Golf courses are some of the best and most manicured real-estate in the world. Even though I don’t play the game, I find myself drawn to various courses and sometimes I think I’d even pay the green-fees just to be able to walk the links with a camera. Recently, I read an article that described some of the most unique and picturesque golf courses in the country and I thought I’d pass them along this week. Today, we visit the East Coast!
You might consider getting into “real” shape (not just “golf” shape) before playing this course. The Limestone boulders that serve as the foundation and d?cor of this course (some of them, over 7 tons in size) will literally take you right up the side of a mountain. The back-nine holes on this course escalate higher and higher into the mountain with beautiful terraced tee boxes and limestone retaining walls. If not the views, then certainly the climb will leave you breathless!
This course is a triumph of modern engineering. Not too long ago, it was a massive landfill (yes, it was a “dump”)! Today, it’s a beautiful course on the border of
Four of this course’s 18 holes are squeezed inside the 2.5 mile oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I doubt they allow golf carts on the track of the famous brickyard, and it’s probably more than a “slight” distraction to have to tee it up while cars scream past you at 200mph, but that’s part of the fun, right?
Certainly, I’ve left out some pretty cool golf courses that are near and dear to your hearts this week. Don’t get upset; just leave a comment about your favorite course and any unique attributes of the course that might draw a few readers there in their spare traveling time. And if you’re thinking of entertaining a client or two on a special or unique course, certainly these should kick your imagination into gear!
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