Three “Best You Can Play” Golf Courses Await At The Sea Pines Resort


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (May 30, 2019) – All three courses at The Sea Pines Resort have been named to the state list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Golfweek magazine’s annual “Ultimate Guide” that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game. Read more…

Adventure Week At Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto


LORETO, Baja California Sur, Mexico (May 28, 2019) —Adventure Week is coming to  Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, July 15-20, 2019.  Guests may participate in a wide array of activities, including paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, wildlife discovery, nature hikes, mini-golf, beach games and more – all offered as part of a special package. Details about activities and a complete schedule may be found on this linkRead more…

Foursome Of “Best You Can Play” Golf Courses Awaits At Reynolds Lake Oconee


Greensboro, Ga. (May 28, 2019) – Reynolds Lake Oconee is in elite company as one of only three destination golf communities in the United States with four courses named to its state list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Golfweek magazine’s annual “Ultimate Guide” that recognizes the most prestigious venues in the game. Read more…

An Active Father’s Day Celebration At Mission Inn Resort


HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (May 28, 2019) Dad deserves a multi-day Father’s Day celebration. Why not?  Start the festivities a day early and meet dad on the range at Mission Inn Resort & Club—on the El Cazador Trap and Skeet Range.  Read more…

Arcis Golf Embarks On Renovation Of Tour Course At Weston Hills Country Club


DALLAS, Texas (May 22, 2019) – Arcis Golf’s transformation of Weston Hills Country Club takes a major step this week with the start of renovation work on the Tour Course, one of the private club’s two 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designs. Read more…

AHEAD is Official Merchandise Partner of Women’s Golf Day 2019


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (May 21, 2019) – AHEAD announces it is an official merchandise partner supporting Women’s Golf Day (WGD), scheduled for Tuesday, June 4.  AHEAD joins more than 50,000 women and girls, 900 golf courses and 52 countries around the world participating in this international one-day event, which was created to engage, empower, and support women and girls through golf. Read more…

NCAA Championships Come to Blessings Golf Club – An RTJ II Design


There was never a doubt, says Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golf course architect for Blessings Golf Club, that a premier national championship would be played at the stern test he designed near Fayetteville, Ark., for owner John Tyson, the chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc.

“What John always wanted was to have a major tournament on his golf course and I am so happy for him,” said Jones, whose original design and strategic elements that debuted in 2004 remain mostly intact. “John is one of the great patrons of the game of golf and I hope the NCAA Championships are the first of many world-class events on his premier course.”

Blessings, home course of the University of Arkansas golf teams, will challenge the nation’s best collegiate teams for the 2019 Division I NCAA Golf Championships, to be held May 17-22 (women’s) and May 24-29 (men’s).

While Jones’ name is on the original design, he credits Tyson for much of the input on its creation – and all of the credit for ongoing alterations that have earned a 153 slope for the par 72 from the back tees (7,527 yards). By comparison, Bethpage Black in New York, host of this week’s PGA Championship, is rated a 155 slope from 7,468 yards.

“Blessings is John’s passion and he has tinkered with the golf course through the years, much the same way Arnold Palmer would always tinker with his golf clubs,” says Jones, Chairman and Master Architect for Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects. “I am happy that we were part of the original process and have nothing but respect for what John has done with the golf course through the years.”

Jones, who competed for the Yale University golf team in the NCAA Championships in 1959 at Eugene Country Club and 1960 at The Broadmoor – both golf courses he would later help redesign – expects the nation’s best collegiate teams are in for a tough week.

“It was always John’s desire to have an ultimate test of golf,” Jones said, “and The Blessings certainly is that. It is a strict, strong golf course.”

When the women’s Southeast Conference Championship was held in 2012, the winning team score was 52-over par. When Blessings hosted an NCAA men’s regional in 2013, Illinois won at 1-under par, but the fifth team qualifier shot 28-over.

“John always said it was a blessing to play golf, which is how the course got its name,” Jones notes. “But it can be so difficult, people have joked that it should be named The Curse, not The Blessings.”


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RTJ II Golf Course Architects Continue To Grow The Game Globally


Palo Alto, Calif. (May 14, 2019) – Capturing the spirit of the South China Sea shoreline, Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) Golf Course Architects has expanded its global golf footprint to Vietnam, with the much anticipated debut of an original course design at Hoiana Shores Golf Club headlining the company’s worldwide projects in 2019. Read more…

Reynolds Lake Oconee To Host Second Annual Reynolds Cup, Oct. 1-3


GREENSBORO, Ga. (May 14, 2019) – The second annual Reynolds Cup presented by National Car Rental, a golf tournament for leaders in business who thrive on the competition and camaraderie that are the spirit of the game, is set for Oct. 1-3 at Reynolds Lake Oconee, the award-winning golf community and destination resort between Atlanta and Augusta. Read more…

‘Unlimited Golf’ Package At TPC Danzante Bay Gives Golfers Chance To Enjoy One Of World’s Top New Courses


LORETO, Baja California South, Mexico (May 8, 2019) — Resort guests and media alike have concluded that as beautiful as TPC Danzante Bay is in photos and videos, it’s even more magnificent in person. The acclaimed Rees Jones design, centerpiece of Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, has to be seen to be believed and guests who take advantage of the property’s new “Unlimited Golf Package” will enjoy hours playing this seaside stunner. Read more…