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Golfing in Canada: Prince Edward Island’s options are mesmerizing and affordable
Canadians love their golf, and there is no better showcase than the 27 courses on Prince Edward Island, a true golfer’s paradise on a budget. The Travel Caddie is infatuated with the area and has some tips on key courses to add to your buddy trip.
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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.
From Turning Stone to Pebble Beach: 7 must-play short courses
In the second part of a two-story series, the Travel Caddie dives into seven must-play short courses ranging from The Hay at Pebble Beach to Sandstone Hollow at Turning Stone to the soon-to-be-open The Chain at Streamsong, we break down short courses worthy of a golf trip.
Pinehurst Resort finishes renovation of iconic Magnolia Inn
One of the most iconic golf resorts in the world, Pinehurst, continues to show that it puts the customer first, completing a refresh of its Magnolia Inn. Our Travel Caddie provides the details.
Golfing in Florida: Insider tips on how you can play No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass
We’ve all watched the pros tee it up at No. 17 at the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. We winced with water balls and gasped at the hole-in-ones. And the Travel Caddie breaks down how you can enjoy the adrenaline-inducing experience yourself.
Golfing in Ireland: Enniscrone GC provides both challenge and thrills
It might not be the biggest name in Irish golf, but Western Ireland’s Enniscrone Golf Club was as challenging and fun as any of its neighboring courses according to the world-exploring Travel Caddie.
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.
Golf travel tips: Getting a tee time at the Old Course
The Travel Caddie gets tons of questions from our loyal readers, so in this month’s mailbag we are addressing everything from options around Pinehurst to lodging at Big Cedar Lodge to tips on snagging a tee time at the Old Course.
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.
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.
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.
Golfing in Texas: Omni Barton Creek has four must-play courses
From masterminds Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Bill Coore and Tom Fazio, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa features a unique mix of courses that will challenge every part of your golf game. Our Travel Caddie is a big fan of the must-play courses in Austin, and has a few tips to share with you.
Golf deals we love: Erin Hills, PEI & Barefoot Resort
Here at GolfStayAndPlays.com, we are always on the lookout for great deals and experiences for our readers. For February 2023, the Travel Caddie has pinpointed stellar options with Erin Hills, PEI and Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach.
Golfing in Florida: Streamsong Resort is as unique as it gets
Streamsong Golf Resort’s trio of championship golf courses — Blue, Black and Red — have gained the attention of the golf world over the past decade, with their sand dunes a distinct departure from the normal flat golf you find in Florida.
Golfing in Nevada: Why Reno isn’t a gamble, it’s a jackpot
From the Edgewood-Tahoe Resort to LakeRidge to a number of stops in charming towns surrounding Reno, the golf is aplenty, and it’s packed with gambling and mesmerizing views.
Golfing in Wisconsin: SentryWorld is simply impeccable
The flowers? They stand out. But SentryWorld is so much more than its visual staple, and the Travel Caddie got the opportunity to not only tour the championship course with aerial video footage, but also get a great feel for all of the amenities. Wisconsin is definitely more than just the cheese.
Golfing in New Jersey: Crystal Springs Resort has it all
From world-class golf at Ballyowen and Crystal Springs GC, to more family-friendly options at Cascades and Minerals, the Crystal Springs Resort has a week’s worth of golf to play, and you won’t want to leave this New Jersey golfing oasis.
Must-Play Short Golf Courses: From Bandon to Pinehurst
The Travel Caddie likes to fit in as many holes as they can on golf trips, and many times that means teeing it up on a short course at the outset or end of a trip. And there are some special short courses across the United States, and the Travel Caddie has put together a must-play distinction for six courses — with a few more to come in Part II.
Colorado Golf: Welcoming TPC Colorado to the TPC Network
The TPC Network of golf courses has a new course in its arsenal: TPC Colorado, a beautiful addition along the front range of the Rocky Mountains between Denver and Fort Collins.
Golfing California: PGA West highlights Palm Springs golf options
Once the host of the beloved Bob Hope Classic, the PGA Tour’s The American Express has picked up the torch, putting PGA West and Palm Springs in an annual spotlight it so richly deserves. The Travel Caddie takes a look at the multiple options at PGA West, while also dishing on some other desert delights in the area.
Arizona golf: Epic tee times in Tucson
From Sewailo Golf Club to Ventana Canyon, the Travel Caddie teed it up in Tucson, a fantastic alternative to the more popular golf spots in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Perfect 10: Pinehurst Resort adding 10th 18-hole course
Pinehurst announced that it will be opening a new 18-hole golf course under the impeccable eye of Tom Doak, with the course slated to open in late Spring 2024. This coincides with the U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024, as the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen area continues to solidify its position as the Home of American Golf.
A Hawaiian vacation: Golf courses you must tee it up on
From Kapalua to Wailea to Maui Nui, the Travel Caddie breaks down which mesmerizing Hawaiian golf courses you should plan on playing on your next adventure to the beautiful oasis that is Hawaii.
