New York

I wanted to love North Country Club after my check-in at the pro shop. When I paid the modest $30 green fee, cart included, I had no idea whether I would be matched up with another single or a group or play by myself. “Is there a starter out there?” I asked the gentleman who processed my credit card. “I’m the starter,” he said, with a smile and a wink at the guy he had been talking to when I came in. “And the manager, the cart guy and the all-around boss.” “The owner too?” ...
Read more: North Country Golf Club, Rouses Point, NY

Every year, I try to make a pilgrimage to Copake.  I say “pilgrimage” because it is about three hours round trip from my Connecticut home, with no direct route.  US Highway 44 is one of those old east-west routes that circumvent the mountains of western Connecticut and, therefore, at a few spots turn north or south for a while. No matter, the trip to this out of the way gem golf course is worth it, and there is a terrific bakery about halfway there that is my customary stop for ...
Read more: Copake Country Club
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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.
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