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Argentina, Brazil, Patagonia

Argentina
This is one Latin American country where Europeans and North Americans can feel at ease and travel relatively inconspicuously.
Argentina: The Europe of South America
This is not Mexico, Columbia or Guatemala or like any other Spanish speaking country south of the U.S. border. More like the United States, Argentina was settled by Europeans.
Brazil - A Golfers Visit
I had a choice of 105 golf courses in Brazil. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to play them all, but I enjoyed some of the most beautiful Brazil has to offer. Here are three at the top of my list.
International Golf Travel on a Budget
You may not know that the dollar has in fact strengthened in some parts of the world. Take Argentina (one of my favorites), for example. The dollar is actually stronger today than it was last year. This means more golf for less money.
Winter Challenges Solved?
Has it dawned on you yet that you may not be playing golf for months? Winter has arrived and thoughts of well hit drives are forcefully replaced by thick blankets and snow shovels.
Winter Golf Destinations
Have you noticed the cooler nights, a bit of white on the mountains or that your 6:00 a.m. alarm awakes you to a dark morning?

Caribbean

Barbados World Cup
Barbados is a jewel in the chain of Caribbean islands. With world-class hotels and dining, great beaches and terrific shopping this blending of authentic Caribbean and English charm welcomes its visitors with warmth and in English.
Cruising and Golf - It
I am uncertain whether it was the seagulls or the knock on my cabin door that woke me that morning? A glance out to my balcony indicated we were in yet another port and the smell of fresh coffee told me my cabin steward had arrived with breakfast.

Colorado

Planning Your Summer Colorado Golf Vacation
Winter is the time many golfers start thinking about golf and where they may want to play during the summer. It is also the time that many of the same golfers do not do anything about it.
Planning Your Summer Golf Vacation
Winter is the time many golfers start thinking about golf and where they may want to play during the summer. It is also the time that many of the same golfers don't do anything about it.
Whistler Golf
That golf trip to Scotland just never happened and now what to do? It is getting hot in Colorado and local mountain golf -- well, been there, done that! The place for you, my friend, is Canada and more specifically Whistler. Listen to this!

England

England
England's Golf Coast stretches about 150 miles from Carlisle near the Scottish border to Chester near the Welsh border.
Royal Liverpool
"If they hold it, will they come" was probably said many times by the British Open committee responsible for picking Royal Liverpool as the site for the 2006 Open.
Three English Royals
What countries do you think of when you're creating your short list of places to visit on your golf vacation? I'll bet a mulligan Scotland and Ireland are on your list. But England, does it even make the cut? Probably not!

France

France - Golf & A Lot More
Has your spouse ever said this to you, "Why is it that when you think of a vacation, your mind goes right to your putter".
Planning Your Summer Golf Vacation in France
Winter is the time many golfers start thinking about golf and where they may want to play during the summer. It is also the time that many of the same golfers don't do anything about it.

Hawaii- Big Island vacation golf packages

Cruise to the Best Courses on the Hawaiian Islands
I am uncertain whether it was the seagulls or the knock on my cabin door that woke me that morning? A glance out to my balcony indicated we were in yet another port and the smell of fresh coffee told me my cabin steward had arrived with breakfast.

Hawaii- Maui

Hawaii - A Stop Before Heaven
A large bunker rose to protect the green from any view of the hole. Dad's shot was high and soft. It bounced twice on the green and disappeared into the hole.

Ireland

Buddies Trip to Ireland & Northern Ireland – Part I
My associate and I took ten golfers on a whirlwind adventure that started in Dublin, reach into Northern Ireland, the North and West coast of the Republic of Ireland
Buddies Trip to Ireland & Northern Ireland – Part II
Buddies Trip to Ireland & Northern Ireland – Part II
Golf Trips on a Budget 10 Tips
10 Tips for a Budget Friendly Golf Trip to Scotland, Ireland or England
Ireland
This trip was designed to expose us to the less traveled roads and links of the North and West Coast of Ireland with our golf vacation package. Areas that don't necessarily get the press nor the player pressure of the South and Southwest regions.
Ireland
The only thing better than the golf, hotels, food, scenery and pubs was the people. We felt truly welcome at every turn on our trip
Ireland a Golfers First Round on Lahinch
Peter Hellman, President of Classic Golf Tours, relates his first experience playing Lahinch Old.
Ireland of Ballybunion, Doonbeg & Adare Golf Vacation Packages
I took my annual trip to Ireland in late November. Now, I know that isn't the best time of the year for a golf vacation or to make a visit, but it's a good time for a golf tour operator to see what's new.
North & West Coast Links Challenge
If you are just a tiny bit competitive on the golf course, you need to listen up. We've got a golf trip just for you. So, grab your clubs and your golfing partner and join in on the fun. Who knows, you may even come home with a trophy
Planning Your Summer Golf Vacation in Ireland
Winter is the time many golfers start thinking about golf and where they may want to play during the summer. It is also the time that many of the same golfers don't do anything about it.

Portugal

Portugal: Golfing the Atlantic Coast
As a traveling golfer, I think of myself as someone who has "been there, done that" at a lot of golfable destinations. So, you might find it surprising that Portugal was not on my list.

