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Enter here for a chance for you and a friend to win a trip to play both The Sands Course and Quicksands Short Course, as well as a one-night stay at The Inn at Gamble Sands. That, plus gifts from Flightscope, Golfballs.com and Bag Boy make this a trip of a lifetime.

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Amelia Island Packages

Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy Amelia Island, which is part of Florida’s First Coast of Golf. Amelia Island presents incredible views alongside top-notch golf and amenities that will keep you coming back for more.

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Bali Hai Golf Packages

What do they say about things staying in Las Vegas? Well, you’re never going to want to leave this property, especially with these incredible deals, which start as low as $169 per person, per night.

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MORE TRIP IDEAS: PRIME SPOTS FOR PERFECT GOLF TRIPS

Need a little guidance on the best spots for your next golf trip? Check out these stellar stops before you make your plans . . .

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A trail of pure golf gold: The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was built to give golfers the option of enjoying multiple stops along the way, or traveling to stay at one of the hubs and build a vacation around that. It’s all about flexibility when it comes to a trip on the RTJ Golf Trail. The Travel Caddie has taken the liberty of highlighting a few of the stops along the way for your consideration.

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Seven must-play summer golf destinations in 2024

There are many destinations that must fight the effects of winter harder than others, but the reward is that these peak in the summer months for us golfers to enjoy. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite summer spots that you and your crew should investigate when you start planning your trip.

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Golfing in Michigan: Navigating the serene Upper Peninsula

The Travel Caddie enjoys visiting new tracks around the world, and the Greywalls Course at the Marquette Golf Club, Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley in the peninsula’s northeast corner, and The Rock, literally the place to play at the accessible-by-boat-only Drummond Island, definitely fit the bill of must-play courses in the area.

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Worth the Gamble Sweepstakes

Enter here for a chance for you and a friend to win a trip to play both The Sands Course and Quicksands Short Course, as well as a one-night stay at The Inn at Gamble Sands. That, plus gifts from Flightscope, Golfballs.com and Bag Boy make this a trip of a lifetime.

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The perfect golf gifts for the holidays

Golf balls? Yes, please. New clubs? Oh yes. Sweet kicks? Some incredible choices. The Travel Caddie loves the holidays and has handpicked some gifts that will make that special golfer in your life extra happy as we roll into 2024.

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11 perfect getaways for gambling — and golf

When it comes to a golf getaway with your crew, there is no doubt that finding a place with both the ability to be at an unforgettable golf course during the day followed by a nighttime filled with table games with the dice in your hand is at the top of many golfer’s “must-have” lists for a golf trip. The Travel Caddie has 11 gambling getaways that are pure jackpots.

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Golfing in Texas: The deep south perfect for snowbirds

For those in the northernmost states, the winter isn’t ideal for teeing it up — but the Rio Grande Valley in Texas provides those snowbirds with plenty of options for a quick break from the cold and take in some stellar golf. The Travel Caddie has some tips on where to book some tee times.

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Ultimate jackpot: Gamble Sands delivers for golfers

The Gebbers Family is not only royalty in the Pacific Northwest, they are also responsible for one of the finest stay-and-play experiences in the world: Gamble Sands. The Travel Caddie had a chance to visit the majestic property in Washington, and left with not only tips, but incredible drone footage of the entire Sands Course.

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Georgia golfing gems: Reynolds Lake Oconee is a must-play

Almost exactly at the midway point between Atlanta and Augusta is Reynolds Lake Oconee, a resort community set on more than 350 miles of shoreline that boasts six championship courses. And soon, seven. And the Travel Caddie says this is a must-visit for any golfer and their families.

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The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort: An Idaho Oasis

An island green…that floats…and moves?! If that’s all you knew about The Coeur d’Alene Golf Course, then one picture of this iconic hole should be enough to get you to consider bringing your group’s next golf getaway to this Idaho beauty. But as our team found when we had the chance to visit this facility recently, this golf course is far more than just one great hole. The Travel Caddie has all the details — plus exclusive aerial footage you can only get with Golf Stay and Plays.

