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South Florida Edition

Fall/Winter 2010-11

GOLFER’S GUIDE Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin & St. Lucie Counties

The Links at Madison Green Rated 4.8 out of 5 Stars by Golf Magazine

Special Insert: Also Inside: Golf Retailers Golf Specials Map and Directory

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Contents

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The Links at Madison Green South Florida’s premier public-access golf facility is even better following a multi-million dollar series of additions and improvements. The golf course is in great shape and ready for the season.

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12 Featured Courses A selection of the area’s finest golf facilities.

Special Insert: 54 The 19th Hole Your guide to the area’s finest restaurants that cater to golfers, residents and visitors alike.

55 Shopping A quick reference to area shopping for golf merchandise, clothing and accessories.

59 Directory & Maps Comprehensive listing of featured courses and how to get there. 4

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PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FL Serves as Your Ultimate Golf Destination

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ooler fall temperatures are beginning to take hold in South Florida as the in season approaches. Our unbeatable climate and championship courses combine to create a golf utopia. Instead of locking your clubs away for winter, fire up your computer and plan a trip to our sunny beaches, fairways and boulevards. A number of facilities have been transformed by exciting renovations, ensuring that quality, conditioning and amenities will all be first class for residents and visitors. These changes are just as exciting as the renovations to the Miami Heat roster. We’re glad that LeBron James and Chris Bosh are here to stay. Leading the way in the renovation category is The Links at Madison Green, one of the top 20 courses in the state of Florida and subject of our cover story. This upscale public-access facility added a new clubhouse and created a significant amount of banquet and meeting space. Golfers will also enjoy a brand new fleet of golf carts equipped with revolutionary Visage GPS systems. The layout is in the best condition it’s ever been in, and is poised to become the unquestioned leader in terms of hosting special events and corporate outings. Be sure to browse our special “Golf the Gold Coast” section for a listing of the best locations to “Stay and Play” in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. For the latest news, course overviews and golf instruction, visit southflorida.golfersguide.com. Thank you for picking up this issue of our magazine. I’d like to wish you all Happy Holidays and as always, continued success on the golf course. Kind regards, Michael Choma

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More to Love at The

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he leading public-access golf club in Palm Beach County is about to get even better. Already ranked as one of the top 20 courses in the state of Florida, The Links at Madison Green will debut a host of new features and facilities that will optimize player experience, give members more and significantly expand banquet and event operations. Multi-million dollar enhancements will open as the South Florida golf season begins. 8

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“In this economy, we’re an alternative to spending money at a private country club,” said Links at Madison Green owner Todd Schoenwetter. “We’re going to have high-end private country club amenities at value prices.” Changes will be apparent on and off the golf course, starting with state-of-theart GPS systems mounted inside The Links at Madison Green’s brand new fleet of golf carts. The Links is already the first facility

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in Palm Beach County to use the revolutionary Visage GPS system in its golf carts. Designed by Club Car, Visage offers unbelievable 3D graphics, trusted yardage figures, hole flyovers, real time tournament tracking and food and beverage call buttons. With the course at the customer’s fingertips, pace of play should improve. Golfers can also keep score digitally and email scores to themselves, or friends when their round has concluded. Plans also call for an on-site golf FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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academy led by a highly-regarded swing professor who’s tutored a number of major championship winners. A very inexpensive year-round learning program costing just $250 will be offered at the new academy. Palm Beach County’s only aqua range nicely complements the facility, and gives golfers all of the time in the world to work on their game since clean-up and repair isn’t necessary. One-day, two and three-day schools will also be available. Information on the

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instructor will be available shortly. Previously home to a pro shop/golfers pub combination, the clubhouse has been transformed into a handsome banquet facility with multiple rooms capable of seating 200 guests for weddings, golf outings and any kind of special occasion. To replace the old clubhouse, a new multi-use building will be ready for the season at The Links at Madison Green. This 7,000-square-foot structure is the signature element of the comprehensive renovation to the golf club. It will house

the pro shop, Men’s and Women’s locker rooms/steam rooms, full-service locker room attendant with shoe cleaning, a sports bar, grille room and a member’s lounge/banquet room. A patio area overlooking the lake will also be available for everyone’s enjoyment. The subtleties involved in the renovation speak to the quality of improvements throughout the property. Hand car washes will be offered to members and guests so their vehicles will have a new shine by the time they’ve played 18, even if their golf game doesn’t. The new sports bar will feature flat screen 10

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televisions and utilize a remote keg system that will hold 12 different varieties of draft beer. And for business-savvy visitors, the buildings at The Links at Madison Green have Wi-Fi access that can be used for brief lunch meetings or larger conferences. The Links at Madison Green has never been in better condition and the club has recently purchased new John Deere mowing equipment to maintain the wellgroomed golf course. “We’ve done everything we can to improve the experience here, and our facilities are now state-of-the-art.” Schoenwetter said. All told, the new facilities at The Links at Madison Green position the club as a prime choice for fullfield golf events, charity functions, banquets, business meetings, weddings, receptions and special events. Wedding and event packages are completely customizable, and arrangements to rent space or book an outing at The Links at Madison Green can be made by contacting Rich LeConche or Jen Hernandez. For more information, call (866) 492-1828 or visit www.madisongreengolf.com. The website also offers course details and tours, an online tee time booking engine, rates, membership information, specials and links to social media. A Proven Winner The renovations didn’t extend to the award-winning golf course at The Links at Madison Green. Quite frankly, they weren’t

