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Fashions on and off the course by the top designers. Showcasing fashion forward outfits by dunning, iconic sports,nike, under armour, lija, lela, ecco and adidas. if you can’t outplay your opponent you can out dress them.

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When it comes to describing Roco Ki, there are three simple words that come to mind; luxurious, exotic and relaxing. Soon to be the talk of the world, Roco Ki will be renowned for its luscious golf courses, rejuvenating hotels, luxurious condos and penthouses. There’s a little bit of something for everyone! Roco Ki is located in the heart of the Dominican Republic, a beautiful island that’s known for its beautiful beaches and outstanding natural wonders that have been wonderfully preserved. A true paradise for many. The countless activities and beautiful sights are what keeps visitors coming back time and time again -- and now that Roco Ki is here, visitors can relax in style and luxury in the hotels that will be available. Resort-style living is a must-have for every traveler. Spending time on the Roco Ki estate means having access to a top-ofthe-line golf course that offers 18 championship holes. The Flado Legacy course contains a plush mangrove forest with views of four inland lakes that are swallowed up by hills and rocky cliffs. The Caribbean Sea is a breath-taking view that every golfer can enjoy on his or her day out teeing. The perfectly manicured golf course, created by Nick Faldo, is a par-72 championship course and it has the longest layout in the Caribbean. It is managed by the elite Troon Golf, who is known synonymously for their creations of ultimate golf experiences. The Flado Legacy course is available to the public, but there are daily-fees. The savvier golfers purchase a membership to get the most out of their golfing experience. There’s a lot of benefits to be had when visiting the Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort. There’s more to the facility than just a golf course; there you will also find fine dining, lounges, a water sports center, spa, conference center and over 300 luxury lodging accommodations. Hole 18

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You will find that the par-3, third hole descends into a tropical sanctuary; there you will find century-old mangroves lining the fairways. Then from there, the game continues through sea grass and dunes before ascending back to the headlands on hole 16. The dramatic El Caiman, or hole 17, offers incredible views of the Oceanside fairways of Pebble Beach; between the months of January and March, it is a premiere spot for spotting humpback whales that migrate through the Mona Passage to the African Coast. The 18th hole is one of six dramatic holes; it was named Des Rezos, or Two Prayers, because it crosses the ocean twice. The most entertaining of the holes, is the 19th; here you will find golfers sipping sweet tropical nectars while sharing tales of paradise. Then to top it all off, there is an immaculate club house that offers a beautiful terrace that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It also offers accommodations like a men and women golf apparel and equipment shop, a restaurant and bar with an open breakfast and lunch; and locker and changing rooms with showers, among many other amenities. Although the Roco Ki offers a championship golf course, it is a place where anyone at any skill level can play. Those that are elite will definitely find the course to be very fulfilling, while those that are a novice or beginner will find it to be a great and fun challenge. There are golf instructions given to those who request the service, so everyone

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can get the most out of their game of golf. There are practice facilities available, fully equipped with hitting nets and chipping areas. Roco Ki is by far one of the most exotic places to visit. Some have come and enjoyed the lifestyle so much that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to stay! Besides the luxury hotels on the master plan, there are condos, single-family homes and penthouses available for sale. There are an assortment of options to choose from; nine to be exact. Every style, from bungalow to beachfront has been included in this ingenious master planned site. Those looking for a great view of the Caribbean Sea can purchase a beachfront or Cliffside condo or villa. Then those looking to have close range to a good game, the golf villas are available. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a little bit of something for everyone no matter what it comes to with Roco Ki. It was built for excellence, luxury and fun and it fulfills that and much more. It is predicted that this best kept secret will soon be out in the open for the world to know, so acting quickly to book a stay or schedule a tour of the residential sites would be the smartest thing to do for the year 2009! G Roco Ki, Dominican Republic For Tee time & reservations call, 888.476.2654 www.rocoki.com

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Among the best in the industry, Miura redefines the weight distribution within the head and gives us the innovative CB-301. Blending the opposing forces of pulling the center of gravity in towards the hosel and moving out more weight towards the toe, the club head squares more fluently. The result is a flawlessly balanced head, superb feel and encouraging a fluid swing. The shaft is perfectly centered making it a tour-worthy iron. With excellent distance control, ball flight and spin, these clubs are as accurate as they come. Made from mild steel with a nickel (satin) chrome finish and clean lines, they look gorgeous. www.miuragolf.com

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This is the ultimate combination of 3-5 J36 Pocket Cavity irons, 6-8 J36 Cavity Back irons and 9-PW J36 Blades! 3-5 PC long irons offer more forgiveness while the 6-8 CB mid irons provide stability and better shot-making ability. 9-PW blades are controllable short irons delivering optimum feel, precision and power. This well-blended set is made of Premium Forged 1020 mild carbon steel. The tapered sole design boosts the swing flexibility. Rifle Project X flighted shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet Grip improve the performance. The trailing edge relief further betters the efficiency from a variety of lies. www.bridgestonegolf.com

