Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Torrey Pines Golf Course - North; One of the San Diego Golf Courses Most Loved by Locals

After watching that gripping U.S. Open finale, I suspect many of you are planning, or at least longing for, a San Diego golf vacation and the opportunity to play the South layout Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Well, here's a little secret if you make it out there. While the trophy hunters, chest thumpers, and low handicappers prefer to do battle only on the South Course, one of the most beloved San Diego golf courses among locals is the North Course.

Why? Well, Torrey Pines Golf Course - North is a classic player's course rather than a championship test. It offers good sport, with a good chance to score well, and picturesque scenery. In fact, whereas parts of the South Course pass by hotels and a hospital, the North Course is more fully enveloped by nature. continued...

By: Craig Better of GolfVacationInsider.com

Friday, June 13, 2008

Secrets to Finding the Best Airline Seats for Your Next Golf Vacation

In my previous tip, I shared my secrets for finding the best airline fares and flights for your next golf vacation. Today, I'm letting you in on one of my secrets for finding the best airline seats.

In fact, I am writing this while stretching out in seat 14F on a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-500. As far as coach flying goes, this is one of the best airline seats around. If you don't believe me, check out this 25-second video.

You see, there is no seat 13F (or 13A) on a Continental Airlines 737-500. So, by booking seat 14F (or 14A), you get a window seat that reclines fully and has enough leg room (and, in all likelihood, width) to keep a seven-foot NBA superstar fully outstretched.

You don't fly Continental? No problem. Here's how you can score the best airline seats for your next golf vacation, no matter what airline you use. continued...

By: David Baum of GolfVacationInsider.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Secrets to Finding the Best Airline Fares for Your Next Golf Vacation

Except for when commercial air travel first, ahem, got off the ground, it has never been a particularly pleasant experience. And, given the turmoil in the airline industry today, it has gone from bad to worse. Not only are delays at an all-time high, published fares are up and restrictions are commonplace, from surcharges for even one piece of checked baggage, to the return of the requisite Saturday night stay-over.

As you might expect, I travel quite frequently, and there are a few tricks of the trade that can help make your golf vacations a little better. Today, I am going to share with you one of my secrets for finding not only the best airline fares, but the best flights for your golf vacations.

I always start with the website Kayak.com. Unlike other sites, such as Orbitz or Expedia, that only show airlines that pay them commissions, Kayak shows flights (and fares) from every single airline — yes, even the discount carriers like Southwest and JetBlue. continued...

By: David Baum of GolfVacationInsider.com