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necessary, but the budget for the course has gone up as the course is in immaculate condition. “The golf course stayed the same,” said General Manager Rich LeConche. “We’re top 20 in the state, so there wasn’t much to improve on really.” The Links at Madison Green has been consistently stellar since the day it opened. In fact, Florida Golf Magazine hailed The Links as the “Best New Public Course” in Palm Beach County in 2001, citing excellent course conditions and Madison Green to create elevation changes service. Independent raters and readers and undulating surfaces. Unlike a lot of have the course listed among the top 20 in Florida layouts, holes don’t run parallel Florida on Golflink.com, and Golf Magazine here, which can be seen as a good or bad gives it 4.8 out of 5 Stars. Golf Digest has thing depending on your accuracy. You’ll named The Links at Madison Green among also have plenty of water to deal with. The its “Best Places to Play” the past three years. Links has 42 acres of H20. The Links at Madison Green is also With five sets of tees, including a setpopular with a lot of the upscale Palm up for juniors, The Links at Madison Green Beach hotels, and the golf club can inform is best described as challenging but fair. visiting players on the steps necessary to The Links at Madison Green is conbook a “Stay and Play” package in the area. veniently located off of Okeechobee Blvd., Aesthetically, The Links at Madison which is the main thoroughfare that runs Green is a close cousin to the courses you’d straight into Palm Beach. The course is find nestled into well-wooded areas of proximal to city’s convention center and North Carolina. There are 12 acres of Pine the West Palm airport. Barrens incorporated into the layout in Visit The Links at Madison Green addition to 250 oaks, 500 palm trees and online at www.madisongreengolf.com. 1,500 – 2,000 native plants This upscale, semi-private facility is currently offering membership that surround specials. Members are afforded the following privileges: fairways. It’s fair to call this • Advanced Tee Times Analyzer Room a tree-lined • Access to the Driving Range • Participation in Membership track. (Unlimited Range Balls) Function A large • Member Tournaments • Discounts on Food, Clothing amount of dirt • Handicap Rating and Golf Shop Merchandise was moved at • Complimentary Use of Swing • Preferred Guest Rate The Links at

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The President Country Club – The Eagle Course West Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach County (561) 646-4700 www.presidentcc.com RATES Please call the Pro Shop for current rates. STATISTICS Par-71 MEDALIST MASTERS PLAYERS MIDDLE FORWARD FRONT

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his Robert Trent Jones Jr. signature design, opened in 2008, boasts Champion Bermuda greens and pampas grass accents. Unique unto Florida golf The Eagle provides a southwestern feel with coquina lined fairways. Combining both playability and challenge, the Eagle Course is what you are looking for. With six sets of tees, the average golfer can enjoy the experience while the low handicapper will be challenged from the back tees. The Eagle Course is open to club members only.

Yards 6887 6586 6374 6009 5500 5063

Rating Slope 74.0 139 72.6 137 71.2 135 69.5 130 67.4 119 69.4 123

PERSONNEL Architect ....... Robert Trend Jones Jr. Director of Golf ........... Scott Mailloux

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The President Country Club – The Patriot Course West Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach County (561) 686-1414 www.presidentcc.com RATES Please call the Pro Shop for current rates. STATISTICS Par-72 BLUE WHITE BLACK

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Rating Slope 69.4 123 67.9 119 65.8 114

PERSONNEL Architect ........... Robert Trend Jones Jr. Director of Golf ............... Scott Mailloux

his course is traditionally-styled with tree-lined fairways. Well-placed bunkers guard the greens, among the mature oaks. The historically crafted layout features plenty of dogleg holes. For those that can shape their shots, a short approach shot will be left to the greens. The club is conveniently located just minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and I-95 12

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he first course in Florida co-designed by the fatherson team of Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, Hammock Creek Golf Club offers championship golf to all skill levels in an uncommon natural setting. Opened in 1996 and nominated as one of the top new public courses, this world-class layout boasts rolling, perfectly maintained fairways, multi-tiered greens and tees, a first-class practice facility and a new state-of-the-art electronic yardage system.

PERSONNEL Architects ................ Jack Nicklaus & Jack Nicklaus II General Manager .............. Ray Finch Head Professional ..........Rod Curl Jr.

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Your Official Guide to Golf, Lodging and More in South Florida

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“It’s a new course that still feels like home!”

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Plot Your Course

Make an informed decision on the best places to play during your stay in South Florida.

Visit www.GolfTheGoldCoast.com • Online Tee Times • Exclusive Specials and Rates • Course Overviews • Stats and Scorecards

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5 Area Golf Courses Learn all about the golf courses of South Florida.

20 Area Accommodations A listing of the lodging properties that South Florida has to offer.

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24 Golf Instruction Fine tune your game with some of the area’s best golf instruction.

27 Directory A listing of the participating golf courses and lodging facilities with phone numbers and websites.

28 Map An overview of the area that’s sure to help you find a place to stay, course to play and instructor to improve your game today.

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29 Getting Here Getting here is easy.

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The Courses An Overview of the Area’s Best Golf

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Many Ways to Play in South Florida

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n average, South Florida is one of the warmest regions in the United States. Cities like Fort Lauderdale and Miami enjoy a humid subtropical climate which translates into abundant sunshine and winter temperatures that rarely fall out of the mid-60s. The dream of year-round golf is a reality if you can tolerate the sweltering summer weather. For decades, Miami has been renowned for its beautiful citizens, gorgeous beaches and non-stop nightlife. It’s also home to one of Florida’s most recognizable golf courses. The “Blue Monster” course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, has hosted a PGA Tour event since 1962. Titans of the game like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have all made history at the course now referred to as TPC Blue Monster. 6

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While the South Florida golf season begins around Christmas for recreational golfers, the first peg put into the ground by a PGA Tour player on the “Blue Monster” in March has always served as the unofficial start to the year. Doral, which is home to five championship courses, is just one of the luxurious golf resorts sprinkled throughout South Florida. The attractive mix of upscale daily-fee facilities, pristine private clubs and resorts gives golfers plenty of ways to play in South Florida. Golfers can choose from dozens of award-winning designs by luminaries such as Donald Ross, Joe Lee, Greg Norman, Jim McClean, Bobby Weed, Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge, Rees Jones, Raymond Floyd, Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio. South Florida courses range from one

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end of the spectrum to the other in terms of variety and difficulty. A number of facilities have held their own against extremely skilled performers during Mini Tour events and tournaments hosted by the USGA and the PGA of America. You’ll be able to test your shot-making ability on layouts that have welcomed various stages of PGA Tour Q-School, U.S. Open qualifying and U.S. Amateur qualifying. Less accomplished golfers can take solace in knowing that the majority of area courses make use of multiple tee placements to accommodate all skill levels. Aesthetically, golfers can expect to see plush green putting surfaces, lush vegetation, smooth rolling fairways and plenty of water – after all it is Florida. You might even encounter an alligator or two. Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t one uniform style of golf course in South Florida. In fact, the diversity of layouts will surprise first-time visitors and maintain the interest of avid golfers who return each and every year. Tree-lined fairways and rolling hills contribute to more traditional parklandstyle layouts reminiscent of courses you’d find in the Northeast, while sparkling waterfalls, wide-open fairways vulnerable to prevailing winds, palm trees and white sand bunkers come together to produce a more tropical atmosphere. The many architectural influences and diverse 800-517-6276

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designs give South Florida a style seldom seen throughout the state. With an eye toward the future, a rash of renovations has recently been completed across the region. The focus and aim of the improvements was to help modernize both public and private layouts utilizing the newest industry technologies. Clubhouse amenities, banquet facilities and on-course extras like GPS systems were also introduced to give golfers the best value for their dollar. At the same time original routings were left intact when possible in order to preserve integrity and maintain a sense of history. A few of the redesigns have recently been unveiled or are soon to be, making it an exciting time throughout the area. In addition to daily-fee play, area golf courses gladly welcome hundreds of golf outings, charity tournaments and special events during the year. Whether your group is in town for a business meeting or convention, or your family is celebrating a special occasion, South Florida has the resources to put on any type of tournament or event. Now is the perfect time to “Stay and Play” in South Florida.

