April Issue Informs Readers How To Access Top Private Courses by Fazio and Norman
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (April 7, 2008) – Subscribers to Golf Odyssey: The Insider’s Guide to Sophisticated Golf Travel are being encouraged to alter their image of Florida’s panhandle, or the “Redneck Riviera” as it’s often called, in the publication’s recently released April 2008 issue. Gracing the cover is the WaterColor Inn, the four-story, 60-room, David Rockwell design that serves as an excellent base for a golf vacation in the region.
While Golf Odyssey gave high marks to the WaterColor Inn, it saved its greatest praise for two private golf courses that can be played by guests of the hotel. Topping the list was Camp Creek Golf Club, “an impeccably maintained Tom Fazio design that rambles over sandy-based dry swamps and dunes.” Also highly recommended was Shark’s Tooth, a Greg Norman design featuring small, capsule-shaped putting surfaces. Only Davis Love’s Origins Course was deemed, “disappointing.”
“Learning about hidden, but worthwhile, golf vacation destinations and gaining access to private courses are just two examples of the benefits of being a Golf Odyssey reader,” said David Baum, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Golf Odyssey newsletter, now in its 17th year. “While we mainly focus on public-access facilities, we are always on the lookout for private golf opportunities for Golf Odyssey subscribers. Frankly, we were somewhat hesitant to venture to what had been called, “the Redneck Riviera”, but we are glad we made the trip on behalf of our readers.”
The April 2008 issue of Golf Odyssey also includes valuable advice on taking a Maui, Hawaii golf vacation, including detailed reviews of the three golf courses at Wailea Golf Club and the two eighteen-hole layouts at nearby Makena. Lodging reviews are headlined by The Four Seasons Resort Maui, fresh off a recent renovation, and its extensive dining recommendations go beyond local ahi with favorites including the remote, but spectacular, Hali’imaile General Store.
For a copy of Golf Odyssey’s April 2008 issue, or to arrange an interview with golf vacation expert David Baum, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; call 800-550-2286; or visit: golfodyssey.com.
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Golf Odyssey, LLC publishes a monthly, subscription-only, printed newsletter and companion website. Now in its 17th year, Golf Odyssey: The Insider’s Guide to Sophisticated Golf Travel, is dedicated to the publication of honest and unbiased evaluations of great golf destinations in the United States and abroad. Golf Odyssey travels anonymously, pays its own expenses, and does not accept advertising from golf courses, resorts or restaurants in order to serve its subscribers with objective information and discriminating advice. Subscribers to Golf Odyssey include PGA Professionals, Fortune 500 CEOs, members of 95 of the top-100 golf clubs in America, professional athletes and celebrities, and world-famous golf course architects. To subscribe to Golf Odyssey and/or give it as a gift, please visit golfodyssey.com.
About David Baum
A former partner at Goldman Sachs in New York City, David Baum is the publisher & editor-in-chief of Golf Odyssey and Golf Vacation Insider. He is a leading expert on golf travel and has played more than 50 courses in five countries in the last twelve months alone. In addition to authoring two golf travel books, Planning the Ultimate Golf Vacation and Planning the Ultimate Bandon Dunes Golf Vacation, he serves as the golf travel columnist for Dealmaker Magazine and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, USATODAY.com, Golf For Women, US Airways Magazine, Bloomberg News, Cigar Aficionado and other national publications.
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