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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course – Alberta

Published April 9, 2018 in Alberta , Canada - 0 Comments
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff Springs – Stanley Thompson’s Mountain Classic

By Mike Johnny

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is one of the top courses in Canada.  Arguably one of Stanley Thompson’s finest works, this course sits adjacent to the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River.  The layout is majestic, the views expansive with the river and the mountains providing a stunning backdrop.  It may well feature the greatest opening nine I have experienced and possesses numerous signature holes.  Leading Canadian Golf publications place this course well within their top 10 and the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World currently ranks it #5 in Canada.

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff Springs 9th green and the Bow River

On a cold spring morning, I was fortunate to play as a single where I could take my time, take lots of pictures and enjoy a unique golf experience.  The starter advised me holes which I should have my camera ready – 4 and 14.  He may have said all 18 of them.

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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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La Cana – Punta Cana’s Golf Nirvana

Published October 20, 2014 in Dominican Republic , Mexico/Carribean - 0 Comments
La Cana

Punta Cana’s Golf Nirvana La Cana Golf Course

By Tim Cotroneo

“Punta Cana is the nearest point to paradise in the middle of nowhere.” That’s how Olivier Brizon describes his home of the past eight years, located on the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic.

Brizon, the Director of Golf at Punta Cana’s La Cana Golf Course, noted that last year “nowhere” had two million tourists hit its shores seeking sun, surf, and increasingly, golf. A major factor in the area’s growing popularity is a surge in the building of world-class golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Golf in Flint Michigan

Published March 17, 2014 in Michigan , United States - 0 Comments

Flint, Michigan – A Steal of a Deal!

By Dave Finn

It has been well documented that the economy in parts of Michigan has been weakened by the downturn in the North American auto industry. And Flint, home of the Buick, is no exception. But, for us out-of-state golfers, it means that great golf can be had at a fraction of the price of what we would pay back home.

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Golf in Norfolk County ON

Published March 10, 2014 in Canada , Ontario - 1 Comment

Ontario’s Garden of Eden Norfolk County, Ontario

by Dave Finn

Norfolk County, ON – For years my best buddies and I would pile into a minivan and endure a two hour drive just to play the Pine Valley Golf Club located south of Simcoe on the northern shores of Lake Erie. For those who do not know, Pine Valley has always been one of the first golf courses in Ontario to open each spring. It was certainly worth the drive to be able to play an 18-hole golf course on green grass in late March while the rest of our fellow golf enthusiasts were either heading to the deep-south to get their fix or waiting patiently in shin high snow for their local golf courses to open.

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5 Day Golf Marathon in South Carolina

Published January 22, 2014 in South Carolina , United States - 2 Comments
SC - 5 Day Golf Marathon

Secrets of South Carolina – 5 Day Golf Marathon by Dave Finn

Have you ever tried to fly to a destination, play eight different golf courses in five days while traveling the entire length of a State?  Recently, I had the great pleasure of accompanying seven other North American golf journalists on a five day golf marathon in South Carolina.  We were lucky enough to visit three very different regions, two of which were completely brand new experiences for me.

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Golf Lana’i Hawaii

Published January 1, 2014 in Hawaii , United States - 0 Comments

Lana’i Hawaii – Experience the Challenge then Challenge the Experience

by Dave & Jane Finn

Lana’i HI – The title is a bit of a play on words but aptly applies to golf in this Polynesian paradise. Unless you’ve been to the State of Hawaii before you probably don’t know much about Lana’i. It’s the smallest inhabited island in this Pacific chain measuring just over 35 by 13 miles and sits about 9 miles west of Maui but feels like a world away.  Formally known as the “Pineapple Island”, it’s now the place where Hawaiians go to get away from it all.

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La Dolce Veneto – Venice Italy

Published December 13, 2013 in Europe , Italy - 0 Comments

La Dolce Veneto – Venice and Beyond!

By Jane Finn

Despite the fact that I studied art history and Dave architecture at university, after Rome and Florence, we were on historical and cultural ‘overload’.  We knew that like fine wine and great food, we needed a break to experience the ‘dolce vita’ and not rush our Venice experience. Firmly believing that the charm of the Veneto community extended well beyond the lagoon, we grabbed a rental car at the Maestro station and headed for the countryside and a couple of rounds of golf before venturing off to Venezia, reportedly the most visited city in the world.

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