Author Archive for Ravi Coutinho

Getting to play the Old Course at St. Andrews

Getting to play the Old Course at St. Andrews

The Old Course at St. Andrews is arguably the most popular bucket-list course on any golfer’s list of must-play links. This is not only because of its famed difficulty, or the long list of incredible players and stars who have crossed the Swilcan Bridge, or the list of important tournaments that have crossed its greens. […]

Top tips for planning your trip to The Open

Top tips for planning your trip to The Open

The British Open as it’s known in the U.S., or just The Openas it’s known in Great Britain, is the most prestigious tournament in golf. It happens every July at one of several rotating golf courses in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Playing the courses themselves is a bucket list treat for many golf enthusiasts, but […]

Finding the perfect hidden cocktail bar in Paris

Finding the perfect hidden cocktail bar in Paris

While craft cocktails and speakeasy-style cocktail bars are a big part of American drinking culture, the phenomenon hasn’t quite taken over Europe yet. In places like Ireland and England, “cocktails” are sugary sweet concoctions, usually sold to young people who haven’t developed a more refined palate or can’t drink straight beer or whiskey. In France, […]

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

Since the Dominican Republic hosted its first PGA Tour event in 2018, there’s never been a better time to check out the spectacular golf that the Caribbean paradise has to offer. The island’s best courses speak for themselves: Teeth of the Dog, Punta Espada, and newly-featured Tour host Corales are all among the world’s best. […]

Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Both whiskey (or whisky, if you’re in Scotland) and golf got their starts in the British Isles, and it ends up, they pair well together. The long histories of the spirit and the sport mean any local place will have its own version of the story to tell, and you can get a lot of […]

Top 5 courses for a luxury ladies’ golf trip in Scotland

Top 5 courses for a luxury ladies’ golf trip in Scotland

Although it has a reputation for being a man’s sport, golf has also been a great sport for women. Ladies have been playing golf since it was popularized 500 years ago. In fact, Mary Queen of Scots is considered the mother of golf, and played often to release the stress of trying to claim her […]