Every day of the year, the HPR team shares information about our clients with the outside world. And very often, when we come up for air from immersion in the worlds of golf, spas, high-end resorts, and communities, we realize that we’ve learned some things from our travels and tribulations that we want to share, as well. So whenever we are enlightened, amused, maddened, or otherwise touched, we will let you know in this blog.
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 […]
COME UP TO THE MOUNTAIN Desert Mountain in Scottsdale is about to unveil its seventh golf course (and this one’s a little different), as well as an entirely new community and a total revamp of the Nicklaus course that started it all, Renegade. No. 7 at Desert Mountain™ course and clubhouse opens this spring, enhancing the exciting golf lifestyle experience in Arizona’s high desert. This par-54 course is one of only two private, par-54-rated courses in the United States and will serve as the focal point for the exclusive Seven Desert Mountain™ community. It puts an emphasis on fun with […]
LORETO, Baja California South, Mexico (Nov. 29, 2018) — If there was a “Rookie of the Year” award for golf courses, TPC Danzante Bay – the breathtaking Rees Jones design along of the Sea of Cortez and Baja’s majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range – could add that honor to its impressive list of accomplishments. Read more…
No matter what ails you, body or mind (or both), specialty treatments sound better and better, especially as we recover from the holidays and face the new year. Consider the water therapies at Sabila Spa at Villa del Palmar in the Islands of Loreto, the Pineapple Scrub at the Hawanawana Spa at the Four Seasons Lanai, or the Peppermint Rosemary Elegance, a warm stone peppermint body treatment at Wintergreen Spa. We want to put the living well into wellness.
It’s not travel, it’s the experience. HPR is proud to have The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons brands on its client roster, and with them some unique services that are bound to appeal. How about a soap butler, who lets guests select a preferred scent and then carves a bar for in-room use (The Towers at Pacifica, Quivira, Los Cabos)? Personally-customized AHEAD caps, toques, and beanies allow your hat to have the last word. And if you really want to know what how, and what, your body is doing, Golf & Body offers a physical assessment and customized workout from not […]
Whatever your favorite activity, there’s nothing better than learning from the best – whether it’s golf (Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy at Mission Inn Resort or the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade), sport shooting (Justin Jones at the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds), tennis (Shelly Scott, the assistant director at the Wintergreen Resort tennis academy, one of the top 25 tennis resorts in the world), or performance (Kirk Adams, Head Performance Coach at Golf & Body NYC, who has worked with collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes in more than 30 men's and women’s sports).
Did you ever channel your inner Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games)? Or visit Tavares, “America's Seaplane City,” landing on Lake Harris? Or gone whale watching in Los Cabos? Or learn to fly in Lanai? Check out HPR’s clients – Reynolds Lake Oconee (Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds), Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida; Quivira Los Cabos and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai to make these daring adventures a reality.
Yes, stop and smell the tacos … or taste the tequila … or both. On-the-course eateries are raising the bar these days. At Whistling Rock Country Club in South Korea, a tea house finishes each of the three nines. Quivira Los Cabos offers several “comfort stations” that feature full bars and hot, freshly made local specialties. Medinah Country Club has a roving food truck (purchased from the Texas Rangers) and at Cowboys Golf Club in Dallas food and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the green fee.
Speaking of views, the awe-inspiring Quivira Los Cabos boasts two lighthouses (one at 700 feet above sea level and the second high atop the 14th hole), while Bayonne Golf Club’s lighthouse is an architectural feature of its stunning clubhouse…with downtown Manhattan views that will distract and inspire.
Hole locations with views and … water, water, water. We’ve got ’em everywhere — from the spectacular 17th at the acclaimed new Danzante Bay Golf Club (Baja California), to the fabulous 12th hole at Manele (Lanai, Hawaii). Be on the lookout for a renovated Great Waters course (coming in Fall 2019 to Reynolds Lake Oconee, Georgia) and the debut of Hogs Head in Waterville, Ireland, this spring.