About Dan Shepherd

Daniel T. Shepherd has been working in the golf industry for more than 20 years. The former editor at Golf Inc. Magazine, he specializes in writing about some of the most compelling courses, resorts and destinations in the game.

Branson Beckons with Easy Access, Renowned Fall Foliage, Scintillating Shoulder Season Golf

Branson Golf established itself as the nation’s most-compelling rising-star destination through an astounding addition of courses, off-course activities, and more in the recent past. This fall is an ideal time to visit thanks to superb weather, stunning foliage, new amenities and a slew of convenient transportation options. And then there’s the commencement of shoulder season, a time when the courses are less crowded and the value skyrockets.

By |2021-09-20T20:11:50-04:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Missouri|Tags: , , , , |

Primland’s Highland Course

Play Luxury Golf at Primland’s Highland Course Aug. 18 to Sept. 9, Experience Incredible Value MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA – It’s not often you can play a course rated among the top 35 in America (Sources: Golf, Golfweek, Golf Digest) for up to 40 percent off the normal greens fee. But that’s precisely what you can [...]

By |2021-08-17T13:27:31-04:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Virginia|Tags: , , |

Branson Golf: Amenities Ideal for Getaways to Ozarks

Branson Golf Destination Adds New Attraction; Array of Amenities Ideal for Travel Getaways to Ozarks Fastest-Growing, Most-Compelling Venue for Sport in U.S. Ideal for Fun On and Off the 10 Courses Branson, Missouri – What do golfers and anglers have in common? They tend to embellish their performance and results when telling others about them. Certain [...]

By |2021-08-08T11:01:37-04:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Circling Raven Earns Nationally Ranking

Worley, Idaho – Circling Raven Golf Club garnered the No. 19 ranking in “Golfweek’s Best U.S. Casino Courses, 2021,” the annual compilation of America’s finest casino resort golf amenities. The Gene Bates-designed layout has climbed higher in the annual rankings in three of the last four years. Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, it [...]

By |2021-07-21T13:59:18-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Discover Puerto Rico Golf

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico continues to ascend faster and better than its competitors according to statistics. That fact, coupled with the reopening of a favorite Island golf resort (El Conquistador) and best-in-class honors garnered, has positioned the tropical travel destination as one of Americans’ most desired places to visit. Passenger arrivals in May [...]

Puerto Rico Robust in Tourism Rebound; Golf Niche Follows Trend

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO  – Statistics show that as domestic travel begins its revival Puerto Rico is faring far better than the U.S. average according to the April Travel Recovery Insights Dashboard from the U.S. Travel Association. This holds true for many of the Island’s travel niches, not the least of which is golf. The Recovery [...]

Golf Digest Rates Circling Raven No. 1 Public Course in Idaho

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Amenity Stands Alone in National Magazine’s Biennial Best-of List Worley, Idaho – The votes are in and panelists for Golf Digest and its “America’s Greatest Courses” rank Circling Raven as Idaho’s top public course. The best-in-kind accolade comes via the just-released “America’s Greatest Courses by State, 2021-22” compilation. Of the eight Idaho [...]

By |2021-06-15T13:34:53-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|Tags: |

Ozarks National, Buffalo Ridge Rate as Top Two Public Courses

Ozarks National, Buffalo Ridge Rate as Top Two Public Courses in State by Golf Digest Ranking Panelists Ozarks National also Garners Status as one of “America’s 200 Greatest Courses” in Esteemed Biennial List BRANSON, MISSOURI –  Golf Digest rates Ozarks National and Buffalo Ridge as the state’s top two public courses in its just-released “America’s Greatest [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:52:52-04:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|Tags: |

Auberge Resorts Welcomes Primland

AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION WELCOMES PRIMLAND, A BELOVED RESORT IN VIRGINIA’S BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, TO ITS PORTFOLIO Auberge Resorts Collection is delighted to announce that welcomed Primland, a majestic all-season mountain retreat in Virginia, to Auberge’s portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences as of June 1. Located at the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 12,000 [...]

By |2021-06-05T14:33:03-04:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Golf Destinations|Tags: , , |
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