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Travel + Leisure GOLF magazine lists the top ten new courses of 2007 - and four of them, including the Course of the Year are public:
- Chambers Bay, Tacoma, Washington
- The Home Course, DuPont, Washington
- Kinloch Club, Kinloch, New Zealand
- Cobble Beach Golf Links, Owen Sound, Ontario
If you haven't read T+L GOLF, you should - it's a great dream book!
One of our favorite sites for information on courses that you are already somewhat familiar with is golfcourses.com.

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Gallagher's Canyon Golf Course, Okanagan Valley and the Pandosy Inn
by: James Murray


The Okanagan Valley with their rolling hills have many picturesque golf courses, which you can play many rounds of golf with either your friends or family, and most overlook beautiful Okanagan Lake. The casual or dedicated golfer can play these very accommodating golf courses. The Okanagan area offers the perfect location and choice for any golf vacation, and one main reason is many months of ideal golf weather which averages over 2,000 hours of sunshine every year. The Okanagan Valley offers one of the longest and driest golf seasons in Canada. Home to over 40 golf courses in the Okanagan Valley, and with Kelowna offering 14 of the main courses in this area, this is the perfect place to plan your golfing holiday.

Home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world is the Okanagan Valley. As beautiful and challenging as they are, each golf course will give you an extraordinary golf experience to take home with you. Gallagher's Canyon Golf Course nestled amongst majestic ponderosa pines, surrounded by rugged mountains and delivering glorious views of the Okanagan Valley, designed by Bill Robinson and Les Furber meanders its way through majestic Gallagher's Canyon. The Gallagher's Canyon course is a championship 18-hole, 6,792 yard par-72 course and with its natural charms will never fail to astonish golfers and is an incredible, inspiring golfing experience. Gallagher's Canyon also has an impressive 9-hole, par 32, 1,984-yard course built along side the main course called The Pinnacle. This clever designed course is forgiving enough for beginners and challenging enough for the experienced golfer. Gallagher's Canyon has been rated as one of the best courses in British Columbia. Score Magazine ranked Gallagher's Canyon golf course as one of Canada’s finest.

When you finish playing your round of golf the fine Kelowna hotels and great motels like the Pandosy Inn allow you to be right in the heart of everything the beautiful "Kelowna" Okanagan Valley has to offer, and from your door of your wonderful room you step into a rash of excitement and activity. Step out of your room at the Pandosy Inn and across a quiet street you will see one of the best beaches in the okanagan valley, "Gyro Beach," it is one the larger beaches and one of the most popular destination spots that welcome people from all over the world and of all ages. Choosing a Kelowna motel like the Pandosy Inn gives you the option to travel British Columbia and take a short trip through the Okanagan Valley for some great golfing, and if your vacation is to be in golfing paradise, Kelowna and the Pandosy Inn is a pretty good start.

Gallagher's Canyon Golf Course in the Okanagan Valley and the Pandosy Inn will make your golfing vacation an enjoyable and memorable golfing experience.



About The Author

James Murray is a successful writer and online gambling expert providing valuable tips and advice for those interested in gambling and online gambling strategies. His numerous articles found on the Internet ,provide useful and factual gambling information and insight. Some of his websites are http://www.casinospokerrooms.com, http://www.bingosbingos.com



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A Good Golf Course Is Half Your Fun
By: Ken Morris


What makes a good golf course? Many people think a golf course consists of nothing more than a large green lawn or field. While it may have this appearance from a distance, a good golf course is much more that. The way the land is laid out is very important to someone looking to buy land to make a golf course. If they choose a large flat piece of land, they'll have a lot of work and expense ahead of them if they want a golf course that golfers will want to keep coming back to.

Although hills may be something that golfers dread during the course of a game, they are also important for the course to help make the game more challenging. A couple of hills will work perfectly. If there were only one hill, some of the more experienced golfers would have it mastered in no time. Trees, those aggravating trees, also make for a good golf game. It takes a really good golfer to be able to shoot around the trees! There should be a nice area for the fairway, an appropriate area for the rough and some sand traps. Some golfers hate sand traps and claim they could do without them, but they add to the game.

The holes on the course need to be all over the place and not in a straight row. If each hole were the same direction and distance, the golfers would get bored very quickly. Even though many golfers complain about certain courses being very difficult to master, these are the very golf courses they want to keep returning to to better their game. These are the types of challenges that make the golfing fun. If playing golf isn't challenging, where's the fun?

The type of grass that is used is important, too. Bent grass greens work the best because the balls are as likely to roll off the greens as with other types of grass. Good maintenance of a golf course is very important in keeping it course golfers will enjoy. Keeping rocks and stones off the course not only helps the appearance but also will make it better for playing. Many golf courses have groundskeepers just for maintaining the course. Speaking of maintenance, the trails for the golf carts need to be kept in good condition as well. When the golfers are riding the carts, they should get as smooth a ride as possible.

Most important is the customer service the golf course owner and crew show to the customers. This is the major thing that will keep the golfers happy and eager to return.

What makes a good golf course? Many people think a golf course consists of nothing more than a large green lawn or field. While it may have this appearance from a distance, a good golf course is much more that. The way the land is laid out is very important to someone looking to buy land to make a golf course. If they choose a large flat piece of land, they'll have a lot of work and expense ahead of them if they want a golf course that golfers will want to keep coming back to.

Although hills may be something that golfers dread during the course of a game, they are also important for the course to help make the game more challenging. A couple of hills will work perfectly. If there were only one hill, some of the more experienced golfers would have it mastered in no time. Trees, those aggravating trees, also make for a good golf game. It takes a really good golfer to be able to shoot around the trees! There should be a nice area for the fairway, an appropriate area for the rough and some sand traps. Some golfers hate sand traps and claim they could do without them, but they add to the game.

The holes on the course need to be all over the place and not in a straight row. If each hole were the same direction and distance, the golfers would get bored very quickly. Even though many golfers complain about certain courses being very difficult to master, these are the very golf courses they want to keep returning to to better their game. These are the types of challenges that make the golfing fun. If playing golf isn't challenging, where's the fun?

The type of grass that is used is important, too. Bent grass greens work the best because the balls are as likely to roll off the greens as with other types of grass. Good maintenance of a golf course is very important in keeping it course golfers will enjoy. Keeping rocks and stones off the course not only helps the appearance but also will make it better for playing. Many golf courses have groundskeepers just for maintaining the course. Speaking of maintenance, the trails for the golf carts need to be kept in good condition as well. When the golfers are riding the carts, they should get as smooth a ride as possible.

Most important is the customer service the golf course owner and crew show to the customers. This is the major thing that will keep the golfers happy and eager to return.

Article Source: http://www.travelarticlesexpress.com


Ken Morris is publishing almost entirely for www.alicante-spain.com , a web page on playing golf and golf courses. You can have a look at his comments on golf in benidorm over at www.alicante-spain.com .