Travel Special Features



Marriott Desert Springs Valley Course -- Balancing the Adversarial Relationship

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... PALM DESERT, CA – The late Ted Robinson’s golf design philosophy was pretty direct:  “The golfer attacks, the designer defends.  Such is the adversarial relationship that defines the creation of a golf course.”...  ... At first glance, unless you’re playing in a tournament, you... Read More

Maui Nui Golf Club -- A Hawaii golf experience that won't break your wallet

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Charles Rendall... KIHEI, MAUI, HI – I don’t know about you, but one of the things I dread most about traveling to a touristy destination like Hawaii is the prospect of paying supersized prices for products and activities that just don’t justify the expenditure.... $25 for... Read More

Kaanapali Golf Courses -- More than just back on the map

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Chuck Rendall... KA’ANAPALI BEACH, MAUI – Hearing the story of Ka’anapali Golf Courses made me think back to an old saying my grandfather used to use: “Even a Rolls Royce needs a tune-up.”... It’s true, the very best of the best eventually can use some fine-tuning,... Read More

Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club -- Waterscapes courtesy of Mother Nature

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Scot Rendall... WINDSOR, CO – “Pelican Lakes boasts 7.5 miles of shoreline on its 18 holes which we believe to be the most of any golf course in North America,” remarked Stacy Kleve, Head Golf Professional at Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club in Windsor,... Read More

Mid Pines Restored -- Donald Ross is back in Southern Pines

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; photos by Kevin Gaydosh and Jeff Rendall... SOUTHERN PINES, NC – “It was really a dream come true to work on and be a part of the restoration of Mid Pines,” remarked course architect Kyle Franz, the lead mind behind returning the Donald Ross-designed Mid Pines Golf... Read More

Great Bear Golf Club -- Rock n' roll in the Poconos

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Kevin Gaydosh... EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – Everyone knows some things get off to a rocky start, but this was ridiculous.... In pinpointing the one aspect of building Great Bear Golf Club (in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania) that sticks out the most in his mind,... Read More