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October/November 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Hawai'i Island Aloha—Troon espands in Hawai'i, welcomes Mauna Lani Resort to the ohana.

Living on the Links: Starting to Look—Looking for a new or second home is always exciting. The possibilities are limitless! Mountains? Ocean? Tropics? Desert? Luckily, in the Troon family, you are certain to find exactly what you are looking for.

Privé Spotlight: Country Clubs of the Future—An inside look at two Troon Privé clubs - Marin Country Club in California and The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Delaware - that are successfully attracting families and new members.

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August/September 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Treasure Hunting—Six seaside gems for your next tropical getaway.

Equipment: Callaway Customs—With Callaway Customs' broad palette, now you can show your true colors. Not only will you be playing a superior club, but it will reflect your personality to the tee!

Spotlight: Living on the Edge—Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod Bay, Mass., delivers an unforgettable experience, from its delightful Nicklaus golf course to its "beachy elegant" lifestyle.

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June/July 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Mediterranean Delight—Greek Idyll - Costa Navarino emerges as one of Europe's best golf destinations.

Troon Sips: Bluegrass Bourbon—With deep roots in the state of Kentucky, it's no surprise that Woodford Reserve has been the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby" since 1999. Here’s a drink recipe that's becoming a favorite at Troon facilities across the country.

Spotlight: A Lasting Spirit—At New York's Knollwood Country Club - where Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts first sketched plans for Augusta National - a classic Seth Raynor design has recently been refreshed, complementing an already exciting social scene for members.

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April/May 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Vail Valley Lifestyle—Year-round fun at The Club at Cordillera.

Equipment: Fab Five—New equipment choices are endless. How to choose? Here are five of 2017’s best releases that our editors believe will make a positive impact on YOUR game, right now!

Spotlight: Opening Doors—Lookout Mountain Golf Club’s JC Wright is one of the first Native Americans in the U.S. to earn his PGA of America card … he’s now a role model for others in his community.

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February/March 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Golf In Paradise—The Remarkable Velaa Private Island in the Maldives.

Equipment: 2017 Equipment Preview—There are myriad products introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando each year; we picked five we think stand apart from the rest.

Spotlight: Part of Something Bigger—At Sun City Hilton Head, three golf courses, good friends, and year-round great weather add up to the perfect retirement lifestyle.

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December 2016/January 2017 Issue:


Cover Story: Florida's Sweet Spot—Nearly 20 years after The Great White Shark took his first bite out of the high-profile Naples golf market, Tiburón's 36-holes remain as tantalizing as ever. Indeed, with Norman's recent "remastering" of the club's original Gold Course, and more design enhancements slated for the Black Course in 2017, Tiburón is firmly on top of its game.

Yoga For Golfers: Power Surge—Did you know that 3D motion capture has proven that the majority of power generated in the golf swing is a result of good lower body mechanics? And that many swing faults, such as coming over the top or casting, are a byproduct of poor lower body mechanics? Here's some help via yoga.

Equipment: Head Turners—What is it about drivers that seduces golfers so much? The distance they can generate, of course. Everyone wants to hit the long ball in their foursome. Accuracy is nice, too. Here are the latest driver models that come with the promise of long-and-straight drives. You know, the kind that turn heads.

Spotlight: Swinging in the Sun—When it comes to golf in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson, the sky's the limit. The abundance of courses range from the famous to under-the-radar layouts, and from bucket list to very affordable. Here's a sampling of the very best options for your next tee time in the Valley of the Sun.

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October/November 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Winchester Country Club—Nestled in Northern California's scenic Sierra Nevada foothills - "above the fog, below the snow" - members at Winchester Country Club enjoy a golf course that weaves through rolling, forested hills, expertly incorporating the natural elevation changes of the terrain. It's one of those layouts where you remember every hole, as each has a distinct look and playing personality.

Anniversary: Old Works—The par-3 seventh hole at Old Works in Anaconda, Mont., calls for a long-iron over a sea of black slag - remnants of long-gone copper smelting days. The contrast of midnight black and emerald green is just one of many visual virtues of this Jack Nicklaus Signature layout that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016.

