David R. Holland

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David R. Holland is an award-winning former sportswriter for The Dallas Morning News, football magazine publisher, and author of The Colorado Golf Bible. "Multiple careers" best describes this world traveler (he's visited 35 countries), who achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force reserve, serving during the Vietnam and Desert Storm eras. His final Pentagon assignment took him to Monterey, Calif., where he daydreamed a lot below the fairways of Pebble Beach and began thinking about his next move -- travel golf writing. Holland, whose favorite golf moment was teeing it up with former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, splits his time in Colorado and Texas. He has written for GolfWeek's Superintendent News, Colorado AvidGolfer, Midwest Golfing Magazine, South Central Golf Magazine, Fairway to Green (United Kingdom), Golf Vacations Magazine and many other publications. He also worked for the Dallas Cowboys Weekly, United Press International and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Holland was owner and publisher of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Football Magazine from 1978 to 1991. He has a journalism degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Follow Dave on Twitter @David_R_Holland.

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September 20, 2021
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September 17, 2021
R.I.P. to a legend.
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September 16, 2021
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September 16, 2021
Golf course news and notes: September, 2021.
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September 14, 2021
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September 13, 2021
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September 10, 2021
Play early, play often.
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September 10, 2021
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September 9, 2021
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September 9, 2021
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September 7, 2021
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September 7, 2021
A recent visit to a trio of Midwest courses was a reminder that there's a lot to love about playing golf on campus.
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September 7, 2021
Some dismiss "outside operations" as entry-level work, but it can make or break a golf experience.
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September 3, 2021
A PGA Tour star's attendance at the biggest team event in women's golf reminds us of the possibilities of future partnership.
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September 1, 2021
News of a new mountain lodge under construction and new oceanfront resort debuting this fall highlight this month's travel column.
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September 1, 2021
While the boom has been great for the industry, it's been tougher on golfers looking for tee times.
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August 30, 2021
Here's where the R&A's flagship event for the best women golfers will be held in the coming years.
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August 30, 2021
Here's where the PGA of America's flagship event for the best women golfers will be held in the coming years.
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August 30, 2021
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August 27, 2021
USA and Europe's finest women prepare to face off on a Donald Ross Midwestern classic. Here's a hole-by-hole guide to venerable Inverness.
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August 27, 2021
Burn calories and shave strokes at the same time.
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August 26, 2021
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August 25, 2021
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August 24, 2021
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August 24, 2021
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