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Woodmont Country Club Tamarac, FL • Broward County (954) 722-4300 • www.woodmontcountryclub.net

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oodmont Country Club offers a true test of golf in a tranquil and relaxed environment. Located in Tamarac, FL just minutes from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Woodmont is a semi-private club that still offers the charm of a private country club setting. Built amongst mature trees and lakes, you will find the facility to be very inviting to golfers of all skill levels. The club boasts two very distinctive 18-hole courses set within the Woodmont Estate. Your time here will be remembered by the mature landscaping and timeless character of both the Cypress and Pines courses. The Cypress Course is one of the top courses in South Florida. It was private for more than 30 years and in the fall of 2007 was opened to the public. This par-72 layout stretches to 7,043 yards from the tips. The Pines Course is a shorter shotmaker’s course. It’s a par-72 that measures 6,432 yards from the back tees. Featuring narrow fairways and smaller greens, this is a challenging layout. Other Facilities & Features Driving Range, Chipping Green, Putting Green, Pro Shop, Club Rental, Locker Rooms, PGA Lessons, Golf Schools, Bar & Grill, Tennis, Swimming and Fitness Center.

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STATISTICS – CYPRESS Par: 72 Yards Rating Gold 7043 73.6 Blue 6623 71.5 White 6290 69.9 Green 5407 67.2

Slope 137 131 125 106

STATISTICS – PINES Par: 72 Yards Rating Gold 6432 70.8 Blue 6037 68.7 White 5737 67.2

Slope 127 123 118

PERSONNEL Architect .....................Von Hagge & Devlin Superintendent...........................Jack Hardy Director of Golf...............Rob Steffes, PGA Map Key Number 8

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Hillcrest Golf and Country Club Hollywood, FL • Broward County (954)983-3142 (24 Hour tee Times Line) www.hillcrestgcc.com

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onveniently located just a few minutes off I-95 in Hollywood, minutes from both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, this championship Broward County golf course has been a favorite of golfers of all levels. Redesigned by Joe Lee in 2001, Hillcrest will challenge you, but is conquerable. Lee added mounding, new sand traps, improved tee boxes, new lakes and gave the green complexes a whole new look. Another distinguishing feature of Hillcrest Golf and Country Club is the superb drainage. The beautifully maintained TifEagle greens, lush landscaping and pristine lakes will appeal to all discerning golfers. Our signature 18th hole provides an exciting conclusion to your round of golf with an island green. Just when you thought you were going to shoot the score of your life you arrive at the par-4 18th island green…You must try it to beat it! • Check Out Our Website for specials • GPS Now Available • Ask About Our Casual “Swing as You are Fridays” • Visit Our 19th Hole for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Drinks • Daily Lunch Buffet and Sunday Brunch Buffet 800-517-6276

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STATISTICS Par: 72 GOLD BLUE WHITE RED

Yards Rating Slope 7076 73.4 139 6677 71.5 134 6270 69.7 125 5207 69.9 127

PERSONNEL Architect ............Von Hagge/Devlin 1965 Joe Lee 2001 General Manager ...............Lewis Rissman Head Golf Professional ......... David Cage Superintendent..... Howard Hulsebosch

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Grand Palms Golf Resort & Spa Pembroke Pines, FL • Broward County Proshop: (954) 437-3334 • Hotel: (954) 431-8800 Toll Free: (800) 327-9246 • www.grandpalmsresort.com

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his 27-hole facility features the “Best Greens at a South Florida Resort,” a fully-appointed instruction area, professionally staffed tournament hosting services, an aquatic driving range, a lavish 101-room hotel with 36 upscale suites, an outstanding restaurant, lounge, meeting and banquet rooms, a brand new world-class European health spa and fitness center, six Har-tru lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool and a tiki bar. This has to be South Florida’s best kept secret! • • • • • •

101 Deluxe Rooms & 36 Lavish Suites 27 Hole Championship Golf Course European Health Spa & Fitness Center Swimming Pool & Tiki Bar 4 Star Dining – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Meeting Space & Business Center

STATISTICS – GRAND/ROYAL Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6881 73.6 152 Blue 6477 71.3 138 White 6128 69.8 127 Silver 5858 69.0 118 Red 5228 71.0 124 STATISTICS – ROYAL/SABAL Par: 73 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6847 73.4 145 Blue 6466 71.5 135 White 6184 70.4 126 Silver 5914 69.3 118 Red 5320 71.7 124 STATISTICS – SABAL/ GRAND Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6682 72.6 141 Blue 6313 70.8 132 White 5980 69.0 126 Silver 5690 67.9 118 Red 5084 69.7 124 PERSONNEL Architect ................................Ward Northrup General Manager .................Rick Marjama Director of Golf.................Henry Ibbetson Superintendent......... Tommy Joe Coffey

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The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa Hallandale Beach, FL • Broward County (954) 883-4444 • www.diplomatgolf.com

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n ideal balance of mature Banyons and Royal Palm trees, manicured TifEagle greens and rolling Bermuda 419 awaits the seasoned player and welcomes the novice. The nearly 7,000 yard, 18-hole, Joe Lee-designed golf course in Miami combines challenging play with luxurious Mediterranean style architecture and is managed by internationally renowned Troon Golf®. The course features four par 5 holes and a 570-yard hole that is one of the longest in South Florida. The championship Miami golf course features eight acres of lakes and rolling fairways and 76 bunkers combining for a 72.9 course rating from the Blue tees. Every cart is equipped with Prolink GPS to offer game assistance and the layout of the course and also allows for food and beverage delivery during play. Plan your next Miami golf vacation with the luxury resort amenities and championship golf at The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa.

