Golf Travel News April 30, 2024

Golf Travel News April 30, 2024

In travel news this week are items from places as diverse as Death Valley and Spain:

Furnace Creek Golf Course At Death Valley Offers New Deals

At 214 feet below sea level, Furnace Creek Golf Course at Death Valley is the world’s lowest-elevation golf course. Renowned as one of the country’s most ‘collectible’ courses, it’s a must-play for golf enthusiasts.

The 18-hole, par 70 course is located on the property at The Oasis at Death Valley, which is comprised of the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley, the Inn’s new 22 casitas, and the family-oriented Ranch at Death Valley, one of the country’s best-kept secrets. A true oasis, just two hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Los Angeles, guests can hop into the spring-fed pool (naturally at 87 degrees) after a long day of golf, bordered by the new pool café and numerous cabanas.

Two packages are available, listed below:

  • Unlimited golf package, promo code UNLIMITED
    • Overnight accommodations at either The Inn at Death Valley or The Ranch at Death Valley
    • Unlimited golf for two people, including days of arrival/departure, at the price of just one round of golf for two
    • Cart rental
    • Club storage
    • Use of sports courts and spring-fed swimming pools
  • Stay & Play golf package
    • Save 15% on overnight accommodations at The Ranch or The Inn
    • Save 20% off one round of golf
    • Save 20% off cart rental
    • Complimentary club storage
    • Use of sports courts and spring-fed swimming pools

Construction Underway on The Horseshoe Bay Resort Golf Academy with Fall Opening Planned

Purpose-built space to include the 80,000 square-foot practice facility at Cap Rock complex

HORSESHOE BAY, TX – Horseshoe Bay Resort, Central Texas’ premier AAA-Four Diamond and Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Award-winning destination managed by the industry-leading Crescent Hotels & Resorts, announced construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art teaching academy with plans to have the space operational in the fall of 2024.

Construction on the 3,000 square foot Horseshoe Bay Resort Golf Academy began January 22.

The exclusive area for members and resort guests features two indoor bays with Trackman and Toptracer technology, club-fitting services, a club repair room (fondly labeled the Dirty Room) and a demonstration area with shafts, grips and clubheads from top manufacturers like Titleist, TaylorMade and Callaway.

The elevated teaching experience doesn’t end there. Once players are finished with lessons they can go outside to one of eight covered bays nearby that all feature the same Toptracer technology that was just used during their respective teaching sessions. Each player will have the ability to see real-time data for each swing.

Packages for individuals, couples, juniors, academies and clinics will be offered. There also will be additional programs designed to incorporate fitness into a session. Holder expects that groups of business executives will reserve the space for team-building activities while sprinkling in a little golf. The Trackman technology can also turn the space into a simulator experience with nearly 200 golf courses available.

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Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Announces Teeth of the Dog Restoration

Golf Course Regrassing and Modernization Project Begins January 2025

(LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – named in GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World” – announces its celebrated Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course will undergo a restoration project led by Jerry Pate Design beginning January 2025. 

Since opening in 1971, Teeth of the Dog has become widely known as Dye’s masterpiece and has been long considered the No. 1 course in the Caribbean. Dye’s genius design hallmarks are all showcased on the dramatic seaside layout: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and a unique assortment of pot bunkers. The seven exceptional oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”

Starting on Jan. 20, 2025, Pate and his team will work on modernizing and updating the classic 18 with an assortment of predominantly cosmetic enhancements, the chief being a complete regrassing of Teeth of the Dog with Dynasty Paspalum – an ideal grass for seaside courses. In addition to the new state-of-the-art turf on the tee boxes, fairways and greens, three inches of sand will be added to the fairways before seeding for improved playability and irrigation. 

Pate and his team will additionally return the surrounding edges of Teeth of the Dog’s greens to their original size as first fashioned by Dye with some slight recontouring as well. All greenside bunkers will be reshaped and expanded to flat bottoms with enhanced faces for a sharper, more dramatic look. All cart paths will feature new concrete along with new rock paths curbing around the tees and greens. Following the modernization, Teeth of the Dog will reopen for resort and member play in November 2025. 

“We are also honored to showcase our two additional Dye-created gems on property for our golfers to play and enjoy during Teeth of the Dog’s restoration,” continues Gagon. “As a matter of fact, up-and-coming Dye Fore has become as popular in the last few years and is on par with Teeth of the Dog as another Pete Dye-designed masterpiece here at Casa de Campo.” 

For more information on Casa de Campo Resort & Villas please call 800.877.3643, email [email protected] or visit:

A rendering of Travis Club Austin’s 15th.


Austin’s newest luxury development partners with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and community leaders on ceremonial groundbreaking

(Spicewood, TX) – Travis Club Austin, Austin’s newest 1,500-acre master-planned community west of Austin on Lake Travis, officially broke ground on its world-class Beau Welling-designed golf course at a ceremony hosted by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

The course is designed by Welling, Founder and CEO of Beau Welling Design (BWD), a golf course design and land planning firm, known for its innovative and responsive solutions to clients around the world.

