Travel Special Features



Marriott Desert Springs' Palms Course -- Masterpiece in Waterscapes Form

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... PALM DESERT, CA -- Golf architects are kind of like Renaissance artists - they use a variety of materials to create masterpieces....  ... 'Masterpiece' pretty much describes course architect Ted Robinson's Palms course at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm... Read More

Eagle Falls Golf Course -- Little Bit of the Old Country in the California Desert

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Scot Rendall... INDIO, CA – “Eagle Falls can’t be described as a genuine Links golf course, but it does exhibit certain features that you will find on a Links, particularly the sandy dunes that enhance the rough around the course,” said Clive Clark, who designed... Read More

Classic Club -- Palm Desert's Oasis of Prestige

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall... PALM DESERT, CA –Let’s just say that every golf environment comes along with its own set of expectations. When you play a seaside links course, you’d want to see something that looks like Scotland or Ireland. If you play a mountain course,... 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