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Resorts: No. 2, Valley reopen; Bay Hill hires super

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

Pinehurst No. 2: Hole-by-hole review, U.S. Open

The U.S. Open field will have to deal with confounding greens, scruffy sandy waste areas and all manner of ground game. Here is a hole-by-hole look at Pinehurst No. 2, the Donald Ross masterpiece.

Pinehurst adds ninth course to portfolio

The Jack Nicklaus-designed National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., has been bought by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club; its course will be renamed Pinehurst No. 9.

Hanse adds strategy, drama to Doral

PGA Tour players who think they know Trump National Doral's Blue Monster course will be in for a shock. After Gil Hanse's renovation, forget the old yardage books or memories of previous putts made.

La Costa makeover heralds playability, conditioning

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.

Palm Springs offers something for everyone

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.

Camelback's Ambiente: Out with old, in with bold

Camelback Golf Club's new Ambiente course invokes the elevations and textures of a high-desert feel, with indigenous grasses – its forgettable predecessor falling into the past.

Minn. resort's initiative promotes walking

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.

Trump reveals routing for second course in Scotland

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.

Q&A: Steve Friedlander, VP, Pelican Hill Golf Club

Our Marty Kaufmann talked to Steve Friedlander about business at Pelican Hill GC in Newport Coast, Calif.

Resort briefs: Royal Isabela introduces new casitas

Royal Isabela, a 426-acre property perched more than 150 feet above the Caribbean Sea in northwest Puerto Rico, now has 20 casitas available for guests.

Golfweek's Best Resort Courses 2013

Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Ore., tops this list.

Auberge Resorts goes northwest; Justice expands

Boutique operator Auberge Resorts added its first Northwest property as Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, continues to add to his growing resort business.

Boyne partners with Forest Dunes

Boyne, the northern Michigan resort operator, will be booking rounds at Forest Dunes Golf Club through its golf packages as part of a partnership with the Roscommon, Mich., course.

Prince Course reopens following renovations

The Prince Course in Kauai, Hawaii has reopened following a year-long renovation overseen by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Ugadale Hotel reopens at Machrihanish

Machrihanish Golf Club is still difficult to reach, but a big step recently was made to solve the accommodations problem. Southworth Development last week opened the renovated Ugadale Hotel.

Briefs: Fairmont Southampton to host Par-3 championship

The third annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship will be held March 23-25 at the Fairmont Southampton Golf Course.

Resort briefs: Turtle Dunes opens in Acapulco

Resort briefs: Turtle Dunes Country Club, a Tripp Davis design, has opened on the grounds of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and the Fairmont Pierre Marques.

Dorado looking to reclaim top Caribbean status

Martin Kaufmann: Dorado Beach seeks to reclaim status among the Caribbean's best.

2012 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses

Who made our exclusive 2012 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses list? Check it out!