Thursday, November 29, 2007

Luxury Golf Vacations

While there is much written about budget vacations and great vacation deals, one should never ignore the benefits of a luxury vacation either. Now, this is not to say that there is anything wrong with a budget vacation, but if you are looking for a luxurious family vacation that is loaded with amenities such as what is offered by such venues as the Balboa Bay Club of Newport Beach, CA there is no reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of what these vacation packages are offering. These are expansive vacation destinations that meet not only your golfing needs, but also provide a host of entertainment and activities for the rest of the family. Needless to say, looking into to what they have to offer is highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MSN’s Family Friendly Golf Vacation Tips

Yes, many vacation packages promise to be able to deliver on a "family friendly" vacation, but how do you know that for sure? Honestly, there is nothing more uncomfortable than discovering the hotel of your family vacation turns out to be located dead center in a red light district! So, three cheers for for providing a unique insight how to ascertain which golf resorts are truly kid friendly. Basically, points out ten tips on what to look for when selecting such a vacation package and this does wonders in making sure your select locations along the lines of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Hilton Golf Academy. Seriously – read that article as it will steer you and your family in the right vacation direction.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Golfing in Maine

Stephen King has probably done more for drawing attention to the state of Maine than anyone else in the entertainment/media business. The problem is that he has basically put forth the notion that the state is haunted. What a shame he never wrote for a golf magazine because he could put forth a wealth of material on the little known fact that Maine is home to some of the absolute best golfing in New England as the Booth Bay Country Club proves. This is an excellent resort located in the very family friendly environment that also boasts a national collegiate golf tournament that is bound to draw large crowds. So, if you are considering a New England golfing excursion, Maine should definitely be a place to consider.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Golf School Vacations

One does not have to be an expert to enjoy the game of golf. In fact, being a beginner and learning the game is a fun experience that will leave many indelible impressions on a new student of the game’s mind. If you are a parent who wants to teach your children the game of golf, have you considered a golf school vacation offered by America’s favorite golf schools? The courses offered by AFGS run anywhere from 2 to 5 days and are great fun for the whole family and they are offered in virtually all 50 states! So, you can pretty much convert any vacation (even an Alaska grizzly bear sightseeing excursion) into a golfing lesson vacation for the whole family. Such a vacation will provide great memories so why not take advantage of it?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Benefits of Golf Forums

Probably the best aspect of the internet is that there are many sources of information on the World Wide Web that are not static, but are based on interaction. Probably the most common of these interactive mediums would be message boards (aka forums) where people can communicate with each other with what is essentially an electronic message board. Of there are a number of Golf Forums that can prove incredibly helpful for those who have questions or may need a little advice when it comes to selecting a golf vacation package or even picking destination. Asking such questions as to what makes Florida golfing better than California golfing can help a potential vacationer steer himself in the right direction and selection.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Katrina and Biloxi Golfing

Hurricane Katrina was probably the most devastating natural disaster to strike the southeast section of the United States. The damage done to the states of Louisiana and the state of Mississippi was incalculable. If one were to look for a beacon of hope in terms of the reconstruction that is being done to the region it would be the Fallen Oak golf Course at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS. The course has re-opened after a spectacular $550 million (yes, over a half a billion dollars) renovation and those wishing to visit the Biloxi area for a golfing vacation with the family now have a place to visit that is not only a tremendous golf course, but also a major beacon of hop for those who believe the restoration of the Southeast United States is possible.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Joys of Nevada Golfing

If there ever was a true paradise for golfing vacations it would arguably be the state of Nevada. Next to California and Florida, Nevada boasts some of the most expansive and beautiful golf courses in the United States if not the world. So, when one looks at the golf courses as well as the greatly expansive activities that the state has to offer for both single travelers and families it goes without saying that Nevada is top notch spot to select for golf vacation? destination. So, if you are into fine dining, entertainment and a host of outdoor activities you should definitely give an extended stay in the Nevada region serious consideration.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Golfing in the Smokey Mountains

All hail the great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee! In addition to being one of the absolutely most beautiful sections of the United States, the Smokey Mountains boast the tremendous golf course known as the Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course located in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is a great destination spot for a vacation (You can even bring the family over to neighboring Dollywood for additional entertainment adventures) and definitely one you would want to consider especially if you enjoy areas of the United States that are rich in history and beautiful scenery. This is definitely a great destination spot well worth visiting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Vacation Tips from Golf Digest Magazine

