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  • Orlando

    Top tour-tested courses of Orlando

    Orlando has long been a magnet for professional golfers and aspiring PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and LPGA Tour players who are drawn by the superb inventory of championship-level layouts and year-round temperate climate that affords tee times every day of the year. If you want to see where your game really stands, head to Orlando.

  • Michigan

    Looking to get away from it all? Look no further than The Inn at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Golf Club. The Inn at Bay Harbor feels like olden days America with modern amenities, while the 27 golf holes designed by Arthur Hills (especially the Links/Quarry combination) are reminiscent of formidable Irish seaside courses, David R. Holland writes.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs golf by design

    Few regions on the planet offer such a collective celebrity designer gauntlet as Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley region. Judd Spicer highlights four of the best.

  • Phoenix - Scottsdale

    Best golf in north Scottsdale

    There's only one thing wrong with planning a Scottsdale golf vacation: It's hard to find enough time to play all of the city's great courses. Phoenix may be the capital city, but there's no question Scottsdale -- north Scottsdale in particular -- is the golfing nexus in Arizona.

  • Orlando

    Diversity reigns in Orlando golf

    The Orlando area has more topographical diversity than any other part of the Sunshine State. Utilizing acres of former orange groves and farmland, wetlands and sometimes wildly undulating terrain, designers have fashioned an excellent lineup of courses in the theme park capital of the world. Ed Schmidt breaks down the best Orlando has to offer.

  • Tampa

    Tampa golf is loaded with variety

    Looking for a diverse mix of the best golf in the Tampa area? Brandon Tucker played 36 holes a day for four days in the Tampa area. What did he find out? Whether you play a world-class venue or a tiny municipal, you can find a great bargain in Tampa compared to other destinations.

  • Tampa

    Saddlebrook Resort a Tampa golf mecca

    Saddlebrook Resort is a golf resort that is more known for its tennis, but it's making itself famous as a top golf academy and resort. With two championship courses and the golf academy, Saddlebrook is a great way to get in some serious golf lessons while being away from the traffic of Orlando and Tampa, but it still lets the golfer and family stay close to the big cities.

  • Austin

    Vaaler Creek a Texas Hill Country escape

    Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Vaaler Creek isn't the closest course to San Antonio or Austin. But those who want a pleasant escape from either city will enjoy a day at Vaaler Creek, which has a pleasant blend of hole variety and playability, Brandon Tucker writes.

  • Tucson

    The western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains are rugged, rocky and unforgiving and can be a harsh environment. But golf course architect Dick Bailey tamed the land -- somewhat -- when he designed The Preserve Golf Club at SaddleBrooke. The par-72, 7,006-yard course, sitting at 3,200 feet in elevation, may be one of the finest Tucson golf courses you've never heard of. Golf course reviewers haven't exactly rushed to the site, but you should.

  • Monterey

    Tips for a Monterey golf trip

    The Monterey Peninsula offers some of the best golf, weather, things to do, dining and scenery that you'll ever experience. If budget isn't a concern, there's no limit to the delights. But you might be surprised to find out that even on limited funds, this California golf vacation can be affordable, and you'll create memories that will last a lifetime, Mike Bailey writes.