Travel: USA / Hawaii

The Reawakening Of Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:34 Saturday, 22 November 2014 17:43

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by Jim 'Haka' Claggett

After spending a few cherished days there it's hard to picture Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's famed North Shore as being "sleepy" but that's how Danna Holck, the current general manager, described it during our interview.

"When I first got here I felt  that it was a really sleepy resort because while it was beautiful there wasn't a lot going on and so mostly everybody was at the pool or the beach and that was it," she explained." 
 
So over the last four years it's transitioned from being a sleepy resort to being a resort that's full of adventure, full of excitement. It's just come alive."
 
Kind of like when Rip Van Winkle rubbed the sleep out his eyes.
 
A $45 million dollar makeover, renovation, facelift - pick a verb - will do that to a place.

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Kicking Back In Kaua’i

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:40 Monday, 18 August 2014 09:38

by Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk

 

altThe tropical Hawaiian Islands have always been a top destination for winter weary Canadians looking to tee it up.

The island of Kaua’i in particular, is a popular spot not only for golf but for a family/couples vacation as well. 
 
Kaua’i, also known as the Garden Isle, is the oldest and northernmost island in the chain. It is perfect to visit year round as temperatures average between 20–27 degrees Celsius.
 
The lush vegetation is credit to the perfect combination of heat and moisture.

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From The Fairway: Growing The Game Of Golf One Club At A Time

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 23:10 Monday, 26 May 2014 22:35

by Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)
 

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During my most recent golf getaway to Maui, I played my favourite sport every day at my favourite golf resort on the island – Ka’anapali Resort.  
 
People often ask me, why Ka’anapali when there are so many great courses on the island? And my answer is always the same, “I’ve been playing golf on Maui since 2007.
 
Except for two smaller venues on the east coast, I’ve played every course on the island many times including two on Lana’i.  
 
I’ve even played courses that don’t exist anymore. And although most of these courses are worth the price of admission, they lack something that greets me every time I get out of my car at the bag drop at Ka’anapali – the Aloha Spirit that lives within the people who work there.”
 
Let me introduce you to just one of them – PGA Director of Instruction, David Havens.

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USA Getaways: News & Hot Deals

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 20:05 Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:48

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ARIZONA

Raven Golf Club at Verrado
Tucked in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains northwest of Phoenix, the Raven at Verrado is an exceptional golf experience. In 2013, GolfWeek ranked it as one of "Best Courses You Can Play." One package running through May 31, 2014 includes one-night stay for 2 adults, one meal pp in the Verrado Grille, and 2 rounds of golf (1 pp) from $350 pp. For more information, visit www.ravenatverrado.com.

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A Tale of Two Courses

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:38 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:30

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Mark Corrigan (iG Contributor)

Vacation golf should be a combination of adventure, possibly a sprinkling of history, some spectacular scenery if you’re lucky and it should be with good company. During a recent reprieve from life, I was fortunate enough to play a couple of courses in Maui, some places with some serious sex appeal. The Royal Ka’anapali Course and The Challenge at Manele, located on the island of Lana’I, were my two playgrounds. However they couldn’t have been more different.

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