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5 Great Golf Courses in the U.S.
Article by Jessica Vandelay
Travel + Leisure Golf magazine is a bi-monthly golf magazine that focuses on the luxury golf lifestyle. Regular features include reviews of top-rated golf courses, golf resorts and the extravagance that goes along with a wealthy lifestyle. Launched in 1998 as an offshoot of Travel + Leisure magazine, the golf magazine has quickly raised in the ranks of top golf magazines, which includes Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golf Week and Golf World. One of the features of Travel + Leisure Golf magazine is to rank the top golf courses in the U.S. Here is a list of past winners.1. New York–Conklin Players Club: This family-owned course opened in 1991 and has quickly gained a great reputation. The well-maintained lush greens, tees, fairways and practice range feature an automated irrigation system, beautiful layout year-round and a formidable challenge to experience golfers. It’s a 72 par golf course with 6,772 yards of championship tees. Bonus: Golf carts are installed with 3-D color graphic GPS caddy.
2. Austin–Barton Creek, Fazio Foothills: This golf resort is home to the No. 1 Texas-rated golf course by the Dallas Morning Star; its companion course, Fazio Canyon, is rated No. 2. The championship course boasts natural design by Tom Fazio that highlights Austin beauty and a luxury resort. There’s also the Chuck Cook Golf Academy; a golf school in which Golf Digest magazine named Chuck Cook one of America’s Top 10 Greatest Teachers. Bonus: Exclusive forecaddie program and golf packages.
3. Miami–Doral Golf Resort & Spa: Doris and Alfred Kaskel opened this course in 1962 on 2,400 acres of swampland in West Miami. Owned and operated by KSl Recreation Corporation since 1993, the legendary “Blue Monster,” as it is nicknamed, has hosted the PGA tour for the past 45 years. At 7,125 yards the course is filled with a series of bunkers, long fairways, luscious greens and tactical water hazards. Golf Magazine ranked the famous 18th hole, with its signature fountain, as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World. Bonus: Walking the course is allowed (a rarity in Florida golf).
4. Northern Michigan–Belvedere Golf Club: This 80-year-old course was meticulously designed by Scotsman William Watson and is an old-school style course with a 72 par. Its 6,715 yards are great for aggressive play for birdie and eagle opportunities. Bonus: Once hosted Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour and Sam Snead.
5. Hilton Head–Harbour Town Golf Links: Home of the Verizon Heritage Tournament, formerly the Heritage Classic, since 1969, this course is an eminent PGA golf course. A set of par 3′s is among the world’s best at this golf course–where shot-making is king over strength, designed by Pete Dye. With 6,973 yards and a slope of 146, this par 71 is Golf Magazine’s pick for the No. 1 spot in South Carolina. Bonus: The legendary Golf Academy and The Sea Pines Resort
PGA Golf question by Ash: How much are vip pga tour golf tickets?
does anyone have any idea? my dad loves golf and i wanted to buy him these tickets for father’s day if it’s possible. a rough estimate would help if nothing else
PGA Golf best answer:
Answer by Troy G
Depends on the tournament. It can cost from $ 90 to $ 290 a piece. I was recently at the Colonial and they were $ 120.