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My Ka’anapali Royal Golf Course playlist

Although I grew up playing lots of different sports, none have kept my loyalty as long as golf has.  Sure, I’ve had my share of moments wondering why I play this infuriating game, but when  I think about life without it, I’m reminded why I love it so much even if it doesn’t always love me back. Read More »

Birdies, Eagles and Bears – Oh My!

The golf season is almost over, but for me, it’s just beginning.  I have only played 8 rounds of golf in 10 months – I know…it’s shameful!  But this weekend, I was fortunate to play The Rock – a Nick Faldo design up in the Muskokas.  My golf guy and I had a blast playing the best and worst golf ... Read More »

Newmark Breathes New Life into Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club

A few years ago I had the pleasure of playing and reviewing one of Canada’s most unique golf courses just outside of Merritt, BC – Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club. It is definitely in the top 5 golf courses I have ever played and so when I heard that it was rescued from receivership by Newmark Group, a real estate ... Read More »

Chambers Bay Takes Golf To A Whole New High

September 12, 2009. That is a day I will always remember because it was the first time I took a course off my bucket list, only to put it right back on. That is the day when golf wasn’t just a game for me – it was an experience – and it was the best experience on a golf course ... Read More »

Golfgal’s Top 10 Holes on Maui

The Par 3 12th Hole On The Challenge At Manele Bay On The Island Of Lana’i Presents Just That…A Challenge – Photo Credit Bryan Outram Well, 2009 finally came to a close. And while I don’t regret its passing, the year did give me some memories that will never fail to bring a smile to my face when they weasel ... Read More »

A Little Piece of Scotland Right In Your Own Backyard

Back in 2004, I was introduced to my first true links course at a Muscular Dystrophy charity tournament – the Links at Boundary Bay. As a fairly new golfer used to the tree lined cathedral called UBC and bridal gardens of a Mayfair Lakes, I was a little taken aback by the stark barren landscape that faced me. I distinctly ... Read More »

Tobiano is Worth the Drive

There’s a popular phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. That’s how I approach birthdays. At our age we don’t “need” anything. So instead of buying yet another golf shirt or club for my golfguy’s birthday, every year I give him a golf experience. This year I chose Tobiano. It had been a busy travel season for us and ... Read More »

Discover Sagebrush – How Golf was Meant to be Played

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a round of golf the way Old Tom Morris did back in the 1800˙s, long before the constraints imposed by modern golf clubs (e.g. pace of play) were introduced to the game? Well, you don’t need to wonder anymore. Just drive 3 hours north east of Vancouver to Sagebrush ... Read More »

Experience the “Experience at Koele” on Lana’i

Last week I gushed over playing golf at The Challenge at Manele on Lana’i in Hawaii.  This week, I’ll share a completely different, but just as memorable golf course on the same island – The Experience at Koele. If you make it over to Lana’i, don’t leave home without giving Koele a try. The Experience at Koele starts at 2,000 ... Read More »

“Heaven on Earth” is spelled L a n a ‘ i

After spending 2 weeks on Maui last year playing golf at some of the world’s most beautiful golf resorts every day, I didn’t think life could get any better.  And then I experienced Lana’i. Only a 45 minute ferry ride from Lahaina, Lana’i is the smallest of the inhabited islands in Hawaii, but one that packs the biggest punch per ... Read More »