Golf Club at South Hampton in St. Augustine: Truly a family affair
The Golf Club at South Hampton had always been a popular track in the northeast Florida area, but now with new owners, better conditioning and a family atmosphere, play is picking up even more. From the time you check in to the starter, everyone seems to know your name. And with wide fairways and ...
Emerald trails: Navigating Tom Fazio's stellar Camp Creek Golf Club in Panama City Beach
Camp Creek Golf Club on the Emerald Coast of Florida is all golf, it doesn't cater to real estate, and it really doesn't cater to all types of golfers. To appreciate Tom Fazio's work -- which includes 86 bunkers, a number of waste areas, numerous water hazards and large, difficult greens -- you ...
Badlands Golf Club in Las Vegas will give you plenty to think about
Badlands Golf Club in Las Vegas is, for the most part, target golf at its finest. It's a course that will reward you for good shots and punish those errant shots. Make sure to check your ego at the front desk -- along with your driver on some holes. It's a fun course if you think your way around, ...
Royal Isabela: Bandon Dunes meets Pebble Beach in the Caribbean
Developers Stanley and Charlie Pasarell were born and raised in Puerto Rico and long imagined this piece of coastline in the northeast corner could hold a world-class golf course -- and they were right. Royal Isabela is a luxury, boutique golf resort with a small real estate component, but the main ...
Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation: A playable playground south of Jacksonville
Architect Clyde Johnston built just enough unique features on Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation to stand out among the best golf courses on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida. Johnston deserves kudos for designing a 7,037-yard layout that rewards good shots and doesn't devour bad ones, Jason ...
Stay out of the sand at Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs
With so many choices for golf in the Tampa Bay area, it's tough for one course to stand out, but Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs offers great facilities and a challenging course that requires every club in the bag. Just remember to stay out of the sand -- and there is plenty, Jeff Berlinicke ...
Urban escape: Arizona Grand Golf Resort shines near downtown Phoenix
Arizona Grand Golf Resort, a 18-hole golf course near downtown Phoenix, is a little slice of peace in a built-up area. The golf course, opened in 1989 and designed by Forest Richardson, presents one of the desert's most unique plays with three very different environments. Conditions and hole ...
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona is a Southwestern golf resort treasure
PGA Tour pros live a pretty pampered life, following the sun from one fabulous resort destination to the next. If the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess can impress them, it can certainly do the same for any guest. The staff will make sure of it.
2014 Ryder Cup host Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course reopens after a winter of renovations
After a winter of renovations, the PGA Centenary Course reopened Friday. Much of the work was aimed at preventing a weather-plagued Ryder Cup like what happened in 2010.
SilverRock Resort in La Quinta: PGA's Humana has left, but hope lives on
The PGA Tour's Humana Challenge may have moved on from SilverRock Resort in La Quinta, but the golf course still thrives. If you are placing tee into turf, remember SilverRock offers one of the area's most inspired and demanding canvasses of golf. And at nearly 7,600 yards from the tips, it's also ...