02/28/2013 9:03 pm
Another great issue of Southern California’s #1 golf magazine is on its way to the hundreds of news stands from San Diego to the valley and from the coast to Palm Springs as we speak. And this one is for the ladies.
Find coverage of the Kia Classic, coming to Aviara March 22-24, the Kraft Nabisco Championship (LPGA’s first major of the year) March 26-April 1, as well as interviews with Paula Creamer, Amy Alcott and Ann Meyers Drysdale.
You’ll also find a guide to golf course wedding & banquet facilities and a killer fashion spread.
Throw in a couple more insider interviews, several great instruction articles, course reviews and travel stories, local news, PGA tour highlights, equipment reviews, messages from the PGA and SCPGA, giveaways, promotions, contests and a little humor, and you have yet another fantastic, out of this world, first rate, can’t miss issue of Southland Golf Magazine.
Pick it up at just about any golf course or country club in the region, Roger Dunn/Golf Mart stores or at more than 80 hotels and resorts.
11/29/2012 7:19 pm
And this is where we all see the payoff. The December issue of Southland Golf will hit the stands tomorrow. The cover story is awesome, a collection of the 40 best and worst moments from the year in golf. You’ll also find an exclusive interview with Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf, a travel piece on the Grand Del Mar, our annual tournament services directory, and a whole bunch of local and pro tour news. Pick it up at your local course or golf retail store. And don’t forget to go like us at facebook.com/southlandgolf. Don’t worry, we don’t try to sell you anything (we actually don’t have anything to sell). We just provide you with breaking news and, a couple times a month, give away free stuff. Fun!
11/16/2012 9:49 pm
It’s deadline week here at Southland Golf. This is one of the most stressful, and fun, parts of the job. This is the week we wrap up advertising sales, put our directories together, edit the stories, lay out the pages and send the finished product off to the printer. This is also when new ads roll in from advertisers, giving us a peek into what they will be promoting in December. A few things to look out for…
The Humana Challenge is coming to La Quinta January 14-20. Tickets and badges are actually already on sale at humanachallenge.com
The feature story in the December issue of Southland Golf will be the best and worst of 2012. Should be a fun, and possibly a little controversial, isue. Hit’s the stands November 29.
10/29/2012 5:54 pm
The desert golf season is back, and that’s exciting. Summer is a great time to get great prices at great courses in the Palm Springs area. And I do play there in the summer for the deals. But overseeding ends in October, course conditions are pristine and temperatures drop to the 70′s, making the Coachella Valley one of the greatest places to stay and play during the fall-spring seasons.
If you’re planning a trip this season, here are a few of my choice selections (and if you aren’t planning a trip out there… you should).
On your way into town from the west, you’ll find Desert Dunes on the north side of the 10 and Escena on the south. Both are very cool, unique courses worth stopping for.
The JW Marriott, also known as the Desert Springs Resort, is an awesome hotel with several restaurants, a spa and two 18-hole championship courses. I’ve stayed there a couple times, even had my bachelor party there many moons ago. Book well in advance though, the place sells out fast.
Classic Club is a great course that’s won a lot of awards and has an extraordinary clubhouse with great food.
Indian Wells is magnificent, Desert Willow was named one of the top 100 public courses in the country by Golf Digest, and Indian Canyons Golf Resort will take you back to the days of Bing and Bob and Dean, when the rat pack used to call Palm Springs their playground.
Then of course there’s La Quinta Resort and PGA West which are, well, La Quinta Resort and PGA West. Home to the PGA’s Humana Challenge (coming Jan 14-20 if you’re interested in watching the pros play).
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is another great place to stay but if you don’t call it home while you’re in town, it’s at least worth a visit for a little adult fun.
There are also a ton of great places to eat and shop. Too many to discus here. But if you pick up the November issue of Southland Golf (on stands Nov 2) at a course near you (or check it out online), you’ll find in it our 2013 Palm Springs Playbook, chock full of all the info you’ll need to make a perfect desert trip.