Tucson Puts on the Ritz

Ken Van Vechten Championship courses, a PGA tournament and sumptuous resorts propel Tucson into the firmament of stellar golf destinations. Who cares if the Rockies no longer train there? Aside from Tiger’s provoked blowout of Stephen Ames in 2006, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (February 21-27) has been the venue for some of golf’s most … Read more

This is Peace, Man

Jake Kubie Gary Player’s wizardry at Costa Baja helps the Mexican city of La Paz escape Cabo’s long shadow Gary Player, fully clad in white, is holding court on the elevated tee at Costa Baja’s par-four seventh hole, his unabashed gusto and energy radiating into a captivated crowd of more than 100 invited VIPs and … Read more

Two Nines and 130 Wines

Lynn Debruin Walla Walla’s stunning new course creates a perfect pairing for oenophiles and golfers. “Surprise, surprise” reads the marketing pitch for this distinctive, vibrant community once best known for its silly name and sweet onions. But I am surprised when I tee it up at Wine Valley Golf Club, where the greens roll about … Read more

The Colorado Double-Dip

Lynn Debruin We all saw the shiny white titleist near the bottom of the ravine, not more than 10 yards away. But on this day, going the extra step to put an extra ball in the bag was not even a consideration. Our thighs, hips and shoulders cried out instead, and urged us to fi … Read more