Craig Better

Staff Writer

Craig Better is one of the founding editors of Golf Vacation Insider. In addition to traveling to 15 foreign countries, he has twice traveled across America to play golf courses in all 50 United States. Prior to joining Golf Vacation Insider, Craig was a freelance writer who contributed to GOLF Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Maxim Magazine, USAToday.com, and co-authored Zagat Survey’s book, America’s Top Golf Courses.

Recent articles
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May 23, 2022
Even Tiger Woods needs a little more forgiveness from his irons.
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May 23, 2022
Tricky bunker sand and sensible green speeds made a fascinating examination of Perry Maxwell's Great Plains masterpiece.
3 Min Read
May 19, 2022
Decades-long combination of lower-than-usual precipitation and creeping temperatures lead to big changes in desert course upkeep.
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May 19, 2022
David McLay Kidd's $7-million redesign reinvents the private golf club that is accessible by a stay at the Inn at Entrada in St. George, Utah.
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May 17, 2022
The major championship jewel of the Great Plains is Perry Maxwell's masterpiece, recently restored by Gil Hanse.
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May 13, 2022
Drop and give me 18.
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May 12, 2022
Sensei Lanai, a Four Seasons Resort, can help golfers get in better shape - physically, mentally and emotionally - on and off the course.
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May 11, 2022
These major champions got it done under the most intense pressure. They can help you do the same.
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May 9, 2022
We round up the golf books titles worth your leisure time.
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May 9, 2022
Here's how to play - and stay - where the pros play.
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May 5, 2022
Despite a limited Greek golf culture, this 72-hole golf resort offers everything a golfer could want.
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May 3, 2022
At the moment, mask and testing mandates are in a state of flux. Many international destinations are relaxing rules to encourage overseas travel. We recently took advantage to visit Greece for the first time.
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May 2, 2022
Playing Del Monte at Pebble Beach Resorts on its 125th birthday reminded us that historical, classical golf is the best golf.
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May 2, 2022
I'm participating in a Youth on Course 100 Hole Hike this summer. Why aren't you?
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April 28, 2022
Launch monitors are slowly but surely becoming more affordable for the common golfer.
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April 28, 2022
Famous, historic and exclusive clubs are all offering rounds to help with turf research in 2022.
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April 25, 2022
New offerings from big names and some smaller-brand curiosities abound this month.
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April 25, 2022
A Greg Norman design at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta hosts the world's best players April 25-May 1.
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April 21, 2022
Quality products and a focus on the environment work in tandem more than ever in golf.
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April 21, 2022
The Els for Autism 2022 Golf Challenge opens golf club doors while serving children around the world.
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April 21, 2022
This new heavyweight just might be the king of all golf books.
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April 21, 2022
With three 'anchor sites,' the USGA seems to be tightening the rotation of courses that could hold its flagship event for the foreseeable future.
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April 19, 2022
This may not be the first Caribbean nation you'd visit for golf, but that helps it fly under the radar.
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April 18, 2022
Just because it's dark doesn't mean you can't play your favorite game.
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April 15, 2022
Tiger Woods used Full Swing's new KIT model as part of his pre-2022 Masters prep and on the grounds of Augusta National.
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