Can't Make It to Augusta or St. Andrews? Not a Problem
From the Print Edition:
Raquel Welch, Jul/Aug 01
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Angel Park Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Besides its two original 18-hole courses, Angel Park offers this 12-hole par-3 course, re-creating famous par-3s from around the world. Of course, the Postage Stamp and the island hole from Sawgrass are included. Par-3s are generally easier to replicate than longer holes, and this unique layout offers a whirlwind international golf experience that even the most cynical player will enjoy. It is also lighted for night play, putting a much different spin on Las Vegas nightlife.
Donald Ross Memorial Course
Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Spring, Michigan
800-GO-BOYNE, ext. 3028, www.boynehighlands.com
With more than 400 courses to his credit, Donald Ross is widely considered to be the greatest golf architect in history. This layout in Michigan's Lower Peninsula features re-creations of 18 famous Ross-designed holes from courses like Pinehurst Number Two, Oakland Hills, Oak Hills and Seminole, along with several others. The topography and thick pine forests of northern Michigan are uncannily similar to the hills of North Carolina, site of Ross's coup de grace, Pinehurst Two.
Replicas of the Carolina holes are the best, since the terrain does not resemble either Scotland or Florida, whose courses were the inspiration for some of the other holes. It is the only replica course devoted to a single architect, and one of the few re-creations located at a full-service golf resort, with two other excellent courses.
Architect Stephen Kay, who worked on an early version of the routing, calls the course the inspiration for his new Architects Course tribute layout in New Jersey.
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