Golf in Florida: Tiburon and the Naples area
There are a wealth of great golf course options in the Naples area, which many consider the “Palm Springs of Florida golf” and residents proudly claim as the “Golf Capital of the Sunshine State.” From Tiburon to TPC Treviso Bay, the Travel Caddie takes a deep look at golfing options in the Naples area.
Nine last-second holiday gifts for your golfer
From trips to TPC Sawgrass, St. Andrews and up and down the West Coast, to personalized golf balls, to portable swing monitoring, to golf gear that will make your playing partners jealous, the Travel Caddie has nine last-second golf gifts that you can order from the comfort of your smartphone.
The Charlie Woods effect: Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes thrust into spotlight
The PNC Championship has been a staple of December golf in Orlando, but the past two years have taken on a new life as Charlie Woods and his playing partner, Tiger Woods, have put a welcomed spotlight on not just the event, but also the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes.
Tying it to Tiger Woods: 3 must-watch golf course videos
We’ve all heard about the six degrees of Kevin Bacon — even Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy has gotten in on that action — but have you tried to tie everything in golf to Tiger Woods? So, as the dog days of winter set in and you sit next to the fireplace daydreaming of tee-time treasures, we’ve got a trio of aerials that will give you some Tiger-driven ideas.
Keystone Golf Resort: A tour of the River Course, Keystone Ranch
Looking for the perfect summertime golf escape? Look no further than Keystone Golf Resort, where teeing it up on two majestic 18-hole golf tracks takes priority over the wintertime activities synonymous with the Rocky Mountains. Our Travel Caddie made the trip — and came back with epic video just for you.
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.
Destination Kohler: Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run are golfing royalty
What do you get when you combine a world-renown bathtub company and a golf course design icon? That’d be Destination Kohler, home of Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. The Travel Caddie recently took a trip to Wisconsin, and didn’t want to leave. Check out why . . .
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.
Golf Packages We Love: November 2022
From Big Cedar Lodge to TPC Las Vegas to Mission Inn, the Travel Caddie has found a few fantastic deals to help you tee it up this winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Golf travel: When to play, what to wear at Bandon Dunes
There are some resorts where simply hearing the name sparks a sense of wanting to visit there immediately, and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is one of those places. So when is the best time to play the multiple courses, and how should you pack? We’ve got some tips.
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.
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.
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.
Preparing for a golf trip: Cool custom items
From Devant Towels to custom golf balls from golfballs.com to a Haas-Jordan umbrella to custom MyJoys from FootJoy, there are plenty of great custom items you can order at an affordable price before your big golf trip.
PGA Tour golf courses: Japan’s Narashino Country Club
The spotlight will be bright and our attention will be piqued for golf as played in Japan when the PGA Tour’s Fall Series heads to Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba for the Zozo Championship on Oct. 13-16.
PGA Tour golf courses: TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas
TPC Summerlin, a wonderful, solid and a bit understated facility (at least by Sin City standards) will host the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open for the 30th consecutive year from Oct. 6-9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring California Golf: Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club
The weather…perfect. The resort grounds…stunning. The golf and the views…fantastic. There’s a whole lot to love about everything that the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club has to offer. Our Travel Caddie gives you inside tips for an outstanding experience.
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.
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.
PGA Tour golf courses: East Lake Golf Club
We take a look at the course behind the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs finale, while also diving into a trio of other Georgia tracks, including Reynolds Lake Oconee, Sea Island and King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PGA Tour courses: Keene Trace in Kentucky
Keene Trace’s Champions Trace course in Nicholasville will be the site of The Barbasol Championship on the PGA Tour July 7-10, marking the fourth time this event has been played in Kentucky.
Golfing in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge has plenty of options
Montgomery County, which is the home of Valley Forge and almost 900,000 citizens in the rolling hills northwest of Philadelphia, is a hotbed for really great golf, with 53 courses ready for a tee time. The Travel Caddie is on a mission to play them all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto’s St. George’s Golf Club set to host 2022 RBC Canadian Open
After a two-year hiatus because of COVID, the PGA Tour returns from June 6-12 to the western Toronto administrative district of Etobicoke for the RBC Canadian Open at the sublime St. George’s Golf Club, where the tournament will be played for the first time since 2010 and for the sixth time overall.
Omni Amelia Island Resort’s New Little Sandy Course
The Omni Amelia Island Resort has added a short course, Little Sandy, to its extensive list of offerings. Designed by Beau Welling, this 10-hole short course features holes that range from 70 to 125 yards and play around Red Maple Lake.
Golfing Myrtle Beach: A trio of lesser-known, must-play courses
Three golf clubs – Pine Lakes Country Club and Grande Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, and The Long Bay Club in Longs – are all fantastic in their own right and can enhance any trip to the Myrtle Beach area.
PGA Tour Golf Courses: Muirfield Village
The Travel Caddie takes a deep look at the constantly evolving Muirfield Village in Columbus, Ohio, the site of the annual Memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
Golfing North Carolina: Four prime courses in the Outer Banks
From Kilmarlic to the Carolina Club to the Currituck Club to Nags Head, a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina comes with incredible golf opportunities that feature unique challenges.
Golfing Mexico: A look at Quivira Golf Course in Cabo
The Travel Caddie’s latest trip to Cabo San Lucas was a return to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and the stunning Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club.
