Insurance, closed borders, quarantines and methods of transportation are just some of the concerns for snowbirds who usually travel to the United States each winter and while some are still planning on going, many are waiting to see what happens in the next couple of months.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a “significant impact” on bookings at Royal Portush, the venue for last year’s Open Championship, with most visiting golfers from overseas not expected until 2021. Freya McClements has more here for the Irish Times.
It isn’t golf specific, but this video from Global News offers a insight to those in the industry who travel frequently, either for business or pleasure, about what to expect once travel restrictions start being lifted.
“When I stood on the site and saw the amount of ocean frontage, you just knew it was going to yield great golf,” said Canadian Ben Cowan-Dewar, one of the investors in Cabot Point, which is scheduled to open next year in St. Lucia Derek Duncan has more here for Golf Digest.
For those travelling over the holidays or next month to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, a second round of rules have kicked in for those who face delayed or cancelled trips that are within an airline’s control. CBC News has more here.
The golf course at Wynn Las Vegas was once in danger of disappearing from the Strip, but a redesigned version is schedule to open next Friday at $550 U.S. per round. Michael Hiller has more here for the Los Angeles Times.
Within five years, a modest lakeside golf course in Switzerland is expected to turn into a $356-million luxury destination, with a hotel, spa, three restaurants, apartments, hotel residences, a beach club and a remodelled par 71-par course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Jane Peterson has more here for the New York Times.
If you love golf in Bermuda, there will soon be another golf course to choose from with a makeover currently in process for the St. George’s Golf Course. Closed more than a decade ago, the new features are expected to be completed by the end of next year. Jonathan Kent has more here for the […]
A restored version of an iconic golf course, once a hangout for the legendary Rat Pack on the Las Vegas strip, is making a comeback after it was scheduled to be replaced by a lagoon and other non-golf amenities. Sean Zak has more here for GOLF.
A Winnipeg woman wants to know why she was charged in Canadian funds for baggage flying into the U.S. for a golfing trip, but charged in American dollars coming home and if travelers are charged based on point of departure, why she was also charged GST for a flight out of the U.S. Riley Laychuk […]