While the internet is rapidly becoming the primary source of information for people looking into golf travel packages one should never discount the value of the traditional media. Golf Digest Magazine? has been around for many years and it offers a great deal of information for those planning a golf vacation. If you wish to take your family along with you, you will need to select an area that caters to the entire family (Naples. FL is one such location that has recently been featured) and you need a valuable resource that can provide solid, concrete information in this regard. Golf Digest can definitely provide that information.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Puget Sound Golf Cruise

Puget Sound is a part of the Washington state that is really amazing. While this area is most known for its activities on the water very few people realize that the Puget Sound area is also well known for golfing; and even fewer people are aware of the golf cruises that are available. Yes, you read that correctly…golf cruises? These cruises com the best of family friendly cruise trips with stops in golf courses in Seattle, Portland, Canada and all the way up to Alaska. Whoever came up with the idea for this combination cruise trip and golfing vacation was an outright genius as these vacations are absolutely novel and a lot of fun.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Golfing – Surfing Combo

There are a number of popular sportive pursuits that have many avid fans and hobbyist enthusiasts. Both golfing and surfing have their fans, but they do not appear to have crossover appeal. That is, how many people Golf and Surf? Honestly? The number is quite a few. However, what many people do not realize that if you select the proper destination you can create a unique vacation that combines golfing and surfing. While there are a number of destinations that can accommodate probably the best would be Pebble Beach, CA as if has both gorgeous beaches that are perfectly designed for surfing and swimming, but also a host of excellent golf courses for the avid golfer. Now, how can a surfing golfer or a golfing surfer go wrong selecting Pebble Beach as a destination?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Best of the Best Westerns (Golfing Wise)

The Best Western hotel chain has been around for many decades, but very few of the specific hotel locations really distinguish themselves. Well, the Best Western in Ludlow, VT really distinguishes itself as a tremendous hotel for golfers as it caters to those looking to have a fun time on the green. In fact, this hotel offers a number of special package deals for vacationers that makes it a great destination for avid golfers. Also, the location has a rich tradition that is steeped in the tradition of colonial America making the surrounding area fantastic for those taking their family with them on the trip.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Children’s Golf Foundations

Probably the greatest joy a person can receive is from helping others and probably one of the most rewarded experiences a person can have would be to become involved with the Children’s Golf Foundation
, a charitable organization located in West Palm Beach, Florida that helps teach disabled and disadvantaged children the game of golf. So, if you are planning on a golf vacation you may wish to add a new and unique dimension to your vacation by participating in such a venture. You could even involve your entire family in it and make the entire experience a collectively rewarding experience for one and all that will never be forgotten.

Monday, November 12, 2007

PGA Tour Experiences

When people think of the PGA, the image that comes to mind is that of professional golfers making history on the green. Now, while that is the most common image of the PGA it is not the most complete image as the PGA is a multifaceted organization that also operated PGA Tour Experiences which offers family golfing vacation packages to a variety of destinations in North America including their most popular destination spot: the Sonoran Desert near Scottsdale, AZ. Of course, the variety of destinations is quite vast and you can select any one of a number of family friendly locations. So, why delay? Plan out your next vacation with PGA Tour Experiences before the summer time is here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Marriot Golf Vacations

So what comes to your mind when you hear the word Marriot? If the image of grand and accommodating hotels pops into your head you are drawing and accurate image, but not a very complete one. That is, the Marriot Corporation is quite expansive and one of their novel ideas is Marriot Golf Vacations. There are a number of packages available which include hotel accommodations and golfing itinerary in such family friendly locations such as “Wildfire’s Escape Package” in Phoenix, AZ or The Rookery at Marco’s in beautiful Naples, FL. In short, there is a great enough variety to meet a multitude of needs and preferences so see what Marriot Golf Vacations have to offer today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Participating in the Annual Nicholas Alexander Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament

While the 9th Annual Nicholas Alexander Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament has just passed there plenty of time to make sure you do not miss the next one which will be held next year in Houston, TX. This is a wonderful golf tournament that raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Texas and by lending your participation to the event you can really feel good about your contribution. As previously mentioned, this tournament takes place in the very vibrant city of Houston, TX which has a great variety of activities for you and your family to take part in when you are not on the green. So consider participating in the next Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament as it will prove to be an experience you will never forget.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Tournament Vacation for the Kids

If you have children, you may have noticed that when you take your kids on a site seeing vacation, they have a tendency to get somewhat bored rather quickly. Kids like active vacations and this is why spending a little vacation time in Wichita Falls, TX and entering your kids in the Texas Oklahoma Jr. Golf Tournament. can be a really fun adventure. Competition can bring out the best in everyone from participant to spectator alike. So, why not take a trip to the beautiful state of Texas and introduce your children to the fun of competitive tournament golf? It will create memories that will last forever.