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Off The Beaten Cart Path is more than 10 years in the making; that is how long ago I bought the name of the web site and a collection of reviews and photos from a golfer who had big plans but not the free hours to match. Having played many out of the way golf courses both for pleasure and as part of my work at GolfCommunityReviews.com, I figured it would be a simple matter to maintain both sites at the same time. It wasn’t, but Golf Community Reviews has become a little easier to manage ...
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My name is Larry Gavrich, and I have been playing golf since I was 12 years old.  In my adult years, my golf handicap has bounced between 8 and 14, but in my 60s I settled into a tighter range of 9 to 11 as I gave up any pretense of hitting long drives.  Oh yes, I also moved up a couple of tee boxes to the 18-hole 6,000-yard range. I love the game, and one of the single biggest thrills for me is finding and enjoying a golf course I had never heard about before, or one a friend ...
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In this article, we'll talk about adding images within the body of the text. Remember, that if you want to add an image at the top of the article, use the Images and Links tab. If you want to add a slide show, create your article by first clicking the Add New button, then select Gallery. But suppose you want an image, right here, smack in the middle of the article. Ya know, like this one: So how did I do it? 1. use the image icon  (last row above, fourth from end) to upload, find and ...
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  • The only book about golf communities in the last 10 years.
  • 156-page step-by-step guide to finding your dream golf home.
  • Info on nearly 100 golf communities the author has visited.
  • Paperback version costs less than a sleeve of Pro VIs.

Here is what the experts are saying:

“The book is chocked full of information…applicable to anyone looking for a move to the Southeast regardless of whether they are looking for a golf community or not.” — John LaFoy, golf architect (Linville Ridge CC, CC of Charleston, The Neuse GC)

“Larry has done a tremendous amount of work and anyone — like me — who is looking to search for a golf home now or in a few years needs this book.” — Brad Chambers, golf blogger, ShootingYourAge.com

“Wow!  What a thorough piece of work…a must for anyone moving South. This book will help many people.” — Brett Miller, owner and founder of MMA, Inc, a golf industry consultancy

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Our Mission

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. 

Please help us add to the list of terrific yet largely unheralded golf courses.

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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,