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Retirement: Great Golf Courses

Retirement and Golf

 

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. – Phyllis Diller

 

Retirement allows more time for golf ;-) The following are ten great golf courses:

 
Pebble Beach California, United States

Pebble Beach, home to the 2010 US Open as well as several other world class tournaments, is considered as one of the world’s top golf courses. The course is situated on California’s Pacific shore providing magnificent views of the coast and also resulting in a challenge factoring in the wind on some of the holes. The Inn at Spanish Bay, Lodge at Pebble Beach, and Casa Palmero provide luxurious accommodations, superior dining and great bars.

 
Retirement and Golf-Old Course St Andrews The Old Course St Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews, one of the world’s oldest golf courses established in 1552, is considered by many to be the original home of golf. The Course is public and features seven large double greens shared by two holes each. The 17th hole, The Road Hole, challenges golfers with shots over the Old Course Hotel and hidden tee shot landings while the 18th hole features a 700-year-old bridge. The British Open has been hosted here 28 times.

 
Retirement and Golf-Royal Melbourne Royal Melbourne Golf Club Melbourne, Australia

The private Royal Melbourne Golf Club founded in 1891, comprised of the East and West courses, is a 36-hole golf club. The courses, not recommended for beginners, require membership from a recognized club for play and a maximum handicap of 36 for men and 45 for women. Numerous tournaments were hosted here including the President’s Cup, the Women’s Australian Open and the World Cup.

 
Retirement and Golf-Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills Southampton, NY, United States

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, host of 4 US Open tournaments, was first organized in 1891 and was the first golf club to admit women from its onset. It features the oldest US golf clubhouse and is a private club that requires accompaniment by a member. The proximity of the 18-hole course to the Atlantic Ocean can make play challenging due to the shifting winds.

 
Retirement and Golf-Pine Valley Pine Valley Golf Club Clementon, NJ, United States

Pine Valley, located in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, was started in 1913 and completed in 1919. The private Course is considered by many to be one of the best and most challenging courses in the world with every hole a unique experience. The 200-acre course is surrounded by over 400 acres of woodlands. The clubhouse is a simple structure, which further re-enforces the Pine Valley concept that the focus here is playing golf.

 
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