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Prince Edward Island Revisited
When I wrote my first article about PEI a couple of months ago, I had not been there. But now that I have, I am even more excited about the place. I flew from Denver to Charlettown, capital of the island in July.

Scandinavia

Golf in the Extreme
Sometimes, however, the nuttiest urge comes over me. It's an urge to explore golf courses and places not commonly included in itineraries. If you have played golf for a while, you may understand my urge. It is not that I am dissatisfied with the course
Tee it Up Sweden - Golf in the Midnight Sun
It is fair to ask how a country known for snow, reindeer, skiing, hockey players and pretty blondes can also be home to Annika Sorenstam, Jesper Parnivik and Henrik Stenson and more golf courses per capita than any other country?

Scotland

2007 Golf Year in Review
2007 was a busy year for the Classic GOLF Tours team. Part of that business involved travel. To become experts on golfing opportunities around the world, we must occasionally push away from our desks; grab a flight and hit the links.
Are American Golfer's Ruining Scottish Golf
Scotland is on a golf-building binge of new courses, redesigns, fancy hotels and impressive clubhouses. Interest in Scotland golf vacation package by American golfers is certainly part of the reason for this boom.
Curing Your Golf Malaise
Playing golf on the same course time after time has its advantages. One advantage is that one's knowledge of the course gets better and skills needed to void hazards, O.B. and distractions (twenty-something cart girls come to mind) all get well honed.
Golfing through a Recession
The bad economy masks some benefits you may not have thought of. Transportation costs have fallen and may continue to do so. Lower gasoline prices make a drive to Arizona, California or along the Alabama Golf Trail a bargain this year.
Highlands Golf - The Great Escape
Some times in golf and in life you just want to get away. Fortunately, there are still a few places so remote that the thought a golf course might exist is only slightly less amazing than the discovery of some really good ones.
Olde Scotland Has Some New to Show You
People ask me why I travel to Scotland so often. Other than for the obvious reason that it's fun, Scotland is ever changing and to keep up I need to return from time to time to see what's new. People also say that Scotland is about tradition
Pampering and Golf in Scotland
My wife's squeeze told me I was scoring some major points. The squeeze wasn't for the usual things a good husband does for his spouse such as a thoughtful gift or a gimme putt. No, I got my squeeze for taking her to the Gleneagles Resort in Scotland.
Planning Your Summer Golf Vacation in Scotland
Winter is the time many golfers start thinking about golf and where they may want to play during the summer. It is also the time that many of the same golfers don
Prestwick - Golf of Tradition
Founded in 1851, Prestwick was the home club of young Tom Morris, who went on to dominate golf in Scotland for many years.
Return to St. Andrews
Swilican Bridge is truly the most recognized symbol of golf but it has a much less grand history.
Scotland's Golf in the Northern Highlands
The northern Highlands of Scotland offers some of the finest golf in Scotland and a chance to explore the roots of your own game.
Single Malt Whisky Day
Scotland's Scotch Whisky Month is May!
St. Andrews Old Course
King James IV lifted the ban on golf in 1502. The no golf law was imposed by a predecessor to encourage the practice of archery by the able bodied men of Scotland.
St. Andrews Old Course in 2018 at the best Price
St. Andrews Old Course in 2018 at the best Price! This is the chance you and your golfing buddies have been waiting for!
Tell me if this describes you
I've been thinking about a golf trip to Scotland for months, but haven't done a thing about it. Now it's probably too late and the good courses like St. Andrews are sold out
Turnberry's Tough Love
There were but eight of us starting out that morning. It was blowing hard off the North Sea and the rain stung as it smacked into the only uncovered parts of our bodies, our hands and faces.
Where did my ball go?
"Where did my ball go?" shouts George. To this day, I am unsure if the question was intended to psyche me out and throw me off my game or if George really couldn't see his drive, though short, was right down the middle of the fairway.

South Africa

South Africa: Golf & So Much More
Many of us have a "bucket list". In case the concept is new to you, a "bucket list" is simply a personal list of things you want to do, see or experience before you literally "kick the bucket".
South Africa: Golf & So Much More #2
South Africa is a long way from my home in Denver. To get to Johannesburg or JO-BURG as the locals call it, I took a red eye to JFK and connected to South African Airlines for my 16+ hour flight. There are more civilized ways to make your trip.

South America

Colombia
Recently, I received an invitation from the government of Colombia (that's the country made infamous by reality, novels and grade B movies) to check out their golf courses, hotels, cuisine and other amenities the country available to tourists.

South Pacific

Golfing in New Zealand - The Plan
I leave for New Zealand in April, which if not my most exotic golf destination, is certainly the farthest from home. To get there I take a 12 ½ hour Air New Zealand flight from San Francisco to Auckland, which is located on the northern end of North Isla
New Zealand - I Loved It and You Will Too
In my last article, I wrote about my thoughts on my then upcoming golf trip to New Zealand. I based the article on some research and a great deal of imagination. Well, in April I flew to New Zealand to discover what the country was really like.

Spain

Golf Trip to Costa Brava -- the Spanish East Coast
I just returned from a golf trip to Costa Brava and I was impressed. So impressed, that I have to tell you about it.