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Mike Bailey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

Recent articles
6 Min Read
May 28, 2019
PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Golf is being redefined at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Community on the Texas coast.
9 Min Read
May 24, 2019
University programs, both large and small, continue to invest in their golf facilities
5 Min Read
May 21, 2019
New owner Escalante Golf has made considerable investment since 2017.
8 Min Read
May 20, 2019
Not all Texas country clubs have had the steadfast history of Fort Worth's Colonial. But while some of these sites have been lost, others are now public and affordable.
5 Min Read
May 3, 2019
Debate rages on whether a golf course property be based on current or highest use
7 Min Read
April 25, 2019
How four facilities got their stride back, and what struggling courses can learn from it
5 Min Read
April 22, 2019
Installing a Full Swing golf simulator might be more doable than you think.
8 Min Read
April 5, 2019
PORT LAVACA, Texas — One of the most unique layouts in the Lone Star State, played by few and universally lauded by course architects and superintendents who have been lucky enough to pay a visit to the place, is for sale.
4 Min Read
April 1, 2019
Here at Golf Advisor, we pretty much think about golf all the time. So if we could get away with it, and didn't have to write, edit, and attend meetings, not to mention family obligations, all of us would pretty much watch golf day and night if it was available.
10 Min Read
March 29, 2019
Golf resorts and communities are going above and beyond with sleek tech and eye-popping amenities
8 Min Read
March 19, 2019
If you want to skip the tournament shuttle, book a room at a hotel or resort onsite
6 Min Read
March 4, 2019
Take care of your body, and it might take care of you, both on and off the golf course
1 Min Read
March 4, 2019
We looked at your ratings and reviews throughout the month to see which courses are faring the best right now.
4 Min Read
February 21, 2019
After years of speculation, the affordable ASU Karsten course in Tempe will officially close in May.
1 Min Read
February 19, 2019
Senior Writer Mike Bailey sits down with a former rocket scientist to discuss golf equipment and clubfitting
8 Min Read
February 19, 2019
Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been difficult, but island's golf and resort tourism set to be better than ever.
6 Min Read
February 11, 2019
Wilson finds a resurgence; Etonic and Hogan could be back in the groove again, too
5 Min Read
February 7, 2019
Play golf long enough and you'll be paired with a golfer who truly loses it.
7 Min Read
January 28, 2019
There is golf beyond Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach and Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Plenty of it, in fact. And while it's not quite on the level as the aforementioned famous destinations, it's a great value and probably worth considering if you're looking for a laid-back buddy or weekend trip. These are the mostly unsung courses of the Gamecock state and well worth exploring.
13 Min Read
January 22, 2019
These public, resort and semi-private courses in the U.S. are undergoing extensive facelifts.
7 Min Read
January 15, 2019
From new holes to revamped hotels and clubhouses, there's a lot of new things to see this peak season
10 Min Read
January 7, 2019
When it comes to golf, the city of Houston might have hit the jackpot.
6 Min Read
January 1, 2019
Your playing partners, the course, the setting, the weather and how you play are all factors
6 Min Read
December 27, 2018
Desert golf provides amazing relief from the throes of winter.
3 Min Read
December 17, 2018
It looks like there might be a golf course with ocean views at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in northeast Florida after all.
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