Scott Kauffman's Journalism Portfolio Highlights

Resort Living Inc. - March 5, 2018 Issue

By Scott Kauffman

After 18 years of covering global golf course development and resort-style real estate as a former Staff Writer for Golfweek Magazine and dozens of leading real estate and lifestyle publications, I’ve been recognized as one of the leading experts in golf and vacation homes, private club properties, and active-adult/resort-style communities.


My passion for this lifestyle and real estate industry niche has given me the pleasure of visiting and experiencing many of the world’s finest master-planned communities ever created. From the exclusive Ke’olu Golf Course/Hualalai Club at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach to Tavistock Group’s premier private club communities in Orlando, Isleworth and Lake Nona, I've also been fortunate to have trusted access to the leading developers and marketing directors driving these quintessential communities and clubs.

Now, in an exciting new chapter of my journalism career, I'm excited to share my years of knowledge, trusted access and global insights with the debut of Resort Living Inc. This biweekly publication has one mission: Be the most trusted news source for golf, private club and resort-style real estate properties worldwide.

At the very least, I look forward to keeping my readers ahead of the real estate development curve and sharing some of the best places in the world to live, work and play.

Golf Inc. Magazine - Second Homes, Vacation & Golf Homes

November 19, 2017

By Scott Kauffman

In my latest Golf Inc. Magazine article highlighting resurrected golf course communities, Celebration, Fla.-based developer Bill Haberman is one real estate investor who sees opportunity at two recently troubled golf course developments at The Idaho Club in Sandpoint, Idaho., and Thistle Golf Club in North Carolina. Haberman and his team of investors are back selling golf course and lakefront homes at both of these recently bankrupt properties. 

To read more about some of the best vacation home destinations in America, please click button below.

Copy Of -Southern Golf Central Magazine - Bella Collina Cover Story

September 19, 2016

By Scott Kauffman

This Cover Story about Orlando-area Bella Collina  first appeared in a recent 2016 edition of Southern Golf Central Magazine. To read more about one of the best new golf and lakefront private resort-style communities in America, please click button below

Links Magazine - Golf Course Real Estate on the Rebound

September 18, 2016

By Scott Kauffman

This Feature Story first appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Links Magazine. To read this national story about golf course homes and golf course living please click button.

Ocean Home Magazine - Dubai Real Estate Development Explodes

September 17, 2016

By Scott Kauffman


(This Feature Article on booming real estate development in Dubai  first appeared in the September/October 2009 issue of Ocean Home magazine). Please read more below.

Vacation Industry Review - Westgate Resorts Bounces Back from Recession

October 03, 2016

By Scott Kauffman


(This Feature Story on Orlando-based Westgate Resorts first appeared in the Oct.-Dec. 2012 edition of Vacation Industry Review magazine. Please read more below.

January Luxury Living Report

January 01, 2017

While much of America struggled during the last financial crisis, Texas grew in greater economic stature on a number of levels. Fueled by a thriving job market, one strong growth area was real estate development.

            Texans have always had a strong affinity to golf so it’s no surprise real estate communities, resorts and private clubs feature golf as a central component.  Two top leisure properties in Texas are 72-hole Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas Hill Country and TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas, home to the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

February Luxury Living Report

February 01, 2017

If the ferocity of this year’s winter is any reminder, there’s a reason millions of American and Canadian “snowbirds” head south each year for the winter months. Indeed, as Boston is literally buried in snow and other major cities are having some of their harshest wintry conditions in years, the Sun Belt has never looked better as a leisure and vacation home destination.

March Luxury Living Report

March 01, 2017

When Captain James Cook was credited with discovering Hawaii in 1778, the British explorer landed on what is considered one of the most remote land masses in the world. Situated near the center of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a long 2,390 miles west of California and 3,850 miles east of Japan.

Remote status notwithstanding, visitors continue to flock to this dreamy Pacific Ocean paradise. For full disclosure, my family discovered Hawaii in 1977 and we’ve been residents ever since.

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