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 ...
Mixing religion and the golf gods works well for Ko'olau Golf Club on Oahu
The First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu overcame improbable odds in 2006 to become the only church in the world to own a golf course on site: Ko'olau Golf Club. Built for $82 million, Ko'olau sits on heavenly land roughly 45 minutes from downtown Honolulu. The course was carved from a tropical ...
Raptor Bay Golf Club near Naples: Enjoy nature while taking on devilish greens
While playing Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs, take time to soak up the melodies of bird calls, the waving grasses and the rippling waters of this Audubon International Gold Certified Sanctuary course. It's a beauty. Designed by Raymond Floyd, Raptor Bay is a joy to play and one you will ...
If you love the water, you'll love the Links Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the Links Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features water on 14 holes, plenty of bunkers throughout, palm and pine trees and a few risk-reward holes that reward you if you have a little patience. Mike Bailey has more from, Destin, Fla.
Get a lavish private club experience in Las Vegas at Spanish Trail Country Club
Spanish Trail Country Club -- a private club that allows some outside play -- boasts a 27-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course, a massive elegant clubhouse, world-class dining, spa options and much more. On the course, players will find three distinct nines: Canyon, Lakes and Sunrise. ...
Fantastic greens highlight a round of golf at River Crossing Club north of San Antonio
River Crossing Club, a semi-private golf course located just north of San Antonio, takes on a scenic and serene Hill Country atmosphere. It offers those who make the drive a private-worthy experience at a price point comparable to many of the middle-tier courses closer to the Alamo. Fantastic ...
The secret is out about Ewa Beach Golf Club on Oahu in Hawaii
Despite sitting in one of the driest sports on Oahu, the Ewa Beach Golf Club is wall-to-wall green like it's located in Ireland instead of Hawaii. The course is always in terrific condition, with impeccable greens, and has been one of Oahu's best-kept secrets. Not anymore.
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 ...
Half Moon Bay undergoes metamorphosis to links
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – In these difficult economic times, golf courses have had to get creative in order to stay competitive.In November I wrote about the Fast & Furious at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. an event that required its golfers to finish a tournament round in fewer than four hours, on a ...
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, ...