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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...
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...
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...
Oman’s determination to cater to the discriminating traveler suggests that the sultanate will become home to some of the Middle East’s most luxurious hotels. Here are three that already are open for...
A river would run through Wadi Darbat, if there were any rivers in Oman. Instead, the wadi is an arid basin, where Ali, my guide, brings his bright blue SUV to a halt and invites me to step out and...
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...
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...
There’s the Rub In the pavilions of the recently opened Manea Spa at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa ( www.pearlresorts.com ), amid lily ponds and gardens, native therapists perform...
The Blue Morpho butterflies that floated above our heads certainly were enchanting, and the sight of the rare, ochre-bellied flycatcher was something I will boast about back home at the annual...

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