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Hello fellow spies,

I am moving next summer.  My wife is in medical school and will be applying to residency programs and next March we will find out where we will be living for 3 years.  Being analytical in nature, and a golf enthusiast, I was wondering if people familiar with the quality/quantity of golf in any of the following cities could give me some pointers on how to evaluate where we may end up!  Obviously it will not be the only factor (she has a say too after all), but just looking for some input.

In no particular order, the top 4 candidates are currently as follows:

1) Raleigh, NC

2) Charlottesville, VA

3) Columbus, OH

4) Pittsburgh, PA

 

Thanks in advance for any input you might have!

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Going by Golf Alone---Raleigh, NC hands down no question.   You have 3 great university courses at NC State, Duke and UNC.  You have Tobacco Road 30 to 40 minutes south of Raleigh and Pinehurst about and hour south of Raleigh, you'll have more courses to play than time available.  

As to quality of the cities, all are great medical field areas which I assume she already knows.   So factors outside of golf, I'd rank them.

1) Raleigh-Lived there for several years and it's a great overall area, fantastic for college sports, NHL team, minor league baseball and the best weather of any of the choices.

2) Columbus-Some of the nicest people in the world in Ohio, and you are between two major league cities, Cincinnati and Cleveland both reasonable drives if you need to see NFL or MLB  and NHL is right there in town.

4) Pittsburgh, really has changed from a steel town with dirty air and rivers.  So many great culture and professional sports to do.  Fantastic multiple Universities in the area as well.  Probably the worst weather city of the 4 though as far as winters go.

5) Charlottesville- A great college town, and hospital.  But really not a lot else there to attract me within a reasonable drive.   You'd really have to be tied into UVA in my mind to make that a high choice. Pretty area in the fall though. 

 

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16 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Going by Golf Alone---Raleigh, NC hands down no question.   You have 3 great university courses at NC State, Duke and UNC.  You have Tobacco Road 30 to 40 minutes south of Raleigh and Pinehurst about and hour south of Raleigh, you'll have more courses to play than time available.  

As to quality of the cities, all are great medical field areas which I assume she already knows.   So factors outside of golf, I'd rank them.

1) Raleigh-Lived there for several years and it's a great overall area, fantastic for college sports, NHL team, minor league baseball and the best weather of any of the choices.

2) Columbus-Some of the nicest people in the world in Ohio, and you are between two major league cities, Cincinnati and Cleveland both reasonable drives if you need to see NFL or MLB  and NHL is right there in town.

4) Pittsburgh, really has changed from a steel town with dirty air and rivers.  So many great culture and professional sports to do.  Fantastic multiple Universities in the area as well.  Probably the worst weather city of the 4 though as far as winters go.

5) Charlottesville- A great college town, and hospital.  But really not a lot else there to attract me within a reasonable drive.   You'd really have to be tied into UVA in my mind to make that a high choice. Pretty area in the fall though. 

 

Thanks for the response! I appreciate it.

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Fairways - Callaway Rogue, 3W and 5W, Stiff Project X EvenFlow 75

Hybrid - Cobra F7, 3-4H, Stiff Fujikura Pro 75H

Irons - Ping G, 5-UW, Stiff Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 105

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM6, 54M and 58M

Putter - Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M

Ball - Srixon Z-Star Yellow

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