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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.

  1. The Oaks Golf Course
Oak Mountain Golf Driving Range

The Oaks Golf Course is located in the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park that features the views and wildlife of Alabama.

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.

  1. Longleaf Golf & Family Club

Longleaf Golf and Family Club is dedicated to the new mission, the U.S. Kids Golf Places “Family” at the Forefront in Southern Pines, NC.

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.

  1. White Oaks Country Club
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Carved out of The Pinelands, White Oaks Country Club offers a friendly course with views of dramatic oaks.

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.

  1. Bent Tree Country Club
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Known to be “Where Champions Play,” Bent Tree Country Club has renovated its greens and fairly but keeps the natural beauty of the course alive.

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!

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