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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals: Hilton Head Island Before It Gets Brisk

August 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

We hate to alarm you, but the summer is quickly coming to an end. Before you know it, the cooler weather will be trickling in, and those pumpkin-flavored lattes will be hitting the bar at your favorite coffee shop. That’s why it’s time to plan one last quick getaway, and Labor Day Weekend is the time to do it.

There’s plenty of sunshine and warmth to be had in South Carolina, so we say skip out of town and head to Hilton Head Island. It’s a nice spot for both those with families and those without, and if golf is your thing you won’t be short on courses from which to choose. They even have that snazzy red and white lighthouse—it’s actually only like 90-feet tall—for selfie opportunities.

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Larry David and President Obama Hit the Golf Course on Martha's Vineyard

August 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM | by | ()

Yesterday President Obama wrapped up an eight day vacation on Martha's Vineyard but not before hitting the links, with none other than Larry David.

Their foursome was rounded out by former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and Glenn Hutchins, part owner of the Boston Celtics. This was the second outing to Farm Neck Golf Club for POTUS who hammed it up for the press on the course a few days earlier.

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How To Get Tickets To Three of the World's Greatest Sporting Events

Where: Brazil
July 2, 2013 at 3:42 PM | by | ()

If Wimbledon has inspired you see all of the world's greatest sporting events in person, here's how you can tickets to three of them.

The Masters

The Masters 2014 will take place at Augusta from Monday, April 7 through Sunday, April 13. The only way to get tickets to the Masters practice rounds and daily tournament is by applying online. You will first have to register for an account and then choose which days you want to attend. But, don't even think about asking for their Pimento Cheese spread recipe.

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Five Classy Father's Day Gifts for Traveling Dads

June 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM | by | ()

Father's Day is only a few weeks away, and we're here to help you out with gift ideas for those fathers and father figures in your life who "seem to have everything" or, you know, "like to jet off to a foreign country at a moment's notice."

We would normally recommend planning a trip for you and your pop to form some long-lasting memories, but we know that's not the most feasible solution due to lack of time and/or lack of funds, so we've narrowed the recommendations down to five affordable, easy gifts for fathers who travel:

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Is This the World's Least Likely Airport Restaurant?

February 14, 2013 at 11:06 AM | by | ()

We’ve got some weird airport restaurant news for you today, but you’re going to need to wait for a bit before testing out the menu. The latest in restaurant partnerships comes from the folks over at the PGA Tour, as apparently their next big marketing push is airport restaurants.

PGA Tour Grill—creative name—is on the drawing board for an opening later this year at San Diego International Airport. The assumption here is that business travelers and leisure travelers alike must be enamored with golf, and as a result they will pay a little bit extra for that cheeseburger to be surrounded by televisions and memorabilia. SAN sounds like it's just the beginning, as they're hoping to bring the new concept elsewhere as well.

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Golfing Bermuda: More Than Just the PGA Grand Slam

Where: Bermuda
July 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

The west edge of the Port Royal course

During the height of summer, all we want to think about are islands. All this week, Jaunted's transatlantic attaché Kai MacMahon will fill us in on what's up with Bermuda lately.

Pound for pound, Bermuda is one of the best golfing destinations on the planet. It's just the truth. With eight courses spread over 21 square miles, the island has the highest concentration of golf courses anywhere in the world; there's approximately one for every two and half square miles. For such a tiny place, that is quite remarkable and, for a little perspective, imagine nine golf courses on the island of Manhattan, which at 23 square miles is roughly the same size as the whole of Bermuda.

We’re talking serious, PGA-level golf too. The PGA Grand Slam will again be played here later this year (October 23rd and 24th 2012), just as it has been since 2007. For those that aren’t familiar, the Grand Slam is the tournament with the toughest qualification requirement of all: to get in, you need to win one of the year’s four majors. Over the years the event has been won by the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman and Nick Price.

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Donald Trump's Newest Enemy is a Scottish Windfarm. Yes, Really.

January 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Donald Trump is in the business of making money. Let's get that straight first and foremost. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Trump is now calling a proposed green energy windfarm a "disastrous and environmentally irresponsible" development...all because it's nearby his picturesque Menie estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The lengthy details of the fight against the building of the offshore windfarm—read more here from Deadline News—of course don't directly name the Trump golf course as the reason for Trump's opposition. For him, says Sorial of the Trump Organization, it's all about the greater effect on local tourism: "People come from all over the world to play courses that are unique to Scotland. They don’t want to look down on electrical turbines." Um. Need we refresh his memory that when the Earth faces a serious energy crisis, nobody's going to give a gosh-darn about the view from his precious golf course?

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Plane Spotting at Bangkok's Golf Course Sandwiched Between Two Runways

Where: Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
October 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM | by | ()

In our Prime Plane Spotting series, we've discovered quite a slew of odd places to get right up near the big jets; there've been coffee shops, a pool, Venetian water taxis and even an IKEA, but never before have we found a golf course.

At Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, an entire 18-hole, par 72 golf course sits between the two runways. It's called Kantarat. Seeing it is believing it, and even better is crossing from hole to hole in a golf cart, waiting for a red light to change so you can drive across the tarmac for your next shot.

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Even the PGA Tournaments Need Volunteers

June 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

Most volunteers dedicate one week a year or a few hours a week to their passion, but Faith Tanner isn't your average volunteer. She's put her life on hold to spend 37 weeks volunteering at every PGA Tour event this season.

For Faith it is a "a healing process" because she had originally planned to take the cross-country trip with her husband Larry, but sadly he died before they were able to complete their goal. So Faith is going it alone in Larry's honor, paying for her own travel expenses to every tournament and tracking each trip on her website, PGATourVolunteer.com.

And, along with documenting her own journey, Faith has some tips for those who want to become PGA volunteers themselves.

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Three Last-Minute Father's Day Getaway Gifts

June 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM | by | ()

If you want to take a break from the usual barbecue ritual for Father's Day, treat dad to a quickie getaway. There are still several last-minute deals that will make dad happy and make you look like the best child he ever had.

Check out these three last-minute trips for dad.

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Five Golf Courses Easily Accessible to Both Fairways and Runways

June 1, 2011 at 9:50 AM | by | ()

If you’re looking for something to do between flights—and you always travel with your clubs—there might be a place convenient to both the fairways and the runways. Check out our picks for some of the best golf courses that are like only 10 miles from the airport or less:

· Colwood National Golf Club - PDX
There’s four courses that are within a short cab ride from Portland International Airport, but the easiest to access is Colwood National Golf Club. It’s so close to the airport—as well as the Air National Guard Station—that there are places where you can see the planes taxi and take off.

It’s a full 18-hole course, and this summer playing all the holes will set you back around $30. There are a lot of red-eye flights out of PDX back to the east coast—and beyond—so we recommend hitting up one of their twilight specials before heading to the airport. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays it's just $9 to play 8-holes as long as you begin after 3:00pm.

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Get a Hole in One in Pyongyang in April, During the North Korea Amateur Golf Open

February 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM | by | ()

So you want to go to North Korea but can't figure out a plausible excuse, hmm? How about golf?! That's right...golf. According to the Wall Street Journal, North Korea is hosting an Amateur Gold Open from April 26-30 and it may not be too late to enter (since we happen to know someone who just did).

The fee is 999 Euro ($1,375), but at least it gets you more than just a few hours' fun of hitting some balls around in the 18-hole Pyongyang Golf Complex; the fee also includes "travel by train into the country from China, visas, meals and accommodation, as well as a 3 day tour of the country." That's 5-star accommodation in Pyongyang, mind you.

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