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An excellent driver with the pioneering Fast Track Technology – it is a fine-tuning system that allows to quickly impact the ball flight. The flight bias can be regulated for complete ball control. 16g weight relocation mechanism permits the player to be in complete command of the ball trajectory and spin rate. CNC Milled Ti face with plasma welded CORTECH design provides for maximum speed and distance. The high precision clubface performs to the USGA/R&A approved ‘trampoline effect’ limitations. Sleek 460cc silhouette and ultra thin 0.6mm Ti crown offer matchless forgiveness. The traditional and classic head shape is ideal for any decent player. Exclusive Mizuno/Golf Pride M-21 58 Round grip rounds off this remarkable driver. Custom options are available. www.mizunousa.com/golf

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CHAMPIONING STYLE Inspired by the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most dominant player in ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; golf, the ANNIKA Collection combines performance and innovation with style, femininity and modern designs.

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If you are thinking, “Custom fit wedges” then look no further than Scratch Golf Wedges. Specializing in custom fitting, Scratch makes a wedge for every type of golf swing. Offering wedges ranging in loft from 46-64 degrees, 7 choices of exterior finish and 3 head shapes, Scratch’s custom-fitting format matching a player’s swing personality results in an exclusive glove-like fit for golfers. All wedges are forged from 1018 carbon steel (softest steel used in forged golf clubs). Other high quality and tour-worthy features include multiple sole grinds for all swing styles, proprietary ABC groove technology, the ultimate KBS tour wedge shaft with True Temper steel and a clean, smooth look. www.scratchgolf.com

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Premium leather prevents moisture buildup and allows perspiration to escape in dry conditions.

PAUL AZINGER FITS THE BIONIC PROfile. DO YOU? Designed for the player that demands high-performance equipment, the Bionic PRO glove enhances grip without sacrificing the feel required for precision. Conforming with USGA rules, the next generation of the Bionic golf glove has arrived. Developed by a leading orthopedic hand surgeon, this impressively thin glove combines exclusive technology and a “surgical fit” with premium leather that is only available in limited supplies. The results are nothing short of extraordinary. To Order Call 877-5BIONIC (524-6642),

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At a total weight of 750 grams, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about 50% heavier as the putter your most likely using today. The mid-weight is actually lighter than the original heavy putter which weighed in at 900 grams. The science behind the H-1 is sure to improve your putting and impress the rest of your group. www.heavyputter.com

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Made especially for players with an average swing speed (<105 MPH) like most of us, the Tour B330-RX golf ball is designed for the amateur golfer to increase distance and improve performance. It is the softest multi-layer Urethane ball on the market. The soft Urethane cover with seamless 330-dimple pattern is specifically for definite accuracy. The large and soft gradational core allows for more control, feel and forgiveness. The mantle layer offers high repulsion and improved workability. www.bridgestonegolf.com

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G o l f Si m u l at o r When it comes to at-home golf simulators, few match the quality, precision and impressive feature list that the Full Swing Golf Simulator offers. The next best thing to actually hitting the links, the Full Swing Golf Simulator boasts World Championship golf courses, real-time ball flight, interactive practice situations, and enclosure that is strong enough to last a lifetime. www.fullswinggolf.com

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The Callaway uPro is sexier and clearer with its AnyPoint technology, superior digital quality, without the membership fees. What separates the uPRo from its competitors is its superior high resolution digital display complete with aerial photography combined with satellite imagery making it one of the most state-of-the-art technology distance measuring device of its kind. A sexy device that will improve your shot making â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a must-have for any golfer! www.uprogps.com

S k y C a d d i e S G 5 Score like the Pros with The SkyCaddie SG5. Considered the best in the SkyCaddie family and a must-have for any golfer who wants to stick it to the pin with accurate readings to the front, center and back of the green plus from any angle of approach. Using a patented IntelliGreenÂŽ Technology and sporting a vibrant color display for outstanding readability, the SG5 is at the top of its game. For those avid golfers who seek advanced options, the SkyCaddie SG5 also boasts advanced course management features such as a 40 targets per hole, instant distances to hazards, fairway targets and layups. For those fashion-minded players, the SkyCaddie SG5 features user-selected color schemes to match the SkyCaddie with your outfits! www.skygolfgps.com

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A Touchscreen GPS Rangefinder keeps you one-touch away from any shot on the course. The OnPar requires no membership fees or course map fees keeping your budget intact with stylish one-touch flare. Not only does OnPAr provide an intuitive interface display, the OnPar sports a personalized management system, so you can get personal with OnPar and your game for lower scores and more fun! www.OnParGPS.com

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STYLE The type of golf shoe you wear is just has important as the ball you hit and the clubs you use. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technology is not left on the clubs but are also given to the shoes. We have selected two of the favorites amongst the staff here at G Magazine the Nike Rejuvenate and the Adidas Tour 360 LTD which offers style, comfort and enough technology to keep you firmly where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to be.

