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Legendary Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. hosts the 2006 U.S. Open beginning Thursday, June 15. Just how tough is this golf course? TravelGolf.com's Chris Baldwin got a chance to play the famed track recently and talks with host Dave Berner about what challenges lie ahead for the world's best golfers.
"A lot of people talk about the rough at Winged Foot, which is severe and striking," Baldwin said. "But I thought the greens were even tougher. That's really where the course can kill you."
With the Open being held so close to New York City, golf fans will naturally want to take in some of the sights. Sportswriter Ryan Mattos gives us some ins and outs of touristy things to do in the Big Apple, including where (and where not) to get some of that famous New York pizza, and where to catch World Cup soccer action.
Meanwhile, having seven golf courses built and four on the way, the Mexican resort peninsula of Cabo San Lucas has developed into a great new golfing destination. With tracks such as Cabo del Sol, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Cabo Real by Robert Trent Jones Jr. setting you back about $250 for a round, it may be pricey. But if you're going to put the time and money into going to Cabo, these oceanfront golfing resorts are definitely worth the extra cash, Baldwin says.
At caddychicks.com, golfers can book a female caddie for their next round of golf. CEO Mike Trahan, gives us the lowdown and says the only problem faced by the new venture is that demand is outweighing supply.