Getaway to Half Moon Bay by Frank LaRosa

My golf getaways fit into three categories, in your neighborhood, in your car, and in your dreams! You can see from the Joanne Dost photo here of the beautiful Ritz Carlton with Half Moon Bay’s Ocean Course in the foreground and the Old Course in the background is definitely a dream come true.


After you settle in at the five diamonds Ritz Carlton Hotel with a view of the ocean and the fire pit, you have a choice of a relaxing spa, taste-tempting dining, or an enjoyable stroll on the beach.


When you’re ready to tee it up, Half Moon Bay Golf Links proudly offers 36 holes of championship resort golf. In the five years since I last played Half Moon Bay, both courses have stepped it up considerably.


With premier course conditioning, the Arnold Palmer designed Old Course finishes against the cliff with one of the world’s most spectacular oceanside par-4 holes. A very satisfying par I might add.


The Ocean Course is a true links course with fast, firm, more natural conditioning emphasizing shot quality over distance.  Throw in extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean, native grasses, and a hint of salt air and you have a most enchanting highly recommended experience.


Let me know how you like it!


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September 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

Play Golf With Annika by Frank LaRosa

You have an opportunity to play golf with Annika Sorenstam in a new video contest announced by The ANNIKA Academy. You must submit a one-minute video that explains why you are the ideal playing partner for Annika and if yours is chosen, you’ll get the chance to play nine holes with her at Reunion Resort, home of her golf and fitness school in Orlando, Florida.

You can enter by visiting, creating a video within their guidlines, uploading your video to a social media site, and complete the contest entry form and a video link. Submissions are due by October 14. You must be 18 years of age or older. Full details are available on the ANNIKA Academy website.

I’ve had a chance to see her play golf and also to interview her a couple of years ago in Orlando at the PGA Merchandise Show. I’m still amazed that a woman of her size can hit a golf ball that far. If memory serves me correctly, she averaged about 260 for her drives on Tour!

Sounds like fun. Let me know if you win!

September 13, 2010 at 10:07 am | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

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