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On The Tee at TPC Las Vegas, NV.
The PGA has been part of the Las Vegas golfing landscape since 1983. With a variety of private and casino-based facilities hosting the pros over those decades, it was natural that as the TPC concept of courses was undertaken, that Las Vegas was considered as an obvious location for the development of courses for tour players and events. The opening of what is now the TPC Las Vegas in 1996 saw a new era in the presence of tour caliber golf in Sin City....
On The Tee at TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ:
The City of Scottsdale is widely considered one of the great western golfing destinations. Dotted with dozens of suburban golf courses and resorts, the area is blessed with a variety of top-notch routings that will challenge and impress. One such facility, that also plays host to the world's best tour players, is the city owned TPC Scottsdale. Located in the northern reaches of sprawling suburban Scottsdale, this 36 hole facility is home to both the Stadium and Champions courses providing premier public-access, and tour-calibre golf.....
Resort Report: Alabama's Gulf Coast Treasure
The Gulf States of the southern U.S. boast some of the most remarkable stretches of waterfront found on the continent, home to slender strips of barrier islands filled with scraggly dunes and hotel towers dotting the skyline and backwater bays and bayous provide an aquatic oasis for a more relaxing connection to the water. The Gulf is a little of everything — sprawling beachfront meccas for the party crowd and quiet, charming resorts to unwind and reconnect. One of these charming, historic resort experiences is found at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, Alabama.
A Conversation With Dean Snell:
The Golf Ball Guru Creates His Own Premium Brand.
The highly competitive golf ball market has a new kid on the block. Well, not necessarily a new kid since the name behind this newest player in the dimpled sphere scene is the same one behind some of the biggest brands in the industry.
Resort Report: Arizona Suburban Golf Resort Tour
Arizona is widely considered the premiere desert golf destination. Scottsdale has long been the most familiar name for travelers considering the hospitable climate from Fall to Spring that draws hundreds of thousands to the Sonora Valley, many with travel bags filled with drivers and irons. Iconic images of cactus and desert, lining lush green fairways, populate the minds of those looking for a cold weather escape and plentiful options to satisfy that craving for rugged locales that would make Wille Coyote and the Roadrunner feel at home.
On Course at Lebovic, Aurora, ON:
The saturated golf market has seen the building of new courses slow in recent years with an abundance of available tee times already available for golfers. Bucking the trend of course closures or the purchasing and consolidation of facilities by numerous management companies, Lebovic Golf Club presents a brand new option for public and membership play in Aurora. ....
On The Tee at The Rock, Minett, ON:
Muskoka has no shortage of fantastic granite golf experiences to savour. The Rock Golf Course in Minnett opened in 2004 as the first Canadian design by multiple major champion and current Jim Nantz sidekick Sir Nick Faldo. Built atop a very rugged Canadian Shield landscape, the layout boasts bold features; massive rock outcrops, dramatic elevation changes, challenging ponds and thick, tree-lined fairways. Faldo set out to use the natural elements to....
On The Tee at National Pines, Barrie, ON:
With over a dozen courses surrounding Barrie, Ontario, the area is consistently mentioned as a hotbed for terrific golf. Long considered one of the premier facilities in the city, National Pines is highly acclaimed and for very good reason. This Tom McBroom park-land layout is cut from thick hardwood and pine forests and routed creatively over and around Lover's Creek with wetlands and waterways forming hazards on many of the holes. Designed to challenge even to most skilled players....
Short Course Series- Orchard Beach, Keswick, On:
In this weeks installment of our Short Course Series we take a loop around the historic Orchard Beach Golf Club. Founded in 1926 this nine hole gem is a Stanley Thompson classic parkland layout routed over undulating terrain overlooking Lake Simcoe.....
On Course at Grey Silo, Waterloo, ON:
The cities of Kitchener-Waterloo are renowned for being the hotbed of the Canadian high tech industry and famous for the annual Oktoberfest drawing thousands to the Grand River Valley. Well connected to the area's agricultural roots, the natural setting lends itself to plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. The cities are graced with a fine collection of golf facilities, with three of them playing host the very best of the LPGA over the past couple decades...
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