Golf in Primland Virginia

Golf in Primland Virginia

Primland Resort Virginia – A Majestic Mountain Masterpiece

Imagine waking up and stepping outside your room to the mist gently rising from the immaculately manicured 10th or 18th fairway while the sun slowly peaks over the Blue Ridge Mountains. A sight to behold indeed!

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Golf in Flint Michigan

Golf in Flint Michigan

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

Golf in Norfolk County ON

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

5 Day Golf Marathon in South Carolina

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

Golf Lana’i Hawaii

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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Hola Lorena Ochoa Gracias

Hola Lorena Ochoa Gracias

Hola Lorena Ochoa! by Dave Finn

Riviera Maya Mexico – How often do you get the chance to play golf with a former number #1 golfer in the world? No, not Rory, Lorena Ochoa – the #1 female golfer in world for 157 weeks in a row and Mexico’s national icon.

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La Dolce Veneto – Venice Italy

La Dolce Veneto – Venice Italy

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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Golf in the Low Country – Pawleys Island SC

Golf in the Low Country – Pawleys Island SC

Laid back in Low Country – Pawleys Island South Carolina By Dave Finn

Pawleys Island SC – The Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand area is a 60 mile stretch of coast line that is home to almost 100 top-ranked courses so choosing a handful to play can be a tough decision.  On this trip we ventured to the very south end of the Grand Strand to explore the Pawleys Island region, best known for its’ “low country-style” layouts.

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Golf Almost Free in Santee, SC

Golf Almost Free in Santee, SC

Almost Free to Golf in Santee, SC

By Dave Finn

Santee SC – I have exhibited at or attended well over a hundred golf and travel shows across Canada and the north east United States and have yet to find a better valued golf destination then Santee.  You tell me!  Where else can you go to stay and play 18 holes of golf with a power cart, overnight accommodation and continental breakfast for $56 USD?  In my own backyard, green fees alone start at $56 and that’s without a cart let alone food and a room to flop in. 

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Golf at Talamore Resort in NC

Golf at Talamore Resort in NC

Talamore Golf Resort NC – Go Back In Time by Dave Finn

Talamore Resort Pinehurst/Sandhills, NC – Step back in time to a place where the pace of life is simpler but where there is more than enough to see and do. Long renowned as the “Home of American Golf”, the historic “New England” style village of Pinehurst is only one of two towns in America to be designated as a national landmark. It is also a top-ranked golf vacation destination. So start planning now.

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