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I like to arrange a golf trip for my son and his wife to travel for 12 months and play golf across the US.  Any suggestions of golf courses and/or accommodation you can recommend will be appreciated.  I actually have no clue where to start other than Dover (DE) where we live. 

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DAD!  I've missed you so much!    :D

 

That's amazing.  Are you planning it together?  Or is this a surprise?  Travel by land?  You can cover a lot of ground in 12 months.  If it's a continuous trip, then planning has to start with the weather so southern U.S. courses in winter obviously.  I've played mostly in the west from New Mexico, AZ, SoCal, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  I've played some in Florida, but others are more familiar with courses there.  I can make some suggestions if you have an idea of what part of these areas you will be visiting and for how long.

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I can retire early and act a their guide across the country......if you are covering the cost, of course.....LOL

 

One of the best places to start would be the Golf Digest 100 best Public courses....

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/gallery/americas-100-greatest-public-courses-ranking


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I guess north of I-40 in the spring/summer, south of I-40 in the fall/winter. Generally.


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I could rattle off a long list of courses but.... I'd recommend they hit the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama at some point during their southern swing. Incredible courses and great value. Look it up.

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DAD!  I've missed you so much!    :D

 

That's amazing.  Are you planning it together?  Or is this a surprise?  Travel by land?  You can cover a lot of ground in 12 months.  If it's a continuous trip, then planning has to start with the weather so southern U.S. courses in winter obviously.  I've played mostly in the west from New Mexico, AZ, SoCal, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  I've played some in Florida, but others are more familiar with courses there.  I can make some suggestions if you have an idea of what part of these areas you will be visiting and for how long.

I'm not going with and yes, it is a surprise and they will be traveling by car. I want them to experience the people in the rural areas and hopefully make some new friends! Thanks for the comments. 

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I could rattle off a long list of courses but.... I'd recommend they hit the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama at some point during their southern swing. Incredible courses and great value. Look it up.

I will definitely look this up, appreciate the response.  

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I think a good idea might be give some of the guys here a few days notice where they will be and anyone close could give them their favorite course possibly even show them around as a playing partner. Say they are near me I come up say Troy Burne in Huson,Wi great local course, then they could take the advise play alone or We could play it together.

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I'd suggest a stop for a few days (or longer) in my "second home", Pinehurst and/or Southern Pines, NC.  In addition to Pinehurst #2, host of several US Opens, there are dozens of really good courses and lots of excellent places to stay and to eat.

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I agree 100% with Dave. And by the way, all the information you provided Dave; to my group this time last year was really useful and thoughtful. I can't wait to make a return trip. PH & SP is a special place.


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I'd suggest a stop for a few days (or longer) in my "second home", Pinehurst and/or Southern Pines, NC.  In addition to Pinehurst #2, host of several US Opens, there are dozens of really good courses and lots of excellent places to stay and to eat.

Thanks Dave, I will make sure to include Pinehurst 

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I agree 100% with Dave. And by the way, all the information you provided Dave; to my group this time last year was really useful and thoughtful. I can't wait to make a return trip. PH & SP is a special place.

I'm glad you had a good time, its one of my favorite places too.  We spent the long July 4 weekend there this summer, and will be back for Thanksgiving week again.  Let me know when you're going back, and I'll try to update my recommendations.


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I can arrange for some private golf in DE for a start and may be able to get on a few in the Philly area as well.  I am now in NY and can get them on Bethpage Black if you would like and have a lot of connections in Las Vegas and can arrange there as well. Shoot me a PM if I can help out.

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I'd recommend they hit the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama at some point during their southern swing. Incredible courses and great value. Look it up.

I was actually emailing some friends about this yesterday- was wondering if you could get it done in a week...

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Might be a little hard to do since there are 26 courses along the trail. It runs the entire length of the state from north to south. I've only played the 3 courses at Capital Hill in Prattville. That's just outside of Montgomery. 3 great courses.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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