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Tee Up Crystal River, Florida

By Bill Bauer If you’re itching for a warm and wonderful stay-and-play golf vacation, head to Florida. Finding courses to play on a Florida golf trip is easy, but selecting which courses to play can be a challenge; after all, there are only about 2,000...

2 Resorts on the Georgia Golf Trail

Georgia Golf Trail - Sun Valley #15 hole aerial view
By Bill Bauer The Georgia Golf Trail (GGT) offers more than two dozen magnificent golf courses. The state that’s home to The Masters, Georgia is emerging as a leading golf destination. For golfers who not only like to tee up locally, but also enjoy a...

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

By Bill Bauer It was 1987 and in the award-winning movie Dirty Dancing, actress Jennifer Grey, as “Baby,” asks her father for money on the putting green at Kellerman’s, an upscale Catskills resort. The memorable scene was actually filmed on the signature 16th hole of...

Cherokee Valley Golf Club

flag in hole at Cherokee Valley Golf Club
By Bill Bauer At the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Travelers Rest, South Carolina is a golf course community named for the first people to set foot in Greenville County: The Cherokee. Amassing 452-acres of rolling topography, the Cherokee Valley Golf Club offers...

Golf Georgia State Parks

golf Georgia State Parks Highland Walk
Fore Sure: Golf Georgia State Parks for fun in beautiful settings. By Bill Bauer Georgia is steeped in golf tradition. It is the home of the Masters, the birthplace of the legendary Bobby Jones, and the site of the FedEx Cup Golf Championship. From the mountains...

The Ballantyne: Golf Getaway Trifecta

exterior of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Hotel, Charlotte NC
By Bill Bauer In the Southeastern U.S., it’s not hard to find and play some great golf courses, stay in some classy hotels, and dine in some upscale restaurants. That being said, it’s less common to find all three experiences in one location that are...

Clearwater, Florida’s Belleview Inn and Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater FL
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds, a full-service resort that offers every amenity under the sun AND an exclusive boutique inn loaded with charm, sophistication, and history.

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg SC
Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures abound in Spartanburg, South Carolina, so it’s easy to plan an itinerary where you can indulge in every tasty temptation...

Forest Hills Golf Club

Forest Hills Golf Club
Golf Augusta, Georgia’s other storied Green. By Bill Bauer Recently, I asked a few golfing buddies if they wanted to join me and play Augusta, Georgia. Needless to say, their heads turned, and in less time than it takes to stick a tee in the ground, they...