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In Los Cabos, golf and views are perfect pairing

Travel: Los Cabos, Mexico

In Los Cabos, the golf and the views form a perfect pairing says Travel Editor Martin Kaufmann.

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On 'Feherty,' stories from an 'awkward' man

Kaufmann on Feherty

David Feherty's wit is undeniable, but sometimes he simply tries too hard on his Golf Channel show.

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Grupo Questro CEO still bullish on Cabo

discussed the outlook for property development in Los Cabos with Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, CEO of Grupo Questro.

Grupo Questro is a major developer in Mexico, and particularly in Los Cabos, where three of its properties – Puerto Los Cabos, Cabo Real and Club Campestre – encompass 5,500 acres. Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, CEO of Grupo Questro, talked with Golfweek about those properties and the outlook for Los Cabos.

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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.

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Querencia CEO: Baja still has 'tremendous potential'

discusses Mexican tourism with an insider that's seen the best and worst of times.

Jorge Carrera, CEO of Querencia, has dealt with good times and bad in Los Cabos, Mexico. He recently talked with Golfweek about real estate and tourism in Mexico.

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TV blog: Delay in Sunday broadcast frustrating

TV blog: Sunday at Pebble

Tiger and Phil. Made for TV. Except for those 49 minutes we couldn't see it at all. #Frustrating!

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Value, 'craic' factor boost Irish golf tourism

Alison Metcalfe, vice president of marketing for Tourism Ireland for the past five years, recently discussed Irish golf tourism with Golfweek.

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Haversham chief: Travelers ‘tired of putting it off’

sat down with Sam Baker, founder of Haversham & Baker Golfing Expeditions, to discuss the state of golf travel.

Sam Baker founded Cincinnati-based Haversham & Baker Golfing Expeditions in 1991, and in the past 21 years has sent more than 10,000 golfers on trips to Great Britain and Ireland. Ninety-seven percent of Haversham’s customers are members of private clubs, and the company has provided travel services for more than 1,200 golf clubs.

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'Feherty Live' compelling, if at times uneven

Feherty's second season

There is the David Feherty we all love - the zany commentator. And then there is his show - which needs help.

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CostaBaja offers more than just golf

CostaBaja feature

At CostaBaja, you can come for the sea and stay for the golf. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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PerryGolf founder sees golf travelers 'resurfacing'

caught up with Gordon Dalgleish, co-founder of PerryGolf, to discuss the golf travel market.

Gordon Dalgleish and his brother, Colin, co-founded PerryGolf in August 1984. Since then, their company has organized overseas golf trips for nearly 50,000 travelers – mostly to Scotland and Ireland, but also to more far-flung destinations such as New Zealand and South Africa.

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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.

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St. Kitts and Nevis: Small in size, big in appeal

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis: Small in size, but big in appeal says travel editor Martin Kaufmann.

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Seventh heaven: Cabo's Ocean rises with new par 3

caught up with the director of golf at Cabo del Sol to discuss the golf business in Los Cabos.

As director of golf at Cabo del Sol, a 36-hole facility in Los Cabos, Mexico, Greg Tallman has overseen changes to the resort's signature Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus design that is ranked No. 6 among Golfweek's Best Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico.

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Modern links among GB&I's best tracks

GB&I's best courses

Modern links courses earn their own cachet among Great Britain and Ireland’s best tracks

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Miller-Faldo: A match not made in heaven

says Golf Channel’s dream duo of Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo didn’t work out quite as planned.

A dream duo of Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo turns into a dream dud for Golf Channel.

Golf Channel revamps executive staff

Fresh off its best year of viewership since its 1995 launch, Golf Channel is starting 2012 by shaking up its executive lineup.

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My year in golf: Martin Kaufmann

Martin Kaufmann

From exotic trips to private Fijian islands to in-depth features on personalities such as Brandel Chamblee, our travel editor Martin Kaufmann reflects on the year that was . . .

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Diamante raises the bar in Cabo

says even in the crowded Cabo golf market, Diamante stands out as a special experience.

Three years ago, during my first visit to Mexico’s Los Cabos, I jumped on an ATV and drove across enormous dunes to see the planned site for two Jack Nicklaus golf courses.

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A good golf trip starts with the right bag

It’s imperative that a travel case protect your golf clubs, and it’s helpful if the sheer weight of the loaded case doesn’t rip your arm out of your shoulder socket as you lug it through parking lots and airports.

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Dorado looking to reclaim top Caribbean status

Dorado Beach

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

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Five favorites: The books on travel

Martin Kaufmann and Bradley S. Klein put together a list of five of their favorite travel books.

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Marco Island acquires Hammock Bay GC

says a visit to Marco Island Marriott, particularly after the addition of Hammock Bay, is well worth the trip.

Earlier this year, I made my first visit to the Marco Island Marriott in southwest Florida, and it turned out to be one of my “top finds” of 2011.

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Golf Channel's coverage: An endurance test

Prez Cup TV coverage

The Golf Channel provided nearly 12 hours of wall-to-wall coverage of the Presidents Cup. A bit too much?

