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Bandon Dunes: A complete guide

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Maui: Golfing in paradise

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Pebble Beach: An American icon

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Big Cedar Lodge: A Missouri marvel

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TPC Vacations Golf Packages

Play where the pros play with PGA TOUR-approved stay & play packages at premier TPC Network destinations including TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale, TPC Danzante Bay, and more.

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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 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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Casino golf courses: Turning Stone among the best

As the calendar turns to spring and summer, the Northeast completes its thaw and its golf courses begin to green up and become lush, our attention is piqued, and our game is ready for a trip to the sublime Turning Stone Resort/Casino in central New York. It’s become somewhat of a tradition for us to make the journey to the Oneida Nation’s opulent, friendly, and consistently on-point destination and its bucket-list courses.

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PGA Tour Golf Courses: TPC Deere Run

PGA Tour players and others that take the time to make the drive west from Chicago toward the Illinois-Iowa border and the Quad Cities area are rewarded by the spectacular course at TPC Deere Run, the home of the John Deere Classic since 2000 and one of the most underrated stops in professional golf.

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SQAIRZ golf shoes: Why they’re innovative

When it comes to playing a round at your local course — or hopefully on the road at one of your favorite golf stay-and-play destinations — footwear should be at the epicenter of your decision in how to maximize your game. Here’s how SQAIRZ has stepped up to address the need.

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Courses on the PGA Tour: TPC River Highlands

The PGA Tour continues its run of tournaments played at classically designed golf courses when a collection of the best players in the world tackle TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship June 23-26 in Cromwell, Connecticut, a suburb about 10 miles south of Hartford.

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2022 U.S. Open preview: The Country Club

Our Travel Caddie is a huge fan of history, and The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. is full of it, hosting the U.S. Open for the fourth time in 2022. Here’s a deep look at what viewers can expect from the Boston-area golf course.

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Sweepstakes

The Perfect 10 Sweepstakes: Win a golf trip of a lifetime

Win an incredible trip to Michigan for some of the best golf in the world, courtesy of BOYNE Golf. Also, courtesy of Golf Stay and Plays partners, you will also win a pair of Speed golf shoes from SQAIRZ; a new, T2000 golf bag courtesy of Bag Boy; (6) dozen customized Tour-level golf balls of the winner’s choice via golfballs.com; and 20/20 Wellness shots for the needed boost of energy. What are you waiting for, enter now!!

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Casino golf: Oklahoma’s WinStar has two outstanding tracks

WinStar, owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, is in Thackerville, about 80 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Both courses here – Redbud and Scissortail – were designed by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford. Between the two courses, there are some 20 acres of ponds and 54 acres of native area, including 13 acres that have been planted with milkweed in order to assist the Monarch butterfly, which makes heavy migration south through that area in the fall.

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Golf packages we love: March 2022

From the foursome of gems at Sunriver Resort in Oregon to an epic trip to the Gasparilla Inn & Club to teeing it up at TPC San Antonio, we look at three must-see package options for golfers looking for an epic respite.

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PGA Tour courses: Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course

The Copperhead Course, a Larry Packard gem that’s been renovated in recent years, year in and year out challenges the best in the game. And if you book a package at Innisbrook Golf Resort near Tampa, Florida, you can see how you stack up as well on this course that’s part of the Florida Swing on the PGA Tour.

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The history behind TPC Sawgrass

All you have to do is hear the name, TPC Sawgrass, and you are instantly transported to the thought of finding the green on what is arguably the most famous hole in golf, the daunting island green at No. 17.

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Golf in Myrtle Beach: A foursome of fun at Barefoot Resort

Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach is renowned for its foursome of famous courses fashioned by Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, and Davis Love III. Each one of the designers have designed tracks that are individual in their features, visually striking throughout, and a blast to play.

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Revamping PGA National in South Florida

While the Champion Course continues to be the star of the show at PGA National — the site of this week’s Honda Classic — the resort has done an incredible job of improving literally everything else around it to elevate the entire experience. 

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2022 Golf Products to Watch For

From Taylormade’s Stealth family of golf club options to new kicks from FootJoy to BagBoy’s Nitron to key updates from SQAIRZ to the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ to 20/20 Wellness Shots to Ridge Wallet to Dead Zero, a trip to the 2022 PGA Show showcased plenty of gear you need to get your hands on.

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Streamsong adding fourth course

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw will return to Streamsong Resort in Central Florida to create the facility’s fourth course, this one focused on being a walking course that is less demanding than its 18-hole counterparts.

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Sweepstakes

TPC Stadium 2 Stadium Sweepstakes

You and a friend will win a trip for 2 to play both the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and a trip for 2 to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship.

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South Africa: Epic golf on the other side of the world

This feature will outline five of those courses — San Lameer Estate GC in Margate, Zimbali Coastal Resort in Dolphin Coast, Durban Country Club in Durban, and the Links and Montagu courses at the Fancourt Resort in George, considered by many to be the “Pebble Beach of South Africa.”

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Golfing in California: The SoCal vibe is laid back, but the golf is stellar

On a recent trip to Orange County, we played two of the region’s most famous and highly ranked resort facilities — the two courses at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach and the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the eponymous resort in Dana Point. Then we teed it up at three of the county’s top-ranked public courses — Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, and Strawberry Farms Golf Club and Oak Creek Golf Club, both in Irvine.

