8-time Major Champion Tom Watson shares advice from Byron Nelson and teaches the changes you need to make for various short game shots. Martin Hall hosts a special presentation of Golf Channel Academy (2014).
Debbie Doniger breaks down the setup fundamentals for a straightforward chip shot and shows one common error she frequently sees her students make. Take this to the course to tidy up your short game and save more pars when you miss the green.
Martin Hall brings you a great potential fix for your short game. If you get too steep on these short shots - if you take big divots or hit a lot of shots heavy - this tip could turn your short game around.
World Golf Hall of Fame Member Annika Sorenstam reveals the secrets behind her great short game. From chipping to pitching, Annika shares tips and drills that will help improve your skills around the green.
The 2005 PLAYERS Champion Fred Funk welcomes host and former PGA TOUR winner Arron Oberholser to discuss the short game and putting secrets that led him to win 17 events across the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
In this tip, Martin Hall has some valuable advice that will address one of the ?fatal flaws? that afflicts golfers around the green: poor weight distribution. Here's a great drill to help you make better contact.
Learn how to visualize your shot around the greens directly from four-time major champion, Rory McIlroy. Hear what he visualizes before he hits a short pitch shot around the green and how you, too, can do this on the course.
Arnold Palmer left his indelible mark all over the game of golf, and perhaps the best place to feel his spirit and appreciate his legacy is in Orlando, at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The PGA Tour-host golf course is full of memorable holes and is a bucket-list play for lovers of the professional game. The 70-room Lodge is one of golf's…
In the historic Texas golf city of Fort Worth is the Dallas-Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle. This 10-floor property has 272 guest rooms and suites and features 16 meeting rooms with over 37,000 total square feet. There are three dining concepts as well as a breakfast buffet. It is located near the Texas Motor Speedway and…
The Skamania Lodge in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has taken a new approach to golf with the complete redesign of its original course. The new 9-hole short course, The Gorge 9, and 18-hole putting course, The Little Eagle 18, debut in 2021 to make playing the game more casual and quicker for all players. The resort itself offers renovated…
Located a short ferry ride from Seattle on the Kitsap Peninsula, the Clearwater Casino Resort, owned by the Suquamish Tribe, is more than just a waterfront casino. It has the amenities for a wedding, work conference, golf getaway or a relaxing vacation. The 183-room resort features a spa, six restaurants, four bars, an event lawn, indoor…
All 100 rooms of the Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan - owned by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation - are just a short walk from the pro shop and restaurants in the clubhouse. There's a fitness center, the Primrose Spa, tennis courts and an outdoor pool and hot tub nearby as well. The Willow Glen and Oak Glen courses are regulation length,…
Omni Interlocken Hotel is located between Denver and Boulder, Colorado off Highway 36. This Omni property has 390 guest rooms and suites, the Makara Spa, two outdoor pools and 27 holes of championship golf. Its location near the Colorado Rocky Mountain front range makes it a good base for mountain and hiking adventures, as well as Red Rocks…
Westdrift Manhattan Beach is the perfect course to perfect your short game. Their par-27 9-hole executive features 24 rolling acres of lakes, palm trees, and strategic sand traps for golfers of any skill level. The Manhattan Beach Hotel offers close proximity to endless activities surrounding the property for non-golfers looking to explore. Just…
The logistics of chasing down several great courses in one trip remains a pipe dream. But you can play them all -- and many more -- in a single round at Golf Manitou, a fun replica course in Mont-Tremblant, a mountain golf getaway 75 miles northwest of Montreal. It's a great place for couples, families and beginners or as a way to sharpen up your short game.
Squirrel Run Golf & Country Club in Plymouth, Mass. may be short at just 2,859 yards -- which is what you get when you have 15 par 3s out of 18 holes. But it's long enough and interesting enough to get most golfers excited. The course is enjoyable for everyone, especially high handicappers and beginners, Mike Bailey writes.
The Monterey Peninsula's only short course, the Peter Hay Golf Course at Pebble Beach Resorts, defends par with tiny greens, scruffy bunkers and crooked trees. The wind off the water makes club selection a challenge.
The New Course at Grand Cypress Resort is Jack Nicklaus' tribute to the Old Course at St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf. While it's not a copy hole-for-hole, the feel of the golf course does indeed invoke the feel of the Old Course. Bring plenty of imagination and short-game skill, and you'll have a lot of fun.
Located just seven miles from the Strip, Stallion Mountain Golf Club is one of Las Vegas' premier golfing destinations. The course will test your ability to hit long, accurate drives and it also requires a sharp iron game. Golfers will have to contend with water hazards and several strategically placed bunkers throughout.
Brookhaven Country Club just north of Dallas is where Jordan Spieth learned to play golf. As it turns out, this ClubCorp family club was the perfect training ground for the young PGA Tour star. With three golf courses, members here can work on every shot in the game.
The Pet Shop Boys taught us to appreciate "West End Girls." Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club sells the virtues of "West End Golf." Beacon Ridge feels miles away from the expensive resort golf of Pinehurst and Southern Pines, although geographically it's just down the road. The golf course delivers a value-oriented and unpretentious round in peaceful Carolina surroundings.
All the signs of downtown municipal golf are there at Park Hill Golf Club in Denver. The classic course, dating to 1931, is short by modern standard and can be a bit noisy, surrounded by train tracks and a major road. But a potential career round at an affordable price makes it worth a trip to Park Hill.
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.
Riverwalk Golf Club provides golfers with a green oasis in the heart of San Diego. Its 27 holes sprawl out across a serene setting that belies the busy world beyond the fence. Aside from the golf course, Riverwalk is a popular place to practice and learn the game, and the clubhouse bar has tapped (pun intended) into San Diego's popular craft beer scene.
Thrilling mountain golf makes Mont-Tremblant, Quebec -- a vaunted ski destination in the Laurentian Mountains roughly 75 miles northwest of Montreal -- one of Canada's premier summer getaways, too. The signature experience comes at Le Maitre, a private club accessible by staying at high-end hotels such as the Fairmont Tremblant. Other highlights include Gray Rocks' La Belle and La Bete Courses, Intrawest's Le Geant and Le Diable Courses, and Golf Manitou.
Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, N.M. -- located in the High Plains near the New Mexico-Texas border -- opened as one of the finest municipal golf courses in the U.S., certainly among cities of less than 50,000 people.
With large, red-sand bunkers framing holes that lead up to elevated greens, each hole on Sand Hollow's Championship Course is unique and flanked by the backdrop of spectacular mountains that border nearby Zion Park. This is a big, memorable course that's a feast for the eyes. Simply put, there are no boring holes here -- not one.
The annual PGA Tour stop at at the Fairmont Mayakoba resort and El Camaleon Golf Club boost the profile of this Mexican property to elite status. Take a look at the beauty of the hotel and seaside setting of a championship-level golf course.
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club in Plumas County, Calif. is a remote course about an hour's drive from Reno and Lake Tahoe, set on nearly 1,000 acres that once served as a cattle ranch. Designer Dick Bailey delivered a very player-friendly course that's loads of fun to play and even prettier to look at.
Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club, a Mark McCumber design, provides challenging golf in a unique setting. The course, which measures more than 7,000 yards, ends with an 18th green backed up against a marina of million-dollar yachts and priceless views. Queen's Harbour has played host to numerous high-level amateur and pro events, incldung PGA Tour qualifiers and the Mercedes Collegiate Championship.
Narrow fairways and small greens bring the challenge at fun Dubsdread Golf Course, an Orlando-area muni that dates back to the 1920s and has hosted legendary players such as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Babe Zaharias.