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The Growth of Destination Golf

When golf washed up on our American shores in the early 1880s, the game – both on the public and private side – grew around big cities and population centers. It made sense. Courses and clubs were built close to where the people were. In more recent years, we’ve seen a shift. As urban areas expanded over the decades – sometimes at the expense of older golf courses that sat on increasingly valuable land – golf began to move further from cities and towns. Today, that’s the case more than ever, especially given the limited amount of new construction. Consider that almost ...


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