State of the Game: Ryder Cup—What started out in 1921 as a scheme to win the Open Championship, the Ryder Cup has evolved over the past nine decades into a rollicking, chest-thumping competition between the best players in the U.S. and Europe. As we prepare to witness the 41st playing of the event, Malcolm Campbell digs into its colorful history.

Spotlight: The Cape Club—The Cape Club - a re-imagined and rebuilt upscale golf resort in the beloved Cape Cod town of Falmouth, Mass. - is set on 130 wooded acres surrounded by scenic beaches and historic harbors. Here, you can forget your worries and have a "wicked awesome time," to express it the way a local might.

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August/September 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Discover The Powder Horn—Sheridan, Wyoming (population 17,500), is one of those classic small Western towns that holds dear its neighborly values and a quality of life that reminds many of "good old days" America. It is also where you'll find The Powder Horn, one of the West's most active and attractive golf communities.

State of the Game: Olympic Bugaboo—Many of the world's top golfers are dropping out of the Summer Olympics in Rio. Some may have legit fears about Zika virus, while others may simply think it's not an appropriate Olympic sport. Columnist Malcolm Campbell weighs in on the topic.

Spotlight: A Crested Beaut—A tee shot on the par-5 18th at The Club at Crested Butte appears to float forever in the summer blue Colorado sky. Add in world-renowned winter skiing, and it's clear what residents and visitors love about this magnificent destination.

Q&A: Troon's John Easterbrook—The grandson of a golf professional, John Easterbrook is executive vice president, operations, for Troon. He talks about the reasons for the company's growth and success, the state of the golf industry, and the challenge of balancing tradition with change.

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June/July 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: New England Delight—Lake of Isles at Foxwoods Resort Casino in North Stonington, Conn., is the largest casino resort in the U.S., but you'd never know it as you traverse the woods of its two championship courses. A day of memorable golf followed by an evening of fine dining and entertainment awaits visitors at this popular destination.

The Loop: Troon Sips—For many golfers, summer begins in March. That's also when Samuel Adams Summer Ale starts showing up on taps at Troon courses and in cans on beverage carts.

Pelz Corner: Tips on Tight Lies—Many amateurs are terrified of tight lie shots. Even the pros play them cautiously. But with these easy tips from Dave Pelz, you'll play your next tight lie shots with confidence.

Privé Spotlight: Taking it Easy—Pinetop Country Club in Arizona's White Mountains, is "where life is fully lived," according to the club's mantra. It's certainly a wonderful respite for its members.

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April/May 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Elegant History, Bustling Future—The San Francisco Bay Area boasts an abundance of elite clubs, but few claim a more colorful history than Castlewood Country Club, where the mother of William Randolph Hearst built a palatial mansion. Today, the club boasts an active, family-oriented membership and an enthusiastic eye to the future.

The Loop: Troon Sips—Prefer a glass of red or white wine as your post-round refreshment? The new Clubhouse Wines by Troon Golf combines the knowledge of an esteemed sommelier with the convenience of online shopping.

State of the Game: Masters Memories—Columnist Malcolm Campbell recounts his favorite Masters Memories, including that day in 1987 when he and Henry Cotton walked nine holes with honorary starters Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Byron Nelson.

Spotlight: Four Glorious Days—You've likely heard of San Diego's great weather and famous zoo. But for traveling golfers, nothing beats the tremendous golf courses at Aviara and Maderas, and the easy access to tasting a myriad of delicious craft beers.

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February/March 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: A Friendly Florida Oasis—Golf is important to the residents and members at Frenchman's Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but it's also very proud to be known as one of the most family friendly clubs in the country.

Q&A: Full Plate For The Shark—Greg Norman may no longer play competitive golf — he only played eight rounds total in 2015 — but that doesn't mean he is retired. In fact the Aussie icon, who turns 61 in February, has never been busier.

Apparel: New Year, New Looks—In 2016, look for your favorite golf apparel brands to dedicate more of their product lines to athletic-inspired designs and sportier looks, offering items that translate as easily to the gym as to the links.