STATISTICS Par: 72 Blue Gold White Red

Yards Rating Slope 6728 72.9 136 6393 71.3 129 6038 69.8 127 5343 71.4 119

PERSONNEL Architect ................................................. Joe Lee Director of Golf...........................Jamie West Golf Operations Manager .......Louis Tate Tournament Coordinator. Stan Hughes Superintendent.......................... Kevin Frost

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Jacaranda Golf Club – East Course Plantation, FL • Broward County (954) 472-5836 • www.golfjacaranda.com

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ediscover the newly rejuvenated East Course. As the longer of the two courses, the East has redefined South Florida golf with a myriad of choices for your short game around the greens complex. Host to Nationwide Tour and USGA Qualifiers and exclusive corporate events, the new look of an established championship course provides the finest combination of playability and challenge. Make certain you step into the new 19th Hole Bar & Grill for your post-round celebration. The casual country club atmosphere is a perfect end for your day on Broward’s best golf course. Flat screen TV’s, comfortable seating and exceptional service are the perfect complement to the challenges presented by the new golf designs. Impeccable conditions, superior service, comprehensive learning facilities and a full range of tournament amenities combine to create the ultimate country club experience.

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STATISTICS Par: 71 Black Gold Blue Blue (L) White White (L) Green Green (L)

Yards Rating Slope 7245 75.5 133 6891 73.5 128 6321 70.8 122 6321 77.2 142 5601 67.8 119 5601 73.8 125 4928 63.9 110 4928 68.6 118

PERSONNEL General Manager ..................Brent Bender Head Professional ............Danny Howard Director of Maintenance ..... Kevin Fipps Marketing Director...............Miles Horton Architect ..................................... Bobby Weed

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Jacaranda Golf Club – West Course Plantation, FL • Broward County (954) 472-5836 • www.golfjacaranda.com

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mpeccable conditions, superior service, comprehensive practice facilities and a full complement of tournament amenities all combine to create the ultimate country club experience. These features join with a traditional South Florida golf layout where wind, sand and water are the challenges to par. At lengths many golfers find reassuring, the West course at Jacaranda has become the course of choice for golfers seeking a relaxing round of golf. Routed in and around the waterways that make this Sawgrass setting unlike any other, the “Traditional West” Course is framed by water and bordered by an assortment of tropical landscape that defines this gently rolling land. For a day on the links, or a year with South Florida’s best membership, “Experience the Difference” at the new Jacaranda Golf Club.

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STATISTICS Par: 72 Black Gold Blue Blue (L) White White (L) Green Green (L)

Yards Rating Slope 6778 72.8 130 6411 71.3 126 6009 69.4 123 6009 74.9 134 5584 67.6 118 5584 72.7 126 5026 64.8 113 5026 69.5 117

PERSONNEL General Manager ..................Brent Bender Head Professional ............Danny Howard Director of Maintenance ..... Kevin Fipps Marketing Director...............Miles Horton Architect ..................................... Bobby Weed

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Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club Plantation, FL • Broward County (954) 585-5020 • www.PlantationPreserve.org

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he brand new Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club has quickly established itself as the “must play” golf course in South Florida. Featuring the plush SeaDwarf Paspalum grass playing surface, beginning golfers and seasoned pros alike will be challenged on this par 72 measuring more than 7,100 yards from the championship tees. An expansive driving range and practice facility, including a huge putting green and short game area is available for all golfers to hone their skills. As an added bonus, all golf carts feature the Uplink GPS system providing precise course yardages. A 6,600-square-foot clubhouse features a 160-seat dining room and lounge perfect for all occasions. Serving breakfast and lunch daily, everyone dining can enjoy a panoramic view of the golf course, including the signature 9th hole’s island green. Our fully-stocked pro shop offers a full line of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories that will meet all your golf needs. Come see what has taken the South Florida golfing community by storm! Come experience Plantation Preserve yourself! 14

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STATISTICS Par: 72 Black Blue White Green Red

Yards Rating Slope 7148 74.2 136 6704 72.2 134 6250 70.1 127 5801 73.6 132 5175 70.2 121

PERSONNEL Architects....Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril Superintendent.............. Randy Jacobson General Manager .........................Paul Scott Head Pro.....................................Brian Schuler Membership Dir ....Colleen Cashman-McSween

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Seven Bridges at Springtree Golf Club Sunrise, FL • Broward County (954) 572-2270 • www.sbsgolf.org

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he newly redesigned and renamed Seven Bridges at Springtree Golf Club in Sunrise, FL is a “must play!” This par-62, has one par 5, six par 4’s, and 11 par 3’s, The 18hole short course has undergone a complete renovation under the direction of The City of Sunrise with Guidant Management, the same group that created neighboring Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in 2006. The redesign was done by PGA Tour Pro Mark McCumber. Both competitive and fun, Seven Bridges at Springtree features four sets of tees offering challenging play for all skill levels, perfectly suitable for high handicap players and pros! New Paspalum grass lies throughout the tees and fairways with new USGA greens and the only Platinum Paspalum greens in Broward County. Beautification of the entire 67 acres included use of native grasses and foliage as well as new bridges built into the course design, the inspiration for the course’s name change. A completely new irrigation system will keep Seven Bridges at Springtree lush, green and competitive all year round! For Tee Times call (954)-572-2270. Playing time 3:15 minutes or less.

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STATISTICS Par: 62 Black White Green Beige

Yards Rating Slope 4042 61.1 102 3466 59.0 97 3024 56.1 91 2611 n/a n/a

PERSONNEL Architect ............................Mark McCumber Head Golf Pro ..................Blake Dickenson Superintendent............ Rod Zimmerman Managed by Guidant Management

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Deer Creek Golf Club Deerfield Beach, FL • Broward County (954) 421-5550 • www.deercreekflorida.com

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t Deer Creek Golf Club there is a clear emphasis on course conditioning, four-hour rounds and a high level of professional service. The TifEagle greens provide a great putting surface and the fairways and tees are always in excellent condition. The golf carts are outfitted with a state-of-the-art GPS system and every cart has a windshield and curtains in the back to protect your equipment. The staff of PGA professionals constantly monitors the pace of play so everyone may enjoy their round. Deer Creek also offers great practice facilities, an awardwinning pro shop and restaurant and banquet facilities for groups up to 300. The restaurant and banquet facilities overlook a beautiful waterfall and lush tropical garden. Deer Creek is located just one mile west of I-95 in Deerfield Beach. The great golf course, outstanding facilities and high level of service provide a truly memorable experience.