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The Nike Rejuvenates are equipped with green friendly rubber outsoles and a power channel which improves balance and gives the wearer smoother weight transfer. www.nikegolf.com

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Designed with Thintech to lower your center of gravity and increase your power. The three dimensional molding also gives more support to the midfoot. The 3.0 has a stylish mono-tongue construction, full-grain leather upper with 100% waterproof protection. www.adidasgolf.com

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STYLE Balance from the Mike Weir series features poly carbonate polarized de-centered distortion free lenses with high-contrast tints for enhancing your view on and of the golf course. www.sundogeyewear.com

GR4.02 Polished Tortoise features patented Dual-Zone light filtration which integrates two unique filters in the lens. The dual zone lenses enhances visual acuity and reduces visual stress and eye-fatigue. www.peakvisionsports.com

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The Rimless shield combined with a finely cut lens makes these sunglasses fashionable and functional. The HDL-3C lenses gives you a color rich view of your tee shots and your putts. www.vedalohd.com

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The Waves are made of high impact poly carbonate with titanium lens coating. The stylish frames makes the perfect on the course or just relaxing by the pool. www.arubasportonline.com

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A elegant timepiece on a mans arm is a statement that he has made it. Regardless of the style or materials used a watch with a long heritage is a must. The watches featured on the following pages are prime examples of this Hublot, Breitling, Tag Heuer and the understated Omega are a great start to your journey for the perfect timepiece.

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The Hublot Big Bang makes a powerful statement. The 44 mm Case is 18 k Red Gold the Bezel is Black ceramic and strapped to your arm with a black rubber strap for comfort. www.hublot.com

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The steel case Avenger is water resistant to 3,300 feet with a diameter of 44.00 mm available in leather, rubber or steel bracelets. www.breitling.com

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o m e g a C o n s t e l l ati o n Omega watches are a symbol of success without the arrogance. The Omega Constellation is a prime example. The Constellation comes in a variety of materials and combinations from red gold to titanium and available in a steel or rubber band. So next time your late for your tee time and your sporting a Omega you know its not your watch. www.omegawatches.com

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When it comes to meeting the demands of those in the market for a boat that offers it all — a sleek look with all fixings and the capability for long-range cruising — the luxury boaters are a tough breed to please. That’s where Cigarette Racing Team, LLC, the Opalocka, FL-based makers of high-performance, luxury watercrafts, holds true as the exception. The global company is world-renowned for its innovation, dedication to detail and constant delivery of ground-breaking features. “All of our clients are upper-end people that like nice things and have very expensive taste,” explains Tim Gallagher, sales manager. “They want things that no one else has.” He points out that every Cigarette boat is one-of-a-kind and customized down to even the smallest details such as fabric and paint. “No two are ever alike.” In 2007, Cigarette rolled out with its 49’ Grand Sport, a 18,500-pound boat that runs 83 mph with a pair of 850hp Mercury engines. In a nutshell, it’s a cross between a traditionally sexy Cigarette V-bottom and a brawny utility boat. A year later, after listening to comments from pleased customers, Cigarette added a molded “stairwell” between the two sets of rear bench seats and added touches of “Daytona” styling to the bench. The result: the 49’ Grand Sport Diesel. Originally introduced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the 49’ Grand Sport Diesel packs Cummins 600-horse power diesel engines, high-performance stem drives and Mercury’s Enhanced Corrosion Protection (ECP) into a craft that takes performance, class and luxury to an entirely new level. Plus, it’s the first Cigarette stern drive boat developed that can withstand salt water.

Top: 49’ Grand Sport is the latest offering from the legendary boat factory Left: The large cabin sports 7’ of headroom, a wet bar, 17” LCD entertainment system, double berth and a full size enclosed shower and head. The cockpit is spacious.

