Parkland Style Golf Courses

Typically located inland, parkland courses have well-kept fairways, mature trees, thick rough and many bunkers.  They are lush and well manicured.  The most prestigious ones have immaculate landscaping with flowers, hedges, specialty bushes and trees.  Greens are typically mildly undulating and small. Water hazards are usually manmade often with waterfalls and rock walls.  They have a park-like feel.

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Florida

King and Bear at World Golf Village

The only golf course in the world co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Winding through the residential communities of the Village, it’s long, not tricky with a mixture of their design styles.

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Florida

Slammer and Squire at World Golf Village

With moderate length, little rough, wide fairways and less penal bunkering, the Slammer and Squire is fun and very playable. The sister course, King and Bear nearby, is longer, tighter and more challenging.

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Carolinas

Pinehurst No. 9 – The National

The only Nicklaus course in the Sandhills area. Built in 1989, No. 9 is more challenging than typical Nicklaus courses as it represents his early work. The water holes are memorable and it’s very well manicured.

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Carolinas

Pinehurst No. 8 – The Centennial

Designed by Tom Fazio to celebrate the centennial year of Pinehurst Resort. We rank it third behind Major Championship caliber No. 2 and the Gil Hanse refurbished No. 4 as the best courses to play at Pinehurst Resort.

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Carolinas

Pinehurst No. 7 – The Fairwoods

A Rees Jones design with some of the largest greens in the stable of resort courses.  The terrain is the most hilly of the nine Pinehurst courses. 

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Carolinas

Pinehurst No. 6 – Fazio Design

A George and Tom Fazio design is not as striking as the other Fazio design No. 8. But it’s no “piece of cake”. The uphill elevated greens are frustrating to reach. Not as busy as other courses, you’ll find the perfect place to start a Pinehurst Resort vacation.

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Midwest

The Bog Course – Wisconsin

A challenging, lush tournament quality course with great value. It’s also 100% bentgrass on tees, fairways and greens. Only forty-five minutes south of the 2020 Ryder Cup course Whistling Straits.

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Northwest

Salish Cliffs Golf Club

Salish Cliffs Golf Club is associated with LIttle Casino Resort nearby. It’s a fun high-quality well-manicured golf course framed by beautiful towering pines. And it’s 100% bentgrass on tees, fairways and greens.

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Northwest

Couer d’Alene Golf – Floating Green

The floating green Par3 at Couer d’Alene Golf Resort course is an unusual but entertaining experience. Lake Couer d’Alene is a favored vacation destination in the Idaho panhandle.

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Hawaii

Kapalua Golf – Plantation Course

With breathtaking ocean and mountain views and ranked #1 in Hawaii by Golf Magazine, the Crenshaw-Coore Plantation course is a unique experience and a must-play on Maui.

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Midwest

Wild Rock Golf Club

In the Dells vacationland area of central Wisconsin and designed by the same architects as the nearby US Open Course, Erin Hills, Wild Rock Golf Club is a beautifully crafted championship golf course

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Midwest

University Ridge – Wisconsin

Home to the University of Wisconsin golf teams, the University Ridge Golf Course get’s its name from the glacial ridges that covered the region. It’s as good a natural golf setting as you will find with excellent variety, conditioning, layout, and service.

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Midwest

Grand Geneva Golf Resort – The Brute

Grand Geneva Resort includes two championship courses, the Highlands, and one of the toughest courses in Wisconsin, the Brute. No houses, marvelous views and perfect conditioning make this a grand experience.

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Midwest

Geneva National – Palmer Course

The Palmer Course is the longest of the three championship venues at Geneva National.  It’s the favorite of the three courses for most golfers. The varied course architecture at the Palmer course represents Arnold Palmer at his best.

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Midwest

Geneva National – Player Course

Geneva National includes fifty-four holes designed by three legends of the game; Palmer, Player, and Trevino.  Carved out of the rolling countryside of Southeastern Wisconsin it’s an easy 1 to 1 1/2 hour drive for many golfers from Chicago or Milwaukee.  Although it’s four miles west of Lake Geneva,  it’s actually near the shores of

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Florida

Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

A tournament-caliber golf course with a challenging layout of memorable holes and excellent conditioning, it’s the first Rees Jones design in Orlando. Extensive water and woods make an exciting combination of openness and remoteness at the same time. 

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Florida

Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge

An iconic landmark in the world of golf, Bay Hill is one of the best experiences in golf. A tremendous twenty-seven hole layout comprises three nines. The course hosts the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour. 

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Florida

Grand Cypress Golf Club

Our first choice over the many years we’ve been coming to Orlando for a relaxing golf getaway is Grand Cypress Golf Club. The choice of staying at the roomy Villas of Grand Cypress at the golf course or the iconic 1500-acre Hyatt Regency Resort with a private lake nearby is a most difficult one.  But

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Florida

Disney Magnolia Course

The highest rated and most challenging course of the four distinct courses near Disney World. A long but fair golf course with no forced carries other than a Par3. Named after it’s magnificent trees, the features include elevated, large greens, and good-sized fairways.

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