STATISTICS Par: 72 Champ. Blue White Green Red

Yards Rating Slope 7050 74.2 135 6717 72.4 130 6333 70.5 122 5918 68.7 119 5335 71.6 120

PERSONNEL Architect .........................................Arthur Hills Dir. of Golf/General Mgr...Marty Martinez Head Professional ................. Todd Liddick Superintendent................ Ricky Wideman

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Good Eats

Like the overall culture in South Florida, the restaurant scene is a fusion of many ingredients and influences. Notably Cuban and Latin cuisine gets much of the play, and the proximity to the waters blue has cemented the area as a popular outpost for seafood fans. South Beach is ground zero for foodies looking to imbibe the trendiest tastes. Signature dishes from signature chefs are augmented by the chic and stylish atmosphere afforded to those who dine in these hot spots. An influx of Italian, Japanese and contemporary French establishments only adds to range of choices. Throughout South Florida you’ll find waterfront dining in abundance. After a long day on the golf course, a seat next to water open to the warm breeze is the perfect way to unwind. There are even a few locations accessible by water taxi. If you’re looking for something more casual as opposed to sophisticated, there are a number of sports bars and steakhouses awaiting your business. Fine dining 18

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blends with football at Shula’s Steak House in Miami. Paying Homage to the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, Shula”s is full of memorabilia and makes a great location for social events and business dinners.

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BOTTEGA VINAIA

This estate-bottled Pinot Grigio comes from the foothills of northern Italy’s breathtaking Dolomite Alps. It delights the senses with aromas and flavors of citrus, white peach and pear, mingled with elegant floral notes. www.PalmBay.com/BottegaVinaia

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This seductive, velvety red Carmenere from Chile’s renowned Colchagua Valley is made from Carmenere, the country’s signature grape variety. Vibrant flavors of wild berries, dark cherries and cocoa blend seamlessly with spicy notes against a backdrop of silky tannins. www.BestCarmenere.com

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Subtle aromas of rose and lychee backed up with fresh honey make this sparkling Pinot Grigio a tasty companion for salads, fish, light pasta dishes, and fresh fruit. The soft and round palate is brought to life with a little fizz. www.emeri.com.au

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INTAGLIO BIANCO

A beautifully aromatic wine comprised of crisp Müller Thurgau, elegant Chardonnay and delicate Riesling grapes from the picturesque Valle di Cembra of northern Italy. Wonderful layers of flavors of peach, apple and honeysuckle. This awardwinning wine is perfect as an aperitif and pairs beautifully with light pastas, sushi and Thai dishes. www.EthicaWines.com

INTAGLIO ROSSO

Intaglio Rosso features three indigenous varietals – Teroldego, Lagrein and Marzemino. These lush and velvety varietals exude a local richness achieved through the distinctive terroir of the region. The Teroldego and Lagrein are sourced from vineyards south of Sorni, along the River Adige. The Marzemino is sourced near Isera. Each of these grapes prefer the warmer climate and rich soil of the valley floors and foothills.The Marzemino imparts a velvety texture to the wine, while the Teroldego provides for the structure of the wine. www.EthicaWines.com

VILLA CAFAGGIO

At Villa Cafaggio everything must be done in pursuit of excellence – from care of the vineyards to selection of barrels – in order to reach the right balance between traditional production methods and modern vinification techniques. It was how the Benedictine Monks started making this wine in the 15th century to how our wine is still made today! www.EthicaWines.com

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Accommodations

Grand Palms Hotel and Golf Resort 110 Grand Palms Drive Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 954-431-8800 grandpalmsresort.com

Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale/Plantation 8530 W Broward Boulevard Plantation, FL 33324 954-370-2220 plantation.place.hyatt.com

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Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort and Spa 950 S. Ocean Drive Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 954-426-0478 embassysuites.hilton.com/deerfield

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL33304 954-414-2222 hilton.com/fortlauderdale

Lago Mar Resort and Club 1700 South Ocean Lane Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33316 800-LAGOMAR lagomar.com

Marriott Harbor Beach Fort Lauderdale Resort and Spa 3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 800-222-6543 marriottharborbeach.com

Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard Coral Springs, FL 33076 954-754-5598 marriott.com/fllmc

The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa 3555 South Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019 888-627-9057 diplomatresort.com

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Hyatt Place, a new kind of Hyatt® for today’s relaxed lifestyle. Hyatt Place combines style and innovation with The Hyatt Touch® to create a completely new hotel experience. By offering an array of services and features, Hyatt Place ensures you will feel relaxed, productive and fulfilled. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by an attentive Host in the Gallery, a contemporary yet casual area. The spacious guestrooms offer a modern feel with features like complimentary Wi-Fi and a 42” flat-panel HDTV that can be easily integrated with your laptop or mp3 player. And the plush Hyatt Grand Bed™ guaranteesyou’ll wake up feeling refreshed. During your stay, you can enjoy Hyatt’s signature wine and premium beers (where available), specialty Starbucks® coffee drinks and friendly conversation at the intimate Gallery Café. And a Host will happily assist you with orders from the 24-hour Guest Kitchen, which offers café-quality, made-to-order meals and snacks along with a complimentary continental breakfast daily. Hyatt Place. It’s so you.™

Call 954.370.2220 or visit Plantation.Place.Hyatt.com

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Golf Instruction

You wouldn’t walk into an exam without having reviewed the materials beforehand would you? And when you were 16, you just showed up at the DMV with hopes of acquiring your driver’s license even though you’d never put in time practicing on the road? An unprepared golfer is often an unsuccessful, frustrated golfer. If you want to shoot for the stars, and start shooting lower scores, enlisting an expert for help isn’t a terrible idea. A round of golf can be challenging in many ways. This intricate game tests our mental dexterity, poise, flexibility, overall athleticism and patience. In order to maximize performance and make the game more enjoyable, a golfer should at least consider logging a few hours with a certified instructor who routinely helps his students reach their potential. 800-517-6276

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South Florida’s attractive climate is conducive to year-round golf instruction, giving eager students plenty of opportunities to practice, and play. As a result, some of the nation’s most respected golf teachers have made this region home. Whether you’re a relative neophyte or borderline professional, you’re sure to find an instructor, academy or golf school to meet your individual needs in our area. The majority of golf instruction programs in South Florida offer clinics, small classes with excellent student-teacher ratios, the most state-of-the-art technologies such as video swing analysis and deluxe practice facilities where you can spend days on end perfecting your craft. With the expert help of a seasoned golf instructor, you’ll be well on your way to unlocking your true potential and experiencing your most enjoyable round to date.