The 49’ Grand Sport and the 49’ Grand Sport Diesel are the perfect examples of how the needs of Cigarette’s customers have evolved over time, Gallagher adds. “It’s what everyone has been asking for us over the past several years. They want high-performance, more space, more amenities but with the looks and performance of an off-shore boat — and that’s exactly what we’ve given them.” G­­­­­ Cigarette Racing For more information call, 305.931.4564 www.cigaretteracing.com

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Extraordinary Play at the Western Home of Golf and Hospitality Nestled at the base of California’s picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains is the jewel of Palm Springs, La Quinta Resort & Club, the very name of which conjures up the Hollywood glamour of famous guests like Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and Frank Capra. Spread across 45 lush acres of beautifully manicured grounds, the Resort’s Spanishstyle casitas, suites and villas share a colorful history dotted with starlets, industry moguls and high-society jetsetters. Today, this legendary retreat continues to appeal to high-profile executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and even the average fun-loving family of four. With 41 sparkling pools to lounge by, miles of hiking trails, 23 tennis courts, 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta and an assortment of shops and boutiques to wander through, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family while you’re out enjoying one of 5 championship golf courses. Widely proclaimed the Western Home of Golf and Hospitality in America, the La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST together offer a premiere destination for guests to enjoy a host of activities or simply unwind. The Resort is home to the Jim McLean Golf School, named the #1 Golf School in America by U.S. News & World Report, CNN and Travel + Leisure. What better place to perfect your swing than this scenic desert oasis, a host to some of golf ’s top tournaments which have included the Bob Hope Classic, Skins Game, PGA Grand Slam of Golf and PGA TOUR Q-School, among others. As if these offerings alone are not enough to draw you out to the links this summer, consider the Resort’s Play It Your Way package. You get unlimited golf and tennis, with dining, spa treatments and resort fee for an all-inclusive starting price of $299 per night –all with the exceptional service La Quinta Resort & Club is known for. Read all the details and conveniently book reservations online at laquintaresort.com/playyourway or call 888-722-9171.

Golfers from around the world come to La Quinta Resort & Club to test their skills on 90 championship holes, including: La Quinta Resort Mountain Course: Famous for its unique design and stunning visuals, this challenging Pete Dye layout is ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” La Quinta Resort Dunes Course: This Pete Dye-designed course provides a relaxing round of golf surrounded by dramatic landscapes. PGA WEST Stadium Golf® Course: Ranked among Golfweek’s “Top 50 Resort Courses,” this Pete Dye jewel is described as a “must play” for all who seek the ultimate challenge. PGA WEST® Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course: This course combines dramatic backdrops with challenging design to leave a lasting impression on golfers of every level. PGA WEST® Greg Norman Course: Spectacular desert terrain with limited turf gives players a unique and challenging experience.

Come out and play. With all-inclusive pricing and unlimited opportunities to play, the legendary La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST gives you every reason to stay this summer. Enjoy play on one of five championship golf courses, 23 tennis courts, spa treatments and exceptional diningâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;unlimited play for the entire family.

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superiority in golf resorts. Host to the PGA TOUR’s FBR Open, TPC Scottsdale’s glorious par-71, 7,216- yard Stadium Course deserves the various awards and honors it has won. The legendary FBR open is the largest spectator golf event in the world. The celebrated 16th hole draws the thousands of fans giving this short par-3 the “stadium” ambiance. This hole is where world’s greatest golfers make history. With the PGA TOUR-quality maintenance throughout the year, you can test your own personal golf skill on these fairways when the professionals are not competing. The Stadium Course delivers the perfect blend of challenge and playability to amateurs and experts alike. Golf Digest has named it as one of the “Top 10 Public Golf Courses in Arizona”. Praised for its exceptional environmental stewardship, the Stadium Course was the first golf course in Arizona to be designated an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary System. The par-71, 7,115 yard Champions Course, designed specifically to merge flawlessly into the natural desert terrain, offers the PGA TOUR-quality outing at a much lesser fee. The complete desert golf experience while being wallet-friendly! It is lauded by Golfweek Magazine as “One of the Best Top 30 Municipal Courses”. Immaculate greens, rolling Bermuda fairways, challenging bunkers, scenic foothills, strategic finishing holes, natural ravines and a modern clubhouse – it is the all-inclusive golf package par excellence for golfers of all skill levels. Champion’s Course 2nd hole fairway and green backdropped by the McDowell Mountains

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Not only is TPC Scottsdale touted as one of the Top 3 golf facilities in Arizona for first-rate service and professional staff excelling in customizing Group Golf Tournaments & Outings, but it is also, “One of the Top 50 Golf and Resort Destinations in the World” (Conde Nast Traveler) and “One of the Top 50 Golf Course for Women in the U.S” . So whether it’s a family golfing holiday or your own golf tournament with buddies or a business gathering, look no further than the TPC Scottsdale Stadium and Champion Course. Revel in the finest golf resort with PGA TOUR-quality amenities and facilities. Play where the pros play. Experience the best in fine dining. Get treated like a VIP. What more can you ask for? G

