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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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Southern Hospitali-Tee

It’s been said that north, east and west are directions on a compass, but South is a place. These days a place so rich in history is devoting a lot of time looking in the other direction. The Gulf Coast is banking on a future made golden with gaming and golf. Yes, as Chris Rodell […]

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Winging It

Throwing the clubs in the trunk is all well and good, but just as easy—and infinitely more liberating—is packing them into a private jet and setting out for an epic weekend with friends. There are a number of stunning golf courses located a short flight from just about anywhere, and all of them provide a […]

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Nebraska

Long known as a place for cowboys and railroad fans (this is where the Golden Spike united the East and West, after all) Nebraska is developing a fine reputation among golfers as well. Its fertile land and vast open spaces have inspired course designers, while its central location puts it within easy reach. If you […]

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Hogan’s Alley

Every morning, the same light that falls on the Pacific Ocean fills the lobby of the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The clean, gold glow hits the statue of Ben Hogan overlooking the 18th green and washes over the Clubhouse. Uninformed critics of LA might point to the city’s obsession with trends, but longtime […]

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Gladiators’ Paradise

Set on a coastline that’s inspired generations of poets and painters; the product of an age that defined modern American elegance; built to push the best golfers of any period to their absolute limits. The iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links may be the most beautiful expression of the game anywhere. But don’t let the aesthetics fool […]

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Hilton’s Head

It hosted Native Americans for thousands of years, was a stopover during the Colonial era and eventually functioned as an important military post. But whether you value it for its strategic importance or its natural beauty, there’s no denying that Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to golf.Advertisement At age 6, the young William […]

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