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he Heron Bay Golf Academy is located at the beautiful Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, FL. It features Mike Richards as the director of instruction. Richards previously worked as lead instructor for Jim Flick in the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools as well as a lead instructor with Hank Haney in the ESPN Golf Schools. He has also been nominated by Golf Magazine as one of the top 100 Instructors in the Country and consistently named as one of the Top 100 Instructor in his region. Mike is also a 20-year member of the PGA of America. The academy has two high-tech video systems, capable of sending lessons via email, and putting instruction on disks for student use after lessons. Heron Bay is a full-service golf academyy offering private lessons, junior camps, corporate clinics and now half- and 3-day golf schools. Heron Bay has the finest driving range in South Florida - 40 acres with multiple tees, chipping areas, bunkers and a large putting green. The lighted driving range is now open daily until 10 p.m. 26

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$100 OFF Any 2 or 3 Day Golf School Use Code GG2011

Bring a Foursome and Host Only Pays 1/2 Price Use Code GG2011 Limit one coupon per person/per school. Multiple discounts do not apply.

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Directory

Participating Golf Courses and Lodging Facilities

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Deer Creek Golf Club

954-421-5550 deercreekflorida.com

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Grand Palms Hotel and Golf Resort 954-437-3334 grandpalmsresort.com

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Hillcrest Golf and Country Club

954-983-3142 hillcrestgcc.com

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Jacaranda Golf Club

954-472-5836 golfjacaranda.com

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Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club

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954-572-2270 sbsgolf.org

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Away From the Links At the risk of oversimplifying, South Florida is busy. Witnessing the endless parade of bronzed bodies on Miami’s world-famous South Beach is an experience unto itself. Once the sun goes down, the action really heats up as music and alcohol pump through the clubs until the early morning hours. But South Beach isn’t the only show in town. Greater Miami beaches are traditionally ranked among the best in the nation by our country’s major publications, and most are safe for the family to enjoy together. The ports are busy, earning South Florida the moniker of “Cruise Capital of the World.” Port Everglades, home base for the massive Oasis of the Seas and its sister ship, is set to become the world’s largest cruise port in terms of passengers. The Port of Miami is still king in terms of

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number of ships. If you’re looking to set sail, you won’t find a more appropriate place to practice your “Bon Voyage” than South Florida. A considerable buzz has overtaken South Florida as championship expectations have been placed on the new look Miami Heat. The organization’s addition of free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh to team with perennial All-Star Dwayne Wade has the city waiting for a ring. The Heat are just one of South Florida’s four professional franchises. There is obviously plenty to do away from the golf course. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the Latin culture that permeates South Florida, explore the fascinating Everglades, take in a Broadwaystyle show, watch a professional sporting event or get buff and hit the beach, there will be no shortage of excitement.

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Getting Here

Tallahassee

Jacksonville

Orlando

Tampa

Jacksonville............... 320 miles Key West................... 200 miles Miami ............................ 30 miles Naples ......................... 100 miles Orlando ...................... 200 miles Palm Beach ..................40 miles Tallahassee ................ 440 miles

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Approximate mileage as provided by the American Automobile Association.

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Miccosukee Golf & Country Club

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iccosukee Golf & Country Club prides itself on being the annual host of the Miccosukee Championship – a PGA Nationwide Tour event. Designed by noted architect Mark Mahannah, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole combination that will provide a challenging variety of shot-making opportunities for all members and guests. The golf courses are grouped and played in a different 18-hole rotation that offers each player an opportunity to enjoy regardless of their skill level. The Marlin-Dolphin, Dolphin-Barracuda and Barracuda-Marlin afford each player an enjoyable and challenging experience. The clubhouse features a furnished, top-of-the-line golf shop. Dining requirements for small groups can be met in the Last Round Bar & Grill and larger groups can be accommodated in the Sports Banquet Room. Located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport, in the heart of west Miami, Miccosukee Golf & Country Club is a perfect venue for your next event.

Miami, FL Miami-Dade County (305) 382-3930 www.miccosukee.com STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Marlin—Dolphin Black 7127 74.9 137 Blue 6520 71.5 127 White 6153 69.4 124 Red 5576 72.3 128 Dolphin—Barracuda Black/Blue 6781 6483 Blue 6074 White Red 5450

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Barracuda—Marlin Blue/Black 6816 Blue 6507 White 6169 Red 5588

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The Links at Madison Green Royal Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach County (561) 784-5225 www.madisongreengolf.com RATES Please call for current rates. STATISTICS Par-72 Champ Back Regular Senior Ladies

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ith more than 200 courses in Palm Beach County, architecct John Sanford knew going in he would have to create something special to get people’s attention. At The Links at Madison Green he did just that, creating a unique course that combines many of the best features found in other local layouts, with more that a few unique suprises of its own. The club has already been named as “Best New Public Course” and “Best Local Course.” Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Florida Golf Magazine, Best Golf Network – just to name a few – have given the club glowing reviews.

Yards 7051 6723 6302 5494 4863

Rating Slope 73.6 143 70.2 132 67.7 122 65.7 105 69.0 117

PERSONNEL Architect .......................John Sanford General Manager/Director of Golf .... Rich Leconche, PGA Superintendent. ............Joe Figerella

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Upscale Public Golf with Private Amenities & Service! Come Play South Florida’s Best Public Course. How do we know? Our customers tell us!! Voted “Florida’s Best New Public Course” 4.8 Stars, Golf Magazine – Highest Rating for Course Conditions & Service in Palm Beach County Tif-Eagle Greens - Green Speed 11 Golf Magazine says, “A Must Play” Ranked 15th Best Course in Florida by GolfLink.com

COURSE DETAIL

COURSE AMENITIES

■ Year Built: 2001 ■ Architect: John Sanford ■ Green: Tif-Eagle ■ Fairway Grass: Bermuda ■ Winter Fairway: Rye ■ Winter Green: Tif-Eagle

■ Pro Shop ■ Clubhouse ■ Practice Facilities ■ Lockers ■ Restaurant/Bar ■ Lessons ■ Rentals

GOLF INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE BY PGA PROFESSIONALS ■ Rich LeConche, PGA Professional

COURSE ADVISEMENTS ■ Soft Spikes Required ■ Strict Dress Code

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Dining

Woodmont C.C. Bar & Grill

Map Key Number 18

(954) 722-4300 7801 N.W. 80th Ave. Tamarac, FL 33321 Our Bar and Grill is beyond compare. Enjoy 1/2 lb Black Angus burgers, daily specials, award winning wings, innovative salads and wraps and many American bistro favorites all freshly prepared and served by our friendly staff. A full service bar awaits our patrons to quench even the mightiest of thirsts. Stop by today and see what’s new at Woodmont.

