As I’ve discovered on numerous trips to Ireland, the country offers a glimpse of paradise for golfers. The southwest, for example, has classic links courses such as Ballybunion and Waterville, which have long drawn connoisseurs of the royal and ancient game. And superb layouts such as Portmarnock are within easy driving distance of Dublin’s [...]
Bandon Dunes, the iconic Oregon golf resort that Andrew Harper reviewed in last year’s special golf digital edition Hideaway Report, is set to open a new course in May. Built by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the 13-hole par-3 Bandon Preserve is set along the land adjacent to the No. 1 tee at Bandon Trails. The [...]
Andrew Harper, in conjunction with our travel partner Wide World of Golf, invites you to Chicago in September 2012 for the world’s most exciting golf event as America attempts to recapture the coveted Ryder Cup at beautiful Medinah Country Club. Choose between two Harper favorite hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago or the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, and enjoy a members-only VIP golf travel experience.
Andrew Harper consulted with Lexus Magazine to create the following slideshow inspired by his recent golf journey to New Zealand. To quote Mr. Harper: “So why would I consider New Zealand a candidate for the ultimate golf vacation? Its natural beauty is routinely sensational, with glacial mountains and vast, unspoiled beaches. And with so [...]
Located 60 miles south of Palermo, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort occupies a pretty stretch of seafront just outside the town of Sciacca. The new 203-room property is the brainchild of British hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, and it represents the largest hotel investment to have been made on the island for many years. Forte and [...]
Golf in the Dominican Republic has received a fair amount of attention lately: the PGA now holds an annual Champions Tour event at Cap Cana every spring and the Golf Channel’s popular “Big Break” series is set in the D.R. this fall. The country’s most famous course is the Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog [...]
Accommodations, the spa, restaurants, beaches and the nearby golf course at Rosewood Mayakoba are all accessible via boats that navigate the property’s canals and lagoons. From the Harper Collection: “Striking resort in extraordinary 1,600-acre jungle and beach development featuring a remarkable maze of canals, lagoons and pools, a half-hour south of Cancún. Electric-powered launches or [...]