Golf

It’s hard to imagine a location in the continental United States more remote than Lajitas, Texas. The nearest commercial airport is almost 300 miles away. Even the nearest grocery store lies 90 miles...
Las Vegas, with all its diversions, is a noisy place where one’s senses are assaulted with a never-ending cacophony of sounds and pictures promoting the latest shows, nightclubs, restaurants, and...
Pros’ Choice No matter how many PGA Tour players use a club that you’re thinking of buying—and in the case of the TaylorMade 300 Ti series of metal woods, the Tour count is somewhere close to 70—it’s...
What is it about Pine Valley that makes it a nearly unanimous choice as the best golf course in America and one of the best in the world? Certainly not familiarity. The course belongs to a...
Great Scot Once the summer home of Andrew Carnegie, Skibo Castle in Scotland’s Northern Highlands is now the setting for a year-round house party for the members of Peter de Savary’s Carnegie Club...
Pinehurst Resort There are things to do in Pinehurst, N.C., besides playing golf. You could test your croquet prowess, ride a horse, shoot skeet, play tennis . . . but why would anyone want to do...
Link to Scotland Compare the courses at Bandon Dunes with the checklist of what defines a Scottish/Irish links. Desolate seaside location; raw, tumbling dunes land; constant drumming of surf; open,...
In 1999, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita made its debut in Mexico, and it has since become the star of the country’s Pacific Coast. Golfers came first, for the chance to play on the world’s only...
I stood on the first tee and swished my club back and forth. Instead of the latest high-tech driver, with a few hundred cc’s of lightweight steel laced with high-density titanium shaped into some...
When Nike designed its first line of golf clubs—drivers, irons, and wedges—it did so with Tiger Woods in mind. The company reasoned that if it could convince Woods to use its new clubs on the PGA...
Tim Blixseth stares down from a rocky ledge to a picture-perfect fairway as he describes how he built this course in the hills near Palm Springs, Calif. The 51-year-old timber baron and real estate...
The South Carolina low country, a pristine region of tidal creeks and serpentine rivers, mansions and marsh grass, provides some of the finest golfing grounds in the country. Here you will find...
The assistant golf pro stands at the fringe of the first tee at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. “Now playing,” he announces, “Mr. Jerry Clark from San Diego.” Clark, a retired...

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