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Dream golfing destinations…

Posted on 16 February 2012

Monterey, Calif.: Pebble Beach is as amazing as its reputation suggests. And yes, Cypress Point is even more spectacular and breathtaking. Throw in a few other rounds at Spyglass, Poppy Hills or Monterey Peninsula Country Club and have yourself a bowl – or 10 – of clam chowder from the Old Fisherman’s Grotto on the wharf and it cannot get any more heavenly than that.

 

Long Island, N.Y.: Bethpage, Shinnecock, Long Island National and a slew of other courses crowd the populated state and any of them would be one of the best courses most have ever played.

 

Bandon, Ore.: Rumor has it that Bandon is home to some of the most beautiful, links-style courses on the western coast. With four courses to choose from – Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald – you would be lucky to play just one, let alone all four.

 

Scottsdale, Ariz.:  A few of favorites include Quintero, We-Ko-Pa, Southern Dunes, Estancia, Grayhawk and DC Ranch, but you can hardly go wrong anywhere you play. Throw in a good margarita, guacamole and some short rib tacos and you will be happy.

 

St. Andrews: St. Andrews is on every golfer’s list of dream destinations. Seeing the birthplace of golf and soaking in the history? Obtaining a tee time can be challenging.

 

Anywhere, Ireland: Questions to ask one’s self; Do I want to play in the wind, cold and rain? No. Do I want to at least set out to play in horrible conditions knowing full well that I can quit at any time and instead head back into a pub and try to decipher crazy Irish talk? Absolutely.

 

Whistling Straits (Kohler, Wis.):  Three course in the area – Blackwolf Run (the fairways are in better shape than most greens), the Irish Course (incredible, perfectly framed course standing on the tee), and the Straits Course. NOTE: the Straits Course. No carts allowed. Walking mandatory. Bring muscle relaxers.

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