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    Golf Courses

    The family is wanting to plan a big golf trip somewhere nice any recommended courses you've played? or heard of?

    Whistling Straighs in Wisconsin and The General in Galena, Illinois have come up any others?



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    There are some nice ones around the Lake of the Ozarks. Not sure which one I played for sure but it was well kept and very scenic



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan92 View Post
    The family is wanting to plan a big golf trip somewhere nice any recommended courses you've played? or heard of?

    Whistling Straighs in Wisconsin and The General in Galena, Illinois have come up any others?

    You mentioned Wi courses, so assuming your looking that direction. Another Wi resort that our family and friends enjoyed was the House on the Rock Resort. 27 holes of golf, nice resort/pool, and sightseeing nearby.

    House on the Rock - The Resort l The Attraction l The Inn

    Haven't been in the last few yrs since we moved away, but they used to have some decent golf package deals that saved some $.



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Take a look at Giant's Ridge in Minnesota. There are two 18 hole courses that are rated as the best public courses in Minnesota and in the top 20 nation wide.

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    Re:Golf Courses

    Kohler WI is awesome however bring your checkbook. If spending $400/round is not an issue, go there.

    Look. At bandon dunes in Oregon



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    Re: Golf Courses

    I will put my vote in for the Grand View Lodge courses north of Brainerd, MN. The Pines course is 27 holes on the north side of Gull Lake. The Preserves is a nice course 6 miles north of there and Deacons Lodge is an Arnold Palmer course in Breezy Point. you could stay at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake with golfing packages. www.grandviewlodge.com



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Kohler WI is awesome however bring your checkbook. If spending $400/round is not an issue, go there.

    Look. At bandon dunes in Oregon
    Agree, Kohler is an outstanding area but you will be spending some serious coin. I would also love to get out to Brandon dunes in Oregon those courses look amazing!

    If you want to go to San Diego you can play Torrey Pines for about 50 bucks. Well worth the money.



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Kohler WI is awesome however bring your checkbook. If spending $400/round is not an issue, go there.

    Look. At bandon dunes in Oregon
    So you're saying bring 2 checkbooks



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan92 View Post
    The family is wanting to plan a big golf trip somewhere nice any recommended courses you've played? or heard of?

    Whistling Straighs in Wisconsin and The General in Galena, Illinois have come up any others?
    Are you flying or driving?



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    Re: Golf Courses

    [QUOTE=cyfan92;2995442]The family is wanting to plan a big golf trip somewhere nice any recommended courses you've played? or heard of?

    Whistling Straighs in Wisconsin and The General in Galena, Illinois have come up any others?

    The Kohler courses in WI are among the best in the country if you are serious golfers. Whistling Straits is one of the best in the world-caddies only on that course and play the proper tees for your handicaps or it will be the worst 5 hours of your golfing life-no room for false bravado there (or I want to get my moneys worth). If you want a winter trip here in Phoenix is the best my group found in 20+ years of golf trips.











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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan92 View Post
    The family is wanting to plan a big golf trip somewhere nice any recommended courses you've played? or heard of?

    Whistling Straighs in Wisconsin and The General in Galena, Illinois have come up any others?
    have you looked at the costs of whistling straits yet?

    i know greens fees there are over $400/person so plan on spending a few thousand for your family to golf at just one course


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    Re: Golf Courses

    Sand Hills out near Valentine NE. You can stay on the grounds.


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    Re: Golf Courses

    Played TPC Sawgrass and loved it a couple years ago. We don't vacation much so forking over a little more isn't unheard of.

    Would be awesome to drive though!!



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Sand Hills out near Valentine NE. You can stay on the grounds.
    Rolling Hills in Norwalk



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    Re: Golf Courses

    Look at DisneyWorld courses in Orlando. There are several good courses with easy access to DW parks and entertainment. I guess it depends how many kids, how old the kids are, how many rounds of golf you are looking for, etc.


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