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The 18th at We-Ko-Pa’s Saguaro Course  challenges golfers to keep the ball out of the “kitty litter.” 

During the fall and winter months, a handful of warm-weather destinations attract avid golfers, retirees and professional golf tours. And this year, with energy prices near all-time highs, it’s safe to say more people will postpone their overseas dream vacations to stay stateside and not only visit them but play golf, too. While we’re not all fortunate to live in these warmer climates, many are only a short plane ride away. So this fall, if you’re itching to extend your playing season, and save money in the process, we suggest you consider teeing it up at one of these “go-to” areas.

Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, S.C., has one of the country’s most diverse golf experiences, and with more than 100 courses, it’s easy to see why. Consider Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach, N.C. It boasts three golf courses, each named for the architect who designed it (Robert Trent Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd), and a variety of accommodation options, including family homes, townhomes and villas.

Golfers in search of southern hospitality, but not necessarily the all-inclusive resort experience, should try their hand at some of the Waccamaw Golf Trail’s dozen courses. Located at the southern end of the Grand Strand, around Georgetown, S.C., the Waccamaw offerings include the Tour-tested TPC of Myrtle Beach and two Mike Strantz creations: Caledonia and True Blue. Many Waccamaw courses were built on former rice
and indigo plantations and feature plenty of the wet stuff.


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