Traveling to Hilton Head: Key Tips From an Expert
Golf Stay and Plays publisher Kelly Fulford recently took to the airwaves to talk about key insights he has about traveling to Hilton Head Island, including grabbing a round at Harbour Town. Take a listen now!
Golfing Colorado: Beaver Creek & Red Sky are Vail gems
From the Norman and Fazio courses at Red Sky to the Beaver Creek Golf Club, a trip to beautiful Vail, Colorado, can be the perfect golf getaway with plenty of entertainment off the course to make it a bucket-list trip.
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!!
Golfing the Gulf Shores: Exploring standout tracks in Florabama
From Lost Key to Craft Farms to Kiva Dunes to Timber Creek, the Gulf Shores are a perfect destination for a week of excellent golf, complete with the scenery that is the Alabama/Florida coastline.
Golfing at Pinehurst: A beginner’s guide to a group trip
From playing No. 2 or No. 4 at Pinehurst, or maybe Mid South or Mid Pines just down the road, or even Talamore a bit further away, here are some critical tips on how to plan your buddy trip to Pinehurst in order to maximize every moment once you’ve arrived.
Golfing California: A trio of San Diego masterpieces
From Maderas Golf Club to Aviara Golf Club to The Grand Golf Club, San Diego is a golf mecca and these trio of courses show that the area is more than just than the masterful Torrey Pines.
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.
Golfing Lake Tahoe: From Genoa Lakes to Edgewood
The Travel Caddie loves the scenery in Lake Tahoe, but the golf even more. We take a look at three must-plays in Tahoe, including Incline Village, Edgewood Tahoe and Genoa Lakes.
Golf packages we love in April: From French Lick to Torrey Pines
There is plenty of great golf to be had around the country, and the Travel Caddie has a few standout options for April, including both courses at French Lick, a round at Torrey Pines South and TPC Danzante Bay.
Golfing in Dallas: All about Cowboys and Rangers
The golf courses in Dallas give one a crossover into other professional sports, as the Cowboys and Rangers have their own golf clubs, while the Tribute and Old American golf clubs are fantastic stops in the “Big D.”
TPC Louisiana: A New Orleans treasure
The PGA Tour makes an annual stop in New Orleans, visiting TPC Louisiana for the Zurich Classic. We take a unique look at the course through an exclusive aerial tour of the Bayou marvel.
Golfing in South Carolina: Harbour Town is just one of a trio of Sea Pines Resort golf course marvels
Harbour Town gains a lot of the attention at Sea Pines Resort as the host of a PGA Tour event, but its sister courses Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes hold their own in one of the most iconic and fun golf resorts in the U.S.
Golfing in New York: Plenty of public options near New York City
From Bethpage Black to Pound Ridge to the Red Course at Eisenhower Park, the golf is spectacular in and around New York City, where one will need to carry plenty of lumber to conquer a trio of difficult, but public, tracks.
Golfing in Myrtle Beach: A quad of quality courses in South Carolina
From Litchfield CC and River Club in Pawleys Island to King’s North at Myrtle Beach National to Avocet at Wild Wing Plantation, there are plenty of quality courses to tee it up at when you head to the state’s top tourist destination.
Golfing in Georgia: Reynolds Lake Oconee is one of the South’s best
On a recent trip to Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia, the Travel Caddie not only stayed onsite, but got in a trio of spectacular rounds on three of the venue’s courses: Great Waters, Oconee and The National. The experience left the TC wanting to head back for more.
TPC San Antonio: A tale of two splendid courses
The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio gets plenty of love as the host of the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open, while its sister course, the Canyons, provides a Dye-inspired second option when visiting the Alamo City.
Golfing in Texas: A plethora of options in Austin
From Wolfdancer to Star Ranch to Avery Ranch to Lions Municipal, the Travel Caddie takes a thorough look at the golfing options in Austin, once deemed the best place to golf in all of the United States.
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.
Golf and Gambling: Some of the best U.S. casino courses
From Bali Hai and Paiute in Las Vegas, to Nemacolin in Pennsylvania, to Turning Stone in New York, to French Lick in Indiana, we take an extensive look at the best courses to combine your love of golf and gambling — all on one epic trip.
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.
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.
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.
Links Golf in UK, Ireland, Scotland Emerging from the Pandemic
Both the Irish and UK governments have in recent weeks announced an almost complete relaxation of restrictions for the tourism and hospitality sectors that will enable golfers from all around the world to once again play golf as it was originally played on some magnificent links.
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.
Golfing in Minnesota: Northeast corner has a foursome of outstanding options
A trip to Northeast Minnesota will allow you to challenge the handiwork of Jeffrey Brauer, the architect of both the Legend and Quarry courses at Giants Ridge, as well as Wilderness at Fortune Bay and Superior National in Lutsen.
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.
Golfing in Arizona: Phoenix and Scottsdale have incredible options
From the Monument and Pinnacle courses at Troon North to the Cholla and Saguaro courses at We-Ko-Pa, the Phoenix and Scottsdale area has sensational options for challenging, yet fun rounds.