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By Larry Olmsted Golf was born in Scotland more than six centuries ago, and it has always been the number one dream destination on earth for a “Bucket List” golf trip. But while it oozes history, excellent new courses continue to be built, and several notable ones have opened in

Story and photo by Neil Wolkodoff In golf, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (RTJ) is in another universe. It is simply the golf version of the Silk Road: 26 courses which span almost all of Alabama, with a unique history, geography, and exceptional golf. The RTJ was the vision

By Brian E. Clark For more than 60 years, the aptly named American Club was a dormitory housing hundreds of immigrant workers who toiled at the successful Kohler Co. making sinks, toilets, other bathroom fixtures and small engines. The imposing structure, built in the Tudor Revival style in 1918, was

By Larry Olmsted When it comes to planning an island vacation in the Caribbean, there are tons of choices, big and small, with arguments to be made for just about every spot. But if you are a golfer, the options thin out dramatically. There are several smaller islands with one

By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island is over 4,000 square miles built on an active volcano, which, when measured from the seafloor to the summit, is over 33,496 feet tall. This is not Maui, so don’t think it’s all about heading the resort, toes in the sand, and maybe one

By Everett Potter Montana’s Big Sky Resort is a skier’s dream, with 5,800 acres of world-class terrain in a landscape that is rugged, challenging, and undeniably beautiful. While Big Sky has all the amenities that one associates with a great ski resort, including an increasingly bustling village, it has never

By Brian E. Clark Roughly 16,000 years ago, the ice dam backing up Glacial Lake Wisconsin – then roughly the size of Lake Winnebago – burst, releasing a biblical torrent that carved out the narrow gorges and unusual rock formations of the Wisconsin Dells. Left behind was a deep, sandy

by Kim D. McHugh Fred Couples, 13 PGA Tour Champions victories, 5-time Ryder Cup member and 1992 victor in The Masters. Bernhard Langer, 36 PGA Tour Champions W’s, 10-time Ryder Cup member and two-time champ at The Masters (1985, 1993). Davis Love III, PGA Tour champ 21 times, winner of

By Kim D. McHugh I’m standing at the blue tees on Hole 3-B on “Pacifico”, a gorgeous course at Punta Mita, a luxe Mexico destination resort. I chose this hole over 3-A since its green is in the Pacific Ocean. Billed as “the largest natural island green in the world”

By Kim D. McHugh In 1889, Colorado’s mining boom netted significant deposits for Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank—so much so that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang paid a visit, riding off with $30,000 in their very first bank robbery. Today the riches can be measured in