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Blayney Golf Club, Australia – Nine Holes But Never Leaving You Short-Changed For Enjoyment.

In the mid-western region of the state of New South Wales, Australia you will find some of the state’s finest rural golfing gems. First stop once leaving Sydney and crossing the Blue Mountains is the Bathurst Golf Club on the western outskirts of the city.  The course is the boyhood home to European and Australasian Tour champion Peter O’Malley and is a shining rural golf nugget, and in a town close to where gold was first discovered in Australia. (Go to:  http://www.golfbytourmiss.com/2014/03/bathurst-golf-club-an-australian-rural-golfing-gold-nugget/ ) Some ...
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Vicksburg Country Club … The American Civil War, Coca-Cola & Golf In The Finest Scottish Tradition.

Mention Vicksburg, Mississippi and you’re more than likely to generate a response on events that took place over 150-years ago. Vicksburg is famous as the site of the Civil War battle that was fiercely fought in 1863 around the city and along the stunning cliff tops overlooking the great Mississippi River. A little-known fact also is that in March 1894 Joseph A. Biedenharn, a local confectioner, bottled Coca-Cola for a first occasion and they say the rest is history. The city of Vicksburg is ...
Finca Cortesin - one of the golfing gems on the Costa del Sol.

Finca Cortesin Prepares To Write New Chapter – Appointment Of Miguel Girbes.

Finca Cortesin, a three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, is preparing to write a new chapter in its evolving history following the appointment of Miguel Girbés as new Director of Golf at the prestigious Spanish golf resort. Girbés will bring a wealth of experience with him to his new position at the deluxe Andalucian venue after spending the last seven-and-a-half years in leading roles at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona. The Spaniard, who took up his post at the start of last ...

Grandover Resort, North Carolina – A Unique Pair Of David Graham Designed Gems.

After the pleasure of tackling the West Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina I thought to myself of an opening line to a feature story on the courses. The Grandover Resort and Conference Centre, to give it’s proper name, is located just a short distance from Sedgefield Golf Club and home to the Wyndham Championship.  As it so happened the Media Car Park is located overlooking the resort. Soon after boarding the shuttle bus to the Media Centre we drove past, as we had ...
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Bethpage Park Black Course – Not For The Feint Of Heart.

Bethpage Park, NY … There is a famous sign staring you right in the face when you walk down from the Bethpage Park clubhouse and make your way onto the first tee of the Black Course. There also is probably no other sign like it in the world of golf. The sign is akin to being on a ski run and advising you are about to tackle a black run, and what is usually the more-difficult in skiing. So it is with the Black Course at Bethpage Park that the pros contesting the Barclays Championship will ...
Escondido Golf Club - A stunning Tom Fazio design close to Austin, Texas.

Escondido Golf Club – A ‘Hidden’ Texas Lone Star Gem In Both Name & Reward.

It is easy to describe a golf course as a ‘hidden’ gem. The Escondido Golf & Lake Club lying about a 45-minute drive from Austin, Texas is not only a hidden golfing gem but also ‘hidden’ in name given the word ‘Escondido’ is Spanish for ‘hidden’ or ‘hidden treasure’. Indeed, the course is located at Horse Shoe Bay and overlooking the waters of Lyndon B. Johnson on the Colorado River that runs also through the heart of the Texas capital. Escondido ...
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Majorca Making Big Impact Among Golf Enthusiasts.

Golf travel experts believe the secret is finally out on the holiday island of Majorca. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands plays host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) – the world’s premier event of its kind in the industry – in November (14-17). And it does so from a position of real strength, with tourists flocking to the fairways in larger numbers than ever before to ensure it is one of the world’s fastest-growing golf destinations. Andrew Smith, ...