Steve Pike

About Steve Pike

Steve Pike is a multi-award winning journalist whose career includes covering Golf, Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 30 years, “Spike’’ has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, he helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America. Spike has been a freelance travel and golf writer for various publications and web sites including Golf Tips magazine, Links magazine, NewEngland.golf, FloridaGolfandLeisure.com, Troon Golf magazine, Club Managers Association magazine and hotelinteractive.com. He also has lectured at colleges and golf industry seminars. Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.

Streamsong Resort

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – Even when Streamsong Resort is filled to capacity, this famed golf and outdoors destination here in Central Florida has little problem with social distancing. It’s a 16,000-acre property deep inside ancient phosphate pits and featuring a 216-room Lodge (made of wood, stone and glass) three golf courses and more than 20 lakes. [...]

By |2020-08-08T12:16:15-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has named Doug Ridge new general manager for the 1,002-room resort. Ridge joined the resort team in this past March 2020 after previously serving as the general manager for Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Ridge has more [...]

By |2020-07-04T07:53:05-04:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

Southern Pines Golf Club

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Southern Pines Golf Club in the North Carolina sand hills, a vintage Donald Ross-designed course dating to the early 1900s, is now under management of the company that owns and operates the famed Pine Needles and Mid Pines resorts nearby and will eventually be acquired by that same company. Pine Needles Lodge [...]

By |2020-07-04T07:33:10-04:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

PUMA Golf Arnold Palmer Collection

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Puma Golf today revealed its highly-anticipated collaboration with Arnold Palmer Enterprises – the Puma Golf x Arnold Palmer Collection, which includes tops, bottoms, headwear and footwear that pays homage to Palmer. Drawing inspiration from the King’s “Life Well Played,’’ philosophy the PUMA x Arnold Palmer collection features the classic styles that Palmer [...]

By |2020-06-21T16:39:43-04:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Steve Pike Anywhere: Harbour Town Golf Links

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina – The red and white lighthouse overlooking the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links here on will get its share of TV time this week at the RBC Heritage, but there’s another lighthouse on the island worth visit during Heritage week – or any time of year. The Hilton Head [...]

By |2020-06-21T16:34:33-04:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , |

Is Golf Prepared for the NEW NORMAL?

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Some day – hopefully sooner than later – the golf industry will return to normal. Question is, what will be the “new’’ normal look like? As much as everyone would like, golf’s return to any kind of normalcy won’t be fast and furious. Don’t be fooled by the PGA Tour and The [...]

By |2020-04-17T06:21:35-04:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Golf Industry Bands Together To Support Hospitals, First Responders

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Ernie Els is one of golf’s best-known philanthropists, particularly through his Els for Autism Foundation. Now the World Golf Hall of Famer, 2019 Presidents Cup Captain, and PGA Tour star Ernie Els has issued a challenge to his fellow professionals and club golfers everywhere: ‘Become the captain of your club, adopt a [...]

By |2020-04-17T06:33:27-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Florida Swing: Play Where the Pros Play!

ORLANDO, Florida – As the PGA Tour makes its annual “Spring Swing” through some of Florida’s favorite golf destinations, here are some interesting observations on the courses of the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing. Each of these courses are open to the public and everyone likes to play where the pros play! Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club [...]

By |2020-08-08T12:16:59-04:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , |

Reunion Resort & Golf Club

ORLANDO, Florida – Reunion Resort & Golf Club has been on the western edge of Orlando long enough to be no longer classified as “new,’’ but there is a plenty new happening here at the 2,300-acre resort and club that features golf courses by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Let’s begin with the ownership. [...]

By |2020-02-18T20:35:20-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , |

Steve Pike Anywhere: Naples Grand Beach Resort

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples Grande Beach Resort, one of the resort destinations here in Southwest Florida, has debuted a spa menu featuring non-traditional therapies and wellness services in its 16,000-square-foot spa. The Spa at Naples Grande has concepted 38 new services for guests and locals. In addition to its current and traditional treatments, such as [...]

By |2019-11-24T11:22:18-05:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , |
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