New Packages Entice Golfers To Colonial Williamsburg

Dec19

Williamsburg, VA (Dec. 19, 2017) – – Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club announces two new golf packages for the 2018 season offering a wonderful stay at one of seven resort hotels and options for golf at the recently restored Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed Gold Course, the adjacent Green Course by Rees Jones, and the always enjoyable Spotswood short course.  Read more…

The Towers At Pacifica Invites Guests To Reach For The Heavens

Dec19

Los Cabos, Mexico (December 19, 2017) – With its pitch-black skies and zero light pollution, the tip of the Baja Peninsula is a perfect place for stargazing—and the inspiration for a pair of out-of-this-world packages. Read more…

Restoration Work At Quivira Golf Club Is Completed

Dec14

Los Cabos, Mexico (Dec. 13, 2017) – Following a major makeover, the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club has reopened with several enhancements designed to improve visual framing and strategic options. Read more…

RTJII / Eagle Point Course of Year

Dec13

For years, Bob Hyer was an avid golfer always on the lookout to play a course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

In 2013 Hyer heard about an RTJII course in Eagle Point, Ore. – which Jones designed, built and owned when it opened in 1996. Hyer not only played it, he bought the place.

“There was always something about his courses that felt like a special experience,” said Hyer, a successful financial planner from Vancouver, Wash., and now owner of The Resort at Eagle Point, which he operates with wife Chana, along with Patrick Oropallo, who doubles as head golf pro and general manager, and long-time superintendent Dave Stevens, who worked for Jones building on the course and never left.

The “mom and pop” operation obviously has been doing the right things, with The Resort at Eagle Point being named West Region Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

“The award is very humbling,” said Hyer, who has kept a tight 2-handicap into his 60s. “We are just a little boutique destination in a special place that people from all over the country will want to come.”

The Hyers not only restored the luster to the golf course, they saved Eagle Point before a local bank could close it down. Jones, who was Eagle Point’s original owner, was so thankful that his “orphan course” was rescued, he volunteered to help Hyer – who had zero experience in the golf business – any way he could.

“Bob Hyer is someone who loves the game, and that makes all the difference,” Jones said. “He bought the course because of his love for the game. Success like this, as well as earning recognition by golf course owners from around the county, usually happens for larger companies who control multiple golf courses. This is a marvelous accomplishment. I could not be happier for Bob.”

Jones and Hyer quickly became friends – playing golf together and rafting the nearby Rogue River, for example – and Jones has returned to Oregon to help Hyer with a benefit event for the Eagle Point high school golf program.

“I treasure his friendship,” Hyer said. “Our meeting is all very serendipitous. So many positive things have happened. Because of Bob, I have met people (in golf) that I never would have been able to meet.”

With three new chalets (12 total guestrooms) now in place, along with a new restaurant in the clubhouse, The Resort at Eagle Point now begins a new phase, which Hyer sees as attracting not only golfers, but river rafters, and serving as a retreat for tourists on their way to Crater Lake, or visiting the annual Shakespeare Festival.

“All I ever heard was, ‘Stay away from the golf business,’” Hyer said. “But here, I saw positives when everyone else saw negatives.”

As Jones puts it, “The golf course is back in the hands of a good family.”

Unlimited Golf Offered at Spectacular Danzante Bay on Baja Peninsula

Dec13

LORETO, Baja California Norte, Mexico (December 13, 2017) — Play all day, every day on a stunning, newly completed Rees Jones-designed golf course with a reservation to stay at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto on the eastern side of the Baja Peninsula. Read more…

AHEAD Has College Football Bowl Game Fans Covered

Dec12

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Dec. 12, 2017) – With the 40-game college football bowl season set to run for three weeks beginning in mid-December, it is estimated 1.7 million fans are expected to pour through the turnstiles and AHEAD has them covered. Read more…

Director Of Golf At Manele Golf Course Named ‘Resort Merchandiser Of The Year’

Dec07

LANAI, HAWAI‘I, Dec. 6, 2017 – Scott Ashworth, director of golf at the Manele Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, has been named Resort Merchandiser of the Year by the Aloha Section PGA. Ashworth, who joined Manele Golf Course in 2013, will be presented with the honor on Feb. 10, 2018, at the annual Hawaii Golf Ho’olaule’a Awards Ceremony. Read more…

Arcis Golf Properties Honored Among “Best” By Avid Golfer Magazine

Dec07

Dallas, Texas (Dec. 6, 2017) –Dallas-based Arcis Golf, one of the country’s leading owner-operators of golf courses, has all eight of its Dallas-Fort Worth golf facilities honored by Avid Golfer Magazine in the annual “Best of Public Golf” edition.  The magazine recognized golf courses within geographic sections of the Metroplex, as well as in specialty categories that included food, practice facilities, and retail. Read more…

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Comes To Life On Colonial Williamsburg’s New Web Site

Dec05

Williamsburg, VA (Dec. 5, 2017) – Colonial Williamsburg has launched a new web site, with golf pages that make planning a visit or outing at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club simple and easy to navigate at http://goldenhorseshoegolf.com/. Read more…

AHEAD Headwear Launches New Website for Consumers

Dec05

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Dec. 5, 2017) – AHEAD – one of the country’s best-recognized brands of headwear for the green grass, resort, and corporate golf markets – announced it has launched its first-ever consumer website. Read more…