Travel Special Features

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

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

Primm Valley Golf Club – Fazio Masterpiece Found on Nevada Border

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall (Lakes Course only)... PRIMM, NV – If you’ve ever driven through the desert from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas, you know it’s one of the most rugged, desolate places in the United States. Whereas many deserts in the southwest have... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg and the Golden Horseshoe -- Come Shatter Your Pre-Conceived Notions

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Fifty years is a long time for a golf course, but just a drop in the bucket when talking about history.... 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course, the Robert Trent Jones designed... Read More

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort -- Pilgrimage to the Classic Island of Golf

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Kevin and Christine Gaydosh... SHAWNEE on DELAWARE, PA – Wouldn’t you love an entire island devoted just to golf?... No, it’s not your in your dreams – it’s reality at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, located along the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania, just across... Read More

UNC Finley Golf Course – A great place to show a little school spirit

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Kevin Gaydosh... CHAPEL HILL, NC – School pride – it’s just something that goes along with a university.... It’s natural for people to want the best for their school, and that certainly extends to its sports facilities. Such was the thinking behind bringing in Tom Fazio... Read More

Kapalua Bay Course -- Not Just the 'Other' Course in Town

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Chuck Rendall... KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – “The term Kapalua means ‘arms embracing the sea’….that can been seen from aerial photos with the rock outcroppings resembling two arms reaching out to hug the sea,” remarked Kapalua Director of Golf Mike Jones, in describing the story behind... Read More