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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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Barefoot Resort & Golf Packages

Golf all four championship courses and experience ‘Myrtle Beach’s Fantastic Four’- Norman, Love, Fazio and Dye. Nestled conveniently in one location in the heart of the “Golf Capital of the World,” minutes from fine dining, shopping, and the Atlantic Ocean and wide beaches of North Myrtle Beach!

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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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Albany Golf Course: Home of Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Nineteen of the best players in the world were invited to play in this unofficial PGA Tour event that’s hosted by Tiger Woods. It’s the seventh time the event will be played at Albany on the course designed by Ernie Els – who, along with Tiger, has a home in the exclusive community that surrounds the course.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Sea Island

Sea Island, long considered to be one of the best golf resorts in the Southeast let alone the entire United States, has three courses on its property – Seaside, Plantation and Retreat – and all are wonderful choices. Two of those courses (Seaside and Plantation) will play host to the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic this week.

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Golf travel aids: FlightScope’s Mevo series

Dream of playing St. Andrews or Troon North or TPC Sawgrass? They all involve significantly different weather patterns. Thankfully, the team at FlightScope has a travel aid that can help sharpen your game in any conditions — at a price point that won’t break your wallet.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Houston’s Memorial Park GC

Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston carries a dual mantle – it’s one of the best facilities in the nation’s fourth largest city and good enough to be the host course for the Cadence Bank Houston Open on the PGA Tour’s Fall Series, which will be contested this year from Nov. 10-13. It is also one of the country’s busiest municipal golf courses, welcoming more than 60,000 rounds every year.

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PGA Tour golf courses: El Camaleon Golf Club

This year’s World Wide Technology Championship of Mayakoba, will be played Nov. 3-6 at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, a coastal resort town along a strip of Caribbean shoreline known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and opulent resorts.

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Playing golf for less: Troon Card

When it comes to the value card that comes with the most options, we have been hard pressed to find a better option than the Troon Card. Troon Golf is one of those brands that you know, without even realizing that you know it. It’s because they are a behind the scenes kind of brand that exudes excellence and serves as the world’s largest professional club management company that includes servicing over 725 golf courses worldwide.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Port Royal in Bermuda

Of all the islands famous for golf around the world, Bermuda may be the most underrated. The mid-Atlantic destination has done its best to grab notoriety from golfers and has already captured the PGA Tour’s attention via the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, which will be held at part of Tour’s Fall Series Oct. 27-30 at the sublime Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton on the island’s western coast.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Congaree Golf Club

The Congaree Golf Club in Gillisonville, South Carolina – site of this year’s CJ Cup, which is part of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series from Oct. 20-23 – falls into the latter category. Congaree will host the event for the first time after it was founded as Korea’s first official PGA Tour tournament in 2017.

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Golf trips to Wisconsin: Breaking down Erin Hills

Erin Hills took the national stage by storm when Brooks Koepka captured the 2017 U.S. Open Championship here and it was the first time most of the golfing public was able to feast their eyes on this Wisconsin treasure, and this event was the epicenter of a longstanding relationship with the governing body of golf here in the states as the facility hosted the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship, the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, and is scheduled to host the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.

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Las Vegas Golf: Paiute’s three stellar courses

The golf courses — Sun Mountain, Snow Mountain and Wolf — at the Las Vegas Paiute Resort shine in the desert, a bastion of green grass among the greys, browns and beiges of the surrounding wasteland, all in the distant shadow of the Las Vegas Mountain Range.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Country Club of Jackson

Execution on approach shots and placement into the proper segments of the demanding putting surfaces at the Country Club of Jackson will be imperative for success when the PGA Tour’s Fall Series continues at the Sanderson Farms Championship from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 on the northeast side of the capital of Mississippi.

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Golf Guide to Texas: Black Jack’s Crossing, Lajitas

It’s hard to imagine any landscape less suited for golf than the desert and rocky valleys and scrub-brush strewn plateaus of the Big Bend of Texas. That’s why the golf experience at the sublime Lajitas Golf Resort here in the southwest corner of the Lone Star State is so remarkable — and why Black Jack’s Crossing is one of Texas’ most-awarded golf tracks.

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Golf travel: Complete guide to Southwest Ireland

Using our Tour Operator courtesy of Lyons Links, the Travel Caddie took their sticks to the likes of Old Head, Waterville Golf Links, Dooks Golf Club, Adare Manor and Enniscrone on a truly once-in-a-lifetime trip. Here are some tips on how you can line up a similar experience.

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Exploring North Carolina Golf: Quail Hollow

The 14th rendition of the Presidents Cup, the biannual series of matches between teams from the United States and International players from outside Europe, will be contested at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC from Sept. 22-25. Expect Quail Hollow’s peerless and challenging Tom Fazio-designed golf course at the club to be talked about as much as the competition itself, as the course and its tests will play a huge factor in the competition.

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Golfing in the Caribbean: A complete guide

If you like your golf with ocean breezes, shorts and maybe a Mojito or two — and who doesn’t — then a trip to the Caribbean Sea might be in order. Because 12 months out of the year you can count on those warm trade winds, refreshing cocktails, incredible accommodations, and some of the most spectacular golf in the world. Whether it’s a big-island destination like Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic, or a more quaint spot like Barbados, they all offer relaxation, warm temperatures and great golf experiences.

