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HOG World Tour Visits Sand Hollow Resort Championship Course – Yes… AGAIN!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Categories: Golf CoursesHOG World Tour

Today the Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour stopped yet again at one of my favorite places on this planet, Sand Hollow Resort in southern Utah. I logged a solid round with my dad, who had never seen the course before. I had a blast showing pops around one of my all time best courses.

One of the day’s highlights was a large drive I hit right up the gut between the hill and the bunker short of the par-4 13th, pictured below. Mind you, not between the hill and the bunker you can see.  The bunker I’m talking about is not visible from this angle.  I hit small lob wedge to about 10 feet and made a satisfying birdie putt.

Sand Hollow Golf Utah

Sand Hollow 13th Hole – May 2014 – click for larger version

My photo library must have over 1,000 images of Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course, along with more of the Links Course, the practice areas, and clubhouse. Despite having all those images, I can’t help but shoot more every time I’m there. The scenery in contrast with the green grass and natural red sand is fantastic.

Related Links

Sand Hollow Championship Course Review

Sand Hollow Links Course Review

Sand Hollow Championship Course image gallery

Sand Hollow Links Course image gallery

Sand Hollow Championship Course Aerial Photos


World Tour Travel Day to Mesquite and Las Vegas, Nevada

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Categories: HOG World TourSite News

Caesar's Palace Las Vegas

The Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour is back on the road in about two hours.  Next stops: Mesquite, NV and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tomorrow I’ll be doing a course review at Rhodes Ranch Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Stay tuned here and especially the HOG Twitter @hoggolfblog and my personal twitter @thegolfspace.

Gear I’m bringing: Cameras, golf clubs, DRONE.

See you on the road.


New Photo Gallery – Troon North Pinnacle Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Categories: Golf CoursesHOG World TourMiscellaneousSite NewsTravel
Troon North Pinnacle Course - Click for more images

Troon North Pinnacle Course – Click for more images

I’ve finally processed a gallery of photos from the recent Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour stop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Part of that tour stop was a round at the famous Troon North Pinnacle Course, regarded by many as the #1 course in Arizona.

I’ll be posting a course review down the fairway a bit, but for now click the photo above or the following link to the Troon North Pinnace Course.


Photo Gallery: Masters Tournament – Augusta National Par-3 Course

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Categories: Golf CoursesHOG World TourPGA TourPro GolfThe Masters
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Today is the par-3 tournament day at the Masters Tournament.  This tournament has been going since 1960.  The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans.  Some players who are not in the Masters Tournament are allowed to play the par-3 tournament.   Prior to the par-3 tournament there used to be a driving contest.

Augusta National Golf Club - Par-3 Course

Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – Click for more images

The par-3 tournament takes place at Augusta National’s par-3 course, possibly the most beautiful par-3 course in the world, though the folks at Three Tops located at Treetops Resort might argue that point.  As you will likely hear, no player who has won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament.

Augusta Par-3 Course

Tiny greens… Augusta National Par-3 Course

I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course a couple of years ago and shot a ton of photos.  For one shot I even snuck onto a little boat I found in the lake.  The skies were a little gray the day I shot them but they still look great.  I put together a gallery of 77 images of the course, the largest and most complete online photo gallery of the course that I’m aware of.  All for you HOG “patrons.”  Click the photos or the link below to view the gallery.

Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery


HOG World Tour visits Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley Arizona

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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The Hooked on Golf Blog World Tour is currently in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a few minutes from downtown Phoenix.  Current stop on the tour is the wonderful Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain.

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The suites here are very open and airy, quite a nice vibe.  The property is very nice, with all the amenities, services, and great food one might need when looking for… a sanctuary.

I’ll be posting a full golf travel review of Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain soon, but for now you can click the photos or this link to the Sanctuary photo gallery.


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