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Sep 11
Playing Paradise at Mexico’s Punta Mita

By Dave McKibben When the tide is up, the world’s only golf hole with a natural island green isn’t accessible by land. The rocky cart path on “Hole 3B”–from the beach to the offshore green–is submerged in several feet of water. Tourist Brian Nairin drilled his six-iron shot nearly 200 yards over the Pacific Ocean […]

Jul 10
Throwback Wood Putters Give Golfers Back Their Feel

BY DAVE MCKIBBEN It started with an unexpected discovery while cleaning out an old garage. Greenwood founders Joel Luyt and Mark Wilson found an antique putter with a wooden head and immediately noticed that the resonance and feel of the wood head hitting a golf ball was unlike any other putter on the market. “We […]

Jul 10
For The Modern Golfer: The Most Innovative Golf Bag In 20 Years

BY DAVE MCKIBBEN What would it take to make the best-looking, most innovative, and most fun golf bag for the modern golfer? Here’s how MNML Golf did it:  MNML Golf founder Sam Goulden realized there hadn’t been a real innovation in the golf bag in over 20 years. So they set out to make a […]

Aug 13
TPC Danzante Bay

Fishing poles still outnumber golf bags in the baggage claim terminal at Loreto’s tiny airport on Baja Sur’s east coast, where the balmy, blue-green Sea of Cortez waters are loaded with snapper, grouper, dorado, marlin, sailfish, seabass and yellowtail tuna. But in the past year, more and more golfers—some of them quite famous–have begun arriving […]

May 16
Golf Biz Boom in Los Cabos

Golf’s glory days of the 1990s and early 2000s, when over 4,000 courses were built in the United States, are long gone. Over the last decade, over 800 golf courses have closed in the U.S., including nearly a dozen in San Diego, one of the industry’s hot beds. But here in Los Cabos, Mexico, the […]

May 16
Stunning Sea Vistas at La Paz’ El Cortés Golf Club

LA PAZ, MEXICO – From the back tees perched atop a cliff, a well-manicured fairway sits 250 yards and a 200-foot-drop away. A pristine green sits 612 yards in the distance; just beyond lies the rich turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez. Not only is the 14th hole at El Cortés Golf Club the […]

Jan 26
Magical Mountain Views Showcase Rebirth of Rams Hill

The adventurous two-hour trek from Carlsbad, through the backroads of San Diego County, down twisting mountain roads, was worth the trouble. Over the last 15 months, I’ve been lucky enough to tee it up on a handful of spectacular, highly-rated Nicklaus-designed courses along the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico and Hawaii. […]

Nov 12
Running the Tables for Four Hours at Wynn GC

It wasn’t until the third hole that I began to understand the significance of this sunny and crisp October day, which marked the grand reopening of the iconic Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip. Veteran PGA Pro David Barnhart had caddied hundreds of rounds for high rollers, celebrities and hackers like me, and […]