About BakersfieldHome to more than 800,000 people, Bakersfield, CA may not be as well-known as San Francisco, but there’s still plenty to do and see. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, The Fox Theater has been around since the late 1920’s. The theatre has events ranging from live concerts, to ballets, and so much more. Music and culture have filled the Fox Theater for decades and taking a part in that history is worth-while.
If you’ve got a need for speed, the Kern County Raceway Park is your cup of tea. This half a mile, oval raceway can hold up to 17,000 fans and has 18 concession stands spread throughout the park. From stock cars to motorcycles, there’s something for everybody.
The Links at Riverlakes Ranch has been one of the most popular courses in the area for the last 15 years. While the course is one of the cities’ best, it’s not easy out on the greens. Prepare yourself for mile-high rough around the bunkers, sometimes ranging six feet!
After opening in 1951, Buena Vista Golf Course is home to some of the most beautiful views on the golf course. The course is home to both a men’s, women’s, and junior golf club with events taking place typically once a month.
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Matt Ginella ventures to the Cradle of American Golf in the North Carolina Sandhills to experience the infamous U.S. Open venue Pinehurst No. 2. He also visits with the architect of The Cradle, Gil Hanse, and tours the home of Donald Ross among other off-course highlights. And no trip is complete without a spin around the new Cradle short course. Watch the full episode of Golf Advisor Round Trip: Pinehurst.