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Resort Report: Wigwam Resort

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The Wigwam’s $30 million multi-phase resort and golf course renovations have recently grabbed the attention of several prominent golf and travel publications in their annual ‘best-of’ rankings. GOLF Magazine, Golf.com, GolfWeek and Conde Nast Traveler have all recognized The Wigwam for its exceptional golf, premier accommodations and historical significance. In the September 2016 issue of… Continue Reading »

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Escondido Golf and Lake Club

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HORSESHOE BAY, TX – At Escondido Golf & Lake Club, Spike Dykes, former Texas Tech University football coach is a fixture. His folksy, down-home native Texan storytelling expertise fits as perfectly as a seasoned cowboy on a 50-year-old saddle. And he loves the beautiful, wildflower strewn golf-course landscapes of the Texas Hill Country. But as… Continue Reading »

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Burn Up The Course In Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Sure, summers are hot in Scottsdale. But that’s no reason to stay inside, especially if you’re an avid golfer. That’s because Scottsdale’s courses slash rates by as much as 60 percent off peak season, which means you can play the “World’s Finest Golf Destination” at rock-bottom prices. The key to success is… Continue Reading »

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Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club

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WICKENBURG, AZ – Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, the first new golf course to open in Arizona since We-Ko-Pa’s Saguaro Course in 2006 is a prime example of why Arizona started marketing itself as a winter getaway almost 100 years ago. The land is vast, wild, rugged and available. As Greater Phoenix grew and… Continue Reading »

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Batter Up!

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The popping of the gloves, the cracks of the bats, John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on the loud speaker – hearing those sounds this time of year gives baseball fans goosebumps. They signify that Spring Training has arrived and everyone is a World Series contender – yes, even the Chicago Cubs. The Phoenix area hosts 15 professional… Continue Reading »

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TPC Scottsdale: Party on with the PGA!

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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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Resort Report: The Boulders Resort

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CAREFREE, Ariz. – The moon is in full bloom above The Boulders Resort. It’s a mystical setting. Giant granite formations and mammoth rock balls, 12 million years in the making, cast shadows across the peaceful and sleepy Sonoran Desert. Stately saguaros, hundreds of years old, mark the ghostly landscape like sentinels. On moonless nights the… Continue Reading »

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The TPC Stadium Course Makes a Comeback

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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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Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

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Just imagine how the land west of Austin looked 150 years ago. Spring-fed Barton Creek served as a rest stop on a dusty trail for settlers, ranchers and cattle heading to the railhead in Austin from 1866 to 1886 from western counties. The water was cool and thirsty longhorns stopped to refuel and rest under… Continue Reading »

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