The Orlando area can satisfy the desires of all golfers, especially snowbirds or vacationers escaping their winters or hectic schedules. Leigh MacKay offers up some golf courses that are extremely playable, perfect for vacationers coming off a long winter break. What's more, these courses offer superior layouts, conditioning, service and amenities.
Michael Jordan's coming to Las Vegas to play a little golf and he's bringing a few friends. We're talking about the 12th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. Over the yeas the field has included Wayne Gretzky, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Maddux, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jessica Alba and many others. It's a chance to see the NBA legend and other stars, but once you watch MJ and company hit a few shots, you're going to want to hit a few of your own. Here's where to play.
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 greens at River Crossing Club highlight what makes for a pleasant round of golf in the scenic Texas hills.
There are plenty of golf course options along the Grand Strand in South Carolina. The same could be said for dining option. But which ones should top your list to keep the good vibes going after a round of golf in Myrtle Beach? Ian Guerin offers up some suggestions.
If you're looking for a little different Florida golf experience, you might want to consider the Panama City/Destin area on the northwest coast. Known as the Emerald Coast, this region of Florida differs from the rest of the state in several important ways. The golf scene has come a long way in the last 30 years as well. Here are five things you should know about the golf in the Destin/Panama City area before you go.
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 rain forest designated as a nature conservancy in the shadow of the Ko'olau Mountains.
When returning to the game in the winter -- whether for a week's vacation or a seasonal getaway -- the key to building renewed confidence is easing back into the golf swing. Travelers bound for the desert take note: Here are four of the most playable golf course in the Palm Springs region.
Yes, there is plenty of public golf beyond the exclusive private clubs in Tinseltown. And fortunately, in an area where mild weather and copious sunshine are the norm, decent conditions rule, and business is steady for the canniest of the local operators. Los Angeles resident golf writer David Weiss shares where he plays around his hometown when he's not playing on the road.
Players can often be overwhelmed by the sheer number of courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C. So many to play, so little time. No worries, we're here to point you in the right direction. If you've got one week, these are great options to make sure you feel you've played seven fantastic courses. But why stop there? For every course, we've got a post-round option for dinner and drinks. Make the most of the trip.
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 want to come back to more than once. And with seven sets of tees, it's playable for all levels.