Spotlight: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence—Kapalua ranks among the best golf resorts in the world. As the Plantation Course celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016, we reflect on how the resort has quietly evolved to become one of the best anywhere.

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December 2015/January 2016 Issue:


Cover Story: Capital Canyon Club—Cats may have nine lives, but golf clubs rarely get more than one. That's not the case at Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, Arizona, though, where a new owner and extensive improvements have instilled new energy. Former members are nowadays enthusiastically returning to the club, proving that the third time really is the charm.

Profile: Changing The Face of Golf—As club manager at The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Nancy Dickens is highly respected. But the innovative programs she oversees at the resort are changing the industry and, more importantly, bringing fun back to the game.

Spotlight: Outstanding in Arizona—Every golfer knows that the Grand Canyon State is packed with very good golf courses, offering a unique combination of fun, challenge, great conditions, and enough charm that you want to play them again immediately.

State of the Game: What's Old is New Again—Our intrepid columnist Malcolm Campbell recounts a recent round that he says produced "one of the most enjoyable days on a golf course" that he could remember. What made it so special? He pulled his old hickory sticks out of the closet.

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October/November 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Fit For Royalty—From its perch at the 750-foot level of the West Maui Mountains, members and guests of The King Kamehameha Golf Club enjoy one of the most amazing views in all of Hawaii. Equally amazing is the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse. All capped off by a tremendous Ted Robinson golf course. Come feel the aloha!

Spotlight: California Collection—Troon's offerings in the Golden State truly represent the best of the best. From the desert to the sea, the inland valleys to the famed Napa Valley Wine Country, golfers will be thrilled to discover or revisit any and all of the nine facilities in the California Collection.

Equipment: Anchors Away—Come New Year's Day 2016, the USGA ban on anchoring a putter against your body will take effect, and golfers who currently employ the practice will need to change. But rest assured ... putter manufacturers are coming to the rescue.

Profile: Career Mulligans—For those who work in the golf industry, it goes without saying that they have a strong allegiance to the game. For many, the sport was love at first sight. Others needed a "mulligan" before securing jobs in the golf industry.

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August/September 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Mid-Atlantic Marvel—The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro, Delaware, boasts one of the best Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in the region, along with a unique 300,000-gallon wave pool, and many other family friendly amenities. No wonder it is quickly becoming the ultimate in luxury golf living on the Mid-Atlantic coast.

Profile: Ageless Wonder—Ask Gary Player about winning the 1965 U.S. Open and his memories are so clear that it hardly seems like five decades have passed. While it might seem like yesterday, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Knight's career Grand Slam. He is forever young.

Equipment: Shrunken Heads—Last summer marked the debut of a slew of driving irons — full-size driver alternatives — and now we are seeing mini-driver introductions. Callaway and TaylorMade have both come out with new models. They are easier to hit, but will they catch on?

Spotlight: Fairmont St Andrews—Featuring two greatly enjoyable cliff-top courses — the Torrance and the Kittocks — overlooking St Andrews and St Andrews Bay, the stately Fairmont St Andrews has quickly become one of the most prized destinations in the world of golf.

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June/July 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Instant Classic—Just north of London, the Centurion Club is resetting the bar for family friendly golf clubs in the U.K., as many of today's younger — and just as importantly younger-minded — golfers are looking for somewhere that is welcoming, inclusive, and unstuffy.

Honours Golf: Ultimate Golf Trip—There are more than 1,000 golf courses in Florida, most of any state in the U.S. But there is only one that combines the game's illustrious history with two delightful courses, a renowned teaching facility, and Four Diamond luxury...

The Loop: Best New Products—Among the best new products in golf that we ran across recently are spiff new women's fashions from Lizzie Driver; Jack Nicklaus ice cream; and a zesty recipe for one of our favorite cocktails from our friends at Zacapa Rum.

Privé Spotlight: Salina Country Club—There's something special about Salina, Kansas. It's a place where traditional values are held dear, and family and community are everything. It's on the back of these values that, 104 years ago, the Salina Country Club was built.

