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Jun 09
Horseshoe Bay Resort: A Texas Treasure

By David R. Holland HORSESHOE BAY, TX – If you are a Texan not living in the celebrated Hill Country you cherish and remember the times you visited, discovering the next granite dome, field of bluebonnets and rocky, prickly-pear climb to a summit to observe a sunset. At Horseshoe Bay Resort you can do all […]

May 14
Driftwood Ranch and Golf Club

DRIFTWOOD, Texas — Jordan Spieth and Fred Funk could be in your next foursome. Yeah, maybe that’s a stretch, but my visit to Driftwood Ranch and Golf Club did result in a “howdy” and short pleasantry with Funk who arrived at valet parking at the same time. If you have ever played a Discovery Land […]

Oct 12
Red Sky Golf Club Fazio, Norman Team Up For Vail Valley’s Elite

By David R. Holland WOLCOTT, Colo. — Twenty years ago the grand opening at Red Sky Ranch Golf Club was, as ranchers sometimes say, a cool deal. George Jouflas was a 78-year-old cell-phone carrying Colorado pioneer-rancher-realtor, who sat amongst a former president, Gerald Ford, and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem at the high-end festivities. No […]

Sep 12
Resort Report: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

By David R. Holland PHOENIX, Ariz. – High atop Lookout Mountain Golf Club’s ever changing landscape is the 10th tee box – highest one in Phoenix. The fairway is 175 feet below with desert left and a narrowing fairway right. A roadrunner appears just as we whack the ball hoping for a good bounce and good […]

Feb 07
Los Caballeros Golf Club Keeps its Dude-Ranch Roots Alive in Wickenburg

By David R. Holland WICKENBURG, AZ – So when Hopalong Cassidy, Clark Gable and former President Richard Nixon visited Rancho de los Caballeros — a famous dude ranch dating back to 1948 — did they tee it up at Los Caballeros Golf Club? Nope, but one might be surprised that dude ranches started thinking about golf […]

Jan 11
Tempest Golf Club: Beauty From A Beast

By David R. Holland Transforming a crappy golf course into a beautiful experience can be done.  Just take the drive to East Texas to Tempest Golf Club and see for yourself. The feast for your senses will be immediate. A rolling landscape of green is a backdrop for a beautiful upscale clubhouse. A massive American flag […]

Sep 10
Eric Dutt Develops The High Performance Golf Institute at Reflection Bay Golf Club

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NV. – One never knows when a kid makes a decision about his life’s work but you can be pretty sure Eric Dutt was in the gallery watching the PGA Tour’s Sahara Invitational in the 1970s when the light bulb went off. He was going to be in the golf business. Today […]

Sep 10
Four Mile Ranch Golf Club

Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, designed by award-winning former Colorado architect Jim Engh, is a scrubby desert-like journey for the senses. It traverses rumpled fairways, presents countless backboards and perplexes you with boomerang putts, and has a few blind shots inspired by Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland — one of Engh’s favorite spots to worship […]

Feb 18
Lake Charles, Louisiana: Sportsman's Paradise

LAKE CHARLES, La. – On one golf hole you might see an alligator stalking prey in a pond. On the next a bald eagle could be gliding above. It doesn’t take long to know why Louisiana calls itself a “Sportsman’s Paradise”. One thing I’ve known my entire adult life is if you are lucky enough […]

Feb 18
Michigan Magic

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The friendly face that appeared from behind the counter at Pohlcat Golf Club greeted my group with a firm handshake and welcome. Dan Pohl, 1982 Masters runner-up, who lost in a Monday playoff to Craig Stadler, and pocketed $39,000, is a 34-year veteran of PGA Tour golf and a talking treasure […]