Latrobe Country Club, of course, is where Arnold Palmer learned to play the game. The country club is a laid-back, little place, set back discreetly off Arnold Palmer Drive. No big billboards advertise its presence. In fact, if you didn't know where you were going, you'd have a hard time finding the golf course.
But once you get inside, it's all Arnie, all the time.
Hundreds of photos adorn the walls: Arnie doing this, Arnie doing that, Arnie winning this, Arnie winning that. Arnie as a young man, Arnie as an older man. Arnie with golf greats, dignitaries, politicians, us common folk.
The country club guest houses are more of the same. Every kind of Arnold Palmer memorabilia, including Arnold Palmer salt and pepper shakers. Jerry Palmer, the general manager, is Palmer's brother.
The country club is a private club, 40 miles east of Pittsburgh, up in the Laurel Highlands. Again, it's a low-key place befitting Palmer's rather humble personality and the rest of this part of rural western Pennsylvania: No scampering ball boys, no GPS in the carts, no big bronze statues. Unlike many other country clubs, it isn't overflowing with houses around the fairway perimeters. Just a good golf course in a pretty, small-town setting.