At Vidanta Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico…
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: The wine country of California is big business. This year, more than 1,200 California wineries will gross over $24 billion. The wine region is the second biggest visitor draw in the state after Disneyland. Mayacama is a private club located eight miles from the tony town of Healdsburg, and in the heart of Pinot Noir country.
OCALA, FLORIDA: The sunshine state has the most robust golf market in the country. One out of every five rounds of private club golf is played in Florida. Incredibly, only one new private golf club opened in the state last year—Adena Golf and Country Club—located in the rolling hills and horse country about an hour north of Orlando.
WEST PALM BEACH: The opening of the new clubhouse at The Club at Ibis marked the culmination of a three-year, three-stage, $37 million investment. Overseeing a large-scale private club renovation isn’t for the faint at heart. “The hardest part is building member consensus," said Bill Hanser, managing principal at Leo A. Day architects. "You must meet the needs of all demographics."
MONTGOMERY, TEXAS: "We have done a lot of listening,” said Mike Abbott, developer of Bluejack National. “We questioned why the market soured on golf and if we could create a solution. We want the sport to be meaningful in your family’s lives. At many of today’s most awarded courses, you are so busy looking for, and apologizing for, lost balls that camaraderie in your foursome is broken.
THE BAHAMAS: Golf in the tropics often gets a bad rap. People from all over the world dream of teeing it up and enjoying a relaxing vacation here amongst the picture-postcard palms. But all too often, Caribbean golf courses are flat and featureless—or they’re affiliated with big resorts that care more about cramming guests into hotel rooms than providing a first-class experience.
SCHIEDAM, HOLLAND: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was formed 119 years ago. General Electric, founded in 1892, is the only surviving charter member among today’s components. To put in perspective the incredible longevity of Nolet Distillery, the same year General Electric was formed into a corporation, the distillery celebrated its 191st birthday.
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A LOOK AT THE FINEST DESTINATION RESORTS IN THE WORLD
The Mauna Kea Resort Pro-Am has been a Big Island tradition since 1973. Last year, 22 teams competed for bragging rights.
Mii Amo Spa, Seven Canyons Golf Club, and Enchantment Resort offer the ultimate destination in a national park setting.
The Web.com Tour, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit, travels to the Corales Golf Course this June.
A hole-in-one is a rare occurrence, but for a 13-year-old junior golfer, on the Pete Dye Course, it is even more so.
The Biltmore Hotel has been used as a set for the movie Bad Boys and the popular television show Miami Vice.
The luxury resort, once again, will earn national attention as host to the 2016 U.S. Women's Open next summer.
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.
"Revel in our region's diversity. Play courses with different grasses that demand different styles of play." – David McLay Kidd
A SELECTION OF THE FINEST COMMUNITIES
The club’s East Course is famous for great moments in golf, including Jack Nicklaus’s win at the 1971 PGA Championship.
Its innovative national membership provides private club access in Tennessee and across the Carolinas.
“You can’t really appreciate it until you see the layout in person,” said Tom Fazio. “It’s adjacent to a spectacular stretch of beach.”
“Coach, you’re wrong! You told me the course was one of the prettiest courses in Arizona. It is the prettiest,” said Phil Michelson.
With a brisk walk, you can access the Audubon certified golf course or be surf fishing on a quiet beach.
The Ritz-Carlton name carries cachet. You know the service level, attention to detail, and striking architecture you will receive.
Owned by financier John Paulson, it features a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and the largest man-made lake in Nevada.
It is likely that no new development of this scale in California’s desert will be completed for a couple of generations.
“The club is one of the first and, to this day, one of the finest master planned communities in the Southeast.” – TOM FAZIO
The club’s Outdoor Pursuits team organizes outrigger canoe paddling, surfing, hikes to a black-sand beach, and bike expeditions.
The private club, in the shadow of the Grand Teton Range, is a family legacy project designed with future generations in mind.
The Aerie will be known as the dining hot spot in the desert. It’s not be open to the public, but exclusively for member use only.
The club features two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses; an industry leading fitness center, and a highly acclaimed equestrian program.
“Every so often, you will see a family playing golf in blue jeans. This is Montana after all.” – David Baucom, general manager
Located in the most temperate climate on the East Coast, its seven courses sit in a weather sweet spot.
Overlooking Lake Hartwell and framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the private community offers a new five-acre sports complex.