Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Featured Testimonial

"I brought eleven of the most hard-to-please guys I know on this golf trip. Without exception, everyone was very impressed. Shortly after I dragged myself into the office this morning, I started receiving the e-mails asking when we were doing it again. I would recommend GolfZoo to anyone.

This was my first attempt at setting up a golf trip and I was very apprehensive. Chris put me at ease the first time we spoke on the phone. Chris knew exactly what we were looking for got it done. The trip went off without a hitch. The rental cars were new, the courses were terrific, the accommodations were better than advertised and the top-notch service continued until the day we left. Simply put, Chris did an awesome job!!

'The Estate' is the ideal place for a larger golf group. The Estate was clean, decorated tastefully and had all the amenities (big screen TV, poker table, pool table, swimming pool, and most importantly, the kegerator). Lisa did a great job cleaning, shopping, finding us places to eat and making sure we were always comfortable." - Anthony J (vacationed to Arizona).
Our clients come to expect the best, and they receive nothing short of the best. If your researching for your golf vacation, give us a chance to show you how a golf vacation is supposed to be. Please visit our Testimonials page for more!

Monday, May 23, 2005

"Serenity now"

I just went to Jekyll Island for the first time. In the infamous words of George Castanza's dad, "serenity now" is very appropriate for this golf destination. Jekyll Island has 63 holes of golf at one location. There are 3 - 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course. Each course winds its way through thick Georgia woods and water. All the courses are unique and full of character. While on the island I stayed at Jekyll Oceanfront Resort. This facility has a combination of standard hotel rooms, along with one and two bedroom villas. Amenities include a very good steak restaurant, tiki bar, nice size pool, and live music and karoke on the weekends.

Jekyll Island is the perfect getaway for a group of golfers, just looking to relax and play golf. Jekyll Island is southern hospitality at its finest. From either the Jekyll Oceanfront Resort or the Island Club Hotel - the golf is within 10 minutes.

Next time you find yourself yelling "Serenity now!", help is just a website away - www.golfzoo.com.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Jekyll Island- Golf Zoo's Newest Destination

Jekyll Island, Georgia offers an unmatched variety of golf experiences operating from one facility and is Georgia's largest public golf resort. The laid back atmosphere combined with quality conditions have made Jekyll Island a popular group and tournament site. The pristine scenery and beautifully landscaped oceanside courses make an average day of golf outstanding!
A little bit of history of Jekyll Island: 1924 - The USGA begins tests on Jekyll Island, Ga., to determine the standard golf ball of the future. For over a century, golf on Jekyll Island has shared an intimate relationship with some of golfs legends.... Walter Travis, Karl Keffer, Harry Mulligan, Tommy Bean, Dick Wilson, Joe Lee, & Johnny Paulk... Combined with an array of lodging options and a variety of island amenities, Jekyll is also known as a top golf destination. Individuals and golf groups enjoy the wide variety of golf all played from one pro shop and restaurant. Jekyll Island hotels also offer all-inclusive Golf Passport packages that allow you to visit 10 different golf courses.
Stay tuned- we will have more info for you regarding this new destination soon!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Grayhawk Talon - Better Bring your "A" Game!

Played Grayhawk Talon last Sunday, and was quite humbled, but still impressed...

It had been at least a year since I had played either the Raptor or the Talon course at Grayhawk, so I played the Talon course, remembering that it was a little more forgiving than the Raptor. (The last time I played Raptor, all I could remember was trying to hit 4 irons out of fairway bunkers all day, which lead me to drink myself through the back nine...)

The Talon course is definately the more user friendly for handicaps of 12-20. After having a nice breakfast at Phil's Grille, my playing partner and I thoroughly enjoyed hacking our way around Talon.

The highlight of the day was #17, "Devils Drink" a 114 yard dicey par 3 (wedge) that's is all carry over water. I won the $5.00 "closest to the pin" bet, and then (of course) three yanked it and paid my buddy $10.00. Although either course at Grayhawk has always been a challenge for me, I escaped with a somewhat respectable 87.

The staff (as always) was excellent, and conditions were prime time. The dogs at the turn are one of the best in the valley!

If you're the typical bogey golfer, then I would stongly recommend the Talon course first, then try your luck (and believe me, you'll need some) on the Raptor.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week!

Here is this weeks Life in the Trap golf comic strip- remember- there will be 2 new strips each month- so bookmark us or subscribe to our feed for the updates! Enjoy!

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