• After an eight-month, $6 million reconstruction, the course at Breakers West, 11 miles west of THE BREAKERS hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., has reopened as THE BREAKERS REES JONES COURSE. The new layout adds four acres of new lakes, lengthens the course to more than 7,100 yards, and changes it to a par-72. The Breakers' other championship golf course, the Ocean Course, is the oldest in the state of Florida and is adjacent to the hotel.

  • TEMECULA CREEK INN in Temecula, Calif., recently added 50 guest rooms with private balconies and patios overlooking the golf course. The multimillion-dollar expansion also added the Yula Ballroom, which seats up to 350 banquet-style. An hour from Los Angeles in the heart of Southern California's wine country, Temecula Creek Inn has 9,000 square feet of meeting space, 130 guest rooms, and 27 holes of championship golf.

  • To commemorate its 25-year anniversary, PACIFIC PALMS CONFERENCE RESORT in Industry Hills, Calif., will purchase a new fleet of 200 golf carts and do major upgrades, which will include a new 3,000-square-foot pro shop. Plus, on the 25th day of each month of 2005, Pacific Palms is offering a greens fee rate of $25 per person, on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Tucson's first new resort in 18 years, STARR PASS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, opened in December. Along with 575 guest rooms and suites, 88,000 square feet of meeting space, seven restaurants, and a full-service spa with 23 treatment rooms, the resort has a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf facility.

  • THE OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL GOLF RESORT & SPA has begun construction on a new desert course, designed by 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman, to complement its traditional parkland Orange/Gold championship course. The course, which will take advantage of magnificent views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, will be created by adding nine holes to the existing nine-hole Green course. Construction is expected to be complete by November.

  • WOLF CREEK GOLF CLUB in Mesquite, Nev., an hour northeast of Las Vegas, ranked No. 19 on Golfweek magazine's list of 100 Best Resort Courses in America.

  • ROSS BRIDGE RESORT AND SPA ON THE ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL will open in the Birmingham, Ala., suburb of Hoover in May. The resort will offer 258 guest rooms, including 11 suites, and a private concierge floor. There will be 20,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space and a 12,000-square-foot full-service spa. The 18-hole, 8,100-yard golf course will have a clubhouse and pro shop inside the hotel.

  • NORMANDY FARM CONFERENCE CENTER opened in 2004 in Blue Bell, Pa., and a 120-room hotel on property should be completed later this year. The adjacent Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course offers 18 holes of championship golf.

  • At BAY POINT MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA in Panama City, Fla., a multimillion-dollar makeover is taking place, with a new Jack Nicklaus — designed course that will feature a signature island lagoon hole (No. 5) and new water features. Scheduled to open this fall, it will replace the Lagoon Legends course. The makeover includes remodeling of all 190 guest rooms, five parlor suites, and 150 one- and two-bedroom golf villas. A new 2,500-square-foot spa with three treatment rooms opened in September.