Category Archives: Golf Travel & Leisure

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort and Spa by Dave Finn The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa First Nations offers a relaxed northern Michigan lifestyle with some excellent golf. Central to the property is the clubhouse where three championship courses and a Dave Peltz Golf School. […]

Ecuador Guided Tour

Soul Searching in Ecuador Jane Finn finds Ecuador is more than a destination, but a calling of the heart and soul As published in the April 2019 Issue of Planet Golf Review The allure of Ecuador is undeniable – four continents in one; all within easy reach of the average tourist or the intrepid traveler.  […]

Venerable Venice and Veneto

Seductive Venice and Veneto  By Edward Kiersh Sitting alongside the Grand Canal outside the Grand Hotel Monaco, a glass of sparkling Prosecco in hand while watching the gondoliers ply through the dark water, it’s easy to understand why Venice is such a fabled city. It’s frenetic, throbbing with energy, a city on the brink of […]

Mystery of Menaggio and Cadenabbia Italy

Where is George Clooney? Written by Edward Kiersh (Photos supplied by properties) It was a mystery that went unsolved, at least for this one day in Paradise. Palazzo Del Vice Re No one in the inviting Menaggio and Cadenabbia clubhouse knew where their most famous member was, so the speculation grew. Was he off shooting […]

4 Golf Courses to play on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Fuerteventura is the perfect winter golf escapade Situated on the Moroccan offshore, Fuerteventura is well-known as a plebiscite for wind and kite-surfers but rarely golfers. With four golf courses spread over the second biggest island of the Canary Islands, it would be a sliced shot landing out of bounds to avoid it during your next […]

The Belle of the Bay – Belleair Country Club Florida

Belleair Country Club, Florida’s First Golf Club By Mike Dojc “That’s Donald ‘F’ Ross for you,” playfully grouses my playing partner while shrugging his shoulders.  He tacked on the fictional middle initial, voiced with emphasis as a pejorative, after one too many times of his approach shots failed to hold one of the golf architecture […]

Visit Vibrant Vermont in November

The Values of Visiting Vermont  By Edward Kiersh Here in November golf is a distant memory but there is Julia Ceasar, bars teeming with young people, edgy art galleries, and if all else fails, a windswept stroll along Lake Champlain. Julia and her two cohorts were found in an art gallery blasting Southern rock, and […]

Hacking around at the U.S. Hickory Open Golf Championship

Hacking around at the U.S. Hickory Open Written by Bo Turocy. Photographs by Hannah Fontenot Mentz. The 11th annual U.S. Hickory Open hosted by the Society of Hickory Golfers just wrapped up on Halloween.  The 36-hole stroke play event was contested across the 1926 Donald Ross layout at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC.  This […]

Cooking Lessons at Los Tamarindos Mexico

Los Tamarindos and Tequila Restaurants as published in the November 2018 issue of Planet Golf Review. San Josè del Cabo Mexico – It’s just after eight on Saturday morning. The hotel is quiet at this time of day with only a few people on the beach catching some early rays. With cafe in hand, I […]