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Where to Stay When playing at the TPC Scottsdale check out and check in to the Mondrian Hotel. The Mondrian in all its glamour and contemporary design is perfect for the weekend warrior. The hotel is prime for lounging either in the luxurious spa after your round or burning the midnight oil at the world famous Sky Bar basically its up to you or perhaps you can enjoy a little of both. The renovated rooms have 42 -inch flat screens and iPod hookups to fill you entertainment needs. So play your 18 holes and come back and enjoy your stay at the Mondrian in Scottsdale. For more information & Reservations check out www.mondrianscottsdale.com

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Few destinations can offer the blend of lakeside living, exquisite mountain golf, gourmet dining and cozy, yet sophisticated accommodations that The Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway does. The Greystone Inn, a consistent AAA Four Diamond award winner, is located on a pristine, clear blue lake in Western North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Ridge Mountains, less than an hour from Asheville, N.C. The Greystone Inn offers an ideal combination of modern amenities and historical charm for the perfect escape from everyday life. Perched atop a hill overlooking North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest private lake, guests of the The Greystone Inn will experience a retreat like no other. Offering the finest in golf, spa, tennis, hiking, croquet and water sports - The Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway delivers an array of fun the entire family will enjoy.

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Enjoy golf on our award-winning par-71 course, recently named one of North Carolina’s Best New Courses for 2009. During September, guests of The Greystone Inn receive complimentary greens fees Monday through Friday. Your daily room tariff includes a 7-course gourmet dinner, a sunset champagne lake cruise, a high country breakfast, access to Lake Toxaway Country Club, tennis and croquet. For more information or to book your stay, visit online at www.greystoneinn.com.

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Trying to understand what a vacation or lifestyle destination is like from the outside looking in can be difficult. And informed decisions can mean the difference between wishing for a great getaway experience and ensuring one. A consortium of six golf-and-resort lifestyle properties in Alberta, Canada understand this and have banded together to offer as fine a collection as perhaps exists in North America. And they’ve helped prospective visitors better understand what they offer through their brand tagline – “Canadian Rockies Golf: Historic. Dramatic. Untamed.” Here are the precise reasons why each of these descriptive words were selected by this group, which includes Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Canmore Golf & Curling Club, Silvertip Resort, and The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Historic. With two revered, classical era golf course designs by Stanley Thompson – at The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – two Robert Trent Jones Sr. masterpieces at Kananaskis Country Golf Course, and The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel – which is styled after a Scottish baronial castle and built in the late 19th Century – the destination is a tribute to elegant, timeless designs from a bygone era. Yet it offers all the modern conveniences and amenities, but without overdevelopment thanks to being located in either federal parks (the two Fairmont resorts) or an idyllic, rural oasis (Kananaskis Country).

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All six of the courses in the area – with a combined 135 holes and an additional new 18 soon to arrive along side Stewart Creek – are decorated by towering, majestic mountain peaks which are so close they seem within arm’s reach. Distraction by natural wonder is a distinct reality when playing golf in the Canadian Rockies. Silvertip and Stewart Creek not only offer great drama in their course designs, which wind up and down and around the stunning terrain, but also are preferred sites for weddings and corporate retreats. They also are popular vacation- and/or second-home destinations, a result of the aforementioned scintillating vistas and locations of the resorts, combined with their many upscale amenities. 47

Untamed. Thanks to being graced by thousands upon thousands of protected acres which fall under the national parks and which are the core of the Canadian Rockies golf and resort lifestyle experience, wildlife proliferates. It is common to see 800-pound elk with massive racks atop their head meandering throughout the area, including occasionally asking to play through. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is particularly blessed with an abundance of animals throughout the resort and park. There’s a reason they call it “the wild side of the Rockies”, and bear, coyote, cougars, and a wide variety of birds including eagles are regularly sighted. Furthermore, virtually all of the Canadian Rockies consortium golf courses are honored members of the Audubon Sanctuary program which promotes and recognizes properties which employ best environmental practices.

Nature and golf are only a couple of the many acclaimed attractions offered in the Canadian Rockies (the golf courses are routinely bestowed with best-of accolades). Other amenities include Banff Springs’ Willow Stream Spa, which is 38,000 square feet of award-winning opulence and myriad soul-soothing services. Or The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect resort choice for families or corporate retreats thanks to a plethora of standalone accommodation choices including luxury cabins with casually elegant common areas and full kitchens combined with individual, hotel-style rooms for privacy. Canmore Golf & Curling Club is a delightful club with a vibe like that of the TV sitcom “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name and you’re welcomed like an old friend. Golf course architect Les Furber, who also designed Silvertip Resort, is a member. How many courses can

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you play where the course is constantly being tweaked by a talented, well-regarded design expert? Combine the spectacular scenery and summer daylight as late as 11:00 p.m. and golfers can play to their heart’s delight and still have time for family and the region’s many other activities. These include helicopter tours, hiking, fishing, rafting, gourmet restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, horseback riding, and many children’s programs. This area – host to the 1988 Olympic Games in Alberta – has long been known to avid travelers and wintersport aficionados for its awe-inspiring terrain and jaw-dropping scenery. Winter activities run the gamut from skiing, ice climbing, dog-sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides, hockey, iceskating and much more.

