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The TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX Ladies driver is characterized both by its appealing style and the technology which makes this a fantastic driver. The Centre of Gravity Back which the club gets its name is critical when trying to get your ball to launch high and go long. The MOI is also high on this club from a combination of an inverted cone club face and the triangular clubhead shape these two factors together makes for a more stable and forgiving driver. www.taylormadegolf.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. Todays 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 your supposed to be.

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The FootJoy ReelFit Ladies shoe is the latest breakthrough in golf shoe technology. The FootJoy ReelFit Ladies shoes feature the innovative Boa Lacing System from Boa Technologies Inc. One of the many benefits of the system is ease-of-use; just turn the dial on the back of the shoes to tighten, and pull out the dial for quick release and removal of shoes. The Reel Fit is designed to have a precise fit and increased; ReelFit shoes will keep your feet secure throughout the golf swing and while walking between shots. www.footjoy.com

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Author, Christina Ricci created A Girl’s On-Course Survival Guide to Golf and Tee to Green to help you play better golf. Now she’s here to answer questions that you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Ask and you shall receive.

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A SCOOPED, FLIPPED, CUPPED WRIST, or whatever you want to call this, is WRONG. This occurs when you TRY to help the ball in the air. If you like skulls, chunky “monkeys” and decelerating then scoop, otherwise, hinge and hold girls!

I either chunk skull my chips. What’s the deal?? I either chunk oror skull my chips. What’s the deal?? Sandra, Texas, 15 handicap -Sandra, Texas, 15 handicap Hi Sandra, Don’t feel bad. When my fundamentals around the green get lazy, I chunk and skull the ball. In the early days when I had no clue what the culprits were of these unpretty shots, I would get frustrated and pull my hair out. My goal for you, is to save your hair on your head and share the main culprits of thin and fats shots around the green.

3 Quick Check Points: • Where is your weight? Your weight should favor your left leg (front leg) through the back swing and downswing. There is minimal if any weight shift with a chip. • What’s your head doing? It should not budge. Keep it quiet, not like a statue quiet, but relaxed and quiet, especially through the shot when you are anxious to see the results. • Are you SCOOPING, FLIPPING, or CUPPING YOUR WRISTS? This occurs when you TRY to help the ball in the air. Instead think, hinge and hold. Your hands, arms and shoulders are one unit working together not independently. Your only thought should be, hit down on the ball for a crisp, clean chip. Hinge and hold helps you achieve this more easily.

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YES CHIP IT CLOSE THE BASIC SET-UP • WEIGHT FAVORING LEFT SIDE TO PROMOTE A DESCENDING BLOW • ARMS RELAXED, CHOKE DOWN AN INCH OR SO FOR BETTER CONTROL, AND HANDS SLIGHTLY AHEAD • NARROW STANCE AND QUIET LEGS • BALL IS PLACED ACCORDING TO YOUR DESIRED BALL HEIGHT AND LIE

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Feel thigh tension here

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• BRACED RIGHT LEG • I turn into my right hip and feel tension on the inside of my right thigh. My right foot is planted. From here I have a launching pad for power

Slide - bad

Press your right foot down and in towards your left leg

• THE SLIDE -THE SWAY • Notice my right knee has collapsed also causing my right foot to come off the ground. From this position, my weight will not transfer properly to the left side. From here, I will most likely throw the club from the top instead of using the leverage from a braced right leg to initiate the downswing.

What can I do to stop swaying? -Melinda, Illinois, 14 handicap

I lack distance off the tee help!!?? - Mary, Florida, 26 Handicap

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A common fault for women and men. Swaying or the lateral slide is a distance control killer. I cannot stress enough the importance of A SOLID BASE. This is your power source. Your distance comes from a solid, braced right leg. If you slide you lose all YOUR POWER.

There could be several factors effecting your distance off the tee. In this article, we will talk about three power zappers that rob valuable distance off the tee. They include Fast Tempo, a poor take-away and a backswing no-no I like to call the “fake turn”.

If your right hip moves outside your right foot all leverage and power is lost. In order to get back to the ball you’ll need to slide back towards the target and this alone is very difficult to time. Your power source begins from the ground up. In order to make consistent contact you need to start with a solid base.

