Once again, the city of Dallas has produced another gem with the Luna Vista Golf Course. Like Stevens Park and Tenison Highlands before it, Dallas-area golfers have been presented with another terrific golf course at a bargain price. The former L.B. Houston Golf Course was recently renovated and renamed. The golf course project, which totaled about $3.1 million, is a minor miracle.
If you're an average golfer and you have a chance to play a course built in a retirement community like Frisco Lakes Golf Club, go play it. It's almost always guaranteed fun. Excellent conditions, including terrific MiniVerde greens, combined with the fact that you won't be looking for many balls, make for a pleasant and fairly quick round.
The Wizard Golf Club and the Witch Golf Club won't be confused with Pinehurst No. 2, but that doesn't stop Claude Pardue from drawing inspiration from that great course. In fact, the one thing you can say about Mystical Golf, which owns a trio of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area that also includes Man O' War, is that it never stands pat.
Some golf courses in Naples try to break you down the stretch, while others want you to go home happy. The final three holes can make or break your round, and Jeff Berlinicke offers up some of the best finishing stretches in Naples.
King's North, the signature of the three designs at Myrtle Beach National, has long been considered one of the Grand Strand's best golf courses. The biggest challenge over the past 25 years has been the greens, but King's North reopened in September with new ones. Mike Bailey has more from South Carolina's Lowcountry.
Muskoka, the cottage country destination two hours north of Toronto, is home to 1,600 lakes -- big and small -- and, most important to golfers, some of the best golf courses in Canada. With more than 20 courses, Muskoka states a strong case as the best golf destination in the country, Jason Scott Deegan writes from Huntsville.
Any idea that Hapuna Golf Course is just the other venue at Mauna Kea resort on the Big Island is quickly dismissed once you start playing it. It may not be as hard as its big-brother course -- Mauna Kea, on the other side of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway -- but it's almost as pretty. And it's probably more fun, too, because it's not as difficult, Mike Bailey writes.
The first thing you notice about Jacksonville Beach Golf Club is how many people are walking the course. They do this mostly because it's not that difficult. The combination of timing and limited land has led to a course that's easy to walk. But while that might be the case, it's anything but easy, especially for those who like to try to overpower a golf course.
The one-of-a-kind scenery is spectacular enough you might think you're in some remote, national park. But don't adjust your GPS, Arrowhead Golf Club is in Denver's backyard and makes for one of Colorado's most dramatic plays. Set in the Rockies foothills of Roxborough State Park just south of Denver, the course continues to attract a worldwide audience of tourists visiting Colorado's great outdoors.
The AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio is a little easier than it used to be -- just a little. In response to some 'suggestions' from PGA Tour players, the course underwent some modifications. However, the Greg Norman design that opened in 2010 and plays host to the Valero Texas Open is still pretty difficult and will continue to rank among the toughest courses on the PGA Tour.