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Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

by on Sep.01, 2012, under Vacations

This past winter, on one of those dreary days in Los Angeles, I decided to head to the desert for a little sun in the fun and a round of golf with my pals.

One of the places that was recommended to me was the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort located in Palm Springs. This resort is owned by the city and managed by Arnold Palmer’s company. With a great clubhouse and some of the most reasonably priced golf in the area, it is now a mandatory stop on my desert golf vacations.

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is one of the premier public golf courses in the desert. It provides world-class golf facilities along with being located right near the Palm Springs International Airport. I was quick to learn that both courses were highly intelligent and bring their own obstacles to bear.

Owned by the city of Palm Springs. Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort offers two courses. The Legend Course, the older of the two, is a favorite of the Palm Springs locals. This course is distinguished by the 40 new bunkers that have been added, the tree lined fairways that have been recently renovated, and severely sloped greens from back to front. The smaller of the two, it plays to 6,600 yards and is a par-72 course that is better set for a little fun which I was entertained to along with the spectacular views that surrounded me.

All skill levels will enjoy playing on this course. This breathtaking and stimulating golf course is just a few steps away from such amenities as a driving range, putting area, a short game area, a golf shop, and Traditions Cafe.

In addition to the Legend course, there is a Ted Robinson designed course known as the Resort Course. This course debuted in 1995 and features rolling terrain that I welcomed, well placed bunkers, exciting waterscapes, and tremendous mountain views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Equipped with four sets of tees it is over 6,700 yards; Golf Digest rated Tahquitz Creek Golf Course as “One of the Best Places to Play.”

There are a variety of very reasonable golf packages. So if you are looking for a great golf vacation and enjoy not only the scenery of the desert, but a fair and challenging golf experience the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is the place for you.

Learn more about Palm Springs. Stop by Mitchell Sussman’s site where you can find out all about a Palm Springs golf vacation and what it can do for you.

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    The Top Seven Golfing Destinations in Northern California

    by on Jul.06, 2011, under Travel

    Northern California is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. This really is more the case than anything within the Monterey Peninsula, which happens to possess four of the top seven golf courses in the upper area of the state. While some of the courses can be fairly pricey, like Pebble Beach and Spyglass, others are quite inexpensive for the standard golfer. All-in-all, the courses listed in the next few paragraphs are places that you’ll want to visit someday in your life.

    While making this decision isn’t guaranteed and can vary based upon personal preference, I believe the selection below encompass what every golfer deems “the perfect course.” So, without further ado, here’s my selection of the best golf courses in northern California:

    1. Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, CA

    The famous Pebble Beach is not just thought of as one of the best destinations to golf in all of California, but also as one of the best courses to play in the world. In fact, it had been the first public course chosen as the #1 course in the world by Golf Digest. The regal course is located directly on the shoreline and offers stunning views of Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

    Developed in 1919 by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, Pebble Beach has hosted the U.S. Open five separate occasions in 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010.

    2. Spyglass Hill Golf Course – Pebble Beach, CA

    Spyglass, nicknamed “the Glass,” was designed by the well-known Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1966 and has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean on its initial 5 holes. This is the second of four courses on this list on the Moneterey Peninsual.

    The course is so widely recognized for its fantastic style and design and beauty, that Golf Digest ranked it 5th on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” Spyglass is also among the courses in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am rotation.

    3. Poppy Hills – Pebble Beach, CA

    This tree-lined golf course is the third course listed in my selection of the 7 very best golf courses in northern California based in the Pebble Beach region. Even though it does not have the ocean views of some of it’s Monterey Peninsual counterparts, it’s tree-lined fairways set the scene for this exceptionally developed course.

    With it’s many dog-leg fairways, Poppy Hills was graded among the best courses in northern California and in the top 20 courses in all of California.

    4. Coyote Creek Golf Club – San Jose, CA

    The Coyote Creek Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in the bay area and is the most preferred place to play for all of the regional sports megastars from teams such as the 49’ers and Giants. Its flawless style and outstanding layout was attributed in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and was given a rating of 4.5 stars.

    5. TPC Harding – San Francisco, CA

    After having a long stint of not being a significant course plus some much needed renovation, TPC Harding is once more a PGA Tour Tournament Players Club course. Harding Park is the top golfing location in the San Francisco city limits and is also very economical to San Francisco and Bay Area inhabitants.

    The course was opened up in 1925 and was home to the 2009 Presidential Cup and the 2010/2011 Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

    6. Winchester Country Club – Meadow Vista, CA

    Tucked away in the foothills in the Sierra Nevada’s in Meadow Vista, this exlcusive Championship northern California golf course was the final course created by the renowned father-son duo of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. The course was considered to be The Best Residential Golf Course in America by Golf Weekly.

    7. Monterey Pines Golf Course – Monterey, CA

    The last choice in my list of the 7 best golf courses in northern California is also the fourth course found in the Monterey area. Monterey Pines was originally developed as a 9-hole course by Robert Muir Graves in 1963. The back 9 was added in 1972 and the course was redesigned during 2009 by Marc Messier.

    Nicknamed the “Navy Course,” Monterey Pines is taken care of and managed by the Navy Golf Program. This course is the best golfing destination for beginning golfers and passionate golfers alike. It’s hard enough to work on your game and satisfying enough to relish a whole round of 18.

    There are plenty of outstanding golfing opportunities in northern California, and the abovementioned are some of the finest. Whether you’re a keen golfer, or somebody that just enjoys getting out there and hitting the links, these courses offer a very good experience.

    For those of you who are a golf enthusiast, and you want more information and additional reading on Northern California golf, follow the link to continue reading.. Free reprint available from: The Top Seven Golfing Destinations in Northern California.

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      Learn Golf Skills Faster

      by on Apr.02, 2011, under Travel

      Research is showing both golfers and instructors that there is a better way to learn golf skills. There are several critical factors which enhance learning.

      Thoroughly learn one skill at a time. Introducing more than one skill at a time restricts the learning of both skills. The way our brains process information demands that we focus on one skill at a time. During the first six hours after we learn a new skill our brain is building new pathways. If a new skill is introduced during those six hours retention of both skills is disrupted. A golf lesson should focus on one new skill at a time. This one new skill should be mastered before moving on to a new skill.

      Sleep following the learning of a new skill is critical. Sleep continues to enhance the learning that took place during acquisition of the new skill. The skill becomes hard wired into the brain. It becomes more automated and reproducible enabling us to carry out the new task without actively thinking about it. It’s important to get a good night sleep after your lesson. The brain builds necessary pathways during sleep.

      Practice sessions must have regular rest periods. A long practice session without breaks actually retards learning. The best learning takes place when we take our attention away from the task and then return to it. Switch back and forth between full swing, putting, and chipping. Returning to a skill after taking a break deepens learning.

      Performance and learning are enhanced when a variety of shots are performed. Learning is superficial if you robotically repeat the same motion over and over during a long practice session. Switching topics encourages repeatedly renewing your focus. Vary the type of shot, club used, and distances so that your brain is constantly having to create and relearn. The depth of your memory is deepened when you force yourself to recreate the motion in a variety of ways

      Learn and enhance golf skills by following these principals: learn one new skill at a time, get a good nights sleep after learning a new skill, take breaks during the practice of routine skills, add challenge to practice routines by varying the type of shot, club used and distance to target.

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