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April/May 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: Troon at 25—Twenty five years ago, Troon Chairman & CEO Dana Garmany saw a better way of managing golf courses: provide superior service, unparalleled agronomy ... a club member experience. In essence, he created the "upscale daily fee" experience, and set the bar for every golf course at which we tee it up today.

Memory Lane: Looking Back at Troon's First 25 Years—Dana Garmany, Tom Weiskopf, and three of Troon's earliest employees - Ron Despain (VP, Golf Course Development), Jeff Spangler (SVP, Science & Agronomy) and Scott Heideman (General Manager) - share their memories of the early days.

Show Stoppers: 2015 Merchandise Show's Top Products—It wasn't easy picking game- changing new products at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. But our intrepid equipment guru, Scott Kramer, found eight that stood out at the annual golf industry extravaganza.

The Loop: Improving Your Game, Body, And Mind—One of Troon's newest partners, EXOS, a sports training facility in Phoenix, Ariz., has been helping PGA Tour pros and professional athletes improve their games, bodies, and minds. They can help you too.

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December 2014/January 2015 Issue:


Cover Story: The Natural Charm of Bahia Beach—On Puerto Rico's northeastern coast, luxury meets tropical adventure and delightful golf at Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, which in less than five years has established itself as the Caribbean island's top luxury home, resort, and club destination.

Destinations: Valley of the Golfers—Troon's Arizona courses are second to none. Sometimes, standing on a manicured tee box, surrounded by mountains in the distance, with emerald green fairways rolled out in front of you, and absolutely perfect weather ... it all can seem like a mirage.

Profile: Kyle Phillips: Golf Course Architect—Although his office is located in California, course architect Kyle Phillips has worked extensively around the world. Troon Golf & Travel spoke with him in England, where he was visiting his 18-hole creation at The Grove in Hertfordshire.

Wish You Were Here: Lowcountry Lovely - Savannah, GA—This issue we visit The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in historic Savannah, Georgia, one of the Lowcountry's most enchanting destinations. Visitors find the best of Southern charm, cuisine, and a very good golf course.

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October/November 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Living Up To Its Name—What's in a name? In the case of Audubon Country Club, in Naples, FL, it's everything. The private, member-owned club, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, is a thriving enclave of great golf, natural beauty, and yes, birds of many varieties.

Profile: Matt Jones: First Time, Long Time—On April 6th, 2014, 34-year-old Matt Jones joined "The Club." It was on that day, in sudden and spectacular fashion, that he won his first PGA Tour event, the Shell Houston Open, some 12 years after first qualifying for the Web.com Tour.

Spotlight: The PGA Tour Returns—Silverado Resort and Spa is already renowned as the premier golf resort in Napa Valley. With the return of the PGA Tour with the Frys.com Open (Oct. 6-12) this iconic resort will gain even more richly deserved national attention and prominence.

Equipment: Beam Me Up Scotty—Well, the transporter beam from Star Trek is still a few years off, but in the meantime there are some fun new ways to get around a golf course, and several Troon courses are at the forefront of the transportation trend. Have you tried one out yet?

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August/September 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: A Favorite Arizona Mountain Getaway—For all the bells and whistles often associated with newer private country clubs, sometimes all a member wants is a fun, playable course to enjoy with friends, a cool drink after the round, and a delicious meal to top off the day. Those are all reasons why members at Pinetop Country Club in Arizona gladly make the scenic journey just to get there.

Apparel: A Passion For Fashion—For the past dozen years, Kevan Hall has been known for his fashion-forward women's clothing designs. At the PGA Merchandise Show in January, Hall unveiled a new look for those same trendy women to wear on the golf course.

Spotlight: Potomac Shores—Potomac Shores, in the bucolic Virginia countryside south of Washington, D.C., is already considered one of the most desirable residential communities near our nation's capital, and now boasts the region's first Jack Nicklaus daily fee course.