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Epic golf vacations: Playing in Southwest Utah

When most think about southwest Utah and the Greater Zion area, they first picture natural beauty and national parks. Places like Zion National Park, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, and Snow Canyon State Park. But the picturesque region is quietly becoming a golf mecca, with 13 courses and counting. The Travel Caddie has some tips on three of the area’s best courses.

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10 must-play public golf courses in Texas

Texas is one of only five U.S. states with more than 500 public golf courses, according to the National Golf Foundation, only fewer than Michigan, Florida, California, and New York. The Travel Caddie is a frequent visitor and has 10 public courses that you should book a tee time at on your next trip to the Lone Star State.

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Pinehurst set to introduce No. 10

The Pinehurst Resort is preparing to unveil its first original championship course in almost 30 years, with No. 10 – or “Course X” – scheduled to open in Spring 2024 ahead of the U.S. Open’s return to the iconic North Carolina property for a fourth time.

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Want to play St. Andrews? We’ve got tips.

The Travel Caddie is a changed person after an experience of a lifetime at the Home of Golf — the Old Course at St. Andrews. So how do you tee it up? There are plenty of tips and tricks to go around — plus learn how to pack the right FootJoy gear for the epic trip. Yes, epic.

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Streamsong Resort set to debut new 19-hole course

When it comes to defining unique in the golf world, Streamsong Resort in Central Florida is certainly at the top of the list. And it’s about to get better. Located just 90 minutes from both Orlando and Tampa, the resort will be introducing The Chain to its arsenal on December 1, 2023.

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Golfing in Georgia: King and Prince is perfection along the coast

Located just north of the Florida/Georgia border just off the I-95 corridors exists the King and Prince, a tranquil oceanside setting that is likely just what the doctor ordered for your next golf getaway, and we are here to provide you with some exclusive coverage of what you can expect at this historic resort.

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Golfing in the Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo sets the standard

There’s fine golf and good times on tap at the peerless Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, the first ever resort in the Dominican Republic. This is the ultimate bucket-list destination for both hard-core golfers and those that just want to get a round or two in as respite from the beaches, equestrian center, fine-dining and the like. The Travel Caddie has some tips . . .

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Ryder Cup venues you can play in the United States

The Ryder Cup is one of the most popular golf spectacles the world has to offer — and you can tee it up where the pros play. The Travel Caddie breaks down the six courses that have grabbed headlines as hosts but still open their doors to the everyday golfer.

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Pebble Beach set to redesign The Links at Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach Golf Resorts will further enhance their guest experience after announcing the redesign of The Links at Spanish Bay by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. It is the third recent renovation of different courses at the resort, including Tiger Woods’ redesign of The Hay.

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Golfing in Mexico: Quivira is picture perfect

Among the most stunning spots in the world is where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Here, at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, you can see the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, humpback whales frolicking before they make their way north, and an endless display of spectacular sunsets. It’s a great setting for all sorts of adventures, including golf and one specific course — Quivira Golf Club.

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Golfing in Michigan: Incredible options on the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is full of golf surprises but none might be bolder and more diverse than the double shot of courses at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, located on the western side of the region about 13 miles west of Escanaba and an hour and a half’s drive south of Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula.

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Golfing in Oklahoma: Winning big at WinStar

Any talk of golf and gaming in Oklahoma must start with the WinStar World Casino and Resort, set in southern Oklahoma just north of the Red River on I-35. WinStar, owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, is in Thackerville, about 80 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Golf packages we love for August 2023

There are three courses that the Travel Caddie has identified that would give you the perfect spark as the seasons begin to turn from summer to fall — including two in sunny states that offer the ideal golf getaway.

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7 key travel tips for your next golf trip

The Travel Caddie explores the globe, one golf trip at a time and has come away with plenty of tips on travel. So before you book that next buddy trip, take a look at these seven tips on how you can make the experience even better.

