renovation of the renowned Ocean Course at Hokuala, now open to the public. In addition to the substantial improvements to the golf course, formerly known as the Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons, work has also… Continue Reading »


Monarch Beach

Golfvaca August 3, 2016

A familiar golf and vacation destination this time of year along the Southern California coast has a new name and some intriguing new amenities as the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point dropped the St. Regis moniker that it had since 2001 and now, after a $40-million renovation over the past year, has solidified its position… Continue Reading »


Rams Hill: Must Play in the California Desert

Golfvaca April 15, 2016

BORREGO SPRINGS, CA – Driving in to this sleepy, artsy desert town doesn’t prepare you for the rebirth — the oasis that Rams Hill Golf Club has become. Since reopening after an economic shutdown, Ram’s Hill has become a must play and word of mouth continually champions it as one of the best Southern California… Continue Reading »


The Resort at Pelican Hill

Golfvaca January 15, 2016

I gave this resort a 5 rating, however, honestly it deserves a 10. If one item in particular stands out above all the exemplary traits found at the resort, it is that service is supreme. The Resort at Pelican Hill is not simply a golf destination. It seeks to compete with nearby jewels like the… Continue Reading »


Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club: A ‘Must Play’ on Any Oregon Golf Itinerary

Golfvaca November 10, 2015

Oregon appeals to golfers, travelers, and golf-travelers on so many levels. Bandon Dunes, the resorts and courses of Bend, and the Portland metro area combine to create one of the country’s truly great golf “triangles” tailor made for a multi-day sojourn. Meanwhile, oenophiles revel in the Willamette Valley’s numerous wineries — many boasting world-class Pinot… Continue Reading »


Doubling Down on Pechanga

Golfvaca November 10, 2015

There’s no such thing as a sure thing! If you’re anything like me who likes to throw down a few bucks on a blackjack table or the roulette wheel from time to time, you’ll know full well that the only sure things are death and taxes. But, there may be a loophole to that rule… Continue Reading »


Resort Report: Southern California’s Terranea Resort

Golfvaca October 16, 2015

One visits Terranea, a self-contained, luxury destination resort with its luxury accommodations and superb amenities. And when you arrive, your soul and mind will thank you for the chance to regenerate. Opened in 2009 by developer Rob Lowe (not the actor), this gorgeous resort on 102 pristine acres, poised above the Pacific, offers an unparalleled… Continue Reading »


Pebble Beach: Unforgettable Getaways For Summer Holidays

Golfvaca June 18, 2015

PEBBLE BEACH, CA. – As the summer season approaches, Pebble Beach Resorts is offering something special for everyone, with a variety of personalized packages that welcome guests no matter what occasion they are celebrating. From strolls on the beach, listening to bagpipes and enjoying golf on America’s top courses, to indulging in award-winning spa treatments… Continue Reading »


Pacific Ocean Perfection: St. Regis Monarch Resort

Golfvaca May 11, 2015

The coastal areas of Southern California can be as scenic and accommodating as any in the world for the golf traveler—especially in the spring and summer–as the temperate Mediterranean climate and scenic shorelines combine to make a visit to this region not only a great atmosphere to hit the links—but to enjoy a host of… Continue Reading »


Torrey Pines: Muscled Up South Course Showcase For Golf’s Big Boys

Golfvaca March 8, 2015

LA JOLLA, CA – Little boys like Corey Pavin and Billy Mayfair have hoisted trophies at Torrey Pines. Teenagers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson posed for grin-and-grip photos, trophies in hand, that now hang in the pro shop at this historic municipal nestled against the dramatic rust-colored bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. But today’s… Continue Reading »

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