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Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
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Great munis: Crandon, N. Palm Beach

Written by:John Schwarb
Key Biscayne, FL

What do you think of when you hear the term “muni course”? Perhaps the local course you played as a kid, carrying your bag for just for a few bucks while trying to figure out this silly game. Maybe yo Read More »

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Pompano Beach Municipal GC
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Pompano Beach Municipal makeover

Written by:John Schwarb
Pompano Beach, FL

World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman has designed great golf courses all over the planet, usually backed by a deep-pocketed land developer or other visionary. A municipal project never crossed his des Read More »

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Hammock Beach Conservatory
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Watson's Conservatory a tough test

Written by:John Schwarb
Palm Coast, FL

On a recent trip to a Champions Tour event I was lucky enough to get a moment with Tom Watson, World Golf Hall of Famer and all-around golf icon. Four days later I was booked to play his Conservatory Read More »

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Plantation on Crystal River

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During a recent visit to Plantation on Crystal River, I posted a photo from the course on my Facebook page and a commenter noted how he had many happy memories from playing the course in his junior go Read More »

Scariest hole in golf? 17 at Sawgrass

Written by:John Schwarb
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

In the spirit of Halloween, LINKS Magazine recently selected its 10 scariest holes in golf. There are some truly terrifying shots on the list, from Pebble Beach to Pine Valley to Scotland, but they al Read More »

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A Walk in the Woods

Written by:John Schwarb
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

I have a resident’s bias when touting St. Augustine as a great golf destination, though the facts are my best defense. Nearly every fan of the game knows that the World Golf Hall of Fame is in St. Au Read More »

TPC Tampa Bay praised by the pros

Written by:John Schwarb
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

For two decades, the stars of the Champions Tour have visited TPC Tampa Bay. To a man they say it’s one of the best courses they see all year. When your golf travels include west-central Florida, you Read More »

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PGA Courses for Everyone

Written by:John Schwarb
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

On its annual golf barnstorm across the United States, the PGA Tour visits several iconic courses that practically reach out and tease fans through their televisions -- Augusta National, Muirfield Vil Read More »

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Streamsong Praise from Magazine

Written by:John Schwarb
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

In one magazine’s eyes, there are not more than 30 courses better than Streamsong Red that have opened in the last half-century in the United States. Think about how lofty that praise is. Golfweek mag Read More »

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  2. Off The Beaten Path
PGA Village-Wanamaker
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Dick Gray on PGA Village

Written by:John Schwarb
Port St. Lucie, FL

Dick Gray has served South Florida golfers for 25 years, from design projects at The Florida Club in Stuart and (with Pete and P.B. Dye) Loblolly Pines in Hobe Sound. While working as superintendent a Read More »

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The Breakers Rees Jones Course
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Don't Miss The Breakers Rees Jones

Written by:John Schwarb
Palm Beach, FL

There are hotels where you arrive, quickly drop your bags and hop back on the road for an off-site round of golf, in no great hurry to return. Then there’s The Breakers Palm Beach. On a very short lis Read More »

The Golf Club at Amelia Island
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Playing Among the Oaks in Amelia Island

Written by:John Schwarb
Amelia Island, FL

Our drive to Amelia Island was filled with anticipation of beachy relaxing, as my wife and I crossed a couple of bridges on A1A and glimpsed terrific views of Fort George Inlet and Nassau Sound before Read More »

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