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Archive for 'Road Holes'

Mystic Links of Ireland: Spanish Point

Mystic Links of Ireland: Spanish Point

(Fourth of an 11-part series) MILLTOWN MALBAY, County Clare, Ireland — For those who have played the hidden and humble gem of a golf course, Spanish Point Golf Club, you should consider yourself fortunate. You survived. [...]

Mystic Links of Ireland: Lahinch

Mystic Links of Ireland: Lahinch

(Third of an 11-part series) LAHINCH, County Clare, Ireland — Sometimes, you can just feel history. It’s beneath your feet as you take an 18-hole walk-around the venerable 125-year-old Lahinch Golf Club in southwest Ireland. It’s [...]

Mystic Links of Ireland: Tralee Golf Links

Mystic Links of Ireland: Tralee Golf Links

(Second of an 11-part series) WEST BARROW, Ardfert, County Kerry, Ireland — From the moment you step onto the grounds of Tralee Golf Links you feel the presence of the golfing legend Arnold Palmer. The first [...]

Mystic Links of Ireland

Mystic Links of Ireland

(First of an 11-part series) WATERVILLE, County Kerry, Ireland — They are seemingly in every little village and every little town across in Ireland, north, south, east and west, yet, in relation to the rest of [...]

Golf and wine: Winning combination

Golf and wine: Winning combination

LEWISTON, Id. — Things are changing here, almost imperceptively, but it’s becoming clear to folks in the Lewis-Clark Valley that this is not merely ”the gateway to Hells Canyon” anymore. The twin cities – Lewiston (Idaho) [...]

A place to get into the swing of things

A place to get into the swing of things

CLARKSTON, Wa. — It was a late Sunday afternoon and the sound of golf balls being hit drew attention to an area between the Quality Inn Conference Center and the Snake River, which separates Washington and Idaho. At first [...]

A Great Northwest golf-wine bonanza

A Great Northwest golf-wine bonanza

By Alfie Lau   Golf and wine are a winning combination in some of the best areas to operate wineries, and a group of writers-broadcasters from the Great Northwest can now attest to that claim. The group from [...]

Youth is being served at Bandon Dunes

Youth is being served at Bandon Dunes

(Second of two parts) BANDON, Or. — The Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has such a great reputation around the world that golfers from 48 countries — and counting — have played one or more of the four 18-hole [...]

A waterlogged journey to Oregon Coast

A waterlogged journey to Oregon Coast

(First of two parts) FLORENCE, Or. – The original game plan was to play 103 holes over a five-day period on the Oregon coast, preferably under various weather conditions – from sunny skies and comfortable temperatures, to [...]

Surf and turf: Riding Gamble’s ‘waves’

Surf and turf: Riding Gamble’s ‘waves’

by John Hughes Special to Golferswest.com  BREWSTER, Wa. — I am a surfer and snowboarder who happens to also like golf…Wait, I kinda love golf. In fact, I would say my top three favorite sports are [...]