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Articles by Tim Cotroneo

Tim Cotroneo is a freelance writer specializing in Caribbean destinations and golf travel. www.timcotroneo.com

Looking Forward to Meeting You at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
May 15, 2017
By Tim Cotroneo
When visiting The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch for the first time, it’s hard to believe this sparkling, 18-acre resort is over 40 years old.
Alisal Guest Ranch: A Getaway for Horse, Golf, and Wine Lovers
May 9, 2017
By Tim Cotroneo
As you turn left at the sign marked Alisal Guest Ranch, you begin to observe what has lured generations to this 10,000-acre ranch. A hard-to-ignore greeting committee stands by the wooden fence as you drive along the main road.
The Towers at Pacifica in Los Cabos - Pueblo Bonito's All New Golf & Spa Resort
March 7, 2017
By Tim Cotroneo
I’ve just arrived at The Towers at Pacifica, Los Cabos’ newest luxury resort, and I'm almost levitating from breathing the fresh Baja air. Inhale, inhale, inhale. Does this luxury resort somehow arrange for a fresher atmosphere?
The Shore Club – Turks and Caicos' Newest Luxury Resort
February 6, 2017
By Tim Cotroneo
If the Turks and Caicos Islands are the face of Caribbean resort luxury, then the newly opened Shore Club may be the island of Providenciales' cover girl.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay
December 1, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
The unwinding begins upon entering the Abaco Club's plush reception area. You're handed a complimentary rum punch for one hand and the keys to a golf cart for the other. “I've got my hands full” takes on a wonderful new meaning in the Bahamas.
Luxury Living at Villa del Palmar Resort in Loreto, Mexico
November 11, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
Life is hard. Vacationing should be easy. The Villa del Palmar Resort in Loretro, Mexico, on the Baja's east coast, figured out that vacationers yearn for the opposite of their hectic life back home.
A Visit to the New Danzante Bay Golf Course in Loreto, Mexico
November 9, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
Rees Jones is listening. The man known internationally as “The U.S. Open Doctor” paid homage to golf industry pushback by designing a Baja peninsula masterpiece that he considers one of his finest creations. Jones sees his dance in the desert design to be a rare best-of-both-worlds golf communion.
The Greg Norman Designed Golf Course at Cuisinart Resort & Spa
August 2, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
Like the prettiest girl at the dance, the tiny island of Anguilla takes its time picking a partner.
Sea Villa in Anguilla: Island Luxury is Your Reality
July 14, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
The road to the Sea Villa on Long Bay Beach in Anguilla is unmarked… on purpose. For now, this luxurious oceanfront secret is only yours to know.
Cap Juluca Resort in Anguilla: Many Happy Returns
July 11, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
If you arrive at Cap Juluca Resort between late morning and early afternoon, be prepared for a first impression unlike any other.
The Buccaneer Resort in St. Croix
February 8, 2016
By Tim Cotroneo
If it's Tuesday night at The Buccaneer Resort on the island of St. Croix, the excitement builds at the entrance of the resort's most iconic structure.
A Getaway to The Cove Eleuthera
October 30, 2015
By Tim Cotroneo
For newcomers booking a vacation at The Cove resort on the island of Eleuthera, it's reassuring to know there's a friend waiting to whisk you from the North Eleuthera airport to your posh Caribbean retreat.
Canadian Rockies’ Dynamic Golf Duo: Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
August 3, 2015
By Tim Cotroneo
If the mere thought of a golf vacation in the mountains makes your heart sing, then staying and playing at the Fairmont hotels in the Canadian Rockies may be as close as you'll get to heaven on earth.
Island of Reasons to Love the Four Seasons Resort Nevis
June 1, 2015
By Tim Cotroneo
The Four Seasons Nevis team rolls out the red carpet long before guests check into their cottage or private villa. Upon receiving your bags at the neighboring St. Kitts airport, you're whisked away by the personable Four Seasons attendants.
Amazing Arushi Villa in Anguilla
March 9, 2015
By Tim Cotroneo
On Anguilla's most private piece of Rendezvous Bay oceanfront sits the ultra-luxurious Arushi Villa. This marbled-white five-bedroom residence features 15 distinct vantage points showcasing epic views of the neighboring island of St. Maarten.
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