Along with its golf amenities, Travis Club features 10,000 feet of Lake Travis frontage with access to over 65 miles of water, 30+ miles of private hiking and biking trails, a lakefront clubhouse with dining, along with a private marina, event lawn, pool, and racquet amenities.

With a thoughtfully crafted and minimalist design, the golf course and infrastructure are designed to have minimal impact on the land across Travis Club’s expansive 1,500 acres. Every detail has been meticulously considered, including a range of amenities that are conceived with both responsibility and sustainability in mind. Travis Club’s goal extends beyond establishing the premier private club in the Texas Hill Country. It aspires to set the standard for golf course design excellence throughout Texas.. 

For those interested in more information or a tour of the Travis Club Austin, visit Follow Travis Club on Instagram @travisclubaustin.

Camiral Golf and Wellness invests €1million in golf facility upgrades

Trackman Range technology and redesigned pro shop help further elevate award-winning customer experience at Spain’s No.1 Golf Resort

(Girona, Spain – 17 April 2024) Camiral Golf & Wellness (formerly PGA Catalunya) has invested €1million in golf facility upgrades to further elevate its award-winning customer experience.

As Spain’s No.1 Golf Resort* celebrates its 25th anniversary year, it completes the implementation of Trackman Range technology at its Golf Hub, making it the first venue in the Catalan region to offer the tour-proven golf ball tracking solution, and only the second in Spain to feature its courses on the industry’s leading virtual golf software. 

Further investment at the European Tour Destination has included a comprehensive renovation of its professional golf shop.

The boutique-inspired redesign by Spanish architects Jaime Prous embraces the resort’s Eat, Play, Stay Well philosophy featuring eco-friendly wood, warm lighting and sustainable materials used throughout. The now more inviting space is divided into two distinct areas, comprising a golf reception and a retail space, offering a more personalized experience for all visitors. 

Located within a 20-minute drive from neighbouring Girona, just one hour from Barcelona, Camiral Golf & Wellness boasts two acclaimed golf courses, including the Stadium Course, consistently ranked among the top 10 in Continental Europe. Beyond golf, the resort offers a 300-hectare forested estate, sport and leisure facilities, range of dining choices, nature trails and more.

For more information about Camiral Golf & Wellness, please visit

PGA National Resort Unveils ‘Powered by Champions Package’ Golf Experience

South Florida’s Premier Luxury Destination Elevates Spring, Summer Golf Vacation Getaways

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort – South Florida’s world-class golf, pickleball, vacation, culinary, family, weddings, corporate and group events, and spa destination now showcasing the stunning results of its recent $100 million transformation – introduces its Powered by Champions Package, designed to provide an unparalleled golf experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels to enjoy this spring and summer. 

The Powered by Champions Package combines top-notch golf instruction with luxury accommodations, including newly renovated suites and cottages that are ideal for golf groups. Set against the backdrop of six renowned golf courses totaling 99 holes of exceptional golf, guests can immerse themselves in a comprehensive golf program tailored to their specific skill level. The centerpiece of the package is the opportunity to engage in a three-hour mini-school instruction each day, led by the prestigious Leadbetter Academy. 

The offer also includes a daily round of golf on a choice of either The Palmer, The Fazio, The Match, The Estate, or The Champion (with a surcharge) layouts. Guests also enjoy a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast, golf cart and golf bag storage as well as unlimited range balls. The daily itinerary can be tailored to the group’s desires, creating a getaway experience to be cherished.

In addition to outstanding golf instruction, guests gain access to myriad luxurious amenities including the recently unveiled world-class Spa, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, pools, and exceptional dining. Additional enhancements for relaxation after play can be added to the package, such as an indulgent spa treatment with acupuncture and acupressure to melt the tension away for maximum rejuvenation. Packages start at $1,250 per person (per day, based on double occupancy).

As part of the exciting evolution, two new bold and innovative Andy Staples-designed layouts were added to PGA National Resort’s acclaimed roster – The Match Course (18 holes) and The Staple Course (nine holes). Both opened to rave reviews and joined the famed Champion Course (host venue of the PGA TOUR’s Cognizant Classic) as well as three additional “traditional” 18s (The Palmer, The Fazio and The Estate courses). Few golf destinations offer an array of golf courses as celebrated.

PGA National Resort has an exclusive Members Club with several membership options ideal to continue a vacation lifestyle throughout the year. The Golf Membership includes access to the resort’s six golf courses and Sports & Racquet Club court activities as well as the resort’s myriad lifestyle amenities and rich calendar of social events. For more information on the many privileges of membership, please contact [email protected] or call 561.273.2920.  

For more information about PGA National Resort: visit or call 800.863.2819. 

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