Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2 has reopened after converting its greens, while Dye's Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is ready for play after seven months of extensive renovation work; plus more golf resorts news
Perhaps more down-to-earth renovations such as the one done at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s Legends Course will get golf back to what it’s supposed to be: interesting and enjoyable, rather than a chore.
While a nighttime skins game at Indio Municipal GC is a wacky diversion in the Palm Springs area, Pete Dye’s Stadium Course at PGA West is a true bucket-list item for any golfer heading to Southern California.
Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.
After the successful opening last summer of the Martin Hawtree-designed Championship Course along four miles of coastline north of Aberdeen in Scotland, American entrepreneur Donald Trump has revealed plans for another layout.
If you want to play fast at courses operated by OB Sports, it helps to get in the Express Lane. The Scottsdale, Ariz., course-management firm is expanding its pace-of-play initiatives with the gradual rollout of its Express Lane program to its 42 courses.
Sure, most of the players at this year’s Greenbrier Classic were there out of necessity. But the host resort’s reputation attracted enough marquee names to show that this stop is one of the Tour’s rising stars.
There’s little doubt that esteemed Shadow Creek boasts a higher class of golf clientele than most, Exhibit A being one of its visitors last week, a certain former Washington executive now residing in Crawford, Texas.
Herb Kohler is betting that affluent golf fans will line up for a chance to buy an apartment in the Hamilton Grand, the 115-year-old building that looms over the 18th green of the Old Course in St. Andrews.
The Nicklaus Cos. and Emagineering LLC have partnered to create a Web site that provides information on more than 130 Nicklaus Design courses and the ability to arrange stay-and-play packages at those courses.
Lodestone Golf Club will open all 18 holes for play in western Maryland on June 5. The 7,507-yard layout, designed by Hale Irwin and Todd Schoeder, is a mountain layout that sits at 2,973 feet, near Deep Creek Lake.
One of the cornerstones of Jim Justice's plans for The Greenbrier is construction of an 89,000-square-foot underground casino. Todd Fishon, The Greenbrier VP of casino operations, spoke recently with <em>Golfweek</em>.
Course architect John Fought has been selected to do a $3.5 million renovation of the Glaze Meadow Golf Course (pictured above) at Black Butte Ranch, a 1,251-home vacation destination in central Oregon.