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Feb 19
CordeValle: California Swank in Private Serenity

By David R. Holland SAN MARTIN, CA — So, you just spent a bundle at Pebble Beach and you are on a roll. Did you know that just 50 miles away is an exclusive golf retreat where it’s extravagant, too, but far less crowded? That is CordeValle, a Spanish phrase that translates into “heart of […]

Jan 14
Legend Trail Golf Club

By David R. Holland SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Back when cowboys rode hard and a day’s wage was a pittance, there existed a spot near today’s 17th fairway landing spot at Legend Trail Golf Club where an ocotillo corral sat on the Donohoe Ranch. The horses or cattle held here, no doubt, felt the pain on many a […]

Apr 11
Jamaica: Annie’s Revenge Pro-Am

By David R. Holland ROSE HALL, JAMAICA – Annie’s Revenge Pro-Am is many things – warm breezes, jerk chicken, Red Stripe beer, Appleton Rum, new golf buddies and island hospitality. Montego Bay is where, each November, amateur and professional golfers, come to play and enjoy tropical vistas to the Caribbean Sea, lush hillsides and target […]

Aug 18
RainDance National Golf Course

By David R. Holland WINDSOR, Colo. — RainDance National Golf Course — its where Farmageddon meets North America’s newly crowned longest golf course of 8,463 yards. The July 12 Grand Opening celebrated 300 acres that are aimed to be a part of a master-planned community for Colorado families looking to live, play and work close […]

Jul 12
Nemacolin Resort: The Lap of Luxury in Southwest PA

By David R. Holland FARMINGTON, PA. – During the 2004 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Resort, PGA Tour Player Billy Andrade was somewhat perplexed by the woodlands retreat in Southwest Pennsylvania. Andrade was staying at the plush Falling Rock, a golf-course boutique hotel lavishly inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, furnished with art deco interiors, […]

Dec 08
Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club: USA’s Premier Hidden Gem

By David R. Holland FRANKSTON, Texas – The expected celebrity photos in Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Course’s pro shop include the NFL’s highest-paid man, Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (came with former Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell), and President George W. Bush. It is proof anyone can venture to the […]

Nov 10
Hilton Denver Inverness: Home of The Club at Inverness

By David R. Holland There’s a view of the Rocky Mountains in its front yard and an 18-hole championship golf course in its backyard. That’s the Hilton Denver Inverness, which is also home to The Club at Inverness, one of the only semi-private golf courses in the Denver area. This J. Press Maxwell championship course […]

Mar 07
Texas Star Golf: A Top Ten Muni

By David R. Holland EULESS, Tx – When Texas Star opened 25 years ago in the Pipeline Industrial Area of this mid-cities town between Dallas and Fort Worth there were lots of questions about just how popular and financially successful it would be. A landfill is within a driver’s distance, although you will never see […]

Mar 07
Texas Star Golf: A Top Ten Muni

By David R. Holland EULESS, Tx – When Texas Star opened 25 years ago in the Pipeline Industrial Area of this mid-cities town between Dallas and Fort Worth there were lots of questions about just how popular and financially successful it would be. A landfill is within a driver’s distance, although you will never see […]

Feb 07
Rancho Bernardo Inn

By David R. Holland SAN DIEGO, CA – Rancho Bernardo Inn is a timeless, modern throwback, classic resort that reminds you of a day when Bob Hope hung around, played golf and entertained. Add perfect 70-degree weather year around and RBI becomes the perfect getaway for snow-strangled easterners getting cabin fever. The golf course at […]