State Of The Game: 15-Inch Madness—Regular readers of our "State of the Game" columnist Malcolm Campbell know that slow play is one thing that will drive him absolutely batty. But is the 15-inch cup rage that seems to be sweeping through golf really the answer? Uh, no.

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June/July 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: High Country Arizona—If you think Arizona is all desert, you have yet to discover Show Low and the unhurried residential community of Torreon Golf Club. Here, in the White Mountains, pine trees line the 36 fairways and on cool nights you might even need to cozy up around the fireplace.

Destination: Walking With Giants—If you're traveling to the north country fair, you might as well go all the way. North of Minneapolis, past Duluth, just east of Hibbing (Bob Dylan's hometown), is Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort. Here, you're in a land of big footprints, spectacular golf and four seasons of fun.

Equipment: Shark Embraces Snake—Greg Norman reunites with Cobra, in a move that merges the company's focus on younger players and snazzy fashion with one of golf's most iconic figures. "He's a true promoter of game enjoyment, which is what Cobra has been about from the beginning," says Bob Philion, company president.

The Loop: Surf The Turf—Of the hundreds of new products premiering at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show this past January in Orlando, one stood above the rest: the GolfBoard. Created by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, the GoldBoard not only took Best of Show honors, but it won over a lot of skeptics.

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April/May 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: One Big Family—At Knollwood Country Club, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, "We welcome all who come through the front door," says President Larry Slabotsky, who has been a member for 20 years. "We strive for a culture that's not old and stodgy, but more like Cheers."

Profile: Jimmy Walker: Reaching for the Stars—As Jimmy Walker rises high in the galaxy of PGA stars, he's also photographing the farthest reaches of the heavens. He is almost as passionate about his astrophotography as he is about golf ... almost. Author Jeff Williams fills us in.

Privé Spotlight: Five Oaks Golf & Country Club—18 holes of scenic, tree-lined golf may be the main attraction at Five Oaks, 20 miles east of Nashville. But add in an active social calendar, popular tennis courts, and tempting cuisine, and it's easy to see why members are so happy.

Equipment: Best of PGA Show—With literally hundreds of new products premiering at the PGA Merchandise Show this past January in Orlando, it's hard to pick the winners. But our intrepid equipment guru, Scott Kramer, reports on what he thinks qualify as Best of Show.

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February/March 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Awesome in Austin—Austin, Texas may be known for its vibrant music scene and killer barbecue, but golf in Texas' Hill Country is also pretty amazing. With a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and a membership that makes you feel right at home, Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club is Austin golf at its finest.

Profile: Ernie Els: The Perfect Blend—Ernie Els' passion shows through in his golf game, commitment to finding a cure for autism, and willingness to give back to the game. But he is just as passionate about making exceptional wines, as Jeff Williams reveals.

Equipment: Irons In The Fire—With new materials, weighting schemes, and shaping which directly benefit distance, forgiveness, and feel, 2014 is looking like a banner year for new irons. Equipment guru Scott Kramer has tried them all and reports his findings.

Q&A: A Conversation With Dave Pelz—Dave Pelz, the Austin-based short-game guru discusses plans for improving your game through a new partnership with Troon. "Golfers should understand: 80 percent of the shots lost to par are played from inside of 100 yards..."

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December 2013/January 2014 Issue:


Cover Story: Desert Flower—Every club goes through changes—tweaks to the golf course, a renovated dining area. But rarely is a club purchased by its members. That's what happened at FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and the results are very positive.

Q&A: Tim Schantz: The Business of Golf—Troon's Global Development Officer talks about the "blocking and tackling" side of the golf business, and how the company is steering through changing times.

Holiday Gifts: 'Tis The Season for Giving...and for Hinting—Our editors suggest several golf goodies to give and — doing a little hinting of our own — several to ask for. Here are some great ideas for your holiday shopping list.

Winter Escapes: From the Deserts to the Seas—As the days grow shorter and colder in many regions of the U.S. and around the world, it's time to start dreaming about your next getaway. Here are a few of our winter favs.

