Golf

The River Liffey, which comes into play on nearly every hole on the Kildare’s challenging Palmer Course, cuts a mile-long path through the 550-acre property, providing a scenic backdrop to the resort...
Rising from the rustic landscape at the edge of the New Forest, a leisurely drive from Stonehenge near the Hampshire coast, is England’s definitive country-house hotel, Chewton Glen. The 58-room...
From Punta Mita’s lobby, paths bordered by fragrant landscaping lead to a series of two- and three-story red-tile-roof buildings on the hillsides above the bay. Most of the rooms and suites inside...
The 2,500-acre Pezula property encompasses a chic spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, a private residential development, and the elegant Pezula Hotel. The 20 modern villas house 78 suites with...
Each of the 24 rooms at Casa Palmero has a wood-burning fireplace, and several offer private courtyards with hot tubs. Guests of the hotel tend to linger in the common areas, which include a billiard...
The Four Seasons Resort, Lana`i at Manele Bay’s two golf courses—the Challenge at Manele and the Experience at Koele—are the main Recreation al draws on Lanai, but the island also is a haven for...
The Cloister opened in 1928 as an intimate 46-room hotel, designed by Addison Mizner. Almost 80 years later, the 156-room resort retains Mizner’s signature Gothic tracery windows but offers the full...
Frank Rainieri and Tom Fazio are a perfect twosome. Rainieri, CEO of the Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic, dreams of making his property the Caribbean’s top golf and beach resort...
The Leading Hotels of the World has exercised its international clout in the world of golf to create a multi-platform, global golf initiative. Created in collaboration with Perry Golf, one of the...
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain had already hosted a PGA Tour event by the time the resort opened in December. The 253-room property, which is set on 850 secluded acres outside Tucson, Ariz.,...
Considering scotland’s abundance of storied links, it would seem ludicrous to label a new golf course as "the best in Scotland." And yet Scottish golf-course architect Graeme Webster used that exact...
Ambrosi Abrianna has stepped to the tee for the first time with the introduction of the company’s AA Pro golf bags ( www.ambrosiabrianna.com ). The bags are made from fine crocodile and ostrich...
David McLay Kidd has proven that he can create remarkable courses in remote places. But the Scottish golf architect—designer of the Bandon Dunes golf course on Oregon’s southern coast—says he was "...
For his company’s first destination resort, Sir Rocco Forte—the British hotelier behind Brown’s in London and the Augustine in Prague—selected a 568-acre site on the rugged southwest coast of Sicily...
By the third day of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009 off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the weather gods are clearly unhappy. A high-pressure system has settled over the island on this August...
Henry-Griffitts is widely credited with inventing—or at least advancing exponentially—the practice of custom-fitting clubs to individual players and their swing characteristics. Though long a...
Shadow Creek is unlike any other golf club, public or private. The course has no members and was built specifically to woo whales. The vast majority of its tee times are reserved for these high-...
The grumble of construction trucks drowns out the rumble of surf on the oceanfront 17th hole at the Punta Mita Club de Golf’s new Bahia course. The racket detracts from this otherwise serene setting...
A decade after the end of the Troubles that divided Northern Ireland in two, the region’s stability has sparked a boom in tourism and tourist developments. Among the many signs of this prosperity and...
The Kapalua Resort community, on Maui’s northwest coast, appeals to visitors seeking either tranquility or a cure for boredom. The 23,000-acre resort, which contains the island’s only operating...
Before there was tiger, before there was Jack, before Ben, Byron, and even Bobby, there was Charles Blair Macdonald. Known as the "Father of American Golf," Macdonald learned to play the game as a...
The World , the private residential community aboard a luxury yacht, is offering two- and three-week golf voyages this summer. Destinations include Mexico, the Pacific Northwest of the United States...
In the cerulean waters of northern Fiji’s far-flung Vanua Levu, a lush and undulant island formerly belonging to the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes has been converted into one of the world’s...
The Harris hawk is a sociable creature, known to pursue and attack its quarry in casts, or teams, in the wild. The bird’s group mentality makes it an ideal companion on the hunt and the species of...
It was not so much a challenge as it was a dare: Design and build a golf course on a board-flat and barren potato field, leaving right-of-way for the neighbor’s cows, minding a popular pedestrian...
Translated from the Dominican Republic’s native Taino language, roco ki means "honoring the land." British golfer and course designer Nick Faldo stayed true to this concept when building his new...
The strange beauty of the 27-hole layout at Lübker Golf Resort (+45.38.40.80.00, www.lubker.com ) springs from its combination of the exotic and the familiar, at least for non-Danes. Located near...
It takes a lot of work to make a golf course look like the designer did not do much of anything to the land, and David McLay Kidd is a master of this craft. He has perfected the art with Tetherow (...
Greg Norman has called Cornerstone Colorado (877.855.7273, www.cornerstonecolorado.com ) the best mountain golf course in the world. His may not be the most objective opinion—Norman designed the...
Thanks in part to native PGA stars like Thomas Bjørn, golf is booming in Denmark. The Scandinavian country of almost 6 million residents boasts more than 170,000 registered golfers, and the number of...

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