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Arnold Palmer and ten courses baring his fingerprints

Few in life can say they had such a profound impact on their chosen profession as to change it -- but that’s precisely what Arnold Palmer did for golf. The young, unflappable player with dashing good looks transformed the game from one for the idle rich to one for the masses. Audiences watching on television, a medium then still in its infancy, marveled at how the dashingly handsome Palmer handled the clubs and himself around the links. And, the occasional masquerade as Superman didn’t hurt, either.  Take the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills in Denver, for example. Palmer, fresh...

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Golfing in San Francisco? We have some recommendations for you

Golfing in California isn't just a sport, its an experience. The region has produced major championship winners such as Johnny Miller, Ken Venturi, George Archer and Juli Inkster. And, where else can you walk links that have played host to four U.S. Opens? Yes, if you are in the San Francisco area, you owe it to yourself to book at least 18 holes and see what the experience is all about. 1. CordeValle It doesn't get much better than this Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course. It is ranked No. 8 by Golf Magazine for Best Public Courses in the state....

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Best Golf Courses in Chicago Land?

Golfing the best in Chicagoland is very much a private affair. Checkout these clubs and dream of getting an invitation to play, although we did manage to mix in some very fine public courses. 1. Medinah Country Club This top-rated course is also one of the most famous -- and exclusive. With three, world-renowned courses having played host to three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, a U.S. Senior Open and the 2012 Ryder Cup, your chance of running into legends from the world of golf, film, tv, politics or a professional athlete are usually pretty good. website Phone: 630-773-1700 Cost: Private...

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Golfing San Diego? Here are the top ranked courses

Sun, sand, surf, scenic mountain and ocean views and golf! What more could a golfer ask for? Our Top 15 San Diego courses have everything the casual weekend golfer or the serious practitioner could ask for. 1. Torrey Pines Torrey Pines bills itself as "the nation's foremost municipal golf course." Indeed, with the magnificent views of the Pacific, few courses can challenge Torrey Pines' majestic beauty. And the course, home to the 2008 U.S. Open, offers a myriad of challenges. website Phone: 800-732-7463 Cost: $61 (residents) - $183 2. Arrowood Golf Club Designed by world-renowned architect Ted Robinson Jr., signature hole...

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Hilton Head, SC - Top 15 Courses in the Low Country

Hilton Head Island, another Golfing gem on the South Carolina coast is home to dozens of top rated courses. Hilton Head has all of the Southern Beauty and Charm as well as lots of Family Fun. We again averaged the latest ratings from Golf Magazine, USA Today Travel, Golf Advisor, Where2Golf, SC Golf Course Ratings Panel and Golf Week. The results of those averages are as follows: 1. Harbour Town Golf Links at The SeaPines Jack Nicklaus' first foray into big-time architecture came here, while serving as a co-designer with Pete Dye. The 18th, is one of the "must-play" holes in golf, a...

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