Active / Adventure: Travel to Tee off

In many regions golf is the perfect pastime only for the elite. In other parts of the world, like Scotland, it is just a common fun. How is it in Asia? Or New Zealand? Have you ever thought about golfing in Kenya? Also, come and read about the No. 1 golf destination of this year.


Scotland Crowned ‘Golf Destination of the Year’

Nils Kraus

Scotland confirmed its No. 1 status by taking the top prize of ‘Destination of the Year’ in the annual industry awards held by Britain’s best-selling magazine Today’s Golfer beating the Algarve (Portugal) into second place and Ireland into third. The significant accolade was announced as Scotland launched Homecoming Scotland 2009 – a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, which is being marked with a programme...

Young and Fresh: Tobiano Rocks Okanagan

William Law

If there is any question that time does fly when you’re having fun, take a run up to Tobiano near Kamloops, Canada, and ask Miles Mortensen what he thinks. “It really is an honor to be a part of it,” Mortensen grinned when asked about his role as the Director of Golf at Tobiano. “I don’t feel like it’s work as much as it is an opportunity to be part of a neat experience for myself and for my family.” What began for Mortensen in early 2007 as a positi...

Sport for Elites: Asian Golf Resorts

Laura Maudlin

A mix of extravagant affluence and absolute poverty, Asia may be the most diverse continent culturally but its booming golf industry lacks the sort of quality and range that exists in stronger regions like Europe and North America. Generally speaking the game is still an elitist pursuit here, confined to poor destinations that cater to wealthy travelers or prosperous regions whose affluent golfers pay excessive fees for their pastime. There is little municipal or affordable golf anywhere in Asia...

Kenya: Perfect Climate and Excellent Variety

William Law

Typical rounds of golf in Kenya may, in fact, seem quite atypical. But then again, sometimes the more exotic the destination, the more rewarding the golf experience. Imagine teeing it up on a lengthy course, surrounded by warm air and a plethora of nature. The course, designed for the walking golfer only, as is the country’s norm, sits on the slopes of an extinct volcano. After an exhausting round, you retire to one of Kenya’s numerous peaceful beaches to stare into the heart of th...

New Zealand: Golf, Grandeur and Grapes

Larry Brain

The North Island After arriving in Auckland, you’ll connect for a short, scenic flight to the Bay of Islands. Here, toward the northern tip of the North Island in the Northland you’ll find Kauri Cliffs, Golf Magazine’s 63rd best course in the world and hedge fund financier Julian Robertson’s first New Zealand development. Opened in 2000 and routed among 800 acres of strange fern forest, marshland and cliff tops, this is a fitting introduction to the Kiwi game. There are ...