Ed Schmidt, Jr.

Author, The Golf Travel Guru blog


Edward Schmidt Jr. is a full-time, independent writer with more than 2,300 published articles and columns. Widely recognized as one of the industry's foremost experts on golf travel, Schmidt is the author of three books, Florida Golf Getaways, 52 Great Florida Golf Getaways, and Central Florida Visions. He is also author of The Golf Travel Guru blog. http://www.thegolftravelguru.com/

Articles by Ed Schmidt, Jr.
Florida Meeting Planner's Guide
Resilient Florida continues to enhance its appeal to groups, large and small. Despite the sluggish economy, a cursory glance at construction in Florida reveals a new special-events center in Orlando, a massive multi-use business/hotel complex in Miami, and a new international airport in Panama City. Here are some of the highlights
Central Florida
During the next two years, more than 4,000 rooms and 434,000 square feet of new meeting space will become available as new Orlando convention hotel projects
St. Andrews
Sticker shock. That's what American golf-loving groups were getting when they considered a meeting or incentive in the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews,
Meet the Greens 2008
On opening night, a lively steel band in the Atlantic Ballroom of the InterContinental San Juan set the beat for the 2008 Meet the Greens Invitational Golf Classic and Marketplace. T
No Time for 18?
Resorts are providing alternative golf experiences that take less time but still offer opportunities for networking and teambuilding.
Have a Question? Ask the Golf Director
Joe Manley, golf professional, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-On-Delaware, Pa. Question: What are some money-saving ideas for corporate groups? The
Florida Meetings Planner's Guide
The big news in Florida is downtown. Cities are booming with new entertainment, restaurants, and shopping, while construction near the convention centers
On Location: Rosen Shingle Creek
For large groups looking for a room with a view, the sparkling new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort's rooms offer panoramas of its 18-hole golf course. Enhancing
Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort
Back in the early 1970s on my first visit to Walt Disney World, I remember strolling wide-eyed into the Contemporary Hotel, a futuristic, 15-story A-frame
10 Great Plays for Under $100
With smart shopping, you can still find memorable courses with greens fees under $100. Here's a sampling of 10 fabulous golf resorts that either include
GOLF & SPA: The Whole Package
GOLF AND SPAS have become twin amenities these days: It's as if you can't have one without the other. Planners have discovered that resorts with both
New Courses to Consider
THE BULL AT PINEHURST FARMS, SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. An hour's drive north of Milwaukee, near Kohler's American Club resort, this new Jack Nicklaus designed
The Ratings Game
AMERICANS ARE OBSESSED with rankings and polls. Whether it's college football, political candidates or golf everyone wants to know Who's No. 1? In the
London Is for Swingers
U.S. MEETING AND INCENTIVE GROUPS have a long-standing love affair with London. But until a few months ago, a major drawback for planners who wanted to
Los Cabos, Mexico That's right this once sleepy fishing village favored by Hollywood celebrities who used it as a vacation hideaway is one of the fastest-growing

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