Santee Special


Established in 1946, historic Clark’s Inn and Restaurant has long welcomed travelers to “America’s Value Golf Destination.”

By Brad King

For more than a half-century, traveling enthusiasts making their way through South Carolina along Interstate 95 have enjoyed staying at Clark’s Inn and Restaurant, immediately off Exit 98 in Santee, S.C.

Not coincidently, through the years Santee — located almost exactly halfway between New York and Miami — has become extremely popular for its superb fishing, excellent golf, affordable accommodations and outstanding food and entertainment. Read more »

Wine, Truffles & Golf


By: Claudio DeMarchi – The Traveling Golfer

Barolo, Barbera and Nebbiolo wines from Italy’s Piedmont region are certainly well renowned throughout the world and very familiar to this Traveling Golfer.

Although a truffle is a rare edible mushroom that is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, my first thought when someone mentions truffles is that of the chocolate variety. Not having much of a sweet tooth I can’t say that I indulged much into the truffles, but the wine…well that is a weakness and I did have my fair share. Read more »

Shooting in Sedona


By: Andrew Penner 

After completing two world-class hikes, filling up a couple of memory cards, playing 18-holes of golf, and throwing back a few tacos and tequilas, I slept like a baby on my final night in the high-desert air of Sedona, Arizona. No, it’s not my typical way of doing things – cramming that much fun into one day – however, I was on a shortened time frame. And, thanks to a disaster of sorts that played out on my last visit to Sedona ten years ago, I had plenty of unfinished business to take care of.   Read more »

Playing Through in Puerto Rico


By Anita Draycott

Miguel Suarez, director of golf at Royal Isabela, on Puerto Rico’s windswept northwest coast, describes the course as a “cross between Pebble Beach and St. Andrews…but on steroids.” Certainly, there’s no lack of the WOW factor.

Owned by brothers Stanley and Charlie Pasarell, both born and raised in Puerto Rico, Royal Isabela proves that stellar golf and sophisticated creature comforts can cohabit with environmental stewardship. Read more »

Strokes of Genius


Four Seasons Nevis brings golf and spa to the next level

By Ted McIntyre

With all due respect to the lovely nation of St. Kitts, there’s nothing quite like falling into the warm embrace of their neighbours to the south just moments after landing at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in Basseterre, St. Kitts. Greeted at the baggage claim area by Four Seasons Nevis staff, we were whisked to the nearby port for the 35-minute boat ride of bottomless rum punches to the Four Seasons pier in Nevis, a 92-sq.-km island that sits at the arc of the West Indies’ Leeward Islands, just as the chain begins to dogleg south. Read more »

Rick’s Picks – December 2014


By Rick VanSickle

It’s a mad dash to stock up on wine for the holidays.

Here are a few suggestions that should appeal to even the most picky of your guests. You should be able to find most of these wines at your nearest wine shop. Read more »

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