For icing on the cake all of the properties are close to one another – from 5 to 45 minutes – except The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. It’s a three-hour drive from The Fairmont Banff Springs, but such a description would be decried by many. Traversed along the Icefields Parkway, many consider this mindblowing drive among the world’s most scintillating, thanks to the panoramic, otherworldly natural environs, which include glaciers, pine forests blanketing craggy slopes, and ever present snow-capped peaks which can rise as high as 12,000 feet from the roughly milehigh base on which most of the area sits. G To view the stunning topography, vacation options and learn more about the area visit www. canadianrockiesgolf.ca.

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The critical acclaim and unique attributes of the six golf properties which comprise “Canadian Rockies Golf: Historic, Dramatic Untamed” include:

Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club (www.stewartcreekgolf.com/golf, 877.993.GOLF) Golf Digest rated 4 ½ stars; Surrounded by the spellbinding Three Sisters Mountains, practically close enough to touch during play; Audubon-certified course preserves habitat for plentiful wildlife The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (www.fairmont.com/jasper.com, 866.540.4454 Featuring the “wild side of the Rockies” – elk, caribou, coyote, bear,and wolves inhabit the national park; Widely regaled as one of the world’s best resort courses; Designed by Stanley Thompson, the 18 holes carve contours at the feet of mountains

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Kananaskis Country Golf Course (www.kananaskisgolf.com, 877.591.2525) Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed courses are islolated, nestled in rural countryside ; 36 holes played beneath breathtaking Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd, after which the courses are respectively named; Features immaculate lush fairways, famed island-like 4th green on Mt. Kidd course, 140+ silica sand bunkers and the cascading Kananaskis River Canmore Golf and Curling Club (www.canmoregolf.net, 888.678.4785) Valley-based property requires players use all clubs in their bag, narrow fairways challenge all levels of golfers; Tree-lined course, friendly community atmosphere provides intimacy and camaraderie; Located at base of Bow Valley, glacier-fed streams lace through course

Silvertip Golf Resort (www.silvertipresort.com, 877.877.5444) Home course of PGA Tour Member and 2006 Players Champion Stephen Ames ; Golf Digest rated 4 ½ stars and lauded for environmental sensitivity and maintenance practices; 600 feet of elevation change, including dramatic par-4 18th with extreme altitude drop from tee to fairway, fairway to green The Fairmont Banff Springs (www.fairmont.com/banffsprings, 866.840.8402) Historical course and castle-like hotel with regal ambiance, award-winning Willow Stream Spa and exquisite resort amenities; 27 holes of golf – 18 Stanley Thompson-designed holes including the 200-yard, par-3 Devil’s Cauldron, 147 bunkers, and the 9-hole Tunnel Course; Panoramic beauty, picturesquemountain setting nestled between Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle 51

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After visiting W Retreat & Spa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Maldives in the Republic of Maldives, many luxury seekers may never want to leave. This vacation gem caters toward an array of sophisticated travelers, particularly golfers itching to wander off the more conventional vacation path while visiting golf courses in Asia. Owned by W Hotels, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest-growing style brands, and its parent company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. the exclusive resort offers golfers on the move a relaxing, seaside sanctuary on the secluded Fesdu Island in the North Ari Atoll.

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Nestled in a series of 1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls, Maldives is southwest of Sri Lanka on the equator. Its intricate natural beauty lends itself to travelers seeking a picture-perfect vacation hideaway with all the amenities of a traditional luxury resort. Calm seas, warm weather and tranquil scenery add to the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exceptional amenities and accommodations, putting W Maldives in a class all of its own. Open since 2006, W Maldives features 78 pristine villas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all with private pools, sun decks and outdoor tropical showers. Luxury accommodations include 46 Ocean Oasis villas built above a lagoon with glass floors that illuminate at night, giving guests a picturesque view of sea creatures down below. Other accommodations include 28 bi-level Beach Oasis retreats with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and three Seascape Escape villas with over-sized infinity plunge pools. Top: Aerial view of W Retreat & Spa Above: View from Ocean Oasis Suite Right, clockwise: Have a tropical cocktail in the 15 Below Lounge, the Sandbar Lounge on the beach and the Beach Retreat Bungalow at night

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Finally, visitors who truly want to indulge during their stay at W Maldives may favor the two-bedroom Ocean Haven retreat that features an oversized, infinity-edge plunge pool, wraparound sun deck and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass-paneled floors that reveal lagoon fauna below create an open-air feel framed by turquoise ocean views. The master suite includes a cathedral ceiling, sitting area and an over-sized circular tub. The junior suite has twin beds and a private second bathroom.

