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For most of its existence, the lure of Big Cedar Lodge was world-class fishing. These days, however, Big Cedar’s owner Johnny Morris—founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops—has a hook that’s equally compelling: world-class golf. The current offerings were sufficiently strong to catapult Big Cedar Lodge into Silver Medal status in GOLF Magazine’s 2016 Premier Resorts Awards.
Our courses and travel expert Joe Passov answers questions on where to play in Palm Springs, how to tackle Bandon Dunes, and whether you should ship or check your clubs. Got a question about courses, travel or resorts?
Back in the day, when the exchange rate meant that a trip across the northern border was a slam-dunk for U.S. golfers seeking maximum value, Kananaskis Country Golf Course was the “it” course on any itinerary. Hewn in 1984 from a river valley floor an hour west of Calgary, Kananaskis’s two courses, Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd, bore the unmistakable design imprint of—once again—Robert Trent Jones Sr., who famously praised the site as “the finest location I have ever seen for a golf course.”
Every serious course connoisseur yearns to tackle the trophy tracks of Scotland. Of course, you have to check certain boxes— the Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield and the other perennial Top 100s. Bubbling below the surface, however, is a tier of fine tracks, both inland and seaside. Here are three among many stellar golf courses in Scotland.
If you’re looking to walk in Tiger Woods' shoes at courses he has virtually owned over the course of his career, here’s where to plant your peg.
If you’re looking to bask in PGA lore, there are plenty of public-access tracks that will accommodate, though many of them are priced for special occasions only. To help you wallet watchers, here are three former PGA Championship courses that you can play for under $100.
When the bell rings at some colleges and universities in the U.S. this month, great golf will be in the curriculum. Here are the four top testy campus courses anyone can play.
Widely known as the epicenter of the universe when it comes to golf equipment companies, San Diego earns serious props from tourists and golf purists alike for its enticingly temperate climate, its plethora of public-access PGA Tour tracks and its dazzling array of off-course attractions.
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When you call yourself “America’s Resort,” you’d better back it up, and The Greenbrier does just that. Faithfully restored to the 1913 C.B. Macdonald original following a devastating flood in 2016, the Old White TPC soaks up praise from tourists and purists alike for its revered classical design virtues and “template” holes, its playability for all levels, its routing through mountainsides and valleys, and its soothing scenery.
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Fortunately for devotees of golf and tennis, there are plenty of resorts across the land that cater to both pursuits. If you love smashing overheads as much as you do tee shots, these 10 properties are winners.
Golf can be cruel. Spas never mistreat you. They’re a balm for an ego-bruising game. At these nine luxe properties, the golf might beat you up, but thanks to their world-class spas, you’ve always got an excellent chance at recovery.
No longer cloaked in secrecy, but still a tough “get,” Shadow Creek is technically public, because it’s open to anyone—anyone, that is, that spends sufficient coin at an MGM property. You can book any room—it no longer has to be a suite—at an MGM Las Vegas property except Circus Circus and Excaliber and inquire about a tee time. However, the opportunity is good for Monday through Thursday only. Weekends are solely the domain of MGM invited guests.