Travel Special Features

Indian Wells Golf Resort's Celebrity Course -- What a 'Muni' Course Should Look Like

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeff Janas... INDIAN WELLS, CA – “It’s akin to letting a climber believe he has scaled Everest, whereas in reality he has conquered the foothills of Tibet...!” exclaimed Clive Clark, in describing what it’s like to design a course that looks really tough but plays... Read More

PGA West Stadium Course -- The Hardest Examination You'll Ever Love

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Scot Rendall... LA QUINTA, CA – It isn’t often you walk off a golf course having struggled mightily and subsequently learn your troubles were exactly what the owners had planned from the beginning, but it’s not every day you see a layout like the PGA... Read More

Highland Meadows Golf Course -- Golf in the Player's Hands

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Scot Rendall... WINDSOR, CO – “If the golf is in the player’s hands, and they are making their own decisions on how to approach each golf hole with a range of options available to them, the experience will be more enjoyable, more engaging, more rewarding... Read More

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort -- Exceptional Golf Journey Through a Botanical Garden

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeff Janas...  ... CARLSBAD, CA -- "I want people to leave here thinking they played exceptional golf through a botanical garden," said Renny Brown, Director of Golf at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California....  ... Fortunately for Brown and the rest of his staff at Aviara, the vast... Read More

The Golf Club at Viniterra -- Come Share the Bountiful Harvest

By Jeffrey A. Rendall. Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... NEW KENT, VA -- Viniterra means “earth wines” or “land of grapes,” said Matt O’Grady, Head Golf Professional at The Golf Club at Viniterra, Virginia’s newest public golf offering on the historic peninsula (located between Richmond and Williamsburg) in the southeastern part... 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