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A favorite among local and visiting golfers alike, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables takes luxury to a whole new level, allowing visitors to get in as much play time as possible while indulging in an array of lush accommodations and unique amenities. Golfers can tee-off in style on the newly renovated Donald Ross Golf Course, a lushly landscaped, 6,700-yard, 18 hole par-71 course designed by architect Donald Ross in 1925. “The Biltmore has several golfers staying on property specifically to play the course, and the course is often utilized by avid golfers in the local community,” explains Claire Tabak, marketing assistant. “Typically, when we host large meetings or conventions, golf is a substantial components that is incorporated.” One of the property’s newest features, the Biltmore Total Performance Golf (TPG) program, serves to enhance and analyze a golfer’s swing. “TPG is a joint venture between golf swing instructors, biomechanists, physical therapists and fitness trainers that uses a state-of-the-art 3D motion capture system and a functional movement analysis to effectively evaluate the efficiency of not only the golf swing but also the body,” she adds. The property offers a spacious driving range and one of the Southeast’s largest practice areas. It’s home to the annual Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. The John Pallot Golf Academy, a first-class teaching facility, provides instruction from 10 certified instructors, including three current PGA professionals. Established by John Pallot, a 14-year PGA member, the Biltmore’s John Pallot Golf Academy offers one-to-three-day schools, customized clinics and tailored individual and group programs.

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“In essence, the Biltmore can cater to a plethora of passions for a modern golfer for his or her family,” states Tabak. “We also cater to a variety of clientele, from high-end luxury travelers, European travelers and the local Miami community.” After a long day on the green, guests can take advantage of the Biltmore’s spa treatments specifically catered toward golfers’ needs and desires. “The facility offers a golfers spa treatment that incorporates golf balls as a massaging tool,” she says. Recreational activities aside, the Biltmore offers guests sensational dinning options just steps from the green. “The Biltmore’s varied and innovative dining experience is one of the most sophisticated in the Southeast, offering an exceptional level of quality, imagination and appealing presentation throughout all restaurants,” Tabak notes.

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Rated by Zagat as the Best French Restaurant in the Southeast, Palme d’Or is a stunning 60-seat, world-renowned signature restaurant. “Guests can custom-design their own dining experience around 20plus tasting dishes,” reports Tabak. “Overlooking the hotel’s famous pool, the intimate Palme d’Or dazzles the eye and the palate with beguiling cuisine.” Extended-stay golfers should also check out Fontana Ristorante, which serves authentic Italian-refined cuisine created by Chef Mario Camia, as well as a superior wine list. Cascade is an al fresco restaurant set in a colonnade-lined logia and situated at the edge of the Biltmore’s swimming pool, offering casual diners lovely views of the golf course and gardens. Lastly, the 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grill gives the busy golfer with quick and light dinning options along with numerous televisions set to sports programming. Open since 1926, the Biltmore’s relatively small number of rooms and suites — 276, including 133 suites — provides guests with a feeling of intimacy and exclusivity. “All accommodations feature the latest in technology as well as a magnificent skyline as well as city, gardens or golf course views,” adds Tabak. G The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables FL. For reservations, call (305) 445-8066 ext. 4306. www.biltmorehotel.com

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The west is known for its lavish taste in resorts in vacationing, but nothing beats a stay at the Four Seasons Resort, Aviara. Here you will find everything you need to enjoy the simplicity of wildlife scenery and luxurious amenities. Guests here relax in style while having access to 329 oversized guest rooms, fine dining, a spa, excellent room service and fun activities. Many individuals and businesses use Aviara as a place for weddings, corporate meetings and various other celebrations. Wildlife Attractions

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The Aviara resort is conveniently located in north San Diego, California, just minutes from large, non-crowded beaches. What attract naturalists to this exhilarating resort are the wetlands, such as Batiquitos Lagoon. More than 130 species of birds migrate here, making it the perfect place to go bird watching. Tons of outdoor attractions are available, including Balboa Park, Old Town and Birch Aquarium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all located less than an hour away.

The Aviara resort is a perfect getaway spot for families, couples and singles. Some of the attractions you will find here are Sea World, Legoland, Biplane (air combat and warbird adventures) and The Wave Water Park. Activities available include skiing, fishing, tennis, sailing and scuba diving, among other water sports. Get a great workout in the fitness center or learn some new recipes at the cooking schools.

