That’s racin’ (and golf) in Daytona Beach

With football season in the rear-view mirror and baseball still on the horizon, let’s turn out sporting thoughts to two endeavors: NASCAR and golf. Each is easily found in Daytona Beach all year ‘round,in this famous beach city, beginning with this year’s Daytona 500, Feb. 18. Daytona International Speedway, just off the junction of Interstates […]

Holiday roads from the Bahamas to Hawaii

For those looking for holiday (and beyond) travel opportunities, here’s some good cheer from some of my favorite golf resorts and destinations:   “Festive Memories” at Montage Palmetto Bluff — Bluffton, S.C. Available through Dec. 30, 2017 — rates starting at $350/night. Located within a 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve in the heart of South Carolina’s […]

Atlantic Grille at Hammock Beach Resort a feast for the eyes and taste buds

The newly re-opened Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla., is the crown jewel of the Salamander Hotels & Resorts managed property, but it’s not the only amenity that has undergone a makeover. https://www.hammockbeach.com/ One of seven dining options at the resort, the Atlantic Grille, in the Lodge at Hammock Beach and […]

Ocean Course re-opens at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla.

The famed Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort, has re-opened after a 13-month restoration project. The Jack Nicklaus Signature design course in Palm Coast, Fla., had been closed for 13 months for renovation following Hurricane Mathews. The oceanfront resort is managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, and is part of the Salamander Golf Collection. Johnson, […]

Hammock Beach Resort celebrating Flagler County (Fla.) history

In celebration of Flagler County’s 100th anniversary and the countdown to summer, Hammock Beach Resort – one of my favorite Northeast Florida oceanfront destinations – has a “100 Days of Summer’’ that will run through the 100 days between Memorial Day to Labor Day. The package includes 25 percent off room rates and a $100 resort credit to use toward experiences such […]

The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort undergoing restoration; will re-open in October 2017

Salamander Hotels & Resorts has unveiled restoration plans for The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. www.hammockbeach.com The Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design and one of my favorite Florida courses, is best known for its six Atlantic Ocean-hugging holes and thrilling closing stretch named “The Bear Claw.” The extensive restoration work, which […]