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Mystical Golf Magic in Myrtle Beach

Published June 15, 2016 in South Carolina , United States - 0 Comments
Myrtle Beach Mystical Golf Magic

Mystical Golf Magic in Myrtle Beach

Man O’ War, The Wizard, and The Witch Golf Courses By Tim Cotroneo

Born into a golf architecture legacy dating back to the late 1800s, Dan Maples has designed and seen his share of spectacular golf holes. That’s why it’s fascinating to note the golf photo that greets visitors on Maples’ captivating website.

The initial www.maplesdesign photo jumping off your computer screen is the par 3, 173-yard, 15th hole at Man O’ War Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC. Readers learn that Man O’ War is part of a trio of Maples’ designed 18-hole layouts known as Mystical Golf.

Joining Man O’ War in this superb South Carolina golf trifecta are The Witch and The Wizard. Like the names imply, these are one-of-a-kind golf experiences. With Man O’ War and The Wizard located side-by-side, and The Witch just a 20-minute drive, this threesome of Maples masterpieces are perfect for first-time vacationers looking to personally discover why over 3-million golfers travel annually to Myrtle Beach.

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50 Golf Blogs You Should Follow

Published May 18, 2016 in Travel Stories - 8 Comments

Top 50 Golf Blogs You Should Follow – by ScottsdaleGolf.co.uk

The only problem with this change in tempo is the fact that there are literally too many golf blogs and online resources that are misinforming their readers. The only way for beginners to understand golf, and for professionals to find the information that they are looking for, is by consulting reliable sources.

To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we have created a list of 50 trustworthy golf blogs that you should be following. These bloggers are not only extremely knowledgeable in the art of golf, but they also have a knack for making their audience laugh, thus transforming pro golf-viewing in an unforgettable experience.

Disclaimer: The sites are not in order of preference or value. I have simply listed the most reliable online sources for golf lovers.

To read the entire article visit https://scottsdalegolf.co.uk/blog/50-golf-blogs-follow/

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Punta Espada – Caribbean’s Nicest Golf Course

Punta Espada Golf Course at Capacana

Punta Espada – by Tim Cotroneo

Punta Cana Dominican Republic – Lush fairways, the bluest water you’ve ever seen, and a course designed by the greatest golfer the world has ever known. If you’re golf bucket list didn’t already include Punta Espada in Punta Cana, then keep reading.

For seven years running, GolfWeek has named Punta Espada the Best Golf Course in the Caribbean and Mexico. Want more? After winning the Cap Cana Championship in 2010, Fred Couples declared that Punta Espada was Jack Nicklaus’ finest design ever. Keep in mind the Golden Bear has designed 390 courses in 41 countries.

Punta Espada wastes no time in making its presence felt. Upon walking through the front entrance of the clubhouse, be prepared for an image that will grab you by the shoulders and stop you dead in your tracks. Straight ahead, just beyond a narrow entryway, is the 18th green. With the ultra-turquoise Caribbean Sea directly behind the green, this image is so vivid it almost seems like a hologram. This won’t be your last Punta Espada reality check.

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Welcome to La Buena Vida – The Good Life – Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

Teeth of the Dog Golf Course at Casa de Campo

This weekend spring was in the air, but so was snow. I glanced at my clubs, sitting forlornly in the corner of my office, all polished up, with no place to go. I closed my eyes, and suddenly I could feel the salty breezes and hear the waves crashing against the rocky, ironstone shores. This was not a dream but an unforgettable memory, as I conjured up my first impressions of Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, some of the initial beauty of this place escaped me at the time, as I was steeling myself to come face-to-face with a legend. You see, I had heard the stories, read the accolades and was about to play the Teeth of the Dog.

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Turning Heads at Turning Stone Resort, NY

Published March 22, 2016 in New York , United States - 0 Comments
The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort, NY

Turning Heads at Turning Stone Resort NY by Ronald S. Montesano

Verona, NY – It’s easy to spot the tower from the I-90 thruway. Central New York does not rise and fall like other regions of the state, so the main building of the resort stands apart quite evidently from its surroundings. The principal question is – Where to stay? Where to play? Where to golf? Turning Stone has lodging, entertainment and golf options galore. The nature of your visit, as well as the type of client you are, determines where you’ll make your reservation. Let’s have a little clarity.

