Happy Arbor Day!
There they are. We admire their beauty but we also can’t stand when they’re in our way. We love them and we hate them.
There are and were several famous trees on golf courses from the Eisenhower Tree and the 60 magnolia trees on Magnolia Lane at Augusta National, Hinkle Tree at Inverness, Sabbatini’s tree at TPC Sawgrass, and much more.
With Arbor Day on Friday, it got us thinking. Have you ever wondered how many golf courses have trees related to their names? Here are just a few of our favorites.
This course is nothing shy of extraordinary. The Oaks Golf Course is located in Alabama’s Oak Mountain State Park. Here there is an array of nature trails and views as well as Alabama’s Wildlife Center. The resident birds can be viewed from the Tree Top Nature Trail, an elevated boardwalk winding through a secluded woodland valley. The course is said to be difficult but friendly and the staff can offer you a few pointers. Here you can get a few rounds in as well as explore what the state park has to offer.
Get ahold of this! Longleaf is located not far from Southern Pines, NC. Longleaf is said to offer terrific views and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. There are seven tee locations for each hole on the course with tree-lined fairways. Longleaf offers an opportunity for the whole family to golf together with a youth and beginner program.
Known as the “feel-good” golf course, White Oaks features dramatically tall oak trees that line and separate the holes. Located in Jersey, White Oaks gives area golfers choices of two different membership options. White Oaks takes pride on extending friendliness and a sense of community to its visitors. If you’re looking for a country-club feel at an affordable price, this may be the course you’ve been searching for.
There’s nothing to be bent out of shape about at this course. In Sarasota, FL, Bent Tree has something to offer for all golfers from the best to those with higher handicaps. As far as design, it is easy to see that every effort was made to retain the natural beauty of the wooded areas and wildlife alike. Tree-lined fairways of towering mature oaks, well-kept greens, and miles of lakes and streams make a tranquil setting for a round.
There are thousands on thousands of wonderful courses with “tree names” as well as courses with famous trees. Take the time to appreciate those sights instead of cursing them this weekend! Happy Arbor Day!