Thursday, June 30, 2005

Orlando golf on a Grand Scale

From the moment you go through the guard gate at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida - you know your in for a special day. Grand Cypress is 45 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. The North and South course opened in 1984, with the East following soon after in 1986. The North, South and East are typical Nicklaus - tall mounds, well positioned water, and tough greens with bunkers positioned to catch slightly errant shots. The New course is a complete contrast to the other courses. The new course was opened in 1988 and is like playing the Old Course at St. Andrews. The driving areas are very large, but well positioned pot bunkers await the unsuspecting Titleist Pro V1x.

Grand Cypress is a stay and play facility. There are 1 - 4 bedroom villa's available right on property. Grand Cypress is offering unlimited golf to their guest from now until 9/30/05. The first round is booked, then the second round is set up day of play.

The golf courses have hosted such tournaments as the World Cup of Golf, Greg Norman's Shark Shootout, Skills Challenge and the LPGA.

Any golfer that is looking for quality facilities, quality service and especially quality golf - then Grand Cypress is your place. To book a stay and play at Grand Cypress, please go to or call 888.333.6103.

Friday, June 24, 2005

TPC Golf- Las Vegas Style

My first impression with the TPC at the Canyons clubhouse from the outside was very classy and understated. Then you are reminded this is a PGA Tour facility and course by the posters from the Michelin Championship and TPC pin flags. Located in Summerlin about 20 minutes west of the Strip, TPC offers a quality golf experience through their excellent service and quality playing surfaces. There are several hotel casinos close to the course and very easy to do a stay and play package in Summerlin.

But let's talk about the golf. It is a great desert golf experience with many trees, deep canyons and even water!!! Multiple sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer from beginner to single digit handicaps. There are still many "gut check" shots to be had from any tees. The subtle changes in elevation along with the desert breeze will have you debating club selection often. Due to a slightly higher elevation than the Strip area, TPC is able to maintain bent grass greens which provide a faster, more consistent putting surface. It a great feature of the course.

I encourage anyone that comes to Vegas to get away from the Strip for a few hours and play one of PGA Tour's finest facilities. You can find more information on Las Vegas golf and book a golf getaway at the TPC Canyons at

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week

Here is this week's Life in the Trap golf comic strip:

(click comic for larger version)

Thursday, June 02, 2005

For all of you beefeaters out there......

Practically every group that comes to Scottsdale wants to know where to have a good steak.
I've compiled a list of good restaurants throughout the Valley which should help satisfy the meat lover in you:

Maestro's- 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.585.9500
Flemings - 20753 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.538.8000
Drinkwater's City Hall - 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.941.4700
Don & Charlie's - 7501 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.990.0900
Pink Pony - 3831 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.945.6697

Don't forget to pack your Lipitor.................

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Myrtle Beach Dining

Living in Myrtle Beach for the past 19 years my quest has been to find a great Italian Restaurant being from New York. I have to say I am quite spoiled, I have dined at all the most popular spots, and then one evening I dined at Luigis, and low and behold I came to the end of my quest, Luigi's has an extensive Menu and daily specials at least 10 a day but the great part is if there is something you really want that is not on the menu or the specials just ask Luigi and he will make it for you, yes there is a Luigi, a true Italian Chef, who does all the cooking himself from the bread, with the awesome dipping oil to the brushetta which is a staple at the eatery on the table as soon as you sit down, to the homemade pasta dishes, My favorite is The Chicken Florentine as well as The Veal Marsala, they only serve Beer and Wine but they have some great Chianti's to choose from, Dress is casual, Luigis is located on 52nd Ave N Kings Hwy, in Myrtle Beach, for dining on a weekend, please make a reservation. Luigis is quaint and the tables fill up quickly, being a locals favorite spot, Phone # 843-692-9294