Do you struggle to hit your chip and pitch shots solidly every time? If so, you're probably standing too far from the ball. In today's tip, Andrew Rice discusses the effect that the distance you stand from the ball can have on your short game.
Andrew Rice discusses an often-overlooked component of the short game: putting from off the green. For the vast majority of golfers, this is a higher-percentage shot than a chip or pitch from the same spot. Watch this video for more!
The Paradise Golf Resort in Fillmore, Utah, offers beautiful views of the Fish Lake Mountain Range from its nine-hole golf course and motel. The golf facility includes a clubhouse, driving range, putting and chipping green and a fun course highlighted by an island green. The motel boasts a restaurant, swimming pool and hot tub. There’s also a gas…
Little Ocmulgee State Park is located in south Georgia to the west of Savannah. It has some of the most comprehensive lodging facilities of all the Georgia State Parks with golf courses. The main lodge has 60 guest rooms, while there are also 10 2-bedroom cabins as well as RV sites and campgrounds. Little Ocmulgee State Park has a 265-acre lake…
Plenty of Scotland's links gems could never host an Open because of issues related to location or size. And that's exactly what makes them even better clubs, in some cases, for the traveling golfer to experience. Here are five of the best non-Open rota, historic links golf courses in Scotland, plus another worthy and affordable course nearby each ...
Towering pine trees that look more North Carolina than Florida and elevation changes that look more north Georgia than north Tampa are just a couple of elements that make some of Tampa's courses among the more unique in the Sunshine State. The combination of diverse topography and innovative course designers resulted in an engaging menu of special, one-of-a-kind layouts. The eclectic group of golf architects responsible for these courses include Tom Lehman, Bobby Weed, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Donald Ross, Tom Bendelow, Chip Powell, Larry Packard and John Sanford.
Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Pebble Beach Resort hold special reverence in the golf world. Every golfer who hasn't been wants — and ought — to make a pilgrimage there. With the exception of St. Andrews, no place in golf conjures the sport's allure like Pebble Beach. To utter the name is to summon images of water crashing the sea wall, land's end par threes like the 7th and 17th, a glorious finishing hole that wraps around the rocky beach, and a storehouse of history and lore.
The oceanfront Terranea Resort is located just a chip shot south of Los Angeles. Given its picturesque location on a peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, it has become a popular day-trip destination since it opened its doors in 2009. Terranea is not foremost a golf resort. In fact, its prices are so reasonable you'll have plenty of money to spend elsewhere at the resort. Robert Gray has more on Terranea.
Located just a few minutes outside of Las Vegas, Revere Golf Club offers two 18-hole championship courses that meander through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills. Golfers will find scenic views of the Vegas skyline and the mountains beyond.
The Old Course at San Roque Golf & Country Club is considered one of Costa Del Sol's best rounds of golf. It carries a classic, parkland feel on very rolling landscape that allows for some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.
The new Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility features plenty of space on a 350-yard, double-ended driving range that can accommodate up to 85 golfers. It's a great place to warm up before teeing it up at Pebble Beach.
Machrihanish Golf Club, a 19th century course, has always been one of the world's great hidden gem links courses. Now, with the addition of 21st century Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, there are twice the reasons to make the journey to the Mull of Kintyre. The course is full of both sunken and elevated greens, tees and tumbling fairways.
One of the most affordable and accessible Tom Fazio designs in existence can be found an hour's drive north of Tampa at the World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville. Home to two Fazio designs, the Pine Barrens is a dramatic course set in the mold of Pine Valley and is a mainstay on top 100 public courses lists.
A nod to the past has rejuvenated Palos Verdes Golf Club, a historic William Bell/George Thomas design 30 minutes from LAX. Todd Eckenrode used old photos to restore the course to its former glory with a few modern twists. As a result, this semiprivate course is no longer a hidden gem.
One of the greatest joys of staying at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is its intimacy with the charming village. Pinehurst incorporated into a municipality in 1980 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1996. The golfer-friendly vibe is apparent wherever you turn. "It feels like a little village you don't see anymore," one recent golf pilgrim remarked. "It reminds you of a town from the 1930s.
One of southwest Florida's most demanding and natural golf courses is Old Corkscrew Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus design that opened in 2007. Old Corkscrew, located in Estero, has plenty of teeth and is filled with risk-reward opportunities.
With three golf courses located at the resort -- the Heathland, Moorland and Parkland -- the Scottish-inspired Legends is a Grand Strand vacation in and of itself. Legends' Heathland, designed by Tom Doak, mimics a links from the British Isles. P.B. Dye's Moorland has a great reputation as a tough East Coast play. And the Parkland offers the diversity and beauty of the natural Lowcountry terrain. Tree-lined fairways, multi-level greens and massive bunkers abound.
Blame the haggis and the British influence for the bad rap bestowed upon the food in Scotland. Meals served on a golf trip to the "Home of Golf" don't have to be bland like the grey skies outside. Bright spots can be found in certain kitchens and dining rooms, just as the sun occasionally shines upon a seaside links.