October 31, 2011
NEW YORK, NY – Golf legend and philanthropist Arnold Palmer will receive the Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement Award from Tony Martell, Founder and Chairman of the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research, at the 36th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, November 3rd at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
October 28, 2011
Critics have blasted changes at some other high-profile tournament courses -- notably Dubsdread at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club near Chicago and the West Course at the Wentworth Club in England -- but not Bay Hill.
Members, guests, managers and, most important, the PGA Tour pros who tee it up every March in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, have embraced Palmer's thoughtful work to the bunkers and green complexes. The new grass on the greens, Emerald Bermuda, has been deemed "the right fit" by all. The renovation, which was completed Sept. 10, 2009, gives the King another reason to celebrate his birthday each year.
October 20, 2011
Golfing legend's victory at the inaugural Heritage Classic helped put the island on the map. Now, Palmer returns with his design team to unveil its stylish renovation of the Wexford Plantation golf course - and mayor proclaims Oct. 20th a day to remember
September 08, 2011
Arnold Palmer may have learned the game from his father in Latrobe, Pa., but Minnesota is where he built a course named for the man. Opened in 1999, the Deacon's Lodge course is the most demanding and popular layout at the Grand View Lodge resort, two hours north of Minneapolis. Built on 499 secluded acres, the almost completely wooded layout feels more like a private club. Extremely wide fairways lead to larger than average greens, and waste bunkers are prevalent throughout. Swirling winds provide another obstacle, as do a handful of wilderness lakes that some tee shots are required to carry.
August 31, 2011
SAN ANTONIO -- Although the Texas Open is no longer played at the Westin La Cantera Resort, the association still remains intact. Of course, the PGA Tour event event was played on Westin La Cantera's Resort Course for 15 years, but the other course at this Texas Hill Country resort, the Palmer Course, isn't suffering from an identity crisis.
August 25, 2011
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort and Arnold Palmer Golf
Management signed a twenty-year strategic alliance today to create even more magic for
Disney golfers. Arnold Palmer Golf Management will operate, manage, maintain
and help promote all five Disney courses including Disney’s Palm and Magnolia, Lake Buena
Vista, Osprey Ridge and Oak Trail golf courses.
July 13, 2011
The Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu -- an Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay design that gives you a taste of Scotland and a splash of jungle, all wrapped in a beautiful Hawaiian beach-front package -- is this week's featured course at HawaiiGolf.com, the leading site for anyone planning to play golf in Hawaii.
The distinctive 18-hole championship course features a front nine that plays like Scottish Links with sand, water and rolling terrain and a back nine that rolls through a jungle forest of pine. The 17th hole, its signature, has nine bunkers leading up to a green that sits on a plateau 100 feet from the ocean.
The Palmer Course is the home to an annual event on the LPGA Tour. The course surrounds a wetland preserve known as the Punaho'olapa Marsh, which is home to many endangered Hawaiian birds.
June 15, 2011
The Westin La Cantera is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Palmer Course, a championship 18-hole layout designed by legendary player Arnold Palmer and the Arnold Palmer Design Co.
In a recent phone conversation with staff writer Richard Oliver, the 81-year-old Palmer looked back on the work done on the 6,998-yard course and its place on the storied landscape of Texas golf.