6 Reasons to Visit Coeur d’Alene

Celebrated Idaho destination is a summertime eden Chris Duthie While it may sound like a French village, Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) is decidedly all-American. This northern Idaho lakefront community is a favored, family style vacation destination that has become legendary for its five-star recreation, glacier-carved landscapes and four-season events and festivals. The next time you’re … Read more

Jackson Hole Is More Than Iconic Skiing

Region’s Abundant Summertime Recreation is World Class Chris Duthie | Photos © Chris Duthie An hour flight from Denver, Jackson Hole is an iconic, double scoop of heaven that can swoon a die-hard ski bum. But while its wintertime amenities are legendary, this corner of western Wyoming boasts a raft of world-class summertime activities in … Read more

Goin’ to Jackson Hole

Want to mess around? From world-class golf and trout-fishing to heli-skiing, hunting, riding, skating and much, much more. By Jon Rizzi | Photography by E.J. Carr Johnny Cash wasn’t one for golf, and “Jackson”— his 1960s hit that has earwormed me on the hour-long flight from Denver to Jackson Hole—evidently isn’t too keen on the … Read more

June 2014: Tee for Two on No. 2

Golf’s sternest tests come to Pinehurst— and this page. Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer This month, for the first time in history, one facility—North Carolina’s Pinehurst No. 2—will host both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. England’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park will defend their respective championships on the Donald Ross masterpiece … Read more

Take Your Game to Historic Colonial Williamsburg

Follow the LPGA Tour to Kingsmill Resort Chris Duthie | Photos © By Chris Duthie There’s no denying the remarkable pleasures of returning to tried-and-true favorites, which is what the LPGA Tour will do in just a few weeks when it heads east to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg’s singular splendors—golf, festivals, winemaking, top-ranked theme parks, … Read more

Next On the Tee: Lewis & Clark

North Dakota’s 19-course golf trail has been 200 years in the making. Denny Dressman On a late January afternoon in North Dakota, the temperature had barely climbed into double digits. Dozens of ice fishing huts dotted Lake Sakakawea where U.S. 83 crosses the recreational body of water created by Garrison Dam. Pickup trucks parked alongside … Read more

The Seven Deadly Spas

Seven Reasons Why Western Golf is Sinfully Special Chris Duthie | The Broadmoor and La Quinta Resort & Club Photos © Chris Duthie Golf and spa are ideally matched pursuits, a detail not lost on premier vacation properties. Worldwide, resort getaways increasingly cater to travelers who crave this heavenly twosome. For a sampling of the … Read more

Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort is First Class

Take a Chip & Sip Vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains Chris Duthie | Photos © By Chris Duthie Besides searching for the perfect swing, avid golfers also quest for the ideal vacation. A golfer’s Holy Grail is not just a spike-tightening collection of fairways and greens, no sir. What makes the experience truly worthy … Read more

The Wonderment World of Dismal

A new Tom Doak course doubles the allure of Nebraska’s magical Dismal River Club. Jon Rizzi | Photos: Dismal River Never regret anything that made you smile. So said Mark Twain—and one of the prominent signs at Nebraska’s Dismal River Club. You haven’t even slid a tee into the sandy soil and you’re already smiling … Read more

San Antonio Golf is All That

PGA Tour heads to Texas this week Chris Duthie | Photos © By Chris Duthie Coloradoans love to tease our Texan neighbors. It’s probably because Lone Star folk take so much pleasure in bending ears about piddling stuff: father-son presidencies, NBA world championships, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Willie Nelson. Irritating contrivances if you ask me. … Read more