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Recreate Tiger Woods’ epic shot at Firestone Country Club

Firestone Country Club was made uber-popular when Tiger Woods provided fireworks on the 18th in 2000, but the Travel Caddie says don’t lose sight of the entire club. It’s 54 holes of pure golf with three layouts that are unique, all championship quality, in a setting that rivals some of the finest clubs in America.

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Omni PGA Frisco is the new modern home of golf

Located just north of Dallas, the new home of the PGA of America is a golf fantasyland for the rest of us. If you’re a golfer, imagine a place where there are two championship golf courses, a 10-hole par-3 course, an expansive putting course that’s surrounded by Toptracer lounges, a learning center, bar, a variety of restaurants and luxury accommodations. Such a place does exist, and it’s open to the public.

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Kiawah Island provides the perfect golf vacation at any time

With the Ocean Course as its centerpiece, Kiawah Island features championship golf, but also incredible amenities for the entire family. The Travel Caddie loves to make the trek to just outside of Charleston to get in some great golf and unwind with the family. Here are some tips to make it your next vacation.

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5 standout golf bags for your upcoming buddy trip

It’s one of the most important pieces of equipment that we use every time we tee it up, yet the golf bag is often overlooked in a golfer’s arsenal. The Travel Caddie is out to fix that and has a list of five bags that you should take a look at as you make the purchase.

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Destination Kohler: Whistling Straits and so much more

Destination Kohler has continued to expand and the golf product is as good as any you will find in the world. The resort is defined by its two golfing hubs of Whistling Straits which features the Straits and the Irish, and Blackwolf Run that includes the River, the Meadow Valleys, and the latest addition to the property, The Baths of Blackwolf Run. The Travel Caddie is a frequent visitor, and even has some exclusive drone footage to share.

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15 best Instagram accounts for golfers

We all waste an hour or two (or three or four or five) watching cat, stupid human tricks and golf videos on Instagram, so the Travel Caddie thought it would be wise to put together a list of some must-follows to make sure you are getting your time’s worth out of that Insta session.

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6 Open Championship Venues in England That You Can Play

It’s not often you get play the same hallowed grounds as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Rory McIlroy and the countless other Open Championship winners. But the Travel Caddie has all the tips on how you can land a tee time at one of the courses in the Open rota.

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Golf packages we love for July 2023

From the Magnificent Ten at BOYNE to the island green at Coeur d’Alene to the beauty of Talamore, the Travel Caddie has found a trio of deals that will have you booking your next golf bonanza by the end of the day.

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10 must-play golf courses in Tampa Bay area

The Travel Caddie calls Florida home, and a trip to the West Coast to tee it up showcases the best the state has to offer, with championship options all within an hour of the Tampa International Airport. Check out the 10 courses that the Travel Caddie considers to be must-plays.

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Reynolds Lake Oconee adding new 18-hole golf course

Reynolds Lake Oconee, located just more than an hour east of Atlanta in Greensboro, Georgia, is bringing in the talents of the iconic architect Tom Fazio to add a seventh golf course to its already stunning golf-course lineup. The Travel Caddie with the details . . .

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32 golf resorts that are perfect for couples

The Travel Caddie has been to and seen plenty of golf resorts, some on buddy trips and some solo. But it’s a whole new level when you’re planning a couples retreat, and the Travel Caddie put together a list of 32 resorts where you simply can’t go wrong.

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Erin Hills: A championship golf course that you can play

Erin Hills has seen the likes of Brooks Koepka hoist the U.S. Open trophy, while also prepping for the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open — both known as the toughest tests in professional golf. But you can also enjoy the Wisconsin golf oasis to see how your game holds up. The Travel Caddie has some tips on making the most of the excursion . . .

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Golf Packages We Love: May 2023

From courses in Florida to Arizona to Michigan, the Travel Caddie found a trio of deals that will allow you to tee it up at some of the country’s best courses with deals that are tough to beat.

