At Vidanta Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico…
LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA: "Andalusia has the best internal views (of the golf course) and external views (of the mountains) in the desert. The area has a reputation for golf courses with tight fairways and homes lining the holes from tee to green. Here, the generous setback of real estate ensures an errant golf ball won’t end up in your backyard." – Rees Jones
JUPITER, FLORIDA: Inspired by the original Apple Tree Gang in New York, Nathaniel Crosby founded AppleTree Golf Society, a golf membership program providing access to a network of over 20 rank-worthy private golf clubs and 10 renowned resorts throughout North America. “The timing to create a product with ‘meaningful residential reciprocity’ became obvious,” explained Crosby.
SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA: Applying for an executive chef position isn’t a typical run-of-the-mill process. “I had to prepare a meal for 16,” said Chef Georges Reichen. “The phrase farm to table is well established. Since Frederica is located on the coast, I decided to concentrate on dock to dish, utilizing local shrimp and in-season vegetables.”
SCOTLAND: PerryGolf was founded by Scottish brothers Colin and Gordon Dalgleish over three decades ago. Their custom itineraries to Scotland and Ireland has grown into one of the game's leading providers of golf tours and cruises to nearly two dozen international destinations. Their signature tour has always been The Home of Golf at St Andrews.
PUERTO RICO: Located along the sunny coast, 72 miles west of downtown San Juan, the club's name pays homage to Queen Isabella who commissioned Christopher Columbus to set sail and search for a new route to Asia. During Columbus's second voyage, he landed in Puerto Rico, only a couple of miles from where the clubhouse now sits.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA: The club’s bell in the tower tolls to mark the hour. Rosemary and bougainvillea color the hillsides. Neighbors spill into the main piazza en route to their favorite trattoria to socialize and savor fine wine and cuisine.It certainly looks and feels like a picturesque Italian hill town, but it’s not. You’ve just entered Toscana Country Club.
Nathaniel Crosby, son of late crooner Bing Crosby, was destined to make his mark in the golf industry.
Frank Stronach, founder of the $30 billion in sales Magna International, discusses living under two of the most brutal regimes.
“I love the people and culture of golf. Still to this day, I daydream of one day running a golf shop and giving lessons.”
Industry veterans at Symmetry planted a seed during the recession. Their belief? The luxury golf market would return.
“Before competing in the Legends Tour event at French Lick Resort, I only knew NBA player Larry Bird came from the area.”
John McConnell continues to reshape the golf scene with a portfolio of private clubs across the Carolinas and Tennessee.
I was the youngest of nine children, growing up in rough-and-tumble South Boston. My troubles are well documented.
A LOOK AT THE FINEST DESTINATION RESORTS IN THE WORLD
The hotel was designed by Leonard Schultze, architect behind Grand Central Terminal in New York City, is a South Florida landmark.
The resort is not a plain vanilla golf experience. There are so many themed outings, something is always on the calendar.
The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort prepares for its centennial celebration with special offers and incentives.
"There are very few reasons to leave the Monterey Peninsula for golf. CordeValle is the exception." – Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Our summer family vacation at the tropical Dominican resort, with Pete Dye's famous oceanfront course, makes a dad proud.
The High Desert of Oregon (the sunny side of the state) is home to three of Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Public Courses in America.”
The Mauna Kea Resort Pro-Am has been a Big Island tradition since 1973. Last year, 22 teams competed for bragging rights.
Stewart Cink discusses sneaking through the fence to play golf, his love of chick flicks, and a visit to Mayakoba, the Venice of the Yucatan.
A SELECTION OF THE FINEST COMMUNITIES
Few brands match the strength of Phil Mickelson. So, it was big news when Phil, along with Steve Loy, purchased the club.
A philosophy of “design innovation and superior craftsmanship” grew D.R. Horton into the country’s largest homebuilder.
“I was given the freedom to design holes where they should go, without resorting to modern tricks or gimmicks.” – Jay Morrish
The club is surrounded by water on three sides. Many homesites provide deep-water access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
The entranceway to BallenIsles is shaded with majestic banyan trees with gnarled branches reaching three stories high.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Park at Red Ledges – a new family inclusive concept in the evolution of the game.
With a short golf cart ride, you can access an Audubon certified golf course or go surf-fishing on a secluded beach.
The private community’s two course architects have been rated No. 1 and No. 2 in the world by Golf Digest.
“Our Tom Fazio course is a real LowCountry beauty and one of the finest communities in the Southeast.” – William Lamb, member
At many private clubs, children ‘age-out’ of the family membership. At Champion Hills, memberships are generational.
“Our town only has a couple of hundred full-time residents,” said developer Jim Neiman. “I felt we could create a reason to live here.”
When Henry Flagler, one of the original developers of South Florida, visited the area in 1893, he said: “It’s a veritable paradise.”