Arnold Palmer won 62 times on the PGA Tour, 10 times on the Senior (now Champions) Tour, three more times at the Senior Skins Games and several other odd tournaments (especially in Europe and Canada) during an inspiring career that spanned roughly four decades (from 1955-93). "The King" certainly earned his nickname.
Some of his biggest victories came at public courses around the world. His back-to-back victories at England's Royal Birkdale Golf Club in 1961 and the Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland in 1962 elevated the importance of The Open Championship in the eyes of America's pros and fans.
Palmer essentially helped put the Harbor Town Golf Links on the map by winning the inaugural Tour event there in 1969. He secured his milestone 50th win at the 1967 Tucson Open Invitational at what was then called the Tucson National Golf Club, now the Catalina Course at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort in Arizona.
Enjoy this photographic tour down memory lane of public-access golf courses where Arnold Palmer won on tour.
Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines
The famous 18th hole of Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links plays along the coast and towards the lighthouse. Arnold Palmer won the 1969 Heritage Golf Classic here.
Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort
Memorial Park golf course - 7th
It can be a little hard to get a tee time at Memorial Park -- where Arnold Palmer won the 1957 Houston Open -- but it's not expensive.
Courtesy of Memorial Park
Royal Birkdale golf course - 12th
Royal Birkdale Golf Club's tough terrain and sea winds make it one of northwest England's most challenging plays. Arnold Palmer won the 1961 Open Championship here.
Courtesy of Alan C. Birch
Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course - 11th
The 11th hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club, called "The Railway," looks spectacular when the gorse blooms. Arnold Palmer won the 1962 British Open here by six strokes.
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Omni Tucson National - Catalina golf course - 18th
The famous 18th hole on the Catalina golf course at Omni Tucson National begins with a difficult tee shot between two water hazards. It was on this course that Arnold Palmer won the 1967 Tucson Open Invitational, his 50th PGA Tour victory.
Azalea City golf course
Azalea City is a beautifully kept municipal golf course in Mobile, Ala., where Arnold Palmer won the 1960 Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational.
Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego
The San Diego River borders the Mission nine at the 27-hole Riverwalk Golf Club. Arnold Palmer won the San Diego Open Invitational here in 1957 and 1961.
Bay Hill Club & Lodge - 18th hole
Arnold Palmer never won a PGA Tour event at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, although it's still the best place to meet and greet the King.
Courtesy of Bay Hill Club & Lodge
West Palm Beach Golf Course
Arnold Palmer won the 1959 West Palm Beach Open Invitational on south Florida's West Palm Beach Golf Course.
Courtesy of West Palm Beach G.C.