About a decade ago, New Zealand welcomed a handful of small, ultraluxurious resorts that quickly became known as Super Lodges. Of these, none was as super as Kauri Cliffs, which opened in 2001 on 5,000 pristine acres on the semitropical northeast coast of New Zealand’s North Island. An hour’s flight from Auckland, Kauri Cliffs combined…

Thomas Jurewicz is trying to get more green from golf greens. The CPA at Rehmann Robson in Farmington Hills is leading a crusade with some real estate attorneys in the Carolinas to get the Internal Revenue Service to allow golf course owners and developers to depreciate greens and tees. While that might seem inconsequential, Jurewicz,…

Since the first Canadian Open golf championship was held in 1904 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, Canadian golf fans have rarely had more to celebrate. The $1.2-million Canadian Open, starting on Sept. 5, claims one of the most powerful fields of competitors ever assembled in Canada. The contestants expected at the Glen Abbey course,…

The Canadians paid and Nicklaus designed Not every member of a private golf club can sit on the veranda at the end of a round, sipping a sarsaparilla and watching Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman play up the 18th fairway. But the people who belong to the exclusive Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Fla., where the…

THERE is a certain personal resonance I find in the pomp(ous) and circumstance fulminating from both sides in the debate over who should or should not be a member of Augusta National GC. Nearly 20 years ago, I was a student at one of the South’s great small colleges, Washington and Lee University in Lexington,…