I made my annual pilgrimage recently to Copake Country Club, about 90 minutes from my Connecticut home in the rolling countryside of the Berkshire Mountains in upstate New York. It was a beautiful sunny day, in the low 70s, a good day for updating my photographs of one of my favorite classic golf clubs (designed in the first half of the 20th Century by Devereaux Emmet, a contemporary of Donald Ross and the other greats of early golf architecture.
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The cart paths to golf courses we all know well, even if we have never set foot on the first tee there, are well worn. They are Pebble Beach, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, some of the Pinehurst Resort courses and other heralded and well-trafficked layouts (where green fees can be as much as 10 times the price of a lesser known but highly playable muni). Think of Off The Beaten Cart Path courses as those that will surprise and delight you, no matter where they are. You just may have never heard of them.
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Dreaming of a vacation home on a golf course? How about a forever home a short walk to the first tee? For 15 years, I have helped golfers find their perfect home on the course. If you would like some recommendations that match your preferences for a golf home, please click here, fill out our Golf Home Questionnaire, and I will get back to you in a few days with some ideas. By the way, it’s free. Larry Gavrich, Editor