Travel: USA / Midwest

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Creation Of The Chicago Parks Golf Alliance

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:11 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:06

Chicago Parks Golf AllianceCHICAGO, Illinois — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly announced the creation of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance (CPGA), a group to be led by Mark Rolfing, who will serve as the organization’s President and Founder. In partnership with the City and Park District, the CPGA aims to restore and improve the existing golf courses at Jackson Park and South Shore Golf Courses to create an economic and recreational asset for the South Side of Chicago.

“This is more than simply a unique opportunity to restore a historic public golf course, it’s a unique opportunity to drive resources and investments on the South Side,” said Mayor Emanuel. “And even with this restoration the course will remain a real community asset because we’re going to ensure that the neighborhood golfers who have been hitting the links here for years will be able to continue to access and enjoy it at a reduced rate.”



Branson/Lakes-Area Golf Courses Unveil Renovations and Other Enhancements

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:15 Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:07

altBRANSON, Missouri — While the Branson/Lakes Area has been at the epicenter of U.S. golf-destination news this spring thanks to major events, announcements and awards garnered, a number of changes and additions at area courses are also noteworthy.

Other relevant news emanating from this southwest Missouri Ozark oasis gives players more reason to choose and enjoy the Branson/Lakes Area for their next round or golf getaway.



Singing The Praises Of Whistling Straits

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:07 Sunday, 19 April 2015 11:29

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk


Imagine walking up to a rubble stone clubhouse that looks like a large impressive version of a Scottish country home with a long string of caddies dressed in pristine white coveralls milling about. 
Surrounding the clubhouse are two rugged, windswept courses, one perched on the edge of an expansive coast. Fescue flows in the ever present wind and the bountiful, natural and daunting bunkers haunt your swing thoughts. 
As you stand on a tee box you can see black-faced sheep grazing in the rough and the endless mounds and undulations have you praying your ball simply stays in play when you strike it.
Now you know you are at Whistling Straits.



Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Announces the Zach Johnson Rate Just in Time for Summer Travel

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 22:01 Monday, 13 April 2015 21:56

Zach JohnsonMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM announced that guests can receive 11 percent off stays of two or more nights with the Zach Johnson rate to celebrate the brand’s sponsorship of Pro Golfer, Zach Johnson, and his 11 tournament wins. In the event Zach wins a twelfth tournament, the offer will increase to 12 percent off stays of two or more nights.

“To recognize Zach’s consistently strong performance, and winning 11 tournaments, we want to offer our guests and his fans 11 percent off their stays,” said Aurora Toth, vice president, brand marketing, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Zach shares our genuine commitment to always go above and beyond. He is a dedicated Masters Champion, community leader and family man, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our sponsorship by offering guests this special rate.”