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Near Silence

Peace comes easily here, just settles in and makes itself at home during one of the long, loping miles.

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American Links

British exports to the United States have a long and colorful heritage. Tony Dear—himself a British export to the U.S., asks whether links golf courses, with their fast running fairways, odd bounces and treacherous pot bunkers, have made a genuine transition across the Atlantic

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Scottish Links, American owned

The game evolved in Scotland before shipping to the United States. As Robin Barwick and Reade Tilley report, the relationship has now reached full circle

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Desert Days: golf in Arizona

With the question of where the world’s leading golf destination might be located, Paul Trow is convinced Arizona has inched ahead of the field

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Golf in Turkey

Belek in Turkey is a region lush with natural beauty, five-star amenities and plenty of top-class golf. Paul Trow discovers the jewel in Turkey’s tourism

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30 Days of Scotland

A bleary-eyed journey around an obvious golf destination reveals some not-so-obvious golfing gems—helped by plenty of good whisky. As Steve Killick learns, the occasional massage doesn’t hurt either

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Oasis Game

The following sampling of courses is by no means comprehensive, but we feel the courses here all offer great examples of desert play. Rest easy: it’s the Bob Hope and Arnold Palmer kind.

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A Place in the Sun

Welcome to The Sunshine State, America’s very own Magic Kingdom where the living is spectacularly easy. For good food, endless fun and spectacular golf, nowhere does it better.

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New York City Game

It’s a jungle, not a fairway. A jagged, stone forest of hard grey and black. Everything’s paved, built up, built on, built out or on its way to being one of the above. There’s the odd vacant lot, but they’re not vacant for long, and the straggling patches of glass- and wire-strewn weeds are never replaced with putting greens. It’s not like there’s enough space to golf on any of them. And yet there are so many golfers here, moving and working among the 8.3 million people that inhabit the 302 square miles that is New York City.

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Happy Valley

The wedge of land across France’s midriff from the port of Nantes to the ancient city of Orléans some 200 miles to the east was the cradle of northwest European civilization in the Middle Ages. Today the Loire Valley is a cornucopia of cultural and sporting delights—from glorious historic châteaux and vast sweeping vineyards to […]

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North vs. South

Sibling rivalries are as old as the hills, and at more than 1 billion years of age, the hills in North and South Carolina are pretty darn old. The two Carolinas and the Blue Ridge Mountains that run through them were part of the same “Province of Carolina” until 1729, when political divisions began to […]

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Sicily Golf: Offers You Can’t Refuse

As Paul Trow discovers, this volcanic island off the south coast of Italy is now a serious tourist destination and is particularly keen to roll out the welcome mat to visiting golfers.

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