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Get a seat trackside at the world’s first-ever twilight Formula One Grand Prix from the rooftop viewing decks of the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. Guests staying in suites will have access to the...
David McLay Kidd waves his hand toward the beach just beyond the dunes that border the 16th hole at Scotland’s Machrihanish Dunes. "When I was a child we would come down here in the summer, and I...
Cigar-loving golfers mark your calendars for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Montecristo Cup Charity Pro-Am heldat Casa de Camposon the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. On December...
No Turkish experience is complete without visiting a traditional bath. While many luxury hotels attempt to provide the Turkish bath experience, the hammams at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at...
However strange and exotic the setting may be to Westerners, Morocco holds few if any untoward surprises for most golfers. The rules and customs—written and unwritten—follow the American paradigm...
Golf first came to Morocco in 1914, when Sultan Abdelaziz, who had ruled the country from 1894 to 1908, commissioned a pair of British golf architects, Henry Cotton and Frank Pennink, to design an 18...
The only way to get from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the town of Estelí, the production center of the country’s cigar industry, is to drive northward along the twisting, two-lane CA-1, the...
No one who has seen Jack Nicklaus stand over a putt would ever doubt the deliberate and considered nature of his game. Beginning next spring at the Bear Mountain Resort ( www.bearmountain.ca ) on...
The British monarch who ruled the largest empire in history would no doubt be pleased by the new $522 million ocean liner that the fabled Cunard Line recently christened after her. By any standard,...
The 16th tee of the Powerscourt Estate’s West Course invites lingering. You will want to stop at this hillside spot 12 miles south of Dublin, Ireland, and enjoy the sweeping views across the valley...
I have seen my swing on video before, and it is not a pretty sight. However, the view is far more palatable when I am recast as Mr. Mercury, a slim and silvery simulacrum that can be analyzed from...
The two courses at the Pelican Hill Golf Club ( www.pelicanhill.com ) in Newport Coast, Calif., reopened in November after a two-year renovation by original designer Tom Fazio. Aside from their...
My tee shot on the third hole of the Mission Hills Golf Club’s newest course, a Pete Dye design that opened in September, has found the first cut of rough. Given that my drives on the first two holes...
Tim Blackford, general manager of the Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico, steps back from his ball on the course’s 13th tee. Before him stretches a narrow fairway lined with clusters...
On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in the shape of a shepherd’s staff. The ancient geological feature divides the country’s Highlands and...
The view from the 13th green at the Shark’s Tooth golf club may be obscured, but few locations offer a clearer perspective of Greg Norman’s design philosophy. Looking back toward the tee of the 531-...
The remote location of his Argentine cattle ranch—some 1,000 miles from Buenos Aires—did not dissuade Jorge Taylor from converting a portion of Estancia Chapelco into a golf resort and community. Nor...
A wind blows across the hills of British Columbia’s backcountry toward the green of Tobiano’s par-3 seventh hole, which is set atop a sage-covered bluff. From the back tee, 189 yards away, the green...
The Golf Club at the Rise When course designer Gene Bates first visited the site for the Golf Club at the Rise in 2003, wildfires were ravaging the hillsides of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. "I...
Al Geiberger, who 30 years ago became the first golfer to record a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event, agrees with the comparisons that equate his achievement with that of Roger Bannister, the British...
Our process for selecting the top 10 golf communities in the United States was partly subjective—as all top-10 lists should be—and partly scientific. Each property offers everything one would expect...
Thirty years ago this June, Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event. His score of 59, posted on the second day of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic in...
FIRST IN FLIGHT Mountain Air Country Club (800.247.7791, www­.mountainaircc.com ) in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is known for white-water rafting, snow sports, and its 2,875-foot private...
While strolling across a practice green at the Keowee Falls golf course in Salem, S.C., Scott Tolley ticks off the critical points in the caddie’s code of conduct. "Keep out of the way, keep quiet,"...
If, two centuries ago, a golfer believed that his equipment had to look good for him to play well, he would have wanted a set of clubs by Hugh Philp, whose talent for making wooden clubs has been...
On a breezy desert day in early December 2006, Ben Cren­shaw is tromping around the second green at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s new Saguaro Course with a furrowed brow. He has spotted what appears to be a...
A leaden sky portends cold rain as old-fashioned London cabs—Belfast’s Black Taxis—sit parked along the Peace Wall with their motors running. Billy Scott, the self-styled “breakaway red commando,”...
Northern Ireland is small—about the size of Connecticut—and the countryside begins just a few miles from Belfast’s City Hall. Travelers have a choice of staying in the capital or visiting on day...
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be home to several upscale hotels. Following are our picks for the 10 most promising places to stay...
As if by magic, an actor’s mask changes from the face of a red, gold, and white tiger into the battle-ready visage of a painted warrior. The illusion—part of a performance by the Peking Opera to mark...

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