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Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and Golf Course are out of this world

The view from our room was awfully hard to say good-bye to when it was time to head home. The water around Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas is one of the most recognizable landmarks to astronauts 249 miles overhead. The irradiant blue-green hues are unrivaled elsewhere on the plant, as tides rush in and […]

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Any list of greatest Midwest golf resorts must include French Lick Resort

Golf resorts in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions are often overlooked in favor of southern or coastal golf getaways. But some of the best family golf vacation spots in the nation – and some of the best deals – can be found in America’s heartland. One Midwest golf resort that arguably more history and […]

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Boyne Highlands Resort: A four-course feast of golf

Boyne Highlands Resort transports you from Northern Michigan to Bavaria, but the golf is Pure Michigan.   Summer is admittedly short, but if, say, you own a ski resort, and your hotel and sprawling grounds feel abandoned during the long, sun-drenched yet temperate days from May through October in the northern reaches of the state’s […]

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Bay Harbor Golf Club: Top of the mitten, top of the Michigan must-play list

The 1990s were heady times for golf in Michigan. I lived in The Great Lakes State from 1996-2002 and recall a year or two when one new course was opening every week during the summer months. This was still before the terms “destination golf” or “bucket-list course” had been coined, but the volume and quality […]

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Golf in the Midnight Sun at Iceland’s Brautarholt Golf Course

The clubhouse at Brautarholt Golf Course outside of Reykjavik, 2 a.m. on the Summer Solstice It was 9:30 p.m., June 21—Summer Solstice, 2019—when Gunnar Pálsson picked me up at Hotel Frón in Reykjavik. Soon joining us in the Brautarholt Golf Course shuttle were four test pilots from Phoenix and a couple from outside Toronto. We […]

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Wild Dunes Resort: Charleston’s golf paradise on the Isle of Palms

When people think “South Carolina golf,” they tend to think of Myrtle Beach. But arriving in the Charleston airport, you’ll see the Golden Bear Grill, a pretty solid clue that golf is woven just as deeply into the fabric of the state’s cultural center. There are numerous courses in and around Charleston, with arguably the […]

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Sheraton Bay Point in Panama City Beach: 36 holes on the Emerald Coast

The Florida panhandle boasts miles and miles of sugary beaches and some of the bluest water in the gulf. Panama City Beach is located close to the center of the panhandle, and thanks to its relatively close driving proximity to most Southern cities (and even many Midwestern cities), it has become a Spring Break and […]

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Golf in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic occupies half of the island of Hispaniola, the largest island in the Caribbean. As such, the “DR” has a relatively large amount of land for a Caribbean nation, and much of that land remains undeveloped. Nevertheless, the DR boasts 27 golf courses (depending on how one counts), and numerous vacation accommodations, ranging […]

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