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Highlights from Day 2's Prez Cup broadcast

In preparation of grinding out Friday's 11 hours of Prez Cup coverage, here are some highlights from Day 2.

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Thoughts on Golf Channel's Prez Cup coverage

Golf Channel's Presidents Cup coverage offers plenty of chances to laugh - with them and at them . . .

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Small-town America home to golf adventures

When Paul Schock got the idea a few years ago to build a large golf resort in the wild, remote Sand Hills of north-central Nebraska, he found inspiration for the project in a visit to a large golf resort built on the wild, remote Oregon coastline.

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Q&A: Michael Meldman, Discovery Land CEO

Discovery Land CEO Michael Meldman discusses selling luxury golf real estate in a lagging economy. Martin Kaufmann.

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Dorado East emerges from renovations

says Dorado Beach's East course should soar back up the rankings after a much-needed renovation.

The East Course at Dorado Beach arguably is the most historic course in the Caribbean, and for decades was considered one of the best.

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Golf Channel's 'Social Saturday': #needswork

'Social Saturday'

The Golf Channel experimented with 'Social Saturday,' and needless to say it is still a #workinprogress.

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Salamander expands Florida reach by adding 2 resorts

says Salamander Hotels & Resorts has expanded its Florida reach by adding two resorts.

Sheila C. Johnson is the latest hospitality executive to try to profit from one of Bobby Ginn’s numerous failures.

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Mayakoba exec: Mexico resorts weathering 'perfect storm'

Mayakoba resort

Despite a down market, Mexico resorts like Mayakoba, located along the Riviera Maya and host of the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic, are staying afloat.

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Dominican resorts undergo changes, expansion

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is now managing Sanctuary Cap Cana, a 176-room oceanfront resort.

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Grinding out 12 hours of Solheim viewing

A few thoughts from a long, long day of Solheim Cup viewing. . .

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Scottsdale schedules new amateur tournament

says Waste Management and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have created an amateur tournament.

Waste Management and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have created the Waste Management Scottsdale Open, a three-round amateur tournament that will be held prior to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Golf, football rivalries heated in Tucson

Greens and Gridirons

The UA-ASU rivalry is heated, but the golf is just plain hot. Martin Kaufmann.

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Yale, Taconic top Best Campus Courses list

Best Campus Courses

Golfweek's Best Campus Courses list is full of tracks with long, rich histories.

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Utopian tale: Movie follows golfer's journey

“Seven Days in Utopia” – the movie adaption of sports psychologist David L. Cook’s 2006 book, “Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia” – opens nationwide in theaters Sept. 2.

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PerryGolf launches East Coast cruises

says PerryGolf, best known for taking golf groups to play the world’s trophy courses, is entering the U.S. cruising market.

Imagine playing Kiawah and then luxuriously sailing down the coast to play Harbour Town. Now it's possible.

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Express Lane: It's not just for groceries

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.

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Book Review: A Tiger in the Tree

Herbert X. “Tree” Tremont is a multiethnic golf superstar with 14 major championships, a signature apparel line (named Tree Trunk, naturally), a $61 million yacht, several private planes, a swimsuit model for a wife, two adorable children and an overbearing agent. Sound familiar?

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Heartland Hideaways: Golf and music in Branson

Heartland Hideaways

Millions visit Branson for its music, and a growing number stay for the golf. Martin Kaufmann.

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TV blog: PGA Championship lacks focus on golf

says the PGA of America has some explaining to do with how it let CBS and TNT bombard viewers with ads.

The PGA of America has some explaining to do with how it let CBS and TNT bombard viewers with ads.

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Woods' woes might impact Tour's TV talks

Tiger's struggles

Tiger Woods' woes at the PGA could mean problems in the PGA Tour's upcoming TV negotiations.

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Boxgroove promotes new private-club model

explains how Boxgroove.com is helping to make unused tee times a thing of the past.

Internet company Boxgroove is trying to give golfers easy access to hundreds of private clubs.

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DirecTV, PGA.com beef up PGA coverage

says that not only will TNT & CBS give you tons of PGA coverage, but DirecTV and PGA.com have even more.

If golf fans aren’t satisfied with 28 hours of live PGA Championship coverage on TNT and CBS, they can find enhanced coverage on DirecTV and PGA.com.

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Suncadia sets opening of Rope Rider

Suncadia, a resort and residential community in Roslyn, Wash., plans to open its third course, Rope Rider, for public play on Aug. 12.

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Indiana launches Pete Dye Golf Trail

says Pete Dye’s home state of Indiana has begun marketing the Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven of the architects’ design.

Add Pete Dye to the list of architects who have had golf trails named in their honor.

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Dorado Beach adding a Ritz Reserve

says that renovations continue at Dorado Beach Resort & Club in Puerto Rico.

Renovations to Dorado Beach Resort & Club in Puerto Rico are continuing with the recent announcement that the resort will be home to a new Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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ESPN shows off muscles with Open telecast

says that ESPN vastly improved their Open Championship coverage this year.

From Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger, to a good-looking set, ESPN showed promise with its Open telecasts.