Culprit 1: Fast Tempo

Fitness: Meet your gluteus medius. Your gluteus medius helps stabilize lateral movement. Some key exercises to help prevent the sway are Hi-Fi’s and Low-Fi’s with MedBall, Crosswalks and the Lateral Bridge. All exercises can be found in video and downloadable cheat sheet format on TEE to GREEN online membership.

I cannot stress enough the importance of RHYTHM and TEMPO. Without it, errant shots will be the norm and consistency will be a difficult suitor. We want control of the club, not the club taking control of us, right girls! Know when you are swinging out of your socks, then STOP IT! Take 3 deep breaths and literally cut your swing tempo in half. Also, check your grip: As you address the ball, grip the club lightly and waggle your wrists making sure they remain loose. If you are death-gripping the club there will certainly be tension either in your hands, arms or shoulders which zap valuable distance. continued on next page

Christina is a strong advocate for fostering growth in women’s golf by providing women unique and approachable tools to improve their golf game in a hip, modern-style fashion. Excerpts from this article with permission: A Girl’s On-Course Survival Guide to Golf™ published by Thomas Nelson Inc. Please visit www.golfsurvivalguide.com to learn more.

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Culprit 2: Take-Away

Culprit 3: Backswing no-no, fake turn

The start of your backswing sets the stage for a swing that will either be on or off plane. As you begin your backswing AVOID pulling the club too inside. You will most likely snap hook or push the shot to the right to compensate for your clubhead being too far behind your hands. The key is to Maintain the triangle. As you begin your backswing think about keeping the triangle together by keeping your hands, arms and shoulders moving together in one piece. It keeps the club on the right path and promotes a wide arc - the key for more distance.

The last culprit is a backswing no-no. I see this often out on the course and in my backswing. I continually have to monitor my turn to ensure I am not committing the “Fake Turn”. As you can see here (left), my shoulders are barely behind the ball. Typically the result of lifting the arms instead of turning with your shoulders. A good visualization is to visualize your arms and shoulders moving back as one unit. Visualize your legs as tree trunks planted in the ground while you make a nice coil. The result - watch the ball sail far down the center of the fairway!

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• MAINTAIN THE TRIANGLE • As you begin your backswing think about keeping the triangle together by keeping your hands, arms and shoulders moving together in one piece. It keeps the club on the right path and promotes a wide arc -the key for more distance.

THE FAKE TURN = NO POWER

• A FAKE TURN! • MY shoulders are barely behind the ball. Typically the result of lifting the arms instead of turning with your shoulders. Come on girls MAKE A TURN!!

HALF-WAY BACK At this point in the backswing your club should be parallel to the target line.

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• A BIG TURN means my shoulders are behind the ball and my back is facing the target.

• TOO INSIDE • As you begin your backswing AVOID pulling the club too inside. You will most likely snap hook or push the shot to the right to compensate for your clubhead being too far behind your hands.

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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.


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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 into the Mondrian Hotel. The Mondrian in all its glamour and contemporary design is perfect for the weekend warrior. The hotel is prime for lounging 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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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 affectively 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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Left page: 18th hole fairway lined by bunkers; (below) Poolside dining. Left: Clubhouse and pro-shop Below: The famous Biltmore pool and cabanas

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. Pampering

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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.

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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 fun. In the Americas, you’ll find Aviara, North San Diego; Carmelo, Uruguay; Costa Rica; Dallas; Hawaii, Hualalai; Hawaii, Lana’I at

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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 Avira, San Diego CA. For reservations, call (760) 603-6800 www.fourseasons.com/aviara

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G Coming in 2010 is an ingenious master plan of villas and hotels created by six masterminds. Located within the Turk and Caico islands is an opportunity to own your own piece this archipelago by purchasing hotel residences; the residences are already furnished and wonderfully designed by Piero Lissoni. Other options are also available, such as condominiums, one-bedroom duplexes, two-bedroom residences and three-bedroom penthouses. Some even have the convenience and luxury of a rooftop pool. The beach house residences offer eight three-story buildings that are adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Each of the beach home buildings offer various types of styles. You have the spacious two-bedroom residences with expansive terraces and or even threebedroom duplex penthouses with cozy balconies. All of the units offer great ocean views and its residents are offered full service from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

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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 doubleheight 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

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Piero Lissoni have been completely 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 Ettensperker 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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