New Mexico Golf News

Editor, online golf news/travel; freelance golf travel writer

Location: Albuquerque, N.M.


Phone(s): (505) 350-3805

Dan Vukelich is a freelance writer who writes about travel, with a specialty in golf travel. He edits New Mexico Golf News, a site for New Mexico Golfers.

Dan also writes about golf travel for the Morning Read and its affiliated sites, Where to Golf Next, and, the latter focusing on golf apparel. Morning Read reaches 250,00 avid golfers daily, Where to Golf Next reaches 200,000 golfers weekly and What to Wear Next reaches 115,000 golfers weekly.

Dan also contributes golf travel stories to, an online paid-subscription newsletter with the inside dope for frequent business travelers edited by Joe Brancatelli, former publisher of Frequent Flier Magazine.

Dan is an occasional contributor to Golf Chicago, The Met Golfer (NYC), Golf Oklahoma, and Southern New England Golfer.

He has previously written golf-travel stories for Arizona’s AZ Golf Insider, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Ventura County (Los Angeles) Star, Golf Getaways Magazine (formerly Fairways + Greens), New England Golf Monthly, and Hawaii Golf and Travel News.

Dan spent his career as a reporter and editor for The Albuquerque Tribune, The Washington Times, City News Bureau of Chicago, Santa Fe New Mexican, Daily Southtown (Chicago) Economist and several other local newspapers.

He is the former editor of Sun Country Golf, a now-closed regional magazine for New Mexico. He also produced “New Mexico Golf Tour,” a travelogue broadcast in 19 PBS TV markets in the early 2000s.

Some of Dan’s freelance golf-business and golf-travel clients in New Mexico have included the Santa Fe New Mexican, New Mexico Business Weekly, and Prime Time (Albuquerque) Magazine.

Dan is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, and he has served on the boards of several New Mexico journalism organizations, including the board of the Rio Grande Chapter of SPJ.

In early 2014, Dan briefly left golf-travel writing to form a new alternative weekly newspaper in Albuquerque, ABQ Free Press,  where he served as editor-in-chief until the newspaper ceased publication in March 2017.

Links to some of Dan’s golf-travel articles:

Where to Golf Next: Greater Zion’s Other Worldly Vibe

Where to Golf Next: Kohler, Wisconsin, Much More than Golf

Where to Golf Next: Golf in Panama, the One with the Canal

NYC Met Golfr: Altitude’s Effect on Golf Ball Distance When You Travel

Where to Golf Next: Paa-Ko Ridge

Golf Chicago Magazine: Utah’s Red Ledges: Beauty in the High Desert

N.M.’s Paa-Ko Ridge GC Sold; Lodge, Cottages Coming

Chicago Tribune: Driving Golf Trips from Chicago

AZ Golf Insider: Nicaragua, the New Golf Frontier

Chicago Tribune: Pinehurst: Golf’s Giant Step Back

Golf Oklahoma: Golf in Albuquerque