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I originally from NYC...there is about a dozen courses in the NYC...not bad for most cities...and just outside the Long Island, Westchester and NJ have so many more. The first land fill golf course in the world was built in Brooklyn...Marine Park GC...a nice track!!!

I don't think we should be building any more courses right now. We need to help the one's that are failing. I understand for a couple of years...almost a course a day closes...320 last year!

I have used my marketing skills to help private clubs stay open or to be in the black vs in the red!

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Don't know, but a great city for golf is Portland, Oregon. It's one of the few pluses for this antifa breeding ground. Two great public courses are Glendoveer and Rose City. Far better than the private club i waste my time at.

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Bethpage is not within the 5 boroughs of NYC. It is about 45 minutes to 1 hour away. Ferry Point is in NYC (Bronx) and is an excellent course. The boroughs have a dozen other munis, none of which are elite and most all are very crowded, but some are pretty decent courses (Van Cortland not being one). Split Rock, Dyker Beach, South Shore, Forest Park, etc. The suburbs around NYC also have a decent mix of quality courses, nothing world-class save Bethpage but some good options (Harbor Links, Galloping Hill, Saxon Woods, etc).

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Number one on the list of worst golf destinations should be Tucson, Arizona! There are a few nice courses here, but you can't afford to play them. The City Fathers have decided to force reclaimed water at ridiculous prices on all the public courses. Now, they can't make any money, so they're going out of business. With not much rainfall here, the future is dim for golf. As a whole, golf is dying everywhere because of the high cost. Young people are not playing and our older generation is too cheap to pay the price.

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Our group went to Tucson in May. Kind of a disappointment. Courses were so so. Dove Mountain was not in good shape. I can tell immediately the condition of the course by the bunkers on the first hole. If they are not raked so goes the rest of the course. Been to better places.

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Tucson is and always been a great golf destination. There are seasonal promotional rates year round. A little effort will produce favorable green fees at nice courses. City government golf course mismanagement will always be a problem. No difference in Tucson. Hopefully the Tucson Conquistadors can work some more of their magic and turn Randolph back into a PGA championship caliber track.

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The San Francisco Bay Area is divided into sub-regions we have the Oakland East Bay Area and the San Jose South Bay Area. The new Corica Park is located in Alameda which is adjacent to Oakland it is a part of the Oakland East Bay Area in a 6 mile radius you have municipal golf courses in three different cities in the Oakland East Bay you have Corica Park in Alameda Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland and Monarch Bay in San Leandro we call that the Doolittle Golf Trail Rees Jones have redesign the Corica golf course to this fabulous golf course that we have now. Johnny Miller is the architect of Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland and John Harbottle designed Monarch Bay which is on the San Francisco Bay Shoreline and you can see views of downtown San Francisco. All three complexes are minutes away from the Oakland International Airport .

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DC actually has great public golf. I have played every one within 1.5 hours and my top ten (max 45 min. drive) are:
1. Whiskey Creek
2. Raspberry Falls
3. Worthington Manor
4. Laurel Hills
5. Northwest
6. Westfields
7. Twin Lakes - Oaks Course
8. Blue Mash
9. Hampshire Greens
10. Stonewall

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Thanks for sharing. Cool list. Do you have a GA reviews account?

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Atlanta is pretty awful. There are at least plenty of options (although most of them are going to be 30-45+ minute drives for the vast majority of people), but very little quality. The two best public golf courses are well outside the city (the Frog and Achasta), and most of what's available is average at best.

Atlanta just really lacks any excellent public golf courses. It's almost all mediocre or worse. Quantity without quality. Bear's Best seems to be the place people THINK is great (and they certainly charge a price that indicates they also think it's something special) but it's not great. I don't think there's a single course in the metro area that would crack a top 50 list of public courses I've played.

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What do you think about the Bobby Jones reno? Excited?

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I have lived and played golf all over the world including Japan, Las Vegas, Santa Maria, Fort Worth and others not note worthy. I moved to San Antonio Texas 45 years ago and without question it is the best kept golf secret in the world. The city is too busy promoting the Alamo and Riverwalk but we have the best municipal courses in the state. There are resort courses, public courses and some private courses that are available to the public. A golfer can stay for a month and play a different course every day and the rates are better than other locations mentioned by other readers responding to this survey. Our weather is also note worthy because you can play 12 months a year.

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And what he says is true all the way up to the other side of Austin.
A great course between the two cities is Vaalar Creek, give it a play some time.

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Hi everyone. I’ll be in San Antonio on July 12 and I’d like to get some recommendations on places to play golf while I’m there for four days. Thank you.
Bob Smith
St. Louis, MO

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Play the Hyatt Hill Country

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??????????? Old Brack is an over-hyped, over-priced course of some charm BUT - the rest of it? Burnt out crapola. And yes, I have played them all.

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Have only played Brack among the munis there but the others look pretty good too. I'll have to zip down 35 soon.

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Jack is correct. Being in golf event planning, you cannot beat this area with the Alamo Golf Trail. Entertainment and golf are unbeatable for a fantastic getaway. In thirty days a golfer can play the foothills and never play a course twice. A must go to place.

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Helicopters aren’t shuttling Congressional members from the Capitol to DCA. That part of DC is a no fly zone except for Presidential helicopters, park Police and the US Coast Guard.

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City of Detroit. It has let it's courses go down hill and has closed at least 2 of them. the city council almost let them all close, because they would not appoint a company to run them!

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Fortunately there is a ton of affordable and pretty good golf all over the tri-county area.