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  • Sacramento

    As you move northeast along Interstate 80 past Sacramento, the transition from farmland to foothills seems to happen in an instant. From a golf architect's point of view it is land redolent with possibilities and famous architects like Robert Trent Jones Jr. have laid some of their best work here. Ted Johnson has more.

  • Summerly

    Composed of the Ontario, Riverside and San Bernardino areas, the Inland Empire is the fifth largest urban area in the state of California and quickly becoming one of the most diverse.

  • Las Vegas

    Badlands Golf Club: Good for your game

    Badlands Golf Club in Las Vegas is, for the most part, target golf at its finest. It's a course that will reward you for good shots and punish those errant shots. Make sure to check your ego at the front desk -- along with your driver on some holes. It's a fun course if you think your way around, Bill Bowman writes from Sin City.

  • Las Vegas

    Recently reopened as a semi-private course, Stallion Mountain Golf Club has Las Vegas golfers buzzing. With a challenging layout, just enough water, sand and trees to add to the test, rolling fairways and beautiful landscaping, this classic par-72 track has been brought back to life in a big way. Forget bells and whistles, this is just good, solid golf on an outstanding course.

  • Phoenix - Scottsdale

    27 holes soar at The Phoenician in Scottsdale

    The 27-hole layout at The Phoenician, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., hardly feels like desert golf at times. The three nine-hole courses also feature many ponds, manicured fairways and mountain views, depending on which layout you're playing. Jason Scott Deegan has more on The Phoenician.

  • Naples

    Champions Tour Stop: The Golf Lodge at the Quarry in Naples

    Water appears to splash everywhere at The Golf Lodge at The Quarry in Naples which opened in 2007. But rest assured this private club plays gentle and forgiving as long as players chose their clubs and angles of attack wisely, Jason Scott Deegan writes.

  • Hawaii

    Golfers escape the crowds at Manele on Lanai

    Bill Gates was married on the 12th tee box at The Challenge at Manele in 1994, essentially renting out the entire island of Lanai. While Gates may have went to the extreme, playing this golf course makes you feel like you have the island to yourself. In fact, the most challenging aspect may be keeping your eyes on the fairways and greens, Wes Gilbertson writes.

  • Naples

    Naples: A loaded golf scene

    A lot of destinations call themselves the 'Golf capital of the world.' But few can stack up with the abundance per capita of Collier County, anchored by the hotbed of Naples.

  • San Francisco

    The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay opened in 2001, but the six-story castle-like resort feels like an escape to another time -- with all the modern conveniences. The two golf courses are spectacular, and the resort is luxurious and about as good as it gets, Mike Bailey writes from northern California.

  • Palm Springs

    Four great Palm Springs golf resorts

    For desert guests: Prepping for a Coachella Valley golf getaway is akin to an American historian taking a trip to Philadelphia, a foodie traveling to New York or a gambler rolling into Las Vegas. Palm Springs is the proverbial kid in a confectionery for golfers, and the options for diverse play are limitless. As are the choices for accommodation to complement your rounds. From Indian Wells to La Quinta Resort, here are four top options for area resorts with exceptional 'play and stay' facilities that are certain to ensure your travel meets high expectations.