5 Must-Play Modern Courses in Scotland

While Scotland is peppered with centuries-old, historic courses, some of its modern courses have evolved as must-plays as well. The 2019 Solheim Cup (see packages) will be played at Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course, a modern classic designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1993. When organizing a list of courses for your itinerary, the following layouts absolutely deserve consideration: […]


Ryder Cup Memories: Flying the Concorde in 1997

By Jim Ward, President of Premier Golf The Ryder Cup competition was really starting to get intense. After a tie in 1989, the last three matches were decided by just one point each. For the first time ever, in 1997, the Ryder Cup was held on the European continent at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, […]


Q & A With Chip Beck

A 4-time winner on the PGA Tour and one of only eight players to shoot 59 in a Tour event, Chip Beck was a prolific Ryder Cup player who compiled an impressive 6-2-1 record in three Ryder Cups (1989, 1991 and 1993). The fun and affable Beck, an amazing story teller, will host Premier Golf’s […]


5 Best Opens at Carnoustie

1.Ben Hogan in 1953 It was the “Hawk’s” only appearance in The Open and he came away with the Claret Jug. After his near fatal car wreck in 1949, Hogan concentrated on the Masters and the U.S. Open. In 1953, he won both of those majors and decided to make the trip to Scotland. Huge galleries […]


Ryder Cup Memories: Putt Heard ‘Round the World

By Jim Ward, President of Premier Golf The 33rd Ryder Cup Matches, dubbed “The Battle of Brookline”, were held September 24-26, 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb near Boston. Established in 1882, The Country Club was one of five charter clubs that founded the United States Golf Association (USGA). The Europeans had […]


What’s Happening at Destination Kohler

One of Premier Golf’s most popular U.S. golf destinations, Destination Kohler, which encompasses the American Club, Inn on Woodlake, Carriage House, Sandhill and Riverbend in Kohler, Wisconsin, offers world-class golf at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run.   Inn at Lakewood Expansion/Enhancement A recent expansion included the addition of 4-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites at this boutique hotel on […]


5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 Open Championship

If you’ve ever wanted to attend an Open Championship. This year would be a great year to fulfill that dream. The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie (July 19-22) promises to be one-for-the-ages. Here are 5 reasons you should attend: 1. Carnoustie Golf Links While it’s not as visually appealing as other links courses, Carnoustie, or “Car-Nasty” as it’s […]


Ryder Cup Memories: The Last Time the U.S. Won on European Soil

With all of the excitement about the 2018 team, it doesn’t seem possible but the last time the U.S. won the Ryder Cup on European soil was 1993 when the Americans rallied for a 15-13 victory at the Belfry in England. Jim Ward, Premier Golf’s president, was at the Belfry overseeing the company’s first opportunity to manage […]


Premier Golf’s International Pro-Am Series

Tour pros galavant around the world to exotic locales to play competitive golf and amateurs can do the same with Premier Golf’s highly-successful International Pro-Am Series. Now in its ninth year, the series is the brainchild of Ann Mabry, Premier Golf’s Managing Director. Mabry wanted an event that incorporates big-name golf courses at exciting destinations and […]


5 Things to Know About the 2018 Masters

1.Tiger Time Tiger Woods hasn’t played in the Masters since 2013. Not surprisingly, the buzz and excitement for Tiger playing in this year’s Masters is already over the top. Woods has had many amazing moments at Augusta National through the years and fans are anxious to see if he can bring some more magic to […]


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