Course Reviews

There is nothing I love better than playing golf on great golf courses with my golfguy and it’s a double bonus if we can stay and play at all inclusive golf resorts.  We’ve enjoy those wonderfully decadent getaways and hope to do many more!

Our bucket list of courses to play before we hit the fairways in the sky is overflowing.  But here are some winners that we have played so far.  I hope you enjoy them…

Birdies, Eagles and Bears – Oh My!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThe 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 »

Chambers Bay Takes Golf To A Whole New High

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailSeptember 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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 ... Read More »

A Little Piece of Scotland Right In Your Own Backyard

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailBack 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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThere’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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailHave 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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLast 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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAfter 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 »

The Club at Morningside – Golf luxury…pure luxury!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailSpring is in the air is a term that just did not fit the best place on earth this year. In fact, it was warmer in Vancouver during the Winter Olympics than it was from March through April. Golfing was a real challenge unless you like wearing 10 layers of clothing and fur-lined golf gloves. Being a golf addict, I ... Read More »

Maui – where women golfers feel right at home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Last summer the National Golf Foundation released their 2008 report on the number of people who played golf in the USA over the past decade. Of the 25.7M adult golfers in the US in 2008, only 5.2M of them were women – just over 20.2% of the total.  That’s the lowest percentage we’ve seen since 2000. It’s a sad ... Read More »