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Golfing in Bermuda: Teeing it up in a tropical getaway

Led by the Mid Ocean Club, a classic golf course that would stand out anywhere, and Port Royal, there are just over a half dozen golf courses, all of them fun in their own unique way. In fact, there are very few 18-hole par-3 courses in the world that can rival Bermuda’s Turtle Hill Golf Club, a magnificent par-54 layout.

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Golfing in Austin: An in-depth look at Horseshoe Bay Resort

Central Texas is a portion of the Lone Star State that’s relished for its livability among its verdant hills and panoramic vistas and has quality golf experiences by the bunch. Golfers will be hard-pressed to find a better set of challenges on the links than at the venerable – but always fresh – Horseshoe Bay Resort, located just about a 45-minute drive north and east from the state capital in Austin.

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Getting to know Dobson Ranch Golf Club

At Dobson Ranch, everybody is winning right now. The city of Mesa, which was losing money year after year from running its own golf operations, can now redirect funds to improve other parts of its parks and recreation services.

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How to get paid to take golf trips

How can you get your golf trip paid for? Golf Stay and Plays has set up unique partnerships with a plethora of courses, and getting your fees covered is actually quite simple — and we’ll help you the entire way through it.

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Golf vacations: How to use credit card points

You’ve done all the work by banking away those credit card points — so how exactly can you use them to land nights at hotels such as Hilton and Marriott, with some simply spectacular options on the table if your play your credit cards right.

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Golf Deals We Love: July 2021

From a timely offer at the PGA TOUR’s TPC Sawgrass to North Carolina’s Talamore Resort to one of New York’s best resorts, Turning Stone, our Travel Caddie found some must-see deals on golf packages that will get you on the road immediately.

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Golfing at World Golf Village in St. Augustine

With world-class amenities and the World Golf Hall of Fame as attractions, both the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear courses at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., not only are top-notch golf courses, but the entire experience is memorable.

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Great golf trip tips for New York’s Turning Stone Resort

From world-class accommodations in any of the seven lodges, hotels and inns at the resort, to the casino with its table games, slots, bingo and poker room, to the myriad dining options, to — for our purposes — the trio of top-shelf golf courses, everything at Turning Stone is in place and ready to produce memories by the bushel-full.

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The Match: A closer look at Moonlight Basin

Known for its incredible array of outdoor experiences, Moonlight Basin will become the center of the golf — and NFL — world on July 6 as it hosts “The Match” that will pit Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady against Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers.

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Finding Wisconsin golf gems

Yes, Kohler, Erin Hills and Sand Valley all deserve attention, but the likes of Geneva National and Lawsonia also deserve plenty of attention when it comes to stellar golf in Wisconsin.

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Golfer’s guide to Las Vegas

From Bali Hai to Paiute to TPC Las Vegas, the level of championship golf in the Las Vegas is spectacular, with plenty of inspiring rounds to be found on and off the strip. Our Travel Caddie has plenty of tips in how to navigate a golf trip to Sin City.

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Guide to golf in Lake Tahoe

From Edgewood Tahoe to a pair of Incline Village courses to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe isn’t just good or the winter time, as the level of golf available along the California/Nevada border is outstanding.

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A guide to BOYNE Golf in Michigan

There’s a reason why they are called the “Magnificent Ten,” as BOYNE Golf sets the standard for golf in Michigan, featuring courses designed with influence by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Pete Dye, George Fazio, and Dr. Alister Mackenzie.

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Going the Distance Sweepstakes

You and three friends will win a pair of The Distance Golf Shoes from SQAIRZ as well as one pair of Open Limited Edition golf shoes signed by past champions Sir Nick Faldo and John Daly, a new T-2000 travel bag from Bag Boy and two days at the World Golf Village, where you will enjoy two nights’ accommodations at the Renaissance Resort, rounds of golf at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, and tickets to enjoy the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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A guide to golf in Atlanta

As home to one of golf’s icons, Bobby Jones, Atlanta has a storied history with the game, with its courses inclusive of East Lake to Reynolds Lake Oconee to Bear’s Best. Check out the Travel Caddie’s guide to finding great golf in Atlanta.

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Canadian golf update

As the world continues to get vaccinated, the opening of the U.S.-Canada border feels imminent, which will open the floodgates for incredible golf, including Prince Edward Island, Cabot Cape Breton and Whistler.

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Golfing in San Antonio

There are thousands of golf courses in Texas, but few areas can boast the quality that San Antonio possesses, with the area featuring three courses that have hosted PGA Tour tournaments, including La Cantera and TPC San Antonio

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Golfing along the Outer Banks

It’s rare that a golf destination can be both ideal for a buddy trip or romantic getaway, but the Outer Banks in North Carolina definitely do both. From Kilmaric to Scotch Hall Preserve, the golf along the shore is spectacular.

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Golfing in Northern Florida: Amelia Island

Looking to combine stellar golf with a laid-back atmosphere? Then firmly put Amelia Island on your list of bucket-list trips, as this oasis in Northern Florida not only offers challenging golf, but also amenities that will be good for your soul.

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