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The golf “buddies trip” is a tradition as old as the game itself—a group of friends plan a trip to a golf destination where they will play more golf in a long weekend than they thought humanly possible, and pair it with great food, activities and camaraderie. The golf professionals at the American Club Resort
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Austinites are passionate about their barbecue—brisket, spareribs and sausage. Don’t expect the white glove treatment—this is casual at best—and be prepared to wait in line. Brown’s BBQ (512-517-8520 or Facebook) and La Barbecue are local favorites. If you’re looking for table service and air-conditioning, Freedmen’s is a full-service restaurant and smokehouse in an historic brick
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If you’ve yet to play Gil Hanse’s terrific Rio Olympics course in Brazil—we’re looking at you, PGA Tour players—a more-than-reasonable substitute is Hanse’s Black Course at Streamsong, the just-opened third 18 at the famed Central Florida resort. In fact, the Black is a bigger, broader, bolder version of Rio. The course is reshaped from a
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Chicago offers just about every type of dining experience you could wish for, from Michelin-ranked restaurants like Alinea, with 3 stars and tasting menus that hover around $300 a person, and classic steakhouses such as Morton’s and Ditka’s, to no-frills stops like Pierogi Heaven serving up excellent Polish food. No matter what your taste and
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Virtual golf design met the real thing in mid-July at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin. Brian Silvernail, winner of Golf Digest’s 2016 Armchair Architect contest, spent a weekend consulting with golf architect David McLay Kidd on the site of the resort’s second 18, Mammoth Dunes, now under construction. Silvernail’s winning design, selected last
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Royal Birkdale gets its 10th Open Championship July 20-23, nine years after 500-to-1 shot Greg Norman, then 53, held a one-stroke lead with nine to play before a 77 opened the way for Padraig Harrington’s second of three major championships. Harrington’s final-round 69 was one of only 21 rounds in the 60s all week, versus
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Where To Play Golf In Palm Beach – Golf Digest Destination Guide: Palm Beach You’d think an area known for its Bentleys and billionaires would be too pricy for a golf getaway, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Yes, there are many exclusive private clubs in Palm Beach, but there are far more
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Where to Play Golf in Charleston, South Carolina – Golf Digest Destination Guide: Charleston Charleston is a great fit for golfing families, couples and buddies. If you’re looking for resort-based golf, where your choice for the day is what designer course to play, Kiawah and Wild Dunes fit the bill with seven courses between them. For
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