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August 2020 Newsletter
TPC Network Golf Vacation Packages
TPC Vacations


TPC Network Golf Vacation Packages

Your Destination For PGA TOUR-Approved Golf

Make your next golf vacation on par with the type of golf experience usually reserved for the professionals. A TPC golf package, which features the amenities, service and remarkable treatment designed for the world’s greatest players, will make your golf vacation a memorable one. TPC golf vacation packages include everything from rounds of golf, accommodations, private or group instruction, and access to our world-class practice facilities.

Celebrate summer with a golf vacation package! Tee it up at world-class destinations like TPC Sawgrass, Home of THE PLAYERS, TPC Scottsdale, host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and TPC San Antonio, host of the Valero Texas Open. Play where the pros play. Play TPC!

Packages starting as low as $318*

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COVID-19 Impact On Golf
Arrowhead Golf Club


COVID-19 Impact On Golf

Get Out and Play Arrowhead Golf Club in Illinois

COVID-19 has had an incredible impact on all facets of our lives since early spring. For months, many of us were unable to see extended family, gather with friends, go to work or school, share a meal at a restaurant or take part in our favorite activities. This list goes on and on, but it is safe to say that almost no one has ever lived through anything like this before. We all hope to be back to normal before too long, but in the meantime, there is golf.

Golf was the only formal recreational activity available to a lot of people for weeks on end across large parts of the country. Many people took advantage of the opportunity and spent more time than normal at their local courses. We also saw people return to the game after years away, infrequent players participate more often and new players take up the game. It’s too early to know if the COVID bump will rival the “Tiger Effect” of 20 years ago but we do know that the short term impact has been positive for the game.

Courses across the country are booking tee times at a pace they haven’t seen in years and more and more people continue to enjoy our wonderful game. Finding the silver lining in what has otherwise been a difficult situation isn’t always easy but golf can help. Call an old friend, your regular group or grab the kids and make a tee time (well in advance) at your favorite course. There has never been a better time to enjoy the great outdoors, spend time with friends and family, get some exercise and play a great game all while naturally practicing social distancing.

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Featured Michigan Resort
Tullymore Golf Club


Featured Michigan Resort

Tullymore Golf Resort

Discover world class golf at two distinct, beautifully crafted by highly acclaimed architects, and offering their own unique experiences. Like “the whisper of the forest tree and the thunder of the inland sea”, these two courses “unite in one grand symphony” and will leave you wondering why you’re not here right now.
The courses at Tullymore Golf Resort are a welcome challenge for novices and experts alike. Find yourself in your element amongst stunning natural settings and choose from two world-class courses, each offering a distinct experience.

With subtle undulations, the Tullymore Golf Club meanders through over 800 acres of woods, meadows, and wetlands. Greens are uniquely varied in both shape and size, and multiple sets of tees allow you to adapt play to your skill level. The course features five par-3 holes and five par-5 holes.
Designed by the highly acclaimed Jim Engh, this par-72 course has also been ranked amongst the top 15 of the 100 Greatest Public & Resort Courses in America by Golf Digest on more than one occasion.

Shortly after opening in 2002, Tullymore was named the number one new upscale public course in America by Golf Digest. With that kind of rookie year distinction, it’s easy to see why golfers keep coming back to this challenging course set amongst the pure, raw landscape of the Michigan wilds.

Discover a course that has been crafted from the dramatic glacier-carved landscape of Michigan at St. Ives Golf Club. Flawlessly combining mystic woodlands, sprawling wetlands, and rugged highlands, spectacular distractions are just par for the course at St. Ives.

Designed by the legendary Michigan golf course architect Jerry Matthews, many consider St. Ives to be his best work. Since opening in 1995, St. Ives has received many awards and accolades including being named among the Top 10 courses in America for women by Golf for Women magazine.

The dynamic nature of this course ensures you’ll discover something new each and every time you play it.

Why choose between two award-winning courses when you can play both in one spectacular destination? Enjoy all of the wonder of Northern Michigan golf, with half the drive, at Tullymore Golf Resort.

Learn more about your next stay and play adventure by calling us today at (800) 972-4837!

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Big Cedar Announces Payne's Valley Cup on Sept 22, 2020
Payne's Valley Cup


Big Cedar Announces Payne's Valley Cup on Sept 22, 2020

Woods, Thomas, McIlroy and Rose Headline A Europe vs. U.S. Battle

Big Cedar Lodge announced today a match-up of epic proportions headed for the Ozarks, as American greats Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas prepare to take on European standouts Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. The Payne's Valley Cup will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, and will serve as the official debut of Payne's Valley, the first public-access course in the U.S.designed by Tiger Woods' TGR Design. The continental match-up will be televised live across the globe on The Golf Channel from 3 -7 p.m. ET, with immediate re-airs from 8 -Midnight ET and 1-5 a.m. ET the next day. An additional broadcast of the event will air on NBC Network December 26 and 27.

The field is fitting for the venue, as Big Cedar Lodge has become a premier destination for golf by attracting some of the worlds' leading course architects to create nature golf at the resort, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw and soon Tiger Woods. The Europe-U.S. competition will be punctuated by the in-the-moment commentary from the players as they all try to be the golfer to set the course record on Tiger's new masterpiece.

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Golf Travel by Design in the Carolinas
Apple Valley


Golf Travel by Design in the Carolinas

From Hilton Head to Pinehurst, These Carolinas Golf Course Architects Have Left Their Mark

North and South Carolina are home to nearly 1,000 golf courses, including the largest golf resort in North America, Pinehurst Resort. Many of the states' layouts bear the names of renowned designers like Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones and Gil Hanse.

But over the years, the Carolinas have cultivated their own crop of talented golf course architects who've set up shop in these two golf-rich states.

For aficionados who collect not only courses but course designers, here's a shortlist of venues to check out next time you're traveling to, or through, the Old North or Palmetto States.

Apple Valley, Rumbling Bald Resort (Dan Maples)

Dan Maples is part of the "first family" of North Carolina golf course architecture, which includes his late father, Ellis and uncle, Henson. Based in the Village of Pinehurst, Maples built a reputation, in part, on his ability to craft eminently playable, always enjoyable mountain-style courses.

Apple Valley at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, N.C. is a case in point. Remarkably, Maples routed the layout so that 75% of all shots are either level or downhill.

It's on schedule to reopen late summer of 2020 with new smooth-rolling Champion Bermuda greens on all 18 holes. Paired with sister course Bald Mountain, the dynamic duo makes for a compelling western Carolina combination.

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