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October/November 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: Gallery of Greatness in Marana, Arizona—Two outstanding courses, a full-service fitness center, and a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse that boasts excellent cuisine makes The Gallery Golf Club in Marana one of the very best golf clubs in Arizona. That is saying plenty for a state that boasts so many excellent facilities.

Profile: Craig Stadler: Return of the Walrus—Craig Stadler was fed up with losing. But a funny thing happened on the way out to pasture...he found his swing and won. Jeff Williams explains.

Preferred Destinations: Troon Middle East Trail: Arabian Days—The Troon Middle East Trail links great courses in the burgeoning golf meccas of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Bahrain.

Equipment: Callaway & TaylorMade: Late-Season Surprises—Major manufacturers rarely introduce new clubs late in the season, but this year both Callaway and TaylorMade did just that. Scott Kramer reviews.

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August/September 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: Blue Hill Country Club: Classic Lines—A historic past has seen the likes of Jack Burke Jr., Cary Middlecoff, Dottie Pepper, and Juli Inkster win championships on the fairways of this classic Canton, Mass., club. But a recent re-emphasis on family, coupled with exciting new amenities, has launched Blue Hill CC into a new era of relevance for members.

Profile: Brandt Snedeker: By The Numbers—Brandt Snedeker has steadily risen to the elite level of the World Golf Rankings. His 2013 got off to a tremendous start. What's his secret? Jeff Williams reveals.

Spotlight: Restored to the Throne—Wondering where to go in the UK this year? New lodging and retailored courses have made Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, England, the hot ticket for summer 2013 travel.

Equipment: Diamonds in the Rough and Fairway—Equipment guru Scott Kramer takes a special look at equipment for women, and concludes that it is every bit as good as clubs designed for men these days.

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June/July 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: An American Classic: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club—Golf is a gentleman's game and, not to be sexist, a gentlewoman's game too. In this issue, we travel to Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where gentlepersons have been playing the game for nearly 100 years, albeit not on the same level of quality they do today. After a complete renovation by Nicklaus Golf in 2010, the course nowadays matches the excellence of the hotel, and combined they truly are "An American Classic."

Profile: Nick Price: Master of a Maddening Game—Nick Price is one of golf's really good guys. These days his focus is on captaining the International team to a Presidents Cup win.

Spotlight: Reinvention of a Kapalua Legend—With a new chef and a tantalizing new menu, The Plantation House at Kapalua Resort is wowing locals and resort guests alike.

Equipment: Seeing Red: Nike Golf's Newest Clubs—When Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods as a Tour endorser, Nike Golf took another huge step forward. We think the product lives up to the hype.

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April/May 2013 Issue:


Cover Story: CAROLINA ON THE MIND—Singer James Taylor put "Carolina" on the minds of many after releasing his classic song in the late 1960s. For residents of St. James Plantation in Southport, NC, it is a sweet song indeed, plus:

OLYMPIC HEIGHTS—Alpensia Resort is quickly becoming known as South Korea's premier golf resort. When the Winter Olympics come to town in 2018, it will get a chance to show off to the world.

BEST OF SHOW—There were thousands of new golf-related products introduced at the recent 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Selecting the best of those goods was a daunting task. But we managed to pare it down to the top 10.

ADRENALINE JUNKIE—Davis Love III's universe is so much greater than golf. He's a snowboarder, snowmobiler, stand-up paddle boarder, hunter, skeet shooter, fisherman, kayaker, and motorcycle enthusiast...your classic thrill-seeker.

READY, PREP, GO—The "preppy" look has been a staple of American fashion since the 1940s and '50s, when the term was first used to describe the style of dress favored by Ivy League students. Since then, many purveyors have advanced the look, including Polo/Ralph Lauren and J Crew, but none with more fervor than Tommy Hilfiger.

SPOTLIGHT ON: TROON NORTH—If you haven't been to the Dynamite Grille at Troon North Golf Club for a while, both aesthetic and gastronomic surprises await. A renovated dining/bar area, plus a revitalized menu from Executive Chef Danny Woodbridge, have brought new life to the clubhouse at the famed North Scottsdale club.

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