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By Kevin Clarke Most of my golf trips to the Southwest have been in the summer when the crowds are gone, the temperatures are up and the green fees are down.
TASTE News Service, September 15, 2016 – A barrel full of premium wine bottles are up for grabs at the 4th annual Wine Barrel Open, set for November 3, 2016, at Greenhorn Creek Resort, located in the heart of California's gold country in Angels Camp.
(L-R) Patty Sheehan; Sarah Cunningham, office administrator, Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce; Don Boos; Mike Kristoff; Allan Ramorini   Angels Camp, CA  May 18, 2016 – Greenhorn Creek Resort, the premiere golf and dining experience in California's Gold Country, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a little help from its creators including, six-time LPGA major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Patty Sheehan, who served as a consultant for the original golf course design and architect Don Boos, the creator of Greenhorn Creek GC.
TASTE News Service, November 3, 2015 - Amateur golf league Mediocre Golf Association (MGA) has added six new U.S. chapters to its expanding recreational club of so-so golfers following a recent Golf Magazine article about the company. In the two weeks since Golf's light-hearted interview with MGA co-founder Jon Morley, the Association has launched affiliates in Athens County (Ohio), Nashville, El Paso, Miami, Fresno County (CA) and Tucson, increased local chapter membership and received 54 chapter requests from across the U.S., Australia, Costa Rica and Fiji.
  In 1933 Bob Hope walked into the Vogue Club in New York City and a young beauty by the name of Dolores Reade was on stage, singing. “It was love at first song,” he said. Soon after, they had their first date and discovered a mutual passion that helped clinch the deal. Golf. In a lovely restaurant with a pristine white table cloth as their drawing board, they scribbled drawings and diagrams of holes they had played and where their shots landed. Little did they know that that evening would be the beginning of almost 70 years together and…
Teeing off at the South Course. CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 19, 2013) – Golfers can get in the best shape of their lives while learning or improving their golf skills at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, which is introducing its new TOURAcademy Golf & Fitness Program. This program combines expert golf instruction from its well-established TOURAcademy with the fitness and wellness expertise of the award-winning Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) – two of the special offerings available at Southern California’s only GOLF Magazine Gold Medal Resort. The certified instructors at the TOURAcademy will take the student’s game to the next level…
Fairways at Lincoln Park offer spectacular views.  The U.S. Open Golf Championship was held in San Francisco for the fifth time on June 11-17 of 2012. Clearly, the United States Golf Association knows where to go to make the U.S. Open “the most rigorous, yet fair and complete examination of golf skills, testing all forms of shotmaking.” Yet San Francisco is perhaps the most unexpected great golf destination in the world. Nestled amongst a population of some 800,000 residents are six unique and outstanding golf courses, ranging in scale from executive to championship. What’s even more unexpected is the contrast…
  Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. The United States Golf Association has announcedthat Sacramento's storied Del Paso Country Club will play host to the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship June 22-28, 2015, . With a list of past champions that includes such legends as Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus and Hale Irwin, the U.S. Senior Open is considered the world's premier championship in men's senior (ages 50 and over) golf. A recent economic impact study done on the championship estimates that the U.S. Senior Open will pump an estimated $17 million into the Sacramento…
  Three years from now caddies at CordeValle will be on bags of the world's best women golfers. FAR HILLS, N.J. (June 26, 2013) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced CordeValle, in San Martin, Calif., as the host of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The championship, which will be conducted July 7-10, will be the first Women’s Open held in the Bay Area and the second USGA championship conducted at CordeValle, which will host the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in September 2013. “The San Francisco area has a rich history of hosting USGA championships, and…
18th Hole at La Costa Champions CourseLa Costa Resort and Spa, one of golf’s iconic venues, is hosting the 102nd California Amateur Championship in 2014, the first time the prestigious event has been held at the legendary San Diego County destination. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for June 16-21. Recently undertaking a second major renovation project on its award-winning courses, La Costa will next summer see its two new courses – the Champions Course and the Legends Course – tested together by a field of competitors that will certainly include some of the future stars of the game. “We’re thrilled…