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|Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas came up aces for one WorldGolf.com reader. (Chris Baldwin/GolfPublisher.com)|
With fall upon us, and winter less than two months away, WorldGolf.com readers used October to head towards warmer, greener pastures, namely some of the top courses in the U.S., from Hawaii and Las Vegas to Myrtle Beach. There's even a Ryder Cup venue thrown in there.
Eleven-handicapper Tadd Dolbier gave Jack Nicklaus' Reflection Bay in Lake Las Vegas a perfect five-star rating and heaps of praise:
"Lush fairways, perfect greens, sand, water, desert…Varied and a challenging layout."
Twenty-five-handicapper George Thompson praised Myrtle Beach's Azalea Sands for its playability and value.
"This is a good value for the money," remarked Thompson. "The course is not difficult and is in good shape considering the lack of rain we have had this year."
Just south of Myrtle Beach, reader Joe M. gave True Blue five stars.
Less than a year away from the 2008 Ryder Cup, one lucky reader, Larry Glover, got a sneak peak at the 2008 venue, Valhalla Country Club in Kentucky.
"I think it's underrated compared to the best courses in the world," said Glover. "Valhalla is really interesting because of the difference in the two nines…I love number 18, it's the best hole I've ever played!"
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November 5, 2007
Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Channel Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours.
Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.
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