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explore Adventure Island Treasure Time to Play From top: No. 14 at the Golf Links at royal Isabela and No. 17, one of the world’s most strategic and memorable par 3s Meet the Caribbean’s shining new golf star: Royal Isabela. By Larry Olmsted ★ photos by Joann Dost/courtesy of royal isabela Kelly Slater sealed his tenth world championship by winning the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search surfing competition in Isabela, Puerto Rico. Widely considered the greatest surfer ever, Slater has spent a lot of time on the island’s northwestern shore at Isabela and other famous surfing spots such as neighboring Aguadilla and nearby Rincón, which was famously singled out in the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari.” Slater, also a fanatical two-handicap golfer who has hinted at Senior PGA Tour aspirations, now has another reason to like Isabela. Since his last visit, this world-class surfing destination has also become a world-class golf destination. Royal Isabela, Puerto Rico’s latest and greatest golf course, sprung from another sport popular on the island: tennis. Local brothers Charlie and Stanley Pasarell were both professional players, with Charlie the world’s top-ranked American in 1967. Passionate golfers as well, their collegiate careers and touring travels allowed them to experience many of the world’s top courses and regions. The Pasarells inherited a family farm in Isabela, one of many occupying a gorgeous stretch of oceanfront cliffs, beaches, and jungle, and when development seemed imminent, the brothers protected and expanded their legacy, buying up dozens of parcels to create the planned Costa Isabela community, which spans more than 2,000 acres. march 2013 45

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2013

US Airways - March 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Musical Pilgrimages
Hub Crawl: Denver Airport
Wine & Dine: Chef's Tables
Wine & Dine: Artisan Cheeses
Great Escapes: Cypress Inn
Adventure: Washington, DC by Bike
Great Escapes: The Gathering in Ireland
Adventure: Puerto Rico Golf
Charlotte EDC
Great Escapes: Barcelo Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: The Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: The Rome Less Traveled
US Airways Feature: Order Up!
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
From Philly, With Love
Route of Discovery: San Luis Obispo, California
Atlantic 10 Conference
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2013