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Dec 16
Southeastern Golf Destinations for 2023

By Shane Sharp We’re approaching the end of 2022, but you likely already received an email from your favorite golf destination this fall urging you to book your spring golf trip ASAP. Despite prolonged inflation and rising interest rates, demand for golf travel is still bearish. In the Southeastern U.S., the golf season is year-round […]

Aug 18
Private Clubs Offer a Permanent Golf Vacation

By Shane Sharp Just two years ago, country clubs nearly resorted to begging to get new members to join. Many lowered or eliminated initiation fees, significantly impacting their capital budgets. Others reduced monthly dues or waived food and beverage minimum, negatively affecting their operating budgets.  Fast forward to the midway point of 2022, and my […]

Jul 12
Planning Makes Perfect on Hilton Head Golf Island

2022 Vacation Planner Available for Summer, Fall Trip Inspiration By Shane Sharp HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI), comprising 26 courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties, awaits with a host of unforgettable golf vacation options ranging from buddy trips to family getaways. Detailed itineraries to provide inspiration and ideas are available […]

May 11
2022 Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

With the onset of a new golf year comes the insatiable desire for new gear. We’ve all dealt with supply chain issues and long lead times for ordering clubs, balls, apparel and just about any sort of golf gear. Here’s our Way Too Early Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide for forwarding to loved ones, golf […]

Mar 01
A Golfer’s Guide to Georgia’s Reynolds Lake Oconee

By Shane Sharp One of the unfailingly cool things about pure golf destinations is their existence in the most unlikely of places. Hanging from a cliff in Oregon, like Bandon Dunes. Carved from the sandhills of North Carolina and Wisconsin, like Pinehurst and Sand Valley. Or even in the middle of a retired phosphate strip […]

Mar 01
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Hy-Wood is Heaven-Sent

By Shane Sharp When it comes to filling out their golf bag, many golfers face a conundrum trying to stay under the 14 club USGA limit. To cover the gap between their driver and long irons they can either carry a fairway wood, like a three or five, or opt for hybrids, which typically range […]

Jan 11
‘Dyed’ in the Wool: The Top P.B. Dye Courses to Play or Join

By Shane Sharp If there was a shortlist of under-appreciated golf course architects, P.B. Dye might rank near the top. Ironic, given his unabashedly outgoing demeanor and penchant for promotion. Interestingly, though, the youngest son of the legendary Pete Dye was always happiest on the seat of a bulldozer during his design heydays in the […]

Jul 10
2021 Summer Golf Gift Guide

By Shane Sharp From golf equipment and apparel to high-tech gadgets and bucket list getaways, here’s a list of some of the summer’s hottest golf gifts and experiences.  GOLF GEAR Honma Golf TR21 Hybrids Based in Sakata, Japan, premium golf club manufacturer Honma Golf has blazed a trail in the U.S. golf market with its […]

Apr 10
Swing into Spring at These Southeastern Golf Destinations

By Shane Sharp The dogwoods and azaleas of the Southeastern U.S. are blooming, and the first round of the 2021 Masters is about to get underway. Put simply, the golf season is upon us. And oh what a season it is shaping up to be. Golf participation surged in 2020 as avid golfers played even […]

Apr 10
Swing into Spring at These Southeastern Golf Destinations

By Shane Sharp The dogwoods and azaleas of the Southeastern U.S. are blooming, and the first round of the 2021 Masters is about to get underway. Put simply, the golf season is upon us. And oh what a season it is shaping up to be. Golf participation surged in 2020 as avid golfers played even […]