Golf Archive

Mazatlan Golf at Estrella del Mar

While I was in Mazatlan last month I got to hit the links at Estrella del Mar. This 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and has six holes that look out at the Sea of Cortez. It’s one thing to say it’s a PGA Championship course, but I didn’t need any [...]

Video Tour of Estrella del Mar Las Villas, Mazatlan

I am currently on the ground doing research in Mazatlan, Mexico, where we haven’t previously featured any hotels. I will be adding reviews of three in the coming weeks. One is the Las Villas hotel at Estrella del Mar, near the airport in Mazatlan. This is part of a large housing, condo, and golf resort [...]

One-upsmanship Hits a New High at La Tranquila

“The goal of this resort seems to be to outdo every luxury hotel in the area and it looks like they could pull it off.” That was the gist of the message from one of my Mexico correspondents after he spent some time at La Tranquila, in the Punta Mita region of Pacific Mexico, just [...]

Updates for Costa Rica Luxury Hotels

Back in December I spent a couple weeks traveling through Costa Rica. There’s an adventure tour story on the way and I added a few new hotels—see the Costa Rica category of this blog for links to those. But I also took some time to revisit some luxury hotel favorites and revamp older reviews. For [...]

First Impressions at Four Seasons Costa Rica

Sometimes I have the tough job of hitting the road to update our hotel reviews that are a few years old and seeing what’s new at the top resorts in Latin America. This week I arrived at the Four Seasons Costa Rica in the northern part of the country and was wowed from the start. [...]