Travels

Late December 2013 – early January 2014 (3 weeks) – Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand

Lodging: TBD.

Courses to be played: Kingston Heath, Royal Melbourne, Royal Adelaide, Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs, Lost Farm, and Barnbougle Dunes.

Caddies: TBD.

Travel Partners: Jennifer, Willem & Katherine Krick. 

January 18 – 21, 2013 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort/Bandon, Oregon

Lodging @ The Lodge

Courses to be played: Old Macdonald, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Preserve.

Caddies: TBD.

Travel Partners: Jason & Jake Gerard, Josh Ehrenfried, and four others TBD. 

August 31 – September 3, 2012 – Pinehurst Resort/Pinhurst, North Carolina

Lodging@ The Carolina Hotel

Courses to be played: Pinehurst #2 (home of the 2014 Men’s and Women’s US Opens), Pinehurst #4, Pinehurst #7, Pinehurst #8, and The Dormie Club.

Caddies: TBD.

Travel Partners: Jennifer, Willem, & Katherine Krick.

February 17 – 25, 2012 – Madeira Beach/Tampa, Florida area

Lodging @ Yoda Beach House

Courses played: World Woods (Pine Barrens) Brooksville, Florida, The Tides Golf Club Seminole, Florida

Caddie: None.

Travel Partners: Jennifer, Willem, & Katherine Krick; Michael, Heidi & Sierra Sanders.

January 13 – 16, 2012 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort/Bandon, Oregon

Lodging @ The Inn

Courses played: Old Macdonald, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails, and a sneak peak private walking tour of Bandon Preserve.

Caddie: None.

Travel Partners: Jason Gerard, former colleague from JPMorgan who resides in Columbus, Ohio.

October 4 – 11, 2011 – southwest Ireland

Lodging @ Trident Hotel (Kinsale), Randles Court (Killarney), Vaughan Lodge (Lahinch).

Courses played: Old Head Golf Links, Waterville Golf Links, Tralee, Ballybunion Old, Doonbeg, Lahinch.

CHECK OUT Old Head’s website to see one of the most dramatic settings in the world.  Tiger Woods calls the course “Pebble Beach on steroids.”

Travel Partners: Jen Krick

For more info about the trip, the courses, and the accommodations, visit the Golf Association of Michigan.

August 18 – 22, 2011 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Lodging @ EZ’s condo in Little River, South Carolina.

Courses played: Legends Heathland (Doak), True Blue, Caledonia, Prestwick.

Travel Partners: Lamay, Eggy, Curse.

Click here to visit the MBGB website.

March 4 – 5, 2011 – south Florida (Ft. Lauderdale & Delray Beach)

Courses played: Links at Boynton Beach (ranked #1 muni in Florida by Golf Digest)

February 22 – March 1, 2011 – Guanica, Puerto Rico

Lodging @ Mary Lee’s by the Sea

Courses to be played: Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

Travel Partners: Jen, Will, and Kate Krick, my Mother-in-Law, and my wife’s Aunt.

January 14 – 17, 2011 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort/Bandon, Oregon

Lodging @ The Inn, room 122.

Courses played: Old Macdonald (2), Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes (front 9 twice), Bandon Trails.

Caddie: Gary Moore.

Travel Partners: none.

October 8 – 11, 2010 – Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area

Lodging at Eric’s.

Courses played: Westfields (Couples), Stonewall, P.B. Dye, Whiskey Creek (Els), Lake Presidential, Waverly Woods (Hills).  Loved all of them except Stonewall and holes 2 – 7 at Lake Prez.

Travel Partners: Jon & Eric Gemmen, brothers-in-law

August 5 – 9, 2010 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Lodging @ EZ’s condo in Little River, South Carolina.

Courses played: Legends Heathland (Doak), True Blue, Caledonia (rained out), Thistle, River’s Edge, Prestwick.

Travel Partners: Lamay, Eggy, Curse.

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June 17 -21, 2010 – Lemont, Illinois & Kohler, Wisconsin

Courses played: Whistling Straits (Irish), Whistling Straits (Straits), Original Championship Course Meadow/River @ Blackwolf Run, Cog Hill.

Caddie: Chris.

Travel Partners: Dad.

February 12 – 15, 2010 – San Francisco, California

Courses played: Harding Park, Bayonet, Pasatiempo.

Travel Partners: Adam Lips and his friend Mike.

October 9 – 12, 2009 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Lodging @ EZ’s condo in Little River, South Carolina.

Courses played: True Blue, Caledonia, River’s Edge, Grande Dunes, Tidewater, Midway Par 3.

Travel Partners: Lamay, Eggy

Dining: Krick’s Kitchen and New York Prime

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April 24 – May 1, 2009 – Pebble Beach, California

Lodging @ The Lodge at Pebble Beach and Embassy Suites in Seaside, California.

Courses played: Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links (aka Poor Man’s Pebble Beach), Poppy Hills, Pasatiempo (Mackenzie), Pebble Beach Golf Links, Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill GC.

Caddie: Matt Huntington.

Travel Partners: Dad.

August 16 – 21, 2007 – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort/Bandon, Oregon

Lodging @ the Lily Pond rooms.

Courses played: Bandon Trails, Pacific Dunes (2), Bandon Dunes.

Caddie: Cameron.

Travel Partners: Dad.