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18 epic PGA Championship golf courses you can play

You can’t play a pick-up game at TD Garden or some backyard baseball at Yankee Stadium — but you can tee it up at 18 venues that have hosted a PGA Championship, and it won’t break the bank. The Travel Caddie with the 18 major gems you can play . . .

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Colorado’s 18 best public access golf courses

Colorado might be best known for its skiing prowess, but its golf should be firmly on your radar. So what are the best 18 public access courses? The Travel Caddie frequents the state and has 18 courses that you should make sure to add to your bucket list.

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French Lick Resort: Mesmerizing golf, epic amenities

There are golf resorts, and then there is French Lick Resort, where you get a taste of both Pete Dye and Donald Ross. The Travel Caddie is a frequent visitor, and has plenty of tips on both golf courses, plus in the incredible casino and lodging for every budget.

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18 must-play and memorable golf courses in Myrtle Beach

The Travel Caddie is a frequent flyer when it comes to playing golf in Myrtle Beach, as the Grand Strand offers the opportunity to get in a lot of golf in a short amount of time. Having made the trip a few times, there are 18 courses the Travel Caddie says should be on your must-play list.

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Ranking the best holes at Augusta National

If the Travel Caddie was being honest, teeing it up on any of the 18 holes at Augusta National would be golf nirvana. But that doesn’t mean the Caddie doesn’t have favorites and decided to put out his 2023 hole rankings on the eve of the Masters.

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10 of the best public golf courses in New England

From Vermont to New Hampshire to Connecticut to Massachusetts to Maine, the golf in New England is spectacular. The Travel Caddie enjoys spending the Spring and Autumn there, finding new gems around every corner. Here are the 10 best public courses to date . . .

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Sea Island Resort: Lodging options for your golf trip

The Travel Caddie is a frequent visitor to Sea Island, taking in all three golf courses, while also sampling the numerous lodging options including The Cloister, The Inn and The Lodge. Here are some tips on how to utilize each option on your next golf trip to this seaside oasis.

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5 must-play and mesmerizing golf courses in South Africa

If you’d like to play golf amongst the giraffes — and other wildlife — and get the Amen Corner treatment halfway across the world, then a trip to South Africa to tee it up is well worth planning for. The Travel Caddie is getting ready to do the same and has identified five must-play courses that have a mostly common theme . . .

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Golfing in Texas: 8 must-play resort courses in Austin

Austin has quickly become of the most popular cities in Texas, particularly for Gen-Xers — meaning the golf must be on-point and entertaining. For three area golf resorts, they provide plenty of challenging golf with amenities to match. The Travel Caddie has some tips on eight courses to tee it up on the next time you’re in Austin.

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Arnold Palmer’s influence: 4 must-play golf courses around the world

As the PGA Tour heads to Orlando this week, it got us reminiscing about the late Arnold Palmer, and his incredible legacy. For many, Palmer is the reason why the PGA Tour exists. For golfers, his golf course design style is Palmer’s lasting impact, from Bay Hill to the K Club to King & Bear to Harbour Town (ok, he blessed this one) — they all pack the King’s punch.

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Golfing in Florida: 6 must-play southern courses

As the eyes of the golf world turn to Florida, it’s hard not to daydream of teeing it up where the pros do — or at least in close proximity. The Travel Caddie is a South Florida fixture and has put together a must-play list that will satisfy even the biggest of golf itches.

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Golfing in Las Vegas: Finding affordable deals

Traveling to the Strip can be an expensive outing, from gambling to meals to the golf. But that’s why we are here, we went ahead and found some of the best golf deals in the area, including some big-name courses that won’t break your bank account.

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Golfing on the ocean: 9 mesmerizing courses

The crisp salty air of the ocean, lush green fairways, and greens as smooth as silk…what more could you ask for? Oceanside golf is one of the most enjoyable experiences for the golf obsessed, and we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting just a few of the best destinations that we love for golf near the beach.

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