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Pure Gold

For the West Coast traveling player, San Francisco has too often been merely a gateway to Pebble Beach. You land at SFO, grab a car and head down U.S. 101 south to Monterey and Carmel. Golf in and around San Francisco is usually not given much afterthought, much less serious…

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Myrtle Beach

Unless you’re in Miami or San Diego, it’s either snowing where you are, there’s snow still on the ground or it’s about to snow. Which makes it a good time to daydream about your golf vacation. You’ve surfed the ‘net, cranked the printer up and spread the potential suspects out…

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The Land Of 'Yes'

LAUCALA ISLAND, FIJI | Math never has been my strong suit, which is why I assiduously avoided classes involving numbers in school. But I quickly realize I do not have to be an MIT professor to figure out the staff-to-guest ratio at this ultra-exclusive South Pacific resort – and to…

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Golf In Italy: That's Amore

SCIACCA, SICILY | Knowing I have visited Italy a few dozen times over the years, a friend recently asked what I liked most about that European land.  “The food and wine,” I blurted, even though that seemed such a pedestrian way to describe the pleasures of, say, a luscious Brunello…

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Wales: The Gem of the UK

OGMORE-BY-SEA, WALES | After hosting their first Ryder Cup, the Welsh like to say it took 87 years to bring that biennial competition to their country for the first time. But they might as well add that it has taken about that long for most of the sporting world to…