DoubleTree Golf Resort
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DoubleTree Golf Resort
DoubleTree Golf Resort's Carmel Highland Course used to lie on rolling, green hills north of San Diego. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Deer Track Golf Resort
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Deer Track Golf Resort
Deer Track Golf Resort renovated its North Course in the 1990s, but that still didn't halt its eventual fate - closure. GolfPublisher.com
Cougar Canyon Golf Links
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Cougar Canyon Golf Links
Cougar Canyon Golf Links was trying to be a high-end golf community in western Colorado. Courtesy of cougarcanyonliving.com
Diamondback Golf Club
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Diamondback Golf Club
Diamondback Golf Club offered some of the best terrain in Polk County between Orlando, Fla. and Tampa. Courtesy of Diamondback G.C.
Hershey Links Golf Course
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Hershey Links Golf Course
Hershey Links, a Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry course, used to be one of four golf courses in the Hershey Collection in Pennsylvania. Tim McDonald/WorldGolf.com
Waterway Hills Golf Club
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Waterway Hills Golf Club
Waterway Hills Golf Club along the Intracoastal Waterway is the latest Myrtle Beach-area course to close. Courtesy of Waterway Hills G.C.
Panther Creek Golf Club
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Panther Creek Golf Club
Panther Creek Golf Club near Jacksonville, Fla. featured tree-lined fairways and thick rough on the Andy Dye layout. Tim McDonald/WorldGolf.com
Riviera Country Club
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Riviera Country Club
Riviera Country Club in Dublin, Ohio decided not to open for play for the 2015 season. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
I got the chance to play Stevinson Ranch Golf Club in February before it closed for good in July. Pictured is the old 17th hole. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Falls Golf Club - Las Vegas
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Falls Golf Club - Las Vegas
Chunks of the Falls Golf Club by Tom Weiskopf is being sold off for redevelopment in Lake Las Vegas. WorldGolf.com
The Links at Cottonwoods golf course
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The Links at Cottonwoods golf course
Before closing in 2014, The Links at Cottonwoods was one of three excellent golf options in Tunica, Miss. Courtesy of Harrah's
High Pointe Golf Club
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High Pointe Golf Club
Tom Doak's first design, High Pointe Golf Club in Michigan, is now a farm that grows hops for beer. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Winding Hollow GC - clubhouse
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Winding Hollow GC - clubhouse
The setting around the 18th hole at Winding Hollow in New Albany near Columbus, Ohio, used to be pristine until the course closed. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
D'Andrea Golf Club
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D'Andrea Golf Club
Near Reno, Nev., the residential development at D'Andrea Golf Club failed to take off in time, and the course closed in 2012. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pike Creek Golf Course
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Pike Creek Golf Course
Pike Creek Golf Course, formerly the Three Little Bakers Country Club in Wilmington, Del., closed in 2010. Courtesy of hockessincommunitynews.com

Teeing off down memory lane: A tour of more shuttered golf courses we wish were still in business

Readers of Golf Advisor used social media to rally around the topic of their favorite local golf courses that have closed during the last decade. My story detailing a dozen shuttered courses golfers wish were still taking tee times tugged on the heart strings of many players who dream of turning back the clock when their favorite places to play were still in business.

From 2006-2013 643 18-hole layouts closed, according to the most recent numbers available from the National Golf Foundation. Every golf fanatic has a story of a long lost playground. Golf Advisor Managing Editor Brandon Tucker remembers the days when he used to play the now-closed Hickory Sticks Golf Course near Ann Arbor, Mich. for $8 a round.

I practically learned the game on a scruffy little nine-holer named Hickory Woods Golf Course while I was a student at Eastern Michigan University in nearby Ypsilanti, Mich. I'm still friends with the former owner who sold Hickory Woods for redevelopment. I don't blame him for cashing in his retirement. Several readers who commented on Facebook mentioned a feeling of melancholy and sadness whenever they drive by an old course overgrown with weeds.

As a tribute to our fallen friends, we've gathered photographs of courses readers indicated they missed the most. Consider this a road trip down memory lane, a tribute to those courses that are gone but not entirely forgotten.

If you want to give a shout-out to a shuttered course, send us your comments or old photos.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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