Landlubber’s Raw Bar & Grill

Map Key Number 79

(954) 473-2884 1851 N. Pine Island Plantation, FL 33322 If you’re in the mood for great food, Landlubber’s Raw Bar & Grill has what you’re looking for. Located on the N.W. corner of Pine Island Rd. & Sunrise Blvd., Landlubber’s serves steaks, oysters, clams, shrimp, ribs and chicken wings. Great place to view your favorite sporting events. Open until 2 a.m. six days a week. Sunday’s until 1 a.m

Shopping

Pro Golf of Coral Springs

Map Key Number 50

(954) 346-GOLF (4653) 2121 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, FL

OF CORAL SPRINGS

Family-owned and operated, Pro Golf carries a wide range of today’s most popular brand names of equipment and apparel, and has its own inhouse club-fitter/equipment repairman. We also have a great ladies department and guarantee the lowest prices.

• Discounted Rounds of Golf at Many Central Florida Golf Courses • Affordable Golf Instruction • Significant Savings on Golf Travel Packages • Discounts on Golf Equipment and Apparel

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Edwin Watts Golf (954) 828-9788

Map Key Number 10

Ft. Lauderdale S. Florida’s Outlet Center 1515 S.E. 17th Street 800.edwinwatts / edwinwattsgolf.com We carry the best equipment from the finest names in golf with something for every skill level and price range. Our expert staff is ready to help you choose the right club to fit your skill level on our state-of-the-art simulators. Golf lessons are available along with full-service club repair.

Edwin Watts Golf (954) 771-3256

Map Key Number 11

Ft. Lauderdale Super Store•5600 N.Federal Highway 800.edwinwatts / edwinwattsgolf.com We carry the latest equipment from the finest names in golf with something for every skill level and price range. Come by today and let our expert staff help you find your winning game! We have state-ofthe-art golf simulators, full-service club repair and lessons are also available!

Edwin Watts Golf (954) 916-6565

Map Key Number 12

Sawgrass • 12001 W. Sunrise Blvd. 800-874-0146 • edwinwattsgolf.com We are located across from the famous Sawgrass Mills Mall. We carry a full line of golf equipment from the finest names in golf. Our friendly expert staff can assist you in improving your game using state of the art simulators. Lessons are available along with full-service golf club repair.

Edwin Watts Golf (561) 625-6430

Map Key Number 13

Palm Beach Gardens • 3889 Northlake Blvd. 800.edwinwatts / edwinwattsgolf.com We carry a full line of equipment from the finest names in golf. We have something for every skill level and price range. Our expert staff will help you choose the right club for your game using our state-of-the-art golf simulators. We offer golf lessons and also have full-service golf club repair! FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Edwin Watts Golf (561) 995-7887

Edwin Watts Golf

Map Key Number 14

Boca Raton • 1200 Yamato Road 800.edwinwatts / edwinwattsgolf.com We are located in the Shoppes of Blue Lake II Shopping Center. We carry the finest quality equipment from the most famous names in golf with something for every skill level and price range. Our expert staff is eager to help you choose the right equipment for your game on our state-of-the-art golf simulators. We also offer lessons and full-service golf club repair. Map Key Number 15 No. Miami (305) 944-2925 • 15100 N. Biscayne Blvd. Map Key Number 16 Doral (305) 591-1220 • 8484 NW 36th, Suite B Shop both of our Miami locations for equipment from the best names in golf! Let our friendly, expert staff, help you improve your game using our state-of-the-art golf simulators. We also have a great selection of apparel, accessories and golf shoes. In addition, we offer full-service golf club repair!

Edwin Watts Golf (772) 871-6540

Map Key Number 17

Port St. Lucie • 1465 St. Lucie West Blvd. 800-874-0146 / edwinwattsgolf.com We carry the best equipment from the finest names in golf with something for every skill level and price range. Our expert staff is ready to help you choose the right club to fit your skill level on our state-of-the-art simulators. Golf lessons are available along with fullservice club repair.

Edwin Watts Golf (561) 333-8033

Map Key Number 18

Shoppes of Wellington Green 10530 Forest Hill Blvd. • Wellington 800-874-0146 / edwinwattsgolf.com We carry the best equipment from the finest names in golf with something for every skill level and price range. Our expert staff is ready to help you choose the right club to fit your game on our state-of-the-art simulators. Golf lessons are available along with full-service club repair. 56

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Westchester Country Club

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eaturing 27 holes and pristine playing condiBoynton Beach, FL Palm Beach County tions that rival the area’s premier private clubs, (561) 734-6300 Westchester Country Club is a challenging layout www.westchestercc.com just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in Boynton Beach. STATISTICS Yards Rating Slope Designed by well-traveled architect Karl Litten, Westchester Par: 72 6657 72.6 143 opened in 1988 and has proven to be a fantastic test of skill 6166 69.6 135 Gold/Red 5736 67.6 124 and strategy for golfers of all ability levels during its more 5119 64.3 115 4808 64.7 117 than two decades of operation. 6772 72.5 144 Having built courses from the Sunshine State to the 6281 70.0 135 Red/Blue 5876 67.9 123 Middle East, Litten incorporated a few of his favorite ele5219 64.4 111 4758 66.6 114 ments into the three nine-hole tracks at Westchester. The 6735 72.9 145 layout features five sets of tees, a number of man-made 6223 70.1 134 Blue/Gold 5788 67.9 124 lakes, tight fairways lined with directional bunkers and 5100 64.7 108 4728 66.6 116 diminutive greens. The strongest aspect of the design lies RATES in the par 3s, which collectively are considered among the Please call the golf shop or check for current rates. best in South Florida. Overall, the course can be character- website PERSONNEL ized as a great test of golf without being tremendously long. Architect ................... Karl Litten, Inc. General Manager ......John Harbison Golf is not the only amenity you’ll find at Westchester. Assistant to the GM...Christina Mamone FirstAssistant Pro ........ Jason Hogan The club also features an 18-hole par 3 course, a newlySuperintendent ...... Robert Streeter renovated practice facility and a full-service restaurant 31 Map Key Number and bar.