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Exploring California Golf: Napa’s Silverado golf courses

The PGA Tour kicks off the fall series of its 2022-23 season Sept. 15-18 with the Fortinet Championship on the North Course at the lush and luxurious Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif. Silverado is the ultimate marriage of golf and wine, with the resort set in a verdant plain within an hour’s drive of more than 750 wineries about 90 miles from the San Francisco airport.

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Winter Golf Trips: Phoenix and Scottsdale

As a portion of the United States begins to prepare for cold weather, the South becomes incredibly popular for golfers — and there are few better destinations than Phoenix and Scottsdale. Tee it up where the pros do at TPC Scottsdale or find spots such as the Wigwam or Troon North — the golf is amazing. Here are some tips, plus how GolfTroop can help and what to pack, courtesy of FootJoy.

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Golf in Las Vegas: Bali Hai brings fun to the Strip

The word about Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas is that the course here is the easiest to get to from the Strip, one of the most challenging in the area, that the staff here was recruited from the roster of hotel showgirls and that it’s among the best to play if you have the time to tee it up just once on the trip to Sin City.

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Golf Packages We Love for August 2022

From an incredible trip to Wisconsin’s SentryWorld to Mid Pines in Pinehurst to Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge area, there are plenty of deals to be had as we near the end of the summer golfing season.

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Playing PGA Tour courses: Wilmington Country Club

The PGA Tour will bring the second leg of its FedEx Cup Playoffs to Delaware for the first time when venerable Wilmington Country Club hosts the BMW Championship Aug. 18-21. We take a closer look at the course that is no stranger to the championship spotlight.

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Why Florida’s First Coast of Golf is a perfect getaway

You’ve got to love Florida golf. With the ability to tee it up here all year long, the state has more golf courses than any other in the country. There are a lot of great pockets of golf in the state, but today we are going to focus on some of the best options available to you: Northeast Florida.

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Golfing in Memphis: From TPC Southwind to Mirimichi 

There is plenty to do in Memphis, where the Mississippi River meets the southwestern corner of Tennessee. It’s primarily known for its music – Memphis is the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, and the site of Graceland, residence and final resting place of Elvis Presley. A recent visit to the region showed how golf in this area has become another draw to a municipality that considers itself the “entertainment center of the Mid-South.”

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Shipping golf clubs: Why Ship Sticks is your answer

You’ve put together the ultimate golf getaway with a group of your friends and the day for your trip has finally arrived. You load up all your gear, lug it through the airport, check it on the plane and then poof…somehow your luggage disappears. There’s a solution to this — Ship Sticks.

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Golfing in Michigan: BOYNE Golf simply has it all

There are few summer golf destinations on par with a trip to Northern Michigan. The mild weather, the quality and number of courses, the accommodations, and the waterside towns are all sensational. And while it’s hard to go wrong playing golf anywhere in Northern Michigan, you can actually do pretty well with some one-stop shopping. And that one-stop could provide you with a bucket list trip, all under one brand — BOYNE Golf.

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PGA Tour golf courses: Sedgefield Country Club

Owned by Raleigh-based McConnell Golf since 2011, Sedgefield Country Club had been a member-owned private club since being founded in 1926. It is renowned for its Ross-designed course as much as for being the host of the Wyndham Championship, the Piedmont Triad’s annual PGA Tour event that began in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO).

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PGA Tour golf courses: Detroit Golf Club

Detroit Golf Club, which was founded in 1899 and has long been the bastion of golf in the city, was a natural place for the PGA Tour to play its first regular event ever in the city of Detroit. Originally focused solely around golf, the Detroit Golf Club is home to two Donald Ross signature golf courses – fewer than 20 clubs in the United States can claim this distinction.

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Hilton Head Island golf options are aplenty

Golf has been part of life on Hilton Head Island since the first courses were designed and came on line in 1962. The Hilton Head and its surrounding mainland and fellow islands have dozens of courses, with tracks designed by the likes of Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arthur Hills, Davis Love III, Bob Cupp, Arnold Palmer, and George Cobb.

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PGA Tour golf courses: TPC Twin Cities

TPC Twin Cities, which will host the 3M Open for fourth time when the PGA Tour heads to Blaine, Minnesota on July 21-24, is a study in contrasts – and that’s a good thing. Our Travel Caddie explains why.

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Golf in Pennsylvania: Nemacolin’s Mystic Rock is a gem

Located in the mountains of Pennsylvania close to the point where West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania all connect, you’ll find the luxurious resort known as Nemacolin. Presided over by the Hardy family who own and founded the 84 Lumber Company, this resort has somehow remained a little bit of a hidden gem in the golfing community that we’re looking forward to shedding some light on for you.

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British Open: Preparing for the Old Course at St. Andrews

It goes without saying that the Old Course at St. Andrews is an absolute must on the bucket list of any golfer, and with all eyes on these hallowed grounds for the 2022 Open Championship, we wanted to give you some useful tips and advice on how to maximize the Old Course experience for your group.

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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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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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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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