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Double Feature: “Taking Off” and “Mile-High Marvels”

Here’s some Monday lunch break reading: A couple of pieces of my recent work are now available in digital form. First up is my cover story in Links magazine about the fiftieth anniversaries of the 1961 Masters and Open Championship, and how these two events pushed golf toward becoming the global sport that it is [...]

CNN Travel: “World’s Best Golf Destinations”

Today the CNN Travel home page picked up a feature I wrote for the current issue of Departures magazine. The headline, which my editor described as “SEO-ified”, is a bit of a blunt instrument–basically, the magazine just asked me to pick out some of the best places that epitomize various aspects of the game, whether [...]

A Grand Giveaway at Grand Cypress

Here’s a deal worth passing along. James Frank outlines the details of the “Grand Cypress Sweeps Giveaway” at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando: “The prize package will treat four people to three nights in a four-bedroom villa at the outstanding Villas at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. The foursome will play three rounds [...]

The Charles Blair Macdonald Trail: National Golf Links of America

This spring, John Dunn played nine Charles Blair Macdonald courses in seventeen days–which must be some kind of a record–and wrote about ‘em all. In the third chapter of this weekly series, he visits Macdonald’s most famous work–the National Golf Links of America.

The Charles Blair Macdonald Trail: Mid Ocean Club, Bermuda

This spring, John Dunn played nine Charles Blair Macdonald courses in seventeen days–which must be some kind of a record–and wrote about ‘em all. In the second chapter of this weekly series, he revisits the place where he first fell in love with the game of golf.

The Charles Blair Macdonald Trail: First Stop: The Old Course at St. Andrews

This spring, John Dunn played nine Charles Blair Macdonald courses in seventeen days–which must be some kind of a record–and wrote about ‘em all. But in this first installment of this weekly series, he travels to the place that inspired the great architect way back in the 1870s–the Old Course at St. Andrews.

Royal Melbourne, New South Wales…and an Aborigine Selling Titleists

Have you ever played golf on the other side of the world? No, neither had I until the opportunity arose recently with a trip to Australia. One of my goals before I pass on to the great putting green in the sky is to play the top 100 courses in the world. This trip Down [...]

"Three Days in California"

Jim Colton (of Golf Blog 100 and Wegoblogger31 fame) comes through with an engaging account of a recent trip to the Monterey Peninsula that will leave any avid golfer salivating–not to mention seething with jealousy. Jim puts the peg in the ground at Cal Club and Cypress Point–which features one of the more hilarious uses [...]

Gordon Dalgleish's 2010 Crystal Ball

Here’s a new blog that I’m looking forward to following. Gordon Dalgleish, the president of Perry Golf, has as clear a view as anyone into the inner workings of the golf business. That comes with the territory when you run a luxury golf-travel company, but what makes him a little different is that he’s always [...]

Nullarbor Links: The Latest "World's Longest Golf Course"

Looks like the commute from Ceduna to Kilgoorlie just got a lot more exciting. The Telegraph in the U.K. reports that the southern Australian Outback is now home to the world’s longest golf course–by a margin of well over 800 miles. The just-opened Nullarbor Links is the brainchild of the Eyre Highway Group, a booster [...]

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