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With 12 flights, the AmTour is for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Play the best courses in South Florida - and around the country. Trophies and prizes for the flight winners and top finishers in each event. Earn your spot in our 4-Day National Championship at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.

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Directory

PHONE

WEBSITE

BROWARD COUNTY/GOLF THE GOLD COAST 1 Deer Creek Golf Club 2 Grand Palms Hotel and Golf Resort 3 Hillcrest Golf and Country Club 4 Jacaranda Golf Club 5 Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club 6 Seven Bridges at Spring Tree Golf Club 7 The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa 8 Woodmont Country Club

MAP

COURSE

954-421-5550 954-437-3334 954-983-3142 954-472-5836 954-585-5020 954-572-2270 954-883-4444 954-722-4300

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DADE COUNTY 22 Miccosukee Golf & Country Club

305-382-3930

miccosukeeresort.com

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PALM BEACH COUNTY 68 The Links at Madison Green

561-784-5225

madisongreengolf.com

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561-686-4700 561-734-6300

presidentcc.com westchestercc.com

772-220-2599

hammockcreekgolfclub.com

The President Country Club Westchester Country Club

MARTIN COUNTY 19 Hammock Creek Golf Club

TYPE

LOCATION

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MAP DINING/ENTERTAINMENT Landlubbers Raw Bar & Grill

Raw Bar & Grill

Sunrise

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GOLF INSTRUCTION

TYPE

LOCATION

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Heron Bay Golf Academy

Golf Academy

Coral Springs

PG.

12-13 57

PHONE

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PG.

954-473-2884

PHONE

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PG.

954-796-2000x.208 26INSERT

MAP

SHOPPING

TYPE

LOCATION

PHONE

10

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Ft. Lauderdale Outlet

954-828-9788

PG.

11

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Ft. Lauderdale Super Store 954-771-3256

55, 64

12

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Plantation

55, 64

13

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Palm Beach Gardens

954-625-6430

55, 64

14

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Boca Raton

954-995-7887

56, 64

15

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

North Miami

305-944-2925

56, 64

16

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Doral

305-591-1220

56, 64

17

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Port St. Lucie

772-871-6540

56, 64

18

Edwin Watts

Equipment, Accessories

Wellington

561-333-8033

56, 64

55, 64

954-916-6565

24

Golf Galaxy

Equipment, Accessories

Pembroke Pines

954-342-1000

50

Pro Golf of Coral Springs

Equipment, Accessories

Coral Springs

954-346-GOLF(4653)

MAP

ACCOMMODATIONS

TYPE

LOCATION

2-3

PHONE

62, 63

PG.

10

Hyatt Place Plantation

Hotel

Plantation

954-370-2220

n/a

Trianon Hotels

Hotel

Old Naples

877-482-5228

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n/a

Trianon Hotels

Hotel

Bonita Bay

800-859-3939

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Woodmont CC McNab Rd.

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4 Jacaranda GC

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Drive

24

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Hollywood Blvd

3

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Hillcrest Golf & CC

Grand Palms Hotel & Golf Resort

7 The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa

15

16

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Miccosukee Golf & CC

FEATURE COURSES GOLF SCHOOLS REAL ESTATE ACCOMMODATIONS SERVICES SHOPPING DINING/ENTERTAINMENT

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OF CORAL SPRINGS

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e are extremely proud to announce that Coral Springs now has one of the finest golf stores in the country. Please accept this invitation to come visit us and allow us to demonstrate our broad array of men’s and women’s golf equipment and apparel. We understand that you have a choice when it comes to where you make your golf purchases, please let us show you how much we value your patronage. Expert service combined with extensive product knowledge is our standard. Serving our customers with unparalleled attention is our mission. HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE PRO GOLF OF CORAL SPRINGS. • We carry an extensive collection of today’s most popular brand names in golf equipment and apparel, at the best prices. • We offer custom club-fitting and the ability to try our clubs before you buy them, in our state-of-the-art simulator. Measure your club-head speed, ball spin and speed rates and of course, DISTANCE! Or play a round on one of the many popular courses available – Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Parkland Golf and Country Club and many others.

• Introducing South Florida’s finest clubfitter and equipment repairman – Chris Goering. You can trust Chris has the product knowledge and expertise to handle all of your equipment adjustments and repairs. • Our ladies department carries a wide range of golf equipment and the latest apparel from names like Nike, Adidas, EP Pro, Lilly Pulitzer, Tehama, Izod G, among others. • We will give you the lowest guaranteed price in the area. If you find a lower price on the same product we will meet that price. So why shop anywhere else?

Pro Golf of Coral Springs is owned and operated by a Coral Springs family! We take great pride in the fact that we can serve our local community and we look forward to meeting you and satisfying your golf needs.

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OF CORAL SPRINGS

• Professional & Clubfitter on Staff • Free Custom Club Fitting with a Purchase of a Full Set of Clubs • Full Service Club Repair Room: Grips & Shafts Replaced • Great Selection! Mens, Ladies & Juniors Golf Equipment & Apparel • Low Price Guarantee • Service in English, Spanish and French www.progolfcs.com Sawgrass Expressway Florida Turnpike

Sample Rd.

OF CORAL SPRINGS

Atlantic Blvd.

Commercial Blvd.

Rock Island Rd.

N. University Dr.

PRO GOLF OF CORAL SPRINGS IS EASY TO FIND

441

MON-FRI 10-7 SAT 9-6 SUN 11-4

2121 North University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33071

(954) 346-GOLF (4653) • www.progolfcs.com (Located in the Coral Palm Plaza…near Doris’)

Present This Coupon For

$10 OFF OF CORAL SPRINGS

Purchase of $50 (Limited restrictions apply)

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only at Pro Golf stores. Coupon may not be used for previous purchases or gift cards. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or items already on sale. Void if copied. Offer expires 10/31/2011.

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Ft. Lauderdale Outlet 1515 SE 17th St 954.828.9788 Ft. Lauderdale 5600 N Federal Hwy 954.771.3256 Sawgrass/Plantation 12001 W. Sunrise Blvd 954.916.6565

Boca Raton 1200 Yamato Rd 561.995.7887 N. Miami Beach 15100 N. Biscayne Blvd 305.944.2925 Miami-Doral 8484 NW 36th 305.591.1220

Palm Beach Gardens 3889 Northlake Blvd 561.625.6430 Port St. Lucie 1465 NW St. Lucie West Blvd 772.871.6540 Wellington 10530 Forest Hill Blvd. 561.333.8033

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