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The Best Golf Courses (You’ve Probably Never Heard About)

They don’t have the name recognition of Pine Valley or Pebble Beach. And most golfers couldn’t tell you who laid them out or where they are located. But to the cognoscenti, they are some of the finest courses in the land-artfully designed, wonderfully conditioned and pure joy to play. They are hidden gems in the truest sense of the words, ...

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California Golfing

Sir Richard George has to travel a long distance from his home in the United Kingdom to play his favorite golf hole. He must go all the way to Southern California and the desert town of Rancho Mirage. That’s where the Mission Hills Country Club is located, and it’s No. 18 on the Dinah Shore tournament course that the English ...

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Vested in the Game

Thomas Capps chuckles at the irony of the situation. “It’s strange, isn’t it, that my company happens to own a golf course,” he says. “And that golf course happens to have my favorite golf hole: the 18th at the Old North State Club. And I would like it whether we owned it or not.”Capps’ company is Richmond, VA-based Dominion Resources, ...

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You Can Go Home Again

Size doesn’t matter at all to Stephen Carter when it comes to picking his favorite golf hole. That’s because the one he selects is the shortest you’ll ever find on a championship golf course, the 7th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 7th measures only 107 yards from the back tees. On a windless day this diminutive distance requires ...

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The Bonnie Links of Scotland

Marguerite Sallee, 54, lives in Nashville and plays most of her golf at the Golf Club of Tennessee. “It gives you the best of the state,” enthuses the 19-handicapper, who heads Nashville, TN-based Frontline Group, the training, consulting, and e-learning company she started a few years ago. “I really like it, especially the ninth hole, which runs along the Harpeth ...

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