Turk Pipkin


Smart Money

When everything’s at sixes and sevens, give Turk’s tips a whirl.


Far away from the crowded urban courses, there’s an older, saner game. Welcome to the pleasures of nine-hole golf and sand greens.

Shining City

The route to Mexico’s Real de Catorce is not for the faint of heart, but there is more than light at the end of the tunnel.

Frequent Fliers

Want to see millions of migrating monarchs on their annual winter getaway? Wing on down to Mexico.

Once Upon a Green

Carrying someone else’s golf bag used to be the best way to learn about the game. Now caddying is a lost art.

Southern Breeze

With ancient ruins, exotic foods, and native wares, Oaxaca is a one-stop get-away for heat-plagued Texans.

Idyll Pleasures

Welcome to Puerto Escondido, where you can ride magnificent waves, hook a sailfish, or do absolutely nothing.

Jungle Fever

Glimpses of jaguars, toucans, and black orchids reward the intrepid traveler in the unspoiled wilds of Belize.

Kings of Swing

Can a golfer change the bad habits of a lifetime? The academy at Golfsmith International made a believer out of me.

Lost Kingdom

A trip to Guatemalan jungle reveals the splendid ruins of Tikal and the mystereries of the ancient Maya.

Greens With Envy

Want to golf this summer on three of the best-designed, least expensive courses in the world? Swing on down to los cabos, mexico.

The Reel World

In Mexico’s Sea of Cortés the bonito, tuna and dorado nearly jump into your boat. No wonder I’m hooked.

A Whale of a Tale

In a remote Mexican bay, you can touch a forty-ton gray, watch her lovely, enormous baby rub playfully against your boat, and ponder the mysteries of the natural world.

Where the Buys Are

If you think there are bargains on the border, you won’t believe what you’ll find seven hundred miles south in three tiny Mexican towns.

Oh, Say, Can You Sí?

Until recently, I couldn’t. Then I enrolled in language school in the charming Mexican town of Guanajuato, and two weeks later I was comfortably conversant in español.