Larry Olmsted

Special Contributor

Larry Olmsted has been a leading golf journalist for over a decade with a focus on golf travel. He wrote Golf Travel by Design and he co-wrote Fairways: America's Best Golf Resorts. He was the founding editor of The Golf Insider, and the golf columnist for both USA Today.com and US Airways Magazine. Olmsted has ranked resorts for Golf Magazine's annual Gold & Silver Medal awards and is a panelist for Rolex World's Top 1000 Golf Courses. He has appeared on television and radio as a golf travel expert and is a contributing editor to Elite Traveler, Cigar Aficionado, and Lexus Magazine. His work has appeared in Golf Magazine, Travel & Leisure Golf, LINKS, Men's Health, Men's Journal, USA Today, Playboy, the New York Daily News, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Outside Magazine, Golf & Travel, Diversion, New York Magazine, American Way, Sports Afield, Shape, Caribbean Travel & Life, and many, many others. He also joined Nicklaus, Woods and Sorenstam in the record book when he broke the Guinness World Record for "Greatest Distance Traveled Between Two Rounds of Golf Played in Same Day" at 7496-miles, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting Into Guinness. He has played and written about golf on every inhabited continent.

Recent articles
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October 18, 2021
Golf can feel cruel when the ball hangs on the lip of the hole. It's even more so when a penalty's involved.
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October 18, 2021
Slight cooling of Pacific Ocean waters increases likelihood of abnormal weather in major golf destinations.
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October 18, 2021
The opening of Hay's Place beside the new Tiger Woods-designed par-3 course brings a new energy to golf's most famous resort.
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October 15, 2021
As if golf wasn't already tough enough...
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October 14, 2021
More brands than ever want to help you look good, feel comfortable and spend wisely on your trousers.
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October 14, 2021
The wild and wavy North Course complements the Australian Sandbelt look of the acclaimed South Course near Oakland's airport.
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October 14, 2021
Comfort stations have become the new norm at exclusive private clubs like The Summit, which makes its PGA Tour debut this weekend.
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October 12, 2021
Golf course news and notes: October, 2021.
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October 11, 2021
The Grand Strand remains strong as an overall destination, but fond memories endure at these no-longer-existent links.
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October 8, 2021
Members of a lonely profession recently came together for a good cause.
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October 7, 2021
Recent releases run the gamut from irons to apps.
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October 7, 2021
We found the 10 cities where it's easiest to score a tee time.
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October 6, 2021
Kauai has fewer than half the courses of Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, but the quality is top notch.
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October 4, 2021
The number of publicly accessible tournament venues will shrink during the 2021-22 PGA Tour schedule as the majors move to private clubs.
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October 4, 2021
America's largest golf resort, and one of its smallest, are expanding to enhance the guest experience.
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October 4, 2021
Golf courses in California's Coachella Valley and Phoenix-Scottsdale are hotbeds of overseeding, but it's a common, and sometimes controversial, practice throughout the southern United States.
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October 1, 2021
It's hard to beat golf on Gullane Hill.
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September 30, 2021
From the largest elevation drop to the wildest greens and deepest bunker, all these U.S. courses take the game to the edge.
6 Min Read
September 29, 2021
Quality products, fitting experience and service combine with newfound reasonable pricing to make Bob Parsons' kaboom-baby a contender.
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September 28, 2021
In a new exclusive series from GolfPass, Rory McIlroy demonstrates with Martin Hall how to hit the 9 shots. Here's how to add them to your practice routine.
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September 27, 2021
The golf course’s compelling scenery and exciting architecture made for fun viewing even as the result was beyond doubt.
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September 24, 2021
Subject of a new documentary, the Caddie School for Soldiers spans continents.
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September 23, 2021
We picked risk-reward holes from 7 different European countries that have represented the Ryder Cup to create the ultimate match play golf course.
9 Min Read
September 23, 2021
We've crafted a Dream 18 from the most exciting holes in American public golf.
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September 22, 2021
As spread-out as the resort can be, make sure you don't miss a thing.
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