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.
Link: Bermuda Golf Course Making A Comeback
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 […]
Link: Iconic Golf Course Making A Return To Vegas Strip
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.
Link: Should Baggage Fees To/From The U.S. Be In Canadian or American Funds, Or Both?
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 […]
Link: Wynn Golf Club To Open In 2019 After Avoiding Massive Development On Vegas Strip
The Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip, which once commanded green fees as high as $500, will open again in 2019 after being spared from development on the valuable piece of land on which it sits. Erik Matuszewski has more here for Forbes.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Named Golf Resort Of The Year In North America
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club has been named the 2019 North America Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). The winners were announced during the opening address of the 21st International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Ljubljana, Slovenia in front of an audience of 1,300 international golf […]
Link: Golf Courses In Myrtle Beach Getting Ready To Open After Florence
The golf haven of Myrtle Beach did get hit hard by Hurricane Florence, but didn’t suffer the devastation that was first anticipated. Other golf courses are expected to open this week, but visitors are requested to check weather and road conditions. Martin Kaufmann has more here for Golfweek.
Link: Golf Industry Braces As Hurricane Florence Bears Down On Carolinas
Golf courses may not be top priority with human lives in danger and potential damage to homes, but the ones that Hurricane Florence was bearing down on are where thousands of people make their living in places such as Myrtle Beach and Kiawah Island, among other places. Stephen Hennessey and Mike Stachura have more here […]
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Takes Golf To New Heights On Its 25th Anniversary
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is offering a unique experience to celebrate its 25th anniversary, with the introduction of its “Heli-va-Game” package that takes guests via helicopter to explore Whistler glaciers with a golf club in hand. After check-in at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, buests are transported by a Head-line Mountain Holiays private helicopter […]
Link: Renowned Miami Muni Faces Uncertain Future
The future of a renowned muni in Miami is in question with other ideas for land usage put forward by soccer start David Beckham and his partners. Brian Wacker has more here for Golfworld.