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New Mystic Creek Course

Golfers will have a new course to play in south central Arkansas in 2008. Work is currently under way on a 500-acre development in El Dorado called Mystic Creek Golf Club.

Mystic Creek will be the only course in the area that will qualify to be part of the Natural State Golf Trail. 

Audubon Golf Trail Adds Links

Golf course selections are above par with two new additions to the Audubon Golf Trail in Louisiana. Native wetlands and a handful of lakes round out the new Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson.

In the rolling hills of Northeast Louisiana, the Black Bear Golf Course, near Monroe, features a challenging must-play course with waterfront vistas. Contact 866-AGTINLA or www.audubongolf.com.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Golf Deal -Inn at Ellis Square

If you're hoping to combine a golf getaway with a city break in one of the South's most endearing cities, consider this offering from one of our Sponsors, The Inn at Ellis Square in Savannah, GA.

This one-day package features one round of golf, accommodations and breakfast. Plus, you're right in the heart of downtown Savannah's historic district -- with shops, restaurants and entertainment just steps away. Come along to find out more....
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NC State Plans Arnold Palmer Course

North Carolina State University is building a new $11.4 million Arnold Palmer-designed golf course on the university's downtown Raleigh "Centennial Campus." The 18-hole Lonnie Poole Golf Course will feature a 7025-yard, par-71 layout.

Why a golf course on a university campus? The university is one of only 18 schools in the nation accredited by the PGA of America to offer a Bachelor of Science in professional golf management (PGM).

So come along as we give some additional details and a link to the university's official announcement.
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NC Golf: Performing Well Above Par

From picturesque coastal links to courses nestled within mountain vistas, from recreational courses designed for golfers of all levels to such legendary layouts as Pinehurst's No. 2, North Carolina delivers the goods for golf enthusiasts.

Boasting more than 600 courses, the state is also home to top-notch training facilities and LPGA and PGA championship tournaments. Freelance travel writer Lynn Seldon, a North Carolina resident and golf enthusiast, outlines what's to do and what's new. So let's tee off!
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West Virginia's Must Play Courses Await

In 1884, gentlemen in White Sulphur Springs, WV, created what is arguably America's first golf course, Oakhurst Links. You can still play that nine-hole course but only if you use equipment true to the founding era. But golfers seeking more modern, challenging courses have much to celebrate in the Mountaineer State. Join freelance travel writer Dale Leatherman as she tees off for fun in WV.
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KY Parks Tees Off on Web Site

Kentucky State Parks fields 20 golf courses throughout the Bluegrass State. And now the organization has redesigned its Web site with a heftier golf focus, more detail, new package options and more.

Come along as we look at what the state's park service is providing for golf enthusiasts. We'll also include the link so you can check it out for yourself...
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Hot Golf Packages at Naples' Inn on Fifth

Golfers headed to the western coast of South Florida will find many high calibre courses to play. Also, local hotels and resorts have designed golf packages filled with value-added features.

One such property is the Inn on Fifth in the heart of downtown Naples' dining, shopping and entertainment district.

Golfers get great golf play plus additional hotel services. Check out these two golf packages.
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West Virginia Introduces New Golf Guide

West Virginia and Miles Media Group have introduced the 2007 West Virginia Golf Guide, a great resource for those who love golf. The guide showcases both mountain and valley courses and has maps and grids showing courses statewide.

In all, more than 100 courses are showcased. Learn more about the guide and how to get it by reading on...
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