Accommodations at Turning Stone

Turning Stone Resort has options when it comes to where to stay. Located in the main building, but not in the Tower, the Turning Stone Hotel was the original accommodation at the resort. Opened in 1997 and remodeled in 2012, the Hotel has nearly 270 rooms and suites available for its guests. Included among them are patio and Jacuzzi suites, as well as luxury suites.

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Golf Mountain Majesty in British Columbia

Published March 9, 2016 in British Columbia , Canada - 0 Comments
Fairmont Hot Springs - Riverside Course

Golf Mountain Majesty in British Columbia by John Mooshie

British Columbia, Canada – August in Florida is hot, humid just about unbearable. Why anyone would want to play golf that time of year when there are northern alternatives is hard to understand. So I decided to take my game to British Columbia and spent 10 incredible days playing a collection of outstanding and picturesque courses.

The best time to play golf in British Columbia or Alberta is mid-August to mid-September. The weather is typically incredible and the courses are in superb condition. Their relatively short golf season usually opens in late March or early April and courses begin closing in early October.

For the most part, golf courses in that area are as good as most courses found in the USA. What makes the Canadian courses excel are the stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies and a pallet of colors as the leaves make preparations for winter. It was the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, serving up a collection of 8 golf courses that got my attention.

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Golf Club at Rainmakers – Best in New Mexico?

Published February 10, 2016 in New Mexico , United States - 0 Comments
The Golf Club at Rainmakers - New Mexico

The Golf Club at Rainmakers…Arguably New Mexico’s Best Course

by John Mooshie

Alto (Ruidoso), NM – When it comes to golf courses, many of those in New Mexico are as good as what are found in Arizona, Texas, and Colorado. New Mexico’s Black Mesa, Outlaw, Paa-Ko Ridge, Sandia, and Twin Warriors are great designs, well maintained, and highly acclaimed. But I found The Golf Club at Rainmakers to be a cut above in many respects.

In 2008, Robert Trent Jones II crafted Rainmakers to blend a variety of design elements to fit into the natural setting that only the unique topography and characteristics of the Sacramento Mountain foothills and southern New Mexico can deliver. Featuring a variety of plateaus and corresponding valleys, winding arroyos, unusual rock projections, and intense elevation changes, each of Rainmaker’s features blends perfectly into and is consistent with the dramatic surroundings of the landscape.

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Alberta Rockies – Feel the Rush

Published February 3, 2016 in Alberta , Canada - 0 Comments
Canmore Golf & Curling Club

Alberta Rockies Golf – Feel the Rush in Canada by Tim Cotroneo

Alberta, Canada – Rush is one of Canada’s most famous rock bands. A rush is also the sensation you can’t help but feel when playing golf in the Alberta Canadian Rockies.

Where else in the world do golf courses embrace skyscraping mountain vistas on every hole? Where else is there a 50/50 chance of spying an elk or a bear at any moment? Where else can you top off a picturesque round with the thrill of adding 10 yards to each shot by playing in altitude with an attitude?

Arrive for your Canadian Rockies golf experience by flying into Calgary’s airport, and then breathe the freshest air known to man. Prepare to revel in an all-natural mountain theater and a golf setting that is second to none. From Calgary to Jasper, you’ll find five rarified 18-hole options for taking in the best of Rocky Mountain golf.

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Travels with Dad: Lessons Learned – by Jane Finn

Published January 22, 2016 in Travel Stories - 0 Comments

The start of a new year is for many, a time to make resolutions. For me, it is more a time for reflection. In that spirit, I started reminiscing with my sisters how all three of us caught the travel bug. It was then that I remembered an article that my sister Laura wrote several years ago about travels with our Dad. I’d like to share that article with you now and invite you to think about what motivates you to travel, and if you are so inclined, please share your stories with us. Enjoy and happy journeys!

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Mystical Magic in Myrtle Beach

Published December 3, 2015 in South Carolina , United States - 0 Comments
The Wizard in Myrtle Beach

Mystical Magic in Myrtle Beach – by Dave Finn

Myrtle Beach SC – A year and a half ago my wife and I had the fantastic opportunity to tour Wales and England. Ever since we visited Tintagel England, I have been fascinated by Arthurian legend. According to folklore, the “Lady of the Lake” gave King Arthur his infamous sword Excalibur. Viviane was a tale of two personalities – the evil and deceitful villainess but also a kind and benevolent maiden, who raised Lancelot as if he were her son. Merlin the mystical on the other hand, was the guardian of young Arthur and served as King Arthur’s advisor until he was bewitched and imprisoned by the Lady of the Lake.

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