Projects in the Bahamas and Florida buck recent development trends. Martin Kaufmann explains.
Much of Jim Engh’s formative time as a course architect was spent in Ireland, which probably would come as a surprise to many people familiar with some of his more mind-bending designs. He fell hard for the untamed Irish style, and says he has tried to bring that same no-holds-barred spirit to his own work.
Golfers won’t be able to play Pinehurst No. 2 until March 4, but they can keep tabs on the year-long restoration through a new website.
Once found, Anguilla and Temenos are worth a return visit. Martin Kaufmann explains.
Perry Golf has expanded its golf-cruise operations through a partnership with Azamara Golf Cruises.
Anything is possible on Fiji's Laucala Island. Martin Kaufmann explains.
Brandel Chamblee speaks his mind. As Martin Kaufmann writes, it's a good thing he knows his stuff.
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.
A lot of tournament announcement flow into my inbox, and most of them aren’t given a second thought. But one caught my attention because it combines one of my favorite destinations – Bermuda – with a great brand, Bacardi.
The first thing readers will notice when they pick up a copy of “True Links” is the number 246. That, in the authors’ estimation, is the number of golf courses that accurately can be described as “links.”
Near the top of the list of trigger words that prompt Pavlovian slobbering among serious golfers are these: Hogan and Merion.
Tom Fazio's latest anchors amenity-rich Baker's Bay. Martin Kaufmann reports.
Post-celtic Tiger, the resilient Irish prepare to host the Solheim Cup. Martin Kaufmann reports.
Mark Burk used to sleep in a mansion with a couple of Mercedes-Benzes and a golf studio in the garage. Now he sleeps in a concrete pipe near railroad tracks in Indio, Calif.
After hitting a few range balls, Hank Haney’s newest student wanted some feedback.
Golf Channel has jazzed up its graphics package for the 2011 season.
“If it’s compelling, if it’s interesting, it will find its way onto our show,” Erik Kuselias told viewers at the outset of Golf Channel’s two-hour “Morning Drive,” which debuted at 7 a.m. today.
In a slow developmental climate, casino courses are still paying off. As Martin Kaufmann explains, Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, is a perfect example.
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle took another step toward upgrading its training facilities for serious golfers with the announcement that it had partnered with Bill Forrest, the 2006 PGA of America Teacher of the Year, to open a golf school.
The Northern California public golf scene is headlined by historic courses such as Pebble Beach and Pasatiempo.
Pinehurst sometimes is described as America’s home of golf. Some might debate that point, but certainly few spots in this country can match the Sandhills’ golf history and concentration of notable courses.
Less than 10 minutes into an hour-long conversation, Giuseppe Lama, managing director of The Resort at Pelican Hill, acknowledged a recurring theme.
Club Med, the all-inclusive operator of family-oriented resorts, is preparing to launch a new concept with a significantly heightened focus on golf, tennis and fitness instruction.
When it comes to winter golf getaways, Florida is always one of the destinations that is top of mind.
Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise-ship passengers will get the first look at the new Black Pearl Golf Course, a collaboration between Pete Dye and Perry Dye.
When golf industry executives talk about emerging markets, they’re usually referring to China, various points in South America, even India. But you don’t need to go that far.
Poipu Bay Golf Course, which has been closed since April 1 for greens refurbishment, is scheduled to reopen Dec. 16.
Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho, showcases visionary design work, and trails only Old Macdonald on Golfweek’s Best New Courses list.
Golf is just one of the attractions that has made the bucolic region of Charlevoix a popular retreat for Canadians and Americans for decades. Martin Kaufmann explains.
The Greenbrier introduced a private-label wine, Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon, that will be served in the resort’s Prime 44 West restaurant.
So, was everyone online this morning booking their Wales golf vacations?
Football is spiritual in South Bend, Ind. – and the golf is pretty good, too. Martin Kaufmann explains.
In 2010, Martin Kaufmann spent some time on the links with national champion Alabama’s hard-nosed Nick Saban, who tends to dial it down on the golf course.
With those words from Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel’s Nationwide Tour anchor, so began one of the most fascinating experiments in the otherwise aseptic genre of golf broadcasting.
When Terry Friedman commissioned Tom Fazio to build Victoria National Golf Club, Friedman had the unabashed goal of bringing a major championship to the abandoned strip-mine site in southern Indiana. Friedman died in 2004 before that goal was realized, but the new owners have similarly ambitious plans for the highly regarded Newburgh, Ind., club.
Troon Golf has been picked to manage The Golf Club at Lansdowne, a 45-hole facility located at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has reopened its golf course after two months of renovations, and Princeville Prince later this month will open Roy Yamaguchi's The Tavern at Princeville.
Despite a struggling real-estate market, John Resor has found success by capitalizing on the beauty of Jackson, Wyo. Martin Kaufmann reports.
I confess that I didn’t know anything about Jim Treacy before I met him, when he pulled his cart into the fairway of the 14th hole at Lough Erne Resort to see how this first-time visitor was enjoying the course.
Lodestone, which opened last month, rolls across 285 acres of mountainous terrain high above Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake, which locals have taken to calling the Lake Tahoe of the East.
Huntsman Springs is a testament to the unrelenting work ethic of Jon M. Hunstman Sr., and his drive to make the world a better place. Martin Kaufmann reports.
The British – er, the Open Championship – is golf’s oldest championship, but Donald Steel reminds us that for much of its first century, it hung by a financial thread.
Curaçao may be arriving late to the tourism scene, but renowned developer Jack Marshall is aiming to put it on the map. Can he work his magic on Santa Barbara Plantation? Martin Kaufmann reports.
The Oxfordshire, a 50-room hotel and spa northwest of London near the M40 motorway, opened this month, complementing the existing Oxfordshire Golf Club.
Jim Justice’s vision for a West Virginia institution takes shape this week as The Greenbrier gussies up for the PGA Tour. Martin Kaufmann explains.
Central Oregon appeals to every interest from hiking to skiing to fly-fishing, and offers a beautiful backdrop as a bonus. As Martin Kaufmann writes, golf has become the calling card in this four-season destination.
ESPN’s British Open telecast, which began so promisingly with a terrific first-round broadcast, ran out of momentum sometime late Friday afternoon. By Sunday morning, I wasn’t sure who had sucked the life out of the tournament: Louis Oosthuizen or ESPN’s production team.
I spend far too much of my time watching golf and other sports on TV, and during those countless hours on the couch, I’ve developed something of an ambivalent view of ESPN.
As the British Open returns to golf’s ancestral roots, St. Andrews offers visitors the experience of a lifetime. Martin Kaufmann explains.
Growing up in Scotland, David McLay Kidd said his dream was to be an assistant superintendent. Then came the assignment that gave him rock-star status in the world of golf architecture.