Travel: USA / Northwest

Chambers Bay A Walk For The Ages

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:21 Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:56

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s the U.S. Open unlike any other.
 
Walking paths going up, down, along and around sand dunes are what spectators have faced all week and it’s so tough that caddies have estimated their walks, inside the ropes, coming in at 8 miles per round.

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Finding Some Green At The U.S. Open – Salish Cliffs A Big Hit

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:14 Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:36

by Alfie Lau
 
The opinions expressed in portions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the editor. Those particular opinions should make themselves painfully obvious - ed. 

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With the U.S. Open making its first foray into the Pacific Northwest, television viewers have been treated to visuals of a browned out and yellow Chambers Bay that is playing fiery fast and much like a British Open venue.
 
But after two days of seeing little green, we decided to head south and find a green golf course. Just 45 minutes away, in Shelton, is the Salish Cliffs Golf Club.

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Portland: A Great Weekend Getaway for British Columbia Golfers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:01 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:50

altPORTLAND, Oregon (Alfie Lau/iG) — Drive to the Tulalip Outlet Mall 50 kilometres north of Seattle and you’d think you were in Canada because the majority of the licence plates are from British Columbia.

But if you want even better deals without having to fight other Canadians for them, don’t mind driving another three hours south, and pack your golf clubs, then Portland, OR, should be your next weekend getaway.

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Portland A Great Weekend Getaway For British Columbia Golfers

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:28 Sunday, 07 June 2015 16:00

by Alfie Lau
 

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Drive to the Tulalip Outlet Mall 50 kilometres north of Seattle and you’d think you were in Canada because the majority of the licence plates are from British Columbia.
 
But if you want even better deals without having to fight other Canadians for them, don’t mind driving another three hours south, and pack your golf clubs, then Portland, OR should be your next weekend getaway.

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Bandon Dunes On A Budget

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 11:15 Sunday, 14 December 2014 22:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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Outside of Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes is the bucket list golf destination for golfers looking for Golf Heaven in the Pacific Northwest.
 
But situated an 11-hour drive from the Lower Mainland and having a rack rate of $310 during the summer, Bandon Dunes can get pricey very fast once you factor in driving time, $260 room rates and the obligatory 19th hole celebrations at the Oregon resort.
 
But what would you say if I told you that you could comfortably golf all four Bandon Dunes courses, plus the 13-hole Bandon Preserve par-3 course for approximately $500, with two nights accommodation and meals in the quaint old town of Bandon?

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