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A Visit to Florida's PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, FL:

The nearly 400 miles of I-95 corridor along the  Atlantic coast  is blessed with dozens of distinguished golf resorts. Between the rocket launches at Cape Canaveral and the glitz and glamor of South Beach, the Treasure Coast city of Port St. Lucie is home to one of the truly special golf offerings in the Sunshine State. The PGA Village is a golfer’s paradise....

 

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Gil Hanse's Stamp on the Pinehurst Classic, Pinehurst, NC:

A visit to the remarkable Pinehurst Resort provides the opportunity to enjoy the creations of some of the most noteworthy architects the game has seen.  The world-renown resort has its roots dating back to 1895. Envisioned by William Tufts as a southern locale for those looking to escape the cold and snow of the north, Pinehurst has been widely considered the epitome of American golf destinations. Home to nine different championship courses  and the newly built Cradle, a superbly fun nine-hole treat, there is a plethora of golf options to satisfy the beginner or most accomplished golfer alike. However, the the course that is garnering the most attention these days is the new renovated Number 4.

 

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A Nicklaus Shot Making Test Among the Pines, Pinehurst, NC:

Nicklaus demands that you bring your “A” game right to the first tee at #9 for the opening five holes will test every aspect of your game. Requiring equal parts length and accuracy, accompanied by a deft touch around the greens, sound ball striking is needed to conquer the sharp doglegs, elevation changes, forced carries and approaches to sloping raised green sites that will face you on these holes. The balance of the course is by no mean a push over but you won’t be faced with as difficult a stretch where power trumps finesse. The back nine is more typical of the Pinehurst landscape with narrower

 

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On the Road Down the I-79, The Pete Dye Club, WV:

The fall beauty of the rugged mountain terrain of West Virginia is something to behold and to be fortunate enough to revel in these spectacular surroundings while playing golf on one of the country’s top rated courses makes for a bucket list experience. The Pete Dye Club is located minutes off the I79 in Bridgeport, WV at the north end of the state and was skillfully crafted by Pete Dye on the site of an old abandoned coal mine....

 

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On the Road to the Sault, Great Golf Along Hwy 17:

Setting out for one of those long dis tance drives we Ontarians enjoy each summer, I looked forward to spending some time with friends along the shores of Lake Superior. Finding a few extra days to include a visit to all the golf courses along the stretch of of highway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie was an added bonus....

 

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Stay & Play at Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powel's Point, NC:

 

The newest in the collection of golf courses along the Outer Banks Golf Trail is certainly the most complete facility for the traveling golfer. Kilmarlic Golf Club, located in Harbinger, North Carolina, offers a superb combination of stay and play. This creative Tom Steele design opened in 2002 and is proudly managed by former Canadian Tour player and Director of Golf, Bryan Sullivan. In a state already filled with an abundance of esteemed facilities, the course quickly became a highly regarded golf option in the region....

 

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On The Tee at Lora Bay, Thorbury, ON:

 

The southern Georgian Bay shoreline is dotted with beautiful tourist towns, ski hills and vast acres of apple orchards. Located a short drive west of the charming town of Thornbury lies one of Ontario's true must-play golf experiences. The Lora Bay Club, a premier public play and members-based club, is built along the Iroquois Ridge; a massive limestone cliff providing stunning views of the Bay.

 

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Shotmaking in the High Desert, Bend, OR:

 

The Pronghorn Resort is situated on the outskirts of the tony city of Bend in Central Oregon. With the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop this 36 hole luxury golf community is set in the high desert with both the golf courses and residential community set among lava formations and ancient stands of Juniper trees. On Pronghorn's secluded 650 acre compound you will be presented with two impeccably groomed designs by a pair of the games biggest names. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course (2004) is open for public play while the Tom Fazio Championship course (2008) is members only...

 

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