• Chambers Bay A Walk For The Ages

    The View Of Chambers Bay Golf Course And The Puget Sound Beyond From The Top Of The Golf Course Looking Southwest - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s the U.S. Open unlike any other. Walking paths going up, down, along and around sand dunes are what spectators have faced all week and it’s so tough that caddies have estimated their walks, inside the ropes, coming in at 8 miles per round.

    For us media types, we’re walking a similar amount, but not getting to every part of the golf course. From our media centre, it’s an easy walk to the ninth and 18th greens, and then out to the water, where we can watch the 2nd, 3rd, 16th and 17th holes.

    But the northeast quadrant of the course, featuring the 12th green, 13th and 14th holes, 4th, 5th and 7th holes, is only accessible via Gate 2, which is more commonly known as the hole where residents in the University Place neighbourhood enter.

  • Finding Some Green At The U.S. Open – Salish Cliffs A Big Hit

    by Alfie Lau

    The opinions expressed in portions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the editor. Those particular opinions should make themselves painfully obvious - ed

    With the U.S. Open making its first foray into the Pacific Northwest, television viewers have been treated to visuals of a browned out and yellow Chambers Bay that is playing fiery fast and much like a British Open venue.

    But after two days of seeing little green, we decided to head south and find a green golf course. Just 45 minutes away, in Shelton, is the Salish Cliffs Golf Club.
  • A ‘How-To’ Guide On Viewing The U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    Brown Is The New Green As Evidenced By This View Of The Chambers Bay Layout For The 2015 U.S. Open - Image Credit Kris Jonasson

    by Kris Jonasson, Executive Director - British Columbia Golf

    Tuesday I attended, along with my friend Dana Prince, my first golf event in many years strictly as a spectator.

    Here is what I learned and what you should know before heading down to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

  • Portland A Great Weekend Getaway For British Columbia Golfers

    The Par-3 17Th At The OGA Course On Woodburn Is Protected By Several Green Side Bunkers- Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Drive to the Tulalip Outlet Mall 50 kilometres north of Seattle and you’d think you were in Canada because the majority of the licence plates are from British Columbia.

    But if you want even better deals without having to fight other Canadians for them, don’t mind driving another three hours south, and pack your golf clubs, then Portland, OR should be your next weekend getaway.

  • Salish Cliffs A Great U.S. Open Alternative

    The Iconic Salish Cliffs Logo - Image Credit Alfie Lau

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    So you don’t have hundreds of dollars – or the golf game – to play Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open, but still want to golf championship golf courses in the Seattle area?

    Well, your best alternative may be heading south and west to the Olympic Peninsula, where Salish Cliffs has partnered with The Cedars at Dungeness and White Horse Golf Club to offer an unbelievable golfing deal.

  • The 20 Per Cent Discount For American Golfers

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Thousands of American golfers came to the Seattle Golf Show looking for golf bargains and discovered the 20 per cent discount by planning to come to Canada.

    Thousands of American golfers came to the Seattle Golf Show looking for golf bargains, yet only three Canadian exhibitors were astute enough to advertise to this growing segment of customers.

  • U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

     

    The U.S. Open Trophy Which Will Be Presented To The Winner At Chambers Bay In June Was On Display At The Seattle Golf Show Recently -  Image Credit - Alfie Lau

     

    SEATTLE - The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly.

    Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.

  • Ambiente GC Offers A Breath Of Fresh Air In Arizona

    by Jim Claggett

    Golf courses, for the most part, can be viewed as works in progress.

    There always seems to be something which can be changed from the original design in order to improve the look or simply to keep up with technology as players continue to hit the ball further and sometimes straighter.

  • Las Sendas: A Phoenix Rising

    The rebirth of the Las Sendas Golf Club is complete. Now in the 5th year of ownership, the primarily Canadian consortium of Lloyd & Wayne McBean along with partners Ken Elias, Ian Warrack and John Musil, (American) fulfilled their goal of constructing the additional amenities needed in order to be considered a “world class” golf facility.

  • Take Notah: Begay's Sewailo Course An Oasis In Southwest Tucson

    by Jim Claggett

    Designing a golf course which appeals to the entire golfing community is one of those 'you can't please everyone' types of propositions.

    The latest creation from relatively new course designer Notah Begay fits into that category but the asterisk beside this one is the fact he has taken the building of a golf course in another direction.

  • USA Getaways: News & Hot Deals

    The Access Global program provides members of British Columbia Golf with $1,000 in travel savings credits, pays you $50 every time you book one of our preferred courses, and gets you free golf at over 60 renowned golf courses throughout Europe.  All for just $10 a month! 

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    ARIZONA

    Raven Golf Club at Verrado
    Tucked in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains northwest of Phoenix, the Raven at Verrado is an exceptional golf experience. In 2013, GolfWeek ranked it as one of "Best Courses You Can Play." One package running through May 31, 2014 includes one-night stay for 2 adults, one meal pp in the Verrado Grille, and 2 rounds of golf (1 pp) from $350 pp. For more information, visit www.ravenatverrado.com

  • Return To Fairmont Kea Lani Just Like Coming Home

    by Gord Montgomery


    “Welcome back”

    Those may be two simple words, and a simple slogan, but the meaning behind the greeting at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui is genuine, for the staff is truly happy you have returned.

  • Maui County's Best 18 Holes - Back Nine

    Inside Golf's Travelling golf writer/reporter Gord Montgomery made the sacrificial journey from his home base in Spruce Grove, Alberta to the paradise that is Maui and managed to play some very nice golf courses. And obviously whenever one has that opportunity it's imperitive that a 'best of' list gets compiled. Sooo.....here it is. We started with the first nine of Gord's Best 18 holes in the County of Maui in a previous article. Now we present the back nine.

    by Gord Montgomery

  • The WM Phoenix Open - 'The Greatest Show On Grass'

    by Bryan Outram, Inside Golf

    If attending a major sporting event is in your travel vacation plans anytime in the near future you couldn't do better than making that event the PGA Tour's 'Party in the Desert' - the Waste Management (formerly FBR) Phoenix Open.

  • Maui County's Best 18 Golf Holes - Front Nine

    Inside Golf's Travelling golf writer/reporter Gord Montgomery made the sacrificial journey from his home base in Spruce Grove, Alberta to the paradise that is Maui and managed to play some very nice golf courses. And obviously whenever one has that opportunity it's imperitive that a 'best of' list gets compiled. Sooo.....here it is. We start with the first nine of Gord's Best 18 holes in the County of Maui.

    by Gord Montgomery

  • Maui's Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa - Aloha, E Komo Mai 'Ohana (Welcome, Family)

    by Bryan Outram


    When you arrive at the entrance to Maui's historic Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, a guest is prone to that feeling that everyone likes to experience with their first impression of a holiday destination.

    That feeling, in a word, is, 'Wow'.