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Spike has an award-winning writer on the business of golf, golf travel and golf equipment for more than 32 years
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wHERE'S SPIKE HEADing next?
May 1 – The Dormie Club (West End, NC); Talamore Golf Resort (Southern Pines, NC)
May 2- Pinehurst Resort
May 3 -4 – Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Southern Pines, NC)
They Said It
“For these golf holes, our goal is to make them feel unique; we want it to be a completely original experience. It’s going to be very special, hopefully something you haven’t seen before.” – Architect Mike Nuzzo on the 9-hole course at Cabot Citrus Farms in Brooksville, FL
DID You KNOW?
The Picasso Room at Muse restaurant at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin comes with its own Picasso.
Hey, I’m Steve, but you can call me Spike! I’m a multiple award-winning journalist and author who helped define the golf business reporting in the early 1990s as the first Golf Business Editor for Golfweek magazine and later at Golf World and Golf Shop Operations magazines for The New York Times Magazine Group and Golf Digest. I’ve also pioneered this genre at the PGA of America and Time Warner as the golf business writer and editor for PGA.com.
As for my travels, I’ve climbed volcanoes in the Canary Islands, swam with sharks off Guadalupe Island, ascended the Great Wall of China, dived Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, teed off in the Austrian Alps, and shared single-malt scotch with Sir Michael Bonallack at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Kiawah Island (S.C) Golf Resort
Located 30 minutes south of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of the Southeast’s more luxurious destinations. Whether it’s playing golf on the fabled Ocean Course, designed by Pete Dye, or staying in The Sanctuary Hotel enjoying the award-winning spa, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a top favorite.
Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort
Developer Mike Keiser has turned the Oregon coast into a “must visit” destination for golfers around the world, with breathtaking courses overlooking the Pacific. Bandon Dunes offers a plethora of accommodations and restaurants. It’s also a “walking only’’ resort, with perhaps the best caddie program in the country.
Talamore Golf Resort
The “Home of American Golf’’ and soon-to-be second home of the USGA, is unparalleled for golf history and great courses, led by Pinehurst No. 2, the masterwork of legendary architect Donald Ross. Talamore Golf Resort not only provides outstanding courses, but a luxurious stay at the at Pine Needles Lodge and Mid Pines Inn in Southern Pines. Talamore has also hosted the Women’s Open four times.
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