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Rejuvenating oneself is quite simple at the Aviara Resort. The spa available is open every day and even offers couple’s services. Or enjoy fine cuisine at Vivace, an Italian restaurant that features a sophisticated atmosphere with a fireplace and lovely views of the ocean and golf courses. Other restaurants at Aviara include California Bistro, Argyle Steakhouse and Ocean Pool Bar & Grill. A quick visit to the lobby lounge, where afternoon tea and evening cocktails are served, couldn’t hurt either. Luscious Golf Course To top off all of the great features of the Aviara Resort, the plush green golf course overlooking the ocean takes the cake. Life doesn’t get any better for the golfers looking for a top-of-the-line golf course. Test your golfing skills at the various courses around the world. Now, no matter where you travel, Aviara offers quality services and golfing

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fun. In the Americas, you’ll find Aviara, North San Diego; Carmelo, Uruguay; Costa Rica; Dallas; Hawaii, Hualalai; Hawaii, Lana’I at Manele Bay; Hawaii, Lana’I, Lodge at Koele; Nevis and Punta Mita, Mexico. Then in the Europe golf course, you’ll find the Provence golf course. The golf course at the San Diego, Aviara resort, was honored in 2008 as the number one golf resort in the Condé Nast Traveler. Various facilities are offered, including a golf shop and 32,000 sq ft two-story Spanish colonial clubhouse, situated near water hazards and a lagoon. Then for those looking to become a member of the golfing community, The A Club invites everyone to take advantage of their program. Memberships can be used to entertain friends, family and business associates with various signing privileges, exclusive green fees and unprecedented access to Four Seasons’ quality services. This Arnold Palmer designed golf course opened in July of 1991, offering access to 18 holes and 72 par to the public. It features an overall rating of 75, 144 slopes and 7,007 yards of plush green land. Facilities offered onsite include the pro shop, golf instruction, driving range, green putting and club rentals. Enjoying a game of golf at the Aviara is simple with the year-round sunshine and beautiful, relaxing water views. G Four Seasons Resort Aviara, San Diego CA. For reservations, call (760) 603-6800 www.fourseasons.com/aviara

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The infamous villas nestled on Dellis Cay’s southeastern and southwestern shores are eight five-bedroom Beach Villas and nine-bedroom Ocean Villas; both were designed by Piero Lissoni. The Beach Villas by Shigeru Ban were created with contrasting designs: Maison H and Maison S. The Maison H has a design that is classically simplistic, yet alluring. Its expansive double-height living and dining areas give a roomy feel for its residents. It has retractable glass walls at either end that open up into The Maison S has a futuristic vibe that has an organic outline that has curvaceous walls that encircle a reflecting pond; it then flares outwards to an angular swimming pool and a powderblue ocean. Both of the villas, Maison S and H, have its own ocean pavilion feature called the Maison O. It is a complete, selfcontained house in its own right and has a private bridge that connects to the main villa from the beach. For something a bit more off the market and unique, there are the Over Water Villas by Carl Ettensperger. This was inspired by his award-winning work in Asia, which set a new standard for over water living. They are two-bedroom villas that appear to float

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freely; the design gives it a natural presence against a backdrop of everlasting ocean. Each of the villas have four pavilions that are composed around an extensive courtyard deck. For an even more comfortable feel, they have neutral and natural tones throughout that complement the water surrounding the villas. You can find all of this on 560 acres of unspoiled and private islands in the Turks and Caicos. They are laced with sea excursions between enchanting bays and harbors; and is known to be one of the world’s favorite dive spots due to its crystal clear waters and spectacular views of the reefs. This Atlantic Ocean land is the territory of the British, but that doesn’t mean the Caribbean feel isn’t construed throughout the islands. People at Dellis Cay will find themselves just 30 miles south of the Bahamas, 90 miles north of the Dominican Republic and 575 miles southeast of Miami. It has a total population of approximately 36,000 -- the capital, Grand Turk has about 6,000 and Providenciales 22,000. It’s just a 20 minute boat ride from Dellis Cay to one of the largest and most thriving cities of the islands, Providenciales. Fifty percent of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay have already been sold out and the Ocean Villas designed by Piero Lissoni have been completely

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sold out in just one year of putting them on the market. There are currently 500 or so construction workers building the island daily to get ready for the 2010 grand opening of Dellis Cay. Dellis Cay was all made possible by six architects, Zaha Hadid of London, David Chipperfield from London, Kengo Kuma from Tokyo, Piero Lissoni from Milan, Carl Ettensperger from California and Shigeru Ban from Tokyo. They are apart of The O Property Collection, which was founded in 2005 by Dr. Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim; it is an international development company that invests and manages premium real estate projects. G

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