Journeys: Ryding High

Most golf getaways in the British Isles focus on the famed courses of Scotland and Ireland. But Celtic cousin Wales has a long, storied history in golf, one that is embarking on an exciting new chapter: This October, the Ryder Cup will be held in Wales for the first time since the biennial international competition […]

Grand Openings: New Horizon

A hospitality ambassador greets guests near a stand of bamboo at a candlelit entrance below street level, then escorts them to their accommodations for in-room check-in over tea. The welcome ritual evokes the Far East, but the establishment itself—the first hotel in North America from Hong Kong–based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts—offers a prime vantage of the […]

Golf: Swinging to the Oldies

Without the bam of a Big Bertha behind it, my drive on the 602-yard, par-5 seventh hole at the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course falls 70 yards shorter than it normally would. My ball lands on the fairway, but it takes me